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Car bomb kills 24 in tribal region

PAKISTAN

PESHAWAR - A car bombing at a bus stop killed 24 people and injured 32 Saturday in the Khyber tribal region, an official said. The bomb was planted in a pickup truck and exploded at the Zakhakhel bus stop about 30 miles west of Peshawar. The town is frequented by the Zakhakhel tribe, which has formed a militia in support of the government and has fought Lashkar-i-Islam militants.(New York Times)

2 nuclear reactors ordered to restart

JAPAN

TOKYO - Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ordered the reactivation of two nuclear reactors at a plant in western Japan on Saturday, making it the nation’s first plant to go back online since the crisis last year in Fukushima. The decision to restart the Ohi nuclear plant ends a temporary freeze of Japan’s nuclear power industry, after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. (New York Times)

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Chinese put female astronaut in space

CHINA

JIUQUAN- China launched its most ambitious space mission yet Saturday, carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in an attempt to dock with an orbiting module and work on board the craft. (AP)

32 people killed as bus goes off bridge

INDIA

NEW DELHI - A bus carrying Hindu pilgrims home from a shrine plunged off a bridge in India, killing 32 passengers. Police say more than 20 people were treated in a Maharashtra state hospital for injuries. (AP)