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Spanish firefighters bring major forest blaze under control

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:50am

Authorities in northeastern Spain say they have brought under control a major blaze that was Catalonia's biggest wildfire in three years.

Obama to wrap Africa trip with speech to African Union

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:30am

President Barack Obama highlighted his administration's efforts to combat hunger worldwide on Tuesday as he prepared to end a historic return to the land of his father's birth with a speech to the African Union.

US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

Zeina Karam and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:32pm

Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the area.

Detained Post reporter's lawyer in Iran asks for his release

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:20am

The lawyer of detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian said Tuesday her client should be freed in the wake of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Iranian media reported.

South Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:10am

South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.

Nigerian leader visits Cameroon as Boko Haram attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:10am

A Nigerian official says newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari will make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a regional army to fight the Boko Haram Islamic uprising spilling across borders.

British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine-and-sex sting

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:10am

A member of the House of Lords quit the upper chamber of Britain's Parliament Tuesday, apologizing for causing "pain and embarrassment" after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine during sessions with sex workers.

Moldova's president designates lawmaker to form new gov't

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:50am

Moldova's president has designated a lawmaker to form the next government, after the previous nominee failed to secure agreement from all parties in the pro-European alliance.

The Latest: Turkish leader appeals for NATO help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:31am

The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):

Libyan court sentences Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, to death over killings in 2011 uprising

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:00am

Libyan court sentences Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, to death over killings in 2011 uprising.

Spain summons Venezuelan ambassador over president's remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:30am

The Spanish foreign ministry has summoned the Venezuelan ambassador to once again protest comments by Venezuela's president against Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Bahrain: 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:30am

Bahraini authorities say two policemen have been killed and six injured in a bomb attack south of the capital.

Israeli military takes over contested West Bank complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:30am

The Israeli military says troops have moved into a contested West Bank settlement housing complex ahead of its scheduled demolition.

North Korea official says not interested in Iran-style deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:31pm

The North Korean ambassador to China said Tuesday that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a "nuclear weapons state."

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Papua province

Alfian Kartono, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:12pm

A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua early Tuesday panicking people with at least one teenager missing after possibly drowning in a river. Several buildings and houses were either destroyed or damaged.

Mexico struggles to clean seaweed surge from Cancun beaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:42pm

Mexico's Caribbean resort of Cancun is struggling to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks.

Australian charged after police say he planned to fight IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:31pm

An Australian man appeared in court Tuesday on terror charges after police say he tried to join Kurdish-aligned forces battling the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Peru decrees warrantless geolocation tracking of cellphones

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:41pm

Peru's government on Monday ordered telecommunications companies to grant police warrantless access to cellphone users' locations and other call data in real time and store that data for three years, a decree that civil libertarians called an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.

Mexico finds cocaine diluted in fruit shipment from Colombia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:11pm

Customs and law enforcement personnel in Mexico say they found an undetermined amount of cocaine dissolved in fruit pulp imported from Colombia.