Israeli police say prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque have ended peacefully amid two weeks of unrest over security at a major holy site in Jerusalem, but violence flared in the West Bank, where a Palestinian was killed after he attacked soldiers.
The Philippine military says only about 60 pro-Islamic State group militants are still fighting in a bloody siege of southern Marawi city that has left 630 people dead, including more than 470 gunmen, and dragged on for more than two months.
The European Union is remaining vigilant about the package of new U.S. sanctions on Russia, amid fears the penalties now approved by Congress and the Senate could harm the bloc's energy security and impact on European companies.
The Dutch government says a campaign to raise funds for access to birth control, abortion and women's sexual health programs in developing nations has so far raised more than 260 million euros ($305 million).
The Spanish government says it has appealed to the Constitutional Court to block a new measure passed by the regional parliament of Catalonia that would allow it fast-track a declaration of independence.
A Vancouver police officer scolded a mother for leaving her children, ages 3 and 6, in a hot car while she grocery shopped on the afternoon of July 3. Police said they received multiple emergency calls about two children, who were said to be in distress while alone inside the locked car as the alarm also went off. The mother was reportedly inside the grocery store for 20 minutes.
Police officer yells at mother for leaving children in hot car
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