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Kabul attack highlights security challenges in Afghanistan as US mulls more troops

Kabul attack highlights security challenges in Afghanistan as US mulls more troops

A huge explosion hit near foreign embassies in Kabul on Wednesday morning, leaving at least 67 people injured, Afghan officials said . Their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening, the official noted. A statement from his office quoted Ghani as saying that "the terrorists , even in the holy month of Ramadan, the month of goodness, blessing and prayer, are not stopping the killing of our innocent people".


Former Panamanian Dictator And CIA Informant Manuel Noriega Dies

Former Panamanian Dictator And CIA Informant Manuel Noriega Dies

He did not give the cause of death. Noriega spent 17 years in a USA prison and eventually spent the last years of his life in a Panamanian jail for the murder of political opponents. Despite amassing great wealth, Noriega had worked hard to cultivate an image of a man of the people. He lived in a modest, two-story home in an upper-middle-class neighborhood in Panama City that stood in stark contrast with the opulent mansions customary among Latin American dictators.



White House communications director quits

The New York Times also reported that Trump has considered replacing Press Secretary Sean Spicer with Fox News' "The Five" co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle. These talks sometimes can help governments work through hard problems and reduce tensions in lower-pressure settings away from the limelight. "He's always proven that".


Kenyan police officers killed in bombing, report says

Kenyan police officers killed in bombing, report says

The police officers from the Mangai Rapid Border Patrol Unit were patrolling the Kenya-Somalia border. James Olesirian, director of security operations in the Boni forest, an area used by militants to launch attacks in Lamu, confirmed the incident to VOA's Somali Service.



Senate to Start Drafting Health Care Bill Despite Policy Debates

House. That itself was laughable given how much Republicans had properly criticized congressional Democrats for rushing through their health care overhaul without having a full grasp on its effects. Many Republicans say their chief goal is to reduce premiums. The CBO also projects the cost of care for many conditions would increase substantially in those states that choose to waive the federal Essential Health Benefits , including maternity care, mental health and substance abuse ...



Duterte: China's Xi threatened war over sea dispute

We don't want to quarrel with you... "No less than Chinese President Xi Jingping has delivered the threat personally to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ", Carpio said . Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of China , has also laid claims on some of the islands. In a separate speech on Tuesday upon his arrival in Davao City from Beijing , Duterte emphasized that it was not yet time to discuss the arbitral ruling over the South China Sea with the Chinese President.