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India: Pakistan had 'direct hand' in deadly convoy strike
India said there was "incontrovertible evidence" that Pakistan had a "direct hand" in a bomb attack on a convoy that killed 37 paramilitary soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Haiti President defiant amid deadly protests and calls for his resignation
Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rejected calls for his resignation and promised unspecified economic measures after more than a week of deadly anti-government protests.

A WWI letter was found in a box of old papers after almost 102 years
A Canadian antique dealer stumbled on an unlikely treasure in a bunch of old papers she bought for a dollar -- a letter written by a World War I soldier almost 102 years ago.

81-year-old is sole resident of remote, disputed island
In 1991, Kim Sin-yeol and her husband made the unusual decision to move to a lonely outcrop of islands at the heart of a long-standing territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea.

Is AI the future of education?
One UAE-based tech company, Alef Education, is hoping to answer that question with their educational AI platform. But there's debate over whether the benefits outweigh potential privacy concerns and increased screen time.

Uber turns to boats to beat Mumbai's terrible traffic
Uber is offering a new way to beat traffic jams in one of the world's most congested cities ? speedboats.

India is building a city from scratch
India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy.

Robot valets head to London
Travelers flying out of London's Gatwick Airport may soon have a robot parking their car.

 
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US-Taliban talks: Is Afghanistan ready for real peace?

US-Taliban talks: Is Afghanistan ready for real peace?With the United States eyeing a withdrawal from America?s longest war, a fledgling peace process in Afghanistan involving direct talks between the US and Taliban insurgents has created the most optimism in years. The colossal challenges yet to come in bringing the Islamist Taliban and Afghan government to a peace agreement are encapsulated in a story surrounding a single ?hanging? tree in Wardak Province, southwest of Kabul. It was from that tree that the Taliban, three years ago, hung the body of Rahmatullah, an off-duty army officer and father of seven, after kidnapping, starving, and torturing him for two weeks.



Bring on the ice and snow: Ottawa?s Winterlude celebrates a frozen north

Bring on the ice and snow: Ottawa?s Winterlude celebrates a frozen northThe polar vortex that dipped from the Arctic down through North America in January briefly turned the Canadian capital into the world?s coldest, with thermometers reading -24 C (- 11.2 F.). Ottawa has been walloped by blizzards, including one this week that dumped 31 centimeters (12.2 inches) of snow. In a country that prides itself on its northern stoicism but increasingly finds itself begrudging the climate, the festival is an ode to Canadian winter.



Ahead of election, Nigerians reassess an old promise of safety

Ahead of election, Nigerians reassess an old promise of safetyMaryam Abubakar was bent in prayer when she heard the first blast crack over Kano?s central mosque, a sound so loud it felt like the stately building had cracked in two. It was Nov. 28, 2014, and in the nerve center of Nigeria?s largest Muslim-majority city, the terror group Boko Haram was sending a message: Nowhere is safe. ?You saw a woman in a hijab who you didn?t know, and you wondered, is she one of them?? says Kemi Fadipe, a teacher, referring to Boko Haram?s infamous use of female suicide bombers.



Beyond guilt or innocence, should jurors weigh if law is worth enforcing?

Beyond guilt or innocence, should jurors weigh if law is worth enforcing?The more questions the potential jurors are asked, the more questions they seem to have. A howling winter wind is audible through the drawn curtains of a fifth-floor courtroom in the Mendocino County Superior Court, punctuating questions from the defense attorney and the prosecutor. ?The judge does the sentencing?? a potential juror asks.



  Nigeria election 2019: Voting postponed for a week
The country's electoral commission announces the move just hours before voting was due to begin.
Aurora shooting: Five dead in Illinois workplace attack
The gunman was shot dead during an exchange of fire with police officers, five of whom were wounded.
Mexico border wall: Trump defends emergency move
The US president confirms he will use emergency powers to build a wall on Mexico's border.
Colin Kaepernick: Former NFL quarterback settles 'collusion' case
Colin Kaepernick and former team-mate Eric Reid reach settlements with the NFL over 'collusion' cases against team owners.
Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over 'attack' on Empire actor
US police detain two Nigerian men, one of whom worked on Jussie Smollett's TV show Empire.
Call to ban killer robots in wars
Scientists have called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI.
Spanish PM sets snap election for April
The minority Socialist-led government lost the support of Catalan MPs over the budget.
Dozens of bodies found in north-west Nigeria
Police find the bodes of 66 people, including 22 children and 12 women, killed in villages.
General Joseph Votel breaks rank with Trump over Syria
The US general leading the fight against the Islamic State group has warned against withdrawing troops.
Vatican envoy Luigi Ventura faces sexual assault claim
Archbishop Luigi Ventura, ambassador to France, is alleged to have molested a junior official.
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Mexican president visits 'El Chapo's' home turf seeking reconciliation
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the birthplace of the country's most infamous drug trafficker, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, on Friday, calling for peace and reconciliation days after a U.S. jury convicted the kingpin.

Mexican actor apologizes for racial slur against 'Roma' actress
A Mexican soap opera star apologized on Friday for using a racial slur to describe actress Yalitza Aparicio, whose performance in the critically acclaimed film "Roma" made her the first indigenous woman to be nominated for a best actress Oscar.

Nigeria presidential election postponed to February 23: electoral commission chairman
Nigeria's presidential election, which was due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed to Feb. 23, the chairman of the country's electoral commission said on Saturday.

Trump to nominate Satterfield ambassador to Turkey
President Donald Trump intends to nominate David Satterfield, a veteran diplomat with deep experience in the Middle East, to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey, the White House said on Friday.

Trump to nominate Jeffrey Byard as U.S. emergency management chief
President Donald Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey Byard, a senior official at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be its administrator, replacing Brock Long who said this week he was resigning, the White House said on Friday.