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 2018-01-24 06:15 

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Forever scarred, survivors of IS Kabul attacks struggle on...

For Sayed Mushtaq Hossaini, much of the day last month when an Islamic State suicide bomber struck a seminar at a Shiite cultural center in the Afghan capital of Kabul remains a blur....

 2018-01-24 06:13 

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Pacific Rim trade pact makes step toward new deal without US...

Leaders of countries in a Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by President Donald Trump are welcoming progress on a final agreement to press ahead without U.S....

 2018-01-24 06:02 

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Sweden calls on China to release detained book publisher...

Sweden says it expects China to release a Swedish book publisher who was taken off a train by Chinese police four days ago while in the company of his country's diplomats....

 2018-01-24 05:49 

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Insurgents attack children's group in eastern Afghanistan...

Afghan officials say gunmen have attacked a non-governmental children's organization in eastern Nangarhar province....

 2018-01-24 05:20 

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Future for Brazil's Lula hangs on apartment in decaying city...

A beachfront apartment sits at the center of a corruption case that could keep Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running for Brazil's presidency again....

 2018-01-24 04:38 

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US drone kills 2 militants from Haqqani network in Pakistan...

Pakistani officials and police say two missiles fired from a U.S. drone have struck a home near the Afghan border, killing two militants from the Haqqani network....

 2018-01-24 02:50 

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China tries to quell protests over failed investment scheme...

Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors....

 2018-01-24 02:49 

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Indonesian troops show off snake-handling skills for Mattis...

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got an up-close look at Indonesian commandos — including soldiers walking on fire and breaking bricks with their heads....

 2018-01-24 01:38 

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Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation...

Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military. Bangladesh says it's preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time....

 2018-01-24 01:18 

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Philippine volcano spreads lava almost 2 miles from crater...

Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines' most active volcano has flowed up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption....

 2018-01-24 01:01 

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Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April...

President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he is ready to seek re-election after his allies pushed forward voting in a move widely seen as a bid to capitalize on disarray in the Venezuelan opposition and consolidate power amid a freefalling economy....

 2018-01-24 00:51 

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AP PHOTOS: The struggles of Rohingya in camps, fearing home...

AP photographer Manish Swarup has been capturing imagery of the struggles of the more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslims now living in sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh. The Rohingya, a long-persecuted minority denied citizenship at home in Myanmar, began ...

 2018-01-24 00:51 

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UN urges Mali government to hold presidential vote in July...

The U.N. peacekeeping chief urged Mali's government on Tuesday to do everything possible to hold presidential elections on schedule in mid-July....

 2018-01-24 00:46 

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Guatemala lawmaker arrested in sale of phantom Congress jobs...

Guatemalan authorities have arrested a lawmaker and former president of Congress who is under investigation in connection with the sale of phantom jobs at the legislature....

 2018-01-24 00:44 

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12 skiers injured by flying rocks as Japanese volcano erupts...

Twelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano near a famous hot spring resort in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden eruption, officials said. One soldier later died....

 2018-01-24 00:24 

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Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi...

Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said....

 2018-01-24 00:07 

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Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins may have been "Teohuacan"...

Spanish chroniclers may have altered the name of the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan to erase its importance as a place of governance, Mexican experts said Tuesday....

 2018-01-24 00:01 

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UN urges Mali government to hold presidential vote in July...

The U.N. peacekeeping chief is urging Mali's government to do everything possible to hold presidential elections on schedule in mid-July....

 2018-01-23 23:55 

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Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi...

Libyan authorities say twin car bombs have exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30....

 2018-01-23 23:49 

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Libyan officials say twin car bombs have exploded in a residential area of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30...

Libyan officials say twin car bombs have exploded in a residential area of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30....

 2018-01-23 23:45 

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New chemical attacks reported in Syria, and Trump administration blames Russia...

"Whoever conducted the attacks, Russia ultimately bears responsibility," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Paris....

 2018-01-23 22:51 

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Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins may have been "Teohuacan"...

Mexican experts say Spanish chroniclers may have altered the name of the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan to erase its importance as a place of governance....

 2018-01-23 22:30 

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Kurdish-Syrian rebels take aim against Turkish-backed rebels...

Turkey announced a cross-border offensive to rout the Kurdish YPG from Afrin. Turkey is backing the Free Syrian Army in its fight against the Kurdish forces in Syria...

 2018-01-23 22:23 

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Heavy fighting hits northern Syria as rebel factions clash...

This footage shows the Northern Hawks Brigade, a Free Syrian Army faction, fighting in the area near Afrin, Syria. The Turkish-backed rebels are fighting Kurdish-Syrian rebels, some of which are backed by the U.S....

 2018-01-23 21:27 

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FBI director, under pressure to make changes, is replacing Comey aides...

Dana Boente has been selected as the bureau's next general counsel. Zachary Harmon will become director's chief of staff....

 2018-01-23 21:17 

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Trump to invite France's Macron for first state visit...

President Donald Trump is expected to invite French President Emmanuel Macron to the U.S. on the first state visit of the Trump administration....

