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U.S. says Syrian government solely behind Aleppo hospital strike

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Indications are that Syria’s government was solely responsible for an air strike on a hospital in Aleppo, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday, urging Russia to use its influence to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the attacks.

China’s economic divide shows Li’s ‘hope and challenge’

While the headline numbers from China have pointed to an overall stabilization in the economy this year, and possibly even a pick up in the past couple of months, fresh provincial data shows a splintering growth path that complicates the policy outlook.

Similar to humans, baboons with tough childhoods die earlier

People who experienced trauma during childhood —abuse, neglect or divorce, for example — are more likely to be less healthy adults who die at earlier ages. Several studies have found that. But it has been difficult for scientists to determine whether early adversity leads to those health problems and premature deaths, or whether they’re attributable to other things more common among adults who had tough childhoods, such as a lack of access to medical care or drug use.

Mexico’s Pemex puts blast death toll at 13

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico — At least 13 people died after a leak caused a deadly petrochemical plant blast, and the death toll could still rise, Mexican oil giant Pemex said on Thursday, the latest in a series of fatal accidents to batter the company.

More than 100 feared dead in India heat wave

BHUBANESWAR, India/KARACHI, Pakistan — More than 100 people are feared dead in India in an early-summer heat wave which forced schools to close and halted outdoor work like construction, government officials said on Thursday.

Beacons, gun salutes mark Queen’s birthday

LONDON — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth turns 90 on Thursday with beacons and gun salutes heralding the birthday of the world’s oldest monarch, who still performs hundreds of engagements a year and shows no signs of losing her appetite for the job.

Guatemalan president offers Trump ‘cheap labor’

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is a funny guy. Before he was elected to office, he rose to fame as a TV comedian. Now, he’s having a laugh at the expense of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

German man in court after anti-migrant Facebook post

Lutz Bachmann, the founder of Germany’s far-right anti-Islamist movement, has practically made a habit out of appearing in court. Over the past few decades, the now 43-year-old has been convicted of drug-dealing, drunken driving, and assault, to name a few.

Pro-government warplanes bomb a rebel-held town in Syria

BEIRUT — Even though they strongly oppose militants linked to al-Qaida, residents of a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday faced devastating airstrikes from pro-government warplanes that killed at least 37 people, according to activists and a monitoring group.

Afghan Taliban kill at least 28 in major attack in central Kabul

KABUL — A Taliban suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building during Tuesday morning rush hour in central Kabul killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 320. It was the deadliest single attack in the Afghan capital since 2011.

Japan quake rattles markets as factories shut

TOKYO — The Japanese share market fell more than 3 percent on Monday after a series of earthquakes measuring up to 7.3 magnitude struck a southern manufacturing hub, killing at least 42 people and forcing major companies to close factories.

Ecuador quake toll rises to 350

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador — Ecuador’s earthquake death toll rose to 350 on Monday as traumatized survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and rescuers dug for survivors in the Andean nation’s shattered coastal region.

Castro warns Cubans to be alert to U.S. intentions

HAVANA — President Raul Castro warned Cubans on Saturday that the United States was determined to end Cuba’s socialist revolution despite restoring relations and a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, saying one-party Communism was essential to defend the system.

Quake hits southern Japan, causes hardest shaking since ‘11

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck at a shallow depth in southern Japan, causing the strongest shaking since the 2011 disaster and collapsing houses. There were reports of deaths and injuries, but no tsunami warning was issued.