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 2021-09-25 21:45 

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Russia says it's in sync with U.S., China and Pakistan on Taliban...

UNITED NATIONS > > The United States, China, Russia and Pakistan are working together to ensure that Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative government and prevent extremism from spreading, R...

 2021-09-25 11:05 

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Witness says Taliban hanged a dead body in Afghan city's main square...

KABUL, Afghanistan > > The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban's methods of the past....

 2021-09-24 10:05 

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Developer of Hawaii Atlantis resort in financial straits...

A Hong Kong-based company with plans to develop an Atlantis-themed resort along with two other big hotel and residential projects in West Oahu has been trying to sell all three properties to address financial difficulties....

 2021-09-24 10:05 

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John Carroll, longtime Republican leader lauded for his Hawaii and military service dies at 91...

John C. Carroll, a steadfast Republican who served four terms in the state House and one in the state Senate, has died at age 91....

 2021-09-24 06:25 

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North Korea proposes talks if South Korea lifts hostility...

SEOUL, South Korea > > The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday her country is willing to resume talks with South Korea if it doesn't provoke the North with hostile policies and double standards....

 2021-09-23 22:30 

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Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq...

WASHINGTON > > A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Mesopotamian king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to Iraq....

 2021-09-23 22:27 

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The U.S. is lifting travel restrictions for visitors. What do the new rules mean?...

On Monday, the White House announced that come November, it will lift the ban on most travelers from the European Union, China, Iran, South Africa, Brazil and India, as long as they can show proof of vaccination and a negative coronavirus test....

 2021-09-23 18:00 

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Taliban official: Strict punishment, executions will return...

KABUL, Afghanistan > > One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though ...

 2021-09-21 22:49 

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United Nations: Taliban ask to address the UN General Assembly...

UNITED NATIONS > > The United Nations says the Taliban, Afghanistan's new rulers since last month, have challenged the credentials of Afghanistan's former U.N. ambassador and are asking to speak at the U.N. General Assembly's high-level meetin...

 2021-09-20 18:08 

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FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito's boyfriend...

NORTH PORT, Fla. > > FBI agents and police today swarmed the home of a young man wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, whose body was apparently discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park....

 2021-09-18 21:04 

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FBI and Florida police comb wildlife reserve for man, 23, in connection with Gabby Petito's disappearance...

NORTH PORT, Fla. > > Police in Florida today searched a vast wildlife reserve near the Gulf Coast for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito....

 2021-09-18 20:34 

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Family of Afghans killed in U.S. drone strike seek compensation, relocation...

KABUL, Afghanistan > > A survivor of an errant U.S. drone strike that killed 10 members of his family demanded today that those responsible be punished and said Washington's apology was not enough....

 2021-09-17 21:45 

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Apple, Google remove opposition app as Russian voting begins...

MOSCOW > > Facing Kremlin pressure, Apple and Google today removed an opposition-created smartphone app that tells voters which candidates are likely to defeat those backed by Russian authorities, as polls opened for three days of balloting in Russia'...

 2021-09-17 21:16 

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2nd Dutch defense minister quits over handling of Kabul evacuations...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands > > The Dutch defense minister quit Friday, a day after parliament passed a motion of censure against her for her handling of chaotic evacuations from Kabul of translators who worked for Dutch forces in Afghanistan....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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U.S. envoy: Qatar plane takes more Americans from Afghanistan...

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN > > A Qatar Airways flight today took more Americans out of Afghanistan, according to Washington's peace envoy, the third such airlift by the Mideast carrier since the Taliban takeover and the frantic U.S. troop pullout from the cou...

 2021-09-17 05:15 

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Kim's missile launches show push to boost nuke arsenal...

SEOUL, South Korea > > North Korea's recent sword-rattling after months of relative quiet makes clear that leader Kim Jong Un is working on expanding his weapons arsenal....

 2021-09-16 06:25 

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Problems continue to plague El Savador's bitcoin rollout...

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador > > One week after El Salvador became the first country to make bitcoin legal tender, problems continued to plague the system Tuesday....

 2021-09-15 21:30 

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FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles says...

WASHINGTON > > Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony today that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a "blind eye" to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse of her and hundred...

 2021-09-12 11:05 

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Taliban says women can study in gender-segregated universities...

KABUL, Afghanistan > > Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the higher education minister in the new Taliban government sai...

 2021-09-10 03:55 

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Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil leaders charged with subversion...

HONG KONG > > Hong Kong police charged the group that organizes the city's annual Tiananmen candlelight vigil and three of its leaders with subversion under the national security law, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent....

 2021-09-09 17:00 

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Scores of Westerners, including Americans, fly out of Kabul...

KABUL, Afghanistan > > Some 200 foreigners, including Americans, left Afghanistan on a commercial flight out of Kabul today, the first such large-scale departure since U.S. and other forces completed their frantic withdrawal over a week ago....

 2021-09-09 03:35 

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IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show...

GENEVA > > North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC today as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-09-09 02:13 

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Biden ousts 18 Trump military academy board appointees...

WASHINGTON > > The Biden administration today removed 18 appointees named to U.S. military academy boards by Donald Trump in the final months of the Republican president's term in office, according to the White House....

