News summary for Wednesday, May 31, 2017

PUBLISHED Wed, May 31, 2017 - 11:20pm EDT

Here's a quick look at the most important news of the last 24 hours to get you up to speed.

* A sewage tanker filled with explosives was detonated during the morning rush hour in Kabul's diplomatic district, killing at least 90 people and injuring 460 others. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the second-deadliest in the Afghan capital since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. MORE:

* U.S. President Donald Trump will announce his decision on the Paris climate accord at 3 p.m. ET (1900 GMT) on Thursday. Multiple media reports say Trump will likely pull out of the deal. If he does, Chinese and EU leaders are expected to issue a joint statement to re-affirm their commitment.

* A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to return to Melbourne when a passenger tried to enter the cockpit and threatened the passengers and crew. Heavily-armed police officers boarded the plane and took the man into custody. No explosives were found. The suspect, a 25-year-old Sri Lankan man, had been released from a psychiatric facility just hours before.

* CNN has fired Kathy Griffin after she appeared in a photo shoot in which she is seen holding the likeness of a bloody, severed head resembling President Trump. Griffin typically appears on CNN's New Year's Eve program alongside Anderson Cooper. MORE:

* A military helicopter has crashed in southeast Turkey, not far from the border with Iraq, killing all 13 people on board. It is believed to have happened when the aircraft hit a power line.

* Lebanon has banned the release of superhero film "Wonder Woman" because lead actress Gal Gadot is from Israel. Lebanon and Israel consider each other enemies and Gadot, who served in Israel's military, has been the target of calls for a boycott. MORE:






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