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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gunmen Attack American University In Kabul, Students Trapped

This story was updated at 3:19pm.

KABUL (Reuters) – Suspected militants stormed the Kabul campus of the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday with some students jumping from second floor windows to escape the gunfire and explosions, witnesses and officials said.

Foreign staff and dozens of pupils were trapped in the compound hours after the attack began at about 6:30 p.m. (10 a.m. ET).

News of casualties was sketchy, but the head of hospitals in the Afghan capital said at least one person had been killed and 14 students wounded in the assault.

“Many students jumped from the second floor, some broke their legs and some hurt their head trying to escape,” Abdullah Fahimi, a student who escaped, told Reuters.…

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Death Toll In Italian Earthquake Rises To 73: Official

This post was updated at 12:41pm

ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountain towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under rubble, killing at least 73 people and leaving thousands homeless.

The quake struck in the early hours of the morning when most residents were asleep, razing homes and buckling roads in a cluster of communities some 140 km (85 miles) east of Rome. It was powerful enough to be felt in Bologna to the north and Naples to the south, each more than 220 km from the epicenter.

A family of four, including two boys aged 8 months and 9 years, were buried when their house in Accumoli imploded.…

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Meet The Syrian Refugees Who Terrify Donald Trump

The men Donald Trump has been warning us about are sitting in a classroom in Baltimore. “When you look at that migration, you see so many young, strong men,” the Republican presidential nominee said a campaign rally in April, lamenting the waves of refugees pouring into Europe. “You don’t see that many women and children.” There……

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