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Russian firefighting plane disappears in Siberia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:40am

Russia's Emergencies Ministry says one of its firefighting planes with a crew of 10 has gone missing in Siberia.

Taiwan patrol boat accidently fires anti-ship missile

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:40am

Taiwan's navy on Friday mistakenly fired a supersonic anti-ship missile, although there were no injuries caused by the mishap, the official Central News Agency reported.

Now isolated, Britain joins France at WWI centenary event

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:30am

One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron and royal family members will stand side-by-side with France's president to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle of World War I.

Germany: verdict due in Cologne mayor stabbing trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:10am

A German court is due to deliver its verdict in the trial of a man charged with attempted murder over a knife attack on Cologne's mayor the day before she was elected last year.

Myanmar decries demotion on US human trafficking blacklist

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:10am

Myanmar called sad and regrettable a move by the United States to place the country on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders, while rights groups welcomed it as long overdue.

Turkish official: Mastermind of Feb "terror attack" killed

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:00am

As Turkey continues to investigate the Istanbul airport bombing and track down suspects, a Turkish official says the mastermind of an earlier suicide bombing has been killed.

Hindu temple worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:10pm

Police say a Hindu temple worker has been hacked to death in southwest Bangladesh in the latest attack blamed on radical Islamists.

Palestinian kills Israeli girl, 13, sleeping in her bedroom

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:20pm

A Palestinian youth sneaked into a fortified Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, broke into a home and stabbed to death a 13-year-old Israeli-American girl as she slept in bed before frantic security guards arrived and killed him.

Migration group approves move to join United Nations system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:21pm

Leaders of the International Organization for Migration say they've unanimously agreed to become part of the U.N. system.

Queen marks deadly Somme centenary at Westminster Abbey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:02pm

Queen Elizabeth II attended a service at Westminster Abbey on Thursday, the eve of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the deadliest chapters of World War I.

10 suspects linked to Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:41pm

Authorities say they now have arrested 10 people in connection with attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, most of them charged with providing help and shelter to the jihadists.

Official: Airport attackers from Russia, Central Asia

Dominique Soguel and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:32pm

As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and Turkish police raided Istanbul neighborhoods for suspects linked to the Islamic State group.

Mexico airlifts food to southern state cut off by protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:51pm

The Mexican government has started airlifting food to the southern state of Oaxaca, which is largely cut off to commercial traffic by protesting teachers.

Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson drops leadership bid

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:42pm

In a real-life political drama mixing Shakespearean tragedy with "House of Cards," Britain's victorious anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson saw his chances of leading his country evaporate Thursday after the defection of a key ally.

UN approves seat shared by Italy and Netherlands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:41pm

The United Nations General Assembly has approved a deal that will give a Security Council seat to Italy in 2017 and the Netherlands in 2018.

Mexican woman gets birth certificate at 117, dies

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:41pm

A 117-year-old woman in Mexico City finally received her birth certificate, and died a few hours later.

The Latest: Video in Turkey shows man being shot at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:31pm

The Latest on the attack on Istanbul's main international airport (all times local):

Canada task force to study marijuana legalization

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:32pm

Canada launched a task force Thursday to study the regulation of recreational marijuana ahead of a legalization measure the government plans to send to parliament in the Spring of 2017.

US ambassador: Carry out NKorea sanctions aggressively

Dave Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:01pm

Countries need to step up enforcement of sanctions slapped on North Korea in March over ballistic missile tests aimed at furthering the Asian nation's nuclear ambitions, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday.