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Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 civilians in south

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:38pm

An Afghan official says that a roadside bomb has killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:46pm

Democrats are condemning President Donald Trump for urging the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. Democrats say see a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump. The escalating controversy has created a showdown between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration.

Yemen rebels say they're halting attacks on Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:58pm

Yemen's Houthi rebels said late Friday night that they were halting drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, one week after they claimed responsibility for a strike that crippled a key oil facility in the kingdom.

Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface

Rob Gillies and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:19pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface.

Iraqi officials: 12 dead in minibus blast near Shiite holy city of Karbala, one of the biggest attacks since IS defeat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:15pm

Iraqi officials: 12 dead in minibus blast near Shiite holy city of Karbala, one of the biggest attacks since IS defeat.

Iraq: Minibus explosion outside Karbala kills 8, injures 6

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:17pm

Iraqi security officials say an explosion in a minibus outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala has killed 8 people.

Syrian activists: Anti-govt protests held in oil-rich east

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:41am

Syrian opposition activists say anti-government protesters have captured at least two army checkpoints in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour.

Climate change will grab globe's focus with summit, strikes

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:10am

Get ready to hear about global warming — or the "climate emergency " as the United Nations is calling it.

Families struggle to meet Kashmiris lodged in Indian jail

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:30am

Hameeda Begum explained her arduous journey from the Himalayan region of disputed Kashmir to the hot and humid room in the Agra Central Jail where the exhausted 70-year-old was waiting to see her son.

US says airstrike against IS in Libya kills 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:05am

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike against the Islamic State group in Libya. It's the first U.S. airstrike in the North African country in over a year.

Notre Dame Cathedral: 'lot of work' before rebuild can begin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:48am

Notre Dame Cathedral has far to go to recover from a destructive fire but a hardy copper rooster that once topped the spire is serving as a reminder that all wasn't lost.

Nigerian military accuses aid group of aiding Boko Haram

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:40am

Nigeria's army has shut down offices of the international aid organization Action Against Hunger, accusing it of providing food and drugs to the Boko Haram extremist group.

Nigeria police nab main suspect in apparent serial killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:58am

Police in Nigeria say they have arrested the main suspect in apparent serial killings that have sparked protests by women demanding greater security.

UN agency says 124 suspected cholera cases in Sudan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:45am

The U.N.'s humanitarian agency says that two of Sudan's southeastern provinces have reported 124 suspected cholera cases with seven deaths.

US envoy meets Israel's embattled PM to discuss peace plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:14am

The U.S. envoy to the Middle East has met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu days after elections that left the Israeli leader's political future in doubt.

Russian anti-doping CEO says track team set to miss worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:10am

The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency has predicted that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships.

Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence me

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:05am

The U.S.-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 pro-democracy uprising said authorities have arrested his brother in Cairo.

Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:01am

Philippine health officials have confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly two decades and announced plans for a massive immunization program.

Russian actor arrested at rally released pending appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:19am

A Russian actor sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison for allegedly assaulting a police officer has been released from custody following a massive outcry.