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CAIRO (AP) " A Libyan hospital spokesman says 10 militia fighters have been killed and seven injured in a suicide attack on a police station outside the Islamic State stronghold of Sirte, where pro-government fighters are waging an offensive against the militant group. The spokesman, Abdel-Aziz Essa, told The Associated Press that the attack took place in the early hours of Thursday in Abu Ghrain, a town located on a crossroad that connects the coastal cities with the south. The...

Updated at 9:11 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) " A top European Union official has said on a rare visit to Russia that the EU needs to engage Russia despite the annexation of Crimea and economic sanctions against Moscow. European Commission President...

Updated at 9:09 AM

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) " Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Serbia this week in an effort to further boost relations with the friendly nation and assert China's intention to radically increase its presence in the Balkans and Europe. The...

Updated at 9:06 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT NIGHTCLUB SHOOTER DID IN FINAL HOURS BEFORE RAMPAGE Orlando gunman Omar Mateen apparently made a series of Facebook posts...

Updated at 8:58 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left at least 49 people dead had Oprah Winfrey asking questions instead of answering them Wednesday night. "What will be the number? What will be the number?" Winfrey...

Updated at 8:58 AM

HONOLULU (AP) " The fight over regulating genetically engineered crops in three Hawaii counties was back in a federal courtroom as some agricultural giants look to protect their farms from bans against modified food. The 9th U.S. Circuit...

Updated at 8:58 AM

MADRID (AP) " Acting Spanish Premier Mariano Rajoy said Thursday he hopes Britain stays in the EU but is unhappy with British Prime Minister David Cameron's brief campaign stop in Gibraltar, which Spain claims as its territory. Speaking on...

Updated at 8:50 AM

URAYASU, Japan (AP) " A Tokyo suburb will help women cover the cost of freezing their eggs in a pilot program aimed at tackling the nation's declining birth rate. The Japanese city of Urayasu is allocating 90 million yen ($850,000) over...

Updated at 8:39 AM

BANGKOK (AP) " Thai police raided a Buddhist temple complex Thursday to arrest a popular abbot accused of embezzling $40 million but were thwarted by thousands of his followers who said he is too ill to be taken into custody. The operation...

Updated at 8:33 AM

MARSEILLE, France (AP) " The Russian soccer hooligans who have fought with rival supporters at the European Championship in France have at various times been both an asset and a liability to the Russian authorities. While the...

Updated at 8:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " On a grim and delicate mission, President Barack Obama will offer solace and healing to a distraught Orlando, even as the political world turns the shooting into a fresh excuse to fight about terrorism and gun control. In...

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