PHILADELPHIA U.S. Democrats open a four-day convention on Monday to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House on a divisive note, with a furor over embarrassing leaked emails threatening to derail what they hoped would be a message of party unity.
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VIENTIANE Southeast Asian nations overcame days of deadlock on Monday when the Philippines dropped a request for their joint statement to mention a landmark legal ruling on the South China Sea, officials said, after objections from Cambodia. | Video
BEIJING The U.S. and Chinese militaries have reduced the risk of encounters between them having "unintended consequences", a top U.S. official said on Monday, while China reiterated it would not accept interference in the South China Sea.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected clarion calls for Russia to be banned from next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international sports federations. | Video
SLOVIANSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW On Feb. 12 last year, the same day that a ceasefire ended the worst of the fighting in eastern Ukraine between rebels and government forces, a former rebel fighter seized a chance to turn his inside knowledge of the conflict into hard cash.
A fast-moving wildfire that has killed one person and destroyed more than a dozen homes in the drought-parched canyons northwest of Los Angeles, had scorched more than 33,000 acres of land by early Monday, fire officials said. | Video
AUSTIN, Texas A Travis County, Texas, sheriff's deputy was shot and killed on Monday after reporting to the department's dispatcher that a suspected robbery was in progress at his suburban Austin house, officials said.
BAGHDAD A suicide car bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 16 people including a group of women and children packed into a minibus outside an Iraqi town on Monday morning, police and hospital sources said.