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At least six killed in police station attack in W. Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Jan 13 : At least six people, including an assailant, were killed after Taliban gunmen attacked a police station in Herat city, capital of western Afghan province of Herat overnight, provincial government spokesman said Sunday. The incident occurred late Saturday night after at least three gunmen stormed the main police station in Pul-e-Rangina locality of Police District 6 of ...

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Coal mine collapses in northern China, killing at least 21

Beijing, Jan 13 : Twenty-one coal miners were killed when a mine collapsed in northern China, state media reported Sunday. The disaster occurred Saturday in Shenmu in Shaanxi province in the heart of the country’s coal-mining belt, according to state TV and the Xinhua News Agency. Sixty-six other miners were rescued, the city government said in a statement. The number ...

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Storm dumps snow on Midwest; at least 5 dead in crashes

Photo: Jeff Clifford digs out his girlfriend’s car from a pile of snow on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in St. Louis. A winter storm swept the region this weekend, snarling traffic in several states and leaving thousands without power. St. Louis, Jan 13 : A massive winter snowstorm that blanketed several Midwest states was a factor in at least five ...

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Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

US President Donald Trump.  file photo President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad. Trump tweeted Friday that those who hold the temporary H1-B visas can “rest assured” because changes are coming that will bring ...

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Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted by a lower court in September in a landmark case that ...

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Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won’t get paid

Photo: IRS worker Christine Helquist joins a federal workers protest rally outside the Federal Building, Thursday, Jan, 10, 2019, in Ogden, Utah. Washington, Jan 11 : President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of ...

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Isolation greets Maduro’s new term as Venezuela’s president

photo: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro makes a victory sign during his swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan 10, 2019. Venezuela, Jan 11 : President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela’s leader Thursday, but his world got smaller as countries seized upon the inauguration to cut back diplomatic ties, reject his ...

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Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before noon Thursday, Wicha Nupannoi, police lieutenant colonel, was quoted as saying by The Associated Press news agency. They seized four ...

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Grisly Mexican gang battle near US border leaves 21 dead

The charred remains of 21 people killed in a suspected gang battle have been found in a Mexican border town, just over the river from where U.S. President Donald Trump was seeking to win support on Thursday for his plan to build a border wall. Officials in the notoriously violent border state of Tamaulipas said they were investigating the incident, ...

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Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 21 policemen

Officials say a wave of Taliban attacks in western and northern Afghanistan the previous day has killed 21 members of the country’s security forces. Jamshed Shahabi, spokesman for the governor in western Badghis province, says the insurgents overran outposts there, killing six policemen.   Council member Shamsul Haq Baeakzai in northern Baghlan province says seven members of the local police ...

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