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Migration group approves move to join United Nations system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:21pm

Leaders of the International Organization for Migration say they've unanimously agreed to become part of the U.N. system.

10 suspects linked to Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:41pm

Authorities say they now have arrested 10 people in connection with attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, most of them charged with providing help and shelter to the jihadists.

Official: Airport attackers from Russia, Central Asia

Dominique Soguel and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:32pm

As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and Turkish police raided Istanbul neighborhoods for suspects linked to the Islamic State group.

Mexico airlifts food to southern state cut off by protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:51pm

The Mexican government has started airlifting food to the southern state of Oaxaca, which is largely cut off to commercial traffic by protesting teachers.

Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson drops leadership bid

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:42pm

In a real-life political drama mixing Shakespearean tragedy with "House of Cards," Britain's victorious anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson saw his chances of leading his country evaporate Thursday after the defection of a key ally.

UN approves seat shared by Italy and Netherlands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:41pm

The United Nations General Assembly has approved a deal that will give a Security Council seat to Italy in 2017 and the Netherlands in 2018.

Mexican woman gets birth certificate at 117, dies

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:41pm

A 117-year-old woman in Mexico City finally received her birth certificate, and died a few hours later.

The Latest: Video in Turkey shows man being shot at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:31pm

The Latest on the attack on Istanbul's main international airport (all times local):

Canada task force to study marijuana legalization

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:32pm

Canada launched a task force Thursday to study the regulation of recreational marijuana ahead of a legalization measure the government plans to send to parliament in the Spring of 2017.

Palestinian kills Israeli girl, 13, sleeping in her bedroom

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:22pm

A Palestinian youth sneaked into a fortified Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, broke into a home and stabbed to death a 13-year-old Israeli-American girl as she slept in bed before frantic security guards arrived and killed him.

US ambassador: Carry out NKorea sanctions aggressively

Dave Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:01pm

Countries need to step up enforcement of sanctions slapped on North Korea in March over ballistic missile tests aimed at furthering the Asian nation's nuclear ambitions, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday.

Liberia takes over security from UN; 1st time in 13 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:01pm

Liberia is assuming responsibility for its security for the first time since civil war ended in the West African country 13 years ago, a move welcomed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Key report: Israel, Palestinians must tackle peace barriers

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:51pm

Seeking to revive Mideast peace negotiations, international mediators will call on Israel to urgently reverse settlement expansion, the Palestinian Authority to assert control over Gaza, and demand an end to "violence, terrorism and incitement," the U.N.'s Mideast envoy said Thursday.

Albanian Parliament to vote on judicial reform package

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:11pm

Though lacking support from the opposition, the Albanian Parliament on Thursday passed a plan to bring a judicial reform package to a vote next month, a dangerous move that could bring down the government.

France charges accomplice of Paris attacker Abdeslam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:52am

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

Roadside bomb kills policeman in northwestern Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:21am

A Pakistani police official says a roadside bomb has killed a policeman and wounded seven civilians in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

At least 15 killed in suicide bomb attacks in north Cameroon

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:51am

Two suicide bombings carried out by Islamic extremists in northern Cameroon have killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens, authorities said Thursday.

Masked gunmen rob armored car at Albania's Tirana airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:11am

Three masked gunmen have robbed an armored car at Tirana International Airport despite increased security following the suicide bombing in Istanbul earlier this week.

Lebanon judge indicts 3 over Australian kids' abduction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:00am

Lebanon's state-run news agency says a judge has indicted three people in the case of a botched attempt to kidnap two Australian-Lebanese children caught up in a custody battle earlier this year.