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  • Romanian govt examines video of man kidnapped in Africa

    9 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Foreign Ministry says it is working to verify the authenticity of a video of a Romanian security worker pleading for help after being kidnapped by those with ties to the Islamic State group. The man ...

  • Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria

    9 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say they have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria. A national police statement said the Bulgarian national was arrested ...

  • Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town

    9 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A government-allied militia in Mali says it will leave a northern town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists. Fihroun Maiga, spokesman for the Platform militia coalition, said Sunday that militiamen would comply ...

  • Gunmen kill head of security in Yemen's Aden

    9 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead the head of security in Yemen's port city of Aden. The officials say Col. Abdelhakim al-Sanidi was killed Sunday while driving on a busy street in al-Mansoura ...

  • Police say Bangkok bombing suspect is not cooperating

    9 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say the man arrested in connection with Bangkok's deadly bombing was being uncooperative and appeared to be lying during questioning and would remain in military custody for at least seven days. National police spokesman Prawuth ...

  • China seizes 620 turtles and tortoises smuggled from Vietnam

    10 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say border patrol officials have seized 620 wild turtles and tortoises — 510 of them considered endangered — that were found alive in a shipment of frozen seafood from Vietnam. The official Xinhua News ...

  • Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

    10 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry has summoned the British ambassador over comments he made in court after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news." The ministry said Sunday it objected ...

  • Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams

    10 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents, catching their breath, fresh from evading border police. Emotions sway from forlorn to triumphant and back ...

  • Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash

    11 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A newspaper in Swaziland is reporting that one of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested. The Times of Swaziland reported on Sunday that the man ...

  • Nepal's sexual minorities parade to demand rights

    11 hours, 14 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

    11 hours, 21 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

    11 hours, 33 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

    11 hours, 45 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

    11 hours, 46 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

    14 hours, 4 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

    17 hours, 28 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

    17 hours, 32 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

    17 hours, 33 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

    17 hours, 53 minutes 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

    21 hours, 55 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 ...

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