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Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:17am

Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting.

Indian gov't orders scrutiny of Mother Teresa's charity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:13am

India's government has ordered inspections of all centers run by Mother Teresa's charity following the arrest of a nun and a worker at one of its shelters for unwed mothers for allegedly selling a baby.


Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:58am

In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's insistence that Moscow's hands were clean.

The Latest: Afghan official says Taliban kill 9 in Kandahar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:53am

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Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:51am

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth.

UN: Spain migrant arrivals this year surpass those to Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:49am

The U.N. migration agency says the number of migrants and refugees who have arrived in Spain by sea this year has overtaken those who have reached Italy.

Officials: 30 civilians dead in recent clashes in Yemen city

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:48am

Heavy fighting over the last two weeks along Yemen's western coast between pro-government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and Shiite rebels has killed at least 30 civilians, including women and children, officials and witnesses said Tuesday.

Officials say IS suicide bomber kills 20 in Afghanistan

Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:48am

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, including a Taliban commander, while in southern Helmand province a government commando unit freed 54 people from a Taliban jail, according to officials.

India's top court calls for new law to curb mob violence

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:47am

India's highest court on Tuesday asked the federal government to consider enacting a law to deal with an increase in lynchings and mob violence fueled mostly by rumors that the victims either belonged to members of child kidnapping gangs or were beef eaters and cow slaughterers.

Syria rescue group says 10 killed in airstrike on shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:25am

Dozens of Syrians marched toward the frontier with the Israel-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday fleeing the Syrian government offensive in southwestern Syria. The displaced waved white flags at the Israeli soldiers before they turned back, according to activists.

The Latest: Obama met with cheers before Mandela address

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:16am

The Latest on former U.S. President Barack Obama's speech in South Africa (all times local):

Police official says Islamic State suicide bomber kills 20 in northern Afghanistan, including Taliban commander

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:42am

Police official says Islamic State suicide bomber kills 20 in northern Afghanistan, including Taliban commander.

France expels high-profile terror convict to Algeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:31am

An Algerian-born man twice convicted in France on terror charges and for years a high-profile figure in the underground world of terrorism has been expelled to stand trial in his homeland.

Saudi Arabia executes 5 convicted of killing Pakistani man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:21am

Saudia Arabia says it has executed five men, including two Saudis, convicted for the robbery and murder of a Pakistani warehouse guard in the western city of Jeddah.

Pro-independence Hong Kong party faces possible ban

Chandra Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:49am

Authorities on Tuesday told a political party that advocates independence for Hong Kong the group might be banned on national security grounds, in one of the most severe steps against separatist voices since the territory returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Russia's post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for Trump

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:47am

For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself.

Judge recuses himself from lawyer's trial in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:38am

A judge has recused himself from the case against a prominent Turkish press freedoms lawyer on trial for criticizing the Turkish justice system, on the day a verdict was due.

EU security chief: 'far too much' online extremist content

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:34am

The European Union's security chief has urged the bloc's 28 members to work together to combat illegal extremist content on the internet, saying there is "far too much" of it online.

German prosecutors appeal verdict in neo-Nazi trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:25am

German prosecutors are appealing the verdict against a neo-Nazi whose 2 ½-year sentence for supporting a terrorist organization prompted anger last week.