Saturday, October 19, 2019

At least 62 worshippers have been killed and dozens injured after multiple explosions rocked a mosque in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province during Friday prayers, according to officials, a day after the United Nations said violence in the country had reached "unacceptable" levels.

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Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government has said, in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by pro-separatist protesters.

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Republican lawmakers will face fraught questions most have tried to dodge over President Donald Trump's fight against impeachment as they return to Washington for a week pulsating with political drama.

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Heavy fighting broke out in northern Mexico on Thursday after security forces detained a son of the jailed drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

Fighting raged for several hours after Ovidio Guzmán López was found during a routine patrol in the city of Culiacán.

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 Counter-terrorism police are leading the investigation into the incident at Arndale shopping center, Greater Manchester Police said, which happened at around 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. ET).

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A US police officer who shot dead a black woman in her bedroom on Saturday has been held and charged with murder.

Police in Fort Worth, Texas, wrote on Twitter that Aaron Dean was being held in the Tarrant County jail. On Monday police chief Ed Kraus told reporters Mr Dean had resigned from the force.

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A Japanese student of ninja history who handed in a blank paper was given top marks - after her professor realised the essay was written in invisible ink.

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The US has imposed sanctions on Turkish ministries and senior government officials in response to the country's military offensive in northern Syria.

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The US recently reopened its embassy in Somalia after 28 years, citing security improvements in the East African nation blighted by conflict for many years.

The announcement came days after a US military base about 90km outside Mogadishu and an EU envoy in the capital were attacked by Islamist militant group al-Shabab.

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A Ugandan film about male violence against women - 'Bed of Thorns' - has won the African category at an independent film festival in London.

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