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At least 63 killed in suicide attack at Afghanistan wedding hall
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Interior Ministry spokesperson Nusrat Rahimi says the attacker set off explosives among the guests.


Heavy downpours wreak havoc in Istanbul and flood historic Grand Bazaar
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Strong rains in Istanbul on Saturday flooded several neighborhoods, as well as the Grand Bazaar, while officials said one person was found dead in the city.


'She's a phenomenon': Climate activist Greta Thunberg sailing into stiff winds in U.S.
Greta Thunberg Sets Sail from Plymouth UK

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is both humble and keenly aware of the powerful pulpit she occupies, but the 16-year-old from Sweden could run into fresh opposition from climate doubters when she arrives in the United States.


Baby dugong that captured hearts dies in Thailand
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An eight-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste, officials said Saturday.


Who Framed Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dead at 86
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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 at age 86.


Hong Kong teachers march to 'protect our students' in 1 of several demonstrations
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Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong's famous harbour on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally called for an end to the sometimes violent protests.


'The revolution has achieved its goals': Sudanese protesters ink final transition deal with army
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Sudan's pro-democracy movement signed a final power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council on Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, after weeks of tortuous negotiations.


Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir
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Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy.


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Suicide Bomber Kills 63, Injures 182 At Wedding Reception In Kabul
More than 1,000 people had gathered at a hall in a Shiite neighborhood to celebrate a wedding.
Marium, The Dugong That Charmed Thailand, Dies After Ingesting Plastic
Marium became an internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.
Pakistan Sees U.N. Meeting On Kashmir As Promising 1st Step
ON Friday, the United Nations Security Council held a closed door meeting to discuss India's controversial decision to revoke the Kashmir region's special status.
Opinion: Hong Kong Protesters Might Bother Tourists, Or Pierce Their Conscience
The Hong Kong protesters are appealing to U.S. authorities and to international travelers as they press their government to keep its distance from Beijing.
Repercussions Of Family Separations Continue
The children in one Guatemalan family who spent three months in detention last year under President Trump's family separation policy have returned home but they are still dealing with repercussions.
Understanding Kashmir
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Suvir Kaul, a historian and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, about India's move to assert itself in Kashmir.
Palestinians And Israelis React To Tlaib's Canceled Trip
Politics in the U.S. and Israel are often intertwined and that was illustrated in dramatic fashion this week.
German Group Aims To Use Soccer To Empower Female Athletes
A German group gets women from around the world to play soccer — something that's not so easy for those coming from Iran and other places where it's considered a male pastime.
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What a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia's 'doomsday weapon'
An explosion. An abruptly-canceled village evacuation. Five dead nuclear experts. And a few traces of radioactive iodine in the air over the northern Norwegian coastline.
US makes last-ditch attempt to stop Iranian supertanker setting sail
The United States has unsealed a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker anchored off the coast of Gibraltar. It is the latest twist involving the vessel at the center of a standoff between Tehran and the West.
Real Madrid heads into the new season with more questions than answers
Zinedine Zidane's second coming at Real Madrid proved the Frenchman is no miracle worker.
Hong Kong officials deny protesters a permit for Sunday march
Hong Kong officials have denied permits for a march organized this Sunday by the same group that coordinated massive marches earlier this summer.
Trump is interested in buying Greenland, but why?
President Donald Trump has expressed an interest in buying Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory. But is it even for sale and would the United States want it?
Inside WeWork, one couple wields control
In the early days of WeWork, the two people most associated with the company were cofounders Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey. As they grew the brand, the pair was interviewed and photographed, together and separately, by numerous
Ikea and the Queen of Sweden are teaming up
As Sweden's population ages, the country faces a challenge: how can it maintain support for its citizens without breaking the bank?
Why London is tracking passengers on the Tube
London's subway has become the latest transportation agency to use location data collected from people's smartphones in a bid to improve services.
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Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after officer slashed
A suspected Islamic militant has launched an attack on an Indonesian police station in the country's second-biggest city, slashing one officer with a sickle, before being shot and taken into custody, police officials said on Sunda
Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers join anti-government rally
Tens of thousands of protesters poured into one of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts on Sunday, braving a downpour to join an anti-government rally in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the As
U.S. and UK presence in Gulf brings insecurity: Iran Revolutionary Guards navy chief
The presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy, Alireza Tangsiri, was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency.
Russia says no plans to install new missiles unless U.S. deploys them
Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday, after Washington's withdrawal from a Soviet-era arms pact.
UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit: Sunday Times, citing official documents
Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.
Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks
A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital, the interior ministry said on Sunday, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a U.S. troop
Old grudge between Honduras football fans sparks riot that kills three
Three people were killed and at least 10 injured in riots Saturday night before a football match between rival teams after suspected fans attacked a bus carrying one of the two teams to the game, wounding three players, officials
India reimposes movement curbs on parts of Kashmir's main city after clashes
Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials an
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Afghanistan: Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul
More than 180 others were wounded when a suicide bomber struck in the west of the Afghan capital.
Hong Kong protests: Tens of thousands gather for major rally
Pro-democracy campaigners hold a new march in the face of warnings from the government in Beijing.
Honduras football rioting: Three killed ahead of Tegucigalpa derby
Three people are killed and several hurt in fighting between fans, after a team bus is attacked.
UK PM in bid to get new Brexit deal
Boris Johnson will meet European leaders this week, amid warnings of food shortages after a no-deal Brexit.
Far-right group Pround Boys rallies in Portland, Oregon
Far-right protest group held march in one of the United States' most liberal cities.
Iceland's Okjokull glacier commemorated with plaque
A plaque placed on Sunday commemorates Okjokull glacier, which was officially declared dead in 2014.
Paris waiter 'shot dead over slow sandwich service'
A customer opened fire reportedly because his sandwich was not prepared quickly enough.
Italy's Salvini lets 27 teenagers off Open Arms migrant ship
The interior minister backs down reluctantly over the migrant minors amid a row within his cabinet.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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Suicide Bomber Kills 63, Injures 182 At Wedding Reception In Kabul
More than 1,000 people had gathered at a hall in a Shiite neighborhood to celebrate a wedding.
Marium, The Dugong That Charmed Thailand, Dies After Ingesting Plastic
Marium became an internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.
Pakistan Sees U.N. Meeting On Kashmir As Promising 1st Step
ON Friday, the United Nations Security Council held a closed door meeting to discuss India's controversial decision to revoke the Kashmir region's special status.
Opinion: Hong Kong Protesters Might Bother Tourists, Or Pierce Their Conscience
The Hong Kong protesters are appealing to U.S. authorities and to international travelers as they press their government to keep its distance from Beijing.
Repercussions Of Family Separations Continue
The children in one Guatemalan family who spent three months in detention last year under President Trump's family separation policy have returned home but they are still dealing with repercussions.
Understanding Kashmir
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Suvir Kaul, a historian and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, about India's move to assert itself in Kashmir.
Palestinians And Israelis React To Tlaib's Canceled Trip
Politics in the U.S. and Israel are often intertwined and that was illustrated in dramatic fashion this week.
German Group Aims To Use Soccer To Empower Female Athletes
A German group gets women from around the world to play soccer — something that's not so easy for those coming from Iran and other places where it's considered a male pastime.
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Hong Kong protests continue as organizers call for peaceful rally

