The Latest: Afghanistan: Kabul attack death toll reaches 90
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The Latest: Afghanistan: Kabul attack death toll reaches 90

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the massive suicide truck bombing that hit the Afghan capital, Kabul, during morning rush hour (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The Afghan government’s media center has raised the death toll from the massive suicide truck bombing in Kabul to 90 killed. The center also says that 400 people … Continue reading

The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK
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The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 4:00 p.m. British Transport Police says armed officers will patrol some U.K. trains for the first time because of the increased threat of extremist attacks. The patrols will begin Thursday afternoon. Officials say the plan is to “ensure … Continue reading

UK police find ‘significant’ evidence; May slams US on leaks
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UK police find ‘significant’ evidence; May slams US on leaks

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester’s police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to the media. Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters … Continue reading

Manchester police hunt for accomplices; victims young as 8
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Manchester police hunt for accomplices; victims young as 8

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Monday … Continue reading

8 killed as bombing targets taxi in northeastern Nigeria
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8 killed as bombing targets taxi in northeastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion targeted a passenger-filled taxi in northeastern Nigeria’s largest city on Wednesday, killing eight people in the deadliest bombing there in several months, officials said. The National Emergency Management Agency said in a statement that 15 people had been hospitalized with injuries. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. … Continue reading

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UN envoy: Military escalation in Yemen is fueling extremists

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy to Yemen is warning that the dangerous military escalation following a breakdown in the cease-fire between government supporters and Shiite rebels is fueling the spread of al-Qaida and the Islamic State extremist group. Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the two … Continue reading

Syrian opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombing
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Syrian opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombing

MUNICH (AP) — A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday Feb. 14, for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words. The head of the Saudi-backed Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee, former Prime Minister Riad Hijab, also stopped short of declaring a … Continue reading

Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media
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Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban suicide bombing against a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan’s biggest media company last month has shocked local journalists, who fear they are now in the cross hairs of an increasingly lethal insurgency. Journalism has always been a dangerous line of work in Afghanistan, and reporters have long had to … Continue reading