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Rescue workers try to free 2 trapped cavers in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:07am

Polish media are reporting that more than two dozen rescue experts are trying to free two spelunkers trapped by rising water in a cave in southern Poland.

Feminist icon Steinem blasts Israel PM over travel ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:02am

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has called Israel's prime minister a "bully" and says she won't visit as long as he remains the country's leader.

British journalist says he was victim of planned assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:27am

A well-known left-wing British journalist says he was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head in what he described as a "blatant premeditated assault."

Russian opposition figure re-arrested upon jail release

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:23am

A prominent Russian opposition figure has been detained by police immediately after leaving a jail where he had served two sentences connected to protests in Moscow.

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians near Gaza fence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:14am

Gaza's Health Ministry says Israeli troops have killed three Palestinians and severely wounded a fourth near the heavily guarded perimeter fence.

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:38am

Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. That makes 64 so far this year — and the number just keeps on climbing.

A look at deadliest attacks in Afghanistan in recent years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:27am

The deadly bombing at a wedding in Afghanistan's capital late Saturday was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack.

Migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italian island

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:27am

Seeking to end a humanitarian crisis, Spain says a Spanish rescue boat with 107 migrants in the southern Mediterranean can sail to Spain and disembark its passengers in Algeciras.

Syrian troops close to western outskirts of rebel-held town

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:27am

Syrian state media and an opposition war monitor say government forces have gained more ground in the country's northwest, almost reaching the western outskirts of a major rebel-held town.

Major players shaping troubled Afghanistan's future

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:27am

Saturday night's devastating attack on a wedding in Afghanistan's capital comes amid huge uncertainty about the country's future. The United States and the Taliban say they are nearing a deal to end America's longest conflict, one that has lasted a generation and left tens of thousands dead. The U.S.-Taliban talks have sidelined the government in Kabul, which is increasingly frustrated.

Wildfire forces 2,000 to evacuate in Spain's Canary Islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:26am

Authorities on Spain's Canary Islands say around 2,000 people have been evacuated due to a wildfire that has ravaged more than 500 hectares (1,235 acres) since it broke out less than 24 hours ago.

UN blasts Libyan force's strikes on airport west of Tripoli

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:26am

The U.N. mission in Libya has condemned airstrikes by the self-styled Libyan National Army on a militia-run airport west of the capital, Tripoli, saying the facility had no military targets.

Libya's coast guard intercepts 57 Europe-bound migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:26am

Libya's coast guard says it intercepted 57 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast.

Top Iran diplomat suggests 90-year-old Kuwait ruler is ill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:26am

Iran's foreign minister says he's praying for the "speedy recovery" of Kuwait's ruling emir, though there has been no public word on the 90-year-old ruler being ill or injured.

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters occupy major road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 12:27am

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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:41pm

The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the Kabul wedding blast that killed at least 63 on Saturday night. A statement by the militant group posted on an IS-linked website on Sunday says that a Pakistani IS fighter seeking martyrdom targeted a large Shiite gathering in Kabul.

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Rahim Faiez and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:05pm

The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul's strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled vest, killing dozens — and Afghanistan grieved again.

An Afghan official says at least 63 people have died when suicide bomber detonated explosives in packed wedding hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:49pm

An Afghan official says at least 63 people have died when suicide bomber detonated explosives in packed wedding hall.

Top Chinese, North Korean generals meet in Beijing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:24pm

Top military leaders from North Korea and China have recommitted themselves to strengthened exchanges between their armed forces during a meeting in Beijing.