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Argentina leader announces controversial armed forces reform

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Buenos Aires, Jul 24 (AP) - In a radical reform of Argentina's defense doctrine, President Mauricio Macri said Monday he is removing a ban on military involvement in fighting crime, terrorist threats and other internal security issues.
Macri said he will modify a 2006 decree that limited the armed forces to defense against attacks by another country.
"It's important that they can collaborate in internal security, mainly by providing logistic support in the border zones," he said at a public...
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UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

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London, Jul 23 (AP) - The British government faced intensifying pressure Sunday to take steps to legalize abortions in Northern Ireland, where terminating a pregnancy remains a criminal offense even as tight abortion restrictions are being lifted in the Republic of Ireland.
More than 170...
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Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 14, Afghanistan's VP unharmed

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Kabul, Jul 23 (AP) - A suicide bomber carried out an attack near the Kabul airport Sunday, killing 14 people and narrowly missing Afghanistan's vice president, who was returning home after living in Turkey for over a year, security officials said.
The blast occurred near Kabul International...
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Fans continue to taunt Chris Froome at the Tour de France

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Millau, July 23 (AP) - Spectators continue to taunt Chris Froome along the roads of the Tour de France after the four-time champion was cleared of doping.
Prior to the start of Stage 15 on Sunday in the southern town of Millau, one spectator leaned over the barriers toward Froome and made a...
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Indonesian teen raped by her brother jailed for abortion

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Jakarta, Jul 22 (AP) - A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for having an abortion, police said Sunday.
Both the girl and her brother were convicted Thursday by the District Court of Muara Bulian in Batanghari district in Jambi...
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