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Seven arrested in Costa Rica for bomb attacks

OIJ found explosive equipment and devices similar to those used in the two attacks. 

US military struggles to explain how it wound up bombing a hospital in Afghanistan

A heavily-armed U.S. gunship designed to provide added firepower to special operations forces was responsible for shooting and killing 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan over the weekend, Pentagon officials said on Monday.

Possible US airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan; at least 19 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. forces may have mistakenly bombed a hospital in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 19 people, including three children, in an incident that will likely raise new questions about the scope of U.S. involvement in the 14-year war.

Argentina appeal revives cover-up case against president

Lead prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita argued in his 35-page appeal that Judge Daniel Rafecas was overly hasty in his decision last Thursday to throw out the case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly protecting Iranian officials accused of orchestrating a deadly 1994 bombing.

Argentine judge dismisses cover-up case against Kirchner

Prosecutors had sought to relaunch the case against Argentine President Cristina Kirchner that was being brought by their late colleague Alberto Nisman. Nisman died mysteriously last month after accusing Kirchner of protecting Iranians suspected of ordering the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

Prosecutor who accused Argentine president is found dead

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Argentine prosecutor who last week accused President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of trying to absolve Iranian officials from their involvement in the most deadly terrorist attack in the nation's history was found dead in his apartment.

Costa Rica calls for 100 countries to ban cluster bombs

Joining the convention means that countries promise not to produce, store, sell or use cluster bombs and destroy any preexisting arsenals.

Central America is world’s first cluster bomb-free region, says Costa Rica official

"With Belize joining in, Central America becomes the first region in the world free of cluster munitions," Christian Guillermet, a Costa Rican diplomat working with UN bodies in Geneva, told reporters.

Michelle Obama invites Costa Rican Carlos Arredondo to the State of the Union

Boston Marathon bombing survivors Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman were invited by the Obamas to attend the State of the Union on Tuesday. Arredondo, a Costa Rican, was captured with Bauman in the most iconic photo from the terrorist attack in April.

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