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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:54am

President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." Trump's announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter did not say what would happen to transgender people already in the military.

2 Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:50am

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says two Moroccan peacekeepers have been killed in a southeastern town where another Moroccan was killed Sunday.

Prominent German radical convicted of backing Islamic terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:40am

One of Germany's most prominent Islamic radicals was convicted Wednesday of supporting a foreign terrorist organization and sentenced to 5½ years in prison.

The Latest: Israel tells Turkey its criticism is 'absurd'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:33am

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

The Latest: Parents concede baby Charlie dying in hospice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:30am

The Latest on the legal case over the care of critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

Nepal prime minister adds 19 new Cabinet ministers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:30am

Nepal's prime minister has added 19 new ministers to the Cabinet, giving some stability to his coalition government nearly two months after assuming office.

The Latest: Cuba rejects talk of mediation role on Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:13am

The Latest on Venezuela, where a two-day national strike has been called beginning Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution (all times local):

At least 8 dead in building collapse in Nigeria's Lagos

Sunday Alamba and Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:01am

A four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city and killed at least eight people, including a child, emergency officials and an Associated Press photographer in Lagos said Wednesday.

Judge set to decide on where Charlie Gard's spends last days

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:01am

The parents of critically ill infant Charlie Gard conceded Wednesday that he will die in a hospice and not at home as they had previously wished.

UN says Congo military 'elements' dug dozens of mass graves

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:01am

Congo military "elements" are responsible for digging at least 42 mass graves in three Kasai provinces after clashes with alleged militia members in recent months, the United Nations said as experts were appointed Wednesday to look into a growing crisis that has killed hundreds and displaced more than a million people.

The Latest: Drought, heat fuel wildfires in central Portugal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:55am

The Latest on wildfires in southern France and Portugal (all times local):

5 Indonesian provinces declare emergencies over forest fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:51am

Five Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as peatlands burn in Aceh and the risk of fires spreading elsewhere increases during the annual dry season, an official said Wednesday.

Egypt says shootout with police kills 4 suspected militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:38am

Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces have killed four suspects who were behind the killing of five policemen earlier this month in an attack near Cairo.

48 dead as heavy monsoon rains lash western India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:31am

At least 48 people have been killed as large swaths of western India have been lashed by heavy monsoon rains and flooding over the last week, officials said Wednesday.

Philippines: top N. Korean diplomat to join security meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:31am

North Korea's top diplomat will attend an annual Asian security conference in Manila, where concern over the North's nuclear weapons program is expected to be high on the agenda, Philippine officials said.

Swedish parties plan no-confidence vote over security leak

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:31am

Sweden's left-leaning minority government faced a crisis Wednesday after a populist party said it would support four opposition parties in a no-confidence vote against it over one of the largest security breaches in the country.

Kremlin holds off on responding to new US sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:31am

The Kremlin on Wednesday refrained from discussing its possible response to a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia before President Donald Trump signs them into law.

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:16am

Human rights groups asked the Philippine president on Wednesday to retract a threat of airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning that such attacks would constitute war crimes.

Pakistani police arrest 20 villagers over 'honor' rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:16am

Pakistani police say they have arrested 20 members of a village council over instructing a man to rape a 17-year-old girl to avenge the rape of his sister.