Officials in Ghor province said the civilians were abducted Tuesday outside the provincial capital of Ferozkoh.
At Lizard Island, “around about 80 percent and upwards of the corals have died,” said Andrew Hoey, a researcher with the ARC Centre.
There were fears the death toll could rise further as some of the wounded were reported to be in critical condition.
Fires set by departing migrants accelerated plans to evacuate the burgeoning slum.
The demonstrations came on the heels of a decision by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro.
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Activists say airstrikes in Syria have killed 17, mostly children, outside a school complex in the northern, rebel-held province of Idlib.
Iraqi forces move more than 1,000 from villages near front lines of battle to retake Islamic State-held city of Mosul
A federal judge has approved a $14.7 billion settlement in the Volkswagen emissions-cheating case.
The United Nations said the Islamic State extremists may have executed nearly 200 people.
Adding to the grimness was news from the UNHCR that the harrowing journey across the Mediterranean has become increasingly deadly.
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As of Monday, the Florida Department of Health reported seven new travel-related Zika cases in the state.
Kenyans accused their government of not doing enough to protect them from a relentless menace.
Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology said customers failed to change their default passwords in millions of web-connected devices.
The mid-October assault rescued 82 children, who were provided social services, and arrested 239 suspected pimps and fellow reprobates.
In the study, people tended to lie most readily when lying in the game would help both them and their partner.
The instructions reiterate the Roman Catholic Church’s preference for burial over cremation.
Most of those killed at a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta were police cadets and recruits.
“The Jungle” quickly evolved into Europe’s largest slum, supported by aid groups, and was seen as a black eye on France’s image.
Geo TV, citing hospital sources, said early today that at least 57 had died and 116 people were injured.
Also, a rights group urged a probe into a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing over a dozen civilians.
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The Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, said the area they cordoned off measures around 38 square miles.
Warplanes targeted the opposition neighborhoods of the city’s eastern neighborhoods Saturday evening, residents and rebels said.
In France, at least, the timing is seen as significant, as relations between Paris and Moscow have reached historic lows.
News of the rescues came amid reports that clashes broke out elsewhere in Europe at the infamous “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais, France.
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Scientists studying the habits found that the primates produce stone flakes similar to the flakes used as cutting tools by early humans.
Followers of a Pennsylvania-based cleric say the Turkish government is using a July coup attempt as a pretext to falsely accuse them.
It’s part of the new round of regulations announced by the Obama administration as part of its efforts to normalize relations with Cuba.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meanwhile met with Iraq’s prime minister and commanders in Baghdad to discuss the offensive to retake
Officials are awaiting data gleaned from IS computer hard drives, cellphones, and recruiting files after Iraqi forces advance into the city.
China’s president will press his demands for top-down obedience at an annual meeting of the Communist Party’s Central Committee in Beijing.
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As it was being attacked in Mosul, the Islamic State group assaulted the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
NASA photos captured a black spot on the red planet where the lander was supposed to have touched down.
One day after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a “separation” from the U.S., he backpedaled on the statement.
Some say the honor should go to a real woman — and one that isn’t wearing what resembles a Playboy-bunny outfit.
About 20,000 people died of rabies in 2014, and in the state of Kerala, more than 100,000 incidents of dog bites were reported last year.
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Oklahoma and two other states say they have denied a request by Russian officials to be present at polling places on Election Day.
The first U.S. combat death since the operation began was the result of a roadside bomb explosion north of the Islamic State-held city.
Moscow billed its brief, unilateral cease-fire as a good-will gesture.
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Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks came after his nation and China agreed to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute.
The men were convicted — tens of thousands of them — of crimes like buggery, gross indecency and loitering with intent.
Turkish military confirmed its warplanes had carried out 26 air strikes and that it had killed between 160 and 200 fighters.
In front of horrified crowds, the van suddenly charged backward then sprinted forward twice over a space of about 60 feet.
KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan soldier opened fire on a group of Americans at a military depot near Kabul on Wednesday, killing two and