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21 journalists appear in court in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:50am

Twenty-one journalists are appearing in court in Istanbul after being detained as part of a sweeping crackdown following Turkey's July 15 failed military coup.

Spain: Rajoy to try to form gov't but calendar still unclear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:00am

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has accepted the king's petition to try to from a government following last month's inconclusive elections but has not made it clear if he will definitely present himself before parliament for the necessary approval.

2 dozen Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers stage protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:50am

About two dozen Chinese relatives of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Friday staged a small protest outside China's Foreign Ministry calling on governments to continue searching for the plane.

Senior S. Korean prosecutor indicted on corruption charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:21am

South Korean prosecutors on Friday indicted a fellow senior prosecutor for allegedly pocketing millions of dollars from shady stock transaction deals with an online game maker.

Pope Francis has arrived at Auschwitz, becoming 3rd pontiff to visit site of suffering

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:20am

Pope Francis has arrived at Auschwitz, becoming 3rd pontiff to visit site of suffering.

Australia refuses to nominate former leader for top UN job

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:50am

Australia's government rejected a request by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday that it back his late bid for the top United Nations job, effectively crushing the former diplomat's hopes of nabbing the post after he spent months lobbying for government support.

Taiwan driver in deadly bus crash was drunk, police say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:50pm

The driver of a Taiwanese tour bus that crashed and burst into flames killing all 26 on board, including 23 Chinese tourists, was driving drunk, investigators said Friday.

El Salvador strikes blow against powerful street gang

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:50pm

Authorities announced a series of raids on one of El Salvador's most powerful street gangs Thursday, saying they delivered a strong blow to its leadership and financing.

Donations keep iconic Queen Elizabeth I portrait in Britain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:11pm

A rare 16th century portrait of Queen Elizabeth I will become public property after a donations appeal raised 10 million pounds ($13 million) to keep it in Britain.

Military: Boko Haram ambushes humanitarian convoy, wounds 5

Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:11pm

Boko Haram Islamic extremists ambushed a humanitarian convoy escorted by troops in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, wounding three civilians including a U.N. worker, and two soldiers, the army and UNICEF said.

Venezuelan opposition seats lawmakers in challenge to Maduro

Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:21pm

Venezuela's congress swore in three opposition lawmakers Thursday in violation of a Supreme Court ruling that could further inflame the country's political divisions.

Military: Boko Haram ambushes humanitarian convoy in northeast Nigeria, wounds 5 including UN worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:40pm

Military: Boko Haram ambushes humanitarian convoy in northeast Nigeria, wounds 5 including UN worker.

Zimbabwe pastor calls for massive but peaceful uprising

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:21pm

The Zimbabwe pastor who launched a social media campaign criticizing the government and then left the country for his safety is calling for a massive but peaceful uprising.

Genetically modified mosquitoes released in Cayman Islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:01pm

The first wave of genetically modified mosquitoes were released Wednesday in the Cayman Islands as part of a new effort to control the insect that spreads Zika and other viruses, officials in the British Island territory said.

High-ranking police official shot to death in Nicaragua

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:41pm

Nicaraguan officials say a high-ranking national police officer has been shot to death outside his home.

Syria Nusra Front leader claims to cut ties with al-Qaida

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:21pm

The leader of Syria's Nusra Front said in recording aired Thursday that his group is changing its name, claiming it will have no more ties with al-Qaida in an attempt to undermine a potential U.S. and Russian air campaign against its fighters.

French ID 2nd church attacker; police had warning about him

Lori Hinnant and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:51pm

French officials on Thursday identified the second man responsible for attacking a Catholic church in Normandy as a 19-year-old who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria — but returned to France instead.

Turkey's top military commander keeps post

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:31pm

Turkey's top military commander, who was held hostage during an attempted coup, kept his post Thursday, while the general who served as acting chief of staff was promoted following a purge in the military following the failed putsch.

French body rules to keep Paris attacks suspect cell cameras

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:31pm

France's top administrative body denied a request by the sole surviving suspect from the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris to remove two live video cameras from his cell.