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  • Nepal's sexual minorities parade to demand rights

    7 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution that is being finalized. The colorful rally in downtown Kathmandu — ...

  • Schools to open on time in Chinese city shaken by blasts

    7 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — The more than 300 grade schools in the Chinese neighborhood shaken by this month's deadly blasts will start the fall semester on time. The district government of Binhai in the port city of Tianjin said Sunday that ...

  • US businessman arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case

    7 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A legal aid organization says Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who is accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war. Civitas Maxima, a Geneva-based organization that ...

  • Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants

    7 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The top security officials of Germany, France and Britain are pressing for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, France's ...

  • Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan's Diet

    7 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered outside Japan's parliament to oppose security legislation in one of this summer's biggest rallies ahead of its anticipated passage next month. They chanted, "No to war legislation!" ''Scrap the bills ...

  • Afghan official says forces retake district from Taliban

    10 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says government forces have regained control of a strategic district in southern Helmand province that the Taliban had seized. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said Sunday that Afghan ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'SuperLotto Plus' game

    13 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "SuperLotto Plus" game were: 06-20-32-39-43, Mega Ball: 16 (six, twenty, thirty-two, thirty-nine, forty-three; Mega Ball: sixteen)

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    13 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 10-24-27-33-38 (ten, twenty-four, twenty-seven, thirty-three, thirty-eight) Estimated jackpot: $60,000 The numbers are listed in sequential order, but any combination wins.

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Derby' game

    13 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily Derby" game were: 1st:1 Gold Rush-2nd:3 Hot Shot-3rd:9 Winning Spirit, Race Time: 1:46.70 (1st: 1 Gold Rush, 2nd: 3 Hot Shot, 3rd: 9 Winning Spirit; ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'The Pick' game

    14 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "The Pick" game were: 14-16-21-22-31-33 (fourteen, sixteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, thirty-one, thirty-three) Players need to match all of the six numbers drawn to win the first-place jackpot. ...

  • El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb

    18 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's defense minister says a powerful car bomb has been found near the country's security ministry and was safely deactivated. Gen. David Munguia Payes said Saturday the bomb contained plastic explosives and would ...

  • Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure

    18 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities ...

  • Lawmakers urge lifting immunity of Guatemalan president

    19 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A congressional commission in Guatemala is urging the full congress to lift President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution in a corruption case. Saturday's vote by the five-person committee came after the president failed to appear ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

    20 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 8-2-1 (eight, two, one)

  • BLM rounds up wild horses after wildfire ravages habitat

    21 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) OWYHEE COUNTY, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials are in the process of moving nearly 300 wild horses after a 442-square-mile fire ravaged almost all viable forage. Flames from the fire along the Oregon-Idaho border not only ...

  • Donald Trump says he'll decide on third party bid soon

    22 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donald Trump says he's going to make a decision once and for all about whether he'll mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president. Trump told reporters following a speech in ...

  • Burkina Faso court rejects candidate of former ruling party

    23 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso court has rejected the chosen presidential candidate of the former ruling party, prompting calls for a boycott of the vote in October. The vote scheduled for Oct. 11 is intended to end ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3' game

    23 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday's evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Pick 3" game were: 3-9-7 (three, nine, seven) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize of $500. Lesser amounts ...

  • Mozambican journalist, known for crime reporting, killed

    1 day ago

    (AP) MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A veteran Mozambican journalist, known for his crime reporting, was gunned down on the streets of the capital. Mozambican police said Saturday that they are trying to trace Paulo Machava's assassins. Machava was shot on Friday, ...

  • Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan

    1 day ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants. The military says in a statement that 14 "terrorists" were killed in Saturday's airstrike in Shawal, a town ...

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