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Iran, NKorea, Syria block UN arms trade treaty

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Some U.N. member countries say they'll ask Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to bring an arms trade treaty before the General Assembly for adoption.

Iran, North Korea and Syria blocked adoption of the treaty on Thursday, saying it fails to ban sales to terrorists.

Such a treaty would regulate the multibillion-dollar international arms trade for the first time.

PAKISTAN

Suicide attack kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - At least six people are dead in a suicide bombing in northern Pakistan.

Police in Peshawar say the attacker was targeting the head of a paramilitary force called the Frontier Constabulary. He wasn't hurt in today's attack.

More than 15 people were wounded.


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