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Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Prince William is giving up his wings and flying for the final time with the East Anglia Air Ambulance Wednesday evening. On his last day of work, William will cover a night shift.

The Duke of Cambridge began piloting his first operational missions in July 2015 and has been based at Cambridge Airport as part of a team of specialist doctors, critical care paramedics and pilots providing emergency medical services in the most dire of situations.

In a statement issued by Kensington Palace earlier this year, the Duke of Cambridge said, "It has been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my Royal work for decades to come."

With Prince Philip announcing his retirement earlier this year, and Queen Elizabeth no longer doing long-haul travel, William and Princess Kate will focus on royal duties full time. The decision coincides with the plans to enroll Prince George at a school full-time in London. Prince George had been attending the Westacre Montessori School near the couple's country home, Anmer Hall.

The 4-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, will be starting school at Thomas's Battersea School not far from the couple's base at Kensington Palace. The coeducational school was a surprise choice, with many expecting the couple would send George to Wetherby, a stone's throw from Kensington Palace, which both William and his brother, Prince Harry, attended before leaving for Ludgrove.

Kensington Palace said in a statement that William and Kate were looking forward to George's next milestone: "Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education."

William and Kate valued the normalcy that the second-in-line's job as an air ambulance pilot and a RAF search and rescue pilot previously in Wales gave them. It allowed the couple to provide George and his sister, Princess Charlotte, with a life away from the spotlight, splitting their time between London and Norfolk. In the statement issued earlier this year, William expressed his thanks for the opportunity.

"I would like to thank the people of East Anglia for being so supportive of my role and for letting me get on with the job when they have seen me in the community or at our region's hospitals," he said.

Just last weekend, William, Kate, George and Charlotte returned from a royal tour in Germany and Poland.

It was George's third royal tour; his first took place as a toddler in 2014 to Australia and New Zealand, and the couple brought both their children for the first time as a family to Canada last fall.

The children are slowly being introduced to their future life as young royals -- earlier this month, Charlotte showed off an adorable curtsy on the red carpet, and both children politely shook the hands of dignitaries.

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PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korea could test another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as early as Wednesday night, according to a U.S. official.

If the regime launches an ICBM, it will be the 11th ballistic missile test this year and the first since the nation's historic Fourth of July ICBM test.

U.S. officials have suspected a test could occur on July 27 to mark the North Korean holiday known as "Day of Victory," which celebrates the end of hostilities in the Korean War in 1953.

This next test is expected to be similar to the July 4 test: a KN-20 ICBM launched from Kusong Province. The KN-20, called the Hwasong-14 by North Korea, is a two-stage variant of the KN-17 missile, launched several times by North Korea in April and May.

The July 4 missile was launched into a high-altitude trajectory of 1,730 miles and flew horizontally 577 miles for 37 minutes into the Sea of Japan.

"It is escalatory. It is destabilizing. It is also dangerous," said Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis, following the July 4 ICBM test. "This missile flew through busy airspace used by commercial airliners. It flew into space. It landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, and an area that's used by commercial and fishing vessels. All of this completely uncoordinated."

President Donald Trump tweeted shortly after the ICBM launch, asking if North Korea leader Kim Jong Un had "anything better to do with his life."

"North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!" he said in a series of tweets.

In the days following that message, the president issued conflicting tweets -- at one point chastising China for not doing enough to rein in trade with the rogue regime, but then praising an "excellent meeting" with Chinese President Xi Jinping on North Korea and trade policy.

On Tuesday, The Washington Post, citing an assessment from the Defense Intelligence Agency, reported that North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable ICBM as early as next year, reducing the forecast of the country's ICBM capabilities by two years.

An expert on North Korea's missile program, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue, told ABC News that moving up the timeline was not surprising, as North Korea's ICBM technology was further along than assessments had predicted.

Still, experts assess that North Korea does not presently have the re-entry technology needed for a nuclear warhead to reach its target, nor does it have the ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead capable of being mounted on top of an ICBM.

