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Israeli drone strike along Lebanon-Syria border kills Syrian businessman close to the government

An Israeli drone strike on a car near the Lebanon-Syria border HAS killed a prominent Syrian businessman who was sanctioned by the United States and had close ties to the government of Syria’s President Bashar Assad
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The Latest | Israeli drone strike kills a prominent Syrian businessman with close ties to Assad

An Israeli drone strike on a car near the Lebanon-Syria border has killed a prominent Syrian businessman who was sanctioned by the United States and had close to Syrian President Bashar Assad's government
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Palestinians inspect the damage at a site hit by an Israeli bombardment on Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 13, 2024. Israel said it targeted Hamas' shadowy military commander in a massive strike Saturday in the crowded southern Gaza Strip that killed at least 71 people, according to local health officials. Hamas immediately rejected the claim that Mohammed Deif was targeted. (AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi)
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Armenia launches joint military drills with the US amid souring ties with Russia

Armenia has launched joint military drills with the United States
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35 die in storm that brought heavy rainfall to eastern Afghanistan, Taliban says

A Taliban official says that a storm that brought heavy rainfall to eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 35 people
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Hungary's Orbán briefed EU leaders on his meetings with Putin and Xi, ally says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter to the heads of European Union countries briefing them on his recent set of unannounced foreign visits that angered other leaders in the bloc
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FILE - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives at an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of NATO at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium at the NATO summit in Washington, on July 9, 2024. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter to the heads of European Union countries briefing them on his recent set of unannounced foreign visits that angered other leaders in the bloc. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
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A giant panda has given birth to a cub in a Dutch zoo, in a boost for the endangered mammals

A giant panda has given birth to a cub at a Dutch zoo in a boost to the captive population of the vulnerable mammals
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Brazilian police launch mega-operation in Rio de Janeiro favelas to fight organized crime

Rio de Janeiro’s state government says law enforcement agencies have launched a mega-operation with a force that includes nearly 2000 military and civil officers across ten low-income neighborhoods to regain control of areas dominated by organized crime
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Russian court orders house arrest for a general in custody on fraud charges

A court in Moscow has ordered house arrest for a general in custody on fraud charges
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Maj. Gen. Ivan Popov, the commander of the 58th Army, 2nd left, stands with his supporters after a session outside a court in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 15, 2024. Popov was relieved of duty last year after complaining about problems faced by his troops in Ukraine. He was arrested this year and accused of fraud. A court in Moscow on Monday ruled to release him from custody and to place him under house arrest. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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German authorities arrest a Lebanese man accused of procuring drone components for Hezbollah

Prosecutors say a Lebanese man accused of being a member of the Hezbollah militant group and procuring drone components that were to be exported for use in attacks against Israel has been arrested in Germany
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T-shirts with image of Trump raising his fist after assassination attempt are for sale in China

Images of the moment have already been splashed across the world’s front pages and papered many corners of the internet
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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is surrounded by U.S. Secret Service agents at a campaign rally, Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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US journalist Masha Gessen is convicted in absentia in Russia for criticizing the military

U.S. journalist and author Masha Gessen was convicted in absentia by a Russian court of spreading false information about the military and sentenced to eight years in prison
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FILE - Masha Gessen attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. The U.S. journalist and author was convicted in absentia Monday, July 15, 2024 by a Moscow court on charges of spreading false information about the military and was sentenced to eight years in prison. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 15

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Catch up on the developing stories from around the globe making headlines.
July 15

Ukraine needs 25 Patriot air defense systems and more F-16 warplanes, Zelenskyy says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his country needs 25 Patriot air defense systems to fully defend its airspace and protect the entire country from Russian missile attacks
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during his press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, July 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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Pope urges religious orders to pray for new priests and nuns as their numbers continue to fall

Pope Francis is urging leaders of religious orders to work and pray harder for new priests and nuns to join
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FILE - Pope Francis meets a group of nuns during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, on Aug. 30, 2023. Pope Francis urged leaders of religious orders on Monday July 15, 2024 to work and pray harder for new vocations, as he acknowledged the congregations’ futures are at risk as the numbers of men and women entering Catholic religious life are tanking in parts of the world. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
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Spanish police say body found on Tenerife is likely missing British teen

