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The Taliban Have Taken at Least 100 People Hostage in Northern Afghanistan, Officials Say

The Taliban Have Taken at Least 100 People Hostage in Northern Afghanistan, Officials SayWomen and children were among those seized during an ambush in the country's north



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Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violenceIsrael closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave despite truce efforts. The move could prevent Gazans from travelling via the crossing for this week’s Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which runs from Monday night until Thursday night, but Israeli officials did not say how long the closure would last. The Palestinian Authority civilian affairs office in the Gaza Strip also confirmed the closure except for medical cases and Palestinians seeking to cross back into the enclave.



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Laverne Cox Shares Impassioned Post On Deadnaming, Misgendering Trans People

Laverne Cox Shares Impassioned Post On Deadnaming, Misgendering Trans PeopleLaverne Cox tweeted an emotionally charged essay on Monday about the impact of



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Ten people hurt in 'shooting' in UK's Manchester

Ten people hurt in 'shooting' in UK's ManchesterTen people, including two children, were taken to hospital on Sunday with pellet-type wounds after reports of a shooting in Manchester in northern England, police said. “Nine people went to hospital, including two children, with pellet-type wounds that are not believed to be serious,” a statement from Greater Manchester Police said.



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The US government said 64 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria – the total could be over 1,400

The US government said 64 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria – the total could be over 1,400Flanked by Puerto Rican officials at a conference nearly two weeks after disaster struck the island, Donald Trump told locals to be “thankful” for Hurricane Maria’s death count. The US government has quietly walked back the president’s statements since then, adding onto an ever-increasing number of deaths related to the catastrophic hurricane. The report acknowledges 1,427 people were killed after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, while detailing a $ 139bn reconstruction plan for the island that has yet to fully recover.



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25 Tweets We Definitely Don't Need To Explain To Married People

25 Tweets We Definitely Don't Need To Explain To Married PeopleOnce you've been married long enough, you'll start to notice the same themes



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Three Animals Killed, Eight People Injured by Baseball-Sized Hail at Colorado Zoo

Three Animals Killed, Eight People Injured by Baseball-Sized Hail at Colorado ZooAt least eight people were hospitalized and three animals were killed at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo due to large hail.



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Confessions of an enemy of the people

Confessions of an enemy of the peopleIf President Trump’s threats against reporters went to the next level — think Soviet-era show trials — I imagine it happening something like this.



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Vintage plane crash in Switzerland kills all 20 people on board

Vintage plane crash in Switzerland kills all 20 people on boardTwenty people were killed when a vintage aircraft operating a sightseeing flight over Switzerland crashed into the Alps over the weekend. There were no survivors, Swiss police announced yesterday (SUN) as a search and rescue operation was called off. The historic Junckers Ju-52 propellor plane disppeared on Saturday afternoon after taking off from Locarno in southern Switzerland on its way to a military airfield near Zurich. On board were three crew members and 17 passengers aged between 42 and 84 who had paid for the chance to travel on the 1930s-era aircraft. Among the passengers were an Austrian couple travelling with their grown-up son. The rest were believed to be Swiss. Locator: WWII vintage plane crash The wreckage of the aircraft was found 8,330 feet above sea level near Piz Segnas in the remote and rugged mountains of eastern Switzerland. “Based on the situation at the crash site we can say that the aircraft hit the ground almost vertically at a relatively high speed,” Daniel Knecht, head of aviation at the Swiss Accident Investigation Board, told a press conference on Sunday The cause of the accident is unclear, but investigators said they could not rule out a link to the current heatwave in Europe. “What we can rule out at this point is a mid-air collision before the crash, either with another aircraft or with some other obstacle such as a cable,” Mr Knehct said. There was no indication of any external interference with the flight, he added.  Wreckage of the old-time propeller plane Ju 52  Credit: AP Although the Junckers aircraft was almost 80 years old, it was serviced after every 35 hours of flying time and was believed to be in good condition after its most recent service at the end of July. Both pilots were experienced and had flown for regular civilian airlines and the Swiss air force. An investigation into the cause of the crash is likely to be complicated and take considerable time. The historic aircraft was not fitted with a black box or other modern data recording devices that could help explain what happened. The German-made Junckers Ju-52 was first produced in 1932 and was one of the earliest civilian passenger aircraft. During the 1930s it was the most widely used aircraft type in Europe. Affectionaly known in German as Tante Ju, or Auntie Ju, Ju-52s are chiefly remembered in Switzerland for providing a lifeline to parts of the country that were cut off by heavy avalances in 1952. A general view of the accident site of a Junkers Ju-52 airplane Credit: REUTERS The plane involved in the crash was being operated by Ju-Air, a Swiss company that specialises in sightseeing flights using historic aircraft. It had previously been used for tourist flights in Germany. Ju-Air said on Sunday it had suspended all operations until further notice in the wake of the crash. “The Ju-Air team is deeply saddened and our thoughts are with the passengers, the crew and families and friends of the victims,” the company said in a statement posted on its website. In a separate incident a family of four were killed when their light aircraft crashed near Lucerne, in central Switzerland, on Saturday. The family was from the local area. Two children were among the dead. 



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3D-Printed Gun Blueprints Are Already Being Downloaded By Thousands Of People

3D-Printed Gun Blueprints Are Already Being Downloaded By Thousands Of PeopleAs state officials and congressional lawmakers scramble to block the



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