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1 hr ago | NBC12

Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

3 hrs ago |

"Corn Island" wins Karlovy Vary film festival

The movie, a coproduction of Georgia, Germany, France, the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan, is a psychological drama with sparse dialogues about an old farmer and his granddaughter living on a tiny island in a river that forms a natural border between Georgia and its breakaway region of Abkhazia.


Related Topix: Germany, Czech Republic, Europe

3 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Putin meets with Castro brothers in Cuba

In a scene out of the Cold War, Cuban President Raul Castro and ailing brother Fidel met with the current leader of the communist island's longtime economic benefactor, the state press reported Saturday.


Related Topix: Cuba, Central America, Raul Castro, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro,

7 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.


Related Topix: Punk, The Ramones, Hungary, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

9 hrs ago |

Iraq sending 4,000 volunteers to help in Ramadi

An Iraqi Shiite fighter chants slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State group during Friday prayers in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq,

12 hrs ago |

Cambodian police investigate strangling death of Mississippi man

U.S. diplomats in the Southeast Asian nation could not immediately be reached for comment.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Cambodia,

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Palestinians draft UN resolution urging cease-fire

An Israeli soldier leans on the barrel of the gun of a mobile artillery unit at a position on the Israel-Gaza border, Friday, July 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

Daily Mail

Pornography gives sex addicts the same high as DRUGS - but isn't addictive

'Daddy, I'm getting married to Charlie Manson!' Father relives the moment his daughter revealed she intended to wed infamous killer and how he has incredibly come to accept it EXCLUSIVE: Family fears Glee star Becca Tobin's 'workaholic' boyfriend was killed by STRESS as authorities confirm no drugs were found in the hotel room 'I forgive you for ... (more)


Related Topix: PayPal, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Israel, Middle East

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Judge challenges prosecutors on terror case claim

This Nov. 9, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Babar Ahmad, extradited in October 2012 with Syed Talha Ahsan to the United States from Britain on charges of supporting terrorists through websites.


Related Topix: Prison, New Haven, CT, Asia, Afghanistan

KLOU-FM Saint Louis

North Korea Complains to UN About Seth Rogen Movie

North Korea continues to do a fine job of promoting an upcoming flick with Seth Rogen and James Franco.


Related Topix: North Korea, Kim Jong Un


The Deported L.A. Gangs Behind This Border Kid Crisis

Poverty was surely a factor, as no doubt was the mistaken belief that American immigration authorities would not send back unaccompanied children.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Prison, Honduras, Central America, Central America Travel, Travel, Honduras Travel

KHOU-TV Houston

Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency

The aid group Save the Children says an outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of violence-hit South Sudan.


Related Topix: Sudan, Africa, South Sudan

National Public Radio

Indian Actress And Dancer Zohra Sehgal Dies

Actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal, who charmed viewers with her impish grin and twinkling eyes, has died of heart failure in New Delhi at age 102.


Related Topix: Zohra Sehgal, India, Arts, Cinema, Bollywood


Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

14, 2012, file photo shows Libyan military guards as they check one of the U.S. .


Related Topix: Africa, Libya, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Van falls into pond, killing 8 children in China

The bus was returning the children home from school Thursday in a mountainous village near the capital city of Hunan province when it fell into a pond, the Xinhua News Agency said.


Related Topix: China, Asia

The Tribune

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai.


Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Army Times

Joint Chiefs all backed Bergdahl prisoner swap

The chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.

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Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat

WTAG-AM Paxton

ISIS Just Seized A Bunch Of Uranium, U.S. Not Super Concerned

"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," says a Tuesday letter from the Iraqi ambassador to the U.N., who explained that it "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."


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.com | 5 Myanmar journalists jailed for 10 years

Japan's government has approved a reinterpretation of the war-renouncing constitution to allow greater use of military force to defend other countries.


Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, Journalism,


Chinese man abducted in Malaysia freed

The official Xinhua News Agency quoted an unnamed official from the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia in a Thursday report as saying the abductee, who worked in a Malaysian fishing company, was freed.


Related Topix: Malaysia, China, Asia