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17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on ...

Police suspect Netanyahu associate of trying to bribe judge

By ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Tuesday said they suspect a close confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of offering a sitting judge a top posting in exchange for dropping a corruption case against Netanyahu's wife. The development marks the ...

Activists: 98 dead in assault on rebel-held Damascus suburb

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 98 people in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. A day after Monday's ...

Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust US indictment

By NAIRA DAVLASHYAN and IRINA TITOVA, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they ...

Donald Trump Jr. visits India to help sell apartments

By MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of ...

Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

By AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional ...

Turkey warns it may hit Syrian troops in Kurdish enclave

By BASSEM MROUE and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey threatened on Monday to hit back at Syrian pro-government troops if they deploy in an enclave in northern Syria to protect a Kurdish militia that Ankara is battling there. The warning by the Turkish foreign minister came ...

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry. The findings were part of a previously ...

Kremlin dismisses US election indictment as lacking evidence

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as lacking evidence. The indictment handed Friday by a federal grand jury alleges that a wealthy entrepreneur with close ties to Russian President ...

Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian ...