News Headlines - 16 September 2012

In angry protests, Chinese target Japan’s economy for leverage in island dispute - The Washington Post

Chinese are trying to hurt Japan economically for leverage in a bitter dispute over contested islands, turning to angry protests and calls for boycotts of Japanese businesses, abetted in part by China’s government.

BBC News - Afghanistan: Nato air strike 'kills eight women in Laghman'

At least eight women have died in a Nato air strike in Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman, local officials say.

Two British soldiers shot dead by Afghan policeman - Telegraph

Two British soldiers have been shot dead by a man dressed as an Afghan policeman, while the soldier killed in a roadside bomb on Friday has been named as Lance Corporal Duane Groom from The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

Bomb Blast Kills 15 Near Pakistan Border

A roadside bomb has killed 15 passengers in a van and wounded 12 others in north-west Pakistan, near the Afghan border.

Pope urges Arab leaders to work for Mideast peace - Jerusalem Post

Pope Benedict urged Arab leaders on Sunday at a huge open-air Mass in Lebanon to work for reconciliation in a Middle East riven by Syria's civil war and blazing with fury over a film mocking the Muslim Prophet Mohammad.








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