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People gather near the bodies of victims of a landslide near a jade mining area in Hpakant, Kachin state, northern Myanmar Thursday, July 2, 2020. Myanmar government says a landslide at a jade mine has killed dozens of people.  (AP Photo/Zaw Moe Htet)

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 people

Jul. 2, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) — At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame on the government's failure to take action against unsafe conditions. The Myanmar Fire Service...

Release of NY driver who struck officers with SUV blocked

Jul. 2, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have temporarily blocked the release of a driver accused of striking three officers with an SUV during protests of police brutality in Buffalo. Deyanna Davis will remain jailed until at least July 7, when a judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether Davis...

Bus collides with trucks in southern Poland; 32 injured

Jul. 2, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland say a bus collided with two trucks near the southern city of Czestochowa and 32 people have been injured, including foreign citizens. Deputy Health Minister Waldemar Kraska said six people were taken to a hospital with serious head, chest and limb injuries...

This photo released Thursday, July 2, 2020, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows a building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. A fire burned the building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though officials say it did not affect its centrifuge operation or cause any release of radiation. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran sought to downplay the fire Thursday, calling it an

Analysts: Fire at Iran nuke site hit new centrifuge facility

Jul. 2, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire and an explosion struck a building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility early on Thursday, a site that U.S.-based analysts identified as a new centrifuge production plant. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran sought to downplay the fire,...

Eastern Missouri man killed in motorcycle-truck collision

Jul. 2, 2020 8:20 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a pickup truck in eastern Missouri, authorities there said. Jack Cable, 25, of Farmington, was killed in the Tuesday afternoon crash on Highway 221 just west of Farmington, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. Cable was operating a...

Officials name pilot killed in crash at Shaw Air Force Base

Jul. 2, 2020 6:52 AM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Officials have identified a military pilot killed when his fighter jet crashed during a training routine at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. 20th Fighter Wing Commander Larry Sullivan said the pilot was 1st Lt. David Schmitz from the 77th Fighter Squadron, news outlets reported....

Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people

Jul. 2, 2020 4:58 AM EDT
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people.

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged

Jul. 2, 2020 3:25 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged.

Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people

Jul. 2, 2020 2:58 AM EDT
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people.

TV reporter, cameraman shot to death in northern Honduras

Jul. 1, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A television reporter and a cameraman were shot to death Wednesday in La Ceiba, a town on Honduras’ northern Caribbean coast that has been wracked by gang violence in the past. National police spokesman Jair Meza said reporter German Vallecillo Jr. and the...