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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour’s death


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor – a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul. The …

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Israel expands government, Lieberman to be defense minister

Mideast Israel Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal to expand his coalition government on Wednesday by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as his new defense minister. The development caps a tumultuous political week that began with Netanyahu negotiating with the …

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Rights group: Israeli army probes of soldiers a fig leaf

Hagai El-Ad

JERUSALEM (AP) – A leading Israeli rights group said Wednesday it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice and effectively help whitewash half a century of occupation. In a rebuke to the military justice system, the …

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As lines form for water, Myanmar pins hopes on Suu Kyi

Myanmar Lines for Water

DALA, Myanmar (AP) – Every year at this time, the ponds and wells go dry. People walk for hours to fill their plastic buckets at a lotus-filled pond that is the only clean source of drinking water in this community outside Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon. The dry season, which typically …

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Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies

G7 The Road Ahead

ISE, Japan (AP) – Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive. Aging workforces, sagging productivity …

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Millwoods Ex-Servicemen Association, Edmonton

Edmonton (ATB): The Association held its election for 2016/18 and elected Ranjit Singh Khaira as President,Chamkaur Singh Mahal as Vice President, Sudagar Singh as Secretary as Kalwant Singh Kalra as Joint Secretary and Surjit Singh Mrar as Treasurer and Ajaib Singh Grewal,Jagrup Singh Sidhu and Harchand Singh Chahal as directors. …

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