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Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

KABUL — A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of Afghanistan's capital, the U.S. military and Afghan officials said.
Nobel winner Handke not welcome in Sarajevo and Kosovo

Nobel winner Handke not welcome in Sarajevo and Kosovo

SARAJEVO, Bosnia — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke was on Wednesday proclaimed persona non-grata in the Bosnian capital and in Kosovo for his apologist views toward Serb war crimes during the wars in the 1990s.
Democrats' impeachment charges say Trump betrayed the nation

Democrats' impeachment charges say Trump betrayed the nation

WASHINGTON — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, declaring he “betrayed the nation” with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presi
Oink oink, cha-ching: $3 million found in barrels of pork

Oink oink, cha-ching: $3 million found in barrels of pork

SHELBY, N.C. — Barrels of raw pork shoulder were riding fat in a tractor trailer pulled over by North Carolina deputies.
Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia — The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea, results showed Wednesday.
Thunberg accuses leaders of 'creative PR' at climate talks

Thunberg accuses leaders of 'creative PR' at climate talks

MADRID — Activist Greta Thunberg accused the business and political leaders of misleading the public by holding climate talks that are not achieving real action against what she called the world's “climate emergency.

PBS, Netflix, MSNBC among 2020 duPont-Columbia award winners

NEW YORK — Groundbreaking reporting on the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexican border, the growth of America's white supremacist movement and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be honoured at the 2020 Alfred I.
The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

HONG KONG — For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a rousing performance of “Les Miserables” proved almost too much to bear.

Atwood, Nesbit among those honoured by Center for Fiction

NEW YORK — The art of invention itself was a special guest as the Center for Fiction honoured Margaret Atwood and Hulu, literary agent Lynn Nesbit and debut author De'Shawn Charles Winslow.
6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said.