 2018-01-23 20:55 

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Belgian train station entrance closed, media cite shooting...

Authorities have closed off the main entrance to a train station in the Belgian city of Ghent. Media in Belgium are reporting that police shot and injured a man who charged them with a knife....

 2018-01-23 20:51 

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US strikes kill up to 150 Islamic State fighters in Syria...

U.S. military officials say American airstrikes in Syria on Saturday killed up to 150 Islamic State fighters in a command center in the Middle Euphrates River Valley....

 2018-01-23 20:40 

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Trudeau announces new trade deal with Asia...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada and 10 Asia-Pacific countries at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 23....

 2018-01-23 20:34 

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Gaps remain in CIA's understanding of North Korean nukes, spy chief says...

Pompeo credits CIA with significant advances in spying on the country....

 2018-01-23 20:33 

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Nearly 70 have died from yellow fever in 3 Brazilian states...

Authorities say that nearly 70 people have died from yellow fever in three southeastern Brazilian states in the current outbreak....

 2018-01-23 20:16 

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Fire doused after tanker truck, rail car collide in Canada...

A spectacular fire, fueled by ethanol after a tanker truck collided with a rail car, has been allowed to burn out in British Columbia....

 2018-01-23 20:13 

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Egyptian leader left with no major election challenger after another rival arrested...

Lt. Gen Sami Anan was the latest presidential hopeful to exit the race amid claims of intimidation by authorities, paving way for Sissi's reelection in March....

 2018-01-23 19:57 

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The Latest: Venezuela's Maduro interested in re-election...

The Latest on Venezuelan elections (all times local):...

 2018-01-23 19:53 

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Russian defense minister visits Vietnam to boost ties...

Russia's defense minister has visited Vietnam, seeking to expand military ties with Moscow's Cold War-era ally....

 2018-01-23 19:44 

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Russia bans the darkly comic film, 'Death of Stalin'...

Russian officials saw signs of "extremism" in the satirical retelling of the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin....

 2018-01-23 19:43 

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Venezuela's President Maduro says he's ready to seek re-election if ruling socialists select him as candidate...

Venezuela's President Maduro says he's ready to seek re-election if ruling socialists select him as candidate....

 2018-01-23 19:18 

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The corruption scandal started in Brazil. Now it's wreaking havoc in Peru....

The economy is hit hard by a bribery scandal involving a Brazilian construction firm....

 2018-01-23 18:44 

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Singapore PM visits Sri Lanka, nations OK free trade deal...

Singapore and Sri Lanka have signed a free trade agreement for the two countries during a three-day visit by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the Indian ocean island nation....

 2018-01-23 18:44 

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Taliban say they met with Pakistani officials...

The Taliban say five of its members met with Pakistani officials in the capital, Islamabad, to discuss ways of ending the war in neighboring Afghanistan....

 2018-01-23 18:38 

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Rex Tillerson puts blame on Russia for chemical attacks in Syria...

Speaking in Paris, Tillerson blamed Russia for the apparent use of chlorine gas Monday in a rebel stronghold in suburban Damascus....

 2018-01-23 18:11 

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Azerbaijan opposition politician sentenced to 3 years...

A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced an opposition politician to three years in prison in a case criticized by human rights groups....

 2018-01-23 18:07 

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Iraq seeks aid to rebuild after IS, but donors could be wary...

Iraq hopes to raise billions of dollars at a conference next month to fund reconstruction after its costly war against the Islamic State group, but many fear the country's endemic corruption could undermine the appeal....

 2018-01-23 17:41 

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Venezuelan assembly orders elections by April 30...

Venezuela's constitutional assembly has ordered presidential elections by April 30 as the ruling socialist party seeks to consolidate its grip on power amid a worsening economic crisis....

 2018-01-23 17:41 

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Anger in Damascus after mortar attack kills 3-year-old...

Fadi Khoury was shopping with his wife and three-year-old boy in Damascus when the barrage of mortars crashed around them, severely wounding the couple and killing their only child....

 2018-01-23 17:27 

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Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly orders presidential elections by April 30...

Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly orders presidential elections by April 30....

 2018-01-23 17:25 

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Davos Notebook: It's all about the snow, #metoo and Trump as the World Economic Forum kicks off...

As the World Economic Forum gets underway Jan. 23 in Davos, Switzerland, The Washington Post's Ishaan Tharoor and Danielle Paquette talk about what to expect from this year's meeting....

 2018-01-23 17:16 

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'I love Trump,' Uganda's leader says, despite vulgar remark...

Uganda's president says he loves President Donald Trump and that he should be praised for not mincing words....

 2018-01-23 16:54 

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Man in mosque attack allegedly scanned far-right messages...

Prosecutors have told jurors that a man accused of driving into worshippers outside a London mosque looked at emails and social media messages written by far-right activists before the attack....

 2018-01-23 16:27 

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Bulgaria's ex-intelligence chief sentenced for embezzlement...

A military court has sentenced Bulgaria's former intelligence chief to 15 years in prison for embezzling millions in public funds....

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