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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.

Mexico arrests construction overseer of collapsed school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:29pm

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

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.

Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migration

Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:31pm

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security when he takes office in December so that Mexicans do not feel the need to migrate.

UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:17pm

A 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack in England that investigators think was deliberate, police said Sunday.

'Hamilton' creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:05pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.

UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:05pm

The British government faced intensifying pressure Sunday to take steps to legalize abortions in Northern Ireland, where terminating a pregnancy remains a criminal offense even as tight abortion restrictions are being lifted in the Republic of Ireland.

The Latest: Afghan vice president escapes suicide attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:44pm

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

March honors Warsaw's Jews, activist who warned of genocide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:25pm

Israel's ambassador to Poland joined hundreds of Warsaw residents Sunday in recalling the first mass deportations of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and in honoring a Jewish activist who took his own life while despairing over the world's indifference to the Holocaust.

China's Xi visits Rwanda, 2nd stop on his Africa tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:19pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Rwanda, the second stop in his latest tour of Africa.

Macron aide handed initial charges from May protest assault

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:54pm

A French judge handed preliminary charges Sunday to one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides after video surfaced that showed him beating a protester at a May Day demonstration.

11 extremists, 1 soldier killed in ambush in central Mali

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:47pm

Mali's defense minister says one soldier and 11 extremists are dead after an ambush of security forces in a region where al-Qaida-linked fighters roam.

The Latest: Macron aide given initial charges from beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:29pm

The Latest on the beating of a protester by a security aide to France's president (all times local):

Top security aide to French president handed preliminary charges in fallout from May Day assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:13pm

Top security aide to French president handed preliminary charges in fallout from May Day assault.

Iran 'mother of all peace,' 'all wars,' leader warns Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:46am

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to "make peace" with Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Suspected US airstrike kills 4 al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:32am

Yemeni tribal leaders say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed four alleged al-Qaida militants in the central province of Marib.

Iran jolted by moderate, light earthquakes; 150 injured

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:40am

Iran was jolted by a series of moderate and light earthquakes on Sunday, including a 5.9 magnitude temblor in a mountainous western region in which officials said some 150 people were injured.

Yemen gov't says rebels should free prisoners ahead of talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:32am

Yemen's government says the Iran-aligned Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, should release all detainees and captives held in their prisons ahead of peace talks.

Ethiopia has 'no option' but multiparty democracy, PM says

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:21am

Ethiopia has "no option" but to pursue multi-party democracy, the reformist new prime minister said Sunday, again shaking up Africa's second most populous nation that for decades has been ruled by a single coalition.