"North Korea's recent test of an intercontinental range ballistic missile -- which was not a surprise to the Intelligence Community -- is one of the milestones that we have expected would help refine our timeline and judgments on the threats that Kim Jong Un poses to the continental United States," said Scott Bray, national intelligence manager for East Asia at the Office for the Director of National Intelligence, in a statement.

"This test, and its impact on our assessments, highlight the threat that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs pose to the United States, to our allies in the region, and to the whole world," he added. "The Intelligence Community is closely monitoring the expanding threat from North Korea."

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CHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain's High Court has given Charlie Gard's family until noon Thursday to agree with Great Ormond Street Hospital on how the terminally ill infant should be cared for before his death.

Both Charlie's parents and his physicians at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London agreed in court Wednesday that the 11-month-old baby should spend his last days in a hospice, rather than die at home or in the hospital. But they disagreed over the details on how Charlie, whose rare illness has damaged his brain and rendered him unable to breathe on his own, would spend the last hours of his life in the hospice.

Charlie’s parents had hoped to assemble a medical team who could move him from Great Ormond Street Hospital, where he is being treated, to a hospice and supervise the intensive care the child requires so they could spend several days with their son before taking him off life support. But the doctor who had contacted the family offering to help lacked the proper qualifications. The unnamed doctor was a general practitioner with no intensive care experience and no medical team.

If Charlie's family cannot provide a qualified doctor and team, and reach an agreement with the hospital by Thursday at 12 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET), the judge presiding over the case has ordered that Charlie to be transported to a hospice by the hospital medical team and have his ventilator removed soon after to let him die naturally. The judge ruled that the exact timeline of these events and the location of the hospice remain private by court order.

Charlie's mother, Connie Yates, delivered an emotional statement in court Monday, announcing the reasons behind her and dad Chris Gard's decision to stop pushing to take their son to the United States for potential experimental treatments to prolong his life. Gard read a similar message outside court.

An assessment in the United Kingdom from an American doctor who specializes in mitochondrial depletion syndrome, the rare disease from which Charlie suffers, said the baby's condition was past the time when such treatments would have helped.

On Tuesday, Charlie's family asked the court for permission to let him die at home.

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dk_photos/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced sanctions against a number of current or former senior members of the Venezuelan government, following an executive order signed by President Donald Trump.

According to the Treasury, the sanctions are a result of the efforts of the 13 individuals being punished for undermining democracy. The sanctions were handed down ahead of an election of a National Constituent Assembly, which could rewrite the nation's constitution and potentially dissolve state institutions.

"A flawed ANC election process all but guarantees that a majority of the Assembly's members will represent the interests of President [Nicolas] Maduro's government," a press release from the Treasury Department states.

"As President Trump has made clear," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, "the United States will not ignore the Maduro regime's ongoing efforts to undermine democracy, freedom, and the rule of law."

The sanctions freeze all assets of the individuals named, and prohibit U.S. persons from dealing with them. Those named include four senior officials pursuing the Constituent Assembly elections (Tibisay Lucena Ramirez, Elias Josa Jaua Milano, Tarek William Saab Halabi and Maria Iris Varela Rangel), five current and former senior officials responsible for violence and oppression (Nestor Luis Reverol Torres, Carlos Alfredo Perez Ampueda, Sergio Jose Rivero Marcano, Jesus Rafael Suarez Chourio and Franklin Horacio Garcia Duque), and four current of former officials of Venezuela's state-owed oil company PDVSA and the National Center for Foreign Commerce (CENCOEX).

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Ulli Michel/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Lord Charles Spencer, a brother of Princess Diana, told the BBC on Wednesday it was a "bizarre and cruel thing" for Diana's sons, William and Harry, to be forced to walk behind their mother's funeral cortège.

"I was lied to and told that they wanted to do it, which, of course, they didn't," Spencer told the BBC's Radio 4 program about his nephews, William and Harry.

Spencer, 53, placed the blame on the palace courtiers and called it the "most horrifying half an hour of my life."

William, 35, and Harry, 32, were just 15 and 12, respectively, when their mother died in a Paris car crash in August 1997.

William, now a father of two young children, and Harry walked behind their mother's coffin as the procession made its way through the streets of London on Sept. 6, 1997. They were accompanied in the procession by their father, Prince Charles, and their grandfather, Prince Philip, in addition to Spencer.

At one point during the procession, Spencer could be seen patting Harry on the back, appearing to give him emotional support.

Harry recently opened up for the first time publicly about what it was like to walk behind his mother's coffin.

"My mother had just died and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television," Harry told Newsweek magazine in an interview published in June. "I don't think any child should be asked to do that under any circumstances. I don't think it would happen today."

Spencer, one of Diana's three siblings, said he is still haunted by her funeral and suffers nightmares from the "harrowing" ordeal.

"It was the worst part of the day by a considerable margin, walking behind my sister's body with two boys who were obviously massively grieving their mother," Spencer told the BBC. "It was a sort of bizarre circumstance where we were told, 'You just have to look straight ahead.' "

Spencer gathered with Harry, William and other family members in June on Diana's birthday at Spencer and Diana's family home, Althorp House in Northamptonshire, England, to rededicate Diana's grave.

On Wednesday, he revealed there have been four attempted break-ins at the estate, where Spencer lives. Diana's grave, which is not open to the public, is located on an island on Oval Lake on the grounds of Althorp House.

William and Harry have organized several events this year to commemorate their mother's life, including commissioning a special display of blooms in Kensington Palace's sunken garden and a statue to be erected on the grounds of the palace.

Kensington Palace has also announced a number of events to mark the 20th anniversary of Diana's death, including a fashion exhibit that opened in February.

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ABCNews.com(LONDON) -- The family of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, whose illness has damaged his brain and rendered him unable to breathe on his own, asked a U.K. court today for permission to let the child die at home.

Charlie's mother, Connie Yates, appeared in court alongside Grant Armstrong, a family lawyer, who explained the family's last wishes for their son to a judge in Britain’s High Court.

During the session, the parents and hospital discussed hospice care versus home care. Though it appeared the hospital wanted to fulfill the parents' wishes, some stumbling blocks may remain. Court was adjourned for the day and is expected to resume tomorrow.

The court appearance follows an emotional statement by Charlie's parents Monday, in which they announced their decision to stop pursuing their request to take the baby to the United States for potential experimental treatments to prolong his life. An assessment in the U.K. from a U.S. doctor who specializes in mitochondrial depletion syndrome, the rare disease from which Charlie is suffering, said the boy was past the time when the treatments would help.

Yates stood beside her husband yesterday on the steps of the U.K. High Court as he gave a solemn address to the press about their decision to let Charlie die.

"This is one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to say and we are about to do one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do," Chris Gard said during the public statement.

Gard said that it was no longer in his son's best interest to seek treatment and that he and his wife have decided to let him "be with the angels."

"Our son is an absolute warrior," Gard said of his baby, attempting to hold back tears. "We will miss him terribly."

The situation surrounding Charlie's fate has drawn considerable international attention and passionate support for the parents' wish to seek further treatment outside the public health system. Both President Trump and Pope Francis had expressed public support for the Gards in their quest to pursue an experimental treatment for Charlie.

Some of those heightened emotions spilled over into death threats for the staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), where Charlie has been treated. The hospital released a statement over the weekend saying some of their staff had received menacing messages, including death threats, in the wake of the case becoming an international story.

GOSH issued a statement, after the Gard family announced their decision yesterday, acknowledging the personal strain they faced throughout the public battle. The hospital also referred to the work Dr. Michio Hirano, the specialist in Charlie's disorder and professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, who was brought in to evaluate the child for possible experimental treatment.

