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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:41pm

The Senate has blocked a wide-ranging proposal by Republicans to repeal much of former President Barack Obama's health care law and replace it with a more restrictive plan. Senators voted 57-43 late Tuesday to reject the plan in the first vote on an amendment to the bill. Those voting "no" included nine defecting Republicans. The vote underscored problems Republicans will have in winning enough votes to recast Obama's statute.

UK's Boris Johnson tours Sydney Opera House before meetings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:20pm

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson toured the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday ahead of high-level bilateral security talks with Australian officials.

US ambassador calls for release of jailed Vietnam activist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:11pm

The U.S ambassador in Vietnam called on the Communist government Wednesday to release an activist who was sentenced to nine years in prison on what the envoy says are vague charges of propaganda against the state.

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:40pm

Human rights groups asked the Philippine president Wednesday to retract a threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning such an attack would constitute a war crime.

AP Photos: Mexico City's 'Barrio Bravo' embraces frontball

Gustavo Martinez Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:21pm

Residents of Mexico City's legendarily tough neighborhood of Tepito are embracing a new form of handball known as frontball after promoters chose it for the sport's first international tourney.

2 hurricanes roar in Pacific far off Mexico coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:30pm

Two hurricanes and a tropical storm are moving through the Pacific Ocean off Mexico late Tuesday, but forecasters say they do not pose an immediate threat to land.

Kurdish official says US role essential in post-IS Syria

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:07pm

The Kurdish-led effort to secure Raqqa once it is liberated from the Islamic State group will require long-term U.S. political and financial support for the battered city's governance and reconstruction, a senior Syrian Kurdish official said Tuesday.

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:41pm

A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation.

EU-Turkey talks fail to ease friction over detentions

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:48pm

High-level talks that European Union officials had with Turkey's foreign minister Tuesday did not appear to ease tensions between the 28-nation bloc and Ankara over a wave of detentions of human rights defenders, journalists and others.

China denies its jets operated dangerously in US encounter

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:51pm

China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.

US and China report progress on new North Korea sanctions

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:21pm

The United States and China said Tuesday they are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo detainee also tried to travel to Russia

Leonardo Haberkorn, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:00pm

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee resettled in Uruguay recently tried to travel to Russia in one of at least four attempts to leave the South American country, an official said Tuesday.

Authorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:21pm

Venezuela's intelligence agency detained two more judges Tuesday that the government-stacked Supreme Court had threatened with arrest after they were appointed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:41pm

Charlie Gard's parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye.

Haitian migrants get residency extension from Dominican govt

Ezequiel Abiu Lopez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:11pm

The Dominican Republic on Tuesday granted a one-year extension to some 230,000 Haitian migrants trying to renew or obtain residency permits, an issue that has soured relations between the neighboring countries.

Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:52pm

The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer's office in Switzerland that left five people wounded was caught on Tuesday after more than a day on the run, police said.

Libyan rivals agree in France to cease-fire, elections

Elaine Ganley and Nadine Achoui-Lesage, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:52pm

Two rival Libyan leaders committed themselves on Tuesday to a cease-fire, working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and finding a roadmap to secure lawless Libya against terrorism and trafficking of all kinds, according to a document released by the French presidency.

Swiss police say the suspect in the chainsaw attack that wounded five people has been arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:51pm

Swiss police say the suspect in the chainsaw attack that wounded five people has been arrested.

Wind-driven fires hopscotch through south of France, Corsica

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

Hundreds of firefighters in the Riviera region of southern France and on the island of Corsica battled wind-whipped blazes Tuesday that have left first responders injured.