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IS attacks protest in Afghan capital, kills 80 people

Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan.

  • | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan.

  • | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    VIENTIANE, Laos — For 49 years, the unity of Southeast Asia’s main grouping has hinged on its founding principle: decisions by consensus. But that cardinal rule is now proving to be the biggest headache for its members, who began important meetings this weekend deeply divided on how to deal with China’s territorial expansion in the South China Sea.

  • | Posted: Jul 22 2016 - 12:06am

    CANBERRA, Australia — The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said Thursday the Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have crashed slightly north of the current search area.

  • | Posted: Jul 20 2016 - 12:05am

    WUERZBURG, Germany — A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker vowing “revenge on these infidels” went on an ax-and-knife rampage on a train in southern Germany, wounding five people before being shot and killed by police — an attack that German authorities conceded Tuesday was almost impossible to prevent.

  • | Posted: Jul 19 2016 - 12:05am

    TOKYO — What’s helping turn Japanese youngsters into stars on Vine, the Twitter-owned social network devoted to looping, six-second video clips, is the stodginess of this nation’s business world.

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    BORMI, Bangladesh (AP) — Answering nature’s call was once a nightmare for Rashida Begum, who had to creep around the jungle for a suitably private spot. Her home had no toilet, like the thousands of others in her crowded cluster of farming villages outside the capital.

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    NICE, France (AP) — France’s interior minister boosted security measures across the country late Saturday, calling upon thousands of reservists to help after facing severe criticism for alleged police and security failures in the deadly Bastille Day truck attack in Nice.

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    ISLAMABAD — Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by posting pictures of herself with a prominent Muslim cleric, was strangled to death by her brother, police said Saturday.

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    ANKARA, Turkey — Rather than toppling Turkey’s strongman president, a failed military coup that left more than 250 dead appears to have bolstered Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s immediate grip on power and boosted his popularity.

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    LUXEMBOURG — The Obama administration would entertain an extradition request for the U.S.-based cleric that Turkey’s president is blaming for a failed coup attempt, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.

  • | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    NICE, France — A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who’d gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday. At least 80 people were killed before police killed the driver, authorities said.

  • | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    NICE, France — A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who’d gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday. At least 80 people were killed before police killed the driver, authorities said.

  • Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Low risk in all but 4 countries of Olympics-related Zika

  • | Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 12:05am

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday that “some hundreds” of U.S. forces — in addition to the 8,400 that President Barack Obama announced would stay in the country last week — will be based outside Afghanistan, but will be ready to quickly deploy into the warzone if needed.

  • | Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 12:05am

    LONDON — The brutal swiftness of British politics was on display Tuesday as moving vans pulled up to take David Cameron’s possessions away from 10 Downing Street and his successor posed for photos in front of her new home.