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Taliban Storm Afghan Prison, Free More Than 350 Inmates

Monday, September 14, 2015

Taliban militiamen have stormed a prison in Afghanistan, freeing more than 350 inmates, nearly half of whom have been deemed especially dangerous. Four policemen were killed in the assault in the country's eastern Ghazni province.

The BBC quotes Ghazni's deputy governor, Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, as saying that one of the ...

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Hungary Seals Its Border, As EU Meets On Migrant Crisis

Monday, September 14, 2015

Updated at 11:45 a.m. ET

Here are the latest developments in the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe:

-- Lauren Frayer, reporting for NPR from Hungary's southern border with Serbia, says: "Hundreds of Hungarian police and soldiers have just moved in to make a human chain along the border. Trucks have ...

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Kim Davis Back At Work, But Remains Defiant

Monday, September 14, 2015

Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET

Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is back to work today — saying she will neither authorize such licenses nor stand in the way of her deputies if they wish to do ...

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U.S. 'Disrupted' Threat Ahead Of Pope's Visit, Congressman Says

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says he's "concerned" about security for Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. next week after Washington "disrupted" one threat and continues to monitor others.

Asked about the pope's upcoming visit, McCaul, appearing on ABC's This Week, said: "I'm ...

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Mayweather Says He's Fought His Last, Ending A 49-0 Career

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has fought his 49th and, he insists, final bout, remaining undefeated at age 38.

Mayweather easily outboxed Andre Berto, winning their welterweight match in a unanimous decision Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

"My career is over. It's official," said Mayweather, who spent ...

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Deal To Remove Heavy Weapons From Ukraine 'Very Close'

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Two weeks after a cease-fire that appears to have held in eastern Ukraine, Germany's foreign minister says the warring sides are "very close" to a broader agreement to remove heavy weapons from the front lines.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who met in Berlin with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, French Foreign Minister ...

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Israeli Police Clash With Palestinians Near al-Aqsa Mosque

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Updated at 3:25 p.m. ET

Israeli police clashed briefly with Palestinians near the religiously sensitive al-Aqsa mosque complex in East Jerusalem, but there were no reports of arrests.

Police said they entered the site to prevent riots after they received reports that protesters planned to "disrupt visits to the area ...

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Calif. Governor Declares Emergency Amid Massive Wildfires

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Updated at 8 a.m. ET on Sept. 14

At least one person reportedly has been killed in an area where wildfire is raging in Northern California, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Local law enforcement is investigating the report.

Two of the fastest-burning wildfires in decades ...

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Germany Imposes Border Controls To Stem Flow Of Migrants

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Updated at 3:10 p.m. ET

Germany's interior minister confirmed Sunday that his country would impose temporary controls on its border, halting trains between Austria and Germany for a 12-hour period to stem the flow of refugees flooding into Munich.

"The aim of these measures is to limit the current inflows ...

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Russian Cosmonaut Returns From Record-Breaking Space Mission

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka's safe return from months aboard the International Space Station has put him in the record books for spending more time in space than any other human — the equivalent of nearly two and a half years on five different flights.

Padalka, whose latest 168-day stay on ...

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Merkel Says Allowing Migrants Into Germany 'Right Thing To Do'

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Germany's southern city of Munich was expecting 10,000 migrants to arrive by train in a single day, with officials saying that 40,000 in all could arrive in the next few days.

By this morning in Munich, 3,600 had already arrived.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, facing criticism at home, said taking in ...

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Leftist Jeremy Corbyn Wins Leadership Of Britain's Labour Party

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Left-wing British MP Jeremy Corbyn has been elected in a landslide to head the country's Labour Party.

As the BBC explains:

"Mr Corbyn, who began the contest as a rank outsider, saw off a challenge from frontbenchers Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall.

"He gained 251,417 or ...

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Egypt's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Corruption Probe

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb has stepped down along with his cabinet, apparently bowing to pressure from a corruption probe that saw the arrest of his agriculture minister last week.

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi accepted Mehleb's resignation.

Al-Jazeera writes: "[El-Sissi] told the cabinet to remain in a caretaker role until ...

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Blasts At Restaurant In India Kill Scores

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Updated at 10:05 a.m. ET

A pair of explosions at a restaurant in the state of Madhya Pradesh, that have apparently been traced to gas cylinders, killed more than 60 people, officials say. Some reports say the death toll is at least 89. Dozens of others were injured.

The Associated ...

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At Least 107 Dead In Crane Collapse At Mecca's Grand Mosque

Friday, September 11, 2015

Updated at 7 p.m. ET

At least 107 were killed and more than 230 injured after a crane, apparently buffeted by strong winds, collapsed through the roof of Mecca's Grand Mosque, Saudi Arabia's Civil Defence body said.

The accident comes as pilgrims are gathering ...

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#NPRreads: Counting Casualties And Reauthorization Of The State Department

Friday, September 11, 2015

NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. On Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you four ...

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Baltimore's Mayor Says She Won't Run For Re-Election

Friday, September 11, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — who battled criticism over her handling of riots earlier this year in the wake of the death in police custody of Freddie Gray — said Friday that she will not seek re-election in 2016.

Democrat Rawlings-Blake, 45, made the announcement during a morning news conference, ...

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Michigan Lawmaker Quits, Another Is Expelled Over Bizarre Sex Scandal

Friday, September 11, 2015

Two Tea Party Republican lawmakers in Michigan are gone today — one resigned, another expelled — after their alleged extramarital affair and a botched cover-up became national news last month.

Michigan state Rep. Todd Courser announced his resignation at 3:12 a.m. today after hours of debate in the state Legislature ...

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Frustrated By Corruption, Guatemalans Vote On New President

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Days after Guatemala's president stepped down amid a corruption scandal and was promptly sent to jail, voters went to the polls to select his replacement.

As The Associated Press explains:

"Most are old-guard candidates picked to run before energized prosecutors backed by a mass anti-corruption movement toppled the ...

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Thailand's Draft Constitution Rejected By Council

Sunday, September 06, 2015

A hand-picked council that spent months writing a new constitution for Thailand has rejected its own final draft, which would have allowed the government extraordinary emergency powers. But the move ensures more months of delay that will keep in power the military junta that seized power in a coup last ...

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