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North Korea boasts of firing ballistic missile from submarine

North Korea boasts of firing ballistic missile from submarine

North Korea said on Saturday it had successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, a step that would mark significant progress in the secretive state's military capabilities. It could pose a new threat to South Korea, Japan and the United States, which have...

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Clinton willing to testify once to Benghazi panel -lawyer

Clinton willing to testify once to Benghazi panel -lawyer

(Reuters) - Hillary Clinton is willing to testify once before a special congressional panel investigating the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, not twice as the panel's chairman has asked, her lawyer said on Monday. The attack has hounded former...

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Britain celebrates birth of a princess

Britain celebrates birth of a princess

London (AFP) - Prince William's wife Kate gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday, sparking celebrations in Britain for the royal family's new fourth in line to the throne. The beaming couple left the hospital carrying the newborn princess in front of hundreds of screaming well-wishers and amid...

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Qatar says hosting dialogue with Taliban, Afghan officials

Qatar says hosting dialogue with Taliban, Afghan officials

 Qatar said on Saturday it was hosting a dialogue this weekend between Afghan officials and representatives of the Taliban insurgents on ways to end the country's long war. Taliban's official spokesman said the insurgents were sending an eight-member delegation to a conference in Doha...

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 strikes off PNG: USGS

Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 strikes off PNG: USGS

n">(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off Papua New Guinea on Thursday, 154 km south of Rabaul, at a depth of 85 km (53 miles), the United States Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties. Rabaul, a town on East New...

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Police enforce curfew in Baltimore, disperse protesters

Police enforce curfew in Baltimore, disperse protesters

(Reuters) - Thousands of police in riot gear and National Guard troops patrolled Baltimore to enforce a curfew on Tuesday night, dispersing protesters with pepper spray a day after the city was shaken by the worst rioting in the United States in years. With helicopters overhead and...

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Nigeria rescues 200 girls from Boko Haram stronghold

Nigeria rescues 200 girls from Boko Haram stronghold

The Nigerian army said Tuesday that at least 200 girls and 93 women have been rescued from the notorious Sambisa forest, a Boko Haram stronghold. "Troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Sambisa forest," the defense headquarters said on Twitter. "We cannot confirm if the...

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Angry Nepalis dig in rubble themselves as quake toll passes 4,000

Angry Nepalis dig in rubble themselves as quake toll passes 4,000

(Reuters) - Hundreds of Nepalis, angered and frustrated by the government's slow response, were digging through rubble themselves on Tuesday to find remains of their loved ones after a devastating earthquake three days ago killed more than 4,000 people. International aid has...

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Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custody

Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custody

(Reuters) - Rioters hurled bricks, looted businesses and set fires in Baltimore on Monday in violence that injured at least seven police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. The disturbances broke out just a...

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 Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear

Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear

(Reuters) - Thousands of desperate Nepalese spent another night in the open in the early hours of Monday, terrorized by strong aftershocks that continued to shake the country two days after a massive quake struck, killing almost 2,500 people. Across the capital, Kathmandu, and...

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Nepalese dig for quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,200, big aftershock hits

Nepalese dig for quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,200, big aftershock hits

(Reuters) - Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu Valley, killing more than 2,200 people, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. A big aftershock between Kathmandu and Everest...

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Taliban launch spring offensive with rocket attack on U.S. base

Taliban launch spring offensive with rocket attack on U.S. base

(Reuters) - Taliban insurgents shot rockets onto a U.S. base outside Kabul and targeted Afghan government buildings in a provincial capital on Friday, as they officially launched their spring offensive in a year that has already seen fierce fighting. There were no casualties in either...

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US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

President Barack Obama's admission that a US drone strike accidentally took the lives of two hostages has raised fresh questions about the limits and the risks of the country's "targeted killing" campaign. Since taking office in 2009, Obama has relied heavily on drone raids to hunt down...

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The Mediterranean: key route for EU-bound migrants

The Mediterranean: key route for EU-bound migrants

(AFP)- Out of the 283,000 migrants caught illegally entering the European Union in 2014, more than 220,000 arrived via the Mediterranean Sea, according to EU officials. The Mediterranean has largely replaced land borders as the favoured point of passage, with nearly 171,000 arriving via that...

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Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

Hillary Clinton's family's charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors. The foundation and its list of donors...

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Shipwrecked bodies brought ashore, EU proposes doubling rescue effort

Shipwrecked bodies brought ashore, EU proposes doubling rescue effort

(Reuters) - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of some 900 people feared killed in the deadliest shipwreck while trying to reach Europe. Three other rescue operations were...

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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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