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US to Continue Supporting Afghanistan Government Peace Efforts

The United States has condemned a recent spate of deadly attacks in Afghanistan. A spokesperson for the State Department said Wednesday that Washington remains a staunch supporter of the Afghanistan government's effort to establish peace. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports military bases and an education center have been the targets of insurgent violence ...

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Ecuador accident: Second deadly crash within days

A bus has overturned in Ecuador just two days after 12 football fans died when their vehicle crashed.

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Deadly Lack of Security Plagues Nigeria as Buhari Seeks Re-election

In the northwestern state of Zamfara, bandit groups are pretty much in charge. The official response has been lackluster.

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US Defense Chief Woos Brazil as Chinese Influence Grows

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised Brazil's clout and urged closer strategic ties Tuesday in what appeared to be part of a concerted push back ...

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Trump Blames Attorney General, Fired FBI Agent for Russia Probe

U.S. President Donald Trump unleashed new attacks Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and fired FBI agent Peter Strzok, blaming them for the ...

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Trump Officials Tour California Wildfire Damage as Heat Wave Breaks

Two senior members of the Trump administration are surveying damage from large wildfires in California that have killed at least eight ...

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Deadly fire breaks out at Taiwan hospital

The fire broke out in a ward in a Taipei hospital in the early hours of the morning.

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US Wants to Remain ‘Partner of Choice’ in South America

High-profile U.S. officials have visited South America in recent weeks to signal strength in inter-American alliances amid U.S. competitors’ increased interest in the region. Speaking to reporters while traveling to Brazil Sunday, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Russian and Chinese involvement in South America has had “zero impact” on ... /
#ShutItDownDC: Counter protesters vastly outnumber white supremacists at D.C. rally

On the one-year anniversary of the deadly racist rally in Charlottesville, Va., white supremacists descended on the nation’s capital to hold a “Unite The Right 2” rally, calling for “white civil rights.” Ummm…ok…. However, they weren’t exactly greeted with open arms in Washington, D.C., which is not surprising in the liberal, ...

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Children pulled from rubble after deadly Syria blast

Video believed to be of the flattened building in Idlib province shows children being rescued.

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Ronaldo: Brazilian World Cup winner in hospital with pneumonia

Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldo is in hospital in Ibiza suffering with pneumonia, having been taken ill on Friday.

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Trump Calls for Unity Ahead of White Nationalist Anniversary Rally

As officials in the U.S. capital of Washington and in the neighboring state of Virginia brace for the first anniversary of a white nationalist rally that exploded in deadly violence, U.S. President Donald Trump Saturday issued a plea for ...

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Manafort Bid to Run Poroshenko '14 Campaign Rejected as Too Divisive

The campaign strategist for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's 2014 election bid says Paul Manafort's offer to guide the nascent political campaign was rejected because it would have further divided Ukrainians in the wake of deadly clashes of the Maidan revolution that ousted pro-Kremlin leader Viktor Yanukovich, Manafort's former ...

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A Year of Violence Sees Brazil’s Murder Rate Hit Record High

Violence stemming from drug gang battles over territory is keeping people indoors and driving support for tough-on-crime candidates. /
What new policy? NFL players continue protests against police brutality

NFL officials implemented a new policy that would punish players who protest against police brutality. But during the pre-season games, players protested in force; throwing up fists in solidarity and kneeling on the field during the national ... /
Bloody Chicago weekend yields just one arrest after 12 died, 66 injured

In one of the deadliest weekends so far this year, Chicago police have made their first arrest after 12 died and 66 were injured in a spasm of gun ... /
Why is white fragility considered a reason for ‘a state of emergency’ in Charlottesville?

White fragility has become such a deadly threat to our communities because society continues to handicap white Americans by sparing their feelings ... /
We are here for this: Idris Elba as first Black James Bond

  Could it be that a Black James Bond is on the horizon? And could Idris Elba be the Bond who fits the bill? READ MORE: Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charge after throwing deadly punch That just might be the case or so says director Antoine Fuqua, who recently revealed that he had a heart-to-heart with Bond ... /
Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charge after throwing deadly punch

A promising Wake Forest assistant basketball coach is facing an assault charge after he reportedly punched a drunken tourist who later died in a New York City hospital, the New York Post reports. READ MORE: District Attorney reviewing sexual assault case against Anthony Anderson Jamill Jones, an assistant to Danny Manning at the ACC basketball ...

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Raging Holy Fire Dangerously Close to S. California Homes

California wildfires continued to rage Friday as the Holy Fire in southern California came within mere meters of residential areas and destroyed more than 7,000 hectares of national forest land. On Thursday night, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Orange and Riverside counties, where the Holy Fire is ...

Indonesian island of Lombok hit by another quake

Four days after a massive earthquake killed hundreds on the Indonesian island of Lombok, a 5.9 magnitude tremor hit the island, sending frightened ...

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Flames Inch Toward S. California Homes; 20,000 Flee

An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 ...

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Unite the Right: Permit granted for Washington DC far-right rally

The 12 August protest falls on the first anniversary of last year's deadly Charlottesville rally.

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Are Hate Crimes in US Peaking?

After four years of sharp increases, hate crimes in most major American cities fell during the first half of 2018, preliminary police data ... /
State of emergency declared in Charlottesville for anniversary of ‘Unite the Right’ rally

Virginia has been put under a state of emergency ahead of the one year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville Unite the Right rally held by neo-Nazis’, ABC News reports. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared the state of emergency and asks that residents “make alternative plans to engaging with planned demonstrations of hate.” “Virginia ...

Lombok hit by 5.9 magnitude tremor days after deadly earthquake

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey, an area already struggling to recover from a massive quake that hit Sunday.

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DC, Virginia Brace for White Nationalist Rally

Officials in the U.S. capital of Washington and in the neighboring state of Virginia are bracing for the first anniversary of a white nationalist rally that exploded in deadly violence. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday she signed an ...

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