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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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Turkish Newspaper Accuses Saudi Official over Missing Journalist

A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Thursday pointed a finger at a Saudi security official close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh's ally Washington kept up its cautious stance.

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Nine Minors Dead in Crimea School Shooting, Youngest 15

A 15-year-old boy was the youngest to die when a teenage gunman attacked his college in the Crimean city of Kerch, while at least nine of the dead were minors, authorities said.

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Five Czech Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan Attack

Five Czech soldiers have been injured in an attack in Afghanistan only two months after three others were killed, the Czech defence ministry said on Thursday.

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