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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:41pm

A Texas congresswoman says the federal government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station near El Paso following reports that more than 300 children were detained in squalid conditions. The conditions included inadequate food, water and sanitation. The move follows an Associated Press report last week that older children were trying to take care of infants and toddlers at the facility in Clint, Texas. Rep. Veronica Escobar says only 30 children remained on Monday.

Iran says talks with US impossible; US says it wants talks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:44pm

Iran's U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation in the Persian Gulf is "very dangerous" and called talks with the U.S. impossible in the face of escalating sanctions and intimidation, while the U.S. envoy said the Trump administration's aim is to get Tehran back to negotiations.

Brazil says deaths from dengue up 163% in first half of year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:01pm

Brazil's health ministry says deaths from dengue fever in the last six months have risen 163% from the same period last year.

Nuevo Laredo says it will receive migrants returned from US

Michael Krumholtz and Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:08pm

The border city of Nuevo Laredo is to begin receiving migrants returned from the United States as early as this week to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims wind their way through U.S. courts, Mexican officials said Monday.

5 endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to Rwanda

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:42pm

Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were transported to Rwanda's Akagera National Park on Monday.

What's an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?

Michael Weissenstein, Andrea Rodriguez and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:13pm

One of the Russian navy's most advanced warships entered Havana's harbor Monday and docked at the port used until this month by U.S. cruise lines. Here are some questions and answers about the Admiral Gorshkov's travels through the Caribbean.

Italian mobster Rocco Morabito escapes from Uruguayan prison

Leonardo Haberkorn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:43pm

A top Italian organized crime boss escaped during the night from the Uruguayan prison where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, Uruguay's interior ministry said Monday.

Driver with Ebola team severely injured by mob

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:54am

A driver working with an Ebola response team is in critical condition after angry crowds hurled rocks at him and set his vehicle on fire.

Governor in Russia's North Caucasus quits following protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:41am

A governor in Russia's North Caucasus responsible for an unpopular land swap deal has stepped down.

Man who pushed pensioner onto subway tracks convicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:38am

A British judge has sentenced a paranoid schizophrenic to at least 12 years in custody for pushing a 91 year-old man onto the subway tracks in London.

Mexico newspaper's printing director dies after attack

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:18am

A newspaper in Mexico says one of its staffers has died days after he was shot in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas.

Cyprus minister: Turkey complicit in migrant trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:31am

Cyprus' interior minister is accusing Turkey and breakaway Turkish Cypriots of helping to traffick migrants to the internationally recognized southern part of the ethnically split island nation.

Serbia's defense chief crows about Russian military allies

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:30am

Live-ammunition drills the Serbian military is holding with Russian and Belarusian troops show Belgrade has allies in any future war in the Balkans, Serbia's defense minister said Monday.

Probe advised of ex-defense secretary over Sri Lankan blasts

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:12am

Sri Lanka's attorney general advised the acting police chief on Monday to launch a criminal investigation of the former defense secretary over "major lapses" that contributed to security failures ahead of Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.

Dutch telephone outage takes out nation's emergency number

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:04am

A major telephone outage took down the Dutch emergency number for more than three hours Monday, forcing police and other first responders to scramble to set up alternatives.

Russian and Egyptian ministers discuss closer ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:52am

The Russian and Egyptian foreign and defense ministers have discussed ways to expand military and security ties between the two nations.

Belgian man charged over suspected US embassy attack plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:09am

Police in Brussels have arrested a man suspected of planning an attack on the U.S. embassy in the Belgian capital, prosecutors said Monday.

EU court says Poland's Supreme Court reforms unlawful

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:58am

The European Union's top court ruled Monday that a Polish law that pushed Supreme Court judges into early retirement violates EU law, a setback for Poland's right-wing government but a move welcomed by critics who worried the measure would cause a serious erosion of democratic standards.

Sudan's military sidesteps proposal for civilian rule

Hussein Malla and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:24am

Sudan's military rulers refused to agree on Monday to the Ethiopian proposal for a power-sharing agreement with the country's pro-democracy movement, a top general said, in comments that could worsen a volatile standoff with the protesters.