Sunday, January 31, 2010

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Pakistan checks reported death of Taliban chief (AP) Sunday, January 31, 2010 5:48:53 PM

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2008 file photo, Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is seen in Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan. The Pakistani army says it is investigating reports that Mehsud has died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone missile strike.Pakistani army spokesman Gen. Athar Abbas says the army is using its agents in Pakistan's northwest where the death is reported to have occurred to try to confirm or deny the reports. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)AP - The Pakistani army said Sunday that it was investigating reports that Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone missile strike in mid-January.

Haiti detains Americans taking kids across border (AP) Sunday, January 31, 2010 4:12:55 PM

American citizen Laura Silsby, 40, of Boise, Idaho, speaks as Nicole Lankford, left, 18, of Middleton, Idaho and Carla Thompson, 53, of Meridian, Idaho listen during an interview with the Associated Press at police headquarters at the international airport in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010.  Ten Americans were detained by Haitian police on Saturday as they tried to bus 33 children across the border into the Dominican Republic, allegedly without proper documents. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)AP - A group of 10 American Baptists were being held in the Haitian capital Sunday after trying take 33 children out of Haiti.

Haiti workers hand out 'women-only' aid coupons (AP) Sunday, January 31, 2010 4:24:10 PM

A woman and her son wakes up after spending the night on the street in front of the collapsed National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, killing and injuring thousands. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)AP - Relief workers began handing out women-only food coupons, launching a new phase of what they hope will be less cutthroat aid distribution to ensure that families and the weak get supplies following Haiti's devastating earthquake.

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