Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | PostedJul 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.
Alice Fung and Yanan Wang, Associated Press | PostedJul 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.
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.
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."
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.
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."