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August 16, 2017 7:47 PM Pence cuts short Latin America trip and pressures Chile to sever all ties to North Korea

SANTIAGO, Chile — Vice President Pence is cutting short his Latin America trip by one day to return to Washington for a strategy meeting Friday at Camp David with President Trump and the national security team. Pence also has canceled two scheduled political appearances on Saturday in Virginia — a campaign stop with Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie

August 16, 2017 4:54 AM Suicide Bombers Kill 27, Wound 83 in Northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A woman blew herself up and killed 27 other people at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants, two local officials said. Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many more people, an emergency services official said. In all, 83 people 2

August 15, 2017 8:17 PM Read the Full Transcript of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day Speech

Greetings from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day. Nation is celebrating the Independence Day with the festival of Janamashtmi today . I can see a number of Bal Kanahiyas here. We are fortunate to have in our cultural and historical heritage from a Sudarshan Chakradhari Mohan to Charkhadhari Mohan. From the ramparts

August 15, 2017 10:01 AM Today is India’s 70th birthday. How it answers these 3 questions will define its future — and the world’s

This week, as India celebrates 70 years of independence, it celebrates also its status as a great power. As the most important “global swing state,” the nation is actively courted from all directions. But what kind of power will India become? The answers to these three questions will determine not just India’s role in the world but the nature of great 1

August 15, 2017 5:34 AM News Daily: Customs plan and Jo Cox 'hero'

The government has published a plan for an interim customs union with the EU as it withdraws from the bloc, the first in a series of papers setting out its position on key areas of Brexit negotiations. The proposal would see the UK remain free from tariffs on goods within the EU and at the same time ministers would expect to be able to negotiate new international 2

August 15, 2017 4:56 AM N Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam plan but opts to wait

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, state media said, but would watch US actions before making a decision. Although prepared for "the enveloping fire at Guam", the North said it would watch what "the foolish Yankees" do. Last week's threat against Guam escalated the sharp rhetoric 1

August 15, 2017 12:00 AM The Tragedy of India's Partition, 70 Years Later

In the middle of World War II, with the U.S. pressuring Britain to loosen its colonial grip on India, Winston Churchill issued a bitter prophecy. “Take India if that was what you want! Take it, by all means!” the British prime minister raged to a U.S. diplomat in Washington. But, he argued, only British rule kept the subcontinent’s Hindus and Muslims 2

August 14, 2017 5:15 PM Police boss denies presence of Mungiki gangs in Mathare, Dandora and Lucky Summer estates

The police have termed allegations that Mungiki gangs attacked residents of Dandora and Mathare areas of Nairobi, false and dangerous. Some individuals had raised an alarm on Sunday night after text messages, pictures and online live posts indicated that the outlawed Mungiki members were attacking residents in certain parts of the city. Nairobi County

August 14, 2017 2:26 PM 70 years of pain across the India-Pakistan border

By Wambui Waweru, WAGAH, India, Aug 14 – From barbed grins in a carefully synchronised daily flag ceremony to murderous exchanges across barbed wire in Kashmir, the India-Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal. Thousands will cheer at the Wagah border crossing this week as the two countries celebrate the anniversaries of their independence 2

August 13, 2017 3:42 PM Al-Shabab's Mukhtar Robow surrenders to government

Mukhtar Robow, a founding father of group, reportedly taken to Mogadishu after surrendering to government forces. A renegade leader of Somalia's al-Shabab has defected to the regional government, severing ties to the armed group that has been carrying out attacks in the country, according to a Somali military official. Al Jazeera has learned that Mukhtar 5