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19 min ago Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists
A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of “family honor.”
19 min ago The Latest: Iran condemns plot targeting Mecca
The Latest on a foiled plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (all times local):
19 min ago Londoners in temporary housing after fire safety evacuations
The residents of roughly 800 apartments in London have been evacuated due to fire-safety concerns.
19 min ago Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.
19 min ago Dutch foreign ministry says that two journalists who were kidnapped by leftist rebels in Colombia ha
Dutch foreign ministry says that two journalists who were kidnapped by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released.
19 min ago Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists
The Netherlands’ foreign ministry says that two Dutch journalists who were kidnapped earlier this week by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released unharmed.
19 min ago More than 140 feared buried as landslide destroys village in southwest China
At least 46 houses were buried when a landslide struck Saturday morning, according to the Sichuan provincial government, state media news reported.
3 hours ago Teenage boy from Mumbai slum dances way to NY ballet school
The son of a welder from this city’s slums had a dream few Indians dared to dream — to dance with the New York City Ballet.
3 hours ago County government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes feared buried in landsl
County government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes feared buried in landslide .
3 hours ago The Latest: Saudi TV shows footage of blasted house in Mecca
The Latest on a foiled plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (all times local):
3 hours ago Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide
Around 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said.
3 hours ago Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.
3 hours ago Trump administration abruptly shutters diplomatic office on Pakistan and Afghanistan policy
The office once headed by Richard Holbrooke will be absorbed into the State Department.
3 hours ago More than 100 feared buried as landslide destroys village in southwest China
Torrential rain destroyed a village in Maoxian county in southwest China’s Sichuan province, state media reported Saturday. More than 40 houses reportedly were buried in a landslide.
6 hours ago 40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities
At least 40 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said.
6 hours ago Saudi says suicide bomber killed in foiled Mecca plot
Saudi security forces foiled a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home Friday, Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said.
6 hours ago Moody’s upgrades Greece rating after bailout deal
Moody’s has upgraded Greece’s bond rating after the country reached a deal this month with bailout lenders for continued rescue fund payments.
9 hours ago The Latest: Envoy says Qatar feeling no economic pressure
The latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar (all times local):
9 hours ago Albania heads to polls, vows end to confrontational politics
Albania holds parliamentary elections Sunday after the country’s two largest political parties set aside decades of bitter rivalry and reached a landmark agreement aimed at furthering efforts to eventually join the European Union.
9 hours ago UN rights body votes to send experts to deadly Congo region
The United Nations’ main human rights body has voted to send international experts to look into abuses and killings in central Congo, where thousands of deaths and mutilations have been reported in recent months.
9 hours ago The Latest: Evacuated London residents express anger, fear
The Latest on London’s public housing tower fire on June 14 that has killed at least 79 people (all times local):
9 hours ago Fireworks explosion kills 1, injures 9 in central Mexico
One person was killed and nine more suffered injuries when fireworks being carried in a pickup truck exploded Friday in central Mexico.
9 hours ago London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns
One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise last week.
9 hours ago Why Saudi Arabia hates Al Jazeera so much
Many of the region's leaders resent the uber-popular channel.
9 hours ago Donald Trump is wrong. Mexico isn't the second-deadliest country in the world.
Even the think tank that made that claim has retracted their study.
9 hours ago Demands by Saudi-led Arab states for Qatar include shuttering Al Jazeera
An official from the United Arab Emirates condemned the leak of the list, calling it an “attempt to undermine serious mediation.”  
9 hours ago London police confirm deadly high-rise fire began in an apartment fridge
On Friday night, five tower blocks in Camden, north London, were being evacuated over concerns about flammable cladding.
12 hours ago British woman seriously injured in Paris tour bus accident
A British woman was seriously injured when a double-decker tour bus that took a detour due to a major display of sporting events got stuck inside a tunnel under a Paris bridge Friday, firefighters, police and the bus company said.
12 hours ago Puerto Rico governor to fight proposed furloughs, cuts
Puerto Rico’s governor says he’ll go to court to fight a federal control board’s call to cut a public pension system by 10 percent, furlough tens of thousands of government workers and eliminate Christmas bonuses.
12 hours ago The Latest: White House wants resolution to ‘family issue’
The Latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar (all times local):