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  • Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

    January 20, 2018 7:15 PM 5

    U.S. embassy in Kabul issued a warning Thursday that extremist groups may be planning attacks against hotels A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as residents and staff fled. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who managed to escape unhurt

  • All-female team of U.K. soldiers completes historic Antarctica crossing

    January 20, 2018 4:26 PM 7

    After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army’s Ice Maiden Expedition became the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power. LONDON—A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power. After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army’s Ice Maiden Expedition crossed

  • Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

    January 20, 2018 2:58 PM 5

    The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived

  • 2 Canadians, 2 Americans kidnapped in Nigeria freed, in good condition, police say

    January 20, 2018 2:34 PM 5

    Police and a special anti-kidnapping squad rescued the foreigners in the Kagarko local government area Friday night after a massive manhunt, state police said. YOLA, NIGERIA—Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday. Police and a special

  • Hawaii governor took 15 minutes to tell the public missile alert was false, official says

    January 20, 2018 1:21 AM 7

    The governor’s spokesperson said he had to track her down to prepare a message. She said the communications team handles his social media. HONOLULU—The Hawaii National Guard’s top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn’t tell the public until 15 minutes

  • No hair on the heir: Prince William sports dramatic new buzz cut

    January 19, 2018 2:50 PM 5

    British bookmakers are looking to profit from William’s hair loss, and are now taking bets on what style he will sport at Prince Harry’s wedding. Prince William, whose hairline has been receding for years, has opted for a dramatic close-shaved new hairstyle. The buzz cut was captured by photographers as 35-year-old William, who is second in line to the British

  • Yellow fever risk in all of Sao Paulo state, WHO says

    January 17, 2018 12:37 AM 13

    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL—The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. That puts the megacity of Sao Paulo on the list. But Brazil’s Health Ministry said in a statement that it was not changing its own recently updated

  • 3 churches firebombed during Pope's visit to Chile

    January 16, 2018 2:55 PM 14

    Fires on 1st day of Pope Francis's visit, during which he offered apology for sex abuse by priests Three churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis's visit to the Andean nation. Authorities say two churches were burned in the early hours of Tuesday in the southern Araucania region. The Pope is set to visit with indigenous

  • White House to share more details about Trump’s health later today

    January 16, 2018 2:03 PM 12

    But further insight into his mental acuity is not expected. Navy doctor Ronny Jackson declared Trump to be in “excellent health” following last Friday’s exam. WASHINGTON—A fuller readout of U.S. President Donald Trump’s health following his first medical checkup is expected later Tuesday. Trump’s White House physician — Navy doctor Ronny Jackson — declared

  • Activists in Chile aim to make priest abuse scandal main topic during pope’s visit

    January 15, 2018 8:56 PM 9

    Pope Francis’ visit to Chile is expected to be fraught with a high level of opposition. Firebombings of Catholic churches in recent days have added to the tensions, as have planned protests of sex abuse and cover-ups. SANTIAGO, CHILE—Hours before Pope Francis was set to arrive in Chile Monday, activists on issues related to sex abuse by priests called