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15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:52pm

Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 110 more people remained missing.

Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:52pm

Eight people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of being involved in the explosion of a homemade bomb at a shopping mall that killed three people last weekend, Colombian authorities said.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:41pm

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says the United States needs to redouble its efforts to stem leaks of classified information. He told MSNBC that he thinks the leaks of America's secret intelligence are on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.

Venezuelan protesters, security forces clash at air base

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 5:31pm

Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital.

The Latest: Official: IDs of missing people to be released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 5:22pm

The Latest on a landslide in southwestern China (all times local):

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:24pm

Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:23pm

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.

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Sylvia Hui and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 2:21pm

Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for people to sleep in overnight."

The Latest: 34 UK high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 2:00pm

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

Israel strikes Syrian positions after fire toward it

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 12:03pm

Israeli aircraft struck various positions in Syria Saturday, destroying two tanks, in response to more than 10 projectiles that landed in its territory, the military said.

The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:57am

The Latest on the attacks in Pakistan, which killed more than 80 people (all times local):

UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:30am

The U.N. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children.

Russia warns Norway that hosting US Marines will hurt ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:24am

Russia has told Norway that the extension of a U.S. military deployment in the country will hit diplomatic ties.

Iran detains Islamic State linked group

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

Iran's Intelligence Ministry is saying that its forces have detained members of a group linked to the Islamic State group it says intended to carry out terrorist acts in holy cities across the country.

Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:50am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a foreign tour that will include his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Jordan to cancel 'marry the victim' clause shielding rapists

Alice Su, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:20am

A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of "family honor."

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:53am

The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 67 Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan to 85, with several others in critical condition, officials said.

Berlin gives celebrity welcome to 2 giant pandas from China

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:35am

Two giant pandas — Meng Meng and Jiao Qing — received a celebrity welcome Saturday in Berlin from the German capital's mayor and the Chinese ambassador after they safely weathered a long flight from China.

2 Dutch journalists freed unharmed by Colombian rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:25am

Two Dutch journalists have been freed unharmed after being held captive for almost a week by leftist rebels in Colombia.