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Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:49am

Pakistan says 'unprovoked' Indian fire across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir has killed a soldier and wounded four civilians.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is certain to secure upper house majority.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:14am

Japanese public broadcaster NHK says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is certain to secure upper house majority.

The Latest: Ukraine's leader vows to end lawmaker immunity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:17am

The Latest on Ukraine's parliamentary election (all times local):

UK navy heard in audio trying to thwart Iran ship seizure

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:17am

In an audio recording released Sunday, a British naval officer can be heard saying the transit of a British-flagged vessel through the Strait of Hormuz must not be impaired under international law as Iranian naval forces warn the vessel to change course.

1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:15am

Some 1,000 firefighters are working to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured eight firefighters and 12 civilians, authorities said Sunday.

Hong Kong protesters continue past march's end point

Alice Fung and Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:47am

Protesters in Hong Kong pressed on Sunday past the designated end point for a march in which tens of thousands repeated demands for direct elections in the Chinese territory and an independent investigation into police tactics used in previous demonstrations.

Gunmen kill 2 Guard members in southeastern Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:22am

Iranian state TV says gunmen have killed two members of the Revolutionary Guard and wounded another two near the border with Pakistan.

Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arson

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:43am

Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio, officials said Sunday.

Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killed

Ishtiaq Mahsud, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:33pm

A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30.

Ukrainians vote, leader seeks support to fight corruption

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:22pm

Ukrainians are voting in an early parliamentary election in which the new party of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is set to take the largest share of votes.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:41pm

Germany's foreign minister is warning Iran that its seizure of commercial vessels in a key Persian Gulf shipping lane is contributing to an "escalation spiral" that could lead to war. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in comments to Bild newspaper's Sunday edition that the seizure of a British tanker Friday and the temporary detention of another has made the situation in the Gulf "a lot more serious and dangerous than it has been."

Japan votes for upper house; Abe's party seen as favorite

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:44pm

Japanese are voting in an election for the upper house of parliament, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is expected to keep the majority.

London subway riders treated after gas is sprayed on train

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:14pm

British police are searching for two young men suspected of releasing an irritating gas on a London subway train.

Israel disperse anti-demolition protesters in West Bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:39pm

Israeli forces have dispersed several dozen Palestinians protesting the planned demolitions of homes in an east Jerusalem village.

North Macedonia: Migrants hurt after driver jumps from truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:35pm

Police in North Macedonia say 34 Afghan migrants have been injured in a highway accident after the driver of a truck allegedly carrying them north toward Serbia jumped from the running vehicle while trying to escape a police patrol.

Italy: Missile discovered in hangar leads to more weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:22pm

Police say they have found more weapons in northern Italy following the discovery of an air-to-air missile and other arms days earlier.

Barring of Moscow council candidates draws 12,000 to protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:43am

About 12,000 people have turned out to protest the Moscow election commission's decision to reject several opposition figures as candidates in the Russian capital's city council election.

Suspect in shooting of Turkish diplomat arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:33am

Kurdish security officials say they have arrested the lead suspect in the shooting of a Turkish diplomat in Iraq's semi-autonomous region.

Vatican college space holds bones of dozens, expert says

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:54am

A genetics expert retained by the family of a girl who went missing in 1983 said Saturday that a cavernous underground space near a Vatican cemetery holds thousands of bones that appear to be from dozens of individuals, both "adult and non-adult."