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  • Kuwait residential fire kills 9 Asians, injures more than 25

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti fire official says nine Asian residents have been killed in a house fire in the oil-rich Gulf country. Fire Service Directorate spokesman Khalil al-Ameer told The Associated Press that six of those killed in ...

  • Army says twin IS terror plots foiled in Lebanon

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    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese army says it has foiled two terror plots by the Islamic State group targeting residential and tourist sites in the country. The army said in a statement released Thursday that it had arrested five suspects ...

  • Turkish official says Istanbul airport suicide attackers were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish official says Istanbul airport suicide attackers were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

  • Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson says he will not run for party leadership of Conservative Party

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson says he will not run for party leadership of Conservative Party.

  • At least 15 killed in suicide bomb attacks in north Cameroon

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    (AP) YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Authorities in northern Cameroon say at least 15 people have died and dozens are wounded after two suicide bombing attacks. Midjiyawa Bakary, governor of Cameroon's far northern region, told The Associated Press that the attacks took ...

  • Indian soldiers kill 2 rebels in Kashmir, battle protesters

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    (AP) SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A paramilitary officer says Indian forces have killed two suspected rebels in a clash in Indian-controlled Kashmir, and dispersed hundreds of protesters who took to the streets to show their solidarity with the rebels. Officer Nalin ...

  • Russian defense minister purges Baltic Fleet command

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    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister has fired the commander of the Baltic Fleet and his top officers following a sweeping inspection. The Defense Ministry announced the purge in a terse statement late Wednesday. It said the fleet commander, Vice ...

  • Brexit shakes hopes of Balkan EU bidders

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When Britain voted to leave the European Union, pro-Russians in Serbia were quick to proclaim the bloc's death: they lit candles and laid flowers in front of the EU headquarters in Belgrade and declared the country's ...

  • MSF: Syrians trapped without aid near Jordan face starvation

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders has urged the international community to rescue tens of thousands of displaced Syrians who have been stranded without food and little water in a remote desert area on the ...

  • 2 Chinese police officers detained over man's death

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Beijing prosecutors say two police officers have been charged with negligence, nearly two months after a man's death in their custody sparked concern over abuse. The prosecutor's office said Thursday that an autopsy revealed Lei Yang's suffocation ...

  • Turkish state media say 13 suspects detained over airport attack, including 3 foreign nationals

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish state media say 13 suspects detained over airport attack, including 3 foreign nationals.

  • Official: suicide bomb attack kills 30 Afghan trainee police

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a suicide bomber has attacked a bus carrying trainee policemen, killing 30. Mousa Rahmati, the district governor of Paghman, says Thursday's attack took place some 20 kilometers west of the Afghan ...

  • Afghan official says a suicide bomb attack on a bus kills 30 trainee policemen west of Kabul

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says a suicide bomb attack on a bus kills 30 trainee policemen west of Kabul.

  • Both major UK parties embark on messy leadership contests

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain's two major parties are preparing for messy leadership contests, setting the stage for parallel competitions that will shape the nature of Britain's exit from the European Union. Britain's decision to exit from the European Union during ...

  • UN warns of war's 'catastrophic impact' on Iraqi children

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. children's fund has warned that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at "serious risk" of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, and has called on warring parties in Iraq to protect their ...

  • Danish police seize valuables from migrants under new law

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police have seized valuables from migrants for the first time since a controversial law went into force five months ago. National police spokesman Per Fiig says the two men and three women carried dollars and ...

  • London man arrested over extremist postings on social media

    3 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British authorities say a London man has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred by detectives investigating extreme right-wing, anti-Islam and anti-Semitic postings on social media. Scotland Yard said the 44-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday ...

  • Ex-US Marine charged in murder, rape of woman on Okinawa

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors have charged a U.S. military contractor with the murder and rape of a 20-year-old woman on Okinawa, a high-profile case that has renewed anti-American base sentiment on the southern Japanese island. Local authorities said Kenneth ...

  • Saudis reject rights groups' 'accusations' over Yemen policy

    3 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The Saudi ambassador to the Human Rights Council says his country rejects "accusations" from two top human rights groups, who have called for Saudi Arabia's suspension from the U.N.-backed body over its military campaign in Yemen. Ambassador ...

  • The Latest: Turkish police raids seek IS suspects

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    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on attack on Istanbul airport (all times local): 10 a.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says police have conducted a series raids in Istanbul neighborhoods, targeting Islamic State suspects following the gunfire and suicide bomb ...

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