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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:42am

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.

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.

Spain fights forest fire near nature reserve; 1,000 evacuate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:50am

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.

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.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

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.

Reporter seeks justice for 'white van' torture in Sri Lanka

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:05pm

The sight of a white van still haunts Poddala Jayantha, a Sri Lankan journalist exiled in the U.S.

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

Han Guan Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:21pm

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 100 more people remained missing.

Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:02pm

The Philippine military on Sunday began observing an eight-hour halt in its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced by the monthlong fighting, to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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.

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:23pm

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 - 6:21pm

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."

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):