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Islamic State suicide bomber kills 31 in Afghan capital


Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a voter registration center in the capital, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens

Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to talk as deadly protests rage on


Nicaragua's president has agreed to talks with business leaders over controversial social security reforms that sparked four days of protests and clashes

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


Another Japanese woman, Chiyo Yoshida, is now the world's oldest person.

The Latest: Islamic State claims bombing in Afghan capital


The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens

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Journalist among over 2 dozen killed in Nicaragua unrest


Journalist Angel Gahona is among more than people killed in unrest in Nicaragua over social security reforms planned by President Daniel Ortega's government


China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions


Global automakers are showcasing their efforts to create electric cars for China's fast-growing but crowded market at their industry's biggest show of the year


Road to North Korean denuclearization is littered with failure

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A look at previous nuclear negotiations with North Korea and how the currently planned talks between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington took shape


4 Palestinians killed, including teen boy and disabled man, in Gaza protests


Four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy and a disabled man, were killed Friday after Israeli snipers opened fire across a fence dividing Israel and the Gaza Strip.


Cuba's Diaz-Canel receives Maduro in first act as president


Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has received his Venezuelan counterpart.

Hungary: Anti-government rally focuses on media freedom


Tens of thousands of protesters in Hungary are taking part in a rally focusing on the media policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government


Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site


Global chemical weapons watchdog says it has collected samples from Douma, Syria, two weeks after suspected chemical weapons attack.


India approves death penalty for rape of young children


India's government has moved to prescribe the death penalty for people convicted of raping girls under the age of 12 to combat an increase in crimes against women


The Latest: Hamas mourns slain engineer 'commander'


The Hamas militant wing is suggesting that a Palestinian engineer and lecturer shot dead in Malaysia was one of its commanders

Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths


Israel's defense minister says Hamas rulers are the "only culprits" in Gaza bloodshed, as demands grow for investigating the Israeli military's use of lethal force


Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2 suspected bombers


Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government enter their second week in the capital Yerevan

The Latest: US ambassador to UN hails NKorea nuke suspension


The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has welcomed North Korea's announcement that it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests, and praised the way the U.N. Security Council "really came together" in order to achieve that


5 killed, multiple missing after boat accident in China


Chinese state broadcaster CCTV says five people have died and others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing 60 people to fall into the water

Saturday, Apr 21

Earth Day 2018: Everything you need to know


People around the world will come together this weekend to celebrate the planet we live on and to take action to protect it.

New South African church celebrates drinking alcohol


Lively new South African church celebrates alcohol; 'We drink for deliverance'

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

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North Korea suspends nuclear and long-range missile tests ahead of summits, Trump responds with tweet of "big progress"

North Korea suspends nuclear program ahead of much-anticipated talks

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North Korea will put its program on hold prior to talks between Trump and Kim.

Friday, Apr 20

Ex-deputy prime minister who resigned over affair welcomes baby with former staffer


Barnaby Joyce quit after details emerged of an affair with his former staffer.

Jaywalkers risk getting sprayed and publicly shamed


People crossing streets in China often seem to pay little heed to lights.

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president


First clues of Cuba's future power structure under new president emerge

Swaziland king says the country 'will now revert to its original name'


The country in southern Africa has changed its name to mark 50 years of independence, its king said, according to reports.

Thursday, Apr 19

Man jailed for life after deliberately infecting men with HIV


Daryll Rowe will serve at least 12 years behind bars.

'White gold' is a growing but controversial energy source for Bhutan

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The carbon-negative nation is battling climate change along its abundant rivers.

Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head


Queen Elizabeth II has opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies.

AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir says opposition could win


Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says huge rallies indicate some of the ruling coalition's traditional Malay supporters now favor the opposition and a change of government is possible in next month's elections

Wednesday, Apr 18

Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico

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An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory

Pope Francis meets with father of terminally ill baby denied further treatment

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"I hope the Pope can save my son," the father said after the meeting.

The Latest: Russia clashes again with US, allies over Syria


Russia is clashing again with the United States and its Western allies, saying airstrikes on suspected chemical sites in Syria have set back any political negotiations to end the seven-year conflict

Syria envoy says UN security team visits alleged attack site


Syrian media say international chemical weapons inspectors have entered the town of Douma, where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat says only a U.N. security team visited the Damascus…

Tuesday, Apr 17

UK: Nerve agent that poisoned spy was in liquid form


British officials say the nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was delivered in liquid form, and it will take months to remove all traces of the toxin

Cuba without a Castro: What comes next as the revolutionary dynasty ends?

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For the first time in more than 50 years, Cuba won't be led by a Castro.

The Latest: Syrian TV: Air defense confront missiles in Homs


Syrian state-run television says Syria's air defenses have confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the area of Homs in the country's center

Emotional day in court for US pastor jailed in Turkey


The American pastor has denied all charges and faces 35 years in prison.