• New U.S. training unit in Afghanistan faces old problems
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    Reuters

    New U.S. training unit in Afghanistan faces old problems

    Captain Joe Fontana, a team leader with the U.S. army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, is part of a new unit but he is working on problems that have been stubbornly familiar to American military advisers in Afghanistan for years. The 1st SFAB was formed last year as a new force of experienced

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    Associated Press

    Top Asian News 4:43 a.m. GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A plane from China skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off before its 157 passengers and eight crew scrambled out through an emergency slide, officials said Friday

  • AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
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    Associated Press

    AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

    Monsoon rains and tropical weather caused flooding in several parts of Asia. The water filled city streets and disrupted traffic and public transport networks in parts of Cambodia, the Philippines and India.

  • After stumbles, Trump and McConnell forge bond for midterms
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    Associated Press

    After stumbles, Trump and McConnell forge bond for midterms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate convened for a rare August work period, the late-summer session serves as a reminder of how much has changed in the partnership between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.

  • Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel
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    Associated Press

    Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

    A plane from China skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off before its 157 passengers and eight crew scrambled out through an emergency slide, officials said Friday. Only a few passengers

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    Sky News

    Firm controlling Genoa bridge 'must pay to rebuild it', says Italian government

    The Italian government has demanded that the company in control of the collapsed Genoa bridge rebuild it at the firm's own expense. The transport ministry also says it wants Autostrade per l'Italia to complete the rebuild within limited amount of time and pay to restore buildings and other areas

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    Sky News

    Teenage fan hacks into Apple network

    A teenager has said he hacked into Apple's main computer network because he was a fan of the company and had hoped to work for them. The 16-year-old, from the Australian city of Melbourne, downloaded large internal files and accessed customer accounts, according to statements from his lawyer. The

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    Sky News

    Colombians told 'no sex' is best heatwave relief

    Julio Salas - the health secretary of Santa Marta - was met with laughter and disbelief when he issued the novel advice, which he listed alongside other tips like wearing loose clothing and drinking plenty of water. According to national news website El Heraldo, Mr Salas said he thought avoiding sex

  • Aretha Franklin's bass player: She was a great person
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    Sky News

    Aretha Franklin's bass player: She was a great person

    Aretha Franklin's bass player has described her as a generous and kind person who was an "icon" in her hometown of Detroit. Ralphe Armstrong played the bass for Franklin for 30 years and spoke to Sky News following the announcement that she had died on Thursday after suffering from pancreatic

  • Arnie reunited with 1969 Mr Univese trophy his mum gave away
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    Sky News

    Arnie reunited with 1969 Mr Univese trophy his mum gave away

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has been reunited with the Mr Universe trophy he won in 1969. Schwarzenegger won the contest in London in his early 20s during his second year as a professional bodybuilder. Since then, the 71-year-old Austrian-born star has had a long and successful film career and served as

  • Brady, Patriots beat Eagles 37-20 in Super Bowl rematch
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    Associated Press

    Brady, Patriots beat Eagles 37-20 in Super Bowl rematch

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady shook off the rust of a long layoff and then found time to shake hands with Nick Foles, six months after they met in the Super Bowl.

  • Questions mark first day of deliberations at Manafort trial
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    Associated Press

    Questions mark first day of deliberations at Manafort trial

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge. That included a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt.

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    Associated Press

    AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 12:30 a.m. EDT

    Trump White House predicts an economic boom, defying most analysts

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    Associated Press

    Saudi Arabia says it contributes $100M for northeast Syria

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for "stabilization projects" in areas once held by the Islamic State group.

  • Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone
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    Associated Press

    Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900.

  • Asian shares gain on growing hopes for China trade talks
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    Associated Press

    Asian shares gain on growing hopes for China trade talks

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares made moderate gains early Friday after U.S. stocks jumped on news China is preparing to resume trade discussions with the U.S., the first negotiations in more than a month.

  • Braves' rookie Acuna back in lineup, fails to homer in loss
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    Associated Press

    Braves' rookie Acuna back in lineup, fails to homer in loss

    ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, one day after being plunked in the left arm with a pitch that sparked a national debate about whether it's ever acceptable to throw at a hitter intentionally.

  • Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance
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    Associated Press

    Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the

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    Reuters

    Fans gather in New York, Los Angeles to bid Aretha goodbye

    Fans of Aretha Franklin came together at New York City's landmark Apollo Theatre and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul, singing along to her hits and sharing memories of her remarkable career. Franklin, known for such classic songs as "Respect

  • Hoskins homers again, Phillies beat Mets 9-6 to earn split
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    Associated Press

    Hoskins homers again, Phillies beat Mets 9-6 to earn split

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins erased an ugly start with one big swing.

  • Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter
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    Associated Press

    Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon and how quickly it took the life of Redding firefighter Jeremy

  • Trump's veterans parade delayed until at least 2019
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    Associated Press

    Trump's veterans parade delayed until at least 2019

    The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. The announcement came several hours after The Associated Press reported that the parade would cost about $92 million, according to U.S. officials citing preliminary estimates more

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean
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    Associated Press

    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

    This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week.

  • Indonesian police kill dozens in Asian Games 'clean-up'
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    The Guardian

    Indonesian police kill dozens in Asian Games 'clean-up'

    Police in Jakarta have killed dozens of people as part of an escalating crackdown against petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, in a campaign Amnesty International has described as “unnecessary and excessive”. Based on monitoring from January to August this year, Amnesty International said 31 police

  • Trump team predicts an economic boom, defying most analysts
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    Associated Press

    Trump team predicts an economic boom, defying most analysts

    Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations? On Thursday, President Donald Trump's chief economic