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'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear site

A spokesman says an “incident” has damaged an under-construction building near Iran’s Natanz nuclear site, but there was no damage to its centrifuge facility
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Ban gives tobacco illegal drug status in South Africa

South Africa is three months into a ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, an unusual tactic employed by a government to protect the health of its citizens during the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE — In this June 2, 2020 file photo, a demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against the tobacco ban outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa is three months into a ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, an unusual tactic employed by a government to protect the health of its citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. The country is one of just a few around the world to have banned tobacco sales during the pandemic and the only one to still have it in place. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht/File)
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Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 50 people

Myanmar's government says a landslide at a jade mine in the country’s north has killed 50 people, though a local lawmaker says the toll was almost twice as high
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Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged
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Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people

Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people
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Sudan's bid to ban genital mutilation sparks hope, caution

Sudan's transitional government is preparing to outlaw female genital mutilation
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FILE - In this April 21, 2007 file photo, a Masai girl holds a protest sign during the anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) protest in Kilgoris, Kenya. The World Health Organization says the practice constitutes an "extreme form of discrimination" against women. Nearly always carried out on minors, it can result in excessive bleeding and death or cause problems including infections, complications in childbirth and depression. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim, File)
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Australia may offer safe haven to Hong Kong residents

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government is considering an offer of safe haven to Hong Kong residents threatened by China’s move to impose a tough national security law on the semi-autonomous territory
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Riot police stand guard after pushing back protesters demonstrating against the new security law during the anniversary of the Hong Kong handover from Britain, Wednesday, July. 1, 2020, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police have made their first arrests under a new national security law imposed by mainland China. The law, which took effect Tuesday night, makes activities deemed subversive or secessionist punishable by up to life in prison. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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24 shot to death in attack on drug rehab center in Mexico

Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven
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Relatives comfort a woman crying outside an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in Irapuato, Mexico, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after gunmen burst into the facility and opened fire. According to police at least 24 people were killed in the attack. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)
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AP PHOTOS: India's lockdown spurs new gardeners in Nagaland

Two healthy pots of coriander and two of spinach are enough to provide a sense of achievement for Theyiesinuo Keditsu, a young English professor and mother of four. Keditsu, who claims she has the “thumb of death,” planted the seeds and was amazed at how they grew. The indigenous Naga people in India’s northeast, once virtually cut off from the rest of the country because of an insurgent movement seeking independence, were reminded of their vulnerabilities during coronavirus lockdown. “It scared the hell out of me, the idea that I may not have veggies to feed my kids,” Keditsu, 39, said. Nagas are traditional farmers. But as concrete covers land that was once tilled, lifestyles have changed. Kohima, the semi-urban capital of the northeastern state of Nagaland, relies on satellite villages for green vegetables. But supply lines were cut during India’s 10-week nationwide lockdown that eased in early June, inspiring residents to grow their own. Achano Yhome has always loved...
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Naga girl Neichutuonuo Yhome, 23, right, passes chilies plucked from her garden to her younger sister Mene in Kohima, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland, Monday, June 29, 2020. The sisters decided to grow their own vegetables in the early stages of the lockdown. Their patchwork garden now has half a dozen variety of vegetables, and bean vines crawling up a bamboo trellis. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
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Rhino enjoys mud bath at Indonesian national park

An endangered Javan rhinoceros is seen enjoying a mud bath on surveillance camera inside Indonesia's Ujong Kulon National Park.
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VIDEO: Rhino enjoys mud bath at Indonesian national park
July 02

TV reporter, cameraman shot to death in northern Honduras

A television reporter and a cameraman have been shot to death in La Ceiba, a town on Honduras’ northern Caribbean coast that has been wracked by gang violence in the past
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Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven

Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven
July 02
July 02

Mexico reopening uneven, as virus cases continue high

Mexico City's reopening is varying widely, with some people wearing face masks and keeping their distance, while others jostle in crowded streets
July 02
A waitress at Mexico City's iconic "Sanborns of the Azulejos" restaurant, wearing a mask and face shield to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, brings order for a patron in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
July 02

