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Exclusive: Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises specter of split

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest.

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Accused Russian Taliban depicted in U.S. court as assault mastermind

RICHMOND, Va. - Accused Taliban fighter Irek Hamidullin, the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in U.S. federal court, was portrayed by prosecutors and testimony Friday as the commander behind an attack on U.S. and Afghan forces six years ago near the Pakistan border.

Afghanistan, U.S. 31 Jul 2015

Eleven Colombian military personnel killed in plane crash

BOGOTA - Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of Cesar, killing all on board, according to a statement from the Air Force.

31 Jul 2015

Venezuela supermarket looting leaves one dead, dozens detained

CARACAS - One person was killed and dozens were detained following looting of supermarkets in Venezuela's southeastern city of Ciudad Guayana on Friday morning, according to Venezuelan authorities. | Video

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Seven Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with Islamic State

BENGHAZI, Libya - Seven Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when Islamic State militants stormed a checkpoint manned by forces loyal to the official government, military officials said.

Libya 31 Jul 2015

Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian near Gaza border: medics

GAZA - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager near the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said.

United Nations 31 Jul 2015

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