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Mexico's crackdown on migrants sends some heading south

Maria Verza and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:15pm

Mexico's efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory showed some bite Monday as some people turned around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials said they would target human smuggling rings.

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 8 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:16am

A car bombing targeted an armored vehicle belonging to the Indian army in disputed Kashmir late Monday, wounding at least six soldiers and two civilians, officials said. Separately, an army officer and a suspected rebel were killed in a gunbattle.

British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:00am

Britain's Royal Air Force said Monday that two of its jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in recent days to intercept Russian aircraft.

Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador

Joshua Goodman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:59am

U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, The Associated Press has learned.

The Latest: Spain saves 292 migrants crossing Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:54am

The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local):

UN: World population expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:51am

The United Nations says the world's population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from the current 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050.

Strong earthquake kills 2, injures 19 in southern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:18am

A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed two people and injured 19, officials and news reports said.

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:14am

Egypt's former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday, state TV and his family said.

US Geological Survey says magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits western China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:01am

US Geological Survey says magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits western China.

UN food agency accuses Yemen's Houthis of diverting food aid

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:49am

The head of the U.N. food agency accused Yemen's Houthi rebels on Monday of diverting food from the war-torn country's hungriest people and threatened to suspend food aid later this week unless they immediately implement registration and monitoring agreements.

UN Palestinian refugee agency urges donors to fill shortfall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:29am

The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees says it is mobilizing to replenish a $211 million shortfall in the face of U.S. funding cuts.

Pakistan's top court halts execution of mentally ill inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:20am

A rights group says Pakistan's Supreme Court has halted the execution of a mentally ill prisoner.

Egypt agrees to pay Israel $500 million to end gas dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:12am

Egypt says it has struck a deal with the state-owned Israel Electric Corp to settle a fine for halting deliveries of natural gas.

Portugal's prime minister: wildfires require long-term fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:02am

Portugal's prime minister is warning against complacency in the fight against wildfires after huge blazes in 2017 that killed more than 100 people were followed by two years of much smaller charred areas and no deaths.

Fendi, Armani close Milan Fashion Week in fresh venues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:27am

Milan mainstays Fendi and Armani close out four days of menswear previews on Monday, capping a lighter-than-usual program with some of the Italian fashion world's top labels altering their show rhythms.

Former Slovak President Kiska creates new political party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:11am

Former Slovak President Andrej Kiska is kicking off a new centrist political party.

China says suspected blast caused minor quake near N. Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:11am

China's earthquake monitoring agency says a suspected explosion triggered a minor earthquake near it border with North Korea.

Cat filter appears during Pakistani official's briefing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:58am

It was a mistake that had some people in Pakistan scratching their whiskers.

Avalanche strands 4 Italian, 3 local climbers in Pakistan

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:56am

An Italian diplomat and two mountaineering workers in Pakistan said on Monday that an avalanche had stranded a group of four Italian and three Pakistani climbers on a mountain in the country's north.