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U.S. lauds Sri Lanka government on post-war Tamil reconciliation

5 hours 55 min ago
COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has praised Sri Lanka's new government for speeding up efforts towards reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils after a separatist civil war which lasted nearly three decades and killed tens of thousands of people.
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Taliban capture 13 Afghan soldiers after helicopter crash - police

7 hours 29 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents captured 13 Afghan government soldiers on Tuesday after their helicopter crashed in territory under the militants' control, police said. Three soldiers were killed in the crash.
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Taliban appoint top official to Qatar political office

7 hours 53 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban have appointed a veteran official to run a political office in Qatar, a spokesman for the militant group said on Tuesday, while blaming the presence of foreign troops for stalled talks to end the 14-year war.
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Pakistani man faces sentencing in U.S. over al Qaeda plot

10 hours 1 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after a U.S. jury convicted him of plotting to bomb a shopping center in England as part of an al Qaeda plan for attacks in Europe and the United States.
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Pakistani fighter jet crashes killing female pilot

11 hours 35 min ago
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A female Pakistani air force pilot was killed on Tuesday when her trainer jet crashed near the central town of Mianwali, the military said, the first such loss for the country's tiny community of women pilots.
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