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German officials vow more checking of migrants after attacks

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:50am

Top security officials in Germany called Tuesday for tougher security screening of asylum-seekers and also announced that more police officers will be hired following four attacks in the country — two of them claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.

Indonesia readies prison island for drug convict executions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:41am

Indonesia has beefed up security at Nusa Kambangan prison island and closed it to visitors in a sign that authorities will execute people convicted of drug crimes for the third time since President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was elected in 2014.

AB InBev increases cash offer for SABMiller

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:40am

Anheuser-Busch InBev has increased its cash offer for SABMiller to 45 pounds ($58.98) per share after pressure from investors who had seen the value of the bid drop as the pound declined following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Kerry says NKorea should learn from Iran, end nuclear arms

Vijay Joshi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:40am

North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons — when the world is trying to rid itself of them — is "very provocative deeply concerning," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday and warned that there will be consequences if it does not stop.

Turkey: Erdogan to meet Putin Aug. 9 in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:40am

Turkey's deputy prime minister says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to travel to Russia next month to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin — the first meeting between the two leaders as relations between the two countries mend following Turkey's apology for the downing of a Russian fighter jet last year.

Somalia: Suicide car bomb at UN mine offices kills 10

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:31am

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices in Mogadishu, killing 10 people, including seven U.N. guards, a Somali police official said Tuesday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:20am

Somali officials raise death toll in suicide bombing outside UN offices in Mogadishu to 10, including 7 UN guards.

Authorities relax curfew in Kashmir city; protests persist

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:10am

Authorities on Tuesday lifted a curfew in most parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city after a 17-day security lockdown, but shops and businesses remained shut due to a strike called to protest Indian rule in the Himalayan region.

Russia's Lavrov hopes Russia-US talks will help Syria truce

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:00am

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says recent agreements between Russia and the United States should encourage moderate Syrian opposition to leave areas occupied by the al-Qaida's branch in Syria, thus helping to implement a truce.

Iran denies 3 senior al-Qaida figures based in the country

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:40am

Iran on Tuesday denied claims by Washington that three senior al-Qaida figures are based in the Persian country, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Kerry says US neutral on SCS, wants China to follow laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:20am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States has no position in China's disputes with Southeast Asian nations in South China Sea, but only wants all parties to follow the rule of law and settle their differences peacefully.

Australian leader launches inquiry into teen detainee abuse

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:00am

Australia's prime minister ordered a sweeping investigation Tuesday into alleged abuse at a juvenile detention center after video emerged of Aboriginal teens being tear-gassed, stripped naked and shackled to a chair.

Turkish president accuses EU of breaking pact on migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:30pm

Turkey's president has accused the European Union of failing to uphold its side of a deal to stop migrants from entering Europe.

The Latest: Japan calls knife attack 'tragic and shocking'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:01pm

The Latest on a knife attack at facility for the handicapped outside Tokyo (all times local):

Bangladesh police say 9 militants killed in raid in Dhaka

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:31pm

Police in Bangladesh's capital raided a five-story building Tuesday and killed nine suspected Islamic militants, the country's police chief said.

At least 19 killed, about 20 injured in knifing near Tokyo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:51pm

At least 19 people have been killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack early Tuesday at a facility for the disabled. The attack happened just west of Tokyo in a rare case of mass violence in Japan.

Police say they killed 9 suspected Islamist militants who tried to storm a building in Bangladesh's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:51pm

Police say they killed 9 suspected Islamist militants who tried to storm a building in Bangladesh's capital .

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:11pm

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

Solar Impulse 2 plane lands in Abu Dhabi, completes first round-the-world solar-powered flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:11pm

Solar Impulse 2 plane lands in Abu Dhabi, completes first round-the-world solar-powered flight.