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Voice of America

Suicide Truck Bomb Kills 19 in Northern Iraq

Local authorities reported saying women and children are among dead.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Turkmenistan To Free 1,284 Prisoners In Amnesty

Turkmenistan, a reclusive Central Asian state viewed by the West as a potential source of natural gas, will free 1,284 prisoners including 21 foreigners in a traditional amnesty, state television has reported.

Radio Free Asia

Bloggers Report Beatings, Death

Two leading bloggers in China report elements of the ethnic strife in Urumqi that haven’t appeared in state-run media.