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Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:59am

Sudan's ruling military and the pro-democracy movement have signed a political document that's part of a power-sharing deal meant to end the country's deadlock after weeks of stalled talks.

Sudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlock

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:37am

Sudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlock.

Netanyahu makes history as Israel's longest-serving leader

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:04am

As Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country's greatest political survivor and the most dominant force in Israeli politics in his generation.

Australian finds message in a bottle written 50 years ago

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:36pm

A fisherman said on Wednesday he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written.

Man in NW China executed after decades-long blood feud

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:29pm

A man in northwest China was executed Wednesday for killing three neighbors in apparent revenge for his mother's death more than two decades earlier.

Confusion, fear reigns on Mexico border with new US policy

MarÍa Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:29pm

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear.

Iran says minister's missile remarks meant to challenge US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:22pm

Iran says remarks by the country's foreign minister about Iran's missile program possibly being up for negotiations with the U.S. meant to challenge Washington's arms sales policy to the region — and were not meant to indicate a readiness by Tehran for any such talks.

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting Maduro online

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:04pm

Karen Palacios' Yamaha clarinet still rests where she left it atop sheet music of a Mozart concerto that she practiced diligently the night before two strangers dressed in black lured her away in a luxury SUV.

Rescuers look for survivors after building collapse in India

Rafiq Maqbool, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:34pm

Rescuers cleared debris and used sniffer dogs Wednesday to find possible survivors under the rubble of a dilapidated building that collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai. At least 12 people were killed, and several are still feared trapped.

Rio governor: rising police killings 'normal,' will continue

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:51pm

Amid a soaring number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro, the state's tough-talking governor said Tuesday that it was "normal" for the rate to increase and will likely keep rising during his administration.

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:19pm

Authorities in Venezuela on Tuesday released from prison a young musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolás Maduro's government

Head of UN nuclear watchdog reported to be stepping down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:50pm

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog says it can't confirm rumors that its director general is stepping down for health reasons.

Trump's new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

Elliot Spagat and Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:13pm

Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands.

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo arrested in US

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:03pm

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, was arrested in the United States following an extradition request, U.S. and Peruvian authorities said Tuesday.

Ukraine language law debate spills into UN Security Council

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:51pm

A clash over a new Ukrainian language law played out Tuesday in the U.N. Security Council, where Ukrainian and Russian representatives sparred over whether the legislation promotes Ukrainian unity or jeopardizes the interests of the country's Russian-speaking population.

Peru authorities say ex-president Alejandro Toledo, wanted for alleged corruption, has been arrested in United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:51pm

Peru authorities say ex-president Alejandro Toledo, wanted for alleged corruption, has been arrested in United States.

Saudi business hours extended, leaving prayer rules in place

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:28pm

Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has approved a measure to allow shops to remain open for 24 hours, but the move stops short of explicitly peeling back the mandatory closure of stores during daily Muslim prayers.

Sudan army, protesters meet to discuss transition deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:48am

Sudan's ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement are meeting to finalize a power-sharing deal.

3 dead, 4 missing in float plane crash in Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:43am

Four occupants of a downed float plane remained missing Tuesday after the aircraft crashed into a lake in the Eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, killing three others on board.