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Taliban launches 2 days of attacks in Afghanistan, 14 killed

Taliban fighters launched a wave of attacks against security outposts in the east and south of Afghanistan over the last two days, even as efforts to jump-start peace talks were renewed. The violence left 14 police dead and 10 others wounded, officials said Friday. Recent overtures by the US administration indicating a willingness to concede to the Taliban’s long-standing demand for ...

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At least 11 dead after tour boat capsizes in Missouri lake

A duck boat capsized and sunk during a severe thunderstorm in Missouri, killing at least 11 people, some of them children, authorities said, reports CNN. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said at least five people are unaccounted for and seven others were injured in Thursday night’s incident on Table Rock Lake near Branson. “I believe it was caused by weather, ...

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More than 30 dead in Japan heat wave

Ten more people died Thursday from a heat wave that continued to grip Japan, raising the death toll to more than 30 since July 9, with the public warned to brace for more scorching weather over coming days. The extreme heat — which rose to as high as 40.7 C in central Japan on Wednesday — has caused more than ...

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Taliban attacks kill 8 police in east Afghanistan

A district governor in Afghanistan says Taliban fighters launched a wave of attacks in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least eight police and wounding seven others. Saeeb Khan Elham said Friday that insurgents launched a wave of attacks on compounds and police security posts in the Qarabagh district late the night before.   He said government forces meant to reinforce ...

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Dr Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon arrested in Rio after patient’s death

A celebrity Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has been arrested after four days on the run following the death of one of his patients. Police say Dr Denis Furtado was detained in Rio de Janeiro thanks to an anonymous tip.   His patient Lilian Calixto died following injections he gave her to enlarge her buttocks.   Dr Furtado ...

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Boat with 160 African migrants reportedly capsizes off Yemen

Yemeni security officials and tribal leaders say a boat carrying more than 160 African migrants has capsized off the southern province of Shabwa. It is not immediately clear if there have been any fatalities or if any migrants have been rescued. The authorities and tribal leaders said Thursday that the boat departed from the port of Bosaso in Somalia carrying ...

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Trump invites Putin to visit US

US President Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the US in the autumn, his press secretary says. Sarah Sanders tweeted that discussions for the visit were already under way.   Earlier Mr Trump rejected a proposal by Mr Putin that Russia be allowed to question US citizens.   The two leaders held a summit in Finland ...

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Rescuers find 9 bodies after 2 buildings collapse in India

Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed building in Shahberi village, east of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. New Delhi, Jul 19 : Rescuers found nine bodies as they almost finished clearing a mound of rubble after the collapse of two multistory buildings east of New Delhi, an official said Thursday. No survivors have been found following ...

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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, sunrise is seen over the Kilauea volcano lower East Rift Zone in Hawaii. Honolulu, Jul 19 : Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — ...

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