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Roadblocks cast shadow over path to peace in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. diplomats and the Afghan Taliban have seen cause for hope in talks to end the United States’ longest war, but the pivotal issues of a ceasefire …

Snow traps thousands of cars on Italy motorway, 200 occupants rescued

MILAN (Reuters) – Thousands of vehicles were stuck in long queues caused by heavy snow on Italy’s A22 motorway on Saturday, and firefighters rescued 200 people who had been trapped …

China’s Xi surprises Beijingers with casual pre-new year visit

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping dropped in on surprised diners at a small Beijing restaurant and chatted with deliverymen on Friday on an apparently unscripted visit ahead of …

Seven passengers killed when train derails in eastern India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Seven passengers were killed and several others injured when a Delhi-bound train derailed in India’s eastern state of Bihar on Sunday, railways officials said. Eleven coaches …

Lawyers say China blocks access to Australian detained for suspected espionage

BEIJING (Reuters) – Two lawyers hired by the wife of an Australian detained in Beijing for suspected espionage said they have been denied access to him by Chinese authorities because …

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Space race meets Edwardian England at London Fashion Week

LONDON (Reuters) – Outfits inspired by the first female astronaut’s trip into space and “an ode to England” kicked off London Fashion Week on Friday as the British capital began …

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NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delays

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays …

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Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue

FILE PHOTO: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) looks on during a march organised by the Women’s March Alliance in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Caitlin …

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Suspects in alleged attack on ‘Empire’ actor released

(Reuters) – Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago were released on Friday, police said. FILE PHOTO: Jussie Smollett …

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hint at engagement with ring picture

FILE PHOTO: Singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom smile upon their arrival for the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean in Monaco, September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo LONDON …