Government and politics

Trails of Patriot missiles are seen in the sky in northern Israel Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet it said had breached its airspace on Tuesday while advancing Syrian government forces retaking territory from rebels reached the Golan Heights frontier for the first time in seven years. The Israeli military said it monitored the advance of the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet and shot it down with a pair of Patriot missiles after it penetrated Israeli airspace by about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles). (David Cohen/Flash90 via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 11:27 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 9:20 p.m. An official based in Syria and allied with government forces says Islamic State militants have seized the body of a Syrian pilot whose fighter jet was shot down by Israel. The official told The Associated Press on...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 31, 2018, Congolese health officials prepare to disinfect people and buildings at the general referral hospital in Mbandaka, Congo. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga on Tuesday July 24, 2018, declared the end of the country's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus, after a 42-day observation period with no new confirmed cases recorded. (AP Photo/John Bompengo, FILE)
July 24, 2018 - 10:24 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is over, the health ministry announced Tuesday, after a speedy response to limit its spread in remote rural areas and a city of more than 1 million people. Health experts said the vaccinations of more than 3,300 people were a...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2018, file photo, supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan attend his election rally in Karachi, Pakistan. As Pakistanis prepare to make history on Wednesday by electing a third consecutive civilian government, rights activists, analysts and even some candidates say the campaign has been among the country's dirtiest imperiling the country's democratic future. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, File)
July 24, 2018 - 10:20 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule. The campaign has been...
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Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The official Lao news agency KPL reported Tuesday that the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, releasing large amounts of water that swept away houses and made more than 6,600 people homeless. (Attapeu Today via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 9:32 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Massive flooding from a South Korean-constructed hydroelectric dam in Laos left several people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed to the site and public appeals were launched for aid. The official Lao...
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July 24, 2018 - 8:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign ministry is proposing that Britons who apply for German citizenship before the end of the Brexit transition period should be able to keep both passports. The ministry on Tuesday confirmed a report by Politico, which quoted from a draft bill called the "Transitional...
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July 24, 2018 - 7:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has granted new trials after a man who witnessed his mother's murder at age 8 said the wrong men are in prison. Charmous Skinner Jr. is now in his late 20s. He was never interviewed by police or defense attorneys, despite being in the van with his mother...
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July 24, 2018 - 5:52 am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A petition drive seeking to overturn a decision to move a statue honoring Polish World War II victims has fallen short. Jersey City city clerk Robert Byrne tells the Jersey Journal he has validated 3,833 of the 9,471 signatures submitted on July 3. Byrne says about 60...
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July 24, 2018 - 4:04 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A group of students from Parkland, Florida, has planted 17 trees thousands of miles away in New Zealand to commemorate each of those killed in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. The 28 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were visiting...
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In this Saturday, July 21, 2018, photo, firefighters spray water to extinguish a forest fire in Pali, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Researchers say a plan by the Indonesian government to give plantation companies new lands in exchange for restoring areas they destroyed could result in more tropical forests being cut down. (AP Photo/Iwan Cheristian )
July 24, 2018 - 3:59 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Researchers say an Indonesian government plan to give plantation companies new lands in exchange for restoring areas they destroyed could result in more tropical forests being cut down. Spatial analysis released Tuesday by civil society groups shows 40 percent of the 921,...
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This July 22, 2018, satellite image released and annotated by 38 North on Monday, July 23, 2018, shows what the U.S. research group says is the dismantled engine test stand at the Sohae launch site in North Korea. The U.S. research group says North Korea has started dismantling key facilities at its main satellite launch site in what appears to be a step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un at his summit with President Donald Trump in June. (Airbus Defense & Space/38 North via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 3:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its main satellite launch site in a step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un at his summit with President Donald Trump in June. While Pyongyang could be trying to build trust with...
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