After weeks of violent clashes with police, Hong Kong protesters gathered for a peaceful demonstration that marked the democracy movement's beginning.


Portland tries to 'keep weird' as another far-right vs. anti-fascist faceoff unfolds

Portland police worked to keep the Proud Boys and other far-right extremist protesters separated from anti-fascist counter-demonstrators.


Japan, Korea and the messy question of how to pay for historic wrongs

A downward spiral in relations between South Korea and Japan has spawned a trade war and ignited massive protests and boycotts in South Korea.


Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

Baked Alaska: The high temperature in July in Anchorage hits 90 for the first time ever, vast stretches of sea ice melt and fire crews can't be spared.


Path to paradise? Alaskan village hopes to replace fossil fuel with water power

The Native village of Igiugig, population 70, runs on diesel flown in for as much as $7.55 a gallon. An underwater hydro project could change that.


Hong Kong protesters took their organizing principle from Bruce Lee. Now some are having second thoughts

Hong Kong protests have led to some clashes with civilians and suspected spies as well as police. Some protesters are rethinking their tactics.


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expresses 'great satisfaction' over weapons tests

Kim praised his military's "mysterious and amazing success rates" in weapons testing and vowed to build "capabilities no one dare provoke."


Israel reverses again, but Rep. Tlaib refuses invitation to visit, citing 'oppressive conditions'

Israel barred Tlaib and another congresswoman from visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank over their support for the international boycott movement, but said Tlaib could visit her relatives in the West Bank on humanitarian grounds.


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Protesters gather in Hong Kong for anti-government rally
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Hong Kong's Victoria Park and surrounding streets for an "extremely peaceful" anti-government rally.

There is a palpable sense of shame in Hong Kong
Protest movements over time, just as crowds do, ebb and swell - gathering momentum only to deflate again as if heaving a collective sigh.

Bomb blast at wedding party kills 63 and injures 182 more
Sixty-three people have died and 182 are injured after an explosion ripped through a wedding hall in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

French waiter 'shot dead over slow sandwich'
A French waiter has allegedly been shot dead by an irate customer who got frustrated waiting too long for his sandwich.

Migrants allowed off stranded boat after Italy's Salvini backs down
Italy's hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini has relented and agreed to allow minors on a migrant ship off the country's coast to disembark.

US issues warrant to stop Iranian tanker leaving Gibraltar
The US has issued a warrant to seize an Iranian supertanker in a bid to prevent it from leaving Gibraltar.

Juncker cuts short holiday for emergency gallbladder surgery
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has cut short his holiday to have urgent surgery to remove his gallbladder.

Houston has a problem: NASA snubs city's bid to lead next moon mission
It may have been one of the first words ever uttered on the moon, but Houston has been snubbed by NASA as the base of operations for the development of the next lunar lander.

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Ditch the switch? Call to go on permanent daylight saving time grows
Changing our clocks twice a year can be confusing — and it might also kill us, studies show. Now activists and some lawmakers are trying to do away with the "antiquated practice."
Far-right rally in Portland met by anti-fascist protesters
President Donald Trump tweeted about the demonstration, saying there is consideration to labeling Antifa an "organization of terror."
Suicide attack in wedding hall kills 63, Afghan official says
A government spokesman says 182 civilians were wounded in the attack that took place in Kabul.
Girl wore tux for senior portrait. School yearbook left her picture out.
Holley Gerelds said she felt "more comfortable" in a tux than the traditional black drape for girls. The yearbook listed her as "not pictured."
New Orleans TV anchor dies in plane crash while reporting a story
The longtime, award-winning news anchor in New Orleans died along with a veteran stunt pilot.
Nonprofit changing lives with service dogs for veterans and first responders
The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation provides dogs free of charge to help first responders and veterans suffering from PTSD — changing lives for those who serve. At least a third of the dogs are rescues, trained to help their owne
U.S. seeking to seize Iranian tanker detained in Gibraltar
The Grace 1 oil tanker seized by British authorities was suspected of violating European Union sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, an ally of Iran.
I wanted to make my community safer and more neighborly. The advice I got surprised me.
A professor and police officer share out-of-the box ways to reduce crime and make your neighborhood safer.
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Famous birthdays for Aug. 18: Christian Slater, Edward Norton
Actor Christian Slater turns 50 and actor Edward Norton turns 50, among the famous birthdays for Aug. 18.

On This Day, Aug. 18: Usain Bolt becomes most decorated track world champ
On Aug. 18, 2013, Usain Bolt became the most decorated track and field athlete in World Championship history.

Dozens possibly dead after explosion at Afghanistan wedding
Afghanistan officials believe dozens are dead after an explosion rocked a crowded wedding hall west of the country's capital of Kabul Saturday evening.

Stabbing in Germany kills 2, suspect in custody
A man and woman were stabbed to death Saturday during a dispute at a German train station.

Portland alt-right rally end without major incident after Trump's tweet
What some billed as a possible major confrontation between right-wing activists and those opposing them in Portland, Ore. Saturday afternoon that caught the attention of President Donald Trump, ended with no major skirmi

Sarah Chalke to co-star with Katherine Heigl in 'Firefly Lane'
"Roseanne" and "Scrubs" alum Sarah Chalke has landed a role in the 10-part Netflix series, "Firefly Lane."

Syfy cancels 'Krypton,' spinoff 'Lobo'
Syfy will not renew its Superman prequel series "Krypton" for a third season.

50th anniversary of Woodstock music festival celebrated
Ringo Starr, Arlo Guthrie and the Edgar Winter Brand performed this week at a concert in upstate New York, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.

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Hong Kong: tens of thousands protest as China condemns US 'gross interference'

More than 100,000 people are expected to join rally after police denied permission for march

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered at a Hong Kong park for a fresh rally on Sunday, after two months of increasingly violent clashes that have prompted severe warnings from Beijing and no sign of concessions from the city’s government.

