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Air strike kills key Afghan Taliban commander

An air strike has killed an Afghan Taliban commander who twice oversaw the capture of a strategic northern city, officials said

Impeached S. Korea president tells court of ‘regret’

South Korea’s president expressed “belated regret” Monday over the scandal that triggered her impeachment, as the Constitutional Court wrapped up hearings

Army presses IS in north Syria: monitor, military source

Syrian government forces seized territory from the Islamic State group on several fronts in the country’s north on Monday, a monitor

Avoid insults, UN urges Syrian rivals at tense talks

A ban on mobile phones, recording devices and “offensive language”: the ground rules handed out at Syrian talks reflect the high

Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win Oscar

Hollywood (United States) (AFP) – Heavily-backed favorite Mahershala Ali

Stocks drift awaiting Trump tax plan details

A Trump-inspired stock rally was looking fragile Monday as investors sought evidence that the US president can deliver on his tax

Oscars apologize as mix-up overshadows ‘Moonlight’ win

Coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” won the coveted best picture Oscar, but not before a historic mix-up that saw “La La Land” mistakenly

Cash handler held over toy notes in India ATM

Indian police have arrested a cash handler after notes in a state bank ATM were replaced with children’s toy bills, an

Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

An explosion that killed seven people and caused panic in the Pakistani city of Lahore was caused by a gas leak

Couple jailed for killing spouses wed in Nepal prison

A man and a woman each serving time for killing their first spouses have married in a prison in western Nepal