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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers and take base in first major attack since ceasefire

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers and take base in first major attack since ceasefire

Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day Taliban ceasefire ended on Sunday....

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UN human rights chief disappointed US is leaving

UN human rights chief disappointed US is leaving

The president of the U.N. Human Rights Council is acknowledging the “prerogative” of the United States to leave the 47-member body, while the U.N. human rights chief called it “disappointing, if not really surprising,” that the U.S. was pulling out. Vojislav Suc of Slovenia, who...

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US will not be 'migrant camp': Trump

US will not be 'migrant camp': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday the United States would not be a "migrant camp," as he blamed Democrats for not coming to the table to negotiate immigration legislation. "The United States will not be a migrant camp," he said as he opened a meeting of the National Space Council...

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Daesh-backing sword attacker hated British queen: court

Daesh-backing sword attacker hated British queen: court

A man who attacked police with a Samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace hated Queen Elizabeth II, considering her among the "enemies of Allah", a London court heard Monday. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, who supported terrorism byDaesh (ISIS), fought with officers who tried to disarm him...

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UN chief amid US immigration uproar: Do not separate children from parents

UN chief amid US immigration uproar: Do not separate children from parents

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that refugee and migrant "children must not be traumatized by being separated from their parents" as U.S. President Donald Trump faces heavy pressure to stop such a policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Family unity must be...

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Ferry carrying 80 sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

Ferry carrying 80 sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

 A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least one person. Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the boat sank in bad weather at...

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Three dead, 300 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan's Osaka

Three dead, 300 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan's Osaka

A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring more than 300, according to an official tally. Television images showed buildings swaying and burst pipes spewing water after the quake, which struck at...

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Suicide attack kills 10 in Afghanistan’s east

Suicide attack kills 10 in Afghanistan’s east

A suicide attack in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province claimed at least ten lives on Sunday amid cease-fire in the war-ravaged country, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, told Anadolu Agency the suicide attacker blew his explosives in...

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Death toll from suicide bombing in Afghanistan climbs to 36

Death toll from suicide bombing in Afghanistan climbs to 36

An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bombing against a gathering of Taliban fighters celebrating a holiday cease-fire has risen to 36. Najibullah Kamawal, director of the health department in the eastern Nangarhar province, says another 65 people were wounded in...

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Car bomb kills 20 during Eid ceasefire in east Afghanistan

Car bomb kills 20 during Eid ceasefire in east Afghanistan

A car bomb killed at least 20 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants elsewhere in the country celebrated an unprecedented ceasefire. Dozens of unarmed Taliban militants had...

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Ukrainian Artist's Viral Posters 'Red Card' World Cup Host Russia

Ukrainian Artist's Viral Posters 'Red Card' World Cup Host Russia

( RFERL )- The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia doesn't kick off until June 14, but one Ukrainian artist got a jump on its Russian hosts. President Vladimir Putin views the international soccer championship as a chance for Russia to put its best face forward at a time when relations with...

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Man stabbed to death in fight between migrants in Bosnia

Man stabbed to death in fight between migrants in Bosnia

A 24-year-old Moroccan man was stabbed to death in a fight between migrants in northwestern Bosnia, police said Saturday. The violence broke out in a street in Velika Kladusa late Friday when one man attacked another with a knife, police spokeswoman Snezana Galic said, quoted by N1...

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3 troops killed in southwest Pakistan

3 troops killed in southwest Pakistan

At least three security personnel were killed when militants ambushed their vehicle in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province, on Saturday, police and local media reported. The incident, latest in a series of attacks on security forces in the mineral-rich province in...

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Court bars ex-army chief from contesting Pakistan polls

Court bars ex-army chief from contesting Pakistan polls

The Supreme Court on Thursday barred the country’s former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, from contesting the upcoming elections after the retired general failed to appear for a court hearing, according to local media reports. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who led a four-member...

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Two killed in knife attack at mosque in South Africa

Two killed in knife attack at mosque in South Africa

Two people were stabbed to death on Thursday at a mosque in South Africa's Malmesbury in the Western Cape before the attacker was shot dead by police. The attack comes a month after three knife-wielding men stormed a mosque north of Durban, killing one person and seriously injuring two...

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UN rights chief calls for major probe into Kashmir abuses

UN rights chief calls for major probe into Kashmir abuses

The U.N. human rights chief Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on violations committed by both India and Pakistan in the disputed territory. Zeid Raad al-Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council,...

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Trump's vow to end US-SKorea drills catches Pentagon off guard

Trump's vow to end US-SKorea drills catches Pentagon off guard

Pentagon officials were surprised Tuesday after President Donald Trump vowed at his summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un to cancel "provocative" joint military drills with South Korea. Following the unprecedented meeting in Singapore, Trump stunned observers when he said...

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UN: Landslide kills child in Rohingya refugee camp

UN: Landslide kills child in Rohingya refugee camp

The first heavy monsoon rain of this year swept through Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, killing a child and damaging more than 1,000 shelters, a UN official said on Tuesday. "Torrential rains and winds up to 70 kilometers per hour caused at least 89 reported incidents, including...

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