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Afghan officials: Death toll rises to 45 in Taliban attack

Amir Shah and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:00pm

Afghanistan was reeling on Tuesday from a brazen Taliban assault on a military base in the country's east the previous day that killed at least 45 people and wounded as many as 70, most of them military personnel, according to provincial officials.

Afghan officials say the Taliban attack on a military base in eastern province on Monday killed 45 military personnel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:43pm

Afghan officials say the Taliban attack on a military base in eastern province on Monday killed 45 military personnel.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:41pm

Senate Republicans have released legislation to implement President Donald Trump's proposal to break through the budget deadlock. The centerpiece is the $5.7 billion he has been demanding to build a border wall, alongside temporary protection from deportation for some immigrants. Democrats say they are unwilling to negotiate any border security funding until Trump re-opens the government. The partial government shutdown is now well into its fifth week.

Top journo who fled Nicaragua says nation's press threatened

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:03pm

One of Nicaragua's most prominent journalists says President Daniel Ortega is working to close any spaces of freedom in the Central American country.

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats

Holly Yan, CNN  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:50pm

From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy.

Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeastern Syria

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:29pm

An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration that the extremist group had been defeated.

Ecuador tightens rules for Venezuelans after brutal murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:54pm

Venezuelans who want to enter Ecuador will now have to present an official document showing any brushes with the law, the government announced Monday, two days after the killing of a 22-year-old woman sparked a wave of unrest against migrants.

AP PHOTOS: Slain journalist captured Libya's turmoil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:44pm

Mohamed Ben Khalifa's work as a photographer and video journalist captured the tragedy of refugee corpses washing ashore on Libya's coastline. In urban centers, he documented ferocious militia warfare.

Venezuela officials report arresting 27 members of the National Guard accused of uprising against the government.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:48pm

Venezuela officials report arresting 27 members of the National Guard accused of uprising against the government. .

Top journalist Carlos Chamorro flees Nicaragua, cites raids

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:46pm

More than a month after Nicaraguan police raided and occupied his news outlets' offices, prominent journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro has fled to Costa Rica.

Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire reaches 89

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:37pm

The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico rose to 89 Monday as more of the injured have died at hospitals.

The Latest: Italy deputy PM downplays France migrant remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:11am

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

Burkina Faso names new government amid extremist threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:03am

Burkina Faso's president has nominated a new prime minister after a mass resignation last week.

Briton, Greek soldier held in border area on spying charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:51am

Greek authorities have brought espionage charges against a British national working for a charity assisting migrants and a Greek soldier, who were arrested together in a military area on the border with Turkey.

Egypt arrests 24 in demolition protests near pyramids

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:17am

Egyptian security officials say police have arrested 24 people who tried to prevent authorities from demolishing illegal buildings near the Giza pyramids.

Macron ex-security aide: Diplomatic passports given back

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:03am

French President Emmanuel Macron's former security aide, at the heart of a damaging political scandal, told a Senate commission Monday that he turned in his two diplomatic passports after being fired last summer but they were returned to him two months later.

N Ireland police deal with hijackings after weekend car bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:57am

Army bomb-disposal experts in Northern Ireland carried out a controlled explosion on a hijacked vehicle Monday amid heightened tensions in Londonderry following a weekend explosion outside a courthouse.

Venezuela's supreme court declares congressional leadership invalid, nullifies recent anti-Maduro legislation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:56am

Venezuela's supreme court declares congressional leadership invalid, nullifies recent anti-Maduro legislation.

Kenyan court orders 4 more attack suspects to be held

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:38am

Four people suspected of helping Islamic extremists attack a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital last week have appeared in court.