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August 7, 1988 | DICK RORABACK
It was illegal 180 years ago and it's illegal today. Back then, though, the Aleut Eskimos and their masters, the Russians, paid little heed to Spanish dictums forbidding them to poach sea otters in what's now the Channel Islands. The Aleuts, whose unique baidarka kayaks were virtual extensions of themselves, were a lot harder to catch than were the otters. "The baidarkas were creatures of the sea," says Jim Noyes, who will recreate a baidarka expedition Aug.
May 19, 2010 | Laura King
Shattering a nearly three-month hiatus on attacks in the Afghan capital, a suicide bomber driving a minivan packed with explosives struck a Western convoy on a busy road Tuesday. The powerful blast killed at least 18 people, including five American service members. A sixth Westerner killed in the attack was later identified as a Canadian colonel, the highest-ranking Canadian military officer to die in the course of the Afghan conflict, according to Canadian officials. The explosion occurred at 8 a.m., when many people were on their way to work.
April 28, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali, Los Angeles Times
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - At least 12 people were killed and 43 injured Sunday in bomb blasts targeting a candidate's convoy and the election offices of two others in northwestern Pakistan. They were the latest in a series of terrorist strikes that have cast a shadow over parliamentary voting scheduled for mid-May. In recent weeks, Pakistan has been rocked by bombings directed primarily at candidates and backers of three liberal, secular parties, including President Asif Ali Zardari's Pakistan People's Party, which has led the civilian government for the last five years.
January 26, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
As he always does before traveling the roadways of Iraq, Marine Staff Sgt. Johnathan Radel on Tuesday said a short prayer. "Lord, please keep us safe today from IEDs and VBIEDS," he said as he sat in his Humvee, using the initials for improvised explosive devices and vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices.
May 18, 2010 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
A suicide car bomber struck a Western convoy on a busy road in the Afghan capital Tuesday, setting off a powerful blast that killed at least 18 people, including five American service members and a foreign soldier whose nationality was not immediately disclosed. The explosion, which occurred at 8 a.m. when many people were on their way to work, carved a deep crater in the road near a ruined imperial palace on the city's western edge, overturning cars and scattering shrapnel over a wide area.
March 19, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A suicide bomber struck a convoy carrying South Korean officials sent to Yemen to investigate a bombing this week that killed four tourists from their country. Only the bomber was killed, officials said. The three-car convoy was carrying officials and investigators sent to look into Sunday's suicide bombing, which killed four South Korean tourists and their Yemeni driver at a historical site. The South Korean Foreign Ministry said the convoy was also carrying relatives of the victims of Sunday's attack.
May 9, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up close to a convoy of foreign troops in Kabul, but instead wounded three civilians, officials said. The bomber in a white Toyota Corolla died in the blast in the Afghan capital's western outskirts shortly after a convoy carrying foreign troops passed, said a regional police chief, Zalmai Khan. No casualties were reported among those in the convoy. Separately, police clashed with a group of insurgents in the western province of Ghor, leaving six Taliban fighters dead, said provincial Police Chief Shah Jahan Noori.
January 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Suspected Al Qaeda militants opened fire on a convoy of tourists in a remote mountain valley, killing two Belgian women and their Yemeni driver. The victims were in a convoy of five vehicles passing through a desert valley in the eastern Hadhramaut region when the gunmen attacked, a security official said. At least 10 suspects were taken into custody.
November 3, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A United Nations aid convoy protected by U.N. peacekeepers will head into a rebel-held zone of east Congo today to try to reach tens of thousands of civilians displaced by fighting, the world body said. The convoy will group staff and resources from U.N. agencies and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. It will go to Rutshuru from Goma.
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