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At least 19 dead, 50 injured after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England

At least 19 people were killed and 50 injured Monday night in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that police are treating as a possible suicide bombing. The explosion happened near an entrance to the 21,000-seat arena just minutes after Grande’s concert ended with...

  • She escaped Palmyra twice after Islamic State came to town. But her husband never made it out alive.

    She escaped Palmyra twice after Islamic State came to town. But her husband never made it out alive.

    Fariha Ziab’s family, like thousands of other residents in Palmyra, didn’t have time to get away when forces of Islamic State first stormed the town two years ago. “They came for my husband at 4:45,” said Ziab, recalling the morning of May 21, 2015, when militants arrived at her home. “They took...

  • Bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20

    Bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20

    A bomb exploded at an army-run hospital in Bangkok on Monday, the third anniversary of a military coup, and authorities said more than 20 people were wounded. Investigators found remnants of batteries and wires at the scene of the blast on the ground floor of Phramongkutklao Hospital, said Srivara...

  • Three climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mt. Everest

    Three climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mt. Everest

    Three climbers have died on Mt. Everest and another is missing in a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest mountain, officials and expedition organizers said Monday. An American climber died near the summit and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the top after a successful...

  • Soggy protesters demand impeachment of Brazil's president: 'We have to fight for better'

    Soggy protesters demand impeachment of Brazil's president: 'We have to fight for better'

    Protesters turned out by the thousands in heavy rain on Sunday to demand the impeachment of Brazilian President Michel Temer. According to organizers, some 20,000 people brought their banners, signs and chants of “Fora Temer” (“Out with Temer”) to Sao Paulo’s main art museum, the traditional gathering...

  • Trump's message to Arab leaders: Do more to fight extremism

    Trump's message to Arab leaders: Do more to fight extremism

    Citing what he called a “battle between good and evil,” President Trump urged a summit of Arab leaders Sunday to do far more to fight extremism and terrorism, refining his harsh anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric for a joint call to arms in the birthplace of Islam. In the first major foreign policy...

  • North Korea: A land of few computers and many hackers

    North Korea: A land of few computers and many hackers

    If North Korea is confirmed as the culprit behind the massive ransomware attack known as WannaCry, it raises a question: Why would a country so unpopular around the world risk alienating its few remaining friends? Among the hardest hit of the 150 countries where the virus spread were China and...

  • Mexicans stage 'A Day Without Journalism' to protest deadly attacks on the news media

    Mexicans stage 'A Day Without Journalism' to protest deadly attacks on the news media

    Several prominent Mexican news outlets went dark Tuesday to protest the murder of journalists across the country, including Monday’s brazen midday killing of veteran crime reporter Javier Valdez. The “Day Without Journalism” protests were staged by publications across Mexico, where at least five...

  • Trump and Turkey's president hail 'new era' despite sharp disagreements

    Trump and Turkey's president hail 'new era' despite sharp disagreements

    President Trump and Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met Tuesday at the White House amid sharp disagreement over the war in Syria but eager to improve relations after the Obama era. It was Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with the increasingly authoritarian Erdogan, who has consolidated...

  • The grandmothers who save lives

    The grandmothers who save lives

    Sekesai Hwiza, an 82-year-old Zimbabwean grandmother, spends most mornings sitting on a park bench talking to people who are emotionally broken by the stresses of life. She has met with more than 2,000 people in her community over the last three years, most of them young people who are depressed...

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