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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.

Spain fights forest fire in Donana UNESCO nature reserve

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:13am

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

China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:10am

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

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.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:41am

An Associated Press analysis of 2016 election data indicates that partisan gerrymandering benefited Republicans in state legislative and congressional races. The AP used a new method of calculating potential partisan gerrymandering called the "efficiency gap" to analyze which party was more effective at translating its votes into victories. Experts say the formula can show that district boundaries are drawn to favor one party over another.

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:21am

Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, saying their sweeping list of ultimatums has threatened the small Gulf country's sovereignty.

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.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:41pm

Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide in southwestern China have found 15 bodies with more than 100 more people still missing. The official Xinhua news agency says about 3,000 rescuers are using detection devices and dogs to look for signs of life in a mountainous area that once held 62 homes and a hotel. A rescuer was quoted as saying they won't give up as long as there is a slim of chance of finding survivors. Only three members of a family have been found alive Saturday.

SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:12pm

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program.