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Afghanistan Women’s Football Team Trained in Lisbon

The 26 team members took part in their first practice at the “City of Football” complex in the Portuguese capital.​ “We were so happy and when we saw the football field we couldn’t believe we could play football again. One of my friends said to me, ‘hey, Banin I can’t …

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US Student Loan Service Provider Withdraws

A second company servicing student debt has asked the United States federal government to be released from its contract. Navient, based in Wilmington, Delaware, last month announced it had signed an agreement to transfer student debt services to the company Maximus. The deal must be approved by the US Department …

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US Gives $144 Million to Afghanistan for Humanitarian Aid

The United States announced Thursday it will provide nearly $144 million worth of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, where millions of people could face acute hunger this winter if aid doesn’t arrive soon. National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne said in a statement that US assistance would be directed through independent …

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Senior Facebook staff stabbed by UK parliament

British lawmakers took to Facebook Thursday (29/10) over the way the tech giant has responded to online security issues as European countries seek to rein in social media companies. Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of global security, defended the way his company handled internal research on how harmful Instagram is to …

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Two Suspected Sumatran Tiger Skin Sellers Arrested in Aceh

FLY — Head of the Balai Gakkum Sumatra Region Section I Medan, Haluanto Ginting, said that two suspects, namely MAS (47) and SH (30), sellers of Sumatran tiger skins were arrested on Jalan Raya Bireun-Takengon, Gegerung Village, Wih Pesam District, Regency of North Sumatra. Bener Meriah, Aceh Province, Monday (25/10). …

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The Wave of Migrants Crossing Mexico Continues to Grow

A growing group of migrants departed Wednesday morning after a day of rest en route through southern Mexico. About 2,000 migrants left the town of Tapachula near the border with Guatemala on Saturday (23/10). The group appeared much larger on Wednesday (27/10), and its leaders estimate the total number of …

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Tragedy in Aegean Sea Highlights EU-Turkey Deal Weaknesses

The sinking of a migrant boat in the Aegean Sea that killed four people shows the weakness of the agreement between the European Union and Turkey to stem the flow of uncontrolled migration to Western countries, the Greek Immigration Minister said Wednesday (27/10). Minister Notis Mitarachi said victims in the …

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