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IS attack on Afghan protest kills at least 80, wounds 231

Lynne O'Donnell and Karim Sharifi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:40am

At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said.

UK police: More people likely involved in abduction attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:30am

Police say two people who tried to abduct a British serviceman outside a Royal Air Force Base three days ago were probably part of a larger team.

Floods kill at least 154 across China, leave scores missing

Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:30am

Torrential rains that have swept through China have killed at least 154 people and left 124 missing, officials said Saturday, with most of the casualties reported from a northern province where villagers complained about lack of warning before a deadly flash flood.

The Latest: Afghan president declares day of mourning

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:30am

The Latest on the deadly bombing of a mass demonstration by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara minority in the capital, Kabul (all times local):

Journalist who died in Ukraine car bombing buried in Belarus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:30am

Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet, who died when his car was bombed in Ukraine, has been buried in his hometown of Minsk, Belarus.

AP poll finds growing support for stricter gun laws...

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:00am

Nearly two-thirds of Americans responding to a new poll favor stricter gun laws. That's the highest percentage since Associated Press-GfK pollsters started asking that question in 2013, the year after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. Majorities want nationwide bans on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons and on the sale of high-capacity magazines. But less than half said they believe they will see tougher gun laws in the coming year. The poll was conducted July 7 to July 11, shortly after a string of high-profile shootings.

Afghan Interior Ministry says death toll in bomb attack on Kabul protest rises to 80, 231 people wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:00am

Afghan Interior Ministry says death toll in bomb attack on Kabul protest rises to 80, 231 people wounded.

South Sudan armed opposition claims to remove vice president

Jason Patinkin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:50am

A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition said Saturday it had replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice president, a move which could lead to further turmoil following deadly clashes in the capital this month.

Heightened terrorist checks slow Channel crossings from UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:40am

Travelers seeking to cross the England Channel to enter France are facing severe delays because of heightened French security checks.

French president upping security all summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:40am

French President Francois Hollande will reassess security measures once a week all summer, amid fear of new violence after a deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice.

Russian balloonist lands safely in Australia after 11 days

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:40am

A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new record by flying solo around the world nonstop in 11 days, officials said.

Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

Paul Wheatley, Frank Jordans and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:30am

The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding more than two dozen others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass shootings, authorities said Saturday.

Hungary's Viktor Orban says Donald Trump better for Europe

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:30am

The anti-terrorism proposals of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump make him the better option for Europe and Hungary, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday.

German interior minister says "no indication of any connection to international terrorism" to Munich attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:20am

German interior minister says "no indication of any connection to international terrorism" to Munich attack.

The Latest: Spain arrests 2 suspected of human smuggling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:20am

The latest developments on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

Turkey seizes over 2,250 institutions in post-coup crackdown

Christopher Torchia and Cinar Kiper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:10am

In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose a threat to national security.

Migrants brave heat to march to Serbia-Hungary border

Ivana Bzganovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:10am

Around a hundred migrants and asylum seekers braved scorching heat Saturday to continue a march toward Serbia's border with Hungary meant to draw attention to the plight of thousands of people facing closed borders after fleeing war and poverty.

Afghan public health ministry official says death toll in attack on Kabul protest march rises to 61, 207 people wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:00am

Afghan public health ministry official says death toll in attack on Kabul protest march rises to 61, 207 people wounded.

Afghan health ministry officials say at least 31 people have been killed, 160 wounded in blast at Kabul protest march

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 6:30am

Afghan health ministry officials say at least 31 people have been killed, 160 wounded in blast at Kabul protest march.