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IS fighters launch counterattacks in west Mosul neighborhood

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:30
Iraq’s Ministry of Defense says Islamic State fighters have launched a string of counterattacks in a western Mosul neighborhood that was previously declared free of IS.

Rhino breeder in South Africa plans online auction of horn

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:30
A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitalizing on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite concerns about poaching.

Garbage crisis hits Greek capital over job freeze

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:30
With a heat wave expected later this week, Greece’s government Monday urging striking garbage collectors to return to work after a 10-day protest has left huge piles of trash around Athens.

Romania: president, ruling party chief in talks over new PM

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:10
Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis is meeting Liviu Dragnea, the powerful leader of Romania’s biggest political party, before formally nominating a new prime minister after the previous government was dismissed by the ruling party.

McEnroe: Williams would be ranked ‘like 700’ on men’s tour

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:00
John McEnroe says Serena Williams would be “like 700” in the world tennis rankings if she played on the men’s tour.

Northern Ireland party leader in talks with Conservatives

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:30
The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party is in London to finalize an agreement with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative-led government to support it in a crucial vote on the government’s legislative package later this week.

Battle resumes to extinguish fire near Spain’s Donana park

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:30
Over 550 firefighters are resuming a battle to extinguish a forest fire on the fringes of Spain’s Donana national park, famous for its biodiversity and endangered species.

Hundreds have gone missing in eastern Ukraine’s dirty war

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:08
Abuses by both sides have been documented by U.N. investigators.

German business confidence reaches new record high

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:50
A survey shows that business confidence in Germany has risen to another record high as managers’ view of both their outlook and their current situation brightens.

Romania: president, political parties in talks over new PM

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:50
Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis is meeting political party leaders before formally nominating a new prime minister after the previous government was dismissed by the ruling party.

China’s jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:40
Jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after his May 23 diagnosis of late-stage liver cancer.

Chinese Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo released from prison on medical grounds

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:38
Liu, who participated in the Tiananmen demonstrations, suffers from late stage liver cancer.

German nationalist party warns prominent member on chat leak

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:30
The nationalist Alternative for Germany party has given a prominent member an official warning after the leak of a WhatsApp chat in which he was shown using the slogan “Germany for the Germans.”

Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:08
Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer.

Albania’s Socialists far ahead in early vote count

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:48
Preliminary results show that Albania’s left-wing Socialist Party has won a new governing mandate in crucial elections in the country’s bid to launch membership negotiations with the European Union.

Mongolians vote for president amid graft, financial concerns

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:48
Mongolians have begun casting their votes in a presidential election dominated by allegations of graft and concerns about financial upheaval in the landlocked country.

China landslide site evacuated over concerns of 2nd slide

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:28
Rescue crews have been ordered to evacuate the site of a deadly landslide in southwestern China over concerns of a second landslide.

Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protest

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:06
A high-profile group of Jewish leaders has cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest his government’s decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem’s Western Wall.

New Zealand law student launches climate change court case

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:06
A New Zealand law student is taking the government to court over its climate change policies in hopes of forcing it to set more ambitious targets.

Modi's 'no frills' visit to Washington masks a potential minefield

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:10
The leaders of the world's two biggest democracies finally meet in person.

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:08
Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.

Australian official: 3 Australian employees of Crown Resorts plead guilty, sentenced to 9 to 10 months in prison

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:48
Australian official: 3 Australian employees of Crown Resorts plead guilty, sentenced to 9 to 10 months in prison.

Tropical Storm Dora strengthens off Mexico’s Pacific coast

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:18
Tropical Storm Dora was strengthening quickly off Mexico’s Pacific coast of Mexico and forecasters said it could become a hurricane on Monday, bringing heavy rains without making a direct hit on land.

The Latest: Santos: 6 dead, 31 missing in Colombia capsizing

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 05:28
The Latest on the sinking of a tourist boat in Medellin, Colombia (all times local):

Vietnamese dissident recounts forced deportation to France

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:06
A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger.

9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:56
A tourist boat packed with about 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving nine people dead and 28 missing, officials said.

The Latest: 30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 00:36
The Latest on the sinking of a tourist boat in Medellin, Colombia (all times local):

Colombian police chief says 30 people missing following boating accident

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 00:26
Colombian police chief says 30 people missing following boating accident.

Recreational boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:36
Authorities in Colombia say a rescue operation is underway after a recreational boat with about 150 people on board sank near Medellin.

Europe has been working to expose Russian meddling for years

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:34
Official and unofficial groups use a variety of tactics to counter fake news promulgated by Moscow.

Colombia Air Force says rescue underway for recreational boat that sunk with about 150 people on board

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:26
Colombia Air Force says rescue underway for recreational boat that sunk with about 150 people on board.

Israeli cabinet reneges on pledge to create egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 22:34
Disappointed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, liberal Jews vow to keep fighting for a mixed-gender area at the site. 

Vietnamese dissident recounts deportation to France

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:24
A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said Sunday he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger.

