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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader

The Afghan Taliban named one of former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour's deputies to succeed him, after confirming Mansour's death in a US drone strike at the weekend.

Suicide bomber strikes near Afghan capital

Suicide bomber strikes near Afghan capital

A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people and wounded four in an attack on a bus carrying staff from an appeal court west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials said, and the Taliban claimed responsibility.

Trump protesters throw rocks, bottles at police

Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police officers who responded with pepper spray outside a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said.

Acquittal in Freddie Gray case won't change strategy

Acquittal in Freddie Gray case won't change strategy

Prosecutors of Baltimore police officers charged in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray are likely to stick to their arguments of illegal arrest and causing criminal injury in a transport van even though an officer was acquitted in the case this week, legal experts say.

Death penalty sought in US church shooting case

Death penalty sought in US church shooting case

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department says.

EgyptAir crash: Too soon to say explosion downed plane

EgyptAir crash: Too soon to say explosion downed plane

The head of Egypt's forensics authority has dismissed as premature a suggestion that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there had been an explosion on board.

Pakistan can't confirm death of Taliban leader

Pakistan can't confirm death of Taliban leader

Pakistan's interior minister says he can not confirm that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike, and described Washington's justification for the attack as "against international law".

Clinton accuses Trump of cheering housing crisis

Clinton accuses Trump of cheering housing crisis

Democrat Hillary Clinton, seeking to dampen Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's growing appeal with working-class voters, has accused him of having cheered on the 2008 housing market crash. 

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