- Afghan officials: Suicide attack in wedding hall kills 63
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " The death toll from a suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in Afghanistan's capital is at least 63, including women and children, officials said Sunday, as Kabul reeled from its deadliest attack this year. Another 182 civilians were wounded in the Saturday night explosion, government spokesman Feroz Bashari said.
- China condemns US lawmakers’ support for Hong Kong protests
BEIJING A spokesman for China’s ceremonial legislature has condemned statements from U.S. lawmakers supportive of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. You Wenze called the comments “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law, a blatant double standard and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs.
- Portland 'ground zero' for protests between right, left-wing Source: AP
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump's attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests. Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other....
- Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field
The attack on the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day near the kingdom's border with the United Arab Emirates, again shows the reach of the Houthis' drone program. Shaybah sits some 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) from Houthi-controlled territory, underscoring....
- Smith blow brought back “rough memories” – Australia coach Langer
Australia coach Justin Langer admitted the ferocious blow to the neck which felled Steve Smith at Lord’s brought back “rough memories” for his side but lauded the batsman’s courage after he insisted on returning to the crease. Day four of the second Ashes Test ended firmly in the balance, England....
- Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship August 17 Updated
Italy’s hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant rescue ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government.
- Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim
Veterans groups line the sidewalk outside Margie Reckard's funeral at La Paz Faith Memorial & Spiritual Center in El Paso, Texas Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Without much family and friends in town, Antonio Basco invited the public to his longtime companion's funeral and El Paso showed up in droves.
- Protesters Brave Thunderstorms At Teachers' Rally In Hong Kong
Several thousand Hong Kong school teachers and supporters braved heavy thunderstorms on Saturday to start another weekend of marching to press the government to formally withdraw from a controversial extradition bill , as well as to consider broader social demands. This is the 11th consecutive weekend of protests.
- Tlaib says she will not go to the West Bank after being granted permission by Israel
, D-Mich., citing "racist treatment" and "oppressive conditions," said Friday she would not be going to the West Bank – hours after Israel said it would allow her into the occupied territory this weekend. Tlaib had been allowed to enter the West Bank on humanitarian grounds to visit her Palestinian....
- 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died Source: AP
LONDON (AP) - Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old. The Oscar-winning artist died from cancer at his home in Bristol,....