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Colombia says Zika epidemic over as outbreak slows

Cesar Garcia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:51am

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.

Armed attack at Yemen border kills 5 Saudi border guards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:40am

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says five border guards have been killed in an eight-hour-long cross-border clash with militants from Yemen.

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.

Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:00am

China and the U.S. should deal with their differences candidly, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, as ties were set to be tested after a tribunal invalidated Beijing's vast claims in the South China Sea.

UN calls for 48-hour humanitarian pause in east Aleppo city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:52am

The U.N. humanitarian chief is urgently calling for a weekly 48-hour "humanitarian pause" in the eastern part of Aleppo city in Syria where all road access is blocked by fighting and between 250,000 and 275,000 people are trapped.

Israeli tourist gang-raped after accepting car ride in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:31am

Police were questioning two men Monday in the gang rape of a 25-year-old Israeli tourist who accepted a car ride while traveling in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Kosovo seeks to expel Iranian suspected of terrorism funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:21am

Kosovo prosecutors have asked a court to expel an Iranian man from the country on charges related to money laundering and terrorism funding.

Philippine leader declares ceasefire with communist rebels

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:20am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas effective immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the same to end decades of deadly fighting and foster the resumption of peace talks.

As severe drought threatens southern Africa, US gives $127M

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:51am

The United States on Monday announced $127 million in aid for southern African countries where the worst drought in decades is affecting millions of people, stunting children and tempting some farmers to eat their grains instead of saving them as seed for the next crop.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:51am

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.

Lebanese comments on Mauritania trigger spat ahead of summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:20am

Lebanon's prime minister is attending an Arab League summit in the Mauritanian capital but isn't spending the night there after his health minister questioned the impoverished African nation's ability to host top delegations.

UK leader May seeks to ease Brexit fears in Northern Ireland

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:00am

Britain wants to find a "practical solution" to ensure there will be no new border controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland when the U.K. leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday.

Poland arrests Iraqi man for possession of explosives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:41am

Law enforcement officials in central Poland said Monday that a 48-year-old Iraqi man has been arrested on charges of possessing explosives.

Bavaria's top security official says video found on Ansbach bomber's phone pledging allegiance to IS leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:30am

Bavaria's top security official says video found on Ansbach bomber's phone pledging allegiance to IS leader.