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Saudi says suicide bomber killed in foiled Mecca plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:23pm

Saudi security forces said Saturday they disrupted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque at Mecca, home to the holiest site in Islam, just as the fasting month of Ramadan concludes.

County government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes feared buried in landslide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:10pm

County government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes feared buried in landslide .

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:43pm

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.

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.

Anguish as trapped workers call for help in Peru fire

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:53pm

As the flames engulfed the room where Luis Huaman was trapped inside a warehouse in Peru's capital, he made a call to his mother in a desperate plea for help.

Chile's Bachelet asks forgiveness from indigenous Mapuche

Eva Vergara, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:40pm

President Michelle Bachelet on Friday asked for forgiveness from Chile's largest indigenous group for what she said were "errors and horrors" committed by the Chilean state over the years.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says in a tweet that her thoughts are with residents being evacuated for fire safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:47pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May says in a tweet that her thoughts are with residents being evacuated for fire safety.

London council says it has temporarily evacuated five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate due to fire concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:10pm

London council says it has temporarily evacuated five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate due to fire concerns.

London Borough of Camden to evacuate 800 homes in tower blocks because of safety concerns following devastating fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

London Borough of Camden to evacuate 800 homes in tower blocks because of safety concerns following devastating fire .

British woman seriously injured in Paris tour bus accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:44pm

A British woman was seriously injured when a double-decker tour bus that took a detour due to a major display of sporting events got stuck inside a tunnel under a Paris bridge Friday, firefighters, police and the bus company said.

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:16pm

Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow's latest show of strength in the conflict wracking the Mideast country.

Jewish groups critical of Hungarian praise for Hitler ally

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:16pm

The World Jewish Congress and the leading Jewish group in Hungary objected Friday to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's praise for Miklos Horthy, the World War II-era leader who allied Hungary with Nazi Germany.

Madrid hosts_ and debates_ global gay pride

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:55pm

Madrid is gearing up to be the world capital of gay pride, a colorful mixture of commercialism and all-night partying that has brought vindication for sexual and gender diversity and created fissures among LGBT activists.

President: Colombia on verge of completing rebel disarmament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:35pm

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the nation is on the verge of completing an historic feat: All guerrillas in the country's largest rebel group will soon have turned in their weapons.

Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:58am

A top Al-Jazeera official on Friday denounced demands to shut down the network by countries involved in a dispute with its host nation Qatar as an attempt to suppress free expression.

The Latest: North Korea denies torturing American detainee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:30am

The Latest on North Korea's denial that it tortured an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma (all times local):

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:20am

"Several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association said Friday.

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:20am

Five people were electrocuted Friday at a water park in northwest Turkey, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, Turkish media reports said.