Police commander, 10 others killed in Mexican state

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:14
Gunmen have killed a state commander for federal police and two other officers on another bloody day in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

Iran’s president condemns ‘siege’ of Qatar by Arab nations

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:44
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that the “siege of Qatar is not acceptable for us,” according to the office of the presidency’s website.

Toll in Colombia mine explosion rises to 13

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:26
Officials now say 13 people died in an explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia.

Tillerson urges Qatar and the Gulf states to negotiate an end to their rift

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 18:58
The U.S. secretary of state said a list of 13 demands included some that would be "very difficult" for Qatar to meet.

The Latest: Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 18:14
The Latest on the banned LGBT march in Istanbul (all times local):

Italy makes available 5.2 billion euros in resources to keep 2 banks operative after ECB ruled them ‘failing’

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:54
Italy makes available 5.2 billion euros in resources to keep 2 banks operative after ECB ruled them ‘failing’

Thousands protest against Belgian nuclear reactors

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:30
Thousands of protesters are demanding that Belgium immediately shut down two nuclear reactors because of safety concerns.

UAE president appears in video over 3 years after stroke

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:02
The president of the United Arab Emirates has made a rare public appearance on state media to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Israel freezes plan for mixed prayer at Western Wall

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:02
An Israeli official says the government has frozen a long-overdue plan to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem’s Western Wall.

Israel: Errant fire from Syria lands in Golan for 2nd day

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:42
The Israeli army says several projectiles fired from Syria have landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second consecutive day.

Cambodian local election results offer hope to opposition

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:34
Final results of Cambodia’s local elections this month confirm the dominance of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party, but a strong showing by the opposition saw its prospects boosted for next year’s general election.

Merkel challenger vows fight for “more justice” in Germany

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:50
Martin Schulz, the center-left challenger running against Chancellor Angela Merkel, has vowed to get his Social Democratic party into power at Germany’s national election in September.

Rebels kill 1 Indian soldier, wound 3 in Kashmir

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:50
Indian security forces have put an outskirt of Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, under security lockdown as they battle rebels who have taken shelter in a school building after killing one paramilitary officer and wounding another soldier.

China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:22
China’s foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbors.

Italy holds mayoral runoffs after populists are eliminated

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:22
Italian towns are holding mayoral runoffs after the first round of voting eliminated populist candidates in all the big cities up for grabs.

Cable car crashes in tourist resort in Kashmir, killing 7

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:12
Four Indian tourists and three local residents died on Sunday when a cable car came crashing down from a height of at least 30 meters (100 feet) after derailing from a pulley in the tourist resort of Gulmarg in the Indian portion of Kashmir.

Iran mocks reports that its Syria missile strike failed

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:12
Iran says the two-stage missiles it fired at Islamic State targets in Syria broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, mocking reports that some of the projectiles fell short.

Tropical Storm Dora forms off Mexico’s Pacific coast

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:12
Tropical Storm Dora has formed off the Pacific coast of Mexico, and forecasters say it’s likely to bring heavy rains without making a direct hit on land.

Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:00
Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged.

Europeans learn to live with — and adapt to — terror attacks

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:40
The jihadis’ targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that’s just the past few months.

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:40
Turkey’s president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, saying their sweeping list of ultimatums has threatened the small Gulf country’s sovereignty.

Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor’s ban

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:10
Activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights say they will march for Pride in Istanbul, despite a ban by the governor’s office.

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:10
Turkey’s president says he will not pull Turkish troops from their base in Qatar, rejecting a demand by major Arab states that it do so to end the ongoing crisis with the small Gulf country.

UK police: 6 hurt as vehicle crashes into pedestrians

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:00
British police say they have arrested a woman after a car collided with pedestrians outside a Newcastle sports center, injuring six people. Police say the incident is not believed to be terror-related.

In world’s largest refugee camp, youth are drawn to soccer

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:20
The soccer field is littered with sharp stones, but the girls who attack the ball with their bare feet play on.

Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:10
An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security post in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 police and wounding another three.

The Latest: 10 bodies found, 93 missing in China landslide

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:10
The Latest on the massive landslide in southwestern China (all times local):

The Latest: Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:52
The Latest on an oil tanker fire in Pakistan that killed more than 140 people (all times local):

Russia kills 2 suspected militants in the North Caucasus

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:52
Russian security forces say they have killed two suspected militants during a gun battle in a volatile region of Russia’s North Caucasus.

Rescue official says death toll in Pakistan tanker fire reaches 148, dozens more in critical condition

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:40
Rescue official says death toll in Pakistan tanker fire reaches 148, dozens more in critical condition.

Crews fight forest fire near Spain’s Donana nature reserve

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:30
Spanish authorities say a forest fire has forced the evacuation of camp sites and houses near a national park famous for its biodiversity.

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:22
Turkey’s president says he will not pull Turkish troops from their base in Qatar, rejecting a demand by major Arab states that it do so to end the ongoing crisis with the small Gulf country.

