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Four Israelis killed on eve of Mideast summit

Four Israeli settlers were shot dead in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday in an attack that Islamist Palestinian group Hamas said was its first assault on Middle East peace talks due to start on Wednesday i

Rwanda considers pulling peacekeepers from Darfur

Rwanda is considering pulling out all its troops from United Nations peacekeeping missions, starting with Darfur, after a leaked draft U.N. report said Rwandan troops may have committed genocide in Congo. The Central African

US authorities concerned at Hurricane Earl approach

U.S. authorities are considering coastal evacuations along the eastern seaboard if Hurricane Earl's track suddenly shifts westward after coming close to the North Carolina coast this week, federal officials said on Tuesday. "There is still some concern for a close approach to Cape Hatteras on Thursda

Oxfam charity workers killed in Afghanistan

Three aid workers with British humanitarian group Oxfam have been killed by a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan, the charity said on Tuesday. It said in a statement two Afghan staff members and a community volunteer were killed in the remote mountainous region of Badakhshan. "They died in a roadside bomb attack," an Oxfam spokeswoman said. Violence in Afghanistan is at its worst since Afghan arme

Three Oxfam charity workers die in Afghanistan

British aid group Oxfam said on Tuesday it had suspended operations in a northern Afghan region after two of its workers died there. An Oxfam spokeswoman in London declined to say how they died or whether the Taliban were involved. Oxfam said two Afghan staff members and a community volunteer had died in the remote region of Badakhshan. "We have temporarily suspended operations in Badakhshan and are reviewing all security measures and protocols,&qu

Pakistan's flood victims frustrated with medical care

Victims of Pakistan's floods on Tuesday queued at hospitals where scant resources were available to treat a rising number of patients. Aid agencies fear disease, food shortages and malnutrition may create new crises as people head back to their shattered tow

Climate change, human failing behind Pakistan floods

Global warming might be one explanation for Pakistan's devastating floods, but scientists believe poor land management, outdated irrigation systems and logging are at least as much to blame. Flooding has battered Pakistan since the onset of heavy monsoon rains a month ago, aff

Iraq wins independence as US ends combat role - PM

Iraq's prime minister said the end of U.S. combat operations on Tuesday restored Iraq's sovereignty and meant it stood as an equal to the United States, despite political deadlock and persistent violence.

Three Rusian aircrew released in Darfur

Three Russian air crew members kidnapped in Darfur two days ago were released on Tuesday after a military operation by Sudan's army, officials said. The three, who were working for the Sudanese Badr Airlines but subcontracted to the U.N.-African Union (UNAMID) peaceke

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Senate poised for crucial vote related to tax reform measure

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support.