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China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:22am

China's foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbors.

Cambodian local election results offer hope to opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:10am

Final results of Cambodia's local elections this month confirm the dominance of Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party, but a strong showing by the opposition saw its prospects boosted for next year's general election.

Spain fights forest fire in Donana UNESCO nature reserve

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:10am

A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday.

Iran mocks reports its Syria missile strikes fell short

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:10am

Iran said Sunday the two-stage missiles it fired at Islamic State targets in Syria broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, mocking reports that some of the projectiles fell short.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:42am

An AP analysis indicates that partisan gerrymandering benefited Republicans during the 2016 election. The AP scrutinized the outcomes of all U.S. House races and thousands of state House and Assembly races using a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage called the "efficiency gap." Among the findings: There were four times as many states with GOP-tilted state House or Assembly districts than Democratic ones.

Merkel challenger vows fight for "more justice" in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:30am

Martin Schulz, the center-left challenger running against Chancellor Angela Merkel, has vowed to get his Social Democratic party into power at Germany's national election in September.

Rebels kill 1 Indian soldier, wound 3 in Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:30am

Indian security forces have put an outskirt of Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, under security lockdown as they battle rebels who have taken shelter in a school building after killing one paramilitary officer and wounding another soldier.

Cable car crashes in tourist resort in Kashmir, killing 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:04am

Four Indian tourists and three local residents died on Sunday when a cable car came crashing down from a height of at least 30 meters (100 feet) after derailing from a pulley in the tourist resort of Gulmarg in the Indian portion of Kashmir.

Italy holds mayoral runoffs after populists are eliminated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:03am

Italian towns are holding mayoral runoffs after the first round of voting eliminated populist candidates in all the big cities up for grabs.

Tropical Storm Dora forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:54am

Tropical Storm Dora has formed off the Pacific coast of Mexico, and forecasters say it's likely to bring heavy rains without making a direct hit on land.

Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:00am

Activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights say they will march for Pride in Istanbul, despite a ban by the governor's office.

Militants hit Indonesia police; 1 officer, 1 attacker dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:13am

Two suspected militants attacked a provincial police headquarters in western Indonesia on Sunday, leaving an officer and an assailant dead during Islam's most important holiday, an official said.

Albanian vote in election seen as key to moving toward EU

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:13am

Albanians were voting Sunday in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to look past their bitter differences and back efforts for Albania to eventually join the European Union.

10 bodies found, scores missing in massive China landslide

Han Guan By and Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:04am

Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 other people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.

In world's largest refugee camp, youth are drawn to soccer

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:01am

The soccer field is littered with sharp stones, but the girls who attack the ball with their bare feet play on.

Russia kills 2 suspected militants in the North Caucasus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:30am

Russian security forces say they have killed two suspected militants during a gun battle in a volatile region of Russia's North Caucasus.

Rescue official says death toll in Pakistan tanker fire reaches 148, dozens more in critical condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:30am

Rescue official says death toll in Pakistan tanker fire reaches 148, dozens more in critical condition.

Vietnam exiles dissident after stripping him of citizenship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 2:41am

Vietnamese authorities have deported a dissident after stripping him of his Vietnamese citizenship, drawing criticism from international human rights groups.

Hindus kill 1 Muslim in clash on running train in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:42am

Indian police arrested one Hindu for suspected involvement in the killing of a Muslim man who was attacked with a knife on a running train near the Indian capital.