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Obama and family move from Bali to Java on Indonesia holiday

Slamet Riyadi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:56am

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family wrapped up a five-day vacation on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogyakarta on Wednesday during a nostalgic trip to the country where Obama lived for several years as a child.

Millions in Nepal vote in second phase of local elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:45am

Millions of people in Nepal voted Wednesday in the second phase of elections to choose municipal and village councils despite threats from ethnic groups that oppose the polls.

Police: Final toll in London fire won't be known for months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:45am

British police increased the number of people killed or presumed dead in the London high-rise fire disaster to 80, saying Wednesday that a final death toll may not be known until the end of the year.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:45am

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria's government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack. Mattis noted there has been no such attack since the White House's surprise statement Monday night. In that statement the U.S. threatened President Bashar Assad's government with "a heavy price" if it used chemical weapons. The U.S. says it saw active preparations to use them. Mattis wouldn't say what triggered U.S. concerns of an imminent attack.

France to allow assisted reproduction for lesbian couples

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:45am

The French government says it will follow the advice of an ethics panel in favor of allowing single women and lesbian couples to have children through assisted reproduction.

Kenya 1st in Africa to use generic of current AIDS drug

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:27am

Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV, officials said Wednesday.

Kosovo war crimes court clears way for indictments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:26am

A court established to prosecute crimes committed during and immediately after Kosovo's war for independence has approved its rules of procedure and evidence, a crucial step toward prosecutors issuing indictments.

North Korea vows to execute former South Korean president

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:17am

North Korea on Wednesday vowed to execute South Korea's former president and her spy director, accusing them of planning to assassinate its supreme leadership.

The Latest: US envoy meets with Raqqa officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:17am

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The Latest: London police raise Grenfell fire toll to 80

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:17am

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Right-wing basks, leftists regroup after Italy's local vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:17am

Italy's ruling center-left Democratic Party is picking up the pieces after a weekend drubbing in local elections while former Premier Silvio Berlusconi is basking in his latest political rebound and alliance with the anti-immigrant right.

AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slum

Leo Correa and Yesica Fisch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:10am

In a small and crudely painted green room called "the bunker," 18-year-old Lucas dos Santos da Cruz and his friends go over rhymes in their heads.

Philippine leader tells troops not to fear civilian deaths

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:55am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assured troops on Wednesday that he would protect them from any legal action if they accidently kill civilians while battling militants who have besieged a southern city.

One Hong Kong, two sentiments after 20 years of Chinese rule

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:45am

Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate.

Mattis says Syria's government taking US threat seriously

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:45am

Syria's government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.

Rising violence takes huge psychological toll in Rio favelas

Yesica Fisch and Leo Correa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:31am

Almir Arruda rode his bicycle quickly across the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro when he heard there was a shootout between drug traffickers and police near his 4-year-old daughter's preschool.

Serbia's next premier: EU membership, modernization priority

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:03am

Serbia's prime minister designate said Wednesday her future government's goal is membership in the European Union along with modernization of the troubled Balkan country.

Poland's anti-government leader Kijowski charged with fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:02am

Poland's prosecutors said Wednesday they have charged the former leader of a massive anti-government movement with misappropriation of the movement's funds and false statements in its financial documents.

Targeted Shiites take their protest to Pakistani capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:00am

Battered by bombings that have killed scores of people, Pakistan's Shiite Muslims on Wednesday took their protests to the Pakistani capital. Meanwhile in the majority Shiite Kurram tribal region, thousands of residents have been staging daily sit-ins.