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

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 2nd - 5:40am

China's government and pro-Beijing activists in Hong Kong are condemning what they call foreign meddling in the territory's affairs, as countries move to offer Hong Kongers refuge and impose sanctions on China over a new security law. A foreign ministry spokesman urged the U.S. to abide by international law and not sign a sanction bill into law. Meanwhile, dozens of pro-Beijing activists and lawmakers protested outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong to demand that the U.S. stop meddling. The condemnation comes a day after thousands took to the streets to protest against the new security law, which outlaws subversive, secessionist and terrorist activities and carries a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.

US paratroopers injured in German training accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 5:38am

Several American soldiers were injured in a training accident in Germany when they drifted off course during a parachute drop, the military said Thursday.

British judge denies Venezuela access to gold in bank vault

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 2nd - 4:26am

A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the President Nicolás Maduro since Britain does not recognize him as the president.

China, pro-Beijing activists condemn 'meddling' in Hong Kong

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:20am

China's government and pro-Beijing activists in Hong Kong condemned what they called foreign meddling in the territory's affairs on Thursday, as countries moved to offer Hong Kongers refuge and impose sanctions on China over a new security law.

More than 80 reported killed this week in Ethiopia's unrest

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 2nd - 4:19am

More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says. He was being buried Thursday amid tight security.

British judge refuses to give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro control of gold in Bank of England vault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 3:59am

British judge refuses to give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro control of gold in Bank of England vault.

Photo of toddler sitting on slain grandpa angers Kashmiris

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 3:27am

A photo of a toddler sitting on the chest of of his dead grandfather has outraged residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir after the victim’s family accused government forces of shooting the 65-year-old man during a clash with rebels in the disputed region.

Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 2:57am

Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people.

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 2nd - 1:25am

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged.

Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:57am

Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people.

Formula 1 season starts 4 months later in a different world

Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 11:05pm

Four months after the opening race was called off at the last minute, the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend on another continent and in a different-looking world.

Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first words

Leo Correa and Alan Clendenning, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 11:04pm

Vitoria Gabrielle crawled all the time and was starting to walk this year with a little help, hanging on to her 4-year-old brother's arm while exploring her mother's small apartment on a cobblestone street in Rio de Janeiro's working-class Piety neighborhood.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:45 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 9:45pm

Newly released body camera footage shows Florida police officers laughing and celebrating after shooting protesters with rubber bullets during a May protest against police brutality. In response to a story by the Miami Herald, Fort Lauderdale police posted a video on its official YouTube channel Wednesday taken from the body camera of Detective Zachary Baro on May 31. During one section of the video, an officer approaches Baro behind the police line and asks if his body camera is off. After Baro replies incorrectly that his camera is in stand-by mode and not recording, the two officers begin laughing and joking about the people they had shot with rubber bullets.

24 shot to death in attack on drug rehab center in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 9:43pm

Gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities said.

Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:42pm

Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven.

Mexico cancels baseball season, marathon because of pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 2:51pm

For the first time in almost a century, Mexico has cancelled its professional baseball season, the Mexican Baseball League announced Wednesday.

UN demands halt to key global conflicts to tackle COVID-19

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 2:17pm

The U.N. Security Council demanded an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in key conflicts including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo on Wednesday to tackle COVID-19 in its first resolution on the new coronavirus.

Outrage in Colombia over alleged soldier abuse of Indigenous

Manuel Rueda, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 1st - 1:06pm

Accusations that a group of soldiers sexually assaulted two young Indigenous girls in rural Colombia have sparked protests outside army bases and rekindled fears about the military’s human rights record, especially in parts of the country still recovering from decades of armed conflict.

Danish authorities: No racial motive in man's slaying

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:20am

Danish authorities said Wednesday that the motive behind the slaying of a biracial man on a Baltic Sea island was a personal relationship gone wrong rather than a racially motivated killing.