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Syria war: UN envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down

The diplomat, who has been in the job since 2014, cites personal reasons for his decision.

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Pakistan Zainab murder: Imran Ali hanged for six-year-old's death

Imran Ali was sentenced to death for the rape and murder that sparked mass protests in January.

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Pompeo: Saudis Declined to Discuss Facts Surrounding Missing Journalist

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that when he met with Saudi leaders they did not want to talk about any of the facts involving the ...

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Trump Criticizes Condemnation of Saudi Arabia in Journalist's Disappearance

President Donald Trump criticized growing condemnation of Saudi Arabia and allegations it is behind the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, saying, ...

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Border Insecurity in Iran Amid Regime Crackdown on Minorities   

Armed conflict between Iranian security forces and separatist militants on the Iranian border is growing, as the government tightens its grip on the ...

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Pompeo in Riyadh, But No News About Missing Saudi Journalist's Fate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday about the missing Saudi ...

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Newly Freed Pastor Meets Trump

An American pastor, just after being freed by Turkey following two years in detention, knelt next to the U.S. president in the Oval Office on Saturday afternoon and prayed for Donald Trump to be given "supernatural wisdom." Andrew Brunson, an ...

Forensics expert and former diplomat among Saudi team probed by Turkish officials

Turkish authorities believe 15 Saudi men who arrived in Istanbul on October 2 were connected to the disappearance -- and possible murder -- of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. At least some of them appear to have high-level connections in the Saudi government.

Chicago Police Board clears officer in fatal 2012 shooting of teen

The Chicago Police Board has ignored oversight officials' recommendation and cleared an officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a 15- year-old boy.

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American Pastor on Trial in Turkey

The trial of an American pastor whose detention has sparked a diplomatic standoff between Ankara and Washington resumed Friday in ... /
Ex-Cleveland officer who shot Tamir Rice withdraws from new cop job

  The ex-Cleveland cop who killed Tamir Rice quit his new job and backed out of an opportunity to serve as a police officer in Bellaire, Ohio ...

CBS names new head of human resources as company shift continues

Several top executives have exited the company after the departure of CEO Les Moonves, who had been accused of sexual misconduct.

Police arrest limo company operator involved in fatal crash

Nauman Hussain, the operator of Prestige Limousine, was taken into custody after a traffic stop, New York State Police said. /
Cop who killed Tamir Rice finds new job, but boy’s mom not staying silent about it

The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was killed by an ex-Cleveland police officer in 2014, wants to have a chat with the rural police department that is hiring the cop who fired the fatal shot. Samaria Rice tells Mic that she has plans to travel to Bellaire, Ohio, a village on the West Virginia […] The post Cop who killed Tamir ...

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Trump Says he May Pick new UN Ambassador This Month

In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced she is resigning at the end of the year, raising questions about who will fill the key national security post and about the ...

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US Envoy to UN Nikki Haley Announces Resignation

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is resigning. "It has been an honor of a lifetime," said Haley, sitting alongside President ...

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Rare White Tiger Kills Zookeeper in Japan

The episode, in the southern city of Kagoshima, was not the first fatal tiger attack at a Japanese zoo.

Limo involved in fatal crash never should have been on the road, New York governor says

"The owner of the company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday about the car that had recently failed an inspection.

Intersection where limo crash killed 20 is a menace, says store manager

The road had been redone in 2008 because of a fatal accident there, said Jessica Kirby, managing director of the Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe.

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US, China Trade Criticism in Testy Beijing Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Chinese counterpart the United States has "grave concerns" about China's actions, in a meeting that underscores worsening relations between Washington and Beijing. "We have a fundamental disagreement," Pompeo told Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Monday in Beijing, which saw both sides use unusually ...

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Seoul: US, N. Korea Agree to Second Summit 'As Soon as Possible'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean President Kim Jong Un have agreed arrange a second U.S.-North Korea summit "as soon as ...

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Pompeo Seeks Allied Unity in Dealing With N. Korea

America's top diplomat left Tokyo for Pyongyang on Sunday after pledging that the U.S. would coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts ... /
Duquesne running back Marquis Brown dies after alleged jump from 16th-floor window

In a tragedy raising questions in Pittsburgh and nationwide, Duquesne University football player Marquis Brown made a fatal jump Thursday from a ...

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Pompeo Arrives in Japan, First Stop on Asia Tour

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Japan Saturday where he met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono. Heading ...

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Sheriff: Veteran Ambushed Officers Coming to Question Adult Son

The decorated 74-year-old Vietnam War veteran accused of shooting seven South Carolina law enforcement officers had set an ambush for investigators coming to question his adult son about a child sexual assault, the sheriff investigating the case said Friday. Frederick Hopkins was charged with murder and six counts of attempted murder Friday, ...

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Pompeo Faces Challenges in Second Trump-Kim Summit

Heading to Asia, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that he hoped to develop options for the timing and location of the next summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. The top U.S. diplomat will meet with Kim during his North Korean visit, which will be his fourth. "There are complex scheduling, ...

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Pakistan Opposition Leader Is Arrested on Corruption Charges

Supporters of Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, the brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said the detention was politically motivated.

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