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Taliban claim deadly suicide attack in Kabul that kills 24

2017-07-24T07:31:38Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul's police chief spokesman said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault....



After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias

2017-07-24T07:43:30Z

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- In the wake of victory against the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq's political, religious and military leaders are debating the future of the country's powerful Shiite militias - the tens of thousands of men who answered a religious call to arms three years ago and played a critical role in beating back the extremists....



Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates shrine crisis

2017-07-24T07:12:41Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A deadly shooting at Israel's Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over Jerusalem's most contested holy site, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence....



64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

2017-07-24T04:14:48Z

HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) -- In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb disposal mission gone wrong....



AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff

2017-07-24T08:44:31Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain road near India's border - in an area the two nuclear-armed Asian giants have disputed for decades....



A look at major issues Duterte confronting in his 2nd year

2017-07-24T07:30:15Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A year ago Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to cleanse his Southeast Asian nation of illegal drugs in three to six months. He said he would tame corruption and began a profanity-spiked tongue lashing of America - which he called "lousy" last week. Those "shock and awe" declarations of a year ago have collided with reality. Drugs and corruption have persisted and he grudgingly thanked the United States recently for helping t...



Brazilians funneled as "slaves" by US church, ex-members say

2017-07-24T06:08:13Z

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders - for safekeeping, he said he was told....



China opens movie theater on disputed South China Sea island

2017-07-24T08:41:35Z

BEIJING (AP) -- A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:...



Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

2017-07-24T08:03:41Z

A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines - more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure....



Nigeria releases 1st new photo of absent leader in 2 months

2017-07-24T08:38:05Z

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's government has released a photo of President Muhammadu Buhari more than two months after he left for London for medical treatment amid growing health concerns....