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Afghanistan: Taliban attack US consulate in Herat with suicide bomb, gunfire

Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at a US Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a firefight with security forces in an attack that killed at least two Afghans.<p>The US said all its personnel from the mission were safe and that American forces later secured the site.<p>The …

Toxic task: How to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

Science News<p>The military and diplomatic hurdles to corralling Syria's chemical weapons are difficult enough, but suppose it's done: Then what happens to that deadly stockpile?<p>You can't just burn it. You can't bury it. And you sure can't shoot a missile at it. All those methods run the risk of …

Yemen investigates reported child-bride death

Yemeni authorities say they are investigating the reported death of an eight-year-old girl from internal bleeding on the first night of her marriage, in a case that has rekindled international outrage over child brides.<p>Yemeni rights campaigner Arwa Othman said earlier this week that the girl, …

More heavy rain looms in flood-stricken Colorado; 4 now confirmed dead

More heavy rain was expected on Saturday in flooded mountain towns in Colorado, where authorities raised the confirmed death toll to four and feared for many others stuck without food, water or power.<p>Officials said 172 people were unaccounted for late Friday, but stressed that those numbers could …

The seven grumpiest faces Tom Brady made against the Jets

Tom Brady threw a series of temper tantrums on Thursday night, because things were hard.<p><b>His receivers dropped four passes.</b><p><b>He completed 50% of his throws.</b><p><b>He had nine first downs.</b><p>In all, Tom was very grumpy with everyone. Here are his grumpiest faces.<p>1. The despondent poet.<p>2. The sad puppy.<p>3. The …

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