U.S. says two top al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan targeted in strikesBy Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out strikes in Afghanistan on Sunday targeting two of al Qaeda's most senior leaders in the country, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The U.S. military is still assessing the results of the strikes against the two leaders who were targeted at command-and-control locations in remote areas of Kunar province, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement. U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the air strikes, carried out by drones, were the most significant attacks against the group in Afghanistan in several years.
Nurkic, Barton lead Nuggets past Pelicans, Davis, 107-102
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 points, Will Barton added 22, and the Denver Nuggets survived a dominant performance by Anthony Davis to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 107-102 in both teams' regular season opener Wednesday night.
Venezuela protests against Maduro escalate, dozens injured
By Andrew Cawthorne and Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. The government blamed opposition activists clashing with security forces on a highway out of Caracas. The local police force of Miranda, whose governor is opposition leader Henrique Capriles, confirmed the death but did not link it to protesters.
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Samsung scion joins board as profits plunge on Note 7 crisis
Samsung heir apparent J.Y. Lee took a major step towards control of the family-run conglomerate on Thursday, joining the board as the company reported a 30 percent profit plunge following a highly damaging recall crisis. The move is being seen as a coronation of sorts of the 48-year-old Lee, who is already vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and has seen his influence grow since his father, Samsung patriarch Lee Kun-hee, suffered a heart attack and was hospitalised in 2014. "Mr. Lee's election to the board will allow him to more actively participate in and take formal responsibility for the company's important decision making, contributing to creating long-term, sustainable value for all of our stakeholders," board chairman Kwon Oh-Hyun said.
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Mass protest in Venezuela demanding end of 'dictatorship'
Anti-government protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a decision by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose allies have blocked ...
National Australia Bank profit slips 94 PC to $269 millionNational Australia Bank Ltd. says its annual profit has slumped 94 percent to 352 million Australian dollars ($269 million) due to sales of its troubled British banking and life insurance businesses. One ...
Trump digs deep to defy Clinton momentum
Donald Trump pledged to pour millions of his own dollars into his presidential bid, in defiance of the seemingly unstoppable momentum building behind Hillary Clinton. With less than two weeks before polling day, and with early voting under way in several states, the Democratic nominee remains comfortably on course to become America's first female president. The latest rolling poll average compiled by tracker RealClearPolitics showed Clinton extending her national lead in a four-way race against Trump and two outsiders to 5.9 percentage points -- pointing to a clear electoral college victory.
76ers anthem singer says 'We Matter' shirt got her the bootPHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter says she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey.