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  • About 40 people feared dead in Pakistan plane crash
    Reuters

    About 40 people feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

    By Jibran Ahmed and Asad Hashim PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - A plane carrying about 40 people crashed on the slope of a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, with witnesses on the crash site saying there were unlikely to be any survivors. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Partisan or racial gerrymandering? Supreme Court asked to parse

    “Is it politics or is it race?” Justice Elena Kagan asked, according to the Charlotte News & Observer. The states said that they legally drew the borders based on partisanship, not race. Critics, however, say given the current political demographics where minorities tend to vote Democrat, the states

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Arab democracy? How Morocco's grand experiment went wrong

    Morocco, held up as a model for reform in the wake of the Arab Spring, is slipping back into autocracy. Observers and rights activists say that the government has responded by stifling speech and press freedoms and using the long reach of its security services to prevent a new protest movement from

  • Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul
    Associated Press

    Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi army says troops have entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul.

  • Associated Press

    Correction: Israel-Palestinians story

    SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story June 11 about the FIFA Congress, The Associated Press reported erroneously that performer Mohammed Assaf wore a Muslim headscarf. Assaf's black and white headscarf is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.

  • Iraqi forces battle jihadists deep inside Mosul
    AFP

    Iraqi forces battle jihadists deep inside Mosul

    Bartalla (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul Wednesday, edging closer to the River Tigris that divides the city and looking for a breakthrough in the seven-week-old offensive.

  • Renzi to step down now that Senate OK'd Italy's 2017 budget
    Associated Press

    Renzi to step down now that Senate OK'd Italy's 2017 budget

    ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said he would resign Wednesday evening now that Parliament has approved the 2017 national budget, a step required by the nation's president before he would let the leader step down.

  • The Latest: Syrian General: Rebels must leave Aleppo or die
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Syrian General: Rebels must leave Aleppo or die

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

  • Britain's May says to help Gulf leaders 'push back' Iran
    AFP

    Britain's May says to help Gulf leaders 'push back' Iran

    London (AFP) - Prime Minister Theresa May told Gulf leaders on Wednesday that Britain would help "push back" against Iranian aggression as they agreed on a strategic partnership to deepen ties.

  • Associated Press

    Danish suspect jailed for 4 weeks as shot officer dies

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 43-year-old dog squad officer who was shot in the head at close range outside a Copenhagen suburban police station has died, Danish authorities said Wednesday.

  • Reuters

    Thirty-five people rescued from ferry that sank off Yemen

    ADEN (Reuters) - At least 35 of the 64 people who were on a ferry that sank off Yemen have been rescued, a Yemeni minister said on Wednesday. Rescue teams continued to look for survivors from the boat that was en route from Hadramout province in mainland Yemen to the island of Socotra, Fisheries Minister

  • The Latest: US envoy: Nations need to absorb migrants now
    Associated Press

    The Latest: US envoy: Nations need to absorb migrants now

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on the migrant situation in Europe (all times local):

  • Brazil presidency seeks to end crisis between Senate, Supreme Court
    Reuters

    Brazil presidency seeks to end crisis between Senate, Supreme Court

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's presidency was working to defuse a constitution crisis between the Supreme Court and the Senate on Wednesday, amid reports the tribunal could allow the indicted head of the Senate to keep his post if he steps out of the presidential succession. The