"GOSH's hope for Charlie and his parents was that that optimism would be confirmed," GOSH said in the statement. "In the months ahead, all at GOSH will be giving careful thought to what they can learn from this bruising court case."


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Department of Defense/ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Navy ship fired multiple warning shots at an Iranian vessel in the Persian Gulf that came within 150 yards of the American ship, the Navy confirmed.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps naval vessel was approaching the USS Thunderbolt at a high rate of speed and ignored warnings from the U.S. ship that included voice communications and sound signals.

"The Iranian vessel did not respond to repeated attempts to establish radio communications as it approached," U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said in a statement. "Thunderbolt then fired warning flares and sounded the internationally recognized danger signal of five short blasts on the ship’s whistle, but the Iranian vessel continued inbound."

It wasn't until the warning shots were fired that the Iranian craft halted its approach, the Navy said.

The incident, which occurred around 3 p.m. local time Tuesday, was deemed "an unsafe and unprofessional interaction."

The USS Thunderbolt, a Navy patrol craft, was conducting a coalition exercise in the international waters when the Iranian vessel approached, according to the Navy.

The Navy characterized the Iranian boat's actions as not following internationally recognized "rules of the road ... creating a risk for collision."

While close encounters between U.S. ships and Iranian small craft in the Gulf are common, it's rare for an American ship to fire warning shots. This is also the closest that an Iranian vessel has come to a U.S. ship in the Gulf in at least a year.

In January, a U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Mahan, fired a burst of warning shots at four Iranian small craft that were approaching a high rate of speed. Those boats got as close as 890 yards. And in August, the USS Squall fired warning shots into waters ahead of a speeding Iranian boat to warn the small craft that it had come within 200 yards of the U.S. ship.

In a more recent encounter deemed "unsafe and unprofessional," an Iranian ship targeted a laser at a U.S. helicopter as it accompanied three U.S. Navy ships through the Strait of Hormuz last month.

Following that incident, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet said, "Illuminating helicopters with lasers at night is dangerous, as it creates a navigational hazard that can impair vision and can be disorienting to pilots using night-vision goggles." The closest the Iranian vessel got to the American ships in that circumstance was 800 yards.

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iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- Israel will remove metal detectors at the entrance of a holy site in Jerusalem.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet made the decision, saying they would instead use less obtrusive surveillance at the Temple Mount, according to the BBC.

The metal detectors were installed after two Israeli policemen were killed on July 14 at the holy site. Authorities said they were needed because the attackers smuggled the weapons, BBC reports.

The decision angered Muslims, who refer to the holy site as Haram al-Sharif, and provoked protests.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The British parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, whose illness has damaged his brain and rendered him unable to breathe on his own, have decided against pursuing their controversial efforts to take him to the United States for treatment after an assessment from a U.S. doctor.

A formal decision by a U.K. judge on the fate of Charlie was expected to be made early this week, but this choice made by his parents will preemptively end the court proceedings, and end any possibility of the family transporting Charlie to the U.S.

 A judge extended an invitation to Dr. Michio Hirano, co-director of the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic and a professor of neurology at Columbia University in New York City, as well as a doctor from the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, to evaluate Charlie's potential readiness for an experimental treatment for his medical condition, which is known as mitochondrial depletion syndrome.

The disease is rare and causes muscles to progressively weaken, leading to organ failure. Though he is less than 1 years old, the baby has been on life support for several months.

Charlie's parents, based upon the assessment of the doctors, have opted not to pursue nucleoside therapy, an oral medicine that aims to improve the function of his mitochondrial DNA.

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where Charlie has been receiving treatment, had recommended against the child receiving the experimental treatment.

Both President Trump and Pope Francis backed the fight by the Gards to pursue an experimental treatment for Charlie.

In addition to this support, protesters have flocked to both the hospital and to the steps of court to voice their support for the Gard family.

