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  • Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint

    21 Dec 2014 at 3:14am
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run school died of his injuries.
     
  • Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

    21 Dec 2014 at 2:58am
    A man walks past election posters of presidential candidates in TunisBy Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new ...
     
  • U.N.'s Ebola mission should be closed once battle won: Ban

    21 Dec 2014 at 2:53am
    United Nations Secretary General Ban speaks during a meeting with Liberia's President Johnson Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in MonroviaBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg BAMAKO (Reuters) - The United Nations mission to fight Ebola should be wound down quickly once the battle is won, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday during his first tour of countries stricken with the virus....
     
  • Redskins deal Eagles playoff blow

    21 Dec 2014 at 2:51am
    Cornerback Bashaud Breeland of the Washington Redskins holds up the ball after making an interception against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at FedExField on December 20, 2014 in Landover, MarylandKai Forbath booted a field goal in the dying seconds as the Washington Redskins stunned Philadelphia 27-24, dealing the Eagles' playoff hopes a serious blow. Forbath kicked a 26-yard field goal with just five seconds left in regulation for the Red...
     
  • Tunisians head to elect president in runoff

    21 Dec 2014 at 2:48am
    Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi , right, delivers his speech during his last campaign rally in Tunis, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Tunisians must decide Sunday between Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old veteran of previous regimes, and Moncef Marzouki, a 75-year-old human rights activist who is the outgoing interim president. For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a president in a runoff vote that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its Arab Spring revolution. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) ? Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist that came to power after the revolution of 2011.
     
  • Tunisia's old regime hopes makeover can win it the election

    21 Dec 2014 at 2:48am
    Supporters of Beji Caid Essebsi hold a placard with an image of Essebsi during a rally at Avenue Habib Bourguiba in TunisBy Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - In the corner of his office, Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi keeps a bust of Habib Bourguiba, who led the country in 1957 after its independence from France. It is a symbol, he ...
     
  • Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from U.S.: sources

    21 Dec 2014 at 2:40am
    A man waves Egyptian national flag as military helicopter circles over Tahrir Square, after swearing-in ceremony of president elect Sissi, in CairoCAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the United States in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region. The United ...
     
  • Two New York policemen 'assassinated'

    21 Dec 2014 at 2:33am
    A gunman with an apparent grudge "assassinated" two uniformed New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack on their patrol car that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men. "Today, two of New York's finest were sho...
     
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