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The Latest: High-rise evacuations face some resistance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 5:23am

The Latest on response to deadly tower-block fire in London (all times local):

East Timor returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison

Raimundos Oki, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 5:20am

Authorities in East Timor on Saturday returned two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison in neighboring Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

Second French journalist dies of Mosul mine blast injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 5:20am

A French journalist has died of injuries suffered from a mine blast earlier this week in Iraq while covering a military operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul.

German court removes 3 judges in Auschwitz trial over bias

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 5:10am

A German court has removed three judges found to be biased in the often-delayed trial of a former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp.

Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:51am

A Swiss journalist died Saturday from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group.

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:47am

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:42am

A total of five Republican senators are now opposing the Senate GOP health care bill. It would take only three defections to the Democratic side to sink the measure. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada is the latest Republican to say he won't support the GOP bill without changes. Several other Republican senators have declined to commit to the latest GOP plan for overhauling President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

London council evacuates tower blocks as fire fallout widens

Sylvia Hui and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:32am

The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes.

The Latest: Lebanon's Hezbollah condemns Mecca bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:12am

The Latest on a foiled plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (all times local):

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:02am

More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.

Turkish authorities ban Sunday's LGBTI Pride in Istanbul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:00am

Turkish authorities have announced they will not allow a march for gay, lesbian and trans rights to take place Sunday.

Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:40am

Namibians have gathered for a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed during South Africa's era of white minority rule.

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:23am

The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 55 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan on Friday to 73, with several others in critical condition, officials said.

Local council in London's Camden borough says it evacuated 650 homes overnight after inspectors found fire-safety issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:20am

Local council in London's Camden borough says it evacuated 650 homes overnight after inspectors found fire-safety issues.

The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:10am

The Latest on Friday's attacks in Pakistan, which killed more than 70 people (all times local):

Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 2:40am

Two Dutch journalists who were kidnapped earlier this week by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released unharmed, Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders said early Saturday.

Dutch foreign ministry says that two journalists who were kidnapped by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 1:30am

Dutch foreign ministry says that two journalists who were kidnapped by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released.

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 1:20am

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:02pm

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.