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Mudslide in remote Nepal mountain village kills 8, 2 missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 1:29am

A mudslide has buried houses in two remote mountain villages in Nepal, killing eight people and leaving two others missing.

Indian opposition wants Modi to clarify Trump Kashmir claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 1:04am

Opposition leaders on Tuesday angrily demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi clarify his position in Parliament about President Donald Trump mediating India's long-running dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:16am

Congressional leaders in both parties and President Donald Trump are endorsing a debt and budget agreement that fends off concerns over a possible government shutdown or a federal default. The agreement announced Monday outlines $1.37 trillion in agency spending next year and slightly more in fiscal 2021. Republicans point to the agreement's call for large increases in military spending while Democrats say the deal protects spending on domestic programs.

Thai queen mother in hospital with respiratory infection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:05am

Thailand's 86-year-old Queen Mother Sirikit is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory infection, the palace said.

6 men, some with triad links, held over Hong Kong mob attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:54pm

Hong Kong police have detained six men, some with links to triads, following a violent attack on pro-democracy protesters at a subway station that saw dozens injured.

Puerto Ricans worry about future if embattled governor stays

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:04pm

The political crisis in Puerto Rico has escalated to a point where many wonder how Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will be able to govern the U.S. territory in the coming days and possibly weeks amid the massive protests to oust him.

2 Australian men arrested in drug cases in Bali

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:58pm

Two Australian men have been arrested with cocaine on Bali and could face long prison terms if convicted, Indonesian police said Tuesday.

SKorea fires 360 rounds of warning shots at Russian warplane

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:30pm

South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane briefly violated South Korea's airspace twice on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries.

South Korea says it has fired warning shots after Russian military planes intruded into South Korea's airspace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:23pm

South Korea says it has fired warning shots after Russian military planes intruded into South Korea's airspace.

Kim inspects new submarine, wants NKorean military bolstered

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:29pm

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capability, state media reported Tuesday, as the North is increasing its pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of nuclear diplomacy.

Mexico sets 1st half murder record, up 5.3%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:41pm

Mexico set a new record for homicides in the first half of the year as the number of murders grew by 5.3% compared to the same period of 2018, fueled partly by cartel and gang violence in several states.

Much of Venezuela in the dark again after massive blackout

Fabiola SÁnchez and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:18pm

The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system.

Mexico, US to launch plan against arms smuggling at border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:52am

The Mexican government said Monday it has reached agreement with the United States for a joint operation to combat gun smuggling along the U.S. border after seeing a spike in the number of illegal firearms detected.

Yemeni officials: fighting among rebel allies kills 10

Ahmed El-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:34am

Yemeni officials say fighting between two tribal groups loyal to the country's rebels has killed at least 10 people in the northwestern Amran province.

Kosovo prime minister formally hands in resignation letter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:58am

Kosovo's prime minister has formally handed in his resignation after being summoned for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war.

Sri Lanka imposes emergency for 4th month after bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:57am

Sri Lanka's government has extended emergency laws that give wide-ranging powers to security forces for the fourth time since the Easter Day bomb blasts that killed more than 250 people.

Congo's health minister quits over Ebola response changes

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:53am

Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga resigned from his post Monday to protest the president's decision to take over management of the response to the Ebola outbreak.

B.C. police searching for 2 missing, investigating murders

Jim Morris, Rob Gillies and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:59am

The separate discoveries of three bodies and a burning car with missing occupants are shaking rural northern British Columbia.

AP Explains: Deadly mega-fires bring new challenge to Europe

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:34am

The European Union describes wildfires as "a serious and increasing threat" across the continent.