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Gunmen attack Shiite shrine in Afghan capital, take hostages

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least three gunmen wearing military uniforms have attacked a Shiite shrine in Kabul and taken an unknown number of people hostage. Sediq Sediqqi, the spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said on Tuesday that one of the gunmen has been shot dead by police. The Public Health […]
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Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm
CANNON BALL, N.D. - Law enforcement officers in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, dramaticall
NEW YORK - An airplane carrying Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence has slid off the runway while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Pence has told reporters he's fine and no one
CONCORD, N.H. - Ben Affleck is calling on New Hampshire residents to get out and vote in the upcoming election. In a new video, the Boston-born Affleck describes New Hampshire as his "kid brother," w
The BBC finds young people still living among the fires in the Calais migrant camp known as the 'Jungle'.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey would not allow Sinjar to be the “new Qandil” for the PKK terrorist organization
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin mayor who drew calls for his resignation late last year after calling President Barack Obama a Muslim who has “destroyed the fabric of democracy” says he
Amal was sexually assaulted and later photographed naked, but when her attacker tried to involve her younger sister, she fought back.
Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area (MPA).
The defendants in a standoff at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon are acquitted of felony conspiracy charges.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials say the countries which decide the fate of Antarctica have agreed to create a huge marine reserve there. New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCul
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were acquitted Thursday in the 41-day standoff that brought new attention to a long-running d
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro promises workers a 40 percent rise in the minimum wage, after opponents seeking to drive him from power called for a general strike. Video provided by AFP  
The National Law Journal said that Smith`s Facebook post, which is no longer visible after she deactivated her page, had not revealed the details of her encounter with Thomas.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming law enforcement officials plan to search a northern Colorado landfill for the body of a 13-month-old Cheyenne boy who’s been missing since Saturday. The Laramie Co
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jury acquits leaders of standoff at national wildlife refuge in Oregon of conspiracy.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials say countries which decide the fate of Antarctica have agreed to create a huge marine reserve.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton collected nearly $53 million for her presidential campaign in the first 19 days of the month — an average of about $2.8 million per day. The late fundraising helps e
A South African businessman is trying to spread the entrepreneurial spirit, through a comic book.
Some Polish people say they no longer feel welcome in Britain after Brexit and may leave.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - For India's dream of taking the baton of global growth from China, its savings rate is flashing a warning sign.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations member states voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a resolution calling for negotiations on a treaty that would outlaw nuclear weapons, despite strong oppo
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who rear-ended a squad car told an officer she was taking a topless selfie. Miranda Kay Rader posted $200 bond after she
OTTAWA - Lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd says her investigators are looking into allegations that lobbyists have been involved in Liberal fundraisers featuring cabinet ministers. Shepherd says l
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area judicial candidate who faces charges of impersonating a judge when she was a court staff attorney says that if she’s elected, she won’t take the bench until
A resolution presented by Austria, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Brazil was adopted by a vote of 123 to 38, with 16 abstentions, following weeks of lobbying by the nuclear powers for `no
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A voter mobilization facing an investigation into possible voter registration fraud asked a court Thursday to unseal documents from an Indiana State Police search of its offices,
A man believed to be the ELN's last hostage could soon be freed, putting peace talks back on the table.
The joint United Nations-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) panel has concluded that government forces carried out three chemical attacks on villages in 2014 and 2015.
Ziad Farhan and his family waited in line with dozens of other families Thursday, panel trucks packed with their belongings, headed for a village named Hurriya: Freedom. Iraqi forces claimed to ha
(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Thursday said two men from Syria and Turkey have been extradited to face criminal charges that they tried to sell military-grade weapons to purported Mexican drug traff
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Sheriff: Dakota Access pipeline protesters cleared from private property.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three years ago a 30-year-old mentally ill man fatally shot a California woman as she admired a scenic view on the Oregon coast, using one of three weapons acquired by the kille
Michelle Obama appears for the first time during this election race with "my friend", Hillary Clinton.

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Exclusive - EU to lift cap on Gazprom's use of Nord Stream pipeline link, sources say

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will lift a cap on Friday that curtails Gazprom's use of its Nord Stream pipeline link with Germany, European Union sources said, removing a hurdle for Rus
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors pulled $902 million from U.S.-based funds invested in gold and other precious metals, Lipper data for the latest week showed on Thursday, as a stronger dollar and...
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Loretta Sanchez launches website to attack Senate rival Kamala Harris

Essential Politics: President Obama backs California Assembly candidates, Kathy Griffin pokes fun at the tobacco industry Oct. 27, 2016, 4:07 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on Cal
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Voters in two different congressional districts get very similar letters from the wives of the GOP candidates

Essential Politics: President Obama backs California Assembly candidates, Kathy Griffin pokes fun at the tobacco industry Oct. 27, 2016, 4:07 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on Cal
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