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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:40pm

A major stalemate has developed between the Trump administration and Congress over access to a whistleblower's reported complaint about incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The administration is keeping Congress from even learning what exactly the whistleblower is alleging. The intelligence community's inspector general says the blocked complaint is "serious" and "urgent."

Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:06pm

Honduras is battling an especially deadly outbreak of dengue fever.

The Latest: Australia leader calls protests a 'disruption'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:54pm

The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local):

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 19th - 9:40pm

A major stalemate has developed between the Trump administration and Congress over access to a whistleblower's reported complaint about incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The administration is keeping Congress from even learning what exactly the whistleblower is alleging. The intelligence community's inspector general says the blocked complaint is "serious" and "urgent."

Global climate protests start in Australia before UN summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:07pm

Thousands of protesters are gathering at rallies around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations begins ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York.

The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 19th - 5:37pm

The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

As tensions rise, Iran says its president and foreign minister have received US visas for annual UN meeting in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:27pm

As tensions rise, Iran says its president and foreign minister have received US visas for annual UN meeting in New York.

The Latest: Aid ship rescues 36 migrants at Malta's request

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 19th - 2:58pm

The latest on migration to Europe (all times local):

Iran says top diplomat to attend UN despite visa doubts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:38pm

Iran says its foreign minister will attend next week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, amid doubts about whether the U.S. would give him a visa.

The Latest: Trudeau says he didn't recall brownface pictures

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 19th - 1:13pm

The Latest on revelations of Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's past use of blackface, brownface makeup (all times local):

No small fry: German govt haggles over climate change policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:12pm

The leaders of Germany's governing parties are meeting Thursday to thrash out the final details of a plan to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions, a day before protesters plan to descend on Berlin demanding climate action.

Syrian state TV: Drone destroyed over Damascus suburb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:58pm

Syrian state TV is reporting that a drone was destroyed over a suburb of the capital, Damascus.

NGO: Forest fires in Bolivia burn Switzerland-sized area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:53pm

An environmental group says that forest fires have consumed more than 3.1 million hectares (12,000 square miles) in just over a month in Bolivia, including areas in the South American nation's Amazon region.

Cat burglar: Black panther caught prowling French rooftops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:43am

Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther.

Green activists lose challenge to Irish govt climate plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:42am

An Irish court has rejected a challenge by environmental activists who said the government's plans for tackling climate change don't go far enough.

Prices exceed expectations at Mexican relics sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:21am

Not only did Mexico fail to stop a French auction house's sale of about 120 pre-Hispanic artifacts, many sold for well above their estimated prices.

UN official: Humanitarian situation in NW Syria 'alarming'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:52am

A senior U.N. official says the humanitarian situation in Syria's last rebel stronghold is "alarming:" An estimated 400,000 people have fled their homes in the country's northwest in just the last four months, and around 600,000 are living in tents, camps or out in the open.

Imam at Liberian school that burned says toll could rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:07am

The imam at a Quranic boarding school in Liberia that burned this week says the death toll could rise above the 27 people reported.

Lawyer: Tunisia's toppled ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:48am

Tunisia's autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, toppled in 2011, has died in exile in Saudi Arabia, according to his lawyer. He was 83.