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The Latest: Toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 48 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:23am

The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local):

Afghan officials say toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 48 killed, 112 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:15am

Afghan officials say toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 48 killed, 112 wounded.

High-rise tower in Dubai catches fire

Kamran Jebreili, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:13am

A fire broke out Sunday at a prominent skyscraper in Dubai, sending smoke billowing from its roof and those inside fleeing into the streets.

Armenia protest leader arrested after failed talks with PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:07am

The leader of major political protests that have gripped the Armenian capital for more than a week has been arrested, and the streets of Yerevan are echoing with the blare of car horns in a new technique for expressing opposition.

Turkey elections: 15 opposition lawmakers switch parties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:35am

Turkey's main opposition party says that 15 of its lawmakers have resigned their membership to join another opposition party in solidarity before upcoming snap elections.

Libyan airstrikes target 'terrorist sites' east of Misrata

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:14am

The self-styled Libyan National Army says it has carried out airstrikes against "terrorist sites" near the city of Misrata, which is controlled by a rival militia.

Macron to give Trump seedling from World War I battle site

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:07am

French President Emmanuel Macron is bringing an environmentally friendly gift to the White House when he visits President Donald Trump this week: a tree sapling.

Malaysia: Security beefed up after Palestinian gunned down

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 4:18am

Malaysian police said Sunday that an investigation was underway into the gunning down of a Palestinian man a day earlier and gave assurances that security was being beefed up in the country following recent high-profile assassinations.

Police say 14 Maoist rebels killed in raid in western India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 4:15am

Government forces killed at least 14 Maoist rebels during a raid on their hideout Sunday in a forested area in western India, police said.

Local vote comes as Italy struggles to form government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:45am

Voting in one of Italy's tiniest regions is being watched for any shift in voter sentiment as politicians in Rome struggle to form a national government.

Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:39am

Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week.

Germany's center-left Social Democrats to elect new leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:52am

Germany's center-left Social Democrats are electing a new leader to spearhead the party's recovery from a disastrous election result and guide it through a fractious coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Afghan officials say toll from suicide bombing in Kabul rises to 31 dead, 54 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:33am

Afghan officials say toll from suicide bombing in Kabul rises to 31 dead, 54 wounded.

Afghan Public Health Ministry says 12 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul bombing, toll likely to rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 1:54am

Afghan Public Health Ministry says 12 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul bombing, toll likely to rise.

Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 1:07am

Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the "torturer of Tehran," who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following 2009 protests, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

Israel says 15 Hamas operatives arrested in West Bank raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:30am

The Israeli military says it has arrested 15 Hamas operatives in an overnight West Bank raid.

World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:48pm

The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.

17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:48pm

Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said Sunday.

Fire department says death toll in capsize of two dragon boats during practice run in southern China has risen to 17.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:32pm

Fire department says death toll in capsize of two dragon boats during practice run in southern China has risen to 17.