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Afghan women mourn during the funeral of victims who died from a suicide attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Afghanistan held a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 80 people who were taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Kabul. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

UN mission in Afghanistan finds children bear brunt of war

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan says the number of children killed or wounded in the country's conflict has surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year. UNAMA says in its midyear report, which was released on Monday, that one-third of casualties between January ...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, talks to Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, center, and Philippine Foreign Secreatary Perfecto Yasay, during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) –China Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Monday, July 25, 2016.  A highly anticipated meeting between Southeast Asian foreign ministers and their Chinese counterpart Wang Yi has begun in what is expected to be tense discussions on China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea.  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

China scored a diplomatic victory Monday, avoiding criticism by Southeast Asia's main grouping over its territorial expansion in the South China Sea even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions. After hectic negotiations, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued a watered-down ...

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice, left, and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, right, shake hands as they pose for a photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice held talks in Beijing on Monday with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China's expansive claims in the South China Sea. The tribunal's July 12 ruling delivered a victory to ...

A special police officer leaves the area where an explosion occurred in Ansbach, Germany, Monday, July 25, 2016. Bavaria's top security official says a man who blew himself up after being turned away from an open-air music festival in the southern German city was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Bavarian official: Ansbach attack suggests Islamist motive

Bavaria's top security official said Monday that he believes a failed asylum seeker who blew himself up and injured 12 people in the southern German town of Ansbach was driven by religious extremism. "My personal view is that I unfortunately think it's very likely this really was an Islamist suicide ...

GERMANY OUT - In this image taken from video fire trucks and ambulances stand in the city center of Ansbach near Nuremberg, southern Germany, Monday morning, July 25, 2016, after a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 others. (News5 via AP)

Police: Bavarian official says attacker was denied asylum

A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria's top security official said early Monday. "We don't know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention ...

Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, sixth from left, and Laotian Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, sixth from right, stand with with Southeast Asian foreign ministers, from left, an unidentified delegate from Malaysia, Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore, Don Pramudwinai of Thailand, Pham Binh Minh of Vietnam, Thongloun Sisoulith, Saleumxay Kommasith, Perfecto Yasay Jr. of the Philippines, Brunei's Trade Minister Jock Seng Pehin Lim, Sakhonn Prak of Cambodia, Retno Marsudi of Indonesia and ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, as they pose for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the 49th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

ASEAN makes last-ditch attempt at consensus on S. China Sea

Southeast Asia's main grouping made a last-ditch attempt to reach a consensus on countering China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, but their deadlock appeared far from being resolved as minutes ticked by before a critical meeting with the Chinese foreign minister Monday. The foreign ministers of the 10 ...

The Olympic Village stands ready in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 23, 2016. The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug. 5(AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Aussies won't move to Rio village yet; power, plumbing fears

Australia's Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation's 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks before the start of the games in Rio de Janeiro. "Electricity and water is not ...

People mourn beside the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead two days ago in Munich, Germany, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year

The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing "killer" video games in his bedroom, a victim of bullying who suffered from panic attacks set off by contacts with other people, investigators said Sunday, adding that he had planned the attack for a ...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo a gold medalist from Russia participates in a medals ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The IOC's ruling 15-member executive board will meet Sunday, July 24, 2016 via teleconference to weigh the unprecedented step of excluding Russia as a whole from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games because of systematic, state-sponsored cheating. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games. Citing the need to protect the rights of individual athletes, the International Olympic ...

En esta imagen del 18 de febrero de 2015, un aficionado ruso al patinaje, ondea la bandera de su país sobre los aros olímpicos antes del inicio de la competencia de 10.000 metros de patinaje de velocidad en la Arena de Patinaje Adler, durante los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de Sochi 2014. Los 15 miembros de la junta ejecutiva del Comité Olímpico Internacional se reunirán el domingo 24 de julio para sopesar un paso sin precedentes de excluir a toda la delegación rusa de participar en los Juegos Olímpicos de Rio 2016 debido a una red de dopaje auspiciada por el gobierno. (AP Foto/David J. Phillip, archivo)

The Latest: IOC VP: ruling was 'justice for clean athletes'

The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local): 00:55 a.m. International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates says the IOC's decision not to ban all Russian athletes from the Rio Games reflected the need to be fair to athletes who hadn't turned ...

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