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Afghan military official says gunmen attack Kabul Airport

Published July 16, 2014Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 KABUL, Afghanistan – Gunmen used rockets to attack the Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital Thursday, a senior military official said. The gunmen occupied two buildings, which were under construction, 700 meters (yards) north of the airport, and were using them as a base to fire rockets and gunfire toward the airport ...

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UK police arrest 660 suspected pedophiles after online operation

July 16, 2014 — Updated 1130 GMT (1930 HKT) (CNN) — UK police have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles — including doctors, teachers and scout leaders — in a six-month operation spanning the country, the National Crime Agency said Wednesday. The operation — which targeted people accessing indecent images of children online — involved 45 police forces across England, Wales, Scotland ...

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Bank of America profits fall in second quarter

Bank of America returned to profitability in the second quarter, although earnings were down 43 percent from a year ago. The bank on Wednesday also announced a $650 million settlement that resolves all outstanding mortgage-related litigation with insurer American International Group. Included under terms of the agreement, AIG has agreed to withdraw its objection to an $8.5 billion settlement Bank ...

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Modi calls for urgent reform of UN security council, IMF

Fortaleza (Brazil)/New Delhi, July 15: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday called for “urgent reform” of institutions such as the United Nations Security Council and International Monetary Fund and said that there should be zero tolerance towards terrorism. Speaking at the BRICS summit, the prime minister said the meeting was taking place at a time when the world was facing ...

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20 dead after Moscow train derails

At least 20 people have died after a subway train derailed in Moscow, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush-hour. [TICON-A VIDEO] About 150 more people were taken to hospital after the incident, with many of them seriously injured. The Russian capital’s airports and transit systems have been a prime target for terrorists over ...

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Germany Throws One Hell of a Party for World Cup Heroes

After beating Argentina 1-0 in the final World Cup match on Sunday, Germany returned home with the coveted gold trophy in hand. See also: German Newspapers Had a Field Day With the World Cup Win And from the second the team’s plane touched down, it has been one massive party. The plane landed at Berlin’s Tegel Airport on Tuesday after ...

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89 killed in suicide blast in east Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew up his car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 89 people and wounding more than 40, officials said. The attack in the town of Urgun in Paktika province was the deadliest in months in Afghanistan, underscoring the country’s instability as foreign troops ...

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Iranian nuclear talks has ‘real gaps’ on key issues: Kerry

VIENNA – Participating sides will continue work to bridge the remaining “real gaps” on some key issues in Iranian nuclear talks as the July 20 deadline approaches, while tangible progress has been made on other key issues, US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters here on Tuesday. “There has been tangible…

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French Soldier Killed in Mali Suicide Bombing

Reuters PARIS — A French soldier was killed in a suicide bombing in northern Mali, where local and foreign troops have struggled to restore order after quelling an Islamist insurgency…

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Israel Resumes Gaza Bombing Campaign

Share ABC News | ABC Sports News Copy Israel launched fresh aerial attacks on Hamas targets in Gaza today after a short lived pause during which Hamas fired dozens of rockets at Israel. Israel had initially accepted a ceasefire proposal, but Hamas had rejected it. The proposed cease-fire, brokered by Egypt, came after seven days of rocket attacks launched from ...

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