KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Up to 15 personnel of Afghan Border Police force were killed and seven others injured in an overnight attack of anti-government militants against a security checkpoint in the border town of Spin Boldak in the southern Kandahar, an official said on the condition of anonymity on Saturday.

“Up to 15 border police personnel were killed and seven others wounded, after anti-government militants equipped with heavy weapons stormed a checkpoint in Loye Kariz area of Spinboldak district in the wee hours of Saturday,” the source told Xinhua but declined to be identified, saying authorized officials would talk to media. (Afghanistan-Attack-Police)
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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir — Five members of a family died of suffocation inside a room in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said on Saturday.
The members were found dead at their rented accommodation in Bemina locality of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (India-Suffocation-Family)
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ADDIS ABABA — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday that relations between China and the African Union (AU) are now “in the best shape ever.”
Wang made the remarks when he held talks with Chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. (AU-China-Relations)
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WASHINGTON — Jerome Powell, chairman of U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed), said on Friday that the Fed “will be patient” while it weighs future interest rate hikes.
Citing tight job market and low inflation in the United States, Powell first described 2018 as a good year for the U.S. economy during a discussion at the American Economic Association in Atlanta, moderated by New York Times reporter Neil Irwin. (U.S.-Fed) Enditem


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