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Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights

A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings...

Bus station blast kills 40 in north-eastern Nigeria - sources

A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday,...

Eleven burned bodies found in Mexico, police overhaul promised

Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti‑crime plan on Thursday, the same day police...

Oil prices dive after OPEC decides against output cut

Brent crude oil plunged as much as $6.50 a barrel on Thursday, and U. S. crude fell by nearly as much, posting the steepest one‑day falls since 2011,...

The 'freakish accident' that left the cricket world in mourning

Doctors say Phillip Hughes died from a "very rare, very freakish" injury after a bouncer...

Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin

Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies.

North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power

North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power

Ferguson enjoys Thanksgiving peace, even if it may not last

Police and protesters were absent as a Thanksgiving Day calm descended on downtown Ferguson on Thursday, allowing residents to clean up after unrest that...