Afghans 'tired of war', say exhausted peace marchers in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) – Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control. People celebrate ceasefire in Rodat district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Parwiz The marchers, all men, including teachers, students and war victims on crutches ...

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Strong earthquake near Osaka in Japan kills 3, injures hundreds

Mari Yamaguchi and Ken Moritsugu Associated Press Published 9:29 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 TOKYO – A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300. A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the ...

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Strong Japan Earthquake Kills 3 And Injures 1

TOKYO, June 18 (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said. No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and their top priority was the safety of residents. About ...

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Colombia's new president Iván Duque: Puppet or rock star?

“A jovial figure lending a fresh face to traditional conservative politics.” That is one way Colombia’s media have described Iván Duque, the man voters have chosen as their new president. But while the 41-year-old is seen as a breath of fresh air by some, others are worried about the future of Colombia’s peace agreement following his win in Sunday’s election. ...

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Afghans 'tired of war', say exhausted peace marchers in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) – Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control. Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail The marchers, all men, including teachers, students and war victims on crutches and one ...

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Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 210. A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were men in their 80s. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 214 ...

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Afghan Taliban frown at militants' Eid ceasefire selfies

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – The Afghan Taliban are angry at their members swapping selfies with soldiers and government officials during their three-day ceasefire, a senior Taliban official said on Monday, after the militants roamed at will through cities before the truce ended. People celebrate ceasefire in Rodat district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Parwiz Speaking on condition of ...

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Exhausted peace marchers arrive in Afghan capital saying 'everyone's tired of war'

KABUL (Reuters) – Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control. The marchers, all men, including teachers, students and war victims on crutches and one in a wheelchair, were welcomed along the way by village women carrying ...

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