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July 24, 2017 6:53 AM The Latest: Pakistan condemns Taliban bombing in Kabul

Pakistan has condemned the horrific Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul that killed 24 people, calling "terrorism a common enemy." Pakistan has been bitterly criticized by the Afghan government and the United States for providing safe haven to Taliban insurgents, a charge Islamabad flatly rejects. Pakistan and Afghanistan regularly trade accusations 31

July 23, 2017 11:12 PM South Sudan sexual violence on ‘massive scale,’ report says

WAU, South Sudan — It’s been five months since the shy, frail 13-year-old was snatched from his bed, drugged and raped in the middle of the night. The boy hasn’t been able to say much since. “I don’t remember a lot,” Batista says, darting his eyes toward the dirt floor as he sits in a makeshift clinic in one of South Sudan’s displaced people’s camps 66

July 22, 2017 6:29 PM Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao

Legislators in the Philippines have voted overwhelmingly to extend martial law to deal with an Islamist insurgency in the restive island of Mindanao. Militants linked to so-called Islamic State have been occupying parts of Marawi, a city in the south, since May. President Rodrigo Duterte said the extension was necessary to crush the insurgency, but his critics 31

July 21, 2017 3:50 AM Two of six African teens who went missing from robotics competition are in Canada, D.C. police say

Hordes of teenagers displaying colors and flags from 157 countries cheered wildly in DAR Constitution Hall on Tuesday afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated from two days of robotics competitions. Somewhere on the packed auditorium floor, six teenagers from Burundi quietly slipped away amid the closing gala. D.C. police said the 16 to 18 year olds from the small 32

July 20, 2017 11:02 AM U.S. Military Denies Knowledge of Boko Haram Suspects ‘Torture’ at Base Used by American Troops

The U.S. military says it was not aware of the alleged torture of hundreds of suspected Boko Haram supporters at a base in Cameroon, West Africa, where American personnel are deployed. Cameroonian security forces are using brutal tactics—including a stress position known as “the swing,” where detainees are suspended from a raised bar with their limbs 69

July 18, 2017 4:20 PM Cameroon: Radio Journalist Wins Top Press Freedom Award

Ahmed Abba, the journalist from Cameroon serving a 10-year prison sentence arising from his coverage of Boko Haram extremists, has won a top press freedom award. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has named Abba as one of four journalists – and the only African – to be awarded its 2017 International Press Freedom Award. His conviction 16

July 15, 2017 9:31 AM How Turkey’s failed coup unfolded, hour by hour

ISTANBUL — A year ago Saturday, a group of Turkish soldiers using tanks, warplanes and helicopters launched a plot to overthrow Turkey’s president and government. The coup attempt failed, but the fallout continues a year later. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan swiftly blamed his one-time ally, U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is in exile in the U.S. and denies 30

July 15, 2017 2:15 AM Muslim terrorists open fire and kill 2 Israeli police officers at Temple Mount in Jerusalem from inside Al-Aqsa Mosque grounds

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is vowing not to restrict access to the Al Aqsa mosque after three terrorists open fire and kill two Israeli police officers atop the Temple Mount. The Arab assailants struck at ground zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Friday, opening fire from inside a major Jerusalem shrine and killing 33

July 14, 2017 9:20 PM President Erdogan celebrates failed coup in Turkey on first anniversary

Criticism has grown over the wide-ranging programme of retribution that has been meted out since the coup, says Sky's Tom Rayner. The anniversary of the bloody but botched attempt to seize power by factions within the military will be led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and marked by official events right across the country. The commemorations are billed 23

July 14, 2017 6:56 PM Turkey dismisses thousands a year after coup attempt

Turkey has dismissed more than 7,000 police, ministry staff and academics, ahead of the one-year anniversary of an attempted coup. It comes as part of a major purge of state institutions, including the judiciary, police and education, in response to last year's unrest. On Saturday, Turkey marks one year since rogue soldiers bombed buildings and opened 49