Assad decamps from Syrian capital for holiday prayers

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:10
Syrian President Bashar Assad has travelled to one of Syria’s core cities to attend Eid al-Fitr prayers marking the end of Ramadan, in a rare departure from his capital stronghold.

An Afghan bird refuge comes back to life after decades of neglect

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:06
But lack of cooperation from locals continues to hamper cleanup efforts at the scenic U.N.-protected site.

Vietnam exiles dissident after stripping him of citizenship

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:50
Vietnamese authorities have deported a dissent after stripping him of his Vietnamese citizenship.

Hindus kill 1 Muslim in clash on running train in India

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:00
Indian police have arrested one Hindu for suspected involvement in the killing of a Muslim man who was attacked with a knife on a running train near the Indian capital.

Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 07:50
A strong earthquake has shaken residents in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.

Militants hit Indonesia police; 1 officer, 1 attacker dead

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 07:50
Authorities say two suspected militants have attacked police in western Indonesia, leaving an officer and an assailant dead.

Albania votes in election seen as key toward EU

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 07:40
Albanians have started to cast ballots in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the two biggest parties to further efforts for the country to eventually join the European Union.

Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in Pakistan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 07:08
A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames.

Rescue official says over 100 dead on Pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fire

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:48
Rescue official says over 100 dead on Pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fire.

Reporter seeks justice for ‘white van’ torture in Sri Lanka

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 03:50
The sight of a white van still haunts Poddala Jayantha, a Sri Lankan journalist exiled in the U.S.

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 03:10
Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 110 more people remained missing.

Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 02:50
Authorities in Colombia have arrested eight people on suspicion of being involved in the explosion of a homemade bomb at a shopping mall that killed three people.

Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 02:30
The Philippine military on Saturday declared an eight-hour halt to its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants aligned with the Islamic State group in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced by the fighting, to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Ketumile Masire, Botswana president known as model leader of model African nation, dies at 91

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 00:14
He helped solidify his country’s standing as one of the most richly thriving nations on the continent.

Venezuelan president’s opponents lay siege to air base

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:56
Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela’s capital.

In jab at Trump, Schwarzenegger and Macron team up to 'make the planet great again'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:40
Both Macron and Schwarzenegger have been outspoken about climate change — and about President Trump.

The grim video of a Venezuelan protester being shot on live TV

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:30
"I don’t want to say this is how justice is carried out — this can’t be left the way it is,” protesters father said.

India’s prime minister to meet with Trump as part of ‘no-frills’ but important visit

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:24
A White House official pointed to both men’s large social media followings as evidence of their appeal.

Israel hits Syrian military targets after errant fire reaches its side of the Golan Heights 

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:04
Syrian media said at least two people were killed in the strikes, which Israel defended as part of its clear policy.

Bahrain newspaper, shut down by government, lays off staff

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 21:44
A prominent independent newspaper in Bahrain earlier shut down by the government as part of a crackdown on dissent has laid off its staff.

Pakistan, accused of terrorist infiltration, starts to fence its border with Afghanistan

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 21:22
The project is meant as a signal to Afghanistan -- and perhaps the U.S. -- that Pakistan sees itself as a victim of cross-border terrorism, not a perpetrator.

UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:56
The U.N. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children.

Egypt’s president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:34
Egypt’s president has ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

The Latest: Officials say over 120 buried in China landslide

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:34
The Latest on a landslide in southwestern China (all times local):

Russia warns Norway that hosting US Marines will hurt ties

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:34
Russia has told Norway that the extension of a U.S. military deployment in the country will hit diplomatic ties.

Iran detains Islamic State linked group

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:04
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry is saying that its forces have detained members of a group linked to the Islamic State group it says intended to carry out terrorist acts in holy cities across the country.

Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:04
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a foreign tour that will include his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

'How can they hate us so much?’ asks father of Muslim teen brutally killed in attack on train in India

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:28
Sixteen-year-old's slaying was the latest in a string of anti-Muslim attacks during the holy Islamic period of Ramadan. Tensions have been rising since the Hindu nationalists government restricted the sale of cattle for slaughter.

UK Parliament investigating cyberattack on user accounts

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:26
British officials are investigating a cyberattack on the country’s Parliament after discovering “unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.”

Britain’s Parliament says it is investigating a cyberattack on users’ accounts

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:04
Britain’s Parliament says it is investigating a cyberattack on users’ accounts.

8 coal miners killed in Colombia from underground blast

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:54
At least eight people have died and five are missing after an underground explosion at a coal mine in central Colombia.

Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:54
The Philippine military has declared an eight-hour halt to its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants aligned with the Islamic State group in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced, to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Spain rescues 224 migrants from 5 boats in Mediterranean

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:54
Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued 224 migrants from five different boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Berlin going nuts over arrival of 2 giant pandas from China

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:54
Two giant pandas from China have landed safely in Berlin where they are being welcomed by the German capital’s mayor and the Chinese ambassador.

Syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of Eid

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:54
The Syrian government has released hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad.

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