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AP Interview: Ex-Gaza chief says Hamas deal will open border

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:45am

An exiled Palestinian politician has detailed his Gaza power-sharing deal with former foe Hamas for the first time. He says the understandings reached in quiet negotiations could lead to a better future for the long-suffering territory.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:45am

One of President Donald Trump's attorneys says the president has not discussed the issue of pardons with his outside legal team. Speaking to reporters at the site of the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Jay Sekulow said that Trump's private legal team is "not researching it because it's not an issue," adding: "There is nothing to pardon."

Indonesian leader: Shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:45am

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says police should shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest because of a narcotics crisis facing the country.

East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share

Raimundos Oki, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:14am

Preliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the Fretilin party has won the most votes while its partner in the national unity government has suffered a slump in support.

Officials: Taliban overrun 2 districts in as many days

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:40am

Taliban fighters overran a second district headquarters in as many days on Sunday, this one in western Ghor province, the provincial police chief said.

The Latest: Taliban overrun second district headquarters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:07am

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Israel installs new security cameras at Jerusalem holy site

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:40am

Israel installed new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering "alternatives" to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of violence and raised tensions in the region.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:41pm

In a barrage of tweets early Saturday, President Donald Trump said he has "complete power" to issue pardons, defended his son in connection with the Russia investigations and took a swipe at Democratic campaign opponent Hillary Clinton. It was part of a series of messages he posted from his Twitter account starting at daybreak. It wasn't the first time the president has sent a rapid-fire series of tweets in a short time span to vent about things bothering him.

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:41pm

It was a typical phone call between two boys playing and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief — the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on the phone chatting.

Crane collapse kills 7, injures 2 in southern Chinese city

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:41pm

A crane leaned and collapsed on a construction site of a major infrastructure company in southern China, killing seven people and injuring two, authorities said Sunday.

Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite constitution

Michael Weissenstein and Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:21pm

A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela's Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon — a disappointing turnout for opponents of President Nicolas Maduro eight days before he launches the rewriting of the country's constitution.

The Latest: New judge in court clash detained in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:03pm

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The Latest: Peace 'Quartet' urges restraint in Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:41pm

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Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:49pm

Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:01pm

Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast.

Protests across Poland over law to control judiciary

Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:10pm

Outrage over plans by Poland's governing party to put the judicial system under its political control sparked another day of nationwide protests Saturday, with some people gathering outside the home of ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and accusing him of being a dictator.

Tehran seeks release of detained Iranian citizens in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:15pm

Iran has demanded that the United States release all detained Iranian citizens, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

The Latest: Anti-govt protesters march in Polish cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:01pm

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The Latest: 2 aftershocks hit damaged Greek island of Kos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:29pm

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