But some of that enthusiasm has turned abusive, according to the hospital.

Great Ormond Street Hospital released a statement this weekend, saying that members of the hospital have received menacing messages, including death threats in the wake of the case becoming an international story.

"In recent weeks the GOSH community has been subjected to a shocking and disgraceful tide of hostility and disturbance. Staff have received abuse both in the street and online," Mary MacLeod, the hospital's chairwoman, said in a statement. "Thousands of abusive messages have been sent to doctors and nurses whose life's work is to care for sick children. Many of these messages are menacing, including death threats."

According to McLeod's statement, families have been "harassed and discomforted" while visiting their children, and that some of the harassment has occurred within the walls of the hospital itself.

"Whatever the strong emotions raised by this case, there can be no excuse for patients and families to have their privacy and peace disturbed as they deal with their own often very stressful situations or for dedicated doctors and nurses to suffer this kind of abuse," McLeod wrote, adding that the hospital has been in touch with police regarding the threats.


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iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- As the last foreign faculty members remaining at North Korea’s only private university leave the country this week, it remained unclear whether they will be able to return this fall -- thanks to the Trump administration’s plans to bar Americans from traveling to the reclusive country.

The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, whose faculty includes 60 to 80 foreigners throughout the academic year -- half of whom are Americans -- would likely have to suspend operations if it did not receive an exemption from the forthcoming restriction, according to Colin McCulloch, the institution’s director of external relations.

"If we didn't get an exception, we would basically have to stop our work,” McCulloch, who has taught business, economics and English at the school since it first opened to North Korean students in 2010, told ABC News. "That’s how serious it would be. Because we would not be able to provide enough personnel.”

The U.S. State Department said Friday it would soon bar Americans from using their passports to travel to, through or in North Korea, and would issue waivers for citizens only for “certain limited humanitarian or other purposes.” The move comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Pyongyang and following the death last month of an American college student days after North Korea released him from detention.

North Korea is known to be holding at least three Americans, two of whom had worked with PUST and were detained this spring.

Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name, Kim Sang-duk, taught accounting at the university before he was detained at an airport in April and charged with unspecified hostile criminal acts, and Kim Hak-song was held in May after spending several weeks doing “agricultural development work with PUST’s experimental farm,” the university said at the time. He was also charged with unspecified “hostile acts.”

The university has said it understood the arrests to not be linked to the school’s work.

When PUST is fully staffed during the academic year, around 50 American faculty members and their family members live on the Pyongyang campus, out of over 100 foreigners total, McCulloch, the spokesman, said. They make up a significant percentage of the Americans who reside in North Korea.

McCulloch said he hopes members of the school’s leadership, many of whom are Americans, will be able to obtain an exemption for the U.S. faculty ahead of the fall semester, due to begin at the start of September. He said they had dealt similarly with sanctions in the past.

The State Department said the restriction would apply 30 days after it officially filed notice of it sometime this week. A senior official said anyone could apply for a waiver, but the department has not responded to questions about whether PUST faculty members would be eligible for them.

It is unclear if Americans with dual citizenship will be permitted to use their other passports to travel to North Korea, although McCulloch said only a few American faculty members were dual nationals.

Wesley Brewer, an American who has taught computer science at PUST since 2010 and now serves as the institution’s vice president of research, said that the arrests shook the university community and affected him deeply. He told ABC News now looked like a good time for him to take a long-planned sabbatical.

“Being an American there, you feel like you’re standing right in between the two countries and maybe preventing some kind of moving forward, in terms of diplomatically,” Brewer said.

Brewer splits his time between Seoul and Pyongyang and spoke from Jackson, Mississippi, where he was visiting a church that supports his work. “I just felt like with the heightened tensions, it seemed it would be wiser to step back and let things settle down before re-engaging,” he said.

