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Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

Many of those killed are believed to be teenagers who were preparing for university entrance exams.

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Native Americans Work to Break Down Barriers to Voting

In November 2012, former North Dakota attorney general Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, won a hotly-contested race for a seat in the U.S. Senate, a win attributed to the state’s Native American voters. Shortly after that, lawmakers in the majority Republican state passed a tough voter-ID law, making it a lot harder for tribe members to vote. The ...

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Muslim Job Applicant Who Refused Handshake Wins Discrimination Case in Sweden

Farah Alhajeh placed her hand on her heart when greeting a prospective colleague, explaining that she avoided physical contact with men because of ...

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Bus Crash Kills 24 in Ecuador

A bus apparently lost its brakes, then hit another vehicle at high speed before smashing into several houses.

Hippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

A hippopotamus attacked and killed a Chinese tourist in Kenya over the weekend, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said in a tweet Sunday.

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Hospital Blaze in Taiwan Kills 9 and Injures Dozens

The fire broke out in the early morning hours in a room for patients with chronic or long-term illnesses.

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Shooting in New Brunswick, Canada, Kills 4, Including 2 Officers

The police in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, said they had taken one person into custody.

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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 show. The total number of hate incidents in the country’s six most populous cities declined by nearly 15 percent from January through June, according to police department data collected by Center for the ...

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Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike on bus kills 29 children

The children, all under the age of 15, died in a Saudi-led coalition attack in the rebel-held north.

Yemen rebels say Saudi coalition airstrike in north kills at least 40

Yemen's rebel-run Al Masirah TV aired dramatic images of wounded children, their clothes and schoolbags covered with blood as they lay on hospital ...

South African student kills herself after alleged rape

The death of a 23-year-old student, who killed herself two months after she alleged she was raped has renewed anger over sexual violence against ...

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Airstrike by U.S.-backed Saudi coalition on bus kills dozens of Yemeni children

The attack was the latest to strike civilians trapped in Yemen’s civil war.

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Experts: Americans Vulnerable to Malign Social Media Messaging

While U.S. lawmakers press Twitter and Facebook to better police their platforms against Russian social media trolls and ponder tougher sanctions against Moscow, American voters remain vulnerable to divisive messaging and misinformation before midterm elections in November, experts told VOA. "All of us, left and right [politically], are all ...

Contaminated food kills at least 9 people at funeral in Peru

At least nine people died and dozens more became ill after eating contaminated food at a Peruvian funeral.

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Hailstorm kills two animals and injures 14 people at a zoo in Colorado

Two animals died and 14 people were injured after hailstones reported to be the size of baseballs hit a zoo in Colorado.

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NYC Ponders Precedent With 1-Year Cap on New Ride-Hail Car Services

New York City's iconic but imperiled yellow cab industry may be getting help from lawmakers who want to pump the brakes on fast-expanding ...

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Record Number of LGBT People Run for US Office

A record number of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are standing in elections for public office in the United States, a nonprofit ...

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Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Israel says the militants fired at its troops, but Hamas says there were taking part in an exercise.

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Summer heat kills off Finland's mosquitoes

The unusually warm summer weather is ravaging insect pests, but unfortunately, other bugs are thriving.

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U.S. Airstrike Kills Afghan Forces Amid Battle With Taliban

As the Taliban attacked a district 50 miles outside the capital, Afghan forces called for American help. But the strike mistakenly hit a police outpost, Afghans say.

Indonesia earthquake: Thousands await rescue after quake hits resort islands Bali and Lombok

First responders are racing to evacuate hundreds of people affected by a deadly earthquake that rocked some of Indonesia's most idyllic islands late ...

Japanese medical school allegedly rigged exams to keep women out

The Education Minister of Japan has condemned gender discrimination following reports that Tokyo Medical University allegedly rigged entrance exam ...

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Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens

Dozens more are injured as a truck collides with a lorry on a motorway bridge, triggering an explosion.

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Italy road crash near Foggia kills 12 African farm labourers

A van packed with farm labourers collided head-on with a lorry in southern Italy.

At least 82 dead after powerful earthquake strikes Indonesian resort islands of Bali, Lombok

At least 82 people were killed when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake and strong aftershocks rocked Indonesia's resort islands of Bali and Lombok on Sunday, causing people to rush out of homes, hotels and restaurants.

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