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Afghan official: 9 local policemen die in ‘insider’ attack

An Afghan official says at least nine members of the local police force were killed when another policeman opened fire and shot them at a checkpoint in northern Balkh province, the latest in so-called “insider” attacks in Afghanistan. Mohammadudin Khanjer, ...

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21 killed in a bus crash on a road in central Iran

Iranian media are reporting that at least 21 people died in a road accident when a bus overturned following a collision with a tanker on a road in central Iran. Tuesday’s report by the semi-official Tasnim news agency says the ...

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14 people on board disappear over the Mediterranean

Russia’s military says one of its aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared over Syria’s Mediterranean Sea coast. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the Il-20 jet went off radar 35 kilometers (22 miles) away ...

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Taliban attacks kill 27 members of Afghan security forces

At least 27 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in multiple Taliban attacks on checkpoints as well as police and military bases in different parts of the country, according to officials. The attacks on Sunday and Monday ...

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15 police killed in attacks in West Afghanistan

About 15 police personnel have been killed in fierce clashes in two Afghan western provinces, authorities said Monday.   Jamshid Shahabi, spokesman for the Badghis governor, said around 22 Taliban fighters were killed and 16 others were wounded during the ...

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Israel court halts expulsion of French-US academic seized at demo

An American-French law professor arrested while protesting against the demolition of a Palestinian village in the West Bank says an Israeli court has revoked a deportation order against him.   Frank Romano, who teaches law at the Paris Nanterre University, ...

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Dozens rally for jailed Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Several dozen people rallied in central Yangon on Sunday against the jailing of two Reuters journalists, lamenting the shrinking space for free expression in Myanmar despite the advent of civilian rule.   Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, ...

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Typhoon death toll now 69 in Philippines, China

Philippine and Chinese authorities say the death toll from a typhoon has risen to at least 69 with dozens missing.   Mangkhut weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning as it moved deeper into southern China, where rain and strong ...

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At least 9 killed in extremist attacks in Burkina Faso

Authorities in Burkina Faso say extremists have killed at least nine civilians in two attacks in the country’s east. The governorate of the eastern region says six people including an imam were killed in one attack on a mosque in ...

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Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States. Moon — whose own parents fled the ...

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