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Afghan officials: Latest Taliban attacks kill 13 policemen

  International Desk : Taliban attacks overnight in Afghanistan killed at least 13 policemen and wounded several others, officials said Friday. In western Herat province, 10 policemen were killed and four were wounded in Shindand district where fighting with the insurgents ...

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China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

International Desk : China announced it will hold live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan’s government. The announcement coincided with President Xi Jinping speaking on the importance of Chinese naval power ...

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Blast on truck carrying explosives in northern China kills 7

International Desk : Seven people were killed and 13 injured when a truck carrying more than 5 tons of explosives blew up in northern China. The Zhen’an county government in Shaanxi province said on its official website that the blast ...

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Police release names of 6 killed in Arizona plane crash

International Desk : Six people in their 20s who were killed in the fiery crash of a small plane on a golf course in a Phoenix suburb shortly after it took off from an airport were identified by authorities Wednesday. ...

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Plane Crash in Algeria: All 257 people on board killed

Most of the dead are army personnel, their families; no immediate word on the cause of disaster; probe opens Photo:  Rescuers around the wreckage of an Algerian army plane that crashed near Boufarik airbase. International Desk : Algeria suffered its ...

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Police: Indonesia bootleg alcohol deaths exceed 100  

  International Desk : Police say recent deaths from drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Indonesia have exceeded 100 and are vowing a renewed crackdown on producers and distributors. Deputy National Police Chief Muhammad Syafruddin said Wednesday that deaths this month have ...

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Israel strikes Hamas after bomb explodes on Gaza border

  International Desk : The Israeli military says it has struck several Hamas targets in Gaza after a bomb planted on the border exploded near Israeli troops. The military says the explosive device was placed along the border fence area ...

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Kenya official says 17 dead after bus plunges into river

  International Desk : A Kenyan official says a bus has plunged into the Siyapei River, causing the deaths of 17 passengers and seriously injuring four people. Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya said Tuesday that 43 passengers survived with minor injuries ...

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20 killed during attempted prison break in northern Brazil

International Desk : Gunmen attacked a prison in northern Brazil trying to stage a mass escape of inmates Tuesday, setting off a gunbattle with police that killed 20 people and injured at least four, authorities said. Public security officials in ...

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Security Council deadlocks again on Syria chemical attacks

  International Desk : Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to determine responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria suffered defeats at the United Nations on Tuesday, a result that the Russian ambassador said the Trump administration wanted so it can ...

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