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Biden says he stands 'squarely behind' Afghanistan decision

Biden says he stands 'squarely behind' Afghanistan decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking a defiant tone, President Joe Biden said Monday that he stands “squarely behind” his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan and that the Afghan government's collapse was quicker than anticipated.
US official: Top commander talks with Taliban on evacuation

US official: Top commander talks with Taliban on evacuation

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of America’s top military commanders met face-to-face with senior leaders of the Taliban, urging the longtime enemy not to interfere with the massive evacuation at the Kabul airport as the United States withdraws from Afghanista

Air raid sirens sound in Israel after rocket fired from Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Air raid sirens sounded in southern Israel on Monday after a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip, the first since the 11-day war between Israel and Palestinian militants in May.
Malaysian PM resigns after failing to get majority support

Malaysian PM resigns after failing to get majority support

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin resigned less than 18 months into his tenure Monday, becoming the country's shortest-ruling leader after conceding that he lost majority support to govern.
Taliban sweep into Afghan capital after government collapses

Taliban sweep into Afghan capital after government collapses

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban swept into Afghanistan's capital Sunday after the government collapsed and the embattled president joined an exodus of his fellow citizens and foreigners, signaling the end of a costly two-decade U.S.
Death toll of powerful earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297

Death toll of powerful earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — The death toll from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti soared to at least 1,297 Sunday as rescuers raced to find survivors amid the rubble ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching tropical storm.
Fred strengthens to tropical storm as it heads to US coast

Fred strengthens to tropical storm as it heads to US coast

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The National Hurricane Center said Fred regained its tropical storm status in the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday as parts of the Caribbean were gearing up for impacts from Tropical Storm Grace.
12 killed in overnight grenade attack in southern Pakistan

12 killed in overnight grenade attack in southern Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from an overnight grenade attack on a truck carrying women and children in Karachi rose to 12 on Sunday.

Fuel tanker explodes in Lebanon, killing 20, wounding dozens

BEIRUT (AP) — A fuel tanker truck exploded early Sunday in northern Lebanon, killing 20 people and wounding dozens more, the Lebanese Red Cross said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast.
D-backs' Gilbert throws no-hitter in first career start

D-backs' Gilbert throws no-hitter in first career start

PHOENIX (AP) — Tyler Gilbert became the first pitcher in 68 years to throw a no-hitter in his first big league start, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Diego Padres 7-0 Saturday night with the record-tying eighth no-hitter in the majors t