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  1. Kansas RB grieves over coach gunned down in Florida massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Kansas running back Khalil Herbert still isn't comfortable talking publicly about his connection to the Florida school shooting five months after it happened. Herbert attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School through his junior year before going elsewhere for his final football season.

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  2. US Considering Direct Talks With TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | Outlook

    The United States is considering to join the direct talks with Taliban, in an attempt to end the 17 year-long war in Afghanistan. The possibility of the talks between Washington and the Taliban is in the early stage, said the U.S. and Afghan officials to the Washington Post.

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  3. 62 militants, 9 policemen dead in clashes in S. Afghan provinceRead the original story

    41 min ago | Xinhuanet

    Up to 62 militants have been killed during airstrikes by Afghan air force in south Afghanistan's Kandahar province over the past 24 hours, said Yahya Alavi, an army spokesman in the southern region on Tuesday. "The army aircrafts targeted the hideouts of Taliban militants in Maroof district of southern Kandahar province several times over the past 24 hours, as a result 62 militants including a local commander of the insurgent group have been killed and three others injured," Yahya Alavi told Xinhua.

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  4. White House to seek direct talks with Taliban in Afghanistan with aim of ending 17-year-long conflictRead the original story

    43 min ago | National Post

    ... Taliban and discuss the role of international forces," said General John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, as he confirmed the news yesterday. "We hope that they realize this and that this will help to move the peace process ...

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  5. Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | Fairfield Citizen-News

    Security personnel patrol near a park where a would-be attacker was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 16, 2018. A would-be suicide attacker was shot and killed by police in Kabul before he was able to get close to a gathering of supporters of the country's first vice president, Gen.

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  6. NATO mission refutes reports of direct talks with Afghan TalibanRead the original story

    50 min ago | Xinhuanet

    ... a substitute for the Afghan people or the Afghan government," U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, RS and U.S. forces Afghanistan commander, was quoted in the statement as saying. "My reaffirmation of Secretary of State (Mike) Pompeo's statement in which ...

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  7. Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | WSOCTV

    ... representatives reside. The official reiterated the Taliban's call for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. Asked if the U.S. was willing to hold direct talks with the Taliban, the State Department said Monday, the United States "is ...

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  8. Official: 54 released form Taliban prison in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | The Las Vegas Sun

    An Afghan official says at least 54 people, including security personnel and civilians, have been released from a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Tuesday the prisoners were freed after a commando unit raided the prison late Monday night in Musa Qala district.

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  9. Intense body cam video shows Las Vegas police in chase, shootout with suspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... as Fidel Miranda and Rene Nunez. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration appears to be shifting tactics in Afghanistan, saying it's open to holding direct talks with the Taliban as a way of encouraging negotiations between the militant group and ...

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  10. The U.S. Is Open to Direct Talks With the Taliban to Foster Peace in Afghanistan, Officials SayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | TIME.com

    ... representatives reside. The official reiterated the Taliban's call for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. Asked if the U.S. was willing to hold direct talks with the Taliban, the State Department said Monday, the United States "is ...

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  11. In parched Afghanistan, drought sharpens water dispute with IranRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Indian Express

    Severe drought across much of Afghanistan is spurring plans to build new dams to help farmers such as Dawoodzai. Rafiqullah Dawoodzai says his fields were too dry to sow crops this year, the first time he has skipped a growing season in more than 40 years.

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  12. US general says remarks on Afghan peace talks 'mischaracterised'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    KABUL: The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday rejected reports its commander General John Nicholson had said the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban, saying his comments were "mischaracterised". In a statement, it referred to reports on Monday in which Nicholson reiterated comments by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the possibility of talks with the Taliban involving the United States.

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  13. US orders direct Taliban talksRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Kabul: The Trump administration has told its top diplomats to seek direct talks with the Taliban, a significant shift in American policy in Afghanistan, done in the hope of jump-starting negotiations to end the 17-year war. The Taliban have long said they will first discuss peace only with the Americans, who toppled their regime in Afghanistan in 2001.

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  14. Sightseeing boat hit by lava; 23 hurtRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

    An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said.

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  15. U.S. general says remarks on Afghan peace talks 'mischaracterized'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Reuters

    The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday rejected reports its commander General John Nicholson had said the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban, saying his comments were "mischaracterized". U.S. Army General John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan November 20, 2017.

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  16. In Policy Shift, US Pursues Direct Talks with TalibanRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | UAport

    July 17, 2018" itemprop="datePublished">July 17, 2018 KABUL - In what appears a major shift in US policy on Afghanistan, American diplomats have been directed to pursue direct talks with the Taliban, a media report said on Monday.

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  17. Afghan embassy holds memorial service for Sikhs, Hindus killed in JalalabadRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Times of India

    At least 19 people were killed on July 1 when a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of Sikhs and Hindus on their way to Jalalabad Tulsi Gabbard, the 1st Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, said that this brutal attack was yet another example of the fear, bigotry and hatred that sadly exists in the world

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  18. Trump administration weighs direct talks with the TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    ... Afghan government. WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is making a renewed push to jump start peace talks in Afghanistan and is considering restarting direct negotiations with the Taliban, a move that in the past has drawn protests from the Afghan ...

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  19. Afghanistan Plans New Cease-Fire as Part of Peace PushRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    Next month's planned cessation of fighting, the second since June, is aimed at bringing together the government, the Taliban and the U.S. for new talks The Afghan government plans to announce a second cease-fire with the Taliban during a major Muslim holiday in August as part of an effort to kick-start peace talks involving the U.S., the Islamist insurgency and the government, Afghan and U.S. officials working on the process said. The Taliban have long said the U.S. is responsible for the hostilities and should be the main negotiating partner.

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  20. Sikh, Hindu victims of Afghan attack honoured in WashingtonRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Nerve News

    Washington, July 17 - Condemning the terrorist attack on Sikhs and Hindus that killed 18, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has called for confronting hatred with love, fear with understanding, and darkness with light. Speaking at a memorial meeting for the victims on Sunday, Gabbard, who is the first Hindu elected to US Congress, said;: We must continue to stand up to bigotry and hatred in Afghanistan, here at home, and around the world.

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