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Karzai cousin killed in Afghan 'turban bomb' attack

A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw.

35% in US facing debt collectors: Study

More than 35% of americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released on Tuesday by the urban institute.

Samsung S4 catches fire under US girl's pillow

In a bizarre accident, a 13-year-old girl found her Samsung Galaxy S4 burnt and melted under her pillow. The north Texas girl kept the phone on charge and wedged her charging phone under her pillow.

US surveillance hampering work of journalists and lawyers

The United States' large scale surveillance programme is hampering the work of US-based journalists and lawyers, a report jointly prepared by two human rights groups said.

Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late on Monday, calling the matter "very serious."

Woman in black: A mysterious woman strolling busy US highways

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the US Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.

North Korea slams reports of arms deals with Hamas, Hezbollah

North Korea has denounced allegations that it supplied missiles to Hamas and material support to Hezbollah as "sheer fiction" and a "sinister" effort to link Pyongyang to Middle East disputes.

Japan: Teen murder accused 'wanted to dissect' someone; victim found decapitated

The 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murdering her 15-year-old female classmate, after police discovered the dismembered body on a bed in the suspect's home.

Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese anti-trust probe

Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest US company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

'EU, US to impose new sanctions against Russia'

The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, bombs power plant

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict.

Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns

The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history.

Vietnam's 'little tiger' snack gives cat owners the jitters

There are dozens of restaurants serving cat in Hanoi and it is rare to see felines roaming the streets — most pet-owners keep them indoors or tied up out of fear of cat thieves.

N Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Muslims mark gloomy Eid amid MH17 crash, Gaza offensive

Muslims in Asia marked a grim Eid al-Fitr on Monday, overshadowed by several air tragedies, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, and conflicts in Gaza and Pakistan. "Hundreds of people are being killed every day in Islamic countries," said Hamid Karzai.
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