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Afghan officials: Taliban kill 30 policemen in west province

Afghan officials: Taliban kill 30 policemen in west province

Afghan officials say the Taliban have killed 30 policemen in a blistering overnight attack in western Farah province. Provincial council member Dadullah Qani said on Thursday that the onslaught on the police outpost in the province's district of Khaki Safed began late on Wednesday and...

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CIA mulled ‘truth serum’ post-9/11

CIA mulled ‘truth serum’ post-9/11

Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was...

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Trump to back major rewrite of sentencing laws

Trump to back major rewrite of sentencing laws

President Donald Trump is planning to support the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation, a senior White House official said Wednesday. Lawmakers reached an agreement this week on legislation that would boost rehabilitation efforts for...

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Migrant arrivals set to hit 5-year low: EU border agency

Migrant arrivals set to hit 5-year low: EU border agency

The European Union's border agency says 2018 is likely to see the lowest number of unauthorized migrant arrivals in five years. Frontex said Wednesday that around 118,900 irregular border crossings were recorded in the first 10 months of the year, around 31 percent lower than the same period...

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France says Trump should have shown

France says Trump should have shown "decency" on Paris attacks anniversary

U.S. President Donald Trump, who attacked his French counterpart in a series of tweets Tuesday, should have shown "common decency" instead since the country was mourning the anniversary of deadly attacks in Paris, a French government spokesman said. In five posts sent on the same day France...

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British PM hails Brexit deal but must sell it to doubtful ministers

British PM hails Brexit deal but must sell it to doubtful ministers

British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed her draft European Union divorce deal Wednesday but must convince ministers to back her plan amid open hostility from some of her own members of Parliament who say it threatens the United Kingdom's unity. Her minority government means May is the...

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Turkey says rights groups should attend Khashoggi suspects' trial

Turkey says rights groups should attend Khashoggi suspects' trial

A senior Turkish official proposed Wednesday that suspects in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi be tried in a Turkish court observed by international human rights groups. Turkish authorities have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects detained in Saudi Arabia,...

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US: Death toll from California wildfires at 50

US: Death toll from California wildfires at 50

The death toll in wildfires in the state of California rose to 50, officials said Tuesday. The Camp Fire surpassed state records, becoming the most deadly and most destructive fire the state has ever seen. It has burned 130,000 acres, at least 8,800 structures and killed 48...

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Germany's Merkel calls for establishment of EU army

Germany's Merkel calls for establishment of EU army

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for creating a European Union army, stressing that Europeans can no longer merely rely on the U.S. for their security. “We Europeans now have to really take our faith fully into our own hands if we want to defend our union,” Merkel...

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Uganda ups anti-Ebola vaccination at border

Uganda ups anti-Ebola vaccination at border

Uganda is carrying out anti-Ebola vaccination targeting 2,000 health and frontline workers in five districts neighboring the Democratic Republic of Congo. They include Kabarole, Bunyangabo, Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo. Uganda’s Ministry of Health estimates that every week over...

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Kenya arrests 2,000 in public transport safety crackdown

Kenya arrests 2,000 in public transport safety crackdown

Almost 2,000 minibus taxi drivers and conductors as well as passengers were arrested in Kenya on Monday, authorities said, as police began enforcing long-ignored road safety rules. The crackdown against the minibus taxis, known as "matatus", and buses resulted in long queues and unusually...

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Turkey slams 'unacceptable' French comments over Khashoggi probe

Turkey slams 'unacceptable' French comments over Khashoggi probe

ber 2 ISTANBUL (AFP) -  Turkey on Monday lashed out at "unacceptable" comments by the French foreign minister accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of playing a "political game" over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey had shared recordings linked to...

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Turkey: search launched for 10 migrants after boats sinks

Turkey: search launched for 10 migrants after boats sinks

Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's coast guard has launched a search-and-rescue mission to locate 10 migrants who are reported missing after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea. Anadolu Agency says the boat went down on Monday off the coast of Dikili, in Izmir province,...

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Saudi minister calls for 1M bpd global oil output cut

Saudi minister calls for 1M bpd global oil output cut

Oil producing countries should cut output by one million barrels per day to re-balance the market, Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Monday, following a drop in crude prices. "The technical analysis we reviewed yesterday shows that we need a reduction approaching one million bpd to...

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UK urges Saudi cooperation in Khashoggi case

UK urges Saudi cooperation in Khashoggi case

It is “unacceptable” that the full circumstances behind Jamal Khashoggi's murder still remain unclear, the British foreign secretary said. Speaking ahead of his visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Jeremy Hunt urged Saudi officials for a full co-operation with Turkey...

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Pompeo: US to hold Khashoggi killers accountable

Pompeo: US to hold Khashoggi killers accountable

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Sunday to hold accountable those responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo had a phone call with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. "The Secretary...

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Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Assassinating Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi Killing

Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Assassinating Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi Killing

Top Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked a small group of businessmen last year about using private companies to assassinate Iranian enemies of the kingdom, according to three people familiar with the discussions. The Saudis inquired at a time...

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'I'm suffocating': Khashoggi's last words, says Turkish reporter

'I'm suffocating': Khashoggi's last words, says Turkish reporter

The head of investigations at the Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper has told Al Jazeera that Jamal Khashoggi's last words were "I'm suffocating ... Take this bag off my head, I'm claustrophobic", according to an audio recording from inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.  Khashoggi, a...

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