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Hundreds of Syrian Kurds flee IS-held areas amid abductions

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 9:31am

Hundreds of Kurds fleeing Islamic State-held villages in northern Syria amid a wave of mass abductions have come under fire, with several killed or wounded, opposition activists and a Kurdish official said Saturday.

Suspected rebels kill 8 Indian soldiers in ambush in Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 9:10am

Suspected rebels killed at least eight Indian paramilitary soldiers and wounded another 20 in a highway ambush Saturday that was one of the year's deadliest attacks in the Indian portion of Kashmir, authorities said.

Police: Gunmen take unknown number of guests hostage in attack on hotel in Somalia capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 9:10am

Police: Gunmen take unknown number of guests hostage in attack on hotel in Somalia capital.

Syrian activists say airstrikes on Islamic State-held eastern village kill at least 30

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 8:50am

Syrian activists say airstrikes on Islamic State-held eastern village kill at least 30.

Somali police say car bomb explodes outside Mogadishu hotel, gunmen fighting way inside

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 7:50am

Somali police say car bomb explodes outside Mogadishu hotel, gunmen fighting way inside.

EU's founding members say talks on UK exit needed urgently

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 7:40am

Foreign ministers of the European Union's founding members on Saturday urged quick negotiations about Britain's departure from the bloc, saying the other 27 countries in the union need to move ahead and think about the future.

Michelle Obama, daughters heading to Liberia, Morocco, Spain

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 7:00am

Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia are leaving Sunday for Africa, where they will promote girls' education in Liberia and Morocco before going to Spain.

Belgian anti-terror police detain 2 in overnight raids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 6:40am

Belgian anti-terror police have taken two people into custody in raids overnight.

Car bomb near Benghazi hospital kills 5 in eastern Libya

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 6:11am

A car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing five people and wounding 14, security and hospital officials said.

Somali man detained in Italy in migrant trafficking probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 6:10am

Italian police say they have detained a Somali man in Rome who is suspected of belonging to a migrant trafficking ring bringing non-EU citizens into Italy and other European countries.

China cuts contact with Taiwan liaison body over Tsai

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 1:11am

Beijing said Saturday it had cut off contact with the main Taiwan liaison body because of President Tsai Ing-wen's refusal to endorse the concept of a single Chinese nation, ratcheting up pressure on the new Taiwanese leader.

China to regulate search results following man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:11am

China issued new regulations on Saturday demanding search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally-ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:01am

Beijing cuts contacts between China-Taiwan liaison bodies, says island's leader fails to endorse one-China concept.

Saudi police officer killed in kingdom's Shiite east

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:01am

Authorities in Saudi Arabia say a police officer working on a traffic patrol has been shot dead in the kingdom's predominantly Shiite east amid continued unrest in neighboring Bahrain.

Congo's president promises democratic vote despite tensions

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 7:00pm

Congo's president on Friday broke his silence on upcoming elections that have fueled tensions in this central African country for well over a year, promising a democratic process but declining to detail his political future.

Cheers, jeers and fears as Britain votes to exit EU

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:52pm

On its face Britain looked the same on Friday: The White Cliffs of Dover gleamed, the clamor of construction rumbled across London and bathers in the Hampstead Heath park took a dip in a murky pond while the rare sun lasted.

Body of Orlando nightclub shooting victim returned to Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:20pm

The body of a 22-year-old Mexican killed in the June 12 nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida, has been returned to his hometown in southern Mexico for burial.

After Obama decision, first US airstrikes hit Afghan Taliban

Amir Shah and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:51pm

The U.S. military has launched its first airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama's decision earlier this month to expand America's involvement against the insurgents, U.S. officials said Friday.

Russian governor suspected of accepting bribe of $454,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:50pm

A Russian governor has been arrested on charges of taking a 400,000-euro ($454,000) bribe, the nation's top investigative agency said Friday.