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  • Sri Lanka storms, landslides kill 5, leave 1,000 displaced

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Heavy rain and lightning strikes across Sri Lanka have left at least five people and displaced more than 1,000. Disaster Management Center officials said Monday that lightning killed three people and landslides killed two others. ...

  • Defiant new Catalan leader wants jailed separatists in gov't

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Catalonia's newly elected president is showing no sign of backing down from the region's political standoff with Spanish authorities, insisting he wants jailed former lawmakers to join his pro-independence Catalan government. Quim Torra says Jordi Turull and ...

  • Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

    58 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Paraguay has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala. President Horacio Cartes dedicated the embassy on Monday, making Paraguay the third country to transfer its diplomatic mission in ...

  • Afghan official: Taliban kill 5 workers clearing land mines

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban killed at least five members of a demining team in southern Kandahar province. Zia Durrani, spokesman for the provincial police chief, says a sixth worker is missing and his fate ...

  • Detained Iranian-British woman learns of new charges in Iran

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The husband of an Iranian-British woman detained in Tehran says she now faces a new charge of "spreading propaganda against the regime." A statement Monday from him says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe learned of the new ...

  • N. Ireland: 2 arrested 30 years after murder of German teen

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in the death of a German backpacker 30 years ago, after much-publicized appeals on the anniversary of the teenager's death yielded a break in one of the region's most ...

  • Poland's Walesa visits disabled protesters in parliament

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Polish president and anti-communist leader Lech Walesa is meeting with disabled people who have been staging a sit-in at the parliament for over a month, offering them his solidarity. The young adults in wheelchairs and ...

  • Inquiry begins into London's Grenfell Tower blaze

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — An inquiry into last year's devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London is set to begin with two weeks of tributes to the 71 people who died. The statements starting Monday from friends and family members ...

  • Verdict to be delivered in family ax murder trial

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax arrived in court on Monday morning to hear the verdict in his case. Henri van Breda also is charged ...

  • Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

    3 hours ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region. ...

  • Syrian government to resume anti-IS offensive in Damascus

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV says that government forces are to resume their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of the capital, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area. The TV quotes an unnamed ...

  • Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupts again

    3 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's most volatile volcano has spewed smoke and ash in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks. Disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Mount Merapi on the main island of Java ...

  • Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

    3 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea following a year of intense animosity. But ...

  • Police question Thai politicians who criticized junta

    4 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Supporters of eight prominent Thai politicians who criticized the country's ruling junta shouted "fight, fight" as the group arrived at a Bangkok police station for questioning. Police are investigating the members of the Pheu Thai party, which ...

  • Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a ...

  • 83-year-old Palestinian leader still in hospital after fever

    4 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian president remains in hospital after being taken there with a fever following a minor ear procedure. The 83-year-old leader has endured a series of recent health scares which have revived anxiety over who will succeed ...

  • 2 injured in flurry of bombings in Thailand's south

    6 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say suspected Muslim insurgents set off small bombs at about two dozen location in the country's deep south, wounding two women. A spokesman for the military and police's joint security command in the troubled south ...

  • China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

    6 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China has launched a relay satellite as part of a groundbreaking program to land a probe on the far side of the moon this year. The China National Space Administration said on its website that the satellite ...

  • Thailand wearies of junta rule, election promise still vague

    7 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Four years after seizing power, Thailand's junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals. When rifle-toting soldiers overthrew Thailand's elected government ...

  • 2nd Mexican presidential debate starts with US relationship

    7 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's second presidential debate has started with all four candidates insisting that mutual respect must be the basis for their country's relationship with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The debate was being held in ...

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