Taliban hostage family is rescued after 5 years

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children have been freed from captivity by Pakistani security forces, nearly five years after being taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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UN bans 4 ships from all ports for North Korea ties

The United Nations has slapped a global port ban on four ships for their dealings with North Korea, including one that was caught smuggling 30,000 North Korean-made rocket-propelled grenades in 2016.

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Somalia Fast Facts

Here’s a look at Somalia, an impoverished, war-torn eastern African country that borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia and Kenya.

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Trump finally comments on Green Beret deaths, knocks Obama

Breaking his public silence about four American soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger, President Donald Trump said Monday he’d penned personal letters to their families and planned to phone them later this week.

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What Mayim Bialik reveals about #MeToo

A #MeToo hashtag won’t force real change on issues of sexual harassment or assault, says Kate Maltby, but it may give us courage to take the next steps.

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Zimbabwe slaps pastor with charges

A prominent critic of President Robert Mugabe is facing 20 years in jail if convicted of multiple counts of subverting Zimbabwe’s government.

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Hill Russia investigators probe GOP operative who sought Clinton emails

House and Senate investigators are turning their attention to a Republican operative’s hunt for Hillary Clinton’s private emails from Russian hackers — and his possible connections to senior members of the Trump campaign.

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Why Trump was wrong to lift Sudan sanctions

Lifting of sanctions against Sudan gives legitimacy to a regime with a long track record of human rights abuses and atrocities committed against its own people.

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