Spanish police say human remains have been found in the search for a British teen who went missing almost a month ago on the island of Tenerife
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Undated family handout issued by LBT Global on Monday July 15, 2024, of Jay Slater. Human remains have been found in the search for a British teen who went missing almost a month ago on the island of Tenerife, Spanish police said Monday. (Family Handout/LBT Global via AP)
July 15

Thailand is set to roll out a controversial $13.8 billion handout plan in digital money to citizens

Thailand’s prime minister has said that eligible businesses and individuals can register from August for digital cash handouts, a controversial program that will cost billions of dollars and is meant to boost the lagging economy
July 15
Thailand's Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, delivers his speech during the Soft Power Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, June 28, 2024. Thailand's prime minister said Monday July 15, 2024 that eligible businesses and individuals can register from August for digital cash handouts, a controversial program that will cost billions of dollars and is meant to boost the lagging economy. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 15

Pakistan's government accuses ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan of treason, deepening political turmoil

Pakistan’s government says it plans to file treason charges against imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan for wrongfully dissolving parliament in 2022 and to ban his political party for allegedly receiving foreign funding
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FILE - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan gives a press conference at his home, in Lahore, Pakistan, on May 18, 2023. A Pakistani court on Saturday July 13, 2024 overturned the convictions and seven-year sentences of former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife, but officials quickly moved to prevent his release from prison. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
July 15

Gambia upholds its ban on female genital cutting. Reversing it would have been a global first

Lawmakers in the West African nation of Gambia have rejected a bill that would have overturned a ban on female genital cutting
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FILE - A Masai girl holds a protest sign during the anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) run in Kilgoris, Kenya, on April 21, 2007. Lawmakers in the West African nation of Gambia on Monday July 15, 2024 rejected a bill that would have overturned a ban on female genital cutting. The attempt to become the first country in the world to reverse such a ban had been closely followed by activists abroad. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim, File)
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6 firefighters have died battling a bushfire in South Africa after storms batter other areas

South Africa's emergency services say six firefighters have died battling a bushfire in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province and another two are in a critical condition
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Water flows through Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday July 11, 2024. The South African city of Cape Town and surrounding areas have been hit by more storms, ripping roofs off houses and causing widespread flooding. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
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Police arrest a man in Kenya's capital after dismembered bodies of 9 women are found in quarry

Police in Kenya say they have arrested the main suspect after nine dismembered bodies of women were found in a quarry in the capital, Nairobi
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Rescuers carry sacks with human remains after being removed from a quarry in Mukuru Kwa Njenga area in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, July 13, 2024. Police in Kenya said Monday they have arrested the main suspect after nine dismembered bodies of women were found in a quarry in the capital, Nairobi. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
July 15

Ethnic Greek politician jailed in Albania arrives in Athens en route to European Parliament opening

A jailed member of Albania’s ethnic Greek minority — recently elected to the European Parliament with Greece’s governing conservative party — has arrived in Athens en route to Strasbourg, after being granted a five-day leave from prison to attend parli...
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Fredis Beleris listens to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during their meeting at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Monday, July 15, 2024. Beleris, a jailed member of Albania’s ethnic Greek minority — recently elected to the European Parliament with Greece’s governing conservative party — arrived in Athens Monday en route to Strasbourg, after being granted a five-day leave from prison to attend parliament’s opening session. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
July 15

A suspected attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels strikes a ship in the Red Sea

Two suspected attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have targeted ships in the Red Sea, as a new U.S. aircraft carrier approached the region to provide security for the key international trade route that has been under assault since the Israel-Hamas war eru...
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This is a locator map for Yemen with its capital, Sanaa. (AP Photo)
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Azerbaijan reopens its embassy in Iran as the two countries try to ease tensions

