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US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over Strait of Hormuz

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:21am

US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over Strait of Hormuz.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:41pm

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment. The reported shootdown comes after the U.S. military previously alleged Iran fired a missile at another drone last week that responded to the attack on two oil tankers. The U.S. blames Iran for the attack on the ships, which Tehran denies.

The Latest: China's Xi arrives in North Korea to meet Kim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:09pm

The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to North Korea (all times local):

Iran state news agency says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone; US military declines to immediately comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:03pm

Iran state news agency says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone; US military declines to immediately comment.

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:55pm

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013.

China's Xi arrives in North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:41pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea's nuclear weapons.

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:31pm

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea.

UN envoy: Goal now must be Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:53pm

All peace efforts in Afghanistan including a new initiative by Germany and Qatar for talks among Afghans must be aimed at starting formal negotiations between the government and the Taliban, the U.N. envoy for the war-torn country said Wednesday.

Brazil's Moro says 'nothing to hide' about leaked messages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:43pm

Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said Wednesday there is nothing improper about alleged conversations he had with prosecutors when he was a crusading anti-corruption judge.

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela

Scott Smith and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:32pm

The United Nations' top human rights official arrived in Venezuela Wednesday for a visit that comes amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence.

Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown

MarÍa Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:24pm

Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep.

ICC prosecutor: Sudan authorities should hand over ex-leader

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:08pm

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged Sudan's transitional authorities on Wednesday to hand over or prosecute ousted President Omar al-Bashir and four others for alleged war crimes in Darfur.

75 rescued migrants allowed to dock in Tunisian port

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:02pm

The International Organization for Migration said an Egyptian ship carrying 75 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea docked in Tunisia's southern port of Zarziz.

UN: Venezuelans now file 1 in 5 of all new asylum claims

Christine Armario and Franklin BriceÑo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:49am

When Johan Álvarez was unable to provide more than one meal a day for his young family he knew it was time to leave Venezuela.

Tourist douses fire in Austrian church with holy water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:27am

Vienna's famous Dominican Church was saved from possible disaster after a tourist spotted two confessional boxes on fire and doused the flames with holy water.

Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister as field of Conservative contenders cut to 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:08am

Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister as field of Conservative contenders cut to 4.

Media in Russia's south protest journalist's arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:59am

Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on terrorism charges they say were trumped up as part of an official campaign to silence independent media.

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:35am

A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people.

'Joints will be separated': Jamal Khashoggi's murder, retold

Jamey Keaten and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:00am

The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince's office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body.