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UN Security Council approves aid to Syrian rebel area through just one crossing from Turkey, in a victory for Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 3:38pm

UN Security Council approves aid to Syrian rebel area through just one crossing from Turkey, in a victory for Russia.

UN approves aid to Syria's rebel area through 1 crossing

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 3:18pm

The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Saturday authorizing humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest from Turkey through just one crossing point, a victory for Russia in cutting another crossing that the U.N. and aid groups have called critical.

Video calls, separate bedrooms: Bolsonaro’s first COVID week

Daniel Carvalho, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 12:30pm

After months in which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro downplayed COVID-19 by flouting social distancing recommendations and mostly shunning masks, both coronavirus precautions became part of his cloistered life this week at the official residence in capital Brasilia.

Puerto Rico questions Spain's legacy as statues tumble in US

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 11:41am

Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate symbols of oppression.

25 years since Srebrenica, some victims finally laid to rest

Radul Radovanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 8:04am

Bahrudin Salihovic always knew his father had perished 25 years ago in the storm of violence unleashed after Serb forces overran the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica in the final months of the Balkan country’s 1992-95 war. He himself barely survived.

Mali protests in 2nd day despite president's call for talks

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 7:30am

Police fired tear gas Saturday in Mali’s capital as scattered groups came out for a second straight day of anti-government protests, defying the president's latest call for dialogue.

Virus cases up sharply in Africa, India as inequality stings

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 7:12am

South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000. The surging cases are raising sharp concerns about unequal treatment in the pandemic, as the wealthy hoard medical equipment and use private hospitals and the poor crowd into overwhelmed public facilities.

Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 5:45am

Dozens of U.S. Marines at two bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa have been infected with the coronavirus in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, Okinawa's governor said Saturday, demanding an adequate explanation from the U.S. military.

Leaders, survivors mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacre

Sabina Niksic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 4:22am

Virtually joined by world leaders, the survivors of Bosnia's 1995 Srebrenica massacre on Saturday remembered the victims of Europe's only acknowledged genocide since World War II and warned of the perpetrators' persistent refusal to fully acknowledge their responsibility.

England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 2:22am

England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85.

Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 12:30am

A 15-year-old surfer died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week in Australia and already at least the fifth this year.

Serbia, Kosovo to resume talks but won't budge on key issues

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:48am

Serbia and Kosovo agreed Friday to resume long-stalled negotiations on normalizing their strained relations, but both sides refused to budge on key issues in their dispute during video talks led by France and Germany.

Lebanese hold raucous rally outside US Embassy in Beirut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:31am

Dozens of Lebanese protesters held a raucous anti-U.S. rally outside the fortified American Embassy in Beirut on Friday, denouncing what they said was Washington's interference in Lebanon's affairs while some chanted in support of the militant Hezbollah group.

25 years on: A look at Europe's only post-WWII genocide

Radul Radovanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:46am

Bosnia on Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the country's worst carnage during the 1992-95 war and the only crime in Europe since World War II that has been declared a genocide.

Pompeo slams UN report on deadly US drone strike on Iranian

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:41am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized an independent U.N. human rights expert's report insisting a American drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January was a “watershed” event in the use of drones and amounted to a violation of international law.

Wimbledon to allocate prize money despite cancellation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:41am

Wimbledon will pay out $12.5 million in prize money to 620 players despite the tournament's cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Club said Friday.

France urges Netanyahu not to annex parts of West Bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:24am

French President Emmanuel Macron is urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to annex occupied territory in the West Bank, warning that it would violate international law and threaten long-term peace efforts.

Turkish high court ruling paves way for Istanbul's 6th century Hagia Sophia museum to be re-converted into mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:08am

Turkish high court ruling paves way for Istanbul's 6th century Hagia Sophia museum to be re-converted into mosque.

Kazakhstan rejects Chinese warning over pneumonia outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 5:18am

Kazakhstan's health officials on Friday dismissed a Chinese claim that the Central Asian country is facing an outbreak of pneumonia more deadly than the new coronavirus.