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December 30, 2018 5:04 PM Congo police officer and civilian killed in fight over alleged voting fraud

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A police officer and civilian were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a dispute over alleged voting fraud in Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, a witness and a politician from the area said. Vital Kamerhe, a politician from South Kivu province, and a witness, who wished to remain anonymous, said an altercation 118

December 30, 2018 4:51 PM Helicopter crash leaves 4 dead after aircraft explodes near world's longest zip line in UAE

Four people have been killed when a helicopter exploded into a fireball after reportedly clipping the world's longest zip line on Saturday. Shocking footage shows the doomed chopper spinning out of control after it's said to have hit the Ras al-Khaimah wire near Dubai. Officials confirmed the Agusta 139 rescue helicopter was speeding towards an emergency 123

December 30, 2018 2:28 PM Journalists To Drop New Year's Eve Ball in Times Square

Leading journalists will ring in the New Year Monday in New York City’s Times Square as the annual ball drop, watched globally by billions, recognizes journalism and free speech. The group of reporters and editors will appear on stage just before midnight to push the button that officially begins the 60-second countdown to the lowering of the Times Square 119

December 28, 2018 2:09 PM Shot in the back: the dangers of being an opposition candidate in Bangladesh

NOAKHALI, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At a library inside a small district court in southeastern Bangladesh, barrister Mahabub Uddin Khokon stood up to take off his coat and scrunched his white shirt up to his shoulders to reveal a back covered in bandages over several shotgun pellet wounds. Settling back into an office chair, the 62-year-old smiled. “You see, my fight 121

December 28, 2018 1:28 PM Vatican official urges Iraq's Christians to forgive, rebuild

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican secretary of state urged Iraqi Christians who have endured years of Islamic extremist persecution to forgive, reconcile and rebuild their broken communities as he celebrated Mass Friday in Iraq's largest Christian town. Cardinal Pietro Parolin has spent the Christmas holidays in Iraq in a show of Pope Francis' solidarity with the region's 115

December 28, 2018 11:17 AM The Latest: Kurdish official says Syria has not taken Manbij

This photo released on the Facebook page of the Military Council of Manbij City, shows U.S. troops based around the Syrian town of Manbij speaking with residents, in northern Syria, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (The Military Council of Manbij City via AP) A senior Syrian Kurdish official says Syrian government troops have arrived at the front lines of the flash-point 134

December 27, 2018 11:23 AM San Quentin inmate escapes, prompting manhunt, authorities say

Shalom Mendoza was discovered missing after a head count around 9:35 p.m., prison officials said. (San Quentin State Prison) A manhunt was underway in Northern California early Thursday after an inmate at San Quentin State Prison reportedly walked off the grounds late Wednesday evening, according to prison officials. The inmate remained at large and may have committed 103

December 26, 2018 11:36 AM Iran in talks with Afghan Taliban: Iranian state media report

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has been holding talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban with the knowledge of the Afghan government, a senior Iranian security official was quoted by the official news agency IRNA as saying on Wednesday during a visit to Kabul. The news came days after reports last week of talks between U.S. and Taliban officials over proposals for a ceasefire 141

December 25, 2018 7:45 PM Eight-year-old Guatemalan dies after being detained by U.S. border agents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An eight-year-old Guatemalan migrant boy died shortly after midnight on Tuesday after being detained by U.S. border agents, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement, the second migrant child this month to die in U.S. detention. The boy and his father were in CBP custody on Dec. 24 when a Border Patrol agent 106

December 25, 2018 12:35 PM Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces

ISTANBUL – Turkey said Tuesday it is working with the United States to coordinate the withdrawal of American forces but remains "determined" to clear U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters from northeastern Syria. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters that "if Turkey says it will enter, it will," in comments carried by private DHA news agency. For weeks 131