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Sri Lanka leader vows to end moratorium on death penalty

Bharatha Mallawarachchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 1:33am

Sri Lanka's president said the government will still end its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment despite requests by the European Union and other diplomatic missions not to do so.

2 homeless men set on fire at Berlin railway station

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 1:18am

Police say two homeless men have been set on fire at a Berlin railway station, leaving them with serious burns.

Tick, tock: No candidates for Romania anti-graft prosecutor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:44am

Applications for the post of chief anti-corruption prosecutor — one of the most prestigious but also most scrutinized jobs in Romania — must be submitted by Monday. So far, nobody's applied.

Man firing into Toronto cafes shoots 14 people, killing 1

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:24am

A man firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes as he walked along a Toronto street shot 14 people, killing one of them, before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police late Sunday, police said.

Vietnam flooding kills 20, leaves over a dozen missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:03am

Flooding triggered by a tropical storm has killed at least 20 people and left over a dozen missing in northern Vietnam, local media reports said.

The Latest: Toronto police seek video, photos of shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:47pm

The Latest on a mass shooting in Toronto (all times local):

Deadly heat wave hovers over Japan and South Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:45pm

Searing hot temperatures are forecast for wide swaths of Japan and South Korea in a long-running heat wave that's killed at least two dozen people.

In Damascus, Syrians dare to hope that war's end may be near

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:43pm

Crossing into Syria from neighboring Lebanon, visitors are greeted by giant posters of President Bashar Assad.

Israeli fire kills Palestinian teen during West Bank clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:36pm

Palestinian health officials say a teenage boy has been killed in clashes with the Israeli military in the West Bank.

While making nice with US and Seoul, North Korea slams Japan

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:14pm

North Korea's state-run media have toned down their rhetorical attacks on the United States and South Korea while leader Kim Jong Un pursues a more diplomatic approach, but the vitriol continues — and Japan is now Pyongyang's favorite foil.

Americans in blended families cope with toll of deportation

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:09pm

It's almost as if Letty Stegall is there, back home in the United States, beside her daughter to prod her awake for school. When her husband goes to the grocery store, she fusses over the list with him. At the bar she helped run, she still gives regulars a warm welcome, and around the dinner table at night, she beams when she sees what her family managed to cook.

Toronto police chief says one victim dead and 13 injured in mass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:39pm

Toronto police chief says one victim dead and 13 injured in mass shooting.

In bloodied Mexico, ambivalence, hope over amnesty proposal

Mark Stevenson and Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:01pm

Lucia Diaz and other volunteers have found more than 300 bodies in clandestine graves along Mexico's Gulf coast, and she embodies the trepidation, hope and fear with which Mexicans regard the proposal by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to grant amnesty to calm gang-fueled violence.

Toronto police say nine people shot and shooter is dead in city's Greektown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:55pm

Toronto police say nine people shot and shooter is dead in city's Greektown.

Prominent S Korea politician found dead in possible suicide

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:31pm

A prominent liberal South Korean lawmaker embroiled in a corruption scandal was found dead on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be one of the country's highest-profile suicides in recent years.

Mexico arrests construction overseer of collapsed school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:55pm

Mexican police have arrested the construction supervisor who oversaw work at an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during a September earthquake, prosecutors said Sunday.

Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 14, Afghanistan's VP unharmed

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:44pm

A suicide bomber carried out an attack near the Kabul airport Sunday, killing 14 people and narrowly missing Afghanistan's vice president, who was returning home after living in Turkey for over a year, security officials said.

High-polling rightist candidate joins Brazil president race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:31pm

Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro formally announced his candidacy for Brazil's presidential election Sunday, joining a race in which he is currently polling second after jailed ex-President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, who will likely be barred from running.

Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

Sarah El Deeb and Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:42pm

The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation.