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No food, little water for Syrians stranded on Jordan border

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 1:10pm

No food and little water have reached 64,000 Syrian refugees stuck in the desert since Jordan sealed its border last week in response to a suicide attack, aid officials said Sunday.

Security forces rescue 3 kidnapped foreigners in Nigeria

Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:51pm

Security forces on Sunday rescued three foreigners and a Nigerian who were among seven construction workers kidnapped in an ambush on a police convoy in southeastern Nigeria that killed a driver, police said.

Spain exit poll: Popular Party gets most votes in election

Barry Hatton and Teresa Medrano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:41pm

Spain's conservative Popular Party collected most votes in the country's general election Sunday but didn't get enough seats in Parliament to form a government on its own, an exit poll for Spain's public broadcaster indicated.

UN chief urges Yemen's warring sides to reach peace deal

Hussain Al-Qatari and Ahmed Al-Qaj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:30pm

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged Yemen's warring factions to keep working toward a comprehensive agreement, warning that "time is not on the side of the Yemeni people," in remarks Sunday to delegates taking part in peace talks that began in Kuwait two months ago.

Forest fire threatens Turkish resort; tourists evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:30pm

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities are evacuating residents and tourists from a resort in the Mediterranean coastal province of Antalya that is being threatened by a forest fire.

Israeli official: Reconciliation deal reached with Turkey

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:21pm

Israel has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers, an official said Sunday.

The Latest: Exit poll: Spain's Popular Party gets most votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:21pm

The Latest on Spain's national election (all times local):

Exit poll indicates conservative Popular Party wins most votes in Spanish election but needs support to form govt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:11pm

Exit poll indicates conservative Popular Party wins most votes in Spanish election but needs support to form govt.

Fallujah fully liberated from IS group, Iraqi commander says

Sinan Salaheddin and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 12:11pm

Five weeks after a military operation began, a senior Iraqi commander declared Sunday that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from the Islamic State group, giving a major boost to the country's security and political leadership in its fight against the extremists.

The Latest: Italy: 3,324 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:51am

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Somali minister among 15 killed in extremist attack on hotel

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:41am

A Somali Cabinet minister is among the 15 killed in an Islamic extremist attack on a hotel in the capital, police say.

Italian police capture fugitive mob boss sought for 20 years

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 9:50am

Italy's second most sought-after fugitive, a convicted, ruthless 'ndrangheta crime syndicate boss, was captured Sunday as he slept in his bed in a hideout in the rugged Calabrian mountains, police and prosecutors said.

Strong earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan, no injuries reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 9:00am

A strong earthquake has hit southern Kyrgyzstan, but emergency officials say there are no immediate reports of any damage or injuries in the remote corner of the Central Asian nation.

Egypt defends transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudis

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:51am

Egypt's government on Sunday defended its decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia at an appeals court hearing after the move was struck down by a lower court last week.

Academic declares victory in Icelandic presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:31am

Historian and associate university professor Gudni Johannesson has declared victory in Iceland's presidential election, with early results showing him capturing 39 percent of the vote to beat eight other candidates.

IS video shows killing of 5 captured Syrian media activists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:21am

A graphic video emerged Sunday showing the killing of five Syrian media activists captured by the Islamic State group last year.

German police free missing Swiss boy from man's house

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:21am

A 12-year-old Swiss boy was liberated from the home of a 35-year-old man by police in the western German city of Duesseldorf early Sunday.

14 killed in clash over land in central Mali, police say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 6:10am

A police official says 14 people have been killed in a clash over land in central Mali.

India irked by China stalling its nuclear group membership

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:20am

India expressed disappointment Sunday with China for raising procedural hurdles to the South Asian country joining the 48-nation group controlling access to sensitive nuclear technology.