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Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan


KABUL Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others.

Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 31 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Two suspected U.S. drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, following a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.

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Afghan schools closing due to violence, undermining gains in educating girls, says rights group

KABUL Spreading violence in Afghanistan is forcing many schools to close, undermining fragile gains in education for young girls in a war-ravaged country where millions of girls have never been to school, said a Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday.

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Tuesday Morning Briefing

U.S. President Donald Trump keeps his options open as a Republican feud rages, Airbus is set to buy a majority stake in Bombardier’s struggling CSeries and aggressive U.S. demands wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA talks.

U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl could face life sentence for endangering troops

FORT BRAGG, N.C. U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, a step toward resolving the politically charged case that could send him to prison for life. | Video

World, U.S., Oct 16 2017

Four nations meet to resume stalled Afghan peace talks in Oman

ISLAMABAD Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States met in Oman on Monday to try to find ways of reviving peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, two officials in Pakistan's foreign ministry said.

World, China, Oct 16 2017

Newsmaker: Malaysian teacher seen as new 'emir' of pro-Islamic State militants

KUALA LUMPUR The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as the militant group's new regional "emir", experts and officials say.

World, Oct 16 2017

Bombs kill Pakistani soldiers hunting U.S.-Canadian family's kidnappers

ISLAMABAD Bomb blasts killed a Pakistani army officer and three soldiers searching for the kidnappers of a freed U.S.-Canadian family in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said.

World, Oct 16 2017

Afghan Taliban deny former hostage's claims of murder, rape

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012. | Video

World, U.S. Oct 15 2017

Canadian says child killed, U.S. wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

OTTAWA/TORONTO A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped. | Video

U.S., World Oct 15 2017