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Lebanese US resident, freed by Iran, leaves for America

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:53am

A Lebanese man and permanent U.S. resident released by Tehran after years in an Iranian prison has left Lebanon for the United States, where his three sons reside.

Japan pushes 300 North Korean boats out of fishing grounds

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:24am

The Japanese coast guard said Tuesday its patrol boats have been pushing back hundreds of North Korean boats trying to poach in fishing grounds rich with squid off Japan's northern coast.

The Latest: Iran extends condolences in Egypt death of Morsi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:23am

The Latest on developments in Egypt after former President Mohammed Morsi's dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom (all times local):

Seoul: 2 North Korean fishermen defect to South Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:04am

South Korea said Tuesday two of four North Korean fishermen who were rescued off a boat drifting in South Korean waters will remain in the country after expressing their desire to defect.

Rescue efforts underway after China quake kills at least 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:48pm

Rescue efforts are underway after an earthquake in southwestern China that has left 12 people dead and 134 others injured.

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 2 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:47pm

Two Indian soldiers were killed after a car bombing targeted an armored vehicle in disputed Kashmir overnight, officials said Tuesday.

Watchdog says Filipino gangs seized 10 fishermen off Borneo

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:25pm

Filipino kidnap-for-ransom gangs raided two fishing boats and abducted 10 crew members Tuesday in waters off Borneo island, a Malaysian official and a maritime watchdog said.

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:45pm

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, a member of his defense team said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:41pm

The U.S. is sending another 1,000 troops to the Mideast as its differences with Iran intensify. The deployment of security forces and troops for additional surveillance and intelligence gathering comes after Tehran announced that it won't comply any longer with the international nuclear deal that keeps it from making nuclear weapons. In recent days Washington has accused Iran of attacking two tankers near the Persian Gulf, but the Iranians deny responsibility.

A defense lawyer says Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi has been buried in Cairo, with family attending

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:35pm

A defense lawyer says Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi has been buried in Cairo, with family attending.

Pakistani climber killed, Italians injured by avalanche

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:11pm

A Pakistani climber was killed and Italian and Pakistani members of the same expedition were injured after being caught in an avalanche on a mountain in remote northern Pakistan, a mountaineering group said Tuesday.

Expert: UN failed before Rohingya crackdown in Myanmar

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:23pm

An independent review of United Nations operations in the years before hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar's military concluded that the organization's many bodies failed to act together, resulting in "systemic and structural failures."

Hong Kong protests fade as activists mull next steps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:54pm

Hong Kong's leader planned to speak to the media Tuesday afternoon after protests over legislation that sparked fears of Beijing's increasing control in the former British colony.

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:34pm

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said.

Cartel ex-boss 'La Tuta' sentenced to 55 years in Mexico

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:56pm

Mexican authorities say former Knights Templar cartel boss Servando Gómez has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.

Rockets land in an Iraqi military post home to US personnel

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:51pm

The Iraqi military says three rockets have hit an installation north of Baghdad used by Iraqi troops and where American trainers are also present. There was no immediate word on casualties.

Roma leave 2 Russian villages after fatal brawl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:35pm

Russian officials say all the Roma families in two villages have left after a large brawl that left one person dead.

Algeria's army chief renews push for presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:19pm

Algeria's powerful army chief is stressing the need for political dialogue that would lead to a presidential election, as a people's revolt for democracy remains at an impasse with the government.

EU to wait for official report on Iranian compliance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:24pm

The European Union said Monday that it will consider Iran to be complying with its obligations under a global nuclear deal up until the point scientific evidence emerges that it has breached its commitments.