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Amid protests, Polish leader puts brakes on judicial shakeup

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:23am

Peaceful protesters who spent over a week marching by candlelight celebrated a significant victory Monday when President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly announced that he will veto two of three contentious bills they had opposed which would have sharply curtailed the independence of the judiciary.

Brazil's 1982 World Cup goalkeeper dies after heart attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:23am

Former Brazil goalkeeper Waldir Peres, a member of the 1982 World Cup team, has died at the age of 66 after a heart attack.

Nightclub shooting on Paraguay-Brazil border kills 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

Police in Paraguay say a shooting at a nightclub near Brazil has left four Brazilian citizens dead and 10 people wounded.

The Latest: Father says time to let Charlie Gard go

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

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

Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

Zaheeruddin Babar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

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 official said.

Man with chainsaw wounds 5 in Swiss city; manhunt on for him

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

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.

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:05am

In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb disposal mission gone wrong.

Manchester City signs left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:50am

Manchester City announced the signing of left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco on Monday, continuing a summer of big spending on defense.

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Parents withdraw legal action over their sick baby

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:44am

The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for experimental treatment after new medical tests showed it could no longer help.

Duterte vows to continue drug war, end communist rebel talks

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:40am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism and warned that offenders will end up in "jail or hell." In his second state of the nation speech, Duterte also insisted he would not hold peace talks with communist rebels because of continuing attacks.

The Latest: Polish ministers, lawmakers meet president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:40am

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

The Latest: Swiss identify chainsaw attack suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:31am

The Latest on an attack in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen (all times local):

Russia deploys military police at 'safe zone' in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:11am

Russia has deployed military police to monitor the cease-fire in a safe zone in the eastern suburbs of Syria's Damascus, the chief of the Russian General Staff said on Monday.

Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul kills 24 people

Kathy Gannon and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:45am

A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul's chief police spokesman said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:45am

President Donald Trump is calling the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel "sleazy" for conducting what he says is a "biased" Russia investigation. The president tweeted Monday that "Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into 'Russia,' spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!" Trump has repeatedly called the investigation a "witch hunt" spearheaded by Democrats because of the Republican victory in 2016.

The Latest: Lahore bombing death toll rises to 22

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:45am

The Latest on the developments in Pakistan (all times local):

At least 8 dead after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:40am

At least eight people are dead after female suicide bombers attacked two displaced persons camps in northeastern Nigeria's main city, a civilian self-defense group said Monday. It was the first major attack on a displaced persons camp in Maiduguri, the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist insurgency.

Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates shrine crisis

Aron Heller and Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:11am

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.

Pakistani police say the death toll has risen to 22 in suicide bombing attack in eastern city of Lahore

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:07am

Pakistani police say the death toll has risen to 22 in suicide bombing attack in eastern city of Lahore.