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Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

July 17, 2018 16:03 PM

UKHIYA, July 17: The hill on which the young woman’s shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under your feet. The threat of landslides is so dire that her neighbors have evacuated. Though living here could spell doom as the monsoon rains fall, she will live here anyway.

Putin arrives to go 1-on-1 with Trump at Helsinki summit

July 16, 2018 16:34 PM

HELSINKI, July 16: President Donald Trump blamed the United States, not Russian election meddling or its annexation of Crimea, for a low-point in U.S.-Russia relations hours before a summit with Vladimir Putin that played out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in the Russia investigation and fears that Moscow’s aggression may go unchallenged.

Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon by beating Anderson in 3 sets

July 15, 2018 21:35 PM

LONDON, July 15: Novak Djokovic is back at his best and the Wimbledon champion for a fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday.

What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

July 15, 2018 15:50 PM

HELSINKI, July 15: The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance.

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

July 15, 2018 09:00 AM

JERUSALEM, July 15: The Israeli military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border.

French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

July 14, 2018 17:03 PM

PARIS, July 14: France’s military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron.

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash

July 14, 2018 10:34 AM

Scarlett Johansson on Friday withdrew from the film "Rub & Tug" after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash.

132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

July 14, 2018 08:59 AM

LAHORE, July 14: The deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon his return to the country.

Johnson & Johnson told to pay $4.7 billion in baby powder lawsuit

July 13, 2018 10:55 AM

The company was sued by more than 9,000 women who claimed asbestos in the talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer.

Federer stunned in Wimbledon QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

July 12, 2018 17:19 PM

LONDON, July 12: Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point.

Amnesty urges ‘war crimes’ probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

July 12, 2018 11:47 AM

CAIRO, July 12: An international rights group on Thursday called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and possible deaths in detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its allied militias in southern Yemen as potential war crimes.

Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents’ arms

July 11, 2018 09:05 AM

SAN DIEGO, July 11: Lugging little backpacks, smiling immigrant children were scooped up into their parents’ arms Tuesday as the Trump administration scrambled to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the border.

How Apple's app store changed our world

July 10, 2018 14:12 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10: A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own.

Boris Johnson quits UK government in mounting Brexit crisis

July 9, 2018 20:24 PM

LONDON, July 9: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.

Second phase of Thai cave rescue operation underway

July 9, 2018 16:04 PM

MAE SAI, July 9:  Thai authorities said the second phase of the operation to rescue a youth soccer team trapped in a flooded cave was underway Monday, a day after four of the 12 boys were pulled from the complex after more than two weeks underground.

Weinstein due in court on charges he assaulted a 3rd woman

July 9, 2018 12:56 PM

NEW YORK, July 9: Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman.

4 rescued from Thailand cave as rescue operation underway

July 8, 2018 20:26 PM

MAE SAI, July 8:  Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an ongoing operation to rescue the 12 boys and their coach.

Operation to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave starts

July 8, 2018 17:24 PM

MAE SAI, July 8: The operation has begun to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who will need to dive out of the flooded Thai cave where they have been trapped for more than two weeks, with officials saying Sunday morning that “today is D-Day.”

Iranian teen detained over Instagram dance videos

July 8, 2018 12:25 PM

IRAN, July 8: Iran has detained a teenager who posted dance videos on Instagram and attracted tens of thousands of followers.

Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border

July 7, 2018 12:33 PM

SAN DIEGO, July 7: A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more time may be justified only in specific cases.