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Official: Airport attackers from Russia, Central Asia
ISTANBUL (AP) -- As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and Turkish police raided Istanbul neighborhoods for suspects linked to the Islamic State group....

The Latest: Video in Turkey shows man being shot at airport
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest on the attack on Istanbul's main international airport (all times local):...

Istanbul airport attack victims mourned, honored, praised
ISTANBUL (AP) -- An adoring father of his four "princesses." A weeping bride-to-be, bent over her fiance's coffin. Two women looking forward to a few days' vacation with their husbands and their infant children. Victims of Tuesday night's attack at Istanbul's main airport have left behind mourning friends and relatives who are now struggling to deal with their loss. Here are some of their stories:...

Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson drops leadership bid
LONDON (AP) -- In a real-life political drama mixing Shakespearean tragedy with "House of Cards," Britain's victorious anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson saw his chances of leading his country evaporate Thursday after the defection of a key ally....

UK stock index above pre-vote level: Crisis over? Not likely
LONDON (AP) -- Don't be fooled: the rebound in Britain's main stock market to where it was before the vote to leave the European Union does not mean all is now fine for the country's economy....

5 candidates in leadership race for UK's Conservative Party
LONDON (AP) -- There are five candidates competing for the position of leader of Britain's Conservative Party. The winner, to be announced September 9, will become prime minister and is expected to lead negotiations to take Britain out of the European Union. Here are brief descriptions of the candidates:...

Hope and fear as combative president takes over Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia's liveliest democracies amid his threats to kill criminals en masse....

Key report: Israel, Palestinians must tackle peace barriers
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Seeking to revive Mideast peace negotiations, international mediators will call on Israel to urgently reverse settlement expansion, the Palestinian Authority to assert control over Gaza, and demand an end to "violence, terrorism and incitement," the U.N.'s Mideast envoy said Thursday....

Official: Suicide attack on Afghan police convoy kills 37
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban militants launched a twin suicide attack on Thursday, targeting a convoy of buses carrying Afghan police cadets outside of the capital and killing 37 people, mostly policemen, and wounding 40, an Afghan official said....

Navy probe: US sailors were ill-prepared for Iran encounter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The 10 U.S. sailors captured and humiliated by Iran after mistakenly steering their boats into Iranian waters in January were beset not just by poor judgment and faulty equipment. They also showed a remarkable lack of curiosity about potential dangers in one of the world's more dangerous waterways, according to an in-depth Navy investigation....

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Official: Airport attackers from Russia, Central Asia