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Afghans help a man who was injured in a deadly explosion that struck a protest march by ethnic Hazaras, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Afghan Health Ministry officials say tens of people have been killed and over 200 wounded in the bombing Saturday, that was claimed by the Islamic State group according to a statement posted on the IS-linked Aamaq online news agency. The protesters Saturday were demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

ISIS attack on Afghan protest in Kabul kills 80 people, wounds 231

- Associated Press

At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said.

A police officer stands in front of the Olympia mall on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Munich, Germany, one day after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at the crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant and killed nine people before killing himself. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings: Police

- Associated Press

MUNICH (AP) — The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass shootings, police said Saturday.

The truck which slammed into revelers late Thursday, July 14, is seen near the site of an attack in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. The truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who'd gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) ** FILE **

Police ask Nice to delete surveillance images of truck attack

- Associated Press

Authorities in Nice are protesting against a request from French anti-terror police to delete surveillance camera images of last week’s deadly truck attack, amid growing questions over the scale of the police presence at the time.

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This file photo taken just after the liberation by the Soviet army in January 1945 shows a group of children wearing concentration camp uniforms behind barbed wire fencing in the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Nazi concentration camp. A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, the first of up to four cases being brought to court this year in an 11th-hour push by German prosecutors to punish Nazi war crimes. (AP Photo)

Pope to meet Holocaust survivors during Auschwitz visit

- Catholic News Agency

Though rumors have been floating for some time, the Vatican confirmed that the Pope will meet with 10 Holocaust survivors during his upcoming visit to Auschwitz while in Poland for World Youth Day.

Dolls and teddy bears are placed at a memorial in a gazebo on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Joggers, cyclists and sun-seekers are back on Nice's famed Riviera coast, a further sign of normal life returning on the Promenade des Anglais where dozens were killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

France: All 84 killed in Nice truck attack are identified

- Associated Press

All 84 people killed in the Nice truck attack have been formally identified, and the death toll for the Bastille Day carnage has not increased despite several people being still in critical condition, a top French official said Wednesday.

This still image taken from an undated video posted on The Aamaq news agency, which is affiliated to the Islamic State group, purports to show a 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker who attacked people with an ax and knife on a train in southern Germany, making a statement in Pashto while brandishing a knife. The young man calls on others to "kill these infidels in the countries that you live in." The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Monday night train attack. (Militant video via AP)

Germany: Investigation indicates train attacker acted alone

- Associated Press

A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker who went on a rampage on a Bavarian train with an ax and a knife appears to have acted alone, goaded on by online Islamic extremist propaganda, Germany's top security official said Wednesday.

FILE - In this July 29, 2010 file photo, a worker monitors the water in Talmadge Creek in Marshall Township, Mich., near the Kalamazoo River as oil from a ruptured pipeline, owned by Enbridge Inc, is vacuumed out the water. Enbridge Energy Partners will pay a $61 million penalty for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history under an agreement with federal officials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced the settlement Wednesday, July 20, 2016. It involves a 2010 pipeline rupture near Marshall that released an estimated 843,000 gallons of crude oil. A nearly 40-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River was polluted as shoreline residents fled their homes.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Enbridge reaches $176M agreement for 2010 Michigan oil spill

- Associated Press

Enbridge Energy Partners has reached a $176 million settlement for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history - a pipeline rupture in southwestern Michigan that polluted a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River, federal officials said Wednesday.

No exit: Safety failures turned Baghdad bombing into inferno

- Associated Press

Dozens of men were watching a soccer match at the "Smile" cafe when the blast hit in the street below. Within minutes, a fire ripped through the Baghdad shopping mall where they were gathered, trapping them in a crowd on the second floor.

A tank moves into position as Turkish people attempt to stop them, in Ankara, Turkey, early Saturday, July 16, 2016. Turkey's armed forces said it "fully seized control" of the country Friday and its president responded by calling on Turks to take to the streets in a show of support for the government. A loud explosion was heard in the capital, Ankara, fighter jets buzzed overhead, gunfire erupted outside military headquarters and vehicles blocked two major bridges in Istanbul. (AP Photo)

Turkish jets strike rebels in Iraq following failed coup

- Associated Press

Days after a failed coup attempt in Turkey, the country's jets carried out cross-border strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, killing some 20 alleged militants, state media reported Wednesday.

Judge OK Green Party pick on Arizona presidential ballot

Associated Press

A federal judge is ordering Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan to place the Green Party's presidential candidate on the November ballot despite the party's failure to file its nomination papers for Electoral College delegates on time.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in this June 30, 2016 file photo.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) **FILE**

Defense, foreign ministers to plan next steps against Islamic State

- Associated Press

Defense and foreign ministers from more than 30 nations gathered Wednesday to plan the next steps in the fight against the Islamic State group and to determine what more they can do as the fights for key cities in Iraq and Syria move forward.