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US and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

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United Nations, Jan 20 (AP) - The United States urged Pakistan on Friday not to give sanctuary to "terrorist organizations" - and Pakistan demanded that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income from the narcotics trade.
The exchange took place Friday at a Security Council meeting on the issue of Afghanistan's relations with its Central Asia neighbors and the link between peace and security.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said the United...
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‘Watching my family burn’ Woman frantic after copter crash

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Raton, Jan 20 (AP) - Andra Cobb was frantic when she called for help, telling an emergency operator that a helicopter she was riding in with her father, longtime partner and others had crashed in a remote part of New Mexico and that she was watching her "family burn."
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4 pressing questions ahead of Tuesday’s Oscar nominations

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New York, Jan 20 (AP) - Oscar nominations balloting might be finished but Hollywood's "Me Too" moment has kept right on going.
When Academy Awards nominations are announced Tuesday morning, it might be a brief, celebratory reprieve for an industry enflamed by sexual harassment scandals and gender...
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Exiled sheikh promoted by Saudi Arabia now in Kuwait

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Kuwait City, Jan 17 (AP) - An exiled Qatari sheikh once promoted by Saudi Arabia as a possible opposition leader amid a diplomatic dispute with Doha is now in Kuwait, authorities said Wednesday, after he had alleged that the United Arab Emirates was holding him against his will.
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Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria

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Tehran, Jan 17 (AP) - Iran added its voice to criticism of a U.S. plan to form a new border security force in Syria, saying Tuesday that it will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the planned Kurdish-led force...
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