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South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:47am

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:42am

A total of five Republican senators are now opposing the Senate GOP health care bill. It would take only three defections to the Democratic side to sink the measure. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada is the latest Republican to say he won't support the GOP bill without changes. Several other Republican senators have declined to commit to the latest GOP plan for overhauling President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

The Latest: High-rise evacuations face some resistance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:40am

The Latest on response to deadly (all times local):

London council evacuates tower blocks as fire fallout widens

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:32am

The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday, as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes, leaving residents angry and confused.

The Latest: Lebanon's Hezbollah condemns Mecca bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:12am

The Latest on a foiled plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (all times local):

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:02am

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.

Turkish authorities ban Sunday's LGBTI Pride in Istanbul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:00am

Turkish authorities have announced they will not allow a march for gay, lesbian and trans rights to take place Sunday.

Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:40am

Namibians have gathered for a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed during South Africa's era of white minority rule.

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:23am

The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 55 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan on Friday to 73, with several others in critical condition, officials said.

Local council in London's Camden borough says it evacuated 650 homes overnight after inspectors found fire-safety issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:20am

Local council in London's Camden borough says it evacuated 650 homes overnight after inspectors found fire-safety issues.

The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:10am

The Latest on Friday's attacks in Pakistan, which killed more than 70 people (all times local):

Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 2:40am

Two Dutch journalists who were kidnapped earlier this week by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released unharmed, Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders said early Saturday.

Dutch foreign ministry says that two journalists who were kidnapped by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 1:30am

Dutch foreign ministry says that two journalists who were kidnapped by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released.

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 1:20am

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:02pm

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:41pm

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate. Heller faces a difficult re-election fight next year. He says he would vote against the bill in its current form but is not ruling out supporting a revamped, final version of it.

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

Riaz Khan and Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:53pm

At least 40 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said.

Albania heads to polls, vows end to confrontational politics

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:17pm

Albania holds parliamentary elections Sunday after the country's two largest political parties set aside decades of bitter rivalry and reached a landmark agreement aimed at furthering efforts to eventually join the European Union.

UN rights body votes to send experts to deadly Congo region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:17pm

The United Nations' main human rights body has voted to send international experts to look into abuses and killings in central Congo, where thousands of deaths and mutilations have been reported in recent months.