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Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

LAHORE, Pakistan — An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 police a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid violent clashes with security forces, the country’s interior minister said Monday.
Foxconn, Wisconsin reach new deal on scaled back facility

Foxconn, Wisconsin reach new deal on scaled back facility

MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics manufacturer, has reached a new deal with reduced tax breaks for its scaled back manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin, Gov.
'Downton Abbey' cast returns for sequel opening in December

'Downton Abbey' cast returns for sequel opening in December

NEW YORK — The original principal cast of “Downton Abbey” are returning for a second film that will arrive in theatres December 22 this year, Focus Features announced Monday.
1 dead, 100,000 displaced as typhoon blows near Philippines

1 dead, 100,000 displaced as typhoon blows near Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — An approaching powerful typhoon has left at least one person dead, another missing and prompted the evacuation of more than 100,000 people as a precaution in the eastern and central Philippines, although the unusual summer storm
Greens bid for German chancellery as Merkel's bloc squabbles

Greens bid for German chancellery as Merkel's bloc squabbles

BERLIN — Germany’s environmentalist Greens announced Monday that co-leader Annalena Baerbock will make the party's first bid for the chancellery in the September national election, while Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre -right bloc was mired in a po
Residents evacuated as mountain fire spreads in Cape Town

Residents evacuated as mountain fire spreads in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Residents are being evacuated from Cape Town neighbourhoods Monday as a wildfire spreading on the slopes of the city's famed Table Mountain was fanned by strong winds overnight and houses came under threat.
Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave

Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave

ROUEN, France — Slowly suffocating in a French intensive care ward, Patrick Aricique feared he would die from his diseased lungs that felt “completely burned from the inside, burned like the cathedral in Paris,” as tired doctors and nurses laboured d
Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears

Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — As the passengers walked a little dazed through the airport gates, they were embraced one after another by family members who rushed forward and dissolved into tears.
Video: Louisville officer punches protester during arrest

Video: Louisville officer punches protester during arrest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A police officer in Kentucky was seen on video repeatedly punching a protester in the head while the man was face down on the ground and being arrested by several officers during a police brutality protest Sunday afternoon.
Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans

Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government on Monday reversed a decision to strip soldiers of unit citations due to war crime allegations in Afghanistan and announced an inquiry into suicides among veterans and serving members of the military.
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