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Stadium stampede in Madagascar's capital kills 15, wounds 80

Laetitia Bezain, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:33pm

A stampede at a concert in Madagascar's capital by a popular singer killed at least 15 people Wednesday night.

Russia hails return European body amid objections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:09pm

Russian officials are hailing the decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to ratify credentials of the country's delegation, restoring Russia's participation five years after being stripped of voting rights.

AP Interview: Russia hails Norway-brokered Venezuela talks

Kate By Pury and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:04pm

Russia's envoy on Venezuela said that Norway-brokered talks between the South American country's government and the opposition have raised a glimmer of hope for settling the crisis, strongly warning the U.S. against using force.

Season's 1st tropical storm forms in Eastern Pacific

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:02pm

The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season has formed off the coast of Mexico. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it poses no threat to land.

First tropical storm of the East Pacific season forms off Mexico; poses no threat to land

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 11:55am

First tropical storm of the East Pacific season forms off Mexico; poses no threat to land.

Brazil Bolsonaro tries new tactic to loosen gun laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 11:48am

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has issued new decrees to loosen Brazil's strict gun laws after his earlier effort was rejected by the Senate.

UN envoy meets Yemen's vice president to discuss peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:59am

The U.N. envoy for Yemen says he has met with officials from the internationally recognized government on the implementation of peace deals with the Houthi rebels.

Spain nabs Brazilian air force officer with cocaine in bag

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:47am

Spanish police say they have arrested a Brazilian air force officer at Seville airport with 39 kilograms (86 pounds) of cocaine in his suitcase.

A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants

Peter Orsi and Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:30am

The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments.

Former Israeli PM Barak stages return to 'topple Netanyahu'

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:22am

Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Barak announced Wednesday that he is returning to politics and forming a new party that will aim to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in upcoming elections.

'They died in each other's arms,' migrant's mother says

Marcos AlemÁn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:14am

The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at, but also comforting for how they clung to each other in their final moments.

Building explosion in Austrian capital leaves 12 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 9:30am

A suspected gas explosion blew a gaping hole in a building in central Vienna on Wednesday, injuring at least 12 people, two of them seriously, according to police and images from the scene.

Nordic liberals take harder line on migrants to win votes

Vanessa Gera and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 9:09am

In Scandinavia, there's a new type of socially conscious liberal - that wants tighter restrictions on immigration.

Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killing

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 9:08am

A top Saudi diplomat lashed out Tuesday at an independent U.N. expert's searing report alleging that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it was based on "prejudice and pre-fabricated ideas."

Paris prosecutor: no sign Notre Dame fire of criminal origin

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 8:59am

A preliminary investigation found no evidence to suggest that a fire that gutted large parts of Notre Dame Cathedral was criminal, the prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

UK jets in Estonia scrambled to intercept Russian planes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 8:52am

Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in a single day to intercept Russian aircraft.

Moldova's Constitutional Court judges resign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 8:29am

All six judges at Moldova's Constitutional Court, whose decisions have fueled a deep political crisis in the ex-Soviet republic, have resigned.

Ethiopia: 37 killed in another region after coup attempt

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 8:19am

Thirty-seven people were killed in an attack Sunday in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, the governor said Wednesday.

Airstrike on Syria's main rebel enclave kills 2 paramedics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 8:12am

An airstrike hit an ambulance in northwest Syria on Wednesday, killing two members of the opposition's Syrian Civil Defense and wounding four others in the last major rebel stronghold in the country, Civil Defense and opposition activists said.