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Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:06:47 GMT2017-07-24T18:06:47Z

LONDON (AP) -- The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die....



Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:53:48 GMT2017-07-24T16:53:48Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government's ability to protect Afghanistan's capital....



"They kept us as slaves": AP reveals claims against church

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:42:16 GMT2017-07-24T20:42:16Z

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....



After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:43:30 GMT2017-07-24T07:43:30Z

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 seeks alternative to metal detectors to end crisis

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:33:09 GMT2017-07-24T19:33:09Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's security Cabinet met for a second straight day Monday to try to defuse an escalating crisis with the Muslim world and find an alternative to metal detectors that had been installed a week earlier at a contested Jerusalem shrine amid widespread protests....



The Latest: Palestinian envoy: People will stay in street

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:26:31 GMT2017-07-24T20:26:31Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):...



Maldives opposition says lawmakers storm locked parliament

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:19:45 GMT2017-07-24T17:19:45Z

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The Maldivian president ordered the military to lock down parliament Monday in a bid to prevent lawmakers from taking part in a vote to impeach the parliamentary speaker, the country's opposition party said, leading to clashes after opposition lawmakers stormed the compound....



Amid protests, Polish leader puts brakes on judicial shakeup

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:05:57 GMT2017-07-24T17:05:57Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's president unexpectedly announced Monday that he will veto two bills that would have sharply curtailed the independence of the judiciary, a victory for peaceful protesters who had gathered by candlelight every night for more than a week....



Israel, Jordan ties seen as strategic, if occasionally rocky

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:26:59 GMT2017-07-24T15:26:59Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan over a deadly shooting at Israel's embassy in the kingdom once again tests the strategic, if turbulent ties forged in a 1994 peace treaty....



Jordan releases security footage of shooting of 3 US troops

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:22:04 GMT2017-07-24T18:22:04Z

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's military released security camera footage Monday of a shooting in which a Jordanian soldier killed three U.S. military trainers at an air base in the kingdom....