Hong Kong clashes over new security law

ABC News’ Britt Clennett reports on the hundreds arrested as China tightens its grip on Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong clashes over new security law
July 02

Divided West can do little as China tightens up on Hong Kong

Political leaders around the world have decried Beijing’s move to impose a tough national security law on Hong Kong that allows mainland Chinese authorities to crack down on subversive activity and protest in the semi-autonomous territory
July 02
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, demonstrators wave British flags during a rally outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong. From Tokyo to Brussels, political leaders have swiftly decried Beijing's move to impose a tough national security law on Hong Kong that cracks down on subversive activity and protest in the semi-autonomous territory. But the rhetoric from democratic nations has more bark than bite. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
July 02

AP Interview: Hong Kong media tycoon says city now 'dead'

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai says Hong Kong is now “dead” under the new national security law imposed by China
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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai pauses during an interview Hong Kong Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Lai said in an interview Wednesday that Hong Kong is dead under the new national security law. Lai, who owns popular newspaper Apple Daily, is a prominent advocate for democracy in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 01

Mexican president marks 2nd anniversary amid virus, violence

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has celebrated the second anniversary of his July 1, 2018 election victory amid some of he toughest circumstances in modern Mexican history
July 01
FILE - In this Dec. 10. 2019 file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during an event to sign an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, at the National Palace in Mexico City. Mexico celebrated on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the implementation of the new free trade agreement with Canada and the United States that it hopes will lead to more investment in its struggling economy. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
July 01

Venezuela calls congressional elections amid political fight

Venezuelan officials are calling for congressional elections to be held on the first Sunday in December
July 01
A city worker sweeps disinfectant on the ground as a preventive measure amid the spread of the new coronavirus at a state-run gas station in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
July 01

Putin granted right to extend rule till 2036 in overwhelming referendum result

The weeklong vote went ahead despite Russia's continuing coronavirus epidemic.
July 01
Russian President Vladimir Putin shows his passport to a member of a local electoral commission as he arrives to cast his ballot in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms at a polling station in Moscow on July 1, 2020.
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UK extends immigration rights for 3M eligible Hong Kongers

The U.K. government says it is extending residency rights and a route to citizenship to up to 3 million Hong Kongers who are eligible for a special category of British passport by virtue of Hong Kong's status as a former British colony
July 01
A man displays the Hong Kong colonial flag on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China from Britain in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July. 1, 2020. Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China in 1997, and just one day after China enacted a national security law that cracks down on protests in the territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 01

Mexican soldiers seize $2.7 million in cash from US vehicle

Mexican soldiers have seized almost $2.7 million in cash stuffed into suitcases in the back of an SUV entering Mexico from the United States
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The Netherlands marks anniversary of abolition of slavery

The Netherlands has marked the country’s 1863 abolition of slavery with a solemn event in Amsterdam that also reflected on how the Black Lives Matter movement is sweeping the globe in the aftermath of George Floyd's death in the United States
July 01
A statue of the Dutch Golden Age trader and brutal colonialist Jan Pieterszoon Coen stands tall above a square in his hometown of Hoorn, north of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, June 19, 20202. Coen was a leading figure in 17th-century trading powerhouse the Dutch East India Company, but has gone down in history as the "butcher of Banda," the man who ordered a bloody massacre on the Banda Islands, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 01

Mexico celebrates start of new trade accord with US, Canada

Mexico is celebrating the implementation of a new free trade agreement with Canada and the United States that it hopes will lead to more investment in its struggling economy
July 01
FILE - In this Dec. 10. 2019 file photo, Mexico's Treasury Secretary Arturo Herrera, left, standing next to Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, attend a trade agreement signing ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City. Herrera reported on Thursday, June 25, 2020 that he has contracted the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
July 01

Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms

Russian election officials say voters have approved amendments to the country's constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036
July 01
A member of election commission, right, checks the temperature of a voter, both wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The vote on the constitutional amendments that would reset the clock on Russian President Vladimir Putin's tenure and enable him to serve two more six-year terms is set to wrap up Wednesday. (Sofia Sandurskaya, Moscow News Agency photo via AP)
July 01

