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Pakistani activist known for criticism killed in Islamabad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:59pm

Pakistani police say an activist known for his online criticism of the country's military and politicians has been killed by unknown assailants in a wooded area of the capital, Islamabad.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:45pm

Joshua Wong, a leader in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, headed to join protesters after his release from prison. His release came as protesters were still gathered near Hong Kong's government headquarters after a protest over an extradition bill promoted by the territory's leader, Carrie Lam. In a tweet, he called for her to resign and for Hong Kong to "Drop all political persecutions."

Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center

MarÍa Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:14pm

The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic's eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:49pm

Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests.

"Umbrella Movement" activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong after serving contempt sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:45pm

"Umbrella Movement" activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong after serving contempt sentence.

Belgian dad pleas for help to find son missing in Australia

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:32pm

An encrypted phone message sent by a missing Belgian tourist could hold a clue to the 18-year-old's disappearance from an Australian coastal town, his father said on Monday.

Argentina's state news agency Telam says power has been restored to 90% of country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:48pm

Argentina's state news agency Telam says power has been restored to 90% of country.

Hong Kong police say they want to begin clearing streets of protesters after letting them stay all night.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:12pm

Hong Kong police say they want to begin clearing streets of protesters after letting them stay all night. .

North Macedonia police detain 50 migrants within days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 3:01pm

Police in North Macedonia say they apprehended 50 Europe-bound migrants who allegedly entered the country from Greece.

Istanbul mayoral candidates face off in rare debate

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:59am

The two leading contenders for Istanbul mayor faced off in a political debate Sunday, a week before the city is set to hold a repeat of the election an opposition candidate won and Turkey's governing party successfully challenged.

Paris zoo gives orangutan Nenette a 50th birthday party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:34am

Nenette, one of the world's oldest Borneo orangutans in captivity, has celebrated her 50th birthday at a zoo in Paris, where she has lived almost all her life.

Russians keep heat on police after reporter's case closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:48am

About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis.

Sudan's Bashir appears in public for first time since ouster

Hussein Malla and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:32am

Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir appeared in public for the first time since his ouster two months ago, as he was led to a prosecutor's office Sunday in a corruption investigation.

Sudanese officials say deposed strongman Omar al-Bashir is being taken to the prosecutor's office for corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:22am

Sudanese officials say deposed strongman Omar al-Bashir is being taken to the prosecutor's office for corruption probe.

Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:15am

The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights.

Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:14am

Turkey said Syrian government forces "deliberately" attacked on Sunday a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syria.

Hong Kong government issues apology over handling of politically-charged legislation that sparked massive protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:19am

Hong Kong government issues apology over handling of politically-charged legislation that sparked massive protests.

Libyan navy says it intercepted 91 Europe-bound migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 6:43am

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted a rubber vessel carrying 91 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country's Mediterranean coast.

Libya's Sarraj calls for elections in 2019 to end war

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:10am

The head of Libya's U.N.-supported government on Sunday proposed holding nationwide elections to end the war in the North African country, as the forces of the rival military commander Khalifa Hifter continue their two-month-long battle to take the capital, Tripoli.