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Crews fight forest fire near Spain's Donana nature reserve

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:10am

Spanish authorities say a forest fire has forced the evacuation of camp sites and houses near a national park famous for its biodiversity.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 2:41am

An Associated Press analysis of 2016 election data indicates that partisan gerrymandering benefited Republicans in state legislative and congressional races. The AP used a new method of calculating potential partisan gerrymandering called the "efficiency gap" to analyze which party was more effective at translating its votes into victories. Experts say the formula can show that district boundaries are drawn to favor one party over another.

Vietnam exiles dissident after stripping him of citizenship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 2:41am

Vietnamese authorities have deported a dissident after stripping him of his Vietnamese citizenship, drawing criticism from international human rights groups.

Hindus kill 1 Muslim in clash on running train in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:42am

Indian police arrested one Hindu for suspected involvement in the killing of a Muslim man who was attacked with a knife on a running train near the Indian capital.

Albanian vote in election seen as key to moving toward EU

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 12:32am

Albanians were voting Sunday in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to look past their bitter differences and back efforts for Albania to eventually join the European Union.

Militants hit Indonesia police; 1 officer, 1 attacker dead

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

Two suspected militants on Sunday attacked a provincial police headquarters in western Indonesia, leaving an officer and an assailant dead during Islam's most important holiday, an official said.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:41pm

Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide in southwestern China have found 15 bodies with more than 100 more people still missing. The official Xinhua news agency says about 3,000 rescuers are using detection devices and dogs to look for signs of life in a mountainous area that once held 62 homes and a hotel. A rescuer was quoted as saying they won't give up as long as there is a slim of chance of finding survivors. Only three members of a family have been found alive Saturday.

SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:12pm

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program.

Reporter seeks justice for 'white van' torture in Sri Lanka

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:05pm

The sight of a white van still haunts Poddala Jayantha, a Sri Lankan journalist exiled in the U.S.

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

Han Guan Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:21pm

Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 100 more people remained missing.

Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:02pm

The Philippine military on Sunday began observing an eight-hour halt in its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced by the monthlong fighting, to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:52pm

Eight people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of being involved in the explosion of a homemade bomb at a shopping mall that killed three people last weekend, Colombian authorities said.

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:23pm

More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Sylvia Hui and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:21pm

Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for people to sleep in overnight."

Venezuelan protesters, security forces clash at air base

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 5:31pm

Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital.

The Latest: Official: IDs of missing people to be released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 5:22pm

The Latest on a landslide in southwestern China (all times local):

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:24pm

Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

The Latest: 34 UK high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 2:00pm

The Latest on response to deadly tower-block fire in London (all times local):

Israel strikes Syrian positions after fire toward it

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 12:03pm

Israeli aircraft struck various positions in Syria Saturday, destroying two tanks, in response to more than 10 projectiles that landed in its territory, the military said.