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Late Seoul mayor says in his will he feels sorry to people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 9:05pm

A will left by late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon says he feels “sorry to all people” and asks his body to be cremated.

City officials say late Seoul mayor left note saying he felt “sorry to all people” and asking that his body be cremated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 8:57pm

City officials say late Seoul mayor left note saying he felt “sorry to all people” and asking that his body be cremated.

Voting begins in Singapore general elections, with strict safety precautions being taken against the coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 6:03pm

Voting begins in Singapore general elections, with strict safety precautions being taken against the coronavirus.

Justice secretary resigns as Puerto Rico turmoil deepens

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 9:48am

Puerto Rico’s political turmoil deepened Thursday as the island’s newest justice secretary resigned in the wake of an investigation targeting the U.S. territory’s governor, who remains under scrutiny.

Police say body of missing Seoul mayor has been found in forested hills

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 9:44am

Police say body of missing Seoul mayor has been found in forested hills.

US Army chief welcomed to Thailand with coronavirus test

Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 5:28am

A U.S. Army delegation led by chief of staff Gen. James McConville on Thursday became the first official visitors to Thailand since entry rules were eased as part of the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.

3 Turkish military police killed in fireworks truck blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 4:51am

A truck carrying fireworks exploded in northwestern Turkey on Thursday, killing three military police officers and wounding 12 others.

Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after 7-hour search

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 3:47am

The missing mayor of South Korea’s capital, reportedly embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, was found dead early Friday, more than half a day after giving his daughter a will-like message and then leaving home, police said.

Police say the Seoul city mayor has been reported missing and search operations are underway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 3:42am

Police say the Seoul city mayor has been reported missing and search operations are underway.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 10:40pm

With 2020 shaping to be an especially violent year in one of the nation’s most violent cities, St. Louis leaders are considering a new tool to fight crime — surveillance planes — even as opponents worry about the further militarization of police and privacy issues. St. Louis has spent millions on anti-crime efforts over the years, but with little success. Alderman Tom Oldenburg’s proposal calls for contracting with a company called Persistent Surveillance Systems, which initially developed its system to aid the military in Iraq. In May, Baltimore became the first city to try the program as a crime-fighting tool, launching a six-month trial.

Bolsonaro now 'poster boy' for dubious COVID-19 treatment

David Biller, Marcelo By Sousa and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 10:03pm

After months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do the same.

Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 9:36pm

Australia suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and extended visas for Hong Kong residents in response to China’s imposition of a tough national security law on the semi-autonomous territory, the prime minister said Thursday.

Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 8:59pm

Flooding and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan, while rescue workers searched Thursday for more people missing in rain-related disasters that have already killed more than 60 people.

Mali leader promises court changes in bid to quell protests

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 7:32pm

In a televised midnight speech, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita promised early Thursday to reform the country's constitutional court in a bid to quell another round of protests calling for his resignation.

Bolsonaro becomes 'poster boy' for unproven virus treatment

David Biller, Marcelo By Sousa and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 5:59pm

After months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do the same.

UN Council rejects Russia bid to limit Syrian aid deliveries

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:25pm

The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected a Russian resolution that would have cut back the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest to just one crossing point from Turkey.

UN chief warns foreign interference in Libya `unprecedented'

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 12:52pm

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that foreign interference in Libya’s war has reached “unprecedented levels” and urged key players and their backers to unblock the political stalemate and agree to a cease-fire and peace talks.

Italy cracks down on Bangladesh amid virus concerns

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 11:04am

More than 100 Bangladeshis who arrived at Rome’s airport Wednesday were refused entry as Italy tightens restrictions on travel from coronavirus hotspots in a bid to prevent new infection clusters in the onetime European epicenter of the outbreak.

26 women accuse Paris street artist of rape, sexual assault

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 10:30am

Paris police are investigating accusations by 26 women that a street artist in the historic Montmartre neighborhood raped or sexually assaulted them, in what their lawyers describe as a systematic, years-long pattern of targeting and manipulating teen girls and young women.