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Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

(Reuters) - As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in one of the worst disasters seen in the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in...

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UN investigation finds corruption in Afghan police oversight division

UN investigation finds corruption in Afghan police oversight division

A  United Nations  sponsored report has found that Afghanistan government officials who headed oversight of the police suppressed complaints of corruption against the force and has recommended their dismissal, according to a copy of the document seen by...

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Clinton campaign: Less a breath of fresh air, more an air-freshener ad

Clinton campaign: Less a breath of fresh air, more an air-freshener ad

Hillary Clinton’s  video  launching her campaign for the Democratic nomination was a montage of the New America. That’s  the coalition Barack Obama brought to power  in 2008: African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, working women, gays and lesbians, single mothers,...

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Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

(Reuters) - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. President Ashraf Ghani blamed Islamic State...

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23 killed in Afghanistan bomb blast outside bank

23 killed in Afghanistan bomb blast outside bank

An explosion in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 23 people and injured 50 others on Saturday.  Local officials said a motorbike packed with explosives exploded in front of a bank in Nangarhar province.  Afghan security forces carried out two controlled blasts shortly...

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How Nigeria's 'smooth' election nearly went wrong

How Nigeria's 'smooth' election nearly went wrong

(Reuters) - As Muhammadu Buhari closed in on Nigeria's presidency, an aide to election commission chairman Attahiru Jega sent a text message to an independent voting monitor, warning of an imminent threat to the electoral process. The aide had unearthed a plot by supporters of President...

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Dozens of Sudan prisoners escape from Darfur jail

Dozens of Sudan prisoners escape from Darfur jail

Dozens of inmates have escaped from jail in Sudan's western Darfur region following clashes with prison guards, police said Wednesday. One inmate was killed and four policemen injured in clashes that erupted on Tuesday in the main prison in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur State,...

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One dead in US campus shooting

One dead in US campus shooting

At least one person was killed Monday in a shooting on a college campus in the state of North Carolina, local media reported. The library of Wayne Community College in Goldsboro sent the campus into lockdown as law enforcement officers were looking for the suspect, reported local news...

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Clinton tries again to crack 'highest glass ceiling' with White House bid

Clinton tries again to crack 'highest glass ceiling' with White House bid

(Reuters) - Hillary Clinton will try again on Sunday to crack what she calls "the highest and hardest glass ceiling" when she starts a long-awaited second run for the White House as the prohibitive Democratic front runner. Clinton's campaign for the November 2016 election will emphasize...

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Hillary Clinton expected to announce presidential run as soon as this weekend

Hillary Clinton expected to announce presidential run as soon as this weekend

(Reuters) - Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 as early as this weekend, facing no substantial competition but needing to get her organization in place for the long battle to come. A variety of sources in the Clinton...

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Obama: Words alone not enough to condemn Kenya campus attack

Obama: Words alone not enough to condemn Kenya campus attack

U.S. President Barack Obama personally offered his condolences on Friday for the victims of a deadly attack on a Kenyan university that left dead scores of students.  "Words cannot adequately condemn the terrorist atrocities that took place at Garissa University College, where innocent men...

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Moscow condemns 'anti-Russian campaign' in U.S.

Moscow condemns 'anti-Russian campaign' in U.S.

(Reuters) - Russia expressed outrage on Friday over a "frenzied anti-Russian campaign" by U.S. media and political analysts, stepping up a war of words that has intensified during the Ukraine crisis. Ties between Moscow and Washington have sunk to their lowest level since...

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Chinese influence in Cambodia grows with army school, aid

Chinese influence in Cambodia grows with army school, aid

(Reuters) - When Defense Minister Tea Banh addressed graduates last month at Cambodia's prestigious Army Institute, he directed his thanks to the guests who made it all possible: a group of crisply dressed officers from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA). The institute,...

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Second blogger hacked to death this year in Bangladesh

Second blogger hacked to death this year in Bangladesh

(Reuters) - A blogger was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday, the second attack in five weeks on a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation. Washikur Rahman, a secular blogger, was attacked by...

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U.S. drone strike kills nine Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan

U.S. drone strike kills nine Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan

(Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed at least nine Pakistani militants in Afghanistan 's Nangarhar province early Tuesday, intelligence officials said, part of an intensifying drone campaign against Pakistani militants in Afghanistan. Tuesday's drone strike was near the site...

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Masked gunmen kill 13 Afghans in third bus attack in a month

Masked gunmen kill 13 Afghans in third bus attack in a month

(Reuters) - Masked gunmen attacked a bus about an hour's drive from the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday and opened fire on all its passengers killing 13 people, local officials said. It is the third time unknown gunmen have targeted bus passengers over the past month. The...

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 Japan says three citizens killed in Tunisia attack, not five

Japan says three citizens killed in Tunisia attack, not five

(Reuters) - Three Japanese citizens were killed in an attack on Tunisia 's national museum and not five as Tunisia said, Japanese government officials said on Thursday. Earlier, Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said five Japanese were among 19 people killed when gunman...

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Twin blasts at churches in Pakistan kill 14, wound 78

Twin blasts at churches in Pakistan kill 14, wound 78

(Reuters) - Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80 during Sunday services, and witnesses said quick action by a security guard prevented many more deaths. A Pakistani Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility. The blasts...

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