Puerto Rico board approves $10B budget as resignations loom

A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances has approved a new budget that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts for one year as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricanes, earthquakes and the pandemic
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Israeli lawmakers approve phone tracking of virus cases

Israel’s parliament has approved a law granting the country’s internal security agency limited authority to use phone surveillance to track coronavirus cases
July 01
A lifeguard stand is decorated with a large mask to remind people to wear masks as precaution against the new coronavirus at a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, June 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
July 01

US issues warning for companies importing from Xinjiang, China

Authorities in New York seized about $800,000 worth imported goods from China.
July 01
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C., July 1, 2020.
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Montenegro backs same-sex partnership as it seeks EU entry

Lawmakers in the small Balkan country of Montenegro have approved same-sex partnership as part of efforts to push on with joining the European Union
July 01
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UK regulator urges reforms to curb Google, Facebook ad power

British regulators want new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry’s dominant players, Google and Facebook
July 01
FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the keynote address during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. Britain's competition watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority took aim at the U.S. tech giants in a report Wednesday July 1, 2020, wanting new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry's dominant players, Google and Facebook. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, FILE)
July 01

Tehran explosion, Hong Kong security law, police protest: World in Photos, July 1

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
July 01
VIDEO: Tehran explosion, Hong Kong security law, police protest: World in Photos, July 1
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Turkey: 11 detained over tweets dealing with leader's family

Police say at least 11 people were detained  in Turkey for social media postings that allegedly insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s daughter and son-in-law after they announced the birth of their fourth child on Twitter
July 01
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the members of his ruling party in a televised address, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Erdogan vowed on Wednesday to tighten government control over social media, following alleged insults on Twitter to his daughter and son-in-law who announced the birth of their fourth child on the website. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
July 01

India, China hold inconclusive talks on ending army face-off

A senior Indian army official says Indian and Chinese military commanders have met for a third time in an attempt to ease a monthlong face-off over disputed territory
July 01
A Bharatiya Janata Party activist burns a photograph of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest in Jammu, India, Wednesday, July.1, 2020. Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday to a notice from the popular short-video app saying their data would be transferred to an Irish subsidiary, a response to India's ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. The quick workaround showed the ban was largely symbolic since the apps can’t be automatically erased from devices where they are already downloaded, and is a response to a border clash with China where 20 Indian soldiers died earlier this month, digital experts said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
July 01

Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

A cyclone has hit the southern region of Brazil, killing nine people
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15 investigations into French police for abuse, drug deals

Pressure is mounting to disband a special police unit in one of France’s poorest regions
July 01
FILE - In this Monday, June 22, 2020 file photo, people gather in front of a mural showing Adama Traore and George Floyd, who both died in police custody, in Stains, north of Paris. Pressure mounted Wednesday, July 1 to disband a special police unit in one of France’s poorest regions because it is facing at least 15 investigations into officers suspected of drug trafficking, violence, theft or falsifying police reports. News of the investigations has re-ignited French anger over police abuse, after weeks of protests in France demanding racial justice and accountability for police officers who overstep their authority. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
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Russian election officials say amendments allowing Vladimir Putin two more terms receive overwhelming approval

Russian election officials say amendments allowing Vladimir Putin two more terms receive overwhelming approval
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Rescue crew saves horse from ocean

The horse had traveled over a mile out into the Atlantic Ocean from a beach in Donegal, Ireland.
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VIDEO: Rescue crew saves horse from ocean
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COVID-19 cases mount at the ends of the Earth in Timbuktu

COVID-19 has made its way to Timbuktu, whose name has long been synonymous with the ends of the Earth
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Zimbabwe reopens wildlife parks, restaurants in relaxation

Zimbabwe has reopened its national parks to the public and allowed restaurants to serve food within their premises, some relief for the country’s hospitality sector struggling from restrictions to combat the new coronavirus
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Danish authorities: No racial motive in man's slaying