Most of PUST’s faculty members, who do not receive salaries, are devout Christians who see the school as a way to engage in charity work and build bridges between North Korea and the outside world, according to several faculty members. Most come from the United States, Canada and Europe, and a majority of the Americans who have taught there are Christians who are ethnically Korean and have been supported by churches in the United States, they said.

Directly preaching to or attempting to proselytize North Koreans is prohibited, although the foreigners are allowed to observe their faith in private, they said.

Donations from churches and individuals in South Korea and the Korean diaspora fund the school’s approximately $2 million annual operating budget, according to McCulloch.

In addition to English classes, PUST offers its students -- 650 during the last semester -- courses in business, engineering, medicine, dentistry, life sciences and agriculture, among other subjects. Foreigners provide almost all instruction, which must gain prior approval from North Korean authorities, McCulloch said.

Richard Roberts, a Nobel laureate who visited the university and two others in North Korea in spring 2016, said the PUST instructors he met sounded as if they had traveled extensively within the country. He said he was surprised by how much the students knew of their fields despite their lack of direct access to the internet.

“The students, I thought, were actually quite good,” Roberts told ABC News. “They were fairly well educated. They knew much more about modern science and what was going on in the rest of the world than I had first anticipated.”

McCulloch said he was not aware of the arrests affecting faculty recruitment but that general “geopolitical noise” had already made an impact.

That tension had not reached the campus yet this spring, though, at least not in faculty-student discussions, according to a Dominik Naeher, a German Ph.D. candidate who taught econometrics at PUST for several months this year. “With the students, there was no effect whatsoever,” Naeher, who lives in Frankfurt, told ABC News. “We didn’t talk about it.”

“But of course,” Naeher added, “among us foreigners, we were talking about it -- about the news -- and hoping that war wouldn't break out.”

Naeher lived in Pyongyang with his wife and 1-year-old son. Despite the worries, he said he would return as soon as possible.

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Power Sport Images/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane operating in international airspace during a routine mission over the East China Sea was intercepted by two Chinese J-10 fighter jets on Sunday, the Pentagon confirmed.

One of the J-10s flew underneath the U.S. EP-3 aircraft at a high rate of speed, slowed, and then pulled up, forcing the U.S. plane to "take evasive action to prevent the possibility of collision," Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said.

A U.S. official said the Chinese jet's actions were described as "unsafe."

Davis said Sunday's interaction, which happened late morning local time, was "uncharacteristic" of typical Chinese military behavior.

"There are intercepts that occur in international airspace regularly, and the vast majority of them are conducted in a safe manner," he said. "This was the exception, not the norm."

Davis said the J-10s and EP-3 were flying "wing to wing" as well, but didn't know if they did so before or after the intercept.

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@tolonews/Twitter(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least 24 people were killed and 42 others injured in a suicide bombing on Monday in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, officials said.

The bombing was carried out by a suicide attacker who rammed a Toyota Corolla into a commuter bus carrying government staff during the Monday morning rush hour, according to officials.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted intelligence service officials.

Emergency services rush to the scene of Monday’s suicide bombing in #Kabul city that killed at least 24 people. pic.twitter.com/jR1qKrVE8D

— TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) July 24, 2017


The blast happened in a neighborhood where many prominent political leaders live, including Afghan Deputy CEO Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq.

The neighborhood, located on the city’s west side, has been targeted in several past suicide attacks.

Local news media outlets posted video of the aftermath on Twitter as security officials cordoned off the area.

Eyewitnesses said the attack left behind large plumes of smoke and shattered glass all over the neighborhood's streets.


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iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- An American college student who was arrested in China one week ago after allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a dispute over a fare has been released, according to a U.S. senator.

Steve Daines, the U.S. Senator from Montana, released a statement Sunday announcing the release of Guthrie McLean, 25, at 2 a.m. local time in China.

"I am thrilled to report that we just received an email from Guthrie McLean's mother that 'prayers answered, Guthrie is home,'" Daines said in a statement. "After days of working the phones with top Chinese and American officials to secure Guthrie's freedom from a Chinese detention facility, he has been safely reunited with his mother."

