What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

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Islamic State said it was behind a suicide bombing at a Shiite Muslim cultural center in Kabul that killed at least 41 people.

The IRS sparked confusion over the eligibility of property-tax prepayments, making localities scramble to interpret the notice.

The turnover rate among senior White House officials reached 34% this year, a level unprecedented in the modern era.

Alabama certified Democrat Jones the winner of a special Senate election, after a failed legal challenge by Republican Moore.

Opioid deaths have declined this year in several New England states, but officials caution that the crisis is far from over.

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Reported sexual assaults in the military are at a record high as the Pentagon wrestles with a problem only recently addressed.

Italy's president dissolved Parliament and called early elections, a vote likely to highlight unresolved economic and political woes.

The retirement package for Zimbabwe's ex-President Mugabe includes at least 25 staff, new cars and an eight-bedroom residence.

A former soccer star was declared the winner of Liberia's long-delayed presidential election.

Frigid weather gripped a large section of the U.S. from the Midwest to the Northeast, setting records.

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December 29, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)