Danish authorities say 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
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Despite COVID surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals

Mexico’s health system has so far not been overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, mostly because the country chose early on to invest in expanding hospital beds
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New Burundi leader hints he'll take COVID-19 more seriously

Burundi’s new president has signaled that his government will take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously than his dead predecessor, calling the virus the country’s “worst enemy” and announcing new screenings
July 01
Burundi's President Evariste Ndayishimiye, left, and his wife Angeline Ndayubaha, right, attend his inauguration in Gitega, Burundi, Thursday, June 18, 2020. President Evariste Ndayishimiye took power two months early after the abrupt death of his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)
July 01

Hong Kong police make first arrest under new security law

The law was brought in by the Chinese government, sparking fears of a crackdown.
July 01
The annual handover march takes place in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Wednesday, July. 1, 2020. Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China in 1997, and just one day after China enacted a national security law that cracks down on protests in the territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 01

Retired pope's elder brother, Georg Ratzinger, dies at 96

The Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who earned renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys’ choir, has died at age 96
July 01
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2006 file picture Pope Benedict XVI, right, walks with his brother priest Georg Ratzinger in Regensburg, southern Germany. The Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who earned renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys’ choir, has died at age 96. The Regensburg diocese in Bavaria, where Ratzinger lived, said in a statement on his website that he died on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher, File)
July 01

Myanmar's election commission sets Nov. 8 date for polls

Myanmar's election commission says it will hold elections on November 8 for the national, regional and state parliaments
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France freezes role in NATO naval force amid Turkey tensions

France is suspending its involvement in a NATO naval operation in the Mediterranean after a standoff with a Turkish ship and amid growing tensions within the military alliance over Libya
July 01
FILE - In this May 11 2017 file photo, the French stealth frigate Courbet is docked at Naval Base Guam, near Hagatna, Guam. rance is suspending its involvement in a NATO naval operation of Libya's coast after a standoff with a Turkish ship and amid growing tensions within the military alliance over Libya. France is also calling for crisis mechanism to prevent a repeat of an incident earlier this month between Turkish warships and the French naval vessel Courbet in the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
July 01

Egypt high court upholds death sentence for former monk

Egypt’s highest court has upheld a death sentence for a former monk convicted of killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo in 2018
July 01
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2018 file photo, a priest leads prayers prior to Christmas Eve Mass at the Virgin Mary church, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s highest court Wednesday, July 1, 2020 upheld a death sentence for a former monk convicted of killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo in 2018. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
July 01

Germany disbands elite army unit over extremism concerns

Germany’s defense minister has disbanded a company of special forces, saying a culture of right-wing extremism had been allowed to develop in it behind a “wall of secrecy.”
July 01
Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) arrives at a press conference on the reform of the Special Forces Command (KSK), wearing mouth and nose protection, Berlin Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Since 2017, the KSK has been making headlines because of several cases of right-wing extremism. One suspected soldier even had an arsenal dug up. The Defence Minister has therefore had a reform concept developed to counteract extremist tendencies. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
July 01

UK firms slash jobs to cope with outbreak's long term impact

Companies linked to hospitality and travel in Britain are shedding thousands of jobs as the longer term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic take hold, choosing to slim down for survival rather than await potential government handouts
July 01
FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, a few people relax in the sun backdropped by Tower Bridge spanning the River Thames in London. Some companies linked to hospitality and travel in Britain Wednesday July 1, 2020, have announced thousands of more job cuts as the longer term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic take hold, choosing to slim down now for survival rather than await future potential government handouts.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
July 01

Germanwings crash relatives lose court case on compensation

A German court on Wednesday rejected demands for higher compensation from Lufthansa by eight people who lost loved ones in the deliberate crash of a plane operated by its budget airline Germanwings five years ago
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July 01

Leaders of Russia, Turkey, Iran talk about stabilizing Syria

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have discussed efforts to stabilize Syria in a video call, noting the need to promote a political dialogue
July 01
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a video conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The three leaders discussed the situation in Syria and ways to promote a political settlement.(Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)