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Vietnam's rubber-stamp assembly re-elects Quang as president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:30am

Tran Dai Quang has been sworn in as Vietnam's president for the second time in four months after being re-elected by the country's rubber-stamp National Assembly.

Duterte allies win leadership of Congress ahead of speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:20am

New President Rodrigo Duterte's two main political allies have been elected to head the two chambers of the Philippine Congress in overwhelming victories he would need to push proposed legislation, including restoring the death penalty and shifting the country to a federal state.

Iraq: Suicide car bomber hits checkpoint, kills 11 people

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:20am

Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has rammed his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people.

US Embassy in Myanmar apologizes after tear gas accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:00am

The U.S. Embassy in Myanmar has issued a public apology after a tear gas grenade accidently exploded Sunday night during a security exercise, sending fumes out onto the street and sparking rumors of a bomb.

Premier: France needs new security culture after Nice attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:00am

Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France needs to rethink its security culture, amid an escalating scandal over the government's handling of police deployment in Nice on the night of the deadly Bastille Day attack.

UN mission in Afghanistan finds children bear brunt of war

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 1:52am

The number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan's conflict surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said on Monday.

The end of the rat race? New Zealand aims to become rat free

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 1:30am

With their ability to travel, multiply and spread disease, rats have long been one of mankind's greatest pests.

Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blast

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:20am

For nearly a decade, anyone driving through one of Baghdad's many checkpoints was subjected to a search by a soldier pointing a security wand at their vehicle and watching the device intently to see if its antenna moved. If it pointed at the car, it had supposedly detected a possible bomb.

Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:10am

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice held talks in Beijing on Monday with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China's expansive claims in the South China Sea.

Bavarian official: Ansbach attack suggests Islamist motive

Hakan Kaplan and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 11:40pm

Bavaria's top security official said Monday that he believes a failed asylum seeker who blew himself up and injured 12 people in the southern German town of Ansbach was driven by religious extremism.

Southeast Asian nations deliver watered-down rebuke to China for territorial expansion in South China Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 11:40pm

Southeast Asian nations deliver watered-down rebuke to China for territorial expansion in South China Sea.

Police: Bavarian official says attacker was denied asylum

Hakan Kaplan and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:40pm

A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria's top security official said early Monday.

Bavaria's top security official says Ansbach attacker blew himself up after being turned away from music festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 7:50pm

Bavaria's top security official says Ansbach attacker blew himself up after being turned away from music festival .

Bavaria's top security official says Ansbach attacker a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 7:50pm

Bavaria's top security official says Ansbach attacker a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum.

Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year

George Jahn and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 7:00pm

The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing "killer" video games in his bedroom, a victim of bullying who suffered from panic attacks set off by contacts with other people, investigators said Sunday, adding that he had planned the attack for a year.

Police: Man, likely attacker, dies in explosion in southern Germany; 10 others injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:50pm

Police: Man, likely attacker, dies in explosion in southern Germany; 10 others injured.

Mexican mayor shot to death, second in 2 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:52pm

The mayor of a town in one of Mexico's most violent drug corridors was shot to death, the second mayor killed in Mexico in two days.

Protesting migrants ask EU leaders why borders are closed

Ivana Bzganovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 3:31pm

A group of migrants and asylum-seekers who set off two days ago on a protest march toward Hungary reached the European Union-member state's border on Sunday, saying they want to ask European leaders why it is closed for the thousands fleeing war and poverty.

The Latest: Police question a friend of the Munich shooter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 3:01pm

The latest on the mass shooting in Munich (all times local):