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Masked gunmen rob armored car at Albania's Tirana airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:11am

Three masked gunmen have robbed an armored car at Tirana International Airport despite increased security following the suicide bombing in Istanbul earlier this week.

Lebanon judge indicts 3 over Australian kids' abduction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:00am

Lebanon's state-run news agency says a judge has indicted three people in the case of a botched attempt to kidnap two Australian-Lebanese children caught up in a custody battle earlier this year.

The Latest: Eiffel Tower to be lighted in Turkish colors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:41am

The Latest on attack on Istanbul airport (all times local):

UN's Yemen envoy says more than 700 prisoners released

Hussain Al-Qatari, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:31am

Yemen's warring sides have freed a total of more than 700 prisoners, including more than 50 children, since the start of the peace talks a little more than two months ago, the U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Thursday.

Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:30am

Some call it the Cecil the lion effect.

Romania calls for probe of 2 ex-prison chiefs for 204 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:21am

A Romanian government institute tasked with investigating communist-era crimes has called for two former prison chiefs to be probed on suspicion of causing the deaths of 204 political prisoners.

Japanese visitor gets bag full of cash back from Bangkok cab

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:11am

A Bangkok taxi driver says he didn't know what was in the green backpack a Japanese customer left behind in the trunk of his cab, but he knew what he had to do — hand it over to police.

Iraq airstrikes kill scores of IS fighters fleeing Fallujah

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:10am

Iraq's Defense Ministry has released footage showing airstrikes on dozens of vehicles described as a convoy of Islamic State fighters fleeing the western city of Fallujah following its recapture by the Iraqi military.

Australian man goes on trial in Indonesia in child abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:01am

The trial of an Australian man began in Indonesia on Thursday on charges he sexually abused 16 girls on the tourist island of Bali in 2014 and 2015.

Italy Senate hits back at Egypt over slain student

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:00am

Egypt on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with a vote by Italy's Senate to stop providing free spare parts for its F-16, a sanction for what Italy says is a lack of cooperation in the investigation into the torture and death of an Italian student in Cairo.

Sensitive Philippine comments on sea feud aired partly on TV

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 8:51am

The new Philippine foreign secretary made sensitive remarks Thursday about territorial disputes in the South China Sea that were broadcast live by the state-run TV network before it abruptly cut away from its coverage of the new president's first Cabinet meeting.

Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson avoids leadership bid

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 8:32am

The race to become Britain's next prime minister took a dramatic, unexpected turn Thursday as former London Mayor Boris Johnson — popular with the public and widely considered to be a front-runner — ruled himself out of contention after the defection of a key ally.

Albanian southern town erects bust of Hillary Clinton

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 8:31am

A bust of U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was unveiled Thursday in the main square of Albania's southernmost city of Saranda to honor what officials say is her contribution to Albania in the international arena.

No Independence Day for South Sudan; it says can't afford it

Charlton Doki, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 8:00am

The world's youngest country has cancelled its Independence Day celebrations, saying what little money it has would be better spent elsewhere as it recovers from a devastating civil war.

Danish police seize valuables from migrants under new law

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:51am

Valuables have been seized from migrants for the first time since a controversial law went into force five months ago, Danish police said Thursday.

Bosnia's population shrank by nearly a quarter in 25 years

Aida Cerkez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:51am

Authorities said Thursday Bosnia's population shrank by nearly a quarter over the past 25 years, a period marked by the devastating 1992-95 war that took 100,000 lives and turned almost half of the population into refugees either within the country or abroad.

Palestinian kills Israeli girl, 13, sleeping in her bedroom

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:30am

A Palestinian assailant broke into a home in a West Bank settlement early Thursday and stabbed a 13-year-old Jewish girl to death as she slept in bed, the latest in a nine-month wave of violence that had recently shown signs of tapering off.

Italy lowers toll from 2015 migrant wreck after ship raised

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:11am

Italian authorities on Thursday significantly lowered the estimated number of migrants who died in a 2015 shipwreck that spurred Europe to beef up Mediterranean rescue efforts, suggesting the final death toll could be around 500 rather than 800.

Russian defense minister purges Baltic Fleet command

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:51am

The admiral in charge of Russia's Baltic Fleet has been fired along with his senior officers over unspecified flaws, a sweeping purge that has no precedent in the nation's post-Soviet history.