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Committee to Protect Journalists wins UN accreditation

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:21pm

The United Nations granted accreditation to the Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday, overturning a committee's rejection and giving the group the right to promote press freedom at the Human Rights Council and other U.N. bodies.

Canadian woman charged for shooting at Pokemon Go players

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:41pm

Police have charged a Canadian woman they allege shot a pellet gun at a group of people playing Pokemon Go north of Toronto.

Japanese news agency: 19 dead, 20 injured in knife attack outside Tokyo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:31pm

Japanese news agency: 19 dead, 20 injured in knife attack outside Tokyo.

Greek premier unveils constitutional reform proposals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:11pm

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has unveiled constitutional reform proposals that would make consultations by referendum easier, strengthen the largely ceremonial presidency somewhat and limit lawmakers' consecutive terms to 8 years.

Armenia: Gunmen at police station set police vehicle on fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:40pm

Authorities say the gunmen who have held a police station in the Armenian capital for nine days have set a police vehicle on fire as a crowd of about 2,000 people gathered at the standoff site.

Turkey renames Istanbul's Bosporus Bridge '15th July Martyrs' Bridge' in honor of civilians who died resisting coup attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:21pm

Turkey renames Istanbul's Bosporus Bridge '15th July Martyrs' Bridge' in honor of civilians who died resisting coup attempt.

5 Saudi guards killed in clashes; 2 pilots die in Yemen

Abdullah Al-Shihri, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:01pm

Five Saudi border guards were killed in clashes along the Yemen border and two Saudi pilots died when their Apache helicopter crashed inside Yemen on Tuesday in one of the deadliest days for the kingdom's troops in months.

US-backed fighters renew offer for IS to leave Syrian town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:01pm

U.S.-backed fighters in northern Syria renewed an offer Monday to Islamic State militants in Manbij, saying that if they allow civilians to leave the besieged northern town IS fighters will be allowed to leave too and will not be attacked.

Israel demolishes more Palestinian homes this year than last

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 1:01pm

A leading Israeli human rights group says Israel has demolished more Palestinian homes in the West Bank this year than it did nearly every other year in the last decade.

Colombia says Zika epidemic over as outbreak slows

Cesar Garcia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:51pm

Authorities in Colombia have declared an end to the Zika epidemic in the South American nation, the second-hardest hit in the region from the mosquito-borne virus.

Israeli warplanes hit Syrian target after mortar fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:20pm

The Israeli military says its warplanes have hit a position in Syria from where mortars were fired into the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

UN calls for 48-hour humanitarian pause in Syria's Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:12pm

Weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses are urgently needed in Syria's Aleppo city where fighting has left over a quarter of a million people trapped and in desperate need of aid, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday.

Cranes ready to drop aid into Syrian camps await Jordan nod

Sam McNeil, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:40am

U.N. aid agencies have procured cranes to hoist large amounts of food and other supplies over an earthen barrier to tens of thousands of Syrians stranded on the border with Jordan, but are still waiting for Jordan's promised go-ahead, an official said Monday.

Israel hopes to sign new US military aid package soonest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:31am

A senior Israeli official will travel to Washington next week in the hopes of signing a long-anticipated agreement that could result in increased U.S. military assistance to Israel, the Israeli prime minister's office said Monday.

In sign of regional disarray, many leaders forgo Arab summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:11am

Arab officials gathered in a tent in the Mauritanian capital Monday, in the most poorly attended Arab League summit in years, a sign of the region's disarray.

Suspected London serial killer charged with assaulting 8 men

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:10am

The suspected serial killer of four London men he met on gay dating websites is facing new charges of drugging and sexually assaulting eight others.

The Latest: Syria opposition group shamed by Germany attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:41am

The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany in the past week (all times local):

First baby with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:30am

Health officials in Barcelona say a woman has given birth to a baby boy with microcephaly associated with the Zika virus — the first detected case in Spain.

UN mission in Afghanistan finds children bear brunt of war

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:11am

The number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan's conflict surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said on Monday.