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  • Afghanistan governor assassinated in mosque bombing

    Afghanistan governor assassinated in mosque bombing
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bomb placed in a mosque detonated during morning prayers Tuesday, killing the governor of eastern Logar province, Afghan officials said.
  • The worst good news possible: Mexico gets World Cup lift from U.S.

    MEXICO CITY -- Ouch. That is how chagrined Mexicans were reacting Wednesday to the latest twist in their sometimes-beloved (but not so much lately) national soccer team’s torturous efforts to reach the World Cup. First, the humiliation. Mexico...

    Who knew? German insomniacs watch NASA space feed all night

    A quirky habit of German insomniacs and "chill-out" music fans has come to world attention thanks to the U.S. government shutdown. "Space Night," a nearly 20-year-old late-night broadcast by Bavarian Television, provides a music-sharing platform against...

    Fear of virus halves turnout of Muslim faithful for hajj pilgrimage

    The Islamic world's annual pilgrimage to Mecca came to an orderly and peaceful conclusion Tuesday, with less than half as many Muslims taking part in the hajj this year due to fears that a Middle East-based respiratory illness could spread among the...

    Palestinian Authority at loggerheads with Hamas over Mecca pilgrims

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian Authority, which is based in the West Bank, and its archrival Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, are at loggerheads over who is to go on the annual pilgrimage to Mecca this year. The Palestinian Authority's...