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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.