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Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:49pm

Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:44pm

President Donald Trump is championing what he describes as America's return to global military prominence. Trump spoke Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia, at the official commissioning of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford. The president hails the $12.9 billion next-generation aircraft carrier as symbolic of a new era when "everyone will know that America is coming and America is coming strong."

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:05pm

It was a typical phone call between two boys playing and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief — the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on the phone chatting.

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:01pm

Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast.

Protests across Poland over law to control judiciary

Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:10pm

Outrage over plans by Poland's governing party to put the judicial system under its political control sparked another day of nationwide protests Saturday, with some people gathering outside the home of ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and accusing him of being a dictator.

Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite constitution

Michael Weissenstein and Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:10pm

A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela's Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon — a disappointing turnout for opponents of President Nicolas Maduro eight days before he launches the rewriting of the country's constitution.

Tehran seeks release of detained Iranian citizens in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:15pm

Iran has demanded that the United States release all detained Iranian citizens, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

The Latest: Violinist symbolic of Venezuela protest bloodied

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:51pm

The Latest on protests in Venezuela against President Nicolas Maduro's bid to rewrite the constitution (all times local):

The Latest: Anti-govt protesters march in Polish cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:01pm

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The Latest: 2 aftershocks hit damaged Greek island of Kos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:29pm

The Latest on the earthquake in Greece and Turkey (all times local):

Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:41am

An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, as another 11 police were killed and six wounded in clashes with the Taliban, Afghan officials said Saturday.

The Latest: German girl found in Mosul is in good health

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:21am

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The Latest: Insurgents kidnap over 60 in Kandahar bus raids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:31am

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Egypt opens military base says largest in region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:31am

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has inaugurated a military base in the country's northwest to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities.

Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:01am

Russia's Defense Ministry said Saturday an agreement has been reached with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone for the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus while the Syrian army command said it has ceased military operations in several areas near the capital.

The Latest: Lebanese town official slain in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:51am

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Quake rattles Italian town devastated by 2016 temblor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:34am

An earthquake has rattled Amatrice, the central Italian town that was devastated by a much more powerful temblor in 2016.

Spain rescues 57 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:06am

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 57 migrants from two boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco.

Egyptian court sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:50am

An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the assassination of the country's prosecutor general in 2015.