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India, Iran to step up cooperation on Afghanistan

India and Iran said Saturday that they would step up cooperation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking in Afghanistan in an effort to restore peace and stability to the war-wracked country.
17 hours 47 min ago

McMaster talks tough on Iran funding, Russia meddling

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster brought a hard-line message to global leaders here Saturday, saying the international community must do more to isolate North Korean and Iran and be prepared to take action against Syria for the continued use of chemical weapons.
18 hours 22 min ago

Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns

Nikolas Cruz is just the latest U.S. mass shooter to legally obtain and own guns because of limited firearms laws, lapses in the background check process or law enforcement's failure to heed warnings of concerning behavior.
19 hours 16 min ago

Polish Jews stunned, scared by eruption of anti-Semitism

Matylda Jonas-Kowalik has spent most of her 22 years secure in the belief that she would never know the discrimination, persecution or violence that killed or traumatized generations of Polish Jews before her. She once thought the biggest problem that young Jewish Poles like herself faced was finding a Jewish boyfriend or girlfriend in a country dominated by Catholics.
19 hours 22 min ago

Chinese giant pandas unveiled to public in Finland

Two giant pandas on loan from China have been unveiled at a zoo in central Finland and they have frolicked, galloped, climbed trees and played in the snow after a month-long quarantine.
19 hours 41 min ago

US Navy says it won't be deterred by Chinese-built islands

A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever "international law allows us" when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters.
20 hours 54 min ago