Daines' office said in a statement that he had been working with Chinese and U.S. embassies as well as Jennifer McLean in an effort to coordinate the student's return to the U.S.

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Tim Graham/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince William and Prince Harry spoke out about the regret they felt at the last phone call they had with their mother, and how they are still haunted by it today.

In the most candid and intimate interview Prince William and Prince Harry have ever given, the brothers shared their happiest memories of life with Princess Diana, but also shared their overwhelming grief and how they coped with her death.

Harry admitted it was "a little bit too raw until this point. It's still raw."

"If I'd known what would happen, I wouldn't have been so blasé about it. But that phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily," William said. When asked about his last words with his mother, he said he remembers the conversation, saying "I do, I do," but he did not elaborate.

The morning after the conversation, the boys were awoken by their father to learn their mother had died at the age of 36, just a year older than William is today.

Harry, who has admitted dealing with the grief over his mother's death for the last 20 years, said that he will have regrets "for the rest of my life, how short the phone call was. And if I'd known that was the last time I'd speak to my mother, the things I would have said to her. ... Looking back on it now it is incredibly hard."

The documentary, "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy" airs on Monday on ITV. It also includes interviews with family friends who have never before spoken, and Sir Elton John also speaks about the late Princess of Wales and her work.

Harry and William also reflected on their happiest memories with their mother, with Harry sharing that he is still comforted by his mother's laugh, which stands out in his mind to this day, and how she would smuggle candy to them during soccer matches, presumably while they were boarding students at Eton College.

William also recalled his mother's sense of mischief. He said she would send both boys "the rudest cards." William recalled one night supermodels Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell were at their Kensington Palace home, as his mother knew Prince William harbored a massive teenage crush.

"I was probably a 12 or 13-year-old boy who had posters of them on his wall. I went bright red, and didn't know quite what to say," he said. "I think I pretty much fell down the stairs on the way up. I was completely and utterly awestruck."

Today, 20 years later, the brothers are still coming to terms with their mother's death. William, Kate and Harry are all trying to preserve Diana's memory for the two newest members of the family, Prince George, 4, who celebrated his birthday Saturday, and Princess Charlotte, 2.

William said that his mother would be a "nightmare grandmother, absolute nightmare. She'd love the children to bits but she'd be an absolute nightmare ... she'd come in probably at bath time, cause an amazing amount of scene, bubbles everywhere, bath water all over the place and -- and then leave."

As a result of his mother's death, William has vowed to spend as much time as possible with his children, saying, "I want to make as much time and effort with Charlotte and George as I can because I realize that these early years are particularly crucial for children, and having seen, you know, what she did for us."

The brothers recently took George and Charlotte for a re-dedication of Princess Diana's grave at Althorp. As the world starts commemorations for the 20th anniversary of her death, William and Harry still reflect on what more their mother might have accomplished had she lived.

"There's not a day that William and I don't wish that she was ... we don't wish that she was still around, and we wonder what kind of a mother she would be now, and what kind of a public role she would have, and what a difference she would be making," Harry said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House and Senate have struck a deal that could send to President Trump's desk this summer a bill that slaps new sanctions on Russia.

In addition to the new sanctions on Russia for its interference in the U.S. 2016 election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, the bill also gives Congress the power to review any effort by the Trump administration to ease or end sanctions against Moscow.

The bill also includes stiff economic penalties against Iran and North Korea.

"The legislation ensures that both the majority and minority [parties] are able to exercise our oversight role over the administration's implementation of sanctions," said Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat.

The deal on the legislation comes amid concerns expressed by both Democrats and some Republicans that the Trump administration may be considering returning to Russian control two compounds in Maryland and New York that were seized by the Obama administration in December as punishment for the election meddling.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced Saturday morning that a vote on the bill -- the Russia, Iran and North Korea Sanctions Act -- will take place Tuesday.

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