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No Independence Day for South Sudan; it says can't afford it

Charlton Doki, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:41am

The world's youngest country has cancelled its Independence Day celebrations, saying what little money it has would be better spent elsewhere as it recovers from a devastating civil war.

Iraq: Separate attacks in Baghdad kill at least 12 civilians

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:30am

Iraqi officials say separate attacks targeting commercial areas in Baghdad have killed at least 12 civilians.

Palestinian kills Israeli girl, 13, sleeping in her bedroom

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:30am

A Palestinian assailant broke into a home in a West Bank settlement early Thursday and stabbed a 13-year-old Jewish girl to death as she slept in bed, the latest in a nine-month wave of violence that had recently shown signs of tapering off.

Italy lowers toll from 2015 migrant wreck after ship raised

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:11am

Italian authorities on Thursday significantly lowered the estimated number of migrants who died in a 2015 shipwreck that spurred Europe to beef up Mediterranean rescue efforts, suggesting the final death toll could be around 500 rather than 800.

Romania calls for probe of 2 ex-prison chiefs for 204 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:01am

A Romanian government institute tasked with investigating communist-era crimes has called for two former prison chiefs to be probed on suspicion of causing the deaths of 204 political prisoners.

Albanian southern town erects bust of Hillary Clinton

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:51am

A bust of U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been erected in Albania's southernmost city of Saranda to honor what officials say is her contribution to Albania in the international arena.

France charges accomplice of Paris attacker Abdeslam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:51am

French authorities have handed preliminary terrorism charges to a Belgian accused of helping Salah Abdeslam, the only known surviving member of the Islamic State team that attacked Paris last year.

The Latest: Death toll in Turkish suicide attack rises to 43

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:40am

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

Sensitive Philippine comments on sea feud aired partly on TV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:21am

The new Philippine foreign secretary has made sensitive remarks about territorial disputes in the South China Sea that were broadcast live by the state-run TV network before it abruptly cut away from its coverage of the new president's first Cabinet meeting.

Bosnia's population shrank by nearly a quarter in 25 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:21am

Authorities say Bosnia's population shrank by nearly a quarter over the past 25 years, which were marked by the devastating 1992-95 war that took 100,000 lives and turned almost half of the population into refugees either within the country or abroad.

Boris bows out: UK shock as Johnson ditches Tory leader bid

Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:20am

The race to become Britain's next prime minister took a dramatic and surprising turn Thursday, with former London Mayor Boris Johnson — popular with the public and widely considered a front-runner — ruling himself out of the race after the defection of a key ally.

Police: 15 killed as roadside bomb hits minibus in Somalia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:10am

A police officer says a roadside bomb has struck a minibus outside Somalia's capital, killing at least 15 people.

Indian soldiers kill 2 rebels in Kashmir, battle protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:01am

Indian forces killed two suspected rebels in a clash Thursday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, and dispersed hundreds of protesters who took to the streets to show their solidarity with the rebels, an official said.

MSF: Syrians trapped without aid near Jordan face starvation

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:00am

Tens of thousands of Syrians stranded on the Jordanian border face starvation and dehydration, the aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday, calling for an immediate resumption of aid deliveries that were halted after Jordan sealed the border following a suicide attack.

2 Chinese police officers charged over man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:51am

Beijing prosecutors said they have arrested two police officers on charges of negligence nearly two months after a man's death in their custody sparked nationwide concern over police abuse.

Turkish authorities identify suicide bombers; death toll 43

Dominique Soguel and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:50am

The three suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul airport were a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz, a senior Turkish official said Thursday, hours after police carried out sweeping raids across the city looking for Islamic State suspects. Tuesday's gunfire and suicide bombing attack at Ataturk Airport killed 43 people and wounded more than 230 others.

Kuwait residential fire kills 9 Asians, injures more than 25

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:11am

A Kuwaiti fire official says nine Asian residents have been killed in a house fire in the oil-rich Gulf country.

Turkish official says Istanbul airport suicide attackers were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:00am

Turkish official says Istanbul airport suicide attackers were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson says he will not run for party leadership of Conservative Party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:00am

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson says he will not run for party leadership of Conservative Party.