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At least 40 people dead, 140 wounded in Afghan car bombing

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about At least 40 people dead, 140 wounded in Afghan car bombing One official said the attacker used an ambulance to get through a security checkpoint by telling police he was taking a patient to a nearby hospital. Post to Facebook…

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Duterte offers ’42 virgins’ to visitors of Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told a group of Indian and Filipino business leaders in New Delhi that he would like to attract visitors to his country by offering "42 virgins". In a speech on Friday aimed at luring investors to the Philippines, Duterte also said Indian businessmen should "avoid Mindanao" because "there's still martial law…

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Paris on high alert as river Seine remains high

More than 650 people evacuated from homes as forecasters warn of more rain next week Water levels on the Seine continue to rise after weeks of heavy rain. Photograph: Thierry Orban/Getty Images Paris remains on high alert as the swollen river Seine continues to rise, with forecasters saying the river could stay high next week,…

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Third man charged with murder of London model Harry Uzoka

Merse Dikanda to appear in court over fatal stabbing of 25-year-old in west London Harry Uzoka at a media launch in 2015. Photograph: David M. Benett/Getty Images for Delfina Delettr A third man has been charged with the murder of a 25-year-old London model who was fatally stabbed. Merse Dikanda, 23, of no fixed abode,…

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5 things you need to know this weekend

Editors, USA TODAY Published 4:55 a.m. ET Jan. 27, 2018 Promotional banners for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards hang over an entrance to Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo: Justin Lane, EPA-EFE) The Grammys celebrate 60th anniversary The Grammy Awards turn 60 this year and there’s going to be plenty to celebrate at the…

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All you need to know about Cyprus presidential election

Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus - For Panos Charalampous, this Sunday is shaping up to be like any other. Maybe, he says, he will meet friends in one of the many cafes in downtown Nicosia. Where the 32-year-old knows he won't be is at the polling station casting his vote, even though it's only a two-minute…

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Is #MeToo a West-only movement?

In 2006, the slogan #MeToo started as a movement by American activist Tarana Burke as a way to show solidarity with victims of sexual assault. That slogan went viral overnight in the wake of Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein scandal last October, which prompted women around the world to break a lot of the silence around sexual…

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Relive the Hottest 100 top 10 countdown

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Huge blast rocks Afghanistan’s Kabul

A blast has rocked the Afghan capital, Kabul, with images posted to social media showing huge plumes of dark smoke rising above the city. Reports on Saturday said the explosion was close to an old interior ministry building. Emergency vehicles could be herd in the city centre, TOLO news reported. Witnesses near the city centre…

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