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2 hurricanes roar in Pacific far off Mexico coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:30pm

Two hurricanes and a tropical storm are moving through the Pacific Ocean off Mexico late Tuesday, but forecasters say they do not pose an immediate threat to land.

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:41pm

A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation.

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:21pm

Human rights groups have asked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to withdraw his threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels. Human Rights Watch said such an attack will constitute a war crime.

EU-Turkey talks fail to ease friction over detentions

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:48pm

High-level talks that European Union officials had with Turkey's foreign minister Tuesday did not appear to ease tensions between the 28-nation bloc and Ankara over a wave of detentions of human rights defenders, journalists and others.

China denies its jets operated dangerously in US encounter

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:51pm

China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.

US and China report progress on new North Korea sanctions

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:21pm

The United States and China said Tuesday they are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo detainee also tried to travel to Russia

Leonardo Haberkorn, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:00pm

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee resettled in Uruguay recently tried to travel to Russia in one of at least four attempts to leave the South American country, an official said Tuesday.

Authorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:21pm

Venezuela's intelligence agency detained two more judges Tuesday that the government-stacked Supreme Court had threatened with arrest after they were appointed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:41pm

Charlie Gard's parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye.

Haitian migrants get residency extension from Dominican govt

Ezequiel Abiu Lopez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:11pm

The Dominican Republic on Tuesday granted a one-year extension to some 230,000 Haitian migrants trying to renew or obtain residency permits, an issue that has soured relations between the neighboring countries.

Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:52pm

The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer's office in Switzerland that left five people wounded was caught on Tuesday after more than a day on the run, police said.

Libyan rivals agree in France to cease-fire, elections

Elaine Ganley and Nadine Achoui-Lesage, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:52pm

Two rival Libyan leaders committed themselves on Tuesday to a cease-fire, working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and finding a roadmap to secure lawless Libya against terrorism and trafficking of all kinds, according to a document released by the French presidency.

Swiss police say the suspect in the chainsaw attack that wounded five people has been arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:51pm

Swiss police say the suspect in the chainsaw attack that wounded five people has been arrested.

Wind-driven fires hopscotch through south of France, Corsica

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

Hundreds of firefighters in the Riviera region of southern France and on the island of Corsica battled wind-whipped blazes Tuesday that have left first responders injured.

The Latest: France's Macron hails 'courage' of Libyan rivals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

The Latest on Libya's two main political rivals in talks at a meeting outside Paris (all times local):

5-story building collapses in India, killing at least 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

A five-story building came crashing down Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring 12 others, police said. Another dozen people were feared trapped under the rubble.

The Latest: Hearing on Charlie Gard case to resume Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:14am

The Latest on the court hearing on critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

Islamic extremists kill 5 in Burkina Faso's north

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:11am

Burkina Faso's government says suspected jihadis have killed at least five people in three different villages in the country's volatile north.

Police injured as knife-wielding man arrested in Spain

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:41am

A man was arrested after he held a large knife against his abdomen and shouted "Allahu Akbar" — "God is Great" in Arabic — at a busy Spanish frontier with Morocco, authorities in the Spanish enclave of Melilla said Tuesday.