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UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:43am

The U.N. spokesman says tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen's western coastline where Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition are engaged in fierce battles with Iranian-backed Houthis rebels.

The United Nations says over 25,000 people have fled the fighting at Yemen's port city of Hodeida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:38am

The United Nations says over 25,000 people have fled the fighting at Yemen's port city of Hodeida.

Israel arrests former government minister for Iran spying

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:36am

A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday.

US serial sperm donor banned from donating in Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:35am

Serial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has been banned from donating his sperm in Israel, where he first fathered a child using artificial insemination.

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:08am

Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now.

Bosnian police block 100 migrants from reaching Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:06am

Bosnian border police on Monday stopped about 100 migrants from reaching the border with European Union member Croatia amid a rise in the influx of people heading through the Balkans toward Western Europe.

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss Syria, North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:04am

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has had a call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss Syria, North Korea and plans for future U.S.-Russian contacts.

New Survey: Over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:57am

A new study of small arms estimates there are over 1 billion legal and illicit firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners.

Israeli minister criticizes royal itinerary over Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:55am

The status of Jerusalem in the royal itinerary for Prince William's upcoming visit has angered an Israeli Cabinet member.

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:46am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany's border.

Italian interior minister takes aim at Roma with census

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:14am

Italy's hard-line interior minister, who recently sparked a Europe-wide showdown by refusing entry to a rescue boat packed with 630 migrants, is now taking aim at Italy's minority Roma community.

Ferry carrying 80 sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:37am

A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank Monday in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least one person.

Carlotta weakens to tropical depression off Mexico's coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:22am

Former Tropical Storm Carlotta edged along Mexico's Pacific coast as a tropical depression Monday, bringing heavy rains that posed a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore.

Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:20am

Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control.

Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies

Bassem Mroue and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:08am

Iraqi Shiite forces and Syria accused the United States on Monday of targeting their troops inside Syria with an airstrike, a charge the U.S. denied but that ratcheted up tensions in the area.

The Latest: Fourth death confirmed in Osaka-area earthquake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:54am

The Latest on a powerful earthquake in Japan (all times local):

UK backs ban on upskirting photos after lawmaker blocks it

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:36am

Britain's Conservative government said Monday it would propose a ban on "upskirting" photos after an opposition attempt to outlaw the practice was derailed by a lone Conservative lawmaker.

Romania: US diplomat says corruption helps 'hostile powers'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:29am

An American diplomat is urging Romania to keep fighting official corruption to prevent "hostile powers" from undermining the country.

Van crashes into fans at Dutch festival: 1 dead, 3 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:08am

A van ran into a small group of pop music fans near a popular festival in the Netherlands, killing one person and injuring three others before fleeing the scene Monday. A suspect turned himself in to police hours later.