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Afghans fear Trump’s Taliban move means more civilians die

  • Sep 10, 2019

The sound of the blast ripped through Kabul, in an instant wrenching the Afghan capital’s attention from a nationally televised interview in which a United States envoy revealed the first details of a deal to end America’s longest war. Last week’s 

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Trapped in Jordan, Syrian refugees see no way home

  • Sep 10, 2019

Seven years after fleeing the civil war in his homeland, Zahir Hamshari’s life is filled with questions and doubts: How to pay the rent? How to cover the electricity bill? How to afford even basic staples like bread and bottled water? But one thing is crystal clear

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The rise and fall of former Venezuelan spymaster ‘El Pollo’

  • Sep 10, 2019

The two intelligence agents scoured the sun-kissed faces of holidaymakers at Madrid’s airport until they spotted the 5½-foot bald man. Traveling under a disguised identity, Hugo Chávez’s long-time spy chief and one of the U.S.’s most wanted drug fugitives had just landed in Spain that Monday mo

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Netanyahu vows to begin annexing West Bank settlements

  • Sep 10, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday to annex the heart of the West Bank if he wins re-election next week, a move that could inflame the Middle East and extinguish any remaining Palestinian hope of establishing a separate state. Arab leaders a

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GOP holds NC House seat but shows weakness in suburbs

  • Sep 10, 2019

Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election Tuesday for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn’t erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and hi

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Inside Bolton’s exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweet

  • Sep 10, 2019

John Bolton was in Mongolia. More than 1,200 miles away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world’s front pages by becoming the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, shaking hands with Kim Jong Un on the north side of the demilitarized

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Report: Schumacher treated in secrecy in Paris hospital

  • Sep 10, 2019

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been admitted to a Paris hospital to be treated Tuesday with cutting-edge stem-cell therapy, according to a French newspaper. The Paris hospitals authority, citing France’s strict medical privacy rules, said it

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In ‘Dolemite Is My Name,’ a return to form for Eddie Murphy

  • Sep 08, 2019

It took Eddie Murphy more than a decade to get a movie made about Rudy Ray Moore. Judging by the response to the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the wait was worth it. “Dolemite Is My Name” drew some of the best reviews of Murphy’s career, following th

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A US priest, a Philippine village, and decades of secrecy

  • Sep 08, 2019

The American priest’s voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the call, was a young man battered by shame but anxious to get the priest to describe exactly what had happened in this little isl

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