 2021-09-08 05:45 

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Evacuees in Afghanistan plead for action...

WASHINGTON > > The Americans trying to evacuate hundreds of Afghans and American citizens — including one Afghan who worked as a U.S. military translator and says he is anticipating his beheading by the Taliban — pleaded for action from the Bi...

 2021-09-07 22:35 

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Early stumble as El Salvador starts Bitcoin as currency...

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador > > El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender today, but the rollout stumbled in its first hours and President Nayib Bukele said the digital wallet used for transactions was not functioning....

 2021-09-07 10:05 

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An intensified life...

Rose Young has an uncanny ability to adapt to demanding jobs and intense situations. She's been an FBI agent focusing on white-collar crimes; a lawyer practicing insurance litigation; and, after moving back to North Carolina from Lafayette, La., with ...

 2021-09-06 22:12 

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French giant signs mega deals with Iraq for oil, gas, water...

BAGHDAD > > French energy giant Total signed mega contracts with Iraq worth $27 billion to develop oil fields, natural gas and a crucial water project that officials said today will be key for the oil-rich country to maintain crude output....

 2021-09-06 22:03 

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Bitcoin brings hopes, doubts for Salvadorans sending money...

MIAMI > > El Salvador is betting that this week's pioneering adoption of Bitcoin will spur its economy, especially one of its most crucial sources of revenue: money sent home by Salvadorans in the United States....

 2021-09-06 17:30 

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Taliban say they took Panjshir, last holdout Afghan province...

KABUL, Afghanistan > > The Taliban said today they seized the last province not in their control after their blitz through Afghanistan last month, overrunning forces who had opposed their takeover....

 2021-09-04 20:12 

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Kosovo will host Afghan evacuees who need more screening, U.S. official says...

The United States intends to send Afghanistan evacuees who fail to clear initial screenings to Kosovo, which has agreed to house them for up to a year for additional processing, a U.S. official told The Associated Press today....

 2021-09-04 19:51 

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Rescue groups: U.S. tally misses hundreds left in Afghanistan...

SAN DIEGO > > Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration's estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent ...

 2021-09-03 23:26 

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Colorado elections clerk under investigation says she's still working remotely...

DENVER > > A Colorado elections clerk whose whereabouts have been a mystery since she was accused of allowing a security breach of voting equipment that the FBI is investigating has told county commissioners that she remains on the job and has been workin...

 2021-09-03 22:31 

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One of Iraq's most influential Shiite clerics dies at 85...

BAGHDAD > > Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Saeed al-Hakim, one of Iraq's most senior and influential Muslim Shiite clerics, has died of a heart attack, members of his family said. He was 85....

 2021-09-01 22:55 

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More than 30 California children still stuck in Afghanistan...

SAN DIEGO > > More than 30 California children are stuck in Afghanistan after they traveled to the country to see their relatives weeks before the Taliban seized power and were unable to get out before U.S. forces left, according to school districts where...

 2021-09-01 22:12 

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Effort underway to rescue girls soccer team from Afghanistan...

They move from place to place at a moment's notice in a desperate bid to evade the Taliban — girls whose lives are in danger simply because they chose to play a sport they loved....

 2021-09-01 22:05 

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Afghans face hunger crisis, adding to Taliban's challenges...

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN > > Food could run out this month in Afghanistan, a senior U.N. official warned today, threatening to add a hunger crisis to the challenges facing the country's new Taliban rulers as they endeavor to restore stability after decades ...

 2021-08-31 02:33 

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As U.S. leaves Kabul, many Americans, Afghans remain...

WASHINGTON > > As the final five U.S. military transport aircraft lifted off out of Afghanistan today, they left behind up to 200 Americans and thousands of desperate Afghans who couldn't get out and now must rely on the Taliban to allow their departu...

 2021-08-29 10:05 

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Column: Replace wasteful wars with diplomacy...

I am deeply appreciative and grateful that our president has shown the courage and fortitude to finally end our military involvement in Afghanistan. I am distressed that he has been subject to criticism from across the political spectrum by Monday-morning...

 2021-08-29 01:09 

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How an Instagram star, 25, helped rescue dozens from Afghanistan...

Dozens of desperate Afghans who had been trying to flee the Taliban before Tuesday's deadline for the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul made it to safety with help from an unexpected place: Instagram influencer Quentin Quarantino....

 2021-08-28 18:41 

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Taliban block Kabul airport to most as foreign airlifts wane...

KABUL, Afghanistan > > Taliban forces sealed off Kabul's airport Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation and most NATO nations flew out their troops after two decades in Afghanistan, winding down a frantic airlift that Western leaders acknowled...

 2021-08-28 11:05 

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U.K. starts to bring troops home as Kabul airlift winds down...

LONDON > > Britain began bringing troops home from Afghanistan as the country's evacuation operation at Kabul airport wound down today, and the U.K.'s top military officer acknowledged, "We haven't been able to bring everybody out."...

 2021-08-28 11:05 

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Afghanistan's economic crisis deepens as airlift winds down...

KABUL, Afghanistan > > Hundreds of Afghans protested outside a bank in Kabul on Saturday and others formed long lines at cash machines as a U.N. agency warned that a worsening drought could leave millions in need of humanitarian aid....

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