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KABUL, Afghanistan | Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan— A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has fled with his family to the capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him. Shafiqa Ahmedi said Friday that criminals threatened to kidnap her now-7-year-old … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban

ROME | The Latest: Health concerns get 12 migrants off Italian ship

ROME — The Latest on Europe’s response to mass migration (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Six women and six ailing men have left an Italian coast guard vessel that has docked for days in Sicily. But some 138 migrants who were rescued with them nine days earlier in the Mediterranean Sea weren’t allowed off the … Continue reading ROME | The Latest: Health concerns get 12 migrants off Italian ship