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Israel evacuates Syrian volunteers stranded in frontier area

Aron Heller and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:47am

The Israeli military evacuated hundreds of members of the White Helmets, a Syrian volunteer organization, from the volatile frontier area on the Golan Heights and transported them to Jordan, following a request by the United States and its European allies, officials said Sunday.

UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:22am

The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

Libyan coast guard intercepts 40 migrants bound for Europe

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:13am

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted 40 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, near its shores, bound for Europe.

Afghan official: First vice president to return from abroad

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:45am

Afghanistan's first vice president, a former Uzbek warlord, is returning home after more than a year of living in Turkey, a Kabul government official said Sunday.

Iran warns US against provocations; suggests peace possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:23am

Iran's president is warning President Donald Trump against provoking his country while indicating peace between the two nations might still be possible.

Suicide bomb kills 1, wounds election candidate in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 2:14am

Police in Pakistan say a suicide bombing in the country's northwest has killed the driver of an election candidate while wounding the candidate and three other people.

Iranian media: Southern Iran jolted by magnitude 5.7 quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:49am

An Iranian semi-official news agency says a magnitude 5.7 earthquake has jolted a town in the country's south.

Gunmen in South Africa ambush taxi drivers; 11 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:45am

South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others.

South African police: Gunmen fire on minibus carrying taxi drivers, killing 11, critically wounding 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:41am

South African police: Gunmen fire on minibus carrying taxi drivers, killing 11, critically wounding 4.

Indian troops kill 3 rebels in Kashmir fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:35am

Three rebels were killed in a gunbattle with Indian troops in disputed Kashmir early Sunday, police said.

Israeli military rescues stranded Syrian volunteers from Golan Heights border area, transfers them to third country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:59pm

Israeli military rescues stranded Syrian volunteers from Golan Heights border area, transfers them to third country.

Ecuadorean townspeople build record pyramid of roses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:36pm

The people in this small Andean town are the proud creators of the biggest floral structure ever built — a life-size replica of an indigenous pyramid made from 546,364 roses.

Family, home still unfamiliar to Honduran baby

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:04pm

Baby Johan spent his first day home chasing his family's kitten, bouncing to music and playing like any 15-month-old boy.

Japanese Princess Mako begins visit to Brazil's biggest city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:28pm

Japan's Princess Mako has arrived in Sao Paulo as part of her two-week visit to Brazil to celebrate 110 years of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Latin America's biggest country.

Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:03pm

Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war.

Pakistani court convicts ex-lawmaker for substance misuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:01pm

A court convicted a former lawmaker and candidate for the national assembly Saturday giving him a life sentence for the misuse of a controlled substance he obtained for his pharmaceutical company.

Train in Greece hits, kills 2 migrants near Turkish border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:55pm

Greek police say two migrants have been killed in northeastern Greece, hit by the same local train in two separate incidents.

French investigators raid home of Macron's ex-bodyguard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:03pm

French investigators on Saturday raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macron's former top security aides, a man who was caught on camera beating a young protester in May.

Eritrean diaspora watches Ethiopia thaw with hope, mistrust

Caron Creighton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:57am

The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighboring countries' residents: new economic and diplomatic ties, telephone and transport links and the end to one of Africa's most bitter feuds.