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Suicide bombing, attack in Afghanistan kill 7 policemen

Jul. 7, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber targeted an Afghan police convoy in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning, killing four officers, including a police commander, a local official said. Three other officers were killed in an attack in the country's south. The suicide bombing, which...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers watch as a bus that fell into a lake is recovered in the Xixiu District of Anshun, southwestern China's Guizhou Province, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Authorities say dozens were killed Tuesday when a bus ran through a roadside fence and plunged into a lake in the southwestern Chinese city. (Long Rui/Xinhua via AP)

Bus in China plunges into a lake, killing 21

Jul. 7, 2020 7:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say 21 people were killed Tuesday when a bus ran through a roadside fence and plunged into a lake in a southwestern Chinese city. Surveillance video posted by state broadcaster CCTV on its social media account show the bus suddenly race across six lanes of traffic and through...

A man paddles by a sculpture submerged by floodwaters along the riverside park in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Sunday, July 5, 2020. A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. (Chinatopix via AP)

Flooding kills 2, disrupts entrance exams in southern China

Jul. 7, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Severe flooding and heavy rains have killed at least two people in southern China and disrupted the first day of widely anticipated college entrance exams being held one month late because of the coronavirus. The Chinese language exam in She county in southern Anhui province was canceled...

Greece: Several hurt as subway train hits terminus barrier

Jul. 7, 2020 6:57 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Several people received light injuries on a subway train near Athens after it failed to stop in time before hitting a barrier at an overground terminus station, authorities said Tuesday. At least eight people were hurt, public authorities said, when the train hit the barrier at...

Fire under control on Danish former research island

Jul. 7, 2020 6:48 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Emergency and rescue workers in Denmark brought a blaze under control Tuesday on a largely deserted Danish island that until recently housed an animal disease research center, local media reported. No one was injured in the fire and investigators were dispatched to Lindholm island to probe...

3 drivers killed in separate wrecks in northern Kentucky

Jul. 7, 2020 4:12 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Two drivers have died in separate accidents at the same location on Interstate 275 in northern Kentucky while a third driver died in a crash on Interstate 75, police said. Brandon L. Hicks, 24, of Norwood, Ohio, and Anna M. Kincart, 36, of Petersburg, Kentucky, were pronounced dead...

A man walks on heavily damaged road following a heavy rain in Kumamura, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Monday, July 6, 2020. Rescue operations continued and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

Jul. 7, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers rescued residents on boats as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by deadly rains that were expanding across the region Tuesday. At least 50 people have died and a dozen are missing. Pounding rain since late Friday in Japan’s southern region of Kyushu...

Attorney John Henry Browne, left, stands in view of a video feed as his client Dawit Kelete sits in a chair, right, during a court appearance Monday, July 6, 2020, in Seattle. Kelete is accused of driving a car onto a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one, over the weekend. Seattle has been the site of prolonged unrest over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

$1.2 million bail for driver that hit 2 Seattle protesters

Jul. 7, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge on Monday set a $1.2 million bail for the man accused of driving a Jaguar on to a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Dawit Kelete, who is Black, drove the car around vehicles that were parked on Interstate 5 to protect a...

Students wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus have their documents checked by security officers before the first day of China's national college entrance examinations, known as the gaokao, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. China's college entrance exams began in Beijing on Tuesday after being delayed by a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings

Jul. 6, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country while the government tries to find enough quarantined hotel rooms for people returning home. Air New Zealand says the hold will last for three weeks and it is also trying...

Deep undersea earthquake widely felt in Indonesia, no damage

Jul. 6, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A deep undersea earthquake hit off the coast of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Tuesday, but no injuries or serious damage were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 6.6 magnitude and was centered about 94 kilometers (58 miles) north of...