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Afghanistan has been awash in violence for decades, and hundreds of thousands of civilians have died in the fighting. A memorial designed to remember those lost and help survivors heal recently opened in Mazar-e-Sharif.

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U.S. lawmakers at a congressional hearing Thursday pushed for answers on stalled peace talks with the Taliban following President Donald Trump's suspension of the negotiations earlier this month. The open hearing followed a closed door session in which the top U.S.

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The Washington Monument reopened to the public on Thursday after being closed for years to replace its aging elevator and security system. First lady Melania Trump attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Here's more from White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara.

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For much of Thursday, the entrance to Zimbabwe's biggest hospital was turned into a place to protest and to address journalists

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Government hospitals in Zimbabwe have started turning away patients as a strike by doctors and nurses drags on. Negotiations have been held up by the disappearance of the strike leader, a young doctor who fellow health workers believe was arrested or abducted by security forces.

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As world leaders gather for their annual meetings at the U.N. General Assembly next week, escalating tensions between Washington and Iran could overshadow the proceedings. But the U.N. Secretary-General hopes to keep the mounting emergency over climate change in the spotlight.

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A Taiwan government official disclosed the move days after the Solomon Islands cut ties to Taipei

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The farms are near its border with North Korea; so far more than 10,000 pigs have been culled

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates 10 million people in urgent need of help

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There are 530 confirmed or suspected cases and seven deaths so far

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Conservative filmmaker nominated to head US Agency for Global Media defends need for journalistic independence during Senate confirmation hearing

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Amazon, which has greenhouse gas emissions of a small country, vows to use only renewable energy by 2030

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper calls election security an “enduring mission,” says presidential elections already under attack

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The Senate's most vocal critic of the tech industry asks Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to prove he's serious about protecting data privacy

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A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

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Protests, inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, are planned in 150 countries

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Sanctions expert Neil Watts says every UN member should share information to help identify North Korean networks overseeing the illegal oil trading that supports Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

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Local media reports said people in campers and trucks have begun to set up camp near Rachel and Hiko, Nevada, with a combined population of little more than 150

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The State Department accused the diplomats of trying to 'conduct influence operations' against the US; Cuba calls expulsions 'unjustified'

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Investigative report by The Sentry outlines billions that were looted from South Sudan by international profiteers, leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians

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Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department says if confirmed he'll ask federal ethics officials to determine if he's allowed to participate in crafting a rule requiring stockbrokers to reveal potential conflicts of interest

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Forecasters predict the area will receive more than 100 centimeters of rain this week

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Doctors protested after Peter Magombeyi went missing, but he is reportedly alive and well.

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Opposition parties set aside differences and unite to mobilize residents to demand that president step down 

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The department files a lawsuit against the City of Troy, a town of 80,000 north of Detroit, under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act

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