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Official says 14 civilians killed in Afghanistan explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:18am

An official says 14 civilians were killed in an explosion in northern Afghanistan although it isn't immediately clear whether the deaths were caused by a ground assault or an airstrike.

Sisters recount years of horror in Syria's Palestinian camp

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:15am

When the first Syrian soldier reached Lod street in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria's capital, four sisters who survived the seven-year conflict hiding in their ground floor apartment emerged hesitantly and asked: "Are you a soldier or a militant?"

Hamas says member killed in Israeli strike on Gaza militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:51am

An Israeli airstrike against a Gaza crew launching incendiary devices killed a member of the militant group Hamas and wounded three others, Israeli and Palestinian officials said Thursday.

Nicaragua marks 1979 revolution amid protests, bloodshed

Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:31am

Nicaragua is marking the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza amid protest and bloodshed.

Video emerges of Macron bodyguard beating protester in Paris

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:13am

A video showing one of French President Emmanuel Macron's security chiefs beating a student demonstrator, until now cloaked in secrecy, is drawing a fierce public backlash over what is seen as mild punishment and a possible cover-up.

Netanyahu greets Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:59am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's past remarks that have been interpreted as anti-Semitic.

EU refers Hungarian asylum policies to European court

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:51am

Hungary has been referred to the European Union's highest court for perceived failings to comply with the bloc's asylum rules and is facing censure for legislation criminalizing the support of asylum-seekers by civic groups.

Spokesman says Pakistan's ex-PM jail conditions 'deplorable'

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:47am

Campaigning is heating up ahead of Pakistan national elections despite election-related violence, and the spokesman for the political party of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Sharif was being held in deplorable conditions awaiting the outcome of his appeal of a 10-year sentence for corruption.

The Latest: Greece searches for 4 migrants missing in river

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:59am

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German officials seize 77 properties in laundering probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:50am

Berlin prosecutors say they have provisionally confiscated 77 properties in the German capital that were linked to a suspected organized crime clan during a money-laundering investigation.

Macedonian parliament adopts declaration supporting NATO bid

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:49am

Macedonia's parliament on Thursday adopted a declaration supporting the country's bid to join NATO, after the alliance formally invited it to join once it fully implements a deal recently signed with neighboring Greece changing its name to North Macedonia.

Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:41am

A coroner on Thursday opened an inquest into the death of a British woman who was exposed to Novichok, as British media reported that police may have identified suspects in an earlier attack on a former Russian spy using the same deadly nerve agent.

Putin chides Trump's opponents, calls summit a success

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:07am

Russian President Vladimir Putin called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned Thursday that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as limiting their nuclear arsenals or ending the Syrian war.

Syrian media: 2 besieged pro-government villages evacuated

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:57am

All the residents of two Syrian pro-government villages in the country's northwest — over 7,000 people — who were besieged by the rebels for three years were evacuated on Thursday to government-held territory, Syria's state-run media reported.

Spanish Supreme Court judge drops extradition requests for Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:49am

Spanish Supreme Court judge drops extradition requests for Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges .

Spokesman says Pakistan's ex-PM jail conditions deplorable

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:21am

A spokesman for the political party of Pakistan's jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the former leader is being held in deplorable conditions as he awaits the outcome of his appeal over a 10-year sentence on corruption charges.

The Latest: Putin says US-Russia summit was successful

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:19am

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Indian forces kill 8 Maoist insurgents in forest gunbattle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:13am

Security forces killed eight Maoist insurgents, including four women, in an exchange of gunfire early Thursday in their stronghold in central India, a police officer said.

Russian President Putin calls summit with Trump a success, slams US critics for discrediting their progress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:09am

Russian President Putin calls summit with Trump a success, slams US critics for discrediting their progress.