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New evacuations in southwest Syria as offensive continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:49am

A new group of rebels and their families began evacuating Saturday from the country's southwest, activists and Syrian media said, where the government has gained new ground in its ongoing offensive.

Body of woman who died likely in 2017 found in Italy house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:43am

The Italian news agency ANSA says police have discovered the body of a 60-year-old woman, who apparently died in early 2017, in a home in northern Italy.

French investigators raid home of Macron's bodyguard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:39am

Paris prosecutor's office says investigators have raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides, who was caught on camera beating a protester in May.

Suspended Zoroastrian regains seat in municipal council

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:39am

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting the country's top arbitration body has restored a suspended Zoroastrian member of Yazd City Council to his position, saying all religious minorities are eligible to hold office.

Australian skull displayed in US museum buried in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:34am

An Australian soldier's skull has been buried in a French war grave a century after it was taken for eventual display in a Philadelphia museum, Australia's government said Saturday.

At least 10 Iranian troops killed in attack near Iraq border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:34am

At least 10 Iranian border guards were killed in an overnight attack by unidentified gunmen near the Iraqi border, Iranian media reported Saturday.

Pakistan candidate kills himself after sons oppose him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:38am

Police in Pakistan say an independent candidate for parliament has shot himself to death after his sons disagreed with his politics.

German prosecutors charge bus attacker with attempted murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:33am

German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man who attacked passengers on a crowded city bus with a knife in the northern town of Luebeck on Friday with attempted murder.

Margaret Thatcher's spouse not happy about McCartney invite

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:19am

Most hosts would be quite happy to have Paul McCartney come to a shindig. But that wasn't the case with Denis Thatcher in 1988 when planning a gala reception at 10 Downing Street.

Survivor, 2 bodies from migrant boat wreck arrive in Spain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:17am

A survivor of a capsized migrant boat brought to the Spanish island of Mallorca along with two bodies from the wreck has been transferred to a hospital for trauma treatment, Spanish authorities said Saturday.

The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:44am

The Latest on a family reuniting in Honduras after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):

Macau takes in 533 dogs after Asia's only race track shuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:39am

Macau authorities took in more than 500 greyhounds abandoned following the closure Saturday of Asia's only legal dog-racing track.

CPJ raises questions over situation for media in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 1:11am

An international organization that advocates for the rights of journalists has raised questions about conditions that media face in Pakistan ahead of parliamentary elections.

Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:51am

Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war.

Eritrean diaspora watches Ethiopia thaw with hope, mistrust

Caron Creighton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:31am

The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighboring countries' residents: new economic and diplomatic ties, telephone and transport links and the end to one of Africa's most bitter feuds.

'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' arms

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:59pm

For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in U.S. government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words.

Mexico president-elect defends earthquake fund

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:05pm

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that a fund set up by his party to support those affected by last September's earthquake was above board and all transfers documented.

Peruvian villagers demand justice, set court files on fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:43pm

Hundreds of villagers in Peru's remote Sihuas province broke into offices of the local prosecutor and court Friday, destroying thousands of criminal case files to protest corruption in the judicial system, authorities said.

Colombian rebels-turned-politicians sworn into Congress

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:21pm

With the swipe of a taupe shade of eyeshadow and the swearing of an oath, Sandra Ramirez's transformation from rebel guerrilla to senator was complete.