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Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forcesThe Helmand provincial police chief says an errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon has killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Latest: Insurgents kidnap over 60 in Kandahar bus raidsA spokesman for the provincial governor says Taliban insurgents have kidnapped upward of 60 people in several attacks on buses in southern Kandahar that took place over the last four days
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactorAn underwater robot has captured images of massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel and covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Protesters march towards the Lower House to coincide with the special joint session on the possible extension of martial law in the southern Philippines, Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Martial Law was declared by President Duterte last May 23 for 60 days following the siege by Muslim militants of Marawi city which is now on its second month. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine Congress extends martial law in south amid siegeThe Philippine Congress has approved the president's appeal for martial law in the country's south to be extended to the end of the year, in a boost to a massive offensive aimed at quelling a two-month siege by Islamic State group-linked militants
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Pakistani inmate asks court to suspend practice of hangingA defense lawyer says a Pakistani death-row inmate has requested that a court suspend the "un-Islamic" practice of hanging prisoners because it is "too painful"
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges closes her eyes as she is shouted at by protesters during a press conference held to discuss the resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, at City Hall on Friday, July 21, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn. Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officerMinneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigns in the wake of officer's fatal shooting of unarmed Australian woman who had called 911
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau, center, stands with police inspector Kathy Waite, left, and assistant chief Medaria Arradondo during a news conference Thursday, July 20, 2017, Minneapolis. The family of an Australian woman shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer wants changes in police protocols, including a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body cameras, a family attorney told local media. (Maria Alejandra Cardona/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
The Latest: Minneapolis mayor: 'I will not be resigning'Despite calls from protesters for her to step down, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she will not be resigning
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Historian asks Australian court to reveal Queen's lettersA historian is planning to ask an Australian court ties to release secret letters that would reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her representative's shocking scheme to dismiss Australia's government more than 40 years ago
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Army firing kills Kashmir man during anti-India strikePolice and residents say the Indian army fired at worshippers outside a mosque in disputed Kashmir, killing one man and injuring another, after some threw rocks
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Philippine leader says he won't visit US, says 'it's lousy'Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will never visit the United States while he is in office, and adds that he has "seen America and it's lousy"
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Minneapolis police chief resigns at mayor's request after officer's shooting of Australian woman who called 911Minneapolis police chief resigns at mayor's request after officer's shooting of Australian woman who called 911
The Associated Press23 hours ago
US says airstrike killed members of Afghan security forcesUS says airstrike in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province killed unspecified number of Afghan forces
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Thursday, June 15, 2017 photo, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks to reporters outside the premises of the Joint Investigation Team, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's supreme court on Friday, July 21, 2017, conducted its hearing into a high-profile case involving allegations of corruption against Sharif and his family but it wasn’t immediately clear when a verdict would be announced, defense lawyers and attorneys for petitioners said. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistan court ends hearing on corruption allegations of PMPakistan's top court concludes hearing into corruption allegations against premier's family; timing of decision unknown
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN rights envoy to Myanmar expresses disappointmentThe U.N.'s human rights envoy to Myanmar has expressed disappointment over a lack of government effort to tackle problems underlying violence between Buddhists and Muslims and exasperation at attempts to impede her investigation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gunmen kill 3 Pakistani policemen, passer-by in KarachiPakistani police: Gunmen on motorcycle open fire on police in Karachi, killing 3 officers, passer-by
The Associated Press1 day ago
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