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World Sep 10No injuries reported after explosion at U.S. Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary
The explosion was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump abruptly called off U.S.-Taliban talks over the weekend, on the brink of an apparent deal to end America's longest war.
World Sep 05Taliban suicide bombing kills U.S. soldier, 10 Afghan civilians
The American soldier was the fourth U.S. service member killed in the past two weeks in Afghanistan.
World Sep 03Taliban bombing kills 16 in Kabul after tentative peace deal is reached
Taliban attacks continue even as a U.S. envoy says the deal with the insurgents only needs the approval of President Donald Trump to become a reality.
Arts Aug 20Afghans restore art shattered by Taliban as peace deal nears
Museum workers in Kabul have been trying to reassemble ancient Buddha figurines as a nervous country waits for the Taliban and the U.S. to reach a deal on ending America's longest war.
World Aug 18Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63
The local Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for a suicide blast on Saturday at a wedding in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul. It was the deadliest attack in the capital this year, with 63 killed and 182 wounded.
World Aug 06Taliban say differences resolved on U.S. troop withdrawal
The United States and the Taliban have resolved differences in peace talks over the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and guarantees from the insurgents that they will cut ties with other extremist groups, a Taliban official said Tuesday.
World Jun 15Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park
One of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent…
World Jun 11Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case
Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday in a landmark case for Africa when the High Court rejected as unconstitutional sections of the penal code punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison.
World May 23Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting
The decision has elicited anger from wildlife protection groups who warn hunting could decimate elephant populations and be blow to tourism.
World Apr 26Mozambique hit by new deadly cyclone, stoking flooding fears
The second powerful cyclone to rip into Mozambique in just six weeks stunned residents Friday in a region where such storms had not been recorded in the modern era. Three deaths were reported from Cyclone Kenneth and the U.N. warned…