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1 dead in attack on Save the Children office

KABUL, Afghanistan — A group of gunmen stormed a non-governmental children’s organization in Afghanistan‘s eastern Nangarhar province, killing one person, said provincial officials. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the Wednesday attack was against Save the Children’s provincial office in Jalalabad. Inamullah Miakhial, spokesman for Nangarhar regional hospital, said one person was killed […]

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Hotel attack in Afghanistan shows danger remains after 16 years of war

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department said Tuesday some Americans were killed when terrorists stormed a hotel in Afghanistan‘s capital last weekend, but the exact number is not known. It’s not the first time American civilians have been killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, but it brought home just how unsafe the Afghan capital remains […]

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1.7-billion-year-old chunk of North America found stuck to Australia

Geologists matching rocks from opposite sides of the globe have found that part of Australia was once attached to North America 1.7 billion years ago. Researchers from Curtin University in Australia examined rocks from the Georgetown region of northern Queensland. The rocks — sandstone sedimentary rocks that formed in a shallow sea — had signatures […]

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Worry, anger over U.S. Mideast stance as Pence lauds Israel

JERUSALEM — Vice President Mike Pence continued his visit to Israel on Tuesday with events emphasizing the Trump administration’s strong backing of Israel in the decades-old dispute in the heart of the Middle East. Pence is the first senior Trump administration official to visit the region following President Trump’s landmark decision to recognize Jerusalem as […]