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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.

Bosnia sees sharp rise in migrants heading to EU

SARAJEVO The number of illegal migrants passing through Bosnia to try to reach the richer states of the European Union rose sharply in the first nine months of 2017, a government agency said on Tuesday.

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Asian nations struggle to meet global target to lower deaths in childbirth

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It seemed a simple statement: women should not die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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Congo elected to U.N. rights council; Britain, U.S. unhappy

UNITED NATIONS Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Monday, a moved criticized by Britain, the United States and rights groups after the vote by the 193-member General Assembly.

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.

Oct 16 2017
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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.

Oct 16 2017
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Pakistan deports Turkish school network's former director and family

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has deported a former director of a chain of private Turkish schools along with his family, former school officials said on Monday, the day set for a court hearing on the deportation.

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.

Oct 16 2017
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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

Oct 15 2017
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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

Oct 15 2017