Afghan president says deadly NATO airstrike hit parliamentary candidate’s convoy

Afghan president says airstrike killed civilians

Hurricane Earl’s center undergoes change near East Coast, strong winds extending farther out

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Uganda court charges 2 over deadly World Cup bombings; charges bring total suspects to 34

Uganda court charges 2 over deadly twin bombings

Mountaintop removal activists demand Nike, WVU pull promo ad for coal-themed football uniform

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Janmashtami celebrations: 170 ‘govindas’ injured across Mumbai

MUMBAI - Several “Govindas” were injured Thursday, some critically, across Mumbai while they formed human pyramids to reach ‘dahi handis’ - pots of curd - suspended high above the ground on the occasion of Janmasthami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, officials said.

Coast Guard: Offshore oil platform in Gulf of Mexico explodes, all 13 crew accounted for

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IMF offers $450 mn flood aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund Thursday pledged $450 million in emergency loans to Pakistan to help the country cope with a massive flood disaster.

Police: Discovery Channel hostages were preparing to escape when gunman was shot, killed

Gunman shot as Discovery hostages planned escape

Body of hostage-taking gunman removed from Discovery Channel’s headquarters in Md.

Gunman’s body removed from Discovery building

Hurricane warning issued for Mass. as East Coast braces for weekend pounding by Earl

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Hurricane warning issued for southern coast of Massachusetts ahead of powerful Earl

President Barack Obama speaks briefly on Afghanistan

Men urinate on 75-year-old woman in Britain

LONDON - Two men urinated on a 75-year-old woman in Britain when she objected to their behaviour, which included relieving themselves in the stairwell and having sex in the public area of her apartment, a media report said Thursday.

Afghan fighting kills 2 US troops, 37 insurgents; Kabul says NATO strike killed civilians

2 US troops, dozens of Afghan insurgents killed

Pakistani Shiites hold funeral for victims of triple bombing that killed 35, wounded scores

Pakistan Shiites mourn those killed in triple bomb

Evacuations ordered, but some just hunker down as Hurricane Earl bears down on East Coast

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