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Lightning storm kills 20 in eastern India

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 24th - 1:08am

A government official says lightning has killed at least 20 people with thunderstorms and heavy rains lashing eastern India.

AP Photos: Life and death in eastern Congo's Ebola outbreak

Jerome Delay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 24th - 1:06am

They made their way through the thick forest like astronauts carrying a fallen comrade. Their booted steps were slow and deliberate as if they walked on the moon. A few men waited by a freshly dug grave, checking their smartphones. Without ceremony, the body of Mussa Kathembo was lowered into the ground.

Accident in Turkey injures 25 tourists; most from Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 24th - 12:52am

Turkey's state-run news agency says a tour bus carrying tourists from Poland, Russia and Norway veered off a road near the Mediterranean coast and rolled over, injuring at least 25 people.

Taliban kill 4 Afghan police in attack on checkpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 24th - 12:37am

An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a checkpoint in the western Farah province, killing at least four police and wounding another two.

Germany charges suspect over 2005 killing of Sri Lanka FM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 24th - 12:35am

German prosecutors have charged a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers as an accessory to murder in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka's foreign minister.

Mired in poverty, Afghans bring their children to work

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 24th - 12:14am

Every day before dawn, 10-year-old Kamran goes to work with his father and other relatives at a brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul.

Landslides in southwest China kill 12; 34 missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:02pm

At least 12 people have died in two landslides in southwestern China and rescuers are looking for 34 missing, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:41pm

The former special counsel in the Trump-Russia probe, Robert Mueller, will finally face congressional interrogators on Wednesday, testifying in morning and afternoon televised hearings. Democrats hope Mueller's testimony will weaken President Donald Trump's reelection prospects in ways that Mueller's book-length report did not. Republicans are ready to defend Trump and turn their fire on Mueller and his team instead. Mueller wrapped up his two-year investigation last spring.

In prized Venezuelan building, a long wait for light

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:04pm

When the lights began flickering back on in Venezuela's capital, residents in the six-story Doleli Building hailed as part of the city's cultural patrimony remained in the dark.

Russia wants probe on alleged S Korean airspace violation

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:04pm

Russia wants an investigation into a South Korean announcement that one of its military planes violated South Korea's airspace, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday citing, Russia's acting ambassador.

The Latest: China says HK protester acts are 'intolerable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:18pm

The Latest on China's national defense white paper released Wednesday (all times local):

China says US 'power politics' undermines global stability

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:15pm

China on Wednesday accused the U.S. of undermining global stability with unilateral policies and "power politics" in the Chinese Defense Ministry's first comprehensive outline of its policies since President Xi Jinping came to power.

Chinese defense report says US, Japanese and Australian moves to beef up militaries bring uncertainties to Asia-Pacific

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:59pm

Chinese defense report says US, Japanese and Australian moves to beef up militaries bring uncertainties to Asia-Pacific.

China says it will not "renounce use of force" to reunify with Taiwan, vows to fight "separatists" in Xinjiang, Tibet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:58pm

China says it will not "renounce use of force" to reunify with Taiwan, vows to fight "separatists" in Xinjiang, Tibet.

Nicaragua court frees prisoner in death of Brazilian student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:43pm

A court in Nicaragua on Tuesday ordered the release of a suspected armed pro-government civilian sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of Brazilian medical student Rayneia Lima a year ago.

Syrian state media report Israeli strike on country's south

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:21pm

Syria's state media is reporting an Israeli attack on the country's southern province of Daraa, saying it did not inflict any casualties.

Mexico finds 150 migrants in trailer without food, water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:04pm

Federal police in Mexico have found 150 migrants who had been kept in the freight compartment of a truck without food or water for days.

Missing men now suspects in Canada murders

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:29pm

Two young men thought missing are now suspects in the murders of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as the death of another man in northern British Columbia, Canadian police said Tuesday.

12 killed in rebel attacks in Congo's Ebola outbreak region

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:27pm

A local official says rebels have killed a dozen people in an area of eastern Congo where an Ebola virus outbreak has persisted for nearly a year.