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KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 4

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people, officials said, as a lawmaker reported that insurgents killed at least 20 Afghan policemen over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province. According to Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the bomber … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 4

KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 3

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in the Afghan capital on Monday, killing at least three people, officials said as authorities reported that the insurgents had killed at least 20 members of the country’s security forces over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 3

WANI, Indonesia | Tsunami and quake survivors eat last bit of food and seethe

WANI, Indonesia— He survived the earthquake and tsunami, yet days have passed since. Taking refuge on the shaded porch of an empty house, Darjan didn’t feel relief as he looked out at the mix of broken concrete and shattered lumber that littered the narrow street cutting through his village. “No help has come at all,” … Continue reading WANI, Indonesia | Tsunami and quake survivors eat last bit of food and seethe

SAPPORO, Japan | Japan quake toll up to 16 as searchers look under landslides

SAPPORO, Japan — Officials say 16 people died or are presumed dead after a powerful earthquake on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido unleashed scores of landslides, burying homes in avalanches of soil, rock and timber. Searchers were digging through the mountains of debris Friday near a small mountain town hoping to find survivors, with … Continue reading SAPPORO, Japan | Japan quake toll up to 16 as searchers look under landslides

KABUL, Afghanistan | Key Afghan city turned into ‘ghost town’ by deadly battles

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Hundreds of people have fled four days of fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over the key provincial capital of Ghazni that has killed about 120 security forces and civilians, the defense minister and witnesses said Monday. Nearly 200 insurgents, many of them foreigners, have been killed, the government said. … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Key Afghan city turned into ‘ghost town’ by deadly battles

MATARAM, Indonesia | After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

MATARAM, Indonesia  — After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over. The powerful quake claimed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands more and displaced over 270,000 people. But it left her own home in the provincial capital, Mataram, still standing and nobody in her family … Continue reading MATARAM, Indonesia | After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

KABUL, Afghanistan | Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan early on Friday, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack security forces and killing at least 14 policemen before being pushed back, officials said. The overnight attack in the southeastern city of Ghazni, the capital of … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14