India kills 14 Maoist rebels Monday, August 6th, 2018

Chhattisgarh, India, (ANI): In a massive victory to the security forces in Chhattisgarh, at least 14 Maoists were killed in an encounter on Monday near Sukma's Konta and Golapalli police station limits. The security forces also recovered 16 weapons from the spot. According to Sukma's..

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North Korea criticises ‘alarming’ US behaviour Saturday, August 4th, 2018

SINGAPORE, (AFP)- North Korea on Saturday said the US was acting with "alarming" impatience on the issue of denuclearisation, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the need to maintain full sanctions pressure on Pyongyang. The contrasting comments at a security forum in Singapore came..

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12 schools attacked in one night in northern Pakistan Friday, August 3rd, 2018

ISLAMABAD, (AFP) - Twelve schools were attacked overnight by unknown assailants in Pakistan's northern Gilgit Baltistan region, raising fears of increasing extremism in a relatively peaceful area, officials said Friday. Officials said no one was hurt in the incidents, in which attackers mainly..

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Zimbabwe tense as election results set to be unveiled Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

HARARE, (AFP): Zimbabwe on Thursday awaited the outcome of presidential elections that have plunged the country into bloodshed and protest, stirring memories of a traumatic past. A day after six people were killed in an army crackdown during demonstrations against alleged electoral fraud, the..

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Iran says talks with Trump would be ‘humiliation’ Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

TEHRAN, (AFP) - Scepticism was rife in Iran on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump offered talks, with one lawmaker saying negotiations would be a "humiliation". The country's top leaders did not give an immediate response to Trump's statement a day earlier that he would meet them "any time"..

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Imran Khan’s difficult road ahead as Pakistan PM

ISLAMABAD, (AFP) - Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan is set to become prime minister of the nuclear-armed nation of 207 million, with an economy inching toward crisis and perennial conflict on its borders. Running the country will take considerable statecraft from Khan's relatively..

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Northern California wildfire raging into its fourth day Sunday, July 29th, 2018

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BRIAN MELLEY, REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of dazed evacuees struggled to keep their emotions in check while trying to take care of themselves and their pets as a deadly wildfire in Northern California raged into its fourth day. Anna Noland, 49, was evacuated twice..

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Uncontained wildfire destroys 500 structures in California Saturday, July 28th, 2018

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Only a handful of homes remain in the small northern California community of Keswick. The air chokes with the smell of smoke and chemicals, smoldering what's left of people's lives. The so-called Carr Fire roared through Shasta County, so thoroughly eating up homes, that..

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Report: China, Russia and Iran conduct economic spying on US Thursday, July 26th, 2018

By DEB RIECHMANN, WASHINGTON (AP) — Iranian hackers known as “Rocket Kitten” repeatedly target American defense companies in hopes of stealing information to boost Tehran’s missile and space programs. Russian hackers last year compromised dozens of U.S. energy companies. A Chinese..

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North Korea has started dismantling some facilities Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

SEOUL, July 24 (AFP) - North Korea has started dismantling some facilities at its main satellite launch station, seen as the testing ground for its intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to expert analysis of recent satellite images. If confirmed, the analysis by respected US-based website..

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2 dead, 13 wounded in shooting attack in Toronto

By ROB GILLIES, TORONTO (AP) — A man walking along a Toronto street fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes, killing two people and wounding 13 others before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police. Police Chief Mark Saunders did not rule out terrorism as a motive in the attack Sunday..

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EU says trade differences remain despite G-20 talks Monday, July 23rd, 2018

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Differences remain over trade and the tensions could escalate further despite talks by the world’s top financial officials taking place in Argentina’s capital amid fears that a wave of tariffs could damper global economic growth, a European..

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Tumblr and the Cult of the Safe Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Be aware of the titty. Or pudenda. Or anything else suggesting a copulative angle familiar to most adults with a decent constituency of desire. The world of Tumblr, home..