Media reports say the embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran has resumed its work after more than a year of negotiations between the two countries to ease tensions
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The Azerbaijan's Embassy new building in Tehran is seen, Iran, Monday, July 15, 2024. The embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran resumed its work Monday after more than a year of negotiations between the two countries to ease tensions, Iran's semi-official media outlets reported. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Burberry appoints a new CEO as fashion house warns about losses

British luxury fashion house Burberry has appointed Joshua Schulman as its new chief executive officer
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FILE - A view of the Burberry store on Regents Street, in London, Thursday, July 16, 2020. British luxury fashion house Burberry said Monday, July 15, 2024, it has appointed Joshua Schulman, formerly head of Michael Kors and Coach, as its new chief executive officer as the company warned it expected to record an operating loss in the first half of the year amid slumping retail sales. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)
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Whale that washed up on New Zealand beach may be world's rarest

Spade-toothed whales are the world’s rarest, with no live sightings ever recorded
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In this photo provided by the Department of Conservation, rangers inspect what is believed to be a rare spade-toothed whale on July 5, 2024, after it was found washed ashore on a beach near Otago, New Zealand. (Department of Conservation via AP)
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Germany shuts one of its busiest rail routes for 5 months, launching drive to improve reliability

One of the busiest railway lines in Germany, the 70-kilometer stretch between Frankfurt and Mannheim, is closing for five months starting as the country launches an effort to get its notoriously disruption-prone network into shape
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FILE - A railway worker walks along a parked train outside the central train station in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, March 11, 2024. One of the busiest railway lines in Germany, the 70-kilometer (43-mile) stretch between Frankfurt and Mannheim, is closing for five months starting Monday as the country launches an effort to get its notoriously disruption-prone network into shape. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
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Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas steps down to become EU's top diplomat

Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has stepped down as the leader of the Baltic country to become the foreign policy chief of the European Union later this year
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Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas speaking to members of the media at the NATO summit in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Man charged with murder after body parts found in suitcases on UK bridge

A 34-year-old man has been charged with murdering two men whose remains were found in two suitcases in southwest England
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Forensic officers work at an address in Shepherd's Bush, after human remains were found in two suitcases near the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, Saturday, July 13, 2024, in London. Police said human remains were found at an address in Shepherd's Bush, west London believed to be connected to those found in the suitcases dumped near the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol on Wednesday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
July 15

Rwandans vote in presidential election that's set to extend 30-year rule

Rwandans are voting in an election that's expected to extend the 30-year rule of President Paul Kagame
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People line up to cast their vote in presidential election in Kigali, Rwanda Monday, July. 15, 2024. Rwandans are voting in an election that is expected to extend the 30-year rule of President Paul Kagame. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
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Nepal’s new prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu

Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu
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Khadga Prasad Oli, left, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal leaves his residence to meet his supporters after being appointed as Prime Minister, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 14, 2024. The leader of the Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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8 civilians wounded in coordinated suicide attacks near military facility in Pakistan

Officials say a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives-laden vehicle and some other insurgents opened fire near the outer wall of a military facility in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least four soldiers and wounding dozens
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Local residents gather at a barricaded road leading to a military facility site, in Bannu, a city in northwestern Pakistan, Monday, July 15, 2024. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle and at least one of his accomplices exploded his vest near the outer wall of a military facility in northwestern Pakistani city Bannu early Monday, wounding several civilians and damaging nearby homes, a local police official said. (AP Photo/Muhammad Hasib)
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Nepal’s new prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu

Nepal’s new prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu
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Argentina fans revel in their Copa America triumph, a brief respite from their country's crises

Argentines taking to the streets to revel in their Copa América triumph inhabit a very different place now than they did 19 months ago, when their World Cup victory sent millions surging into the same Buenos Aires square in a howl of collective celebra...
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Fans of Argentina celebrate at the Obelisk after their team defeated Colombia at the Copa America final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, July 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Syrians vote for their next parliament, which may pave the way for Assad to extend his rule

