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Germany: number of births hits highest level since 2000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:00am

Germany recorded its highest number of births since 2000 last year, an encouraging sign in a country with an aging population.

Afghan official says a suicide bomb attack on a bus kills 30 trainee policemen west of Kabul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:00am

Afghan official says a suicide bomb attack on a bus kills 30 trainee policemen west of Kabul.

Saudis reject rights groups' 'accusations' over Yemen policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:40am

The Saudi ambassador to the Human Rights Council said Thursday that his country rejects "accusations" from two top human rights groups, who have called for Saudi Arabia's suspension from the U.N.-backed body over its military campaign in Yemen.

Hospital: Israeli girl, 13, dies after Palestinian stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:30am

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli teenager to death in her bedroom in the West Bank early Thursday before he was shot dead, the Israeli army and a Jerusalem hospital said.

Danish police seize valuables from migrants under new law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:20am

Danish police have seized valuables from migrants for the first time since a controversial law went into force five months ago.

5 Palestinians dead in West Bank shootings

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:20am

Five Palestinians, including two police officers, were killed in two overnight shootings in the West Bank, Palestinian police said Thursday.

UN warns of war's 'catastrophic impact' on Iraqi children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:20am

The U.N. children's fund has warned that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at "serious risk" of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, and has called on warring parties in Iraq to protect their rights.

The Latest: Turkish police raids seek IS suspects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:10am

The Latest on attack on Istanbul airport (all times local):

Ex-US Marine charged in murder, rape of woman on Okinawa

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:01am

Japanese prosecutors charged a U.S. military contractor Thursday with the murder and rape of a 20-year-old woman on Okinawa, a high-profile case that has renewed anti-American base sentiment on the southern Japanese island.

London man arrested over extremist postings on social media

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:00am

British authorities say a London man has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred by detectives investigating extreme right-wing, anti-Islam and anti-Semitic postings on social media.

Report: Turkish raids target Islamic state group suspects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:21am

Police in Istanbul conducted a series raids in the city targeting Islamic State suspects, the state-run news agency reported Thursday, following the gunfire and suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport which killed 42 people.

Pakistan extends stay of Afghan refugees until year end

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:20am

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has permitted registered Afghan refugees to remain in the country until the end of the year, the government said as an earlier deadline was set to expire.

Nepal agrees to speed up aid grants to quake victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:00am

Nepal's government has agreed to provide aid grants in two instead of three installments to people who lost their homes in last year's devastating earthquake.

Duterte sworn in as president of Philippines

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:30pm

Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with some hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he will undercut one of Asia's liveliest democracies amid threats to kill criminals en masse.

Tough-talking Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as president of the Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:10pm

Tough-talking Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as president of the Philippines.

Philippines' new vice president sworn into office

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:21pm

The Philippines' new vice president Leni Robredo was sworn into office Thursday with a promise to bring prosperity to Filipinos on the fringes of society.

Vietnam sentences Australian to death for heroin trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:31pm

A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an Australian citizen to death for heroin trafficking.

Congo president: Nothing can stop November elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:10pm

Congo's president says nothing can stop long-awaited elections from taking place even as fears mount of a possible delay.

3 killed, 6 hurt in attack on Malian military near Timbuktu

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:50pm

The Malian military says a convoy came under attack not far from the town of Timbuktu in the country's volatile north.