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US Geological Survey says magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits western China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:01am

US Geological Survey says magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits western China.

UN food agency accuses Yemen's Houthis of diverting food aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:49am

The U.N. food agency is accusing Yemen's Houthi rebels of diverting food from the war-torn country's hungriest people and is threatening to suspend food aid unless they immediately implement registration and monitoring agreements.

UN Palestinian refugee agency urges donors to fill shortfall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:29am

The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees says it is mobilizing to replenish a $211 million shortfall in the face of U.S. funding cuts.

Pakistan's top court halts execution of mentally ill inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:20am

A rights group says Pakistan's Supreme Court has halted the execution of a mentally ill prisoner.

Egypt agrees to pay Israel $500 million to end gas dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:12am

Egypt says it has struck a deal with the state-owned Israel Electric Corp to settle a fine for halting deliveries of natural gas.

Mexico to target human traffickers in immigration crackdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:39am

Mexico's government on Monday highlighted the weekend "rescue" of nearly 800 migrants packed into semi-trailers, calling the operation a message that authorities are getting serious about combatting human trafficking.

Fendi, Armani close Milan Fashion Week in fresh venues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:27am

Milan mainstays Fendi and Armani close out four days of menswear previews on Monday, capping a lighter-than-usual program with some of the Italian fashion world's top labels altering their show rhythms.

Former Slovak President Kiska creates new political party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:11am

Former Slovak President Andrej Kiska is kicking off a new centrist political party.

China says suspected blast caused minor quake near N. Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:11am

China's earthquake monitoring agency says a suspected explosion triggered a minor earthquake near it border with North Korea.

Cat filter appears during Pakistani official's briefing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:58am

It was a mistake that had some people in Pakistan scratching their whiskers.

Avalanche strands 4 Italian, 3 local climbers in Pakistan

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:56am

An Italian diplomat and two mountaineering workers in Pakistan said on Monday that an avalanche had stranded a group of four Italian and three Pakistani climbers on a mountain in the country's north.

Duterte calls for calm over Chinese sinking of fishing boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:54am

The Philippine president on Monday called the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat that was hit by a Chinese vessel in the disputed South China Sea "a little maritime accident" and urged calm amid an outcry. Twenty-two crewmen aboard the sunken boat were rescued by a Vietnamese fishing boat.

Officials in Pakistan say an avalanche has struck 4 Italian climbers, 3 Pakistanis in the country's mountainous north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:40am

Officials in Pakistan say an avalanche has struck 4 Italian climbers, 3 Pakistanis in the country's mountainous north.

Analysis: China blinks on Hong Kong, but divide remains

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:33am

The leader of China, it turns out, may not be all-powerful.

Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit in 10 days

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:54am

Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country's atomic agency said Monday while also warning that Iran could enrich uranium up to 20% — just a step away from weapons-grade levels.

Chadian rebel chief arrested in France on war crimes inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:52am

A Chadian rebel leader is among three people detained in France in an investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity.

Sudan protesters urge night rallies amid standoff with army

Hussein Malla and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:41am

Sudan's protest leaders on Monday called for nighttime demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country, amid a tense standoff with the ruling military over who should lead the transition after the ouster of the autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

Opposition says 'injustice' will galvanize Istanbul voters

Ayse Wieting, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:23am

The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul said Monday he believes "the injustice" caused by the cancellation of his electoral win in March will galvanize voters in his favor in Sunday's rerun election.

Qatari envoy delivers aid to Gaza in cease-fire effort

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:21am

A Qatari envoy has delivered $25 million to the Gaza Strip to help shore up a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers.