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Polish lawmakers to vote on law to control top court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:20am

A Polish parliamentary commission has summarily rejected 1,300 opposition amendments to a bill reorganizing the nation's top court and has sent it back to lawmakers for a vote.

Saudi prince arrested after videos appear to show abuse

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:01am

A Saudi prince has been arrested after a video emerged online purporting to show him abusing someone and pointing a rifle at another.

Kenya court says Dubai firm can print presidential ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:01am

Kenya's Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision that stopped the printing of ballots by a Dubai-based company for next month's presidential election.

The Latest: Israel military says Palestinian attacker killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:01am

The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local):

Venezuela's Maduro, foes head into crucial showdown

Michael Weissenstein and Jorge Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:51am

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown Thursday as the country's opposition calls the first national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez.

India ready for talks with China on border standoff

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:51am

India said Thursday it is ready to hold talks with China if both sides pull back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:43am

Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor. The news follows McCain's surgery last Friday to remove a blood clot above his left eye. In a statement late Wednesday, doctors revealed that he has glioblastoma (GLEE'-oh-blas-TOH-muh). The 80-year-old senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

UK archives show Churchill blocked release of Nazi memos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:41am

Britain's National Archives have released records showing then Prime Minister Winston Churchill's attempts to cover up a Nazi plot to collaborate with members of the British royal family.

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:41am

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.

Court convicts 46 in Rome corruption trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:41am

A Rome court has found 46 defendants guilty in a wide ranging corruption trial that revealed a system of kickbacks and intimidation to gain control of city contracts.

Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacks

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:41am

The Philippine president flew for the first time Thursday to a besieged southern city to cheer troops who have been trying to quell a nearly two-month uprising by Islamic State group-linked militants, who he warned were plotting to attack other cities.

Cameroon torturing suspects in Boko Haram fight: New report

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:31am

More than 100 people have been tortured by Cameroon security forces and held incommunicado in the past four years on suspicion of involvement with the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, according to a report released Thursday by Amnesty International.

Kuwait shuts Iran cultural mission, expels some diplomats

Hussain Al-Qatari, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:31am

Kuwait said Thursday it is shutting the Iranian cultural mission to the country and calling for a reduction in the number of Iranian diplomats stationed there, deepening a rift between the Gulf Arab states and Tehran.

Some 250 residents join US-trained security force for Raqqa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:26am

Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S. training course. They are part of an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured from Islamic State militants.

Burundi's president goes abroad for 1st time since coup plot

Eloge Willy Kaneza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:20am

Burundi's president is traveling out of the country for the first time since the failed coup attempt of May 2015, a government official said Thursday.

Portugal admits to outdated security in army weapon theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:10am

Portugal's defense minister says the army national armory where hand grenades, ammunition and other weapons were stolen last month was vulnerable due to its "obsolete" electronic surveillance system.

American student detained in China after dispute with cabbie

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:00am

Police in central China have arrested an American college student on charges of intentional injury following an altercation with a taxi driver.

Germany cautions citizens on Turkey after activist jailed

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:00am

Germany on Thursday told all citizens traveling to Turkey to exercise caution following the jailing of a human rights activist who had no previous links to the country, which Germany's foreign minister said shows that "every German citizen in Turkey" could suffer the same fate.

Qatar foreign minister in China after visit by UAE official

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:40am

The Qatari foreign minister began a visit to Beijing on Thursday, a day after his Chinese counterpart told a top official from Qatar's rival the United Arab Emirates that China hoped the rift between the Gulf countries could be repaired.