Police gave permission for a rally at Victoria park after turning down a plan for a march from the downtown park to the central business district.

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Revealed: how Ghislaine Maxwell fought those who accused her over Jeffrey Epstein
Socialite’s lawyers combed through life of billionaire’s alleged abuse victim when she was sued for libel

The lengths to which Ghislaine Maxwell went to contest allegations that she conspired with Jeffrey Epstein to groom underage girls for sex is laid bare in an analysis of hundreds of pages of legal documents unsealed this month.

The documents form part of a defamation action brought four years ago by Virginia Giuffre, who alleged that the British socialite was instrumental in grooming her to become one of his underage “sex slaves”, allegations Maxwell has previously denied. Giuffre accused Maxwell of libelling her by calling her a liar in public.

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Bangladesh fire leaves 10,000 homeless after blaze razes slum

Fire broke out in Dhaka’s Mirpur district on Friday, destroying almost 2,000 tin shacks, officials say

At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said on Sunday.

The fire broke out at in Dhaka’s Mirpur neighbourhood late on Friday and razed around 2,000 mostly tin shacks, fire services official Ershad Hossain said.

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Afghanistan wedding hall blast: more than 60 killed, 180 injured

Explosion in packed Kabul venue comes as Donald Trump talks up prospects of peace deal with Taliban

An explosion ripped through a wedding hall on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan’s capital, leaving more than 60 people dead and more than 180 injured, a the interior ministry has said. More than 1,000 people were believed to be inside.

Women and children were among the casualties, the interior ministry spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi, said on Sunday.

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Jeremy Corbyn pleads with MPs: back me now before it’s too late
Britain stands on precipice, warns Labour leader, as 100 MPs tell Boris Johnson to recall parliament

Jeremy Corbyn has issued an urgent plea to MPs to unite to stop no-deal Brexit “before it’s too late”, amid cross-party demands for an immediate recall of parliament to deal with the crisis.

In a show of defiance, a group of more than 100 MPs representing every Westminster party except the DUP has signed a letter stating it is “unacceptable” for parliament to wait until next month to sit again, with the Brexit deadline looming.

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Owen Jones attacked outside London pub

Guardian columnist claims attack was ‘premeditated assault’

The Guardian columnist and activist Owen Jones has been physically assaulted in London while celebrating his 35th birthday with friends.

In an attack he called “a blatant premeditated assault”, Jones said he was kicked, punched and thrown to the ground by a group of men in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Isis suspect Jack Letts stripped of British citizenship – report

Muslim convert, 24, has had his British citizenship revoked, according to the Mail on Sunday

The Muslim convert Jack Letts, who is suspected of leaving Britain to join the Islamic State, has been stripped of his British citizenship, it has been reported.

Jack Letts was 18 when he left his Oxfordshire home in 2014 before marrying in Iraq and moving to Raqqa in Syria. Captured by Kurdish forces as he attempted to flee to Turkey in May 2017, the 24-year-old, dubbed “Jihadi Jack”, has since been held in jail in northern Syria.

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French waiter shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich', say witnesses

Police open murder inquiry after customer attacked waiter at a pizzeria on the outskirts of Paris

A customer fatally shot a waiter at a pizzeria on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, according to witnesses.

The waiter’s colleagues called police after he was shot in the shoulder with a handgun in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb, 15km east of Paris’s city centre on Friday night.

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Hong Kong Protests Show Little Sign of Flagging as Large Crowds Rally for Democracy
Thousands defy a police order and march on the city's administrative district
Dozens Dead or Hurt in Wedding Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan Capital
More than 1,000 people had been invited, one witness said
Dayton Mayor Receives Threats After Comments From President Trump
Trump after his Aug. 7 visit called a news conference Mayor Nan Whaley held with Sen. Sherrod Brown "a fraud"
Alaska Records Its Warmest Month Ever
Unusual weather events like this could become more common with climate warming
Philadelphia Standoff Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder
Maurice Hill was suspected of shooting six police officers during an hourslong standoff
Judge Blasts Georgia Officials’ Handling of Election System
She called Georgia's voting system "antiquated, seriously flawed, and vulnerable to failure, breach, contamination, and attack"
Police Take New York City Pressure Cooker Subway Scare Suspect Into Custody
Police say it isn't clear if the man was trying to frighten people

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