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Fighting between rival Tuareg groups kills 6 in NE Mali

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:41pm

Fighting broke out Saturday in northeastern Mali between a coalition of Tuareg rebels and a Tuareg group allied with the government of this West African country, killing at least six people.

Putin tests West's sanctions resolve on visit to Slovenia

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:11pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a conciliatory tone Saturday on a visit to Slovenia, shaking hands and honoring dead soldiers as he tested Western resolve in maintaining crippling sanctions against the Kremlin for its role in Ukraine.

Man in Belgium charged with "terrorist murders" attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:10pm

A man in Belgium has been charged with attempting to commit "terrorist murders" and participating in a terror group and his brother has been released without charge, the Federal Prosecutor's Office announced Saturday.

Syrian civilians begin leaving rebel-held parts of Aleppo

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:10am

Dozens of families and some opposition fighters started leaving besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday after the government opened safe corridors for civilians and fighters who want to leave, state media reported.

Tunisian lawmakers hold no-confidence vote, PM under threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:00am

Tunisia's parliament is holding a no-confidence vote that is expected to decide the fate of technocratic Prime Minister Habib Essid, a U.S-trained agricultural economist whose authority has suffered amid the country's economic and social turmoil.

Dozens suspended from Turkey's highest court in coup probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:30am

Dozens of employees at Turkey's highest court have been suspended from their jobs as part of the government crackdown in the wake of a failed military coup, authorities said Saturday.

Bavaria governor criticizes Merkel's 'we will manage' mantra

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:20am

Bavaria's governor distanced himself anew Saturday from Chancellor Angela Merkel's mantra that "we will manage" the refugee crisis following several attacks in Germany, including two committed by asylum-seekers and claimed by Islamic State extremists.

Guyana to ban travel for grads with outstanding student debt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:51am

Guyana's finance minister says the country will bar graduates of its public university from traveling outside the country until they settle their student debt, in a bid to collect on some $25 million in defaulted loans.

Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:40am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a 5-day-old cease-fire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline, in an early setback to his efforts to end one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions.

Yemen government withdraws from Kuwait talks with rebels

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:21am

Yemen's government delegation on Saturday quit talks in Kuwait with Shiite Houthi rebels, having agreed to resume them earlier this month.

Burundi demonstrators protest plan to deploy UN police

Eloge Willy Kaneza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:21am

More than 1,000 people in Burundi participated in a government-backed demonstration in the capital, Bujumbura, Saturday to protest France's proposal passed by U.N. Security Council to deploy U.N. police to the country.

118 dormitories burned in Kenya in wave of arson attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:01am

More than 100 high school dormitories in Kenya have been burned in a wave of arson attacks over the past three months.

Pakistani police question cleric, cousin of murdered model

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:00am

Pakistani police say they have questioned a cleric and a cousin of the model and social media star Qandeel Baloch who was killed for "family honor" after she posted pictures on Facebook deemed "shameful" by her brother.

US Army secretary says US-South Korea war games to proceed

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:51am

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning said Saturday that annual military drills between the United States and South Korea would go ahead next month, despite North Korea's warning of a "vicious" showdown if the war games proceed.

Fighting between Turkish forces, Kurdish rebels kills 43

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:51am

Authorities say fighting between Turkish forces and Kurdish rebels in the restive southeast of the country has killed eight Turkish soldiers and 35 Kurdish fighters.

Thousands, including PM, attends Stockholm's gay pride march

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:10am

Tens of thousands of people, including Sweden's prime minister, have participated in Stockholm's annual gay pride parade, walking along streets sprinkled with balloons and rainbow flags.

Teen released, 2 still in custody for French church attack

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:51am

A teenager detained following the gruesome killing of an 85-year-old priest by a pair of jihadi attackers in northwest France was released Saturday, a French official said.

Afghan official: Taliban capture district in Helmand

Mirwais Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:21am

An important district in Afghanistan's southern poppy-growing province of Helmand has fallen under Taliban control after heavy fighting that killed around 17 police and wounded up to 10 others, an official said on Saturday.

Spain: police bust sex-slave ring exploiting transsexuals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:00am

Spanish police say they have arrested three members of a criminal group engaged in human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of foreign transsexuals and transvestites.