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National Police chief Wilbert Paulissen names 3 Russians, 1 Ukrainian as murder suspects in MH17 downing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:16am

National Police chief Wilbert Paulissen names 3 Russians, 1 Ukrainian as murder suspects in MH17 downing.

Parts of southern India facing acute water shortages

Maria Amrayeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:25am

Millions of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry because of an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater.

Mother of victim says at least 4 suspect to be tried in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Flight 17, trial opening March 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:15am

Mother of victim says at least 4 suspect to be tried in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Flight 17, trial opening March 2020.

Rivals race to catch Boris Johnson as UK Tory race narrows

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:09am

Britain's Conservative Party was set to kick one more candidate out of the contest to become the country's next prime minister on Wednesday, as rivals scrambled to catch front-runner Boris Johnson.

UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing

Jamey Keaten and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:07am

An independent U.N. report into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday there is "credible evidence" to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and suggested sanctions on his personal assets.

UN expert: 'Credible evidence' merits probe into Saudi crown prince's possible role in killing of journalist Khashoggi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:01am

UN expert: 'Credible evidence' merits probe into Saudi crown prince's possible role in killing of journalist Khashoggi.

Germany: Syrian faces Islamic State-linked terrorism charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:48am

Prosecutors in Germany say a 31-year-old Syrian citizen faces terrorism charges for joining the Islamic State group in Syria.

Egypt: UN office tries to politicize Morsi's courtroom death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:44am

Egypt says the U.N. human rights office is trying to politicize the death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who collapsed inside a Cairo courtroom during his trial this week.

South Korea says it will send 50,000 tons of rice aid to North Korea in response to food shortages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:38am

South Korea says it will send 50,000 tons of rice aid to North Korea in response to food shortages.

Death toll rises in eastern India in encephalitis outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:11am

Indian authorities said Wednesday that 114 children have died in an encephalitis outbreak this month in eastern Bihar, one of the country's poorest states.

Polar bear spotted in Russian city, far from normal habitat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:47am

An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds.

Trial over downing of MH17 to start in March; 4 suspects

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:34am

The mother of one of the 298 victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says at least four suspects will be tried for murder in a case set to start in March 2020.

UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at home

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:12pm

A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:41pm

A U.S. Navy explosives expert says the limpet mine used on a Japanese-owned oil tanker last week "bears a striking resemblance" to similar Iranian mines. Iran has denied being involved in the attack. Cmdr. Sean Kido of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet says investigators have recovered fingerprints and a hand print from the side of the ship after the attack.

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:19pm

Yemen's civil war has killed at least 91,600 people so far, a database tracking violence said Wednesday, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015.

Hong Kong lawmakers raise complaints over police brutality

Elaine Kurtenbach and Borg Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:04pm

Hong Kong lawmakers grilled the city's security secretary Wednesday over allegations of police brutality during protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended.

Voluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:56pm

Voluntary euthanasia became legal in an Australian state on Wednesday more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill.

El Salvador's new president vows reparations for massacre

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:33pm

El Salvador's recently inaugurated president on Tuesday promised to comply with reparations ordered by an international court for relatives of the victims of the El Mozote massacre, one of the bloodiest chapters of the country's 1980-1992 civil war.

Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visit

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:19pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in both countries' official media Wednesday on the eve of Xi's visit to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.