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U.K.-France trip delays ease a bit

posted: 07/25/2016 2:45 a.m. Discuss

LONDON — British border agents Sunday to helped French officials ease the backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel by ferry into France.

Bombing kills 81 attending Kabul protest

updated: 07/24/2016 4:38 a.m. Comment 1

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber in Kabul detonated his explosives in a large crowd of demonstrators Saturday, killing 81 people and wounding 231, officials and witnesses said.

The victors' clothes

updated: 07/24/2016 4:32 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- For Margaret Thatcher, it was handbags. For Theresa May, it's shoes.

Migrants trudge on toward border

posted: 07/24/2016 4:30 a.m. Discuss

INDJIJA, Serbia — About 100 migrants braved scorching heat Saturday to continue a march toward Serbia’s border with Hungary meant to draw attention to the plight of thousands of people facing closed borders after fleeing war and poverty.

Flooding kills at least 72 in China

updated: 07/24/2016 4:22 a.m. Discuss

HONG KONG -- Heavy rains this past week in northern China caused extensive flooding, overwhelming levees and killing at least 72 people in one province, with many others missing, state media reported.

China a key issue as Asia bloc meets

posted: 07/24/2016 4:21 a.m. Discuss

VIENTIANE, Laos -- Southeast Asian nations opened a meeting of foreign ministers this morning, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea.

Killer of 9 fascinated by violence, Germans say

updated: 07/24/2016 4:19 a.m. Gallery Discuss

MUNICH -- The 18-year-old man who killed nine people and wounded 27 others in a shooting rampage Friday evening in Munich had material at home indicating a fixation with violent attacks, but he had no apparent links to the Islamic State militant group or any other extremist organization, German officials said Saturday.

Climate talks push chemical ban

updated: 07/24/2016 4:18 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- When negotiators from nearly 200 countries gathered outside Paris in December for the United Nations summit meeting on climate change, they reached the first agreement to take action on curbing their planet-warming pollution.

Nigeria lets girls wear headscarves

posted: 07/24/2016 4:15 a.m. Discuss

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigerian girls have the right to wear the hijab headscarf to school, an appeals court ruled in a country where suicide bombers have abused Islamic dress to hide their deadly weapons.

Researchers find Antarctic Peninsula cooling as rest of Earth heats up

posted: 07/24/2016 4:13 a.m. Discuss

One of the most rapidly warming places on Earth in the past half century actually cooled in the past 20 years.

Fallujah to get old, new defenses

posted: 07/24/2016 4:12 a.m. Discuss

BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi military will use a medieval tactic to keep control of Fallujah after recapturing it from the Islamic State militant group last month: It is digging a trench system around the city.

Turkey cites threat, seizes institutions

updated: 07/23/2016 4:11 a.m. Discuss

ISTANBUL -- Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose a threat to national security.

Iraqi heat wave tops 129 degrees

posted: 07/24/2016 4:10 a.m. Discuss

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s staterun Meteorological Department said Saturday that it had registered the hottest day so far this year, with maximum temperatures hitting 129.02 Fahrenheit in the southern city of Basra.

Hungary's premier champions Trump

updated: 07/24/2016 4:08 a.m. Discuss

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- A Donald Trump presidency in the U.S. would likely be the best outcome for Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said, going further than any leader in the European Union to back the Republican nominee.

The world in brief

updated: 07/24/2016 4:07 a.m. Discuss

France plans to assess security weekly

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