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India troops kill Kashmir militant linked to al-Qaida

SRINAGAR, India — Officials say government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir have killed a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida in the disputed region.

Police say Zakir Musa was killed in a gunfight Thursday evening after police and soldiers launched a counterinsurgency operation in the southern Tral area. 82 more words

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Boat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missing

BEIJING — A boat carrying passengers across a river has capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people.

State broadcaster CCTV said Friday morning that eight still were missing… 78 more words

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US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan

CANBERRA, Australia — A top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia has urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change Taiwan’s international standing threatens to increase the possibility of conflict. 97 more words

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Search for Indiana boy swept away in swollen creek

DELPHI, Ind. — A recovery effort is underway for a 4-year-old who was swept away in a western Indiana creek.

WLFI-TV in Lafayette reports Lieutenant Dan Dulin of the Department of Natural Resources says a witness on a bridge over Deer Creek saw the boy being carried downstream and notified authorities. 75 more words

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Texas lawmakers want answers over new Sandra Bland video

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas authorities are expected to face sharp questioning over why cellphone video Sandra Bland took during her confrontational 2015 traffic stop never publicly surfaced until now. 95 more words

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Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully co-operate” with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. 2,189 more words

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Erosion causes overnight loss of buildings on Alaska river

AKIAK, Alaska — An Alaska city has lost buildings overnight due to erosion along the banks of its river.

KYUK-AM reported Wednesday that residents of Akiak woke Monday to find that smokehouses built along the Kuskokwim River had fallen into the water along with stretches of the riverbank in southwest Alaska. 87 more words

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