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Red Cross chief visits besieged city on Yemen's front lines

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:02pm

The chief of the international Red Cross made a rare visit to the front lines in Yemen Monday, taking a dirt road to reach the besieged western city of Taiz, devastated by more than two years of fighting.

UN envoy: Cyprus peace talks unlikely to resume anytime soon

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:51am

A United Nations envoy said Monday that he sees little chance that talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus would restart anytime soon after their collapse in Switzerland earlier this month.

Hurricane Hilary forms in Pacific off Mexico, far from land

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:41am

Hurricane Hilary formed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico on Monday, but forecasters said the storm did not pose any imminent threat to land.

The Latest: Pope prays for ill baby Charlie Gard and parents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:41am

The Latest on the legal battle over critically ill baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

Maldives opposition says lawmakers storm locked parliament

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

The Maldivian president ordered the military to lock down parliament Monday in a bid to prevent lawmakers from taking part in a vote to impeach the parliamentary speaker, the country's opposition party said, leading to clashes after opposition lawmakers stormed the compound.

Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates shrine crisis

Aron Heller and Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:21am

A deadly shooting at Israel's Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over a major Jerusalem shrine, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

Zaheeruddin Babar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:21am

A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounded another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility.

Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24

Kathy Gannon and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:02am

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government's ability to protect Afghanistan's capital.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:57am

A federal criminal complaint says the driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants in San Antonio told investigators he was unaware there were people inside until he parked. The complaint says James Matthew Bradley Jr. told investigators that he was transporting it from Iowa to Brownsville, Texas. He says he heard banging and shaking and when he opened the door was "surprised when he was run over by 'Spanish' people." The complaint says didn't call 911.

Fire on Danube River cruise ship: 8 suffer smoke inhalation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:57am

Austrian emergency crews say a fire has broken out on a Danube River cruise ship, forcing the evacuation of nearly 200 people. They say eight people had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The Latest: Polish president stands firm after party meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:51am

The Latest on Poland's president vetoing bills that would have given politicians influence over the Supreme Court (all times local):

France bringing top Libyan rivals together in new initiative

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:42am

French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting of the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya, his office said Monday, to try to "contribute to an end to the Libyan crisis," which is feeding Islamic militants, people traffickers preying on migrants and instability in the region.

Hunt is on for chainsaw attacker who wounded 5 in Swiss city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:42am

A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer's office Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect described as aggressive and psychologically unstable.

The Latest: Israeli media: Cameras may secure holy site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:42am

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

Amid protests, Polish leader puts brakes on judicial shakeup

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:32am

Poland's president unexpectedly announced Monday that he will veto two bills that would have sharply curtailed the independence of the judiciary, a victory for peaceful protesters who had gathered by candlelight every night for more than a week.

Brazil's 1982 World Cup goalkeeper dies after heart attack

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:21am

Former Brazil goalkeeper Waldir Peres, a member of three World Cup teams, died on Sunday at the age of 66 after a heart attack. His death was announced by his family.

Iran confiscates 30 horses, mules carrying weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:14am

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's border guards have confiscated 30 horses and mules that were carrying weapons and ammunition.

Tanzania opposition figure charged after rebuking president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:14am

A prominent opposition figure in Tanzania has been charged with using abusive language after he called the president a dictator.

Turkish president meets Qatari leader over Gulf dispute

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:11am

Turkey's president on Monday urged Qatar and Arab countries isolating it to negotiate an end to the crisis dividing them as he wrapped up a two-day Gulf tour.