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Landslides in southwest China kill 12; 34 missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:02pm

Authorities say at least 12 people have died in two landslides in southwestern China and a rescue operation is underway for 34 missing.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:41pm

The former special counsel in the Trump-Russia probe, Robert Mueller, will finally face congressional interrogators on Wednesday, testifying in morning and afternoon televised hearings. Democrats hope Mueller's testimony will weaken President Donald Trump's reelection prospects in ways that Mueller's book-length report did not. Republicans are ready to defend Trump and turn their fire on Mueller and his team instead. Mueller wrapped up his two-year investigation last spring.

Russia wants probe on alleged S Korean airspace violation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:04pm

A lawmaker cites Russia's acting ambassador as saying Russia wants an investigation into a South Korean announcement that a Russia military plane has violated its airspace.

The Latest: China says it flew joint patrol with Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:18pm

The Latest on China's national defense white paper released Wednesday (all times local):

China says it won't rule out using force to reunify Taiwan

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:15pm

China said it will not renounce the use of force in efforts to reunify Taiwan with the mainland and vowed to take all necessary military measures to defeat "separatists."

Chinese defense report says US, Japanese and Australian moves to beef up militaries bring uncertainties to Asia-Pacific

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:59pm

Chinese defense report says US, Japanese and Australian moves to beef up militaries bring uncertainties to Asia-Pacific.

China says it will not "renounce use of force" to reunify with Taiwan, vows to fight "separatists" in Xinjiang, Tibet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:58pm

China says it will not "renounce use of force" to reunify with Taiwan, vows to fight "separatists" in Xinjiang, Tibet.

Nicaragua court frees prisoner in death of Brazilian student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:43pm

A court in Nicaragua on Tuesday ordered the release of a suspected armed pro-government civilian sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of Brazilian medical student Rayneia Lima a year ago.

Syrian state media report Israeli strike on country's south

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:21pm

Syria's state media is reporting an Israeli attack on the country's southern province of Daraa, saying it did not inflict any casualties.

Mexico finds 150 migrants in trailer without food, water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:04pm

Federal police in Mexico have found 150 migrants who had been kept in the freight compartment of a truck without food or water for days.

Missing men now suspects in Canada murders

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:29pm

Two young men thought missing are now suspects in the murders of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as the death of another man in northern British Columbia, Canadian police said Tuesday.

12 killed in rebel attacks in Congo's Ebola outbreak region

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:27pm

A local official says rebels have killed a dozen people in an area of eastern Congo where an Ebola virus outbreak has persisted for nearly a year.

French government reports clear ex-minister of over-spending

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:37am

Two reports have cleared the former No. 2 in the French government of excessive spending a week after Francois de Rugy resigned as environment minister.

US spars with key allies at UN over Mideast peace approach

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:22am

The U.S. derided the viability of reaching "international consensus" on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Tuesday, further distancing itself from the two-state solution preferred by most of the world and drawing rebukes from its European allies.

Ukraine president's party gets solid parliament majority

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:21am

The anti-corruption party of Ukraine's new president has won a commanding majority of seats in the national parliament, near-complete election results showed Tuesday, giving him leverage to try to enact his promised reforms.

Tropical storm forms in Pacific; no threat to land

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:11am

A new tropical storm has formed over the Pacific Ocean, but it's expected to be short-lived and doesn't threaten land.

Market bombing in Pakistan kills 2, wounds 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:45am

A bomb exploded in a market on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Quetta on Tuesday, killing at least two people and wounding 29, officials said.

Police: Indonesian couple carried out Philippine bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:47am

Police said they believe an Indonesian husband and wife, who had taken part in a government deradicalization program, carried out the suicide bombing of a cathedral in the southern Philippines in January that killed more than 20 people.

In Greece, floating candles mark anniversary of deadly fire

Petros Giannakouris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:37am

Residents of a small coastal resort gutted by a deadly wildfire one year ago held a candlelight memorial on the beach late Tuesday in memory of the 102 people killed by the blaze near Athens. Survivors and well-wishers released floating candles into the sea hours after religious services were held at Orthodox Churches across the area.