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Turkey: Erdogan leading presidential race

Suzan Fraser, Elena Becatoros And Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:16am

Early partial results in Turkey's presidential elections Sunday showed incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the lead, with challenger Muharrem Ince in second place.

The Latest: French delegates to Turkish elections released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:08am

The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local):

EU leaders back Africa, Balkans migrant reception centers

Lorne Cook and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:06am

The idea of screening Europe-bound asylum-seekers in North Africa and the Balkans gained support from several European Union leaders Sunday as tensions over how best to handle new arrivals threatened to undermine the bloc's unity.

Israel's El Al faces scrutiny after moving female passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:00am

Israeli airline El Al is facing new allegations of discrimination after moving two female passengers under pressure from male ultra-Orthodox travelers who refused to sit next to women.

Syrian troops advance in their offensive in country's south

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:56am

Syrian government forces advanced deeper into the southern province of Daraa Sunday under the cover of airstrikes, entering new villages amid reports that the U.S. has told rebels not to expect an American intervention to defend them from the army's offensive.

Israel opposition leader named head of Jewish Agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:27am

Israel's opposition leader has been appointed chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a non-governmental organization responsible for bridging Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

Zimbabwe says 'nothing will stop' election after rally blast

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:24am

The explosion at a campaign rally for Zimbabwe's president that injured 49 people will not delay next month's historic election, officials said Sunday, as a vice president called the attack "terrorism" and said any frightened candidate would be provided with protection.

Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:21am

Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday.

The Latest: Zimbabwe blast 'terrorism,' vice president says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:55am

The Latest on aftermath of blast at Zimbabwe president's campaign rally (all times local):

Libyan coast guard rescues 100 migrants bound for Europe

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:38am

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted some 100 African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores.

UK's Prince William starts politically delicate Mideast trip

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:37am

Britain's Prince William on Sunday kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, preparing to meet with young people, refugees and national leaders in a tumultuous region that Britain had controlled between the two world wars.

Sri Lankan police arrest 2 villagers in killing of leopard

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:33am

Sri Lankan police on Sunday arrested two men accused of beating a leopard to death in an attack caught on video and widely condemned by wildlife activists.

Saudi women take the wheel as longstanding driving ban ends

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:13am

Saudi women drove to work and ran errands on Sunday, relishing the freedom to move about without relying on men after the kingdom lifted the world's last remaining ban on women driving.

12 missing youth soccer players feared trapped in Thai cave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:39am

Search and rescue teams were looking Sunday for a dozen members of a youth soccer team who were missing and believed to be trapped in a cave in northern Thailand.

US Defense chief to visit China amid S. China Sea tensions

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:54am

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation and coercion" in the South China Sea, visits Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing's expanding military presence overseas.

Regional bloc says South Sudan's rebel leader not welcome

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:53am

East Africa's leaders say South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar is not welcome in their countries except to join peace talks on his country's five-year civil war.

Israel fires missile at drone near Syria frontier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:16am

The Israeli military says it fired a Patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft that approached its airspace near the Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights.

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:37am

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

German police: 25 injured, four severely, when an explosion destroys a building in the western city of Wuppertal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:32am

German police: 25 injured, four severely, when an explosion destroys a building in the western city of Wuppertal.