KABUL, Afghanistan – NATO says that two of its service members have been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.
Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.
BAGHDAD – Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militiamen and Kurdish security forces recaptured two towns seized previously by militants in an eastern province, said Iraqi officials today, a new victory for Iraqi security forces in their attempt to regain areas lost to the militants.

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  • Afghan official: Suicide attack toll at least 50
    KABUL, Afghanistan – The death toll in Afghanistan's deadliest insurgent attack this year has risen to at least 50, with 63 wounded, many of them children, officials said on today, as NATO confirmed that two of its service members were killed in an insurgent attack.
  • Dozens take refuge from Japan quake aftershocks
    TOKYO – Dozens of villagers remained in shelters today as aftershocks rattled a region in central Japan hit by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes.
  • China holds out hope for Iran nuclear deal
    VIENNA (AP) — Talks on Iran's nuclear program appear likely to run beyond today's midnight deadline, but China's foreign minister says negotiators are still working on elements of a deal.