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Mexico's government says drug lord dead this time

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Government says drug lord dead this time

Mexico's government confirmed Sunday that the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel was killed in an early-morning shootout with troops in the western state of Michoacan despite being declared dead by authorities in 2010. Tomas Zeron, head of the criminal investigation unit for the federal Attorney General's Office, said the identity of Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, 44, had been confirmed by fingerprints.

Afghanistan

Vice president dies of heart attack

Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim of Afghanistan, a formidable power broker and former warlord who played a crucial role in ousting the Taliban and shaping the political order that followed, died Sunday. Fahim, who was said to be either 56 or 57, suffered a heart attack.

New York

Orthodox Jews protest Israel draft

Lower Manhattan turned into a human river of black-garbed protesters on Sunday as tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets, their anguished prayers booming through loudspeakers in protest of Israel's plan to draft strictly religious citizens into its military. The protesters stood behind police barricades stretching across 10 blocks.

Elsewhere

Iraq: A suicide bomber driving a truck loaded with explosives attacked a security checkpoint in the southern city of Hilla on Sunday, killing at least 45 people and wounding more than 100, security officials said.

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