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Roadside bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan

At least 14 civilians, including women and children, were killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb in central Afghanistan, officials said, as violence continues despite peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government.Seven women, five children and two men died

Nearly 280,000 US schoolchildren have had coronavirus: study

Nearly 280,000 US schoolchildren have had coronavirus: study

Almost 280,000 school-aged children were infected with the novel coronavirus between March 1 and September 19, according to detailed data released Monday in a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The figure accounted for roughly fo

Bezos charity to open first preschool in US

Bezos charity to open first preschool in US

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos said Tuesday that the first free preschool backed by his philanthropic fund will open next month to disadvantaged children in the US internet giant's home state.Bezos posted a photo of a new classroom with children's books on shelves

Cameroon troops jailed 10 years for murder of four civilians

Cameroon troops jailed 10 years for murder of four civilians

Four Cameroonian soldiers were sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for the execution-style killings of two women and their children, one of them a baby, in a region where the army is fighting jihadists.A fifth soldier received a two-year sentence.A video br

Mexican school owner convicted over quake deaths

Mexican school owner convicted over quake deaths

A Mexican court has found the owner of a school that collapsed in a 2017 earthquake guilty of culpable homicide over the deaths of 19 children and seven adults.Prosecutors said they would seek a prison sentence of 57 years for Monica Garcia Villegas, head of t