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More than 80 reported killed this week in Ethiopia's unrest

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 2:05am

More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says.

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 1:04am

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged.

Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:57am

Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people.

Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first words

Leo Correa and Alan Clendenning, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 11:04pm

Vitoria Gabrielle crawled all the time and was starting to walk this year with a little help, hanging on to her 4-year-old brother's arm while exploring her mother's small apartment on a cobblestone street in Rio de Janeiro's working-class Piety neighborhood.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:40pm

A spokesman says an “incident” has damaged an under-construction building near Iran’s Natanz nuclear site, but there was no damage to its centrifuge facility. Behrouz Kamalvandi made the comment in a report published Thursday by the state-run IRNA news agency. Kamalvandi said authorities were investigating what happened. He called the affected building an “industrial shed,” without elaborating. There hasn’t been any previously announced construction work at Natanz, a uranium enrichment center some 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of the capital, Tehran. Natanz includes underground facilities buried under some 7.6 meters (25 feet) of concrete, which offer protection from airstrikes.

24 shot to death in attack on drug rehab center in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:44pm

Gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities said.

Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:42pm

Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven.

Mexico cancels baseball season, marathon because of pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 1:04pm

For the first time in almost a century, Mexico has cancelled its professional baseball season, the Mexican Baseball League announced Wednesday.

UN demands halt to key global conflicts to tackle COVID-19

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:27am

The U.N. Security Council demanded an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in key conflicts including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo on Wednesday to tackle COVID-19 in its first resolution on the new coronavirus.

Danish authorities: No racial motive in man's slaying

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:20am

Danish authorities said Wednesday that the motive behind the slaying of a biracial man on a Baltic Sea island was a personal relationship gone wrong rather than a racially motivated killing.

Outrage in Colombia over alleged soldier abuse of Indigenous

Manuel Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 9:49am

Accusations that a group of soldiers sexually assaulted two young Indigenous girls in rural Colombia have sparked protests outside army bases and rekindled fears about the military’s human rights record, especially in parts of the country still recovering from decades of armed conflict.

China researchers discover new swine flu with 'pandemic potential'

Jessie Yeung, CNN  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:45am

Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic, according to a study released on Monday, though scientists have cautioned that the virus does not pose an immediate global health threat.

UK foreign secretary extends immigration rights to Hong Kong BNO passport holders to 5 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:02am

UK foreign secretary extends immigration rights to Hong Kong BNO passport holders to 5 years.

Zimbabwe reopens wildlife parks, restaurants in relaxation

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:00am

Zimbabwe has reopened its national parks to the public and allowed restaurants to serve food within their premises, some relief for the country's hospitality sector struggling from restrictions to combat the new coronavirus.

Divided West can do little as China tightens up on Hong Kong

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 2:07am

From Tokyo to Brussels, political leaders have swiftly decried Beijing’s move to impose a tough national security law on Hong Kong that cracks down on subversive activity and protest in the semi-autonomous territory.

Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 1:28am

A confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that the Israeli leader's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank would not start on Wednesday, the original target date, as the British prime minister made an extraordinary appeal to Israel to call off the plan.

Turkey: Up to 60 migrants feared dead in lake after sinking

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 1:21am

Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday.

COVID-19 cases mount at the ends of the Earth in Timbuktu

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 1:06am

Harandane Toure started taking malaria pills when he first spiked a fever but as the days passed his illness only worsened.

Hong Kong police make first arrest under new national security law, for carrying independence flag at protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 12:00am

Hong Kong police make first arrest under new national security law, for carrying independence flag at protest.