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Japan's Osaka jolted by earthquake, three killed, 300 hurt

TOKYO, Japan - Over 300 people suffered injuries and three people were killed after a strong earthquake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka during rush ...


Taliban's Eid truce ends, as Afghanistan faces second attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - Amid an increasing spate of terror attacks in the country, earlier this month, Afghanistan managed to achieve what looked like a surprise ...


Advocates Worry U.S. Withdrawal From UN Rights Body Empowers Despots

Counterproductive. Short-sighted. Cynical.Human rights groups and governments around the world were quick to use those and other adjectives in describing the decision by the United States to


Major Post-Ceasefire Taliban Attack Kills 30 Afghan Soldiers

ISLAMABAD - A pre-dawn Taliban attack in western Afghanistan Wednesday killed 30 members of government forces, the deadliest insurgent raid since a nationwide temporary cease-fire ...


Taliban, in Pre-Dawn Attack, Breaks Afghanistan's Eid Ceasefire

ISLAMABAD - A pre-dawn Taliban attack in western Afghanistan Wednesday killed 30 members of government forces, the deadliest insurgent raid since a nationwide temporary cease-fire ...


At least 11 Afghan Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack

Afghan officials say at least 11 soldiers were killed in the first major Taliban attack since the militants ended a cease-fire coinciding with the Eid ...


Lanka rights group concerned over enforced disappearances in Pakistan

Colombo [Sri Lanka], June 20 (ANI): South Asia Solidarity in Sri Lanka has shown concern over rising incidents of enforced disappearances, torture and killing of ...


Helmand peace team places demands before Afghan President

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 20 (ANI): A peace team from Afghanistan's Helmand province called on President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday and placed a list of demands ...


U.S. Nominee To Head Afghan Fight Warns Against Early Pullout

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army general nominated to head U.S. military operations in Afghanistan says Washington must be careful not to withdraw too quickly, otherwise ...


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Pacific Rim: Uprising
Pacific Rim (2014), the giant monsters-vs-giant robots mayhem extravaganza, always felt like an unlikely project for fantasy-horror auteur Guillermo del Toro, but you don't quite realize just how much he brought to that film until you see the del Toro-less ...

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