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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that killed one Polish soldier and two other foreign troops as well as wounding at least 13 civilians.
The Ukrainian and European parliaments on Tuesday simultaneously ratified a landmark pact at the heart of the ex-Soviet country's bloodiest crisis since independence.
U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war.
Weakening Odile heads up Baja California
A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.
For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.
Passengers faced a second day of travel disruption on Tuesday as Air France pilots extended a strike in protest of the airline's plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary.
Aboriginal Greenlanders will be allowed to kill more than 200 whales each year from 2015 to 2018 under a subsistence quota granted Monday by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), disappointed conservationists said.
Microsoft's decision to spend US$2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game “Minecraft” could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.
Billionaire investor William Ackman Monday unveiled plans to raise US$2 billion through an Amsterdam public listing that would capitalize on international interest for shareholder activism.
  
  
  
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