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IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict

Sep. 20, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly roadside bombs targeting Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, raising the specter of wider conflict between the country’s new Taliban rulers and their long-time...

Parents in China laud rule limiting video game time for kids

Sep. 20, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Li Zhanguo’s two children, ages 4 and 8, don’t have their own smartphones, but like millions of other Chinese children, they are no strangers to online gaming. “If my children get their hands on our mobile phones or an iPad, and if we don’t closely monitor their...

The Latest: Biden to ease foreign travel restrictions

Sep. 20, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions into the U.S. beginning in November, when his administration will require all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated. All foreign travelers flying to the U.S. will need to...

The AP Interview: UN chief warns China, US to avoid Cold War

Sep. 20, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to repair their “completely dysfunctional” relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influential countries spill over even further into the...

Greek authorities begin moving migrants into new camp

Sep. 20, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have begun moving asylum-seekers living in a squalid camp on the island of Samos into a new facility on the island, where access will be more strictly controlled. About 200 people were to be moved to the new camp in the hills of...

'We were them:' Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees

Sep. 20, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — In the faces of Afghans desperate to leave their country after U.S. forces withdrew, Thuy Do sees her own family, decades earlier and thousands of miles away. A 39-year-old doctor in Seattle, Washington, Do remembers hearing how her parents...

Biden pitching partnership after bumpy stretch with allies

Sep. 20, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming...

Lawyer says US journalist in Myanmar jail seems disheartened

Sep. 20, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. journalist Danny Fenster, imprisoned in Myanmar for almost four months while awaiting trial, appeared disheartened during a court hearing Monday, his lawyer said. Fenster has been charged with incitement — spreading inflammatory information — an...

The Latest: Taliban fire director of Afghan cricket board

Sep. 20, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have sacked the executive director of Afghanistan’s cricket board. Hamid Shinwari posted on his official Facebook page Monday he had been fired by Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Taliban’s new Interior Minister Sirajuddin...

India to resume exports of coronavirus vaccines in October

Sep. 20, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, the world's largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said Monday. Mansukh Mandaviya...