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    Crane collapse kills 7, injures 2 in southern Chinese city

    BEIJING (AP) — A crane leaned and collapsed on a construction site of a major infrastructure company in southern China, killing seven people and injuring two, authorities said Sunday. The collapse occurred late Saturday at the construction site for the southern headquarters of the state-owned China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. in the city of Guangzhou, […]
  • Wuilly Arteaga plays his violin during an anti-government march attempting to reach the Supreme Court to support new magistrates named to the government-dominated Supreme Court by opposition-led led National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 22, 2017. The young violinist who became a symbol of anti-government protest in Venezuela was injured during the Saturday march. Arteaga has been a fixture at demonstrations against Maduro, playing the national anthem on his violin as authorities launch tear gas in his direction. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) World

    The Latest: New judge in court clash detained in Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on protests in Venezuela against President Nicolas Maduro’s bid to rewrite the constitution (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Venezuelan authorities have detained one of the 33 people named to the supreme court by the country’s opposition-controlled congress, further escalating political conflict. Congressional leader Julio Borges says on Twitter that […]
  • Anti-government protesters face-off with security forces blocking them from marching to the Supreme Court, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Protesters marched through the Venezuelan capital, chanting and waving flags in an escalating push to stop President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. National guard troops launched tear gas in at least one location in Caracas, blocking protesters with clouds of white gas and rows of officers on motorcycles. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) World

    Venezuelans protest Maduro’s plan to rewrite constitution

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela’s Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon — a disappointing turnout for opponents of President Nicolas Maduro eight days before he launches the rewriting of the country’s constitution. The opposition said millions participated in a symbolic […]
  • Researcher Daria Gritsenko, 30, of the University of Helsinki, sits for a portrait in her cabin aboard the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as the ship sails north in the Bering Sea toward the Arctic, Thursday, July 13, 2017. She is hoping to learn more about the Northwest Passage to aid her work in energy development in the Arctic. Although this will be her first transit through the passage, she has been to Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic. "I love the Arctic. It's such a powerful nature that I felt so little in comparison," she said. "It makes you realize how much of dust you are on this planet. It's very intimidating but I felt very calm inside." (AP Photo/David Goldman) World

    AP PHOTOS: Portraits of an icebreaker crew, researchers

    THE ARCTIC CIRCLE (AP) — The ship hadn’t yet left Vancouver for the Arctic Circle’s Northwest Passage when the icebreaking began — with a round of “introduce yourself to the others.” We’d already met a few crew members of the MSV Nordica icebreaker the day before, including Capt. Jyri Viljanen, a master mariner from Finland […]
  • This image captured by an underwater robot provided by International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning on Saturday, July 22, 2017 shows massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Okuma town, northeastern Japan. The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter (3 feet) on the bottom inside of a main structure called the pedestal that sits underneath the core inside the primary containment vessel of Fukushima's Unit 3 reactor, said the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning via AP) World

    Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

    TOKYO (AP) — Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter (3 feet) on the bottom inside […]
  • This undated photo provided by Stephen Govel/www.stephengovel.com shows Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, who was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Authorities say that officers were responding to a 911 call about a possible assault when the woman was shot. (Stephen Govel/www.stephengovel.com via AP) World

    The Latest: Mayor says chief nominee is relationship builder

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Minneapolis’ police chief amid the investigation into the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by an officer (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says her nominee for police chief is adept at building relationships and that skill is crucial in the wake of […]
  • German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel speaks during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Gabriel said his country will revise its travel advice for Turkey following the jailing of a German human rights activist who has no ties to the country. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP) World

    Germany reaches out to Turkish-rooted citizens over crisis

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister has tried to reach out to the country’s Turkish-rooted citizens, saying the crisis between both countries isn’t directed against them. Sigmar Gabriel wrote an open letter to the 3.5 million Germans of Turkish descent, which was published in both Turkish and German in Bild daily paper Saturday. He said […]
  • The city hall in Pulsnitz, photographed  Saturday, July 22, 2017. A German girl, who ran away from home shortly after converting to Islam, has been found in Iraq, prosecutors said Saturday. The 16-year-old teenager, only identified as Linda W.  is getting consular assistance from the German Embassy in Iraq, said prosecutor Lorenz Haase from the eastern German city of Dresden. Haase wouldn't confirm media reports that the teenager from Pulsnitz in eastern Germany had been fighting for the Islamic State group in Mosul. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP) World

    The Latest: German girl found in Mosul is in good health

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on foreigners found in Iraq (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Iraqi intelligence and investigative officials say a German teenager who was found in Iraq after running away from home shortly after converting to Islam a year ago is in good health. The officials, who were not allowed to give their […]
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    Spain rescues 57 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 57 migrants from two boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco. The rescue service says that it reached a small boat carrying four Moroccan men in the Strait of Gibraltar after the craft was spotted by Spain’s Civil Guard. The four were […]
  • Anti-government protesters raise placards reading 'Constitution' as they gather in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Protests have broken out across Poland over plans by the populist ruling party Law and Justice to put the Supreme Court and the rest of the judicial system under the party's political control. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz) World

    The Latest: Anti-govt protesters march in Polish cities

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland’s move to give politicians influence over Supreme Court (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Thousands of government opponents are gathering in Warsaw, Krakow and other cities across Poland to urge President Andrzej Duda to reject legislation that would give the ruling party control of the Supreme Court and […]