Philippine leader declares ceasefire with communist rebels

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas effective immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the same to end decades of deadly fighting and foster the resumption of peace talks.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press TERESA CEROJANO, Associated Press

Band of monkeys raid Thai polling place, tear up voter lists

BANGKOK (AP) — Election officials in northern Thailand think they can buy off a gang of monkey vandals with fresh fruit and vegetables, after about 100 macaques tore up voter lists publicly posted ahead of next month's referendum on a proposed constitution.

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Guide to the Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has endorsed Clinton, but many of his supporters have not. Some were dismayed by her choice of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., as her running mate.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

DNC steps off in Philadelphia with huge protests, high temps

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic National Convention gets underway Monday in Philadelphia with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave.

  • Written by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press MEGAN TRIMBLE, Associated Press

Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany, authorities said Monday. It was the fourth attack to shake Germany in a week — three of them carried out by recent immigrants.

  • Written by TOMISLAV SKARO, Associated Press KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press