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Death toll soars to 50 in school bombing in Afghan capital

Death toll soars to 50 in school bombing in Afghan capital

KABUL — Grieving families buried their dead Sunday following a horrific bombing at a girls’ school in the Afghan capital that killed 50 people, many of them pupils between 11 and 15 years old.
Fire at Syrian oil refinery extinguished after leakage

Fire at Syrian oil refinery extinguished after leakage

DAMASCUS, Syria — Firefighters extinguished a blaze Sunday in a distillation unit at one of Syria’s two oil refineries, Syrian state TV reported. No one was hurt, but the fire caused some damage to the facility, a refinery official said.
In tense Jerusalem, flag-waving Israeli march to go ahead

In tense Jerusalem, flag-waving Israeli march to go ahead

JERUSALEM — Police on Sunday gave the go-ahead to the annual Jerusalem Day parade, a flag-waving display of Israeli claims to all of the contested city, despite days of unrest and soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions at a flashpoint holy site.
China says most rocket debris burned up during reentry

China says most rocket debris burned up during reentry

BEIJING — China's space agency said a core segment of its biggest rocket reentered Earth’s atmosphere above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and that most of it burned up early Sunday.
Johnson calls for UK talks after Scottish Nationalists win

Johnson calls for UK talks after Scottish Nationalists win

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday invited the leaders of the U.K.’s devolved nations for crisis talks on the union after Scotland’s pro-independence party won its fourth straight parliamentary election.
Eyeing reelection bid, Macron looks to repair French economy

Eyeing reelection bid, Macron looks to repair French economy

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron’s plans for bringing France out of the pandemic aren't just about resuscitating long-closed restaurants, boutiques and museums. They are also about preparing his possible campaign for a second term.
Maldives police say key suspect in Nasheed attack arrested

Maldives police say key suspect in Nasheed attack arrested

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Maldives police said Sunday they arrested a person believed to be the prime suspect in an explosion that critically wounded the country's former president and which was blamed on Muslim extremists.
Putin tells Red Square parade that Nazi ideas persist

Putin tells Red Square parade that Nazi ideas persist

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong.
As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

BENGALURU, India — Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to

Denver officer shot in the leg; police search for shooter

DENVER — An officer in Colorado was shot in the leg and police have launched a search for the shooter.
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