Syrians are voting for members of a new parliament in an election that is expected to hold few surprises
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Syrian Prime Minister Hussein Arnous casts his vote at a polling station during the Syrian parliamentary election in Damascus, Syria, Monday, July 15, 2024. Syrians were voting for members of a new parliament in an election Monday that was expected to hold few surprises but could pave the way for a constitutional amendment to extend the term of President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki)
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A decade after MH17 crash, father of one victim still waiting for Russia to say sorry

Quinn Schansman dreamed of becoming the youngest-ever CEO of an American company
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Thomas Schansman poses in front of a drawing of his son, Quinn, at his home in the central Dutch city of Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, July 11, 2024. Quinn Schansman dreamed of becoming the youngest ever CEO of an American company. But the 18-year-old dual Dutch-American citizen's future — whatever it may have held — was cruelly cut short when he was one of the 298 people killed as a Soviet-era Buk surface-to-air rocket launched from territory in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels destroyed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. (AP Photo/Michael Corder)
July 15

Cocked rifles and infrared cameras along Cyprus buffer zone stoke tensions that could spread farther

Fifty years after war cleaved Cyprus along ethnic lines, tensions are flaring again along the 180-kilometer-long United Nations controlled buffer zone in an already tumultuous region
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An abandoned piano is seen inside of an abandoned apartment inside the war-torn U.N. buffer zone in divided capital, Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, June 6, 2024. Fifty years after war cleaved Cyprus along ethnic lines, tensions are rekindling along the 180-kilometer-long buffer zone separating Turkish Cypriots from Greek Cypriots. It's another potential source of instability in an already tumultuous region. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
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Rescuers in Nepal recover 11 bodies after a landslide swept 2 buses full of people into a river

Rescuers in Nepal have recovered a total of 11 bodies from the river that two buses full of people were swept into by a landslide
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Nepal army personnel cary out a search operation looking for the survivors after two buses were swept by a landslide off the highway and into a swollen river near Simaltal, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/ Ramesh Paudel)
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Rescuers have recovered 7 bodies from a river after a landslide swept two buses full of people into it, official says

Rescuers have recovered 7 bodies from a river after a landslide swept two buses full of people into it, official says
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From basement to battlefield: Ukrainian startups create low-cost robots to fight Russia

Ukraine hopes to find a strategic edge against Russia in drones built in abandoned warehouses or factory basements
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Serhii, chief engineer of design and production bureau "UkrPrototyp", works on 3D model of a a car-sized 800-kilogram (1,750-pound) prototype drone, in the north of Ukraine, Thursday, June 27, 2024. Facing manpower shortages and uneven international assistance, Ukraine is struggling to halt Russia’s incremental but pounding advance in the east and is counting heavily on innovation at home. (AP Photo/Anton Shtuka)
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AP PHOTOS: In documenting violence in Haiti, you find bodies, but also ways people keep on living

Violence permeates every fiber of Haitian society. It used to linger on the outskirts of the capital, targeting the poorest, but now everyone — from street vendors to doctors to schoolchildren — are in its grip. Yet, people find ways to keep living. For the first half of 2024, Associated Press photographers have documented how violence has affected the capital, Port-au-Prince, and what it looks like on a daily basis as people go about their lives, going to work, school and grocery shopping. It’s become increasingly common to see victims of violence sprawled on busy streets. You see people on motorcycles zooming past bodies in the middle of a road or sidestepping them on sidewalks. Some glance at the bodies; others just stay the course. It’s also common to see dogs or other animals gnawing on the remains of a body left abandoned on a street. Every day, gunfire scatters Haitians who flee the streets and hide behind a wall or a column of a nearby building for protection as gangs...
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FILE - People on motorcycles navigate around a body lying in the middle of the road in the Petion-Ville neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, April 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
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China's economy slowed in the last quarter as weak consumer demand dragged on growth

China says its economy expanded at a slower-than-forecast 4.7% annual rate in the last quarter
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Pedestrians crosses an intersection with the background of the central business district in Beijing, China, Monday, July 15, 2024. China's ruling Communist Party is starting a four-day meeting Monday that is expected to lay out a strategy for self-sufficient economic growth in an era of heightened national security concerns and restrictions on access to American technology. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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China reports its economy slowed in the last quarter, expanding 4.7% in annual terms

