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Mudslide kills 10 people in SW China; 12 remain buried

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:00am

Ten people were killed in a mudslide and 12 others remained buried under debris Friday in a mountainous region in China's southwest, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

US congressman: Chechen extremist behind Istanbul attack

Dominique Soguel and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:00am

A Chechen extremist masterminded the triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's busiest airport that killed at least 44 people, a U.S. congressman said.

4 Libyan ministers in UN-backed gov't dismissed for no-show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:20am

The United Nations-brokered presidency council in Libya has dismissed four ministers, all of whom are from the discontented eastern region, for failing to attend meetings for a month.

PM hopeful Gove says UK leader must believe in Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:20am

Political healing after Britain's vote to leave the European Union seemed a distant prospect Friday, as Justice Secretary Michael Gove ramped up his Conservative leadership bid but a senior colleague urged him to step aside.

Israeli officials says UK Labour Party has apologized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:10am

Israeli officials say the Labour Party has apologized to the Israeli ambassador after comments made by party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Austria court overturns presidential elections, calls rerun

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:10am

Austria's highest court on Friday overturned the results of the country's presidential election and ordered a rerun, following claims of counting irregularities by the right-wing candidate who narrowly lost.

Bodies found as Kenya to arrest 3 officers over missing men

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:10am

Kenya's police chief says three police officers will be arrested over the disappearance of three men, including a human rights activist with the U.S.-based International Justice Mission.

Philippine president says he won't be a dictator

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:00am

The Philippines' new president has said he "will go to the extreme" in his battle to end crime within six months, but won't become a dictator.

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers meet to normalize ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:50am

Russia's foreign minister has met his Turkish counterpart as the two nations move quickly to normalize relations following Turkey's apology for the downing of a Russian warplane last year.

Syria warplane crashes near the capital, pilot missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:50am

Syria's official news agency says a warplane has crashed east of the capital Damascus due to "technical failure during a training mission."

Amnesty documents 'horrifying' abuse of migrants in Libya

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:40am

An international rights group has published "horrifying" accounts of exploitation and sexual abuse — including gang rape— of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe.

Now isolated, Britain joins France at WWI centenary event

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:40am

One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the royal family are standing side-by-side with France's president to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle of World War I.

Mozambique's factions talk peace amid conflict

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:30am

Mozambique's rival factions, which signed a deal to end a civil war in 1992, are still talking about making peace.

6 killed in extremist attack on 2 buses, say Kenyan official

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:30am

A Kenyan official says suspected al-Shabab gunmen killed at least six people when they shot at two buses traveling in Mandera County in northern Kenya.

Assad: Western nations quietly collaborating with Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:21am

Western nations publicly critical of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime have been quietly sending security officials to collaborate with his government, Assad said in an interview broadcast Friday.

Austrian court overturns presidential election result, calls rerun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:10am

Austrian court overturns presidential election result, calls rerun.

Xi urges Chinese Communist Party to embrace Marxist roots

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:00am

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the 88-million-strong Communist Party to embrace its Marxist roots on Friday as he delivered an emphatic call for ideological discipline and a vigorous defense of party rule.

Media rights group tells Maldives not to pressure media

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 2:51am

An international rights group has urged the Maldives to stop pressuring critical media, expressing concern over the closure of an independent news website.

Bomb blast kills woman, injures children in Bahrain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 2:50am

Police in Bahrain say a woman has been killed in an explosion south of the capital, Manama.