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Milan magistrate Borrelli, led '90s kickback probes, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 4:38am

Francesco Saverio Borrelli, who as Milan chief prosecutor led the 1990s corruption probes which toppled Italy's long-ruling political class, has died. He was 89.

Serbia's president says Kosovo PM's resignation is a 'trick'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:48am

Serbia's president says the decision by Kosovo's prime minister to step down over a call for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war is a "political trick."

War-weakened South Sudan tries to prepare for Ebola

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:38am

With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention efforts.

Hong Kong police seize explosives ahead of weekend protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:38am

Police in Hong Kong raided a homemade-explosives manufacturing lab ahead of another weekend of protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:30am

Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to the conspirators who were executed for trying to assassinate the Nazi dictator.

Pakistan's northwest tribal areas hold 1st local polls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:34am

Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas are holding their first-ever provincial elections, in a region along the Afghan border that was once a stronghold for the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups.

Monsoon flooding death toll rises to 152 in South Asia

Wasbir Hussain and Anupam Nath, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:18am

The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has risen to 152 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries, officials said Saturday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:41pm

Iran's Guardian Council, a powerful constitutional watchdog, says the seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker was in response to Britain's role in seizing an Iranian tanker earlier this month. The semi-official Fars news agency quoted Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, a council spokesman, as saying Saturday that "The rule of reciprocal action is well-known in international law."

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:39pm

In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege.

Guatemala's highest court blocks proposed amnesty law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:39pm

Guatemala's highest court has ruled against a legislative proposal to grant amnesty for human rights abuses during the country's 1960-1996 civil war.

El Salvador files graft charges against ex-justice minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:17pm

Prosecutors on Friday accused a former minister of justice and public security of illicit enrichment and said they are seeking restitution of over $1 million in allegedly misappropriated government funds.

Pilot whales strand on Iceland beach in group of 50 or more

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:04pm

Tourists and a pilot on a helicopter sightseeing tour of Iceland have found dozens of dead whales on a remote beach in Iceland.

British foreign secretary says a second vessel has been seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:01pm

British foreign secretary says a second vessel has been seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz.

Man climbs onto plane wing before takeoff at Nigeria airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:49pm

Nigerian aviation authorities say an intruder who climbed onto the wing of a commercial plane that was preparing to fly from the country's busiest airport has been detained.

Thieves stage armed robbery at Mexico's ex-first lady's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:45pm

A gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of former first lady Angelica Rivera and forced employees to hand over valuables.

Venezuelan teen blinded by police fire still wants to study

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:01pm

A Venezuelan teenager who lost his eyesight when he was hit by police buckshot during a protest said Friday that he wants to continue studying.

Artists struggle to save Haiti museum after 2010 earthquake

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:04am

Franck Louissaint sighed and frowned as he stepped onto his patio and flung aside shower curtains protecting a painting by a former voodoo priest who became a renowned Haitian artist.

Aid group says 1 dead, 6 seized in Nigeria extremist ambush

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:03am

An international aid group says a driver is dead and six people are missing after suspected extremists ambushed a convoy in northeastern Nigeria.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard releases video it claims proves U.S. warship didn't destroy Iranian drone near Persian Gulf.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:53am

Iran's Revolutionary Guard releases video it claims proves U.S. warship didn't destroy Iranian drone near Persian Gulf. .