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Mexico seizes 2 tons of meth, 8 tons of marijuana, fentanyl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 12:40pm

Mexican soldiers have seized a huge drug stash at a house in the border city of Tijuana, including about two tons of methamphetamine, eight tons of marijuana and 131,500 pills containing the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:00am

Eyad Hallaq liked to watch cartoons. He loved dressing up and wearing cologne. He even dreamed of getting married. But his favorite activity was walking to school, where he volunteered in the kitchen, preparing meals for his fellow special-needs students.

Landslide in Arctic Norway sweeps away 8 homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 9:45am

Jan Egil Bakkedal had just prepared himself a sandwich when he heard a huge noise and realized that it was a landslide after which he ran out and filmed it from a nearby hill in Arctic Norway.

Puerto Rico: Delayed reports lead to 355 new COVID-19 cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 8:48am

Puerto Rico on Thursday reported 485 new cases of the coronavirus, but officials say 355 of those correspond to April and early May and had not been shared with the government until now.

South Africa's hotspot limits most testing to above age 55

Gerald Imray, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 7:56am

South Africa's worst hotspot for the coronavirus is no longer testing most people under age 55 as it tries to clear a backlog of 27,000 tests amid a shortage of kits.

Police think Madeleine McCann is dead; parents still hope

Helena Alves, Danica Kirka and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 5:12am

German police said Thursday they presume a British girl who went missing in southern Portugal 13 years ago is dead, but Madeleine McCann's parents still nurture hope their daughter will be found alive.

Hong Kong outlaws insulting China’s national anthem, adding to fears of Beijing tightening controls over city's affairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 3:02am

Hong Kong outlaws insulting China’s national anthem, adding to fears of Beijing tightening controls over city's affairs.

On Tiananmen anniversary, Hong Kong bans insults to anthem

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:58pm

Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem.

UN moves toward ending UN-AU peacekeeping in Sudan's Darfur

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:44pm

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to move toward ending the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s vast western Darfur region and replacing it with a civilian mission focusing on the country’s democratic transition.

At least 39 injured in knife attack at China kindergarten

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:31pm

A school security guard injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in southern China on Thursday morning, state media reported. The motive remains unknown.

State media report at least 39 people injured in a knife attack by a school security guard at a kindergarten in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:30pm

State media report at least 39 people injured in a knife attack by a school security guard at a kindergarten in China.

Amid virus, those in India's largest slum help one another

Yirmiyan Arthur, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:28pm

There are no secrets in the tightly packed lanes of Dharavi, India’s largest slum. Everyone knows when an alcoholic husband turns violent, when children are scolded, or when a family has its television turned up too loud.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:40pm

The mural of George Floyd projected above his golden coffin, where mourners knelt and cried, paused and prayed at his memorial service had a simple message: “I can breathe now.” Celebrities, civil rights activists, politicians and family members of Floyd sang “Amazing Grace,” prayed and joined together in a rousing memorial Thursday that was both a celebration of his life and a mourning of a man whose death at the hands of police has sparked protests nationwide and calls for an end to racial injustice. The memorial was the first service to be held in the next six days across three communities. 

UN office denounces human rights violations in Philippines

Jamey Keaten and Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:29pm

The U.N. human rights office called on the Philippine government in a new report Thursday to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed paramilitary groups.

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Zen Soo and Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:06pm

Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening, breaking through barricades to hold a candlelight vigil on the 31st anniversary of China's crushing of a democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

Seoul vows to stop border protests after Pyongyang's threat

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:50pm

South Korea said Thursday it planned to push new laws to ban activists from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border after North Korea threatened to end an inter-Korean military agreement reached in 2018 to reduce tensions if Seoul fails to prevent the protests.

UN envoy holds cease-fire talks with Libya's eastern forces

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 3:30pm

The United Nations said its top envoy in Libya held talks Wednesday with a delegation from Khalifa Hifter’s eastern-based forces to follow up on the agreement by the country’s warring parties to resume cease-fire negotiations, calling it “a positive step.”

Ex-Ecuador president detained in COVID-19 corruption raid

Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 2:23pm

A former Ecuadorian president has been detained after authorities raided his home Wednesday and found a gun and medical supplies including masks as part of a wider investigation into corruption during the pandemic.

German man identified as suspect in case of missing UK girl

Sylvia Hui and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 12:38pm

British police said Wednesday that a German man has been identified as a suspect in the case of a 3-year-old British girl who disappeared 13 years ago while on holiday in Portugal.