Taliban control Tajikistan border crossing as Ghani heads to US

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Taliban control Tajikistan border crossing as Ghani heads to US

The Taliban were in control of Afghanistan's main crossing with Tajikistan on Wednesday following a blistering onslaught across the country's...
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Iran says foils sabotage attack on atomic energy agency building

Iran said it foiled a sabotage attack Wednesday on an atomic energy agency building in a mysterious incident that comes as the US blocked Iran-linked...
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Russia says it fired warning shots at UK ship

Russia on Wednesday said it fired warning shots at a British navy destroyer in the Black Sea after it violated the country's territorial waters,...
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North Korea says talks with US would lead ‘nowhere’

North Korea's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out any talks with the United States, saying dialogue with Washington would "get us nowhere".
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Three killed in blast near jailed Pakistan militant’s home

A car bomb killed three people in Pakistan's eastern megacity Lahore on Wednesday in an attack officials believe targeted police and security...
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Nine Catalan separatists freed after Spain pardon

Nine Catalan separatists who were serving long prison sentences for their role in a failed 2017 independence bid were released from jail on Wednesday,...
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Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily confirms closure

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily announced Wednesday it will print its final edition after authorities froze its assets using a...
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World powers in new push for Libya peace

World powers gathered Wednesday in Berlin to seek lasting peace in Libya by ensuring the conflict-wracked North African country stays firmly...
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Curtain falls on Hong Kong tabloid that dared to challenge China

Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper became the city's most popular tabloid by punching up against a particularly powerful entity that brooks little...
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Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared : draft UN report

Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions,...
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Thai authorities warn against planned pro-democracy protest

Thai authorities warned demonstrators against gathering to mark the anniversary of the Siamese Revolution on Wednesday, citing the kingdom's...
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Japan top court backs ban on separate married surnames : media

Japan's top court on Wednesday ruled a law requiring married couples to have the same family name is constitutional, rejecting plaintiffs who...
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Taliban still in control of Tajikistan border crossing : Afghan officials

The Taliban remain in control of Afghanistan's main crossing with Tajikistan, local officials said Wednesday, a day after the insurgents seized...
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Strong earthquake shakes Peru’s capital Lima

A strong earthquake shook Lima and regions of central coastal Peru late Tuesday, causing fear among the population and some damage, but no deaths...
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No jury for first Hong Kong ‘national security’ trial as columnist arrested

The first trial under Hong Kong's new national security law began on Wednesday without a jury, a watershed moment for the financial hub's fast-changing...
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Hunger, drought, disease : UN climate report reveals dire health threats

Hunger, drought and disease will afflict tens of millions more people within decades, according to a draft UN assessment that lays bare the dire...
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Sun Yang is ‘pride of China’ and ‘victim’, says lawyer after doping ban

"Pride of China" Sun Yang is "a victim of political posturing" and did not break doping rules, his lawyer said, after a ban of more than four...

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