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Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making...

Kurd troops attack Iraq jihadists on three fronts

Kurdish troops launched offensives against the Islamic State jihadist group on three fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, senior officers told AFP.

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when...

Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands

Pro‑democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after he said Tuesday...

White House breach unacceptable, 'will never happen again': Chief

U. S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said on Tuesday the recent White House breach by a man...

Spain's Catalonia halts independence vote campaign

The regional government of Catalonia says it will heed a decision by Spain's top court suspending its plans to hold an independence referendum but...

Obama welcomes signing of Afghan security pact

President Barack Obama says the signing of a security agreement between the U. S. and Afghanistan marks a "historic day" in the partnership...

Hong Kong protests: Live Report

16:09 GMT - AFP is closing its live report of the third day of pro‑democracy protests in Hong Kong but protesters continue to throng the streets...

One student shot second in custody at NC high school

Police say a student was shot after an argument at a central North Carolina high school just before school began.