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Hostage Situation In Afghanistan Live Updates: Karte Sakhi Mosque Under Siege By Suicide Bombers, US Embassy Says

The United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, issued a warning Tuesday of a potential hostage situation taking place in the country’s largest mosque, according to a statement. The warning, seen below via ABC News, states that several “heavily armed suicide bombers” entered the Karte Sakhi Mosque and could have fired on worshipers. The alleged bombers may now have taken hostages and Afghan security forces are now on hand.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a controversial speech insulting Ukrainian activists and reaffirmed a pledge to build a contentious bridge between the peninsula and Russia during a visit Wednes
Donald Trump has made no secret of his belief that if he loses the election, it will be because the system is rigged. Voter fraud commonly pops up in his statements, and he has railed against dead pe
In its third quarter earnings release, Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) announced plans to lay off 9 percent of its at least 3,860-person workforce—around 350 people. In October 2015, the social media website al
Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Seiwert of Kansas is facing public scrutiny after he commented on a Facebook post of a meme by suggesting that a Black Lives Matter supporter should go home, the New York Dai
It looks like “This is Us” is going to take a break from tearing viewers hearts out to fill them with sweetness. During Season 1, episode 5 — titled “The Game Plan” — it was revealed that both Jack an
Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone -- fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals -- have been wiped out since 1970 by human appetites and activity, according to a grim stud
A former FBI agent has urged residents in northern Minnesota to prepare for an attack carried out by Muslims. John Guandolo, who resigned from the FBI in 2008 ahead of an investigation for misconduct
The Islamic State group captured a small town in Somalia in an apparent affront to a separate militant group that has been terrorizing the African country. Dozens of ISIS militants took over the town
Samsung's third-quarter earnings illustrate the huge impact that the Galaxy Note 7 issues have had on the South Korean company. Year-on-year profits are down by a third, year-on-year revenue has dropp
Federal regulators have approved new broadband privacy rules that make internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon ask customers' permission before using or sharing much of their data
It doesn’t appear that the feud between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift will be ending anytime soon. Perry celebrated her 32nd birthday Wednesday by going to Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour in Los Angeles
Reports show the newest versions of the iPhone 7 are powered by different modems and one is slower. Here's how to tell what speed yours is. Keleigh Nealon (@keleighnealon) has the story.   
Analysts also speculate Google parent could expand its stock buyback program.        
Destiny has brought back Festival of the Lost for Halloween this year, but some fans aren't thrilled about the microtransaction-based changes that have been made to the event.
The earthquakes that rattled Italy Wednesday were aftershocks of the deadly magnitude-6.2 temblor that struck the same region Aug. 24.        
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A nationwide emergency relief operation is under way to save thousands of starving wild animals.
Just a day after it was reported that Apple is planning to release three iPhone 8 models next year, an insider has now come out to quash such claim and insist that the Cupertino giant is keeping its
As per the report, the population if mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians has plunged owing to the human activities that have overwhelmed the environment.
How hard is it to switch from being a consumer web founder to a SaaS startup founder? This question was originally answered on Quora by Auren Hoffman.
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In 1998, supernovae were the first strong piece of evidence for a dark energy Universe. If that evidence goes away, does dark energy?
Researchers from the Google Brain team in Mountain View, California, published a paper showing how computer networks can work out how to use a simple encryption technique.
A man wielding a knife in an alleged attack on the United States embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was reportedly shot and killed after he tried to stab a guard near one of the entrances Thursday, NTV Kenya

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