Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul; at least 48 dead

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul; at least 48 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy.

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UN: Some rape victims of Islamic State ‘like living corpses’

UN: Some rape victims of Islamic State 'like living corpses'

The U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict who just returned from Iraq said Friday she found “a gross lack” of support for women and girls who were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State (ISIS) extremists, and survivors she met “were like living corpses.”

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Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400.

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Turkish jets pound Kurdish militia in new Syria offensive

Turkish jets pound Kurdish militia in new Syria offensive

Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked further destabilizing the area after almost seven years of civil war.

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Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout that killed at least nine people, including eight Coptic Christians, authorities said. It was the latest attack targeting Egypt’s embattled Christian minority.

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