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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." Trump's announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter did not say what would happen to transgender people already in the military.

Plane from Germany makes emergency landing in Belgrade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

The Belgrade airport says a passenger plane flying from Germany to Egypt has made an emergency landing in the Serbian capital because of an "indication of smoke" in the aircraft cabin.

Sydney police kill suspected robber in main train station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

Police in Australia say they fatally shot a man in Sydney's main train station suspected of attempting to rob a florist. Witnesses said the man was armed with a pair of scissors.

Britain lifts advisory against travel to Tunisia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

Britain has lifted an advisory against travel to Tunisia, paving the way for tourists to return to the country's Mediterranean beaches two years after a deadly attack.

The Latest: EU urges Venezuela to de-escalate crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:42am

The Latest on Venezuela, where a two-day national strike has been called beginning Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution (all times local):

Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers

Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim and Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:36am

Around 10 military personnel were killed and a similar number of geological surveyors were missing after Boko Haram extremists attacked an oil convoy in northern Nigeria, authorities said Wednesday. A local official said at least seven people were rescued after a confrontation that killed a large number of extremists.

The Latest: Milan police detain 36 at migrant meeting spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:36am

The Latest on asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local):

At least 8 dead in building collapse in Nigeria's Lagos

Sunday Alamba and Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:31am

A four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city and killed at least eight people, including a child, emergency officials and an Associated Press photographer in Lagos said Wednesday.

Nepal prime minister adds 19 new Cabinet ministers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:31am

Nepal's prime minister added 19 new ministers to the Cabinet on Wednesday, giving some stability to his coalition government nearly two months after assuming office.

The Latest: Rescue efforts end in Nigeria building collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:28am

The Latest on the collapse of a four-story residential building in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos (all times local):

EU still open to sanctioning Poland over judicial overhaul

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:20am

The European Union's executive arm remains open to triggering sanctions against Poland for limiting judicial independence despite the Polish president's decision to veto parts of a controversial legal overhaul, a top EU official said Wednesday.

EU court advised to reject Hungary, Slovakia refugee case

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:01am

The European Court of Justice should dismiss lawsuits filed by Hungary and Slovakia challenging a European Council decision that EU nations must take in hundreds of asylum-seekers, a court adviser said Wednesday.

2 Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:50am

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says two Moroccan peacekeepers have been killed in a southeastern town where another Moroccan was killed Sunday.

Prominent German radical convicted of backing Islamic terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:40am

One of Germany's most prominent Islamic radicals was convicted Wednesday of supporting a foreign terrorist organization and sentenced to 5½ years in prison.

The Latest: Israel tells Turkey its criticism is 'absurd'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:33am

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

The Latest: Parents concede baby Charlie dying in hospice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:30am

The Latest on the legal case over the care of critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

UN says Congo military 'elements' dug dozens of mass graves

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:01am

Congo military "elements" are responsible for digging at least 42 mass graves in three Kasai provinces after clashes with alleged militia members in recent months, the United Nations said as experts were appointed Wednesday to look into a growing crisis that has killed hundreds and displaced more than a million people.

The Latest: Drought, heat fuel wildfires in central Portugal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:55am

The Latest on wildfires in southern France and Portugal (all times local):

5 Indonesian provinces declare emergencies over forest fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:51am

Five Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as peatlands burn in Aceh and the risk of fires spreading elsewhere increases during the annual dry season, an official said Wednesday.