• July 25, 2016

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China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — China scored a diplomatic victory Monday, avoiding criticism by Southeast Asia's main grouping over its territorial expansion in the South China Sea even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions.

Bavarian official: Ansbach attack suggests Islamist motive

ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — Bavaria's top security official said Monday that he believes a failed asylum seeker who blew himself up and injured 12 people in the southern German town of Ansbach was driven by religious extremism.

Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice was in Beijing on Monday for talks with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China's expansive claims in the South China Sea.

Police: Bavarian official says attacker was denied asylum

ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria's top security official said early Monday.

ASEAN makes last-ditch attempt at consensus on S. China Sea

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping made a last-ditch attempt to reach a consensus on countering China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, but their deadlock appeared far from being resolved as minutes ticked by before a critical meeting with the Chinese foreign minister Monday.

Aussies won't move to Rio village yet; power, plumbing fears

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Australia's Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation's 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks before the start of the games in Rio de Janeiro.

Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year

MUNICH (AP) — The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing "killer" video games in his bedroom, a victim of bullying who suffered from panic attacks set off by contacts with other people, investigators said Sunday, adding that he had planned the attack for a year.

Mexican mayor shot to death, second in 2 days

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mayor of a town in one of Mexico's most violent drug corridors was shot to death, the second mayor killed in Mexico in two days.

The Latest: World Anti-Doping Agency 'disappointed' by IOC

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local):

Protesting migrants ask EU leaders why borders are closed

HORGOS, Serbia (AP) — A group of migrants and asylum-seekers who set off two days ago on a protest march toward Hungary reached the European Union-member state's border on Sunday, saying they want to ask European leaders why it is closed for the thousands fleeing war and poverty.

The Latest: Police question a friend of the Munich shooter

MUNICH (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting in Munich (all times local):

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual global sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.

Greek village mourns 17-year-old Munich shooting victim

ARATOS, Greece (AP) — The residents of Aratos, a village of 700 near the northeastern Greek city of Komotini, expected 17-year-old Hussein Daitzik and his family, migrants living in Germany, to visit next week as part of their annual vacation in their ancestral home.

'Vive la France': Froome makes emotional Tour victory speech

PARIS (AP) — After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner's podium on the Champs-Elysees.

Prince William says George got too many birthday gifts

LONDON (AP) — Prince William thinks his son got too many presents on his third birthday.

Turkish opposition party denounces coup attempt

ISTANBUL (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's main opposition group, joined by some ruling party members, rallied Sunday in Istanbul to denounce a July 15 coup attempt, a rare show of unity that belies opposition unease over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown since the failed uprising.

Man kills woman with machete in Germany, is arrested

BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian man killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others Sunday outside a bus station in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen before being arrested. Police said there were no indications pointing to terrorism.

Massive delays stall England-to-France vehicle traffic

LONDON (AP) — British border agents moved in Sunday to help French officials ease the gigantic backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel into France.

Iran confirms Iranian-American has been detained

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that the judiciary has confirmed the detention of an Iranian-American who was visiting family in Iran.

Intense airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo province hit 5 clinics

BEIRUT (AP) — Government air raids struck at least five medical facilities in the northern province of Aleppo, where violence has intensified in recent weeks amid a siege by government forces, Syrian opposition activists said Sunday.

Nepal's prime minister resigns after losing majority support

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's prime minister resigned on Sunday shortly before he was to face a confidence vote in parliament that he expected to lose, further aggravating political instability in the Himalayan country.

Egypt cleric says too much Pokemon Go could be dangerous

CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian Sunni Muslim cleric has warned against the dangers of playing too much of the wildly popular mobile phone application "Pokemon Go," adding to Mideast religious voices that have sometimes been sterner in their critique of the game.

Prosecutor: Venezuela first lady's nephews confess drug deal

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) of cocaine into the U.S., according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case.

Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 80 people who were taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Kabul. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.