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Mattis Says Afghan Attack Won't Change Kandahar Security Situation

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday the killing of a top Afghan official would not fundamentally change the security situation in Kandahar province.

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Taiwan Says Will Continue to Push for Papal Visit

Taiwan said Friday it would continue to push for a papal visit to the island after the Vatican turned down its most recent invitation.

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Malaysian Opposition Leader Charged in $26 mn Graft Case

Malaysia's opposition leader was Friday hit with 45 charges in a $26 million corruption case, a new blow to his beleaguered party which lost power in landmark elections this year.

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Afghanistan Delays Elections in Kandahar after Taliban Attack

Afghanistan postponed legislative elections in Kandahar province on Friday, after a Taliban-claimed attack on a US-Afghan security meeting killed a powerful police chief and threatened stability across the south.

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Pope Ready to Visit Pyongyang if Invited

Pope Francis is ready to visit North Korea if its leader Kim Jong Un extends a formal invitation, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday after meeting the pontiff.

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U.S. Offers Reward for Jihadist who Urged Attacks over Jerusalem

The United States on Thursday offered a $5 million reward to find al-Qaida leader Khalid Batarfi, who urged worldwide attacks on Jews and Americans after Washington recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Monitor Suggests Arms Transferred from Russia to Rebel-Held East Ukraine

An independent watchdog on Thursday told AFP it had seen vehicles carrying weaponry enter rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine from Russia over the last week, appearing to contradict Moscow's claim it is not arming separatists.

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What We Know about the Crimea Gunman So Far

As the probe into the Crimea college shooting continues, details are emerging about the personal life of the teenage gunman who killed 20 people before killing himself.

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Casualties as Gunman Opens Fire on Afghan-U.S. Security Meeting

An Afghan security chief and a journalist were killed and three Americans wounded Thursday when a gunman opened fire on a high-level security meeting attended by top U.S. commander General Scott Miller, officials said.

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Dutch Minister Ditches Saudi Summit over Khashoggi

The Dutch finance minister has pulled out of a big investment conference in Saudi Arabia over the "very serious" disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the government said Thursday.

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