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Sudan's Bashir appears in public for first time since ouster

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:32am

Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since his ouster, as he was led away to a prosecutor's office in a corruption probe.

Sudanese officials say deposed strongman Omar al-Bashir is being taken to the prosecutor's office for corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:22am

Sudanese officials say deposed strongman Omar al-Bashir is being taken to the prosecutor's office for corruption probe.

Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:15am

The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Jewish settlement in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:14am

Turkey says Syrian government forces have "deliberately" attacked a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syria.

Hong Kong government issues apology over handling of politically-charged legislation that sparked massive protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:19am

Hong Kong government issues apology over handling of politically-charged legislation that sparked massive protests.

Libyan navy says it intercepted 91 Europe-bound migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 6:43am

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted a rubber vessel carrying 91 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country's Mediterranean coast.

Libya's Sarraj calls for elections in 2019 to end war

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:10am

The head of Libya's U.N.-supported government on Sunday proposed holding nationwide elections to end the war in the North African country, as the forces of the rival military commander Khalifa Hifter continue their two-month-long battle to take the capital, Tripoli.

UK Tories warned not to crown Boris Johnson without a fight

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 3:09am

Candidates seeking to beat favorite Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister warned Sunday that the Conservative Party needs a real leadership contest, not just a coronation for the flamboyant front-runner.

Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 2:23am

A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she agreed to a plea bargain that ended the years-long saga of just one of the high-profile corruption cases involving the prime minister's family.

Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 1:49am

With Italian chandeliers still hanging in the lobby, the Ledra Palace Hotel in Cyprus still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the shell craters and bullet holes that scar its sandstone facade.

Rights group: Pakistan shouldn't execute mentally ill man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:54pm

A rights group has urged the Pakistani government not to execute a prisoner with "clear symptoms of mental illness" scheduled to be hanged in two days.

The Latest: Hong Kong protest activists reject apology

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:09pm

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local):

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:41pm

Pro-democracy activists helping to drive mass protests in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law have rejected an apology issued by the city's leader. Leaders of the Civil Human Rights Front say they estimated almost 2 million people had marched to demand Chief Executive Carrie Lam scrap the legislation and resign. Police have not issued their own estimate of the crowd size. The protest leaders rejected an apology Lam issued late Sunday over her handling of the bill.

Top contenders for president in Guatemala election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:34pm

Guatemalans head to the polls Sunday to choose their next president, as well as a vice president, congressional representatives and mayors. With 19 candidates in the race for president, a runoff vote is likely in August.

Guatemalans choose president amid distrust, flight to US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:24pm

Guatemalans headed to the polls Sunday to cast their vote for the next president, following an electoral process that generated widespread disillusion and distrust just as tens of thousands were fleeing poverty and gang violence in the country to seek a new life in the United States.

UN anti-terror official makes controversial trip to Xinjiang

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:58pm

The U.N. counterterrorism chief visited Xinjiang last week despite protests from the U.S. and a rights group that the trip would be inappropriate in light of the human rights conditions in China's far west region.

Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership

Christopher Bodeen and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:13pm

Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony.

Over 40% of newly elected Indian lawmakers facing charges

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 7:34pm

India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world's largest democracy.

Activists blast Rio gov comment about slum missile strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 6:19pm

A human rights official and community activists are criticizing the governor of Rio de Janeiro state for saying that a missile could be sent to "blow up" drug traffickers in a local slum.