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2007
A suicide car bomber hit a convoy of security contractors in Kabul, killing two US nationals and an Afghan woman and wounding three other Americans. The last of 18 mine clearing experts seized by the Taliban at the weekend were released unharmed, but the insurgent group has kept hold of key detection equipment as well as 3 specialist sniffer dogs. The Taliban beheaded a boy (15) in Zabul province after accusing him of spying for US forces. The headless body of Mir Zaman, who had been working as a translator for NATO-led troops in the eastern province of Paktia, was found in Logar province.
2007
African Union foreign ministers met in Accra, Ghana, to prepare a summit of heads of state next week, the focus of which will be the creation of the United States of Africa.
2007
An Angolan Airlines plane crashed into a house on landing, killing at least six people in M'banza Congo, a town about 180 miles north of the capital, Luanda.
2007
Biologists reported the conversion of one species of bacterium into another by replacing all of its DNA.
2007
Bruce Kennedy (b.1938), former CEO of Alaska Airlines (1979-1991), was killed when his Cessna 182 crashed in Cashmere, Wash.
2007
Dramatic flooding replaced relentless drought in parts of eastern Australia, as PM John Howard expressed hopes that the country's worst drought in a century may be coming to an end.
2007
Egypt banned all female circumcision, the widely-practiced removal of the clitoris, which just days ago cost the life of a 12-year-old girl.
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