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Rights group: Pakistan shouldn't execute mentally ill man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:54pm

A rights group has urged the Pakistani government not to execute a prisoner with "clear symptoms of mental illness" scheduled to be hanged in two days.

The Latest: Hong Kongers, in black, jam streets in protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:09pm

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local):

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:41pm

O.J. Simpson says he's got a "little gettin' even to do." That's what the ex-football star has written on his Twitter account. And he tells The Associated Press in a telephone interview that it "will be a lot of fun" and "I've got some things to straighten out." Simpson didn't elaborate. He's kept a low profile since his release from prison in October 2017 for robbery and kidnapping over an attempt to steal back some of his sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room.

Top contenders for president in Guatemala election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:34pm

Guatemalans head to the polls Sunday to choose their next president, as well as a vice president, congressional representatives and mayors. With 19 candidates in the race for president, a runoff vote is likely in August.

Guatemalans to choose president amid distrust, flight to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:24pm

Guatemalans will vote for their next president Sunday in elections plagued by widespread disillusion and distrust, and as tens of thousands of their compatriots flee poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States.

UN anti-terror official makes controversial trip to Xinjiang

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:58pm

The U.N. counterterrorism chief visited Xinjiang last week despite protests from the U.S. and a rights group that the trip would be inappropriate in light of the human rights conditions in China's far west region.

Huge crowds march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

Christopher Bodeen and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:13pm

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly in black, jammed the city's streets Sunday, demanding an end to a proposed extradition bill and the resignation of the city's top leader.

Over 40% of newly elected Indian lawmakers facing charges

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 7:34pm

India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world's largest democracy.

Activists blast Rio gov comment about slum missile strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 6:19pm

A human rights official and community activists are criticizing the governor of Rio de Janeiro state for saying that a missile could be sent to "blow up" drug traffickers in a local slum.

Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 4:41pm

A Catholic group has protested the governor of Guam's plan to recruit abortion providers to the U.S. territory where no doctors are currently willing to terminate pregnancies.

Brazil's Moro questions authenticity of leaked messages

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 4:27pm

Brazil's justice minister on Saturday questioned the authenticity of leaked personal messages published by a news website that appear to show him when he was still a judge improperly advising prosecutors in a case against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown

Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 2:44pm

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence, even as it increases security and revisions to deter migrants from passing through Mexico on route to the U.S.

Hobby horse fans show off their skills in Finland

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:27pm

The 400 contestants at a sports arena in Finland show jumped, barrel raced and pranced in a dressage competition. They just didn't do it with live horses.

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Joshua Goodman and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:44am

Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country's crisis, The Associated Press has learned.

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Joshua Goodman and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:30am

The Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents.

8 killed, at least 16 wounded as explosions rock Somalia's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:57am

8 killed, at least 16 wounded as explosions rock Somalia's capital.

After bill fiasco, Hong Kong chief fights for political life

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:43am

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, ambition, canny networking and an astute deference to authority.

Peru starts demanding passports, visas from Venezuelans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:27am

Dozens of riot police stood guard at Peru's northern border on Saturday, hours after new entry measures requiring Venezuelan migrants to hold a passport and humanitarian visa took effect.

Syria violence kills dozens of troops and civilians in north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:17am

Government airstrikes, intense shelling and fighting on the ground in rebel-held areas in northwest Syria claimed the lives of dozens of people Saturday, Syrian opposition activists said.