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Fears in US of bad peace deal with the Taliban

Washington, United States | AFP | An Afghanistan peace agreement that the US seems close to reaching with the Taliban has prompted worries that President Donald Trump’s desire to quickly withdraw US troops could further plunge the country into civil war. Trump said Friday he was pleased with talks on ending …

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Scientists a step closer to a cure for Ebola

Two Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates: health officials Washington, United States | AFP |  Scientists were a step closer to a cure for Ebola on Monday after two of four drugs in a clinical trial were found to significantly increase survival rates, the US health authority co-funding the …

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Forty-six new US Peace Corps Volunteers start work in Uganda

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac has presided over the swearing-in ceremony of 46 United States Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs). This newest group of 21 health and 25 agribusiness volunteers brings the total number of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Uganda …

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EL PASO: 15 shot dead at Walmart store in Texas

El Paso, United States | AFP | A gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store Saturday, reportedly killing at least 15 people in the latest mass shooting in the United States. Although the exact scale of the tragedy in El Paso, Texas, …

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How can China retaliate to Trump tariffs?

Beijing, China | AFP | Beijing says it is ready to retaliate if President Donald Trump goes through with his threat to impose punitive tariffs on another $300 billion in Chinese goods on September 1. The 10 percent duties would extend Washington’s border taxes to almost every import from China, with …

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Al-Qaeda heir Hamza Bin Laden killed: US media

Washington, United States | AFP | Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza, chosen heir to the leadership of Al-Qaeda, has been killed, US media reported Wednesday citing American officials. NBC News said three US officials had confirmed they had information of Hamza bin Laden’s death, but gave no details of the place …

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Twitter back on

Twitter acknowledges outages affecting some users Washington, United States | AFP |  Twitter said Thursday some users could not access the messaging service amid reports of an outage in some parts of the world. “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter,” a spokesperson said in an email. …

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