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Genetically modified mosquitoes released in Cayman Islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:11pm

Genetically modified mosquitoes have been released in the Cayman Islands to control the insect that spreads Zika other viruses.

China, Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:01pm

China's military said Thursday it will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing's claim to almost the entire strategic body of water.

Mexico drug lord in DEA agent's killing sent to house arrest

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:41pm

Drug lord Ernesto "Don Neto" Fonseca Carrillo, who was convicted in the 1985 killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, was transferred from prison to house arrest Thursday to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

The Latest: Britain would welcome aid corridors for Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:31pm

The Latest on developments related to the Syrian war and international effort on the crisis (all times local):

Russia, Syria blockade Aleppo, offer corridors out

Sarah El Deeb and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:31pm

After months of fighting to encircle its opponents in Aleppo, Syrian authorities backed by Russia on Thursday offered safe corridors out for residents and rebels in the northern city's besieged quarters, underlining the government's determination to seal off the metropolis and force an eventual surrender by the opposition.

N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:11pm

North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.

Turks deepen purge, warn allies to extradite coup suspects

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:01pm

Turkey was shaking up its armed forces Thursday with another anticipated wave of officer dismissals, while the government warned allies that diplomatic relations would suffer if they did not extradite suspects in the July 15 putsch.

Toronto police officer sentenced to 6 years in teen shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:21am

A Toronto police officer has been sentenced to six years in the shooting death of a teen on a streetcar in a case that sparked protests in Canada's largest city after it was caught on video and posted on YouTube.

UN: Promise of peace and justice 'squandered' in South Sudan

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:10am

The promise of peace and justice in South Sudan has been "squandered" and the country is "poised on the brink of an abyss," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.

Refugees block road in Greece seeking better health services

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:01am

Greek police say about a hundred refugees have briefly blocked a key road in the northern city of Thessaloniki, demanding better health services in their state-run camp.

Leader of Syria's Nusra Front says his group is changing name, claims no more ties with al-Qaida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:51am

Leader of Syria's Nusra Front says his group is changing name, claims no more ties with al-Qaida.

Zimbabwe police detain spokesman of former loyalist group

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:41am

Zimbabwe police have detained the spokesman of the veterans association that turned against President Robert Mugabe last week, raising concerns of a crackdown on what had been the president's most loyal supporters.

Italy expels 2 Moroccans for threatening Catholic churches

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:41am

Italy has expelled two Moroccans who caused disturbances in Catholic churches as part of a wider effort to reduce terrorism threats, the country's top security official said Thursday.

The Latest: TV reporter: Ansbach bomber was 'not aggressive'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:31am

The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany (all times local):

French ID 2nd church attacker; police had warning about him

Lori Hinnant and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:50am

French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he's a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria — but who returned to France instead.

Suspected mass grave yields no traces of Kosovo's missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:30am

Kosovo's special prosecutor's office says excavations in the center of the capital, Pristina, have found no traces of any people still missing from the separatist war in 1998-99.

UK court rules in favor of embattled Labour leader Corbyn

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:10am

Britain's High Court on Thursday struck down an attempt to remove the head of the country's divided Labour opposition party from a contest for the party's leadership.

Spain deadlock remains after king oversees coalition talks

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:10am

Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's chances of forming a new government following seven months of deadlock were looking slim after other party leaders confirmed Thursday they would reject him in any parliamentary vote to elect a premier.

Investigation: Japan knifing suspect attacked methodically

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:01am

The former employee accused of killing 19 disabled people and injuring others at a care home in Japan moved briskly and methodically inside buildings and rooms he knew, finishing the deadliest mass attack in postwar Japan in less than one hour, officials said Thursday.