Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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MUBARAK'S HEALTH CALLED 'DANGEROUS'

CAIRO -- Hosni Mubarak's health entered a "dangerous" phase today, and doctors had to administer oxygen five times to help the deposed Egyptian leader breathe, according to security officials at his prison.

Mubarak's health crisis came days after he was sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters in the uprising that unseated him last year.

The officials at Torah prison south of Cairo said Mubarak, 84, was suffering from shock and high blood pressure as well as breathing problems.

SUICIDE ATTACKERS HIT AFGHANISTAN

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Three suicide attackers blew themselves up in the largest city in southern Afghanistan today, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50 in a dusty marketplace that was turned into a gruesome scene of blood and bodies.

In the east, Afghan officials and residents said a pre-dawn NATO airstrike targeting militants killed civilians celebrating a wedding, including women and children, although a NATO forces spokesman said they had no reports of civilians being killed in the raid.

Also in the east, NATO said two service members were killed in a helicopter crash. The coalition did not disclose any other information, but a senior U.S. defense official at the Pentagon said two American pilots were killed in the crash in Ghazni province.

PANETTA BACKS DRONE STRIKES

NEW DELHI -- Just two days after a drone strike killed al- Qaida's second-in-command, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made it clear today that such attacks will continue as long as the U.S. needs to defend itself against terrorists that threaten America.

Speaking in India -- on Pakistan's doorstep -- Mr. Panetta unapologetically dismissed suggestions that the strikes could violate Pakistan's sovereignty.

"This is about our sovereignty as well," he said.

KIM SPEAKS TO CHILDREN'S GATHERING

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un today made his second speech at a major public event since taking power in December, addressing a children's rally aimed at winning a new generation's support. …

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