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

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

A 17-year-old surfer died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week and at least the fifth in Australia this year.

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.

Flood-weary Venice puts 'Moses' inflatable barriers to test

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 4:40am

Venice has conducted a trial run of an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides.

Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt without modern touches

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 4:37am

Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt just the way it stood before last year’s devastating fire.

Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 3:54am

The coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa, but in the overflowing COVID-19 wards the sound is less of a roar than a rasp.

AP Explains: Why India cases are rising to multiple peaks

Emily Schmall and Aniruddha Ghosal, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 2:07am

In just three weeks, India went from the world’s sixth worst-affected country by the coronavirus to the third, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during a stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an exponential rise in infections.

WHO experts to visit China to plan COVID-19 investigation

Sam McNeil, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 11:38pm

Two World Health Organization experts were heading to the Chinese capital on Friday to lay the groundwork for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

UN official: 700 people died in Syrian camps for IS families

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 11:30pm

The U.N. counterterrorism chief said his office received information that 700 people died recently in two camps in northeast Syria, where more than 70,000 mainly women and children connected to Islamic State fighters are detained in “very dire conditions.”

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 10:40pm

President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone. The president intervened in extraordinary fashion Friday in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president's own conduct. The move came just days before Stone was to begin serving a 40-month prison sentence for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in 2016. The action underscores the president’s lingering rage over special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and is part of a continuing effort to rewrite the narrative of a probe that has shadowed the White House from the outset.

Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll rises to 66

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 9:42pm

Parts of Japan still searching for missing people and evacuating those stranded by deadly floods and mudslides were bracing for more pounding rains through the weekend.

Seoul mayor's death prompts sympathy, questions of his acts

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 9:05pm

The sudden death of Seoul’s mayor, reportedly implicated in a sexual harassment complaint, has prompted an outpouring of public sympathy even as it has raised questions about a man who built his career as a reform-minded politician and self-described feminist.

City officials say late Seoul mayor left note saying he felt “sorry to all people” and asking that his body be cremated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 8:57pm

City officials say late Seoul mayor left note saying he felt “sorry to all people” and asking that his body be cremated.

Voting begins in Singapore general elections, with strict safety precautions being taken against the coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 6:03pm

Voting begins in Singapore general elections, with strict safety precautions being taken against the coronavirus.