China reports its economy slowed in the last quarter, expanding 4.7% in annual terms
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China's Communist Party will signal its approach to the country's challenges at a meeting this week

China’s ruling Communist Party is starting a four-day meeting that is expected to lay out a strategy for self-sufficient economic growth in an era of heightened national security concerns and restrictions on access to American technology
July 14
A security person patrols the perimeter Jingxi Hotel near Chinese character for "Communist Party" as the Communist Party's Central Committee holds its third plenum in Beijing, China, Monday, July 15, 2024. China's ruling Communist Party is starting a four-day meeting Monday that is expected to lay out a strategy for self-sufficient economic growth in an era of heightened national security concerns and restrictions on access to American technology.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 14

Former Peruvian leader Alberto Fujimori plans to run for presidency in 2026, daughter says

The eldest daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori says he plans to run for Peru’s presidency for the fourth time in 2026 following his pardon in December from convictions for corruption and responsibility for the murder of 25 people
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FILE - Peru's jailed, former President Alberto Fujimori, photographed through a glass window, attends his trial at a police base on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, June 28, 2016. Former President Fujimori, who was pardoned in December from his convictions for corruption and responsibility for the murder of 25 people, plans to run for Peru's presidency for the fourth time in 2026, his eldest daughter said Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
July 14

Bombing outside a café in the Somali capital of Mogadishu kills at least five people, police say

Bombing outside a café in the Somali capital of Mogadishu kills at least five people, police say
July 14
July 14

An explosion takes place outside a busy café in the Somali capital, witnesses say

Police say a bombing outside a café in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed at least five people
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King Charles III to visit Australia and Samoa as he recovers from cancer

King Charles III is preparing to visit Australia and Samoa in October, an itinerary that will span 12 time zones and test the monarch’s stamina as he recovers from cancer treatment
July 14
FILE - Britain's King Charles III and Queen Camilla, wave as they formally bid farewell to Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on the final day of their state visit to Britain at Buckingham Palace, London, Thursday, June 27, 2024. King Charles III is preparing to visit Australia and Samoa in October 2024, an itinerary that will span 12 time zones and test the monarch’s stamina as he recovers from cancer treatment. The trip was announced on Sunday, July 14, 2024, by Buckingham Palace. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Albanian authorities grant leave to jailed ethnic Greek ex-mayor for European Parliament opening

Albania’s prison department has granted a five-day leave to an ethnic Greek minority former mayor to attend the opening session of the new European Parliament in Strasbourg
July 14
FILE - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks next to Fredis Beleris, left, during his visit to the ethnic Greek minority of Albania, in Himare, on Thursday Dec. 22, 2022. Fredis Beleris, an ethnic Greek politician jailed in Albania for vote-buying, says he hopes his election this month to the European Parliament will help boost the rule of law in Albania. Beleris told The Associated Press in an interview from prison that he would have preferred to serve as mayor of the southern Albania community he was elected to lead last year, before his arrest and conviction. His case has soured relations between Balkan neighbors Greece and Albania. (Dimitris Papamitsos/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP, File)
July 14

New players emerge in fighting in Myanmar's northeast, as powerful ethnic militias intervene

Recently renewed combat in northeastern Myanmar between troops of the military government and ethnic minority militias has in the past few days become more complicated, as two minority groups not previously involved in the fighting stepped into the fray
July 14
FILE - A soldier from the United Wa State Army is seen on a street of Nandeng in the Wa region of Myanmar, Sept. 3, 2009. Recently renewed combat in northeastern Myanmar between troops of the military government and ethnic minority militias has in the past few days become more complicated, as two minority groups not previously involved in the fighting stepped into the fray, claiming to act as a third force for stability. (AP Photo, File)
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Extravagant wedding celebrations for the son of Asia's richest man conclude with a reception

A wedding reception in India completes the monthslong celebrations as the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend
July 14
British author Jay Shetty poses for a photograph with his wife Radhi Devlukia-Shetty at the wedding reception of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Mumbai, India, Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)