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Thai ex-prime minister vows to fight negligence charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:13am

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose bank accounts were frozen this week, says she will fight to prove her innocence, as a trial that could put her in prison for 10 years enters its final stages.

The Latest: Parents want to take Charlie Gard home to die

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:13am

The Latest on the court hearing on critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

Kurdish official says US role essential in post-IS Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:13am

A senior Kurdish official says the U.S. role in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria's Raqqa must not end with the liberation of the city but continue as a guarantor of its future stability.

Albania's premier urges Serbia to recognize breakaway Kosovo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:10am

Albania's prime minister is urging Serbia to recognize Kosovo as a separate country, saying the acknowledgement would help stabilize the Balkan region.

Knife-wielding man arrested in Spain, police officer injured

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:01am

A man was arrested after he held a large knife against his abdomen and shouted "Allahu Akbar" — "God is Great" in Arabic — at a busy Spanish frontier with Morocco, authorities in the Spanish enclave of Melilla said Tuesday.

Official: US Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian ship

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:57am

An American defense official says a U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:44am

President Donald Trump says "we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate!" on health care. Trump has been pressuring Senate Republicans to vote on a health care bill "after 7 years of talking." Trump says on Twitter Tuesday morning that Obamacare is "torturing" Americans. He says "I have pen in hand" to sign a bill and is urging a vote either to repeal, or to repeal and replace the Obama law.

Heavy monsoon rains lash western India, killing 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:44am

At least 16 people have been killed this week in heavy monsoon rains that have lashed western India, including the desert state of Rajasthan, with more than 24,000 villagers evacuated to higher ground, officials said Tuesday.

Fires hopscotch through touristic southern coast of France

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:36am

Hundreds of firefighters are battling blazes fanned by high winds in more than a dozen zones in the Riviera region of southern France. Four firefighters have been injured.

AP PHOTOS: Icebreaker leaves behind jagged Arctic icescape

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:29am

There's ice, and then there's ice.

Pakistani minister orders probe after reporters mistreated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:29am

Pakistan's interior minister has ordered a probe after three journalists were reported to have been mistreated by federal agents at a hospital in Islamabad.

In new court hearing, Charlie Gard's parents say they want to take their son home to die

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:29am

In new court hearing, Charlie Gard's parents say they want to take their son home to die.

Myanmar officials say 3 die of swine flu

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:20am

Health officials in Myanmar say the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, has killed three people out of 13 confirmed cases this month.

Syria activists: Despite truce, strikes near Damascus kill 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:20am

Airstrikes in a Damascus suburb have killed eight people, including children, the area's first casualties since Russia said three days ago that it reached an agreement with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone in the capital's eastern suburbs, opposition activists and a paramedic group said Tuesday.

UAE says Emirati naval ship collides with merchant vessel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:10am

The United Arab Emirates says one of its naval vessels has collided with a merchant ship.

Lawmakers accuse Japan's Abe of false testimony in scandal

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:00am

Japanese lawmakers questioned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in parliament for a second day Tuesday about a cronyism scandal, with some opposition members accusing him of testifying falsely a day earlier when he denied using his influence to help a friend.

President Erdogan ramps up rhetoric ahead of Turkey-EU talks

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:00am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-Western rhetoric Tuesday ahead of a meeting between his foreign minister and top European Union officials, saying the era of a submissive Turkey bowing to every Western demand is over.

2 Hurricanes, tropical storm in Pacific far off Mexico coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:46am

Two hurricanes and a tropical storm are moving through the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, but forecasters say none is an immediate threat to land.

Austrian police: suspect denies talk of setting of a bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:45am

Austrian police say they have found one of two suspects who allegedly discussed setting off a bomb in an Arabic conversation on a Vienna subway, but he denies any talk of a bomb.