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Taliban Slaughter Soldiers in Pattern of Attacks in Kandahar Secured at high cost by the American troop surge in 2010, the critical Afghan province of Kandahar again seems at risk from heavier insurgent assaults.
New York Times | Jul 26, 2017 3:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Does North Korea sanctions bill risk US-China relationship? The US may target Chinese companies as part of new North Korea sanctions, an administration official said this week, even as diplomats are working with Beijing at the UN to reach a new international agreement. | Jul 26, 2017 11:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
China closes part of Yellow Sea for drills The Chinese navy is closing off a large portion of the Yellow Sea for two days of large-scale military activities beginning Thursday, according to a state-run newspaper. | Jul 26, 2017 09:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Satellite photos reveal underground construction at Chinese military base New satellite imagery of China's first overseas military base reveal it to be bigger and more secure than previously thought. | Jul 26, 2017 09:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Deadly Building Collapse in India Caused by Illegal Alterations, Police Say The Mumbai police arrested a man affiliated with a local political party and charged him with culpable homicide in the collapse, which killed at least 17 people.
New York Times | Jul 26, 2017 08:25 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Vatican treasurer faces Australian court One of the most senior figures in the Vatican will on Wednesday face a court in his native Australia on multiple charges of historical sexual assault offenses. | Jul 26, 2017 12:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Polish President Emerges as Independent in Judiciary Row In Poland's most-watched political satire, the president is mocked as a marginal and pitiful figure. He waits endlessly outside the office of the country's powerful ruling party chairman, who can never be bothered to see him, the chairman's secretary not
Voice of America | Jul 25, 2017 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Swiss Chainsaw Attacker Arrested after International Manhunt Swiss police on Tuesday arrested a 50-year-old man a day after he stormed into an insurance office wielding a chainsaw and wounded two staff members, bringing an end to a two-day manhunt that had also involved German police. Zurich cantonal place said in
Voice of America | Jul 25, 2017 8:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cardinal facing charges: Humble beginnings to the Vatican Cardinal George Pell has a long list of achievements in the Catholic Church and in Australian society -- feted by popes, prime ministers and the Queen of England. | Jul 25, 2017 7:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At least dozen die after building collapses in Mumbai At least 12 people were killed when a five-story building collapsed in a suburb of the Indian metropolis of Mumbai Tuesday morning, local authorities said. | Jul 25, 2017 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend