Census: US more diverse, white population grows least


WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could strain government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press

IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul


IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Mosul — the city's famed 12th century al-Nuri mosque with its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba, from where the IS leader proclaimed the militant group's self-styled caliphate nearly three years ago.

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  • Written by By BALINT SZLANKO , Associated Press

Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29


KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at a bank in Afghanistan's Helmand province as Afghan troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said.


  • Written by By MIRWAIS KHAN and AMIR SHAH , Associated Press

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least seven people are dead and a dozen wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police and an ambulance service said Thursday.

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  • Written by By ABDI GULED , Associated Press