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Indian troops kills 3 rebels, protester in disputed Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:48am

Government forces killed three suspected Kashmiri rebels in fighting in the disputed region Thursday and fatally shot a rock-throwing protester during an ensuing rally demanding an end to Indian rule, officials said.

Prosecutor: Paris attacker asked family to see him as martyr

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:48am

The man killed when he drove his car packed with arms and explosives into a police convoy had pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group and asked his family to remember him not as a suicide bomber but as a martyr, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Thursday.

Egypt urges closer cooperation among Nile basin nations

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:48am

Egypt's president on Thursday laid out concerns over his country's share of the Nile waters, urging leaders of the river's basin countries to work together toward a more efficient use of their resources.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:48am

A Senate GOP health bill represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of the Obama health care law, but support by enough GOP senators is not yet guaranteed. Congressional aides and lobbyists say the bill would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell plans to release the measure Thursday.

Leftist rebels in Colombia: Dutch journalists will be freed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:48am

Leftist rebels say they will free two Dutch journalists kidnapped while reporting in a restive region of northeastern Colombia.

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Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:32am

Japanese authorities said Thursday they have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing seven American sailors.

Thai gov't passes bill giving army say over future policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

Thailand's military-installed parliament on Thursday passed a bill that allows the ruling junta to continue to impose its policies after it holds elections and officially relinquishes power.

London fire: Cladding in other buildings 'combustible'

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

Tests so far have found that at least three high-rise apartment buildings in the U.K. have flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Britain's government said Thursday.

German lawmakers vote to deny far-right party state funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

Germany's parliament has voted to cut off parties with anti-constitutional aims from public funding, a move aimed at a far-right party that authorities tried unsuccessfully to ban.

Afghanistan sets July 7, 2018 for parliamentary elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

Despite relentless insurgent attacks, Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission is announcing that parliamentary polls will be held in the war-torn country on July 7, 2018, almost three years late.

High winds, rain disrupts travel in Germany; 1 man killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

High winds and driving rain hit northern Germany on Thursday, killing one person with a falling tree branch, shutting down major train lines and grounding some planes.

Trump to speak to Poles at site that honors nation's heroism

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen to deliver a speech during his upcoming visit to Poland at the site of a memorial to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Germans, a Polish official says.

French prosecutor: Champs-Elysees suspect asked family to views his actions as act of martyrdom, not suicide attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

French prosecutor: Champs-Elysees suspect asked family to views his actions as act of martyrdom, not suicide attack.

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake recorded off Guatemalan coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:05am

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast on Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. Local officials said there were initial reports of only minor damage.

France presents new security bill amid extremist threats

Sylvie Corbet., Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:05am

French President Emmanuel Macron's new government presented a security bill Thursday to beef up police powers amid extremist threats to Europe.

EU's Tusk hails son's testimony in Polish scam investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:05am

Poland's media say the son of European Council head Donald Tusk did him a disservice with a statement he made before a special commission in Poland that is investigating a major financial scam.

Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29

Mirwais Khan and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at a bank in Afghanistan's Helmand province as Afghan troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said.

France probes reported death from whipped cream explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:45am

French authorities are investigating the death of a fitness blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister that was withdrawn from the market in 2013, officials and the company that makes the product said Thursday.

The Latest: Taliban claims deadly Helmand explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:34am

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan following the suicide car bombing in Helmand province (all times local):