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Caravan of migrants grows ahead of push into Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico -- Thousands of Central American migrants gathered Monday in this southern Mexican town, where they prepared to embark on the arduous 2,000-mile walk to the U.S. border even as President Donald Trump rained more threats on their governments.

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Turkey to reveal details of probe

ISTANBUL -- In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom -- in particular its crown prince -- should face severe consequences for the death of the writer in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Afghans vote amid violence, tech issues

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's second day of parliamentary elections marred by violence and delays caused by technical issues came to a close as a roadside bomb on Sunday brought the death toll over the past two days to over 50, including several children.

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Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up and many polling stations staying open hours later than scheduled to handle long lines of voters.

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Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

ISTANBUL -- Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a "fistfight."

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Stakes high in Afghan election as US seeks peace pact

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The stakes in today's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have never been higher, coming just two days after the Taliban assassinated two top provincial officials in an audacious attack on a security conference attended by the top U.S. military commander in the country.

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Chaos erupts as caravan reaches Mexico border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala -- Migrants traveling in a mass caravan burst through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory on Friday, defying Mexican authorities' entreaties for an orderly crossing and U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation.

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For 1st time, Saudis say Jamal Khashoggi killed in consulate

ISTANBUL -- Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom said early Saturday, acknowledging the writer's death for the first time. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody for his slaying and intelligence officials had been fired.

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Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

GUATEMALA CITY -- As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them -- a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of thousands of legal freight, vehicle and pedestrian crossings each day.

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Taliban attack kills top Afghan officials, US general unhurt

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A high-level meeting to lay out security plans for Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun Thursday on the departing delegation in an attack that killed the powerful Kandahar police chief but missed the top U.S. commander in the country, Gen. Scott Miller.

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