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Radio Free Europe says Pakistan closes its bureau

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 03:29
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says Pakistani authorities have closed the Islamabad bureau of its Pashto-language Radio Mashaal after Pakistan’s intelligence agency accused it of airing programs “against the interest of Pakistan.”
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US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 03:29
Somali and U.S. commandos stormed a camp for al-Shabab extremist fighters in an overnight raid, killing at least four of the fighters and rescuing dozens of child conscripts, a Somali intelligence official said Friday.
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Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 03:29
Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival troops shelled villages and border posts for a third day Friday.
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A windstorm so bad it toppled trucks and blew the roofs off buildings

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 03:29
A windstorm threw parts of Europe into chaos. At least six people in three countries died as a result of the storm, which brought snow and “hurricane-force” winds blowing 90 mph.
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France’s epic Bayeux Tapestry is headed to Britain, in a loan for the ages

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 03:29
The 70-yard-long masterpiece tells the story of the 1066 Battle of Hastings, a pivotal historical event for the British.
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World's Regard For U.S. Leadership Hits Record Low In Gallup Poll

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 02:32

The global approval rating for U.S. leadership fell to 30 percent — lower in President Trump's first year in office than under former President George W. Bush, and a sharp fall from the Obama era.

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Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why He Leaked The Pentagon Papers

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 02:25

In 1971, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in the hope that they would help end the Vietnam War. His story is portrayed in the new film The Post. Originally broadcast Dec. 4, 2017.

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A Peas Offering For The Dairy Aisle: Can This Milk Alternative Rival The Real Deal?

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 01:34

Yellow-pea milk might sound odd, but the founders of Ripple Foods think their protein-rich dairy alternatives could give cow's milk a run for its money and open the door to more plant-based products.

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Missouri Faces Costly Dilemma: How To Treat Inmates With Hepatitis C?

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 01:04

Civil liberties groups in Missouri and at least five other states are suing to get more inmates treated with hepatitis drugs that are highly effective but quite expensive.

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Hezbollah denies US drug trafficking accusations

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 01:00
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group has categorically dismissed allegations that it is involved in drug trafficking and money laundering.
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IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 01:00
Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that “much more exciting initiatives” promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend.
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N.Korea cancels S.Korea visit by advance team for art troupe

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 01:00
North Korea on Friday abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea over the weekend to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe she also leads during next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
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Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policy

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 01:00
On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami’s Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island’s military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change.
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Every 2017 terrorist attack, mapped

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 01:00
Fewer people are dying in terrorist attacks. But the Islamic State continues to be the world's deadliest group.
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Trump Appointee Resigns After Bigoted Comments Surface

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 00:51

Carl Higbie, appointed by President Trump to serve in the agency that runs AmeriCorps, has apologized for remarks that derided black people, Muslims and other groups.

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Top Stories: Pope Angers Chileans; Turnover In Trump White House

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-01-20 00:14

Also: A government shutdown looms as Congress can't agree on a spending bill; a powerful storm roars through Europe; and former CIA Director Stansfield Turner dies.

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Open Or Closed? Here's What Happens In A Partial Government Shutdown

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-01-19 23:40

The mail will get delivered, Social Security checks will go out, and the National Park Service says it will try to keep parks accessible if there is a shutdown. But most federal agencies would close.

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Self-Immolation Rises As Desperate Tunisians Seek Escape From Poverty

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-01-19 23:10

When a fruit seller set himself on fire, it helped spark a revolution in Tunisia seven years ago. Since then, the suicide method has grown more common, especially among young, unemployed men.

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U.S. Military Advantage Over Russia And China 'Eroding,' Pentagon Says

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-01-19 23:00

In the first update of the National Defense Strategy since 2014, the Pentagon is putting more focus on Russia and China, the "primary concern in U.S. national security," as opposed to terrorism.

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Crowds jostle for holy water as Ethiopia celebrates Epiphany

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-01-19 22:58
Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians have gathered to celebrate Timkat, or Epiphany, a major holiday marking the baptism of Jesus.
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