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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed Friday that Pakistani Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah had been killed in a US drone strike. Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the failed 2012 assassination of Malala Yousafzai, who became a global symbol of the fight for girls' rights to schooling, and who later won the Nobel Peace Prize. US forces targeted Fazlullah in a counterterrorism strike on Thursday in eastern Kunar province, close to the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, US officials said, without confirming his death.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks with the United States over how to reform the main U.N. rights body have failed to meet Washington's demands, activists and diplomats say, suggesting that the Trump administration will quit the Geneva forum whose session opens on Monday. A U.S. source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the withdrawal appeared to be "imminent" but had no details. Diplomatic sources said it was not a question of if but of when the United States retreats from the Human Rights Council, which is holding a three-week session through July 6.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday.
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Shortly after a group of suited North Korean diplomats set out from their Singapore hotel on Monday for talks with U.S. officials on the eve of a historic summit, a bigger group of North Koreans headed out in summery shirts for some shopping. U.S. President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on a small resort island off Singapore's port on Tuesday for an unprecedented summit aimed at getting the North to give up its nuclear weapons. For the leader of isolated North Korea and his delegation of dozens of officials, state media workers and security staff, the rare foreign trip is an opportunity to build diplomatic bridges and to explore the capitalist successes in...
A Nobel Prize-winning anti-nuclear group offered Monday to pay for next week's historic summit between the US and North Korea -- including the delicate issue of Kim Jong Un's hotel bill. Who will cough up for lodgings at the five-star Fullerton Hotel, believed to be the North Korean leader's preferred option, is one of many reported logistical and protocol headaches surrounding this month's meeting between Kim and US President Donald Trump. The United States is prepared to pay but fears offending cash-poor but pride-rich North Korea, the Washington Post wrote last week.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has lodged stern representations with the United States, its foreign ministry said on Monday, over comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging it to come clean on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a regular briefing in Beijing. Pompeo, speaking ahead of the 29-year anniversary of the day Chinese troops and tanks quashed the pro-democracy student-led demonstrations, called for Beijing to make a full accounting for those killed, detained or who went missing in the crackdown. ...
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A Palestinian man who tried to hit Israeli soldiers with a small tractor in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron was shot dead, the army said. "The 35-year-old terrorist from Beit Ummar, northwest of Hebron, attempted to run over an (Israeli military) officer and soldier with a small Bobcat tractor," the army said, correcting an earlier statement saying the alleged assailant was driving a car. Neither the Israeli army nor Palestinian officials published the alleged attacker's name.
HONOLULU (AP) - Lava has burned down two buildings at a geothermal plant near Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano.
By Rodrigo Campos UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwaiti-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that condemned Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians, underlining Washington's differences with friends and foes alike over the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Later, a second, U.S.-drafted resolution that blamed Hamas for the violence and upheld Israel's right to defend itself failed to attract any other country's support when it was put to vote in the 15-member council. Blasting the council majority, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the two votes showed it was willing to blame Israel and unwilling to blame Hamas, the...
BOSTON (AP) - Shaun Harrison was a Boston high school dean and anti-violence advocate known by students as "Rev" for his pastor-like demeanor. But the pious facade hid a dark double life.
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The Latest on bodies found at home of man facing kidnapping charge (all times local):
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U.S. and allied mariners and airmen, accordingly, must study China's martial traditions, gleaning insight into how offshore active defense might unfold in the South China Sea. If you're Beijing and have built up a seagoing militia, an impressive coast guard, Asia's biggest indigenous navy, and a sizable arsenal of land-based weaponry to influence events at sea, how do you alloy those components into a sharp combat implement-and consolidate control over a semi-enclosed sea? Last year China's defense minister, General Chang Wanquan, implored the nation to ready itself for a "people's war at sea." The purpose of such a campaign?
MADRID (AP) - For a third straight year, Real Madrid celebrated a European title with its fans.
Far-Left parties and unions led tens of thousands of protesters who marched against Emmanuel Macron's reforms in cities across France on Saturday a day after the president suggested he could be close to victory in a public battle over his reform agenda. Rail and hospital workers, civil servants, students, community groups protesting against police violence and pro-Palestinian activists took part in the "Human Tide against Macron". However, with the turnouts of the marches lower than expected, comments on Friday by Mr Macron about the long-running strikes over his liberalisation programme appeared to have been justified. In a TV interview, Mr Macron said neither demonstrations nor strikes...
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Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said it plans to set up a facility to mass manufacture hydrogen fuel cell stacks, a key component of fuel cell vehicles, as it seeks to ramp up production of hydrogen-powered cars and expand their usage as a zero-emission alternative to gasoline vehicles. The new unit will come up on the grounds of its Honsha plant in Toyota City near the automaker's global headquarters, the company said in a statement. It is also constructing a dedicated line at the nearby Shimoyama plant to produce tanks for storing high-pressure hydrogen gas inside vehicles.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Nicolas Maduro hasn't wasted time consolidating power in the aftermath of his disputed victory in Venezuela's presidential election. He has thrown out U.S. diplomats, arrested alleged military conspirators and cracked down on the nation's last remaining critical major newspaper.