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  • Britain’s Labour Party anti-Semitism dispute surfaces again

    LONDON (AP) — The long-running dispute in Britain’s opposition Labour Party over racism in its ranks is bubbling over again amid complaints that the party’s new anti-Semitism code does not go far enough. A parliamentary Labour Party meeting is set for Monday with some legislators challenging the code backed by party leader Jeremy Corbyn and […]
  • Pakistan party: Jailed ex-PM needs to be taken to hospital

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The political party of Pakistan’s jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked authorities to urgently move him to a hospital, saying his health has deteriorated. Monday’s comment by Pervaiz Rashid, spokesman for the Pakistan Muslim League, came as doctors were due to examine Sharif, who has a history of heart disease. […]
  • 3 more suspects arrested in acid attack on young boy

    LONDON (AP) — Brtish police have arrested three more suspects in connection with an apparent acid attack on a 3-year-old boy who suffered severe burns. West Mercia Police said Monday that three men, ages 22, 25 and 26, are being questioned in London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. A 39-year-old suspect […]
  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the […]
  • 2 homeless men set on fire at Berlin railway station

    BERLIN (AP) — Police say two homeless men have been set on fire at a Berlin railway station, leaving them with serious burns. Police said Monday that an unknown assailant poured a liquid over the men, ages 47 and 62, before setting them and their possessions alight, in the overnight incident at the Schoeneweide station […]
  • Sri Lanka leader vows to end moratorium on death penalty

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president said the government will still end its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment despite requests by the European Union and other diplomatic missions not to do so. President Maithripala Sirisena said the decision to implement the death penalty for drug smugglers “will not be changed under any circumstance […]
  • Tick, tock: No candidates for Romania anti-graft prosecutor

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Applications for the post of chief anti-corruption prosecutor — one of the most prestigious but also most scrutinized jobs in Romania — must be submitted by Monday. So far, nobody’s applied. The job was advertised after Laura Codruta Kovesi was fired for alleged misconduct and incompetence on July 9, in what […]
  • Official: Gunmen kill 4 civilians in mosque in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says gunmen opened fire on worshippers inside a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province, killing four people. Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, says three people, including the mosque’s religious leader, were wounded in the attack, which took place on Sunday evening in the district of Surkh Rod. No […]
  • The Latest: Tokyo says addressing heat key to 2020 Olympics

    TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave in Northeast Asia (all times local): 5:40 p.m. On the hottest day so far this year, the governor of Japan’s capital says that measures to deal with the heat are one of the pillars of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The temperature reached 39 degrees Celsius (102 […]
  • In Pakistan’s elections, minorities face daunting challenge

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — As Pakistan heads into parliamentary elections this week, the country’s minorities are looking for better representation and a voice that will speak up for them in what rights groups warn is in an increasingly intolerant atmosphere in this Muslim-majority nation. It’s an uphill struggle for Pakistani Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadis and others. Minority […]