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British judge denies Venezuela access to gold in bank vault

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:03am

A British judge on Monday refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the President Nicolás Maduro since Britain does not recognize him as the president.

British judge refuses to give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro control of gold in Bank of England vault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 3:59am

British judge refuses to give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro control of gold in Bank of England vault.

Photo of toddler sitting on slain grandpa angers Kashmiris

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 3:27am

A photo of a toddler sitting on the chest of of his dead grandfather has outraged residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir after the victim’s family accused government forces of shooting the 65-year-old man during a clash with rebels in the disputed region.

Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 2:57am

Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people.

More than 80 reported killed this week in Ethiopia's unrest

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 2:05am

More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says. He was being buried Thursday amid tight security.

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 1:04am

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged.

Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:57am

Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people.

Formula 1 season starts 4 months later in a different world

Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 11:05pm

Four months after the opening race was called off at the last minute, the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend on another continent and in a different-looking world.

Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first words

Leo Correa and Alan Clendenning, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 11:04pm

Vitoria Gabrielle crawled all the time and was starting to walk this year with a little help, hanging on to her 4-year-old brother's arm while exploring her mother's small apartment on a cobblestone street in Rio de Janeiro's working-class Piety neighborhood.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:40pm

The unemployment rate in the 19 countries that use the euro currency inched higher to 7.4 % in May from 7.3% in April as governments used active labor market support programs to cushion the impact of the virus outbreak on workers. European governments have held down the rise in unemployment due to the shutdowns through programs that pay part of workers salaries in return for companies not laying them off . The U.S. jobless rate has risen to 13.3% in May from 3.5 % in February. New US figures on the jobless rate and first-time unemployment claims were due out later Thursday. 

24 shot to death in attack on drug rehab center in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:44pm

Gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities said.

Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:42pm

Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven.

Mexico cancels baseball season, marathon because of pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 1:04pm

For the first time in almost a century, Mexico has cancelled its professional baseball season, the Mexican Baseball League announced Wednesday.

UN demands halt to key global conflicts to tackle COVID-19

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:27am

The U.N. Security Council demanded an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in key conflicts including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo on Wednesday to tackle COVID-19 in its first resolution on the new coronavirus.

Danish authorities: No racial motive in man's slaying

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:20am

Danish authorities said Wednesday that the motive behind the slaying of a biracial man on a Baltic Sea island was a personal relationship gone wrong rather than a racially motivated killing.

Outrage in Colombia over alleged soldier abuse of Indigenous

Manuel Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 9:49am

Accusations that a group of soldiers sexually assaulted two young Indigenous girls in rural Colombia have sparked protests outside army bases and rekindled fears about the military’s human rights record, especially in parts of the country still recovering from decades of armed conflict.

China researchers discover new swine flu with 'pandemic potential'

Jessie Yeung, CNN  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:45am

Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic, according to a study released on Monday, though scientists have cautioned that the virus does not pose an immediate global health threat.

UK foreign secretary extends immigration rights to Hong Kong BNO passport holders to 5 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:02am

UK foreign secretary extends immigration rights to Hong Kong BNO passport holders to 5 years.

Zimbabwe reopens wildlife parks, restaurants in relaxation

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 6:00am

Zimbabwe has reopened its national parks to the public and allowed restaurants to serve food within their premises, some relief for the country's hospitality sector struggling from restrictions to combat the new coronavirus.