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Updated at 9:40 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Organizers held a ceremony on Sunday to mark four years to go before Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics. A group of Japanese school children helped put the finishing touches on a giant globe made out of 2,020 origami paper cranes in the ceremony held at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. Yoshinobu Miyake, who won a gold medal in weightlifting the last time Tokyo hosted the Summer Games in 1964, attended the ceremony. Takashi Yamamoto, the vice governor of Tokyo, also attended.

Updated at 9:39 AM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) " Olympic leaders are meeting to consider whether to impose a total ban on Russian athletes from the Rio de Janeiro Games because of state-sponsored doping. The International Olympic Committee's ruling executive...

Updated at 9:27 AM

MUNICH (AP) " Bavaria's top security official says Germany needs to be able to call upon its military in times of crisis like Friday night's shooting rampage at a Munich mall. With an eye on the Nazi era excesses, Germany's post-war...

Updated at 9:19 AM

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

Updated at 9:16 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes have struck five clinics in the northern province of Aleppo where violence has intensified in recent weeks. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four...

Updated at 7:44 AM

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) " Southeast Asia's main grouping apparently failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate that officials said they hope to resolve...

Updated Jul 24, 2016 at 7:36 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the "extreme vetting" he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the...

Updated at 6:16 AM

BEIJING (AP) " An official news agency says China has unveiled the world's largest amphibious aircraft that Beijing plans to use for marine missions and fighting forest fires. The Xinhua News Agency said the AG600 rolled off a production...

Updated at 6:12 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) " Sen. Tim Kaine received a hero's welcome outside his Richmond home, capping off his debut as Hillary Clinton's running mate. Hundreds of neighbors and other well-wishers greeted Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, on their...

Updated at 6:10 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) " The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson. Just days...

Updated at 5:05 AM

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. The court filings...

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