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George H.W. Bush, president and servant-statesman, is laid to rest

Former US president George H.W. Bush, remembered as much for his legacy of service as his impact on history, was buried Thursday, capping days of tribute from a nation that briefly set aside political divisions to honor him. After a state funeral Wednesday in Washington that was attended by the country’s five living presidents and foreign dignitaries, Bush’s flag-draped casket ...

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19 militants killed in coalition’s airstrikes in western Afghanistan

Farah, Dec 6 : At least 19 Taliban militants, including a local Taliban leader, have been killed and seven others wounded after NATO-led coalition forces launched airstrikes in western province of Farah, a local official said Thursday. In one attack, local Taliban leader Aga Mir Adalat together with 10 subordinates were killed after an airstrike targeted a Taliban hideout in ...

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Mastanamma: India YouTube chef granny dies at 107

One of the world’s oldest YouTubers, 107-year-old Mastanamma from southern India, has died. She shot to fame on the internet for her cooking, which consisted of local and unusual dishes made from scratch.   Her YouTube channel, Country Foods, has more than a million subscribers with hundreds of cooking videos, including one on her iconic watermelon chicken.   The channel, ...

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1 child dead, 45 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash

Photo: Employees from a wrecker service work to remove a charter bus from a roadside ditch Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after it crashed alongside Interstate 30 near Benton, Ark. Little Rock, Dec 4 : A third grader was killed and at least 45 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Tennessee rolled off an interstate ...

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Indonesian police say 31 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks

Jayapura Dec 4 : Security forces are trying to recover the bodies of 31 workers who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive Papua province. Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said Tuesday that 24 construction workers were killed Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in a mountainous village in Nduga district. Diaz ...

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30 militants killed in Afghan eastern Ghazni province

Up to 30 militants have been killed and several injured as cleanup operations are underway in Rasana area of Jaghori district in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province, said a statement of national army on Monday.   According to the statement, the cleanup operations were launched Sunday and so far, the government forces have recaptured several villages.  Taliban militants who captured vast ...

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Jamal Khashoggi’s private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues

In his public writings, Jamal Khashoggi’s criticism of Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was measured. In private, the Washington Post columnist didn’t hold back.   In more than 400 WhatsApp messages sent to a fellow Saudi exile in the year before he was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Khashoggi describes bin Salman — often ...

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Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near US border

The city government of Tijuana announced Saturday that it has closed down a migrant shelter at a sports complex close to the U.S. border that once held about 6,000 Central Americans who hope to get into the U.S. Officials said all the migrants were being moved to a former concert venue much farther from the border. The city said in ...

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Eight dead in SW China residential building fire

Eight people were killed and three more injured in a residential building fire early Sunday in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, local authorities said. The fire broke out at about 1:58 a.m. in a residential building for rural residents in Xishan District of Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan, the district publicity department said.   The fire directly caused five deaths ...

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3 dead, 8 injured in immigrant smuggling attempt at border

Photo: In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 photo provided by Cal Fire San Diego, Cal Fire San Diego firefighters work at the scene of a crash along westbound Interstate 8 in Campo, Calif. San Diego, Dec 1 : An attempt to smuggle immigrants into the country illegally ended with three people dead and eight seriously injured in a crash in ...

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