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Nigeria: 'Deeply unfortunate killings' as 86 reported dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:09pm

Nigeria's presidency late Sunday announced a "deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities" in central Plateau State as one report cited police as saying 86 people were dead.

Nigeria's presidency reports 'deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:40pm

Nigeria's presidency reports 'deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities'

The Latest: Voters celebrate pro-Kurdish party success

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:37pm

The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local):

Tropical Storm Daniel forms far off Mexico's Pacific coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:24pm

Tropical Storm Daniel formed well off Mexico's Pacific coast Sunday, and forecasters said it was heading out to sea and posed no threat to land.

Turkey: Erdogan claims victory in presidential election

Suzan Fraser, Elena Becatoros and Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:18pm

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory after unofficial election returns Sunday showed him with enough votes to serve another term that carries new executive powers.

36 dead in militia attack on village in central Mali: Group

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:16pm

A community militia killed 32 civilians in an attack on a village in central Mali then returned shortly after Malian soldiers left and killed four more, the head of the West African nation's largest ethnic Fulani association said late Sunday.

EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

Raf Casert and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:04pm

The leaders of 16 countries survived the "frank talk" of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity.

Thousands of Romanians stage anti-graft protests for 5th day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:42pm

Thousands of anti-corruption protesters demonstrated in cities around Romania for a fifth day Sunday after a court sentenced the country's most powerful politician for official misconduct.

Incumbent Erdogan says unofficial results show he has won Turkey's presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:39pm

Incumbent Erdogan says unofficial results show he has won Turkey's presidential election.

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile fired at capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:30pm

Saudi Arabia's state media says the kingdom's air defenses have intercepted a ballistic missile fired over the capital from Yemen, where Saudi-led coalition forces are at war.

Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan ties

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:08pm

Britain's Prince William on Sunday praised "historic ties and friendship" with Jordan and the kingdom's commitment to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as he began a historic five-day tour that also includes Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:52pm

Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, during an explosion that destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday.

Libyan coast guard intercepts 450 migrants bound for Europe

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:37pm

Libya's coast guard intercepted Sunday some 460 African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores, a spokesman said.

Italy declines aid ship help, hands migrant rescue to Libya

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:36pm

The Italian government stepped up its efforts to discourage migration Sunday by telling a Spanish aid group it didn't need help rescuing 1,000 migrants from six dinghies because it had passed responsibility for the Mediterranean Sea mission to Libya's coast guard.

Iraq elections commissions prepares for partial recount

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:16pm

Iraq's elections commission says it has directed its branches to send ballot boxes possibly affected by fraud to Baghdad for a recount.

Partial results in Turkish state media have pro-Kurdish party poised to enter parliament, ruling party majority at risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:05pm

Partial results in Turkish state media have pro-Kurdish party poised to enter parliament, ruling party majority at risk.

The Latest: No decisions at 'frank and open' migration talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:00pm

The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local):

Activists: US tells rebels in Syria not to expect support

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:43am

Syrian government forces advanced deeper into the southern province of Daraa Sunday under the cover of airstrikes, entering new villages amid reports that the U.S. has told rebels not to expect an American intervention to defend them from the army's offensive.

2nd person dies after grenade blast at huge Ethiopia rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:26am

Ethiopia's health minister says a second person has died after Saturday's explosion at a massive rally in the capital for the new prime minister.