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Australia court convicts woman of murdering mom to gain kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:46am

An Australian jury has convicted an infertile woman of murdering a mother-of-four in a plot to gain custody of the children.

Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstacles

Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:34am

On their current Mideast tour, senior Trump administration officials are getting a close-up view of some of the towering obstacles to their yet-to-be-released blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Afghan official says Taliban kill 8 police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:28am

The Taliban killed eight police in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to a girl at Auckland City Hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:26am

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to a girl at Auckland City Hospital.

Hundreds pray at Indonesia lake as search for bodies resumes

Binsar Bakkara and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:24am

Family members waiting in desperation at a small port on Indonesia's Lake Toba for news of missing relatives performed mass prayers Thursday as the search for more than 190 people unaccounted for after a ferry sinking continued for a fourth day.

North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:30pm

Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says it's gotten quieter here since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, in perhaps the last place on earth where the Cold War still burns hot.

Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:04pm

Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state media filled with minute-by-minute updates, cellphone video from the accident and an interview from the scene with newly named President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:02pm

The torturers followed a schedule.

Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:00pm

The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind headdresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of each prisoner, claiming that they were looking for contraband cellphones.

Mexico court upholds ruling against presidential candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:27pm

Mexico's federal Electoral Tribunal has upheld a finding of campaign irregularities by independent presidential candidate Jaime Rodriguez.

UK's May defeats Brexit rebels, but divisions still reign

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:08pm

The British government saw its flagship Brexit legislation pass through Parliament on Wednesday, but remains locked in a tussle with lawmakers over the direction of the country's departure from the European Union.

Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:50pm

Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.

International groups invited to document Nicaragua violence

Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:34pm

International organizations said Wednesday they have received the go-ahead to travel to Nicaragua to investigate violence that has killed more than 170 people, apparently solving an impasse that halted talks on resolving the nation's political crisis.

ICC prosecutor says UN fails to promote justice in Sudan

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:29pm

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court accused the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday of failing to take action against countries that didn't arrest Sudan's president to face charges of genocide in his country's Darfur region.

The Latest: UN awaiting formal US notice on quitting council

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:46pm

The latest on the U.S. decision to pull out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council (all times local):

EU countries prepare mini-summit as migration row festers

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:34pm

Leaders from a group of European Union countries, led by Germany and France, will meet Sunday to thrash out possible solutions to a divisive row over migrants.

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:24pm

South Sudan's warring leaders met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments.

Top Brazil court acquits head of Workers' Party of graft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:48pm

Justices on Brazil's highest court acquitted the Workers' Party president of corruption and money-laundering charges in a case stemming from the country's mammoth graft investigation.

Thousands protest Romania diluting fight against corruption

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:42pm

Anti-government protesters in Romania who are angry about new legislation they say will facilitate high-level corruption briefly scuffled Wednesday with police, who detained a German journalist.