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China hands Hong Kong journalists prison terms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:50pm

A southern Chinese court has handed prison terms to four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, on charges of running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of their sensitive political magazine to mainland China.

Israeli military says it killed suspect behind deadly ambush

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:50pm

The Israeli military says it has tracked down a group of suspects behind a deadly ambush of a family car in the West Bank earlier this month and killed the man who pulled the trigger in that attack.

Indian activist to end her nearly 16-year hunger strike

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:50pm

A 44-year-old activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 16 years to protest alleged brutality by India's military said Tuesday that she will end her fast and run in state elections.

N. Korea floats propaganda leaflets in river for 1st time

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:40pm

South Korea on Wednesday accused rival North Korea of floating propaganda leaflets down a river in the first such incident.

Three Thai activists charged with criminal defamation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:30pm

Three Thai human rights activists have been charged with criminal defamation over a report that detailed alleged systematic torture inside military enclosures in the country's southern provinces. All three denied the charges and were freed Wednesday without having to post bail.

China criticizes US, Japan, Australia for 'fanning' tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:41pm

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized the United States, Japan and Australia for a joint statement on the South China Sea that he said was only "fanning the flames" of regional tensions just as countries have agreed to cool them down.

Japan police send suspect in stabbing spree to prosecutors

Mari Yamaguchi and Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:21pm

The suspect in a mass stabbing attack that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled in Japan was being transferred Wednesday from a local police station to the prosecutor's office in Yokohama.

Honduras reports 8 babies born with Zika-related defects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:31pm

Honduras' health minister says eight babies with severe birth defects linked to the Zika virus have been born in the Central American country.

2 Brazil warplanes collide while training for Olympics duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:20pm

Authorities in Brazil say two Brazilian navy jets have collided near Rio de Janeiro while training for protecting the Olympic Games that open in 10 days.

3 wounded in shooting at Armenian police station

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:01pm

A spokesman for Armenia's police says two of the gunmen who have been holding a police station in the capital for more than a week have surrendered after an exchange of gunfire.

Brazil slum residents refuse to move into housing complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:40pm

Residents of a Rio de Janeiro shantytown that was demolished earlier this year to make room for the Olympic Park have refused to move into the housing project the municipal government built for them.

The Latest: Shocked French town honors slain priest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:41pm

The Latest on the attack on a French church claimed by Islamic State group (all times local):

French church attacker evaded police twice using fake identities, trying to go to Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:41pm

French church attacker evaded police twice using fake identities, trying to go to Syria.

Hungary says willing to take back some migrants from Austria

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:41am

Hungary is willing to take back some migrants from Austria under European rules and would then return them to their countries of origin, mostly Kosovo and Albania, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday.

2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:40am

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars Tuesday outside the office of the U.N.'s mine-clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police officials said.

Bulgaria insists Russian flights violate international rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:01am

Bulgaria on Tuesday insisted that Russian aircraft had violated international rules while flying over the Black Sea.

Gunmen kill 2 army soldiers in southern Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:50am

Unidentified gunmen killed two army soldiers in a hit-and-run attack in the southern port city of Karachi on Tuesday, police said.

AP interview: Turkish opposition warns govt about witch hunt

Suzan Fraser and Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:40am

Turkey's polarized factions should learn from their mistakes and overcome their antagonism, the main opposition leader said Tuesday, reflecting fragile efforts to reconcile in a shaken country where the opposition has for years accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of authoritarianism.

Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, urge gunmen to give up

Jamey Keaten and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:22am

Syrian government forces on Tuesday called on opposition fighters in Aleppo to drop their weapons and surrender to authorities as they captured new ground on the northwestern edge of the city, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the metropolis where some 300,000 people live, activists said.