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  • 2nd suicide bombing in Afghanistan raises two-day death toll to 46

    2nd suicide bombing in Afghanistan raises two-day death toll to 46

    A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 10 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar...

  • Basra was once a jewel of a city. Now it's a symbol what's wrong in Iraq

    Basra was once a jewel of a city. Now it's a symbol what's wrong in Iraq

    The freshwater canals that once honeycombed through the city earned it the name the Venice of the East. Elegant walkways flanked the Shatt al Arab, the river cutting through the city. Legend has it that Sinbad the Sailor embarked on a journey from Basra’s shores. Given its rich history and location,...

  • Pope Francis on abortion: It's what the Nazis did, only with 'white gloves'

    Pope Francis on abortion: It's what the Nazis did, only with 'white gloves'

    Pope Francis denounced abortion Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association, ditching his prepared remarks to speak from the heart...

  • Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks

    Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks

    Armed assailants set fire to a house and gunfire erupted at a street barricade in Nicaragua's capital on Saturday, leaving at least eight people dead and casting a pall over talks aimed at ending weeks of unrest. The violence raised tensions as representatives from civil society groups and President...

  • South Koreans are left wondering: Are we better off than we were a week ago?

    South Koreans of a certain generation remember a hit children’s animation from 1978, featuring as its hero a Tarzan-like boy who battles an army of North Korean soldiers, depicted as packs of rabid wolves. By the end of the anti-communist movie, through the courageous feat of the protagonist Ttoli,...

  • 23-foot python swallows Indonesian woman near her garden

    23-foot python swallows Indonesian woman near her garden

    A 23-foot python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday. The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, according to the village chief, Faris....

  • In Egypt: Poverty, political turmoil, unemployment and now — finally — World Cup soccer

    In Egypt: Poverty, political turmoil, unemployment and now — finally — World Cup soccer

    Moments after Uruguay scored the 89th-minute goal that dashed Egypt’s hopes of winning its first World Cup match in decades, the TV cameras flashed to superstar forward Mohamed Salah on the bench, wearing a grim expression. But some 2,000 miles away in Cairo, another Mohamed Salah shrugged off...

  • Tropical Storm Carlotta forms off coast of Acapulco

    Tropical Storm Carlotta forms off coast of Acapulco

    Tropical Storm Carlotta formed in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico's Acapulco on Friday while the former Hurricane Bud weakened to a tropical depression after passing over the Baja Peninsula. Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, was forecast to make landfall Saturday, according...

  • Taliban leader who ordered attack on Malala is killed in U.S. drone strike, officials say

    Taliban leader who ordered attack on Malala is killed in U.S. drone strike, officials say

    A U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, the elusive militant who ordered the assassination attempt on then-schoolgirl and future Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Afghan and Pakistani officials said Friday. Afghan defense ministry spokesman Mohammad...

  • Here's what you need to know about the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

    Here's what you need to know about the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

    President Trump is scheduled to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week in Singapore to discuss whether the reclusive regime is prepared to scale back or eliminate its arsenal of nuclear weapons. Here’s what you need to know. What’s the summit about? Trump is scheduled to meet Kim on Tuesday,...

  • Pope warns oil executives that world's energy needs 'must not destroy civilization'

    Pope warns oil executives that world's energy needs 'must not destroy civilization'

    Pope Francis told world oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources "is a challenge of epochal proportions," and warned that satisfying the globe's energy needs "must not destroy civilization." The Vatican says the two-day conference with oil executives was meant...

  • 'We are trapped,' one Jordanian says as the country weighs tough choices from the IMF

    'We are trapped,' one Jordanian says as the country weighs tough choices from the IMF

    To walk through Zarqa, the rundown industrial heart of Jordan and its second largest city, is to see the country’s problems in miniature. Here, cars roll carefully over potholed roads, while pedestrians pick their way around garbage that municipal cleaners clear every so often. On the city’s outskirts,...

  • A holiday cease-fire raises hopes for a fresh start at peace talks in Afghanistan

    A holiday cease-fire raises hopes for a fresh start at peace talks in Afghanistan

    The Taliban’s announcement Saturday of a temporary cease-fire did more than offer hope in war-weary Afghanistan for a quiet Eid al-Fitr, one of the most important holidays in the Islamic year. It also added momentum — however tenuous — to efforts to launch a peace process that could finally end...

  • U.S. soldier killed, 4 wounded in Somalia attack

    U.S. soldier killed, 4 wounded in Somalia attack

    A special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members were wounded Friday when they were attacked by militant extremists in Somalia, U.S. military officials said. U.S. troops with Somali and Kenyan forces came under mortar and small-arms fire in the Jubaland region, a U.S. Africa...

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