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Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24

Kathy Gannon and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:51pm

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government's ability to protect Afghanistan's capital.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:44pm

A makeshift memorial for 10 immigrants who died after being inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas includes a few unopened bottles of water. The bottles sit next to a tree outside the Walmart in San Antonio where dozens of migrants were discovered Sunday packed inside the tractor-trailer. One surviving passenger has told The Associated Press he heard people crying and asking for water.

Getting stuck in the icy Arctic means you're on your own

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:44pm

The MSV Nordica is as robust a ship as you can find, but striking out to sea —especially in the remote and icy Arctic— always carries a risk. What if something goes wrong? Who do we call for help? The short answer is: we're on our own.

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

Karin Laub and Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:21pm

Israel began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine early Tuesday morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world and triggered some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years.

Ex-Gitmo detainee deported from Morocco, returns to Uruguay

Leonardo Haberkorn, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:10pm

Uruguayan authorities say a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in the South American country has returned after being deported from Morocco.

The Latest: Israel to remove metal detectors from holy site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:50pm

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

The Latest: Pope prays for ill baby Charlie Gard and parents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:37pm

The Latest on the legal battle over critically ill baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

Amid protests, Polish leader puts brakes on judicial shakeup

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:21pm

Poland's president unexpectedly announced Monday that he will veto two bills that would have sharply curtailed the independence of the judiciary, a victory for peaceful protesters who had gathered by candlelight every night for more than a week.

Dozen hurt in riot at Guatemala youth detention center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:01pm

Authorities in Guatemala said a dozen people were injured Monday in a riot at a youth detention center after inmates attempted to escape.

Cyprus police: Woman from China killed in boating accident

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:46pm

Cyprus police say a woman originally from China has been killed in a speedboat accident in a remote corner of the east Mediterranean island.

Turkish president meets Qatari leader over Gulf dispute

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:50pm

Turkey's president on Monday urged Qatar and Arab countries isolating it to negotiate an end to the crisis dividing them as he wrapped up a two-day Gulf tour.

The Latest: Polish PM criticizes president for bill vetoes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:40pm

The Latest on Poland's president vetoing bills that would have given politicians influence over the Supreme Court (all times local):

Hunt is on for chainsaw attacker who wounded 5 in Swiss city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:31pm

A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer's office Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect described as aggressive and psychologically unstable.

Ministers from Europe, Africa meet to tackle migrant crisis

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:11pm

Interior ministers from 14 nations and the European Union agreed Monday to boost cooperation to tackle the migrant crisis along the deadly central Mediterranean route, promising to address why migrants leave home and to beef up actions against human traffickers.

Albania's new president is sworn in, vows to back democracy

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:11pm

Albania's new president has been sworn in during an extraordinary session of parliament.

Duterte vows end to uprising, 'jail or hell' in drug war

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:51pm

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism and warned that offenders will end up in "jail or hell." In his second state of the nation speech, Duterte also insisted he would not hold peace talks with communist rebels because of continuing attacks.

East Timor's main parties able to form gov't but lose ground

Raimundos Oki, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:31pm

East Timor's two main political parties won enough votes in a weekend parliamentary election to form another national unity government but lost ground to opposition forces in a sign of frustration with slow economic progress.

Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die

Caroline Spiezio, Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:11pm

The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die.

Red Cross chief visits besieged city on Yemen's front lines

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:02pm

The chief of the international Red Cross made a rare visit to the front lines in Yemen Monday, taking a dirt road to reach the besieged western city of Taiz, devastated by more than two years of fighting.