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Bogotá car bomb: Colombia blames ELN rebels for deadly explosion

The blast outside a police academy in Bogotá left 21 dead, the worst attack in the country in years.

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment and likely put at risk vital national security interests, according to some analysts. “I guess the problem is that whereas our involvement doesn’t necessarily make things better, our lack of involvement doesn’t either,” said Mark Katz, ...

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Storm Batters California for 3 Days, Causes 6 Deaths

The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims ...

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Bogotá blast: Deadly car bomb rocks Colombia capital

A large explosion kills at least nine people outside a police academy in Bogotá.

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US Alarmed as Zimbabwe Targets, Beats Activists Amid Unrest

The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe said Thursday it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labor ...

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Video Shows Deadly Blast in Syria

The attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State, occurred at a restaurant in Manbij, northern Syria, frequented by American troops. Warning: video ...

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Bolsonaro Signs Decree Making It Easier for Brazilians to Buy Guns

Starting to fulfill a campaign promise to make guns more available to Brazilians, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil signed a decree on Tuesday that made it easier to argue they need a gun.

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Deadly Bombing in Afghan Capital Is Claimed by Taliban

The blast Monday, which was heard across Kabul, killed at least four people and wounded 90. The militants said the target was a compound where foreigners lived.

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Trump: I Never Worked for Russia'

U.S. President Donald Trump declared Monday, "I never worked for Russia," days after news reports suggested he might be beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin. "I think it's a disgrace you even asked that question," Trump told a reporter who queried him about his ties to Russia outside the White House as he prepared to leave for New ...

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Trump Dismisses New Allegations He Is Beholden to Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump is dismissing news reports suggesting he is beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin or hiding accounts of his ...

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Deadly Paris Explosion

A powerful explosion at a bakery in central Paris on Saturday morning killed at least two firefighters and injured 47 people, 10 of them critically.

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Double-Decker Bus Crashes in Ottawa Station, Killing 3 and Injuring 25

At least 14 of the injured arrived at hospitals in critical condition. It was the second deadly accident involving a double-decker bus in less than six years.

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Mike Thomson: African migration 'a trickle' thanks to trafficking ban

Despite a clampdown on migration through the desert many are still prepared to make the deadly journey.

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Austrian Workers Rescue Animal Trapped in Heavy Snowfall

Austrian train workers shut down the tracks to free a trapped chamois, a type of goat-antelope, on Wednesday. Deadly snowfall has paralyzed travel and tourism in parts of the Alps. /
Congo says healthy baby born to mom who recovered from Ebola

A four-day-old baby is a surprise bright spot in Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak. The post Congo says healthy baby born to mom who recovered from Ebola appeared first on theGrio.

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Bolsonaro Pulls Brazil From U.N. Migration Accord

The decision may signal that Latin America’s largest nation, the destination for thousands of Venezuelan migrants in recent months, may adopt a ...

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Trump, California Spar Over Money for Wildfire Relief Funds

President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to ...

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US: Airstrikes in Somalia Kill 4 al-Shabab Extremists

The United States military says it has carried out two airstrikes in Somalia that killed four al-Shabab extremists. The U.S. Africa Command statement on Tuesday says Monday's airstrikes were in the vicinity of Baqdaad after the military's Somali partners "were engaged by al-Shabab militants." It does not say whether any of the partners were ...

Man charged in deadly Polish escape room blaze

A 28-year-old man has been charged after five teenage girls died in a fire Friday afternoon while celebrating their friend's birthday at an escape room in Poland, officials said.

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Poland Cracks Down on Escape Rooms After Diversion Turns Deadly

Five 15-year-old girls died in a locked room, after a building that lacked basic safety measures caught fire. The operator faces criminal charges.

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Seven die in massive Alps snowfall from Germany to Italy

Heavy snow proves deadly in Austria, Germany and Italy, as skiers are warned of avalanches.

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Israeli Teenagers Are Suspected in Deadly Stoning of a Palestinian Woman

Five youths are being investigated for “grave terrorism offenses, including murder,” over the death of Aisha Rabi on a West Bank road.

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USS Cole bomber died in Yemen air strike - Trump

He says a US strike in Yemen killed Jamal al-Badawi, an al-Qaeda militant behind the deadly 2000 attack.

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Brazil deploys troops to stop violence in Fortaleza

They are patrolling the city of Fortaleza following dozens of gang attacks on shops, banks and buses.

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Dozens of tourists in Brazil robbed on trail to Rio’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue

Crime in Rio could mark an early test for Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his law-and-order promises.

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Insurers Sue California Utility Over Wildfire Damages

Several insurance companies have filed lawsuits blaming Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a deadly California wildfire that destroyed 14,000 homes and triggered billions of dollars in insurance claims. The lawsuits filed by Allstate, State Farm, USAA and their subsidiaries come on top of several other cases filed by victims of the Camp Fire, which ...

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Pakistan Welcomes Trump's Remarks on Resuming Political Contacts

Pakistan has responded positively to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that he intends to resume the leadership-level contacts between the two countries, partners in the war against terrorism. “President Trump’s remarks are indeed a departure ...

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