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Ashraf Ghani Is Named President of Afghanistan by Elections Panel

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The election commission on Sunday pronounced Mr. Ghani the winner of the country’s presidential election after he and Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing agreement. 



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Iraqi forces battle militants near Fallujah

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Baghdad (AFP) - Iraqi government forces launched an operation Sunday to rescue an army battalion which has come under repeated attack by militants near the western city of Fallujah, military sources said. 



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U.S. says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

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By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its U.N. ambassador said on Sunday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an...(more) 



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Fighting resumes in Yemen's capital

a shared story    7 hours 28 minutes ago
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say heavy fighting has resumed in the capital, Sanaa, following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes. 



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Obama team applauds Afghanistan power sharing deal

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Feuding presidential candidates in Afghanistan sign a power-sharing deal.          



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Attacks kill 10 people in Iraq

a shared story    7 hours 28 minutes ago
BAGHDAD (AP) — Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed ten people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad. 

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Ghani wins Afghan presidential election, signs deal with rival

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Kabul (AFP) - Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan's next president on Sunday, hours after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival Abdullah Abdullah that ended a prolonged standoff over the disputed result. 




Afghanistan commission names Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai president

a shared story    7 hours 28 minutes ago
Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops.  



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Forage for wild seeds today, munch on crunchy granola tomorrow

a shared story    7 hours 28 minutes ago
Foraged vegetables are always more fun to cook. So our resident forager, Tama Matsuoka Wong, is introducing us to the seasonal wild plants we should be looking for, and the recipes that will make our kitchens feel a little more wild. These days I wake...(more) 



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Sierra Leone Ebola shutdown uncovers 70 dead in capital

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Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone wrapped up its 72-hour shutdown on Sunday, with authorities reporting that the action aimed at containing the Ebola epidemic had uncovered up to 70 dead bodies in and around the capital. 




Wife of ISIS captive Alan Henning pleads for his release

a shared story    8 hours 28 minutes ago
The desperate wife of a British taxi driver and aid worker being held hostage by the Islamic State has pleaded with militants to let him go.  



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Kenya to stay course in quest to stabilize Somalia: President

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By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan troops will keep fighting Islamist militants in Somalia until peace and stability is restored to the region, President Uhuru Kenyatta said, one year after gunmen stormed a shopping mall in his country's capital. Militants belonging to Somalia's al Qaeda-allied...(more) 



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