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February 20, 2010 by Post Team
Alexander Haig | USsPost.com:WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander Haig has died. The former secretary of state served as a four-star general and a top adviser to three presidents. He had presidential ambitions of his own, but never lived down televised remarks he made following the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, in which he said he was in control at the White House. The family says Haig died this morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore of complications from an infection. He was 85.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Suicide attackers have launched apparently coordinated attacks at two police stations in northwestern Pakistan. Authorities say a police chief was killed and four officers wounded. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s army says it killed 30 militants in an airstrike in the troubled region bordering Afghanistan.
KABUL (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai say NATO is making progress in reducing civilian casualties as it presses the offensive against the Taliban, but he says effort is not enough. In a speech at the opening session of the Afghan parliament, Karzai thanked NATO commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal for his efforts, but also noted the latest civilian casualties in the battle for Marjah.
LONDON (AP) — The British government’s human rights watchdog is demanding an urgent and independent investigation into allegations that the country’s secret service was complicit in the torture of Britons held abroad. The demand by The Equality and Human Rights Commission follows revelations that Britain’s domestic spy agency MI5 knew that t*rror*sm suspect Binyam Mohamed was beaten and shackled in U.S. custody.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Catholics are a growing percentage of the world’s faithful. In a yearbook presented today to Pope Benedict, the Holy See says that from 2007 to 2008 Roman Catholics grew from 17.33 percent of the global population to 17.4 percent. It also says the number of priests rose, but there was a drop in the number of nuns worldwide.
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