Death toll in Pakistan suicide bombing rises to 54 as families hold funerals, police say

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a massive suicide bombing that targeted an election rally for a pro-Taliban cleric rose to 54 Monday, as Pakistan held funerals and the government vowed to hunt down those behind the attack. read more...

Mega Millions jackpot is the 8th largest in the US at $820 million

(AP) Lottery players will have a shot at an estimated $820 million Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, less than a week after someone hit a Powerball prize that topped $1 billion. read more...

China removes its outspoken foreign minister, fueling rumors of rivalries within the Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — China removed outspoken Foreign Minister Qin Gang from office on Tuesday and replaced him with his predecessor, Wang Yi, in a move that has already fueled rumors over the personal lives and political rivalries of China’s Communist Party elite. read more...

Manipur: India outrage after women paraded naked in violence-hit state

A video showing two women being paraded naked by a mob in the north-eastern state of Manipur, hit by violent ethnic clashes, has sparked outrage in India. The police say they have opened a case of gang rape and arrested a man, adding that others will be held soon. read more...

Gunman kills 2 in New Zealand before Women’s World Cup starts in what officials call an isolated act

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — A gunman opened fire on terrified workers on a construction site in downtown Auckland early Thursday, killing two people hours before New Zealand hosted the first game of the Women’s World Cup. The man was found dead, and authorities said his motive appeared to be connected to his previous work at the site. read more...

Wishma Sandamali: The siblings suing Japan over their sister's death

Wishma died on 6 March 2021 at an immigration detention centre in Nagoya, Aichi's capital. She had been detained there for seven months after overstaying her student visa, and requesting refugee status. read more...

Afghanistan: Women protest against beauty salon closures

Women in Afghanistan have held a rare protest against the Taliban's decision to shut female beauty parlours and salons. Women shouted "work, bread and justice" while they were gathered in the capital city, Kabul. read more...

Striking actors will begin picketing alongside writers in fight over the future of Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striking screen actors will begin picketing alongside writers in New York and Los Angeles on Friday in what has become the biggest Hollywood labor fight in decades. read more...

The US sets a grim milestone with a new record for the deadliest six months of mass killings

NEW YORK (AP) — Slain at the hands of strangers or gunned down by loved ones. Massacred in small towns, in big cities, inside their own homes or outside in broad daylight. This year’s unrelenting bloodshed across the U.S. has led to the grimmest of milestones: The deadliest six months of mass killings recorded since at least 2006. read more...

China kindergarten stabbing: Six dead in Lianjiang

Six people including three children have been killed in a kindergarten stabbing in China's south-eastern Guangdong province. Police said they have arrested a 25-year-old man with the surname Wu in Lianjiang. read more...

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