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Top Afghan official killed in shooting, US general unhurt

General Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday (October 18) when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor’s compound in the south


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Crimea mourns after fatal college attack

Grieving residents laid flowers and lit candles in the Crimean port city of Kerch on Thursday (October 18), a day after an armed teenager went on a shooting rampage at his college, killing 20, most of


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Afghan Taliban issue fresh call to boycott 'foreign plot' of elections

The Taliban issued a fresh call for Afghans to boycott this week’s parliamentary elections on Thursday (October 18), denouncing the vote as a foreign-imposed process that went against both Islam and A


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Trump warns Mexico on migrant caravan, threatens to close border

President Donald Trump on Thursday (October 18) said he would to deploy the US military and close the southern border if Mexico did not move to halt large groups of migrants headed for the United Stat


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Critics slam Seoul for denying refugee status to Yemenis

South Korean progressives on Thursday (October 18) accused the government of caving into xenophobic sentiment by rejecting a plea for refugee status by hundreds of asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yeme


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Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveries

The Trump administration will begin withdrawing from a United Nations pact that offered low rates for foreign postal deliveries of small packages in the United States, the latest move to challenge pra


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To overcome Brexit impasse, May open to extending transition

British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled on Thursday (October 18) she would consider extending a so-called transition period “for a matter of months” after Britain leaves the European Union, a move


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US opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border: sources

The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a no-fly zone over their heavily fortified border, the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top ally, two sources familiar wi


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Trump says asked Turkey for audio or video evidence in Khashoggi case

US President Donald Trump said he had asked Turkey for any audio or video evidence it may have related to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


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US prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday (October 17) visited a former American air base in southern Vietnam that will soon become the biggest-ever US cleanup site for contamination left by the de


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Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day: World Bank

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world's population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World Bank said Wednesday (


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Eighteen people killed in armed attack on Crimean college

Eighteen people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday (October 17) when at least one attacker set off a bomb in the cafeteria and went through the


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WFP report highlights cost burden of basic nutrition in conflict zones

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) released a report on Tuesday (October 16) that shows that food is becoming less affordable in countries that are unstable or are experiencing conflict.


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Britain's May set for clash with EU leaders amid Brexit crisis

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May faces a Brexit showdown with frustrated EU leaders Wednesday (October 17) with talks to agree an orderly break-up at an impasse.


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Afghanistan blast kills election candidate in southern province

An Afghan election candidate was killed by a bomb planted under his office chair in the southern province of Helmand on Wednesday (October 17), officials said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility


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Honduras, Guatemala move to stop migrant caravan after Trump threats

The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained in Guatemala on Tuesday (October 16) as the US government threatened to withdraw aid from both countries and El Salvador if the flow of mi


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Macron moves ruling party chief to Interior Ministry in reshuffle

French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his government on Tuesday (October 16), naming loyalist and head of his ruling party Christophe Castaner to the sensitive post of interior minister.


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Two Koreas, UN Command hold first talks on disarming border

North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) held their first three-way talks on Tuesday (October 16) to discuss demilitarizing the border as the two Koreas push for peace, Seoul’s de


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Aid worker killed in Nigeria after Islamists' deadline expires: government

A medical aid worker held hostage in Nigeria since March was killed by Islamist militants after their deadline expired, the government said on Monday (October 15).


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Trump: No sanctions deal with Turkey over US pastor

US President Donald Trump reiterated that he had not reached any agreement with Turkey to lift sanctions in exchange for the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson, who had been detained in Turkish custo


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