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Soviet-era fighter jet crashes in India; pilot killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:37am

An Indian air force MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in a village field in northern India on Wednesday, killing its pilot.

1st commercial flight from Ethiopia to ex-rival Eritrea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:37am

The first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea arrived on Wednesday as air links were restored after the swift and stunning end of a 20-year state of war.

Curious path of Siberian gun lover accused of spying on US

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:34am

By her early 20s, Maria Butina appeared to have a budding political career and a mini furniture empire in her remote Siberian hometown. Then she abandoned both to pursue her passion for gun rights — and, prosecutors say, to spy on the United States.

Thai youth soccer players rescued from cave meet the media

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:27am

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a cave in northern Thailand left the hospital where they had been recuperating and appeared at a news conference Wednesday, looking healthy as they answered questions from journalists from around the world.

Government bombing intense in south Syria opposition holdout

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:27am

Talks to cede the largest opposition holdout in southwestern Syria to the government have failed, triggering an intense overnight bombing campaign on the densely populated town of Nawa that killed over a dozen people and injured over a hundred, activists and rescuers said Wednesday.

Pakistan reverses order to try ex-PM Sharif in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:24am

Pakistani authorities have reversed this week's controversial order that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif be tried on corruption charges in jail for security reasons.

South Africa, Obama mark Mandela centennial with charity

Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:15am

South Africans along with former U.S. President Barack Obama were marking the centennial of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth on Wednesday with acts of charity in a country still struggling with deep economic inequality 24 years after the end of white minority rule.

Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:07am

When Abdul Aziz reached Australia's Christmas Island aboard a smuggler's boat in 2013, he had no idea that weeks earlier his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed.

The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:51am

The Latest on Thai youth soccer players and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave (all times local):

The Latest: Hungary to pull out of UN accord on migration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:47am

The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Russia extends house arrest of acclaimed film director

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:55am

An acclaimed Russian filmmaker and theater director accused of embezzlement must stay under house arrest for another month.

Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:19am

Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump.

Claiming to mistrust Italy, aid group sets sail for Spain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:09am

An aid group says it won't dock its boat in an Italian port and that instead it's seeking a go-ahead to disembark in Spain with the woman who survived a migrant boat wreck and the dead bodies of another woman and a toddler.

As state of emergency ends, Turkey mulls new terror laws

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:03am

As Turkey's controversial two-year-long state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws it says are needed to deal with continued security threats. The opposition insists the laws are just as oppressive as the emergency powers they will replace.

Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:01am

When Aziz Abdul reached Australia's Christmas Island aboard a smuggler's boat, he had no idea that weeks earlier in 2013, his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed.

Suspect arrested in attack on home of Gerry Adams

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:27am

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man in connection with an attack on the home of former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

German court releases man convicted in far-right trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:23am

A German court has ordered the release of a man convicted last week as an accessory to the murder of nine victims of a neo-Nazi group that targeted immigrants.

Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

Luis Manuel Galeano and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:23pm

Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government.

Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:11pm

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.