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July 31, 2016 - 6:15am
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says the death toll from a bus that was swept away by flash floods has risen to 27.

Government official Iqbal Khan says Sunday that the bodies of 18 women, six children and three men have been handed over to relatives in the village of Sara Shega in the Khyber tribal region. He says three children were rescued and are being treated for severe injuries.

Flash floods triggered by monsoon rains swept away...

July 31, 2016 - 5:58am
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says Taliban attacks on a district in the southern province of Helmand province killed at least 24 police officers over the past two days.

Kareem Atal, the director of the provincial council, said Sunday that battles between government forces and militants have been raging in the Kanashin district since late Friday, when the Taliban took control.

The fighting has spread north to other districts, where...

July 31, 2016 - 5:48am
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain say a detainee has died while in custody.

The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the unidentified detainee died of natural causes after being taken to the Salmaniya Medical Complex.

It gave no further details on the circumstances of his death other than that he was suffering from an unspecified "medical condition" and had been referred to a doctor.


July 31, 2016 - 5:39am
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SANAA (AP) — Yemen's state television says the nation's internationally-recognized government has agreed to extend peace talks in Kuwait with Shiite rebels, reversing an earlier decision to quit the negotiations.

In a report aired early Sunday, the television said the decision to continue the talks was made after President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi consulted with advisers.

It said Hadi has also accepted proposals put forward by U.N. envoy Ismail Ould...

July 31, 2016 - 5:20am
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BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are expected to demonstrate in the German city of Cologne amid heavy police presence.

Some 30,000 participants are expected at Sunday's demonstration, which comes amid tensions following the failed coup attempt in Turkey and concern in Germany over the extent of the Turkish government's subsequent crackdown.

Four much smaller counter-protests are also planned, including...

July 31, 2016 - 5:12am
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The founder of Mideast courier Aramex has sold a nearly 10-percent stake in the Dubai-based company.

Aramex said in a stock exchange filing Sunday that founder Fadi Ghandour has sold all of his stake in Levant Logistics Holdings, a Cayman Islands-based company that controls a 9.9-percent stake in Aramex. The buyer was another Cayman Islands-based company, Boson Ventures Corporation.

Aramex did not disclose when the...

July 31, 2016 - 5:06am
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ISTANBUL (AP) — A new presidential decree has introduced sweeping reforms to Turkey's military in the wake of the failed coup in the country.

Sunday's decree gives the president and prime minister the authority to issue direct orders to the commanders of the army, air force and navy. It also shuts down military schools, establishes a new national defense university, puts the force commanders directly under the defense ministry and announces the discharge of 1,389...

July 31, 2016 - 4:39am
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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A police official says an attack on a security facility in the Somali capital has left at least nine people dead, including four attackers.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said suspected militants from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab carried out the attack Sunday on the Central Investigations Department in Mogadishu.

He said the assault started with twin suicide car bombings at the gates of the security facility. After that, at...

July 31, 2016 - 3:35am
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led military coalition says seven Saudi border guards, including an officer, have been killed in a cross-border clash with militants from Yemen.

In a statement early Sunday, the coalition fighting Yemen's rebels said Saudi border guards on Saturday repelled a rebel attempt to cross the kingdom's southern borders in the Najran area.

It said Saudi air force jets and helicopter gunships killed dozens of the...

July 31, 2016 - 3:11am
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BRZEGI, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Poland (all times local):

11:50 a.m.

Pope Francis has announced that the next World Youth Day will take place in Panama in 2019.

Francis made the announcement Sunday as he wrapped up this year's global gathering of young Catholic faithful in Krakow, Poland.

He didn't specify exactly where in Panama the event would be held.


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