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KABUL, Afghanistan | Chaotic, bloody Afghan parliamentary elections enter 2nd day

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have entered into a second day following violence and chaos that caused delays and interruptions on the first day of polling. Independent Elections Commission Chairman Abdul Badi Sayat says over 3 million people out of 8.8 registered voters cast their ballots on Saturday. The biggest turnout was in … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Chaotic, bloody Afghan parliamentary elections enter 2nd day

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: FM: Turkey hasn’t shared Khashoggi audio with US

ANKARA, Turkey— The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Turkey’s foreign minister says his country has not shared any audio recordings from Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance with U.S. officials. … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: FM: Turkey hasn’t shared Khashoggi audio with US

BOSTON | Infection to end Leonys Martin’s season, Encarnacion off DL

BOSTON — Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin will sit out the rest of the season because of a bacterial infection. Manager Terry Francona revealed the news Wednesday before Cleveland’s game against the Boston Red Sox. The 30-year-old Cuban player became ill following a game Aug. 8. Doctors determined he had the life-threatening bacterial infection that … Continue reading BOSTON | Infection to end Leonys Martin’s season, Encarnacion off DL

SEATTLE | States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

SEATTLE  — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from releasing the plans online, arguing it … Continue reading SEATTLE | States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea: North Korean coal entered its ports illegally

SEOUL, South Korea  — South Korea said a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible violations of UN sanctions. Reporting on preliminary results from a 10-month investigation, the Korea Customs Service said Friday it is seeking prosecutions of three local … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea: North Korean coal entered its ports illegally