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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

July 24, 2018

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Croatia has offered two Canadair aircraft to help Greece battle wildfires that have killed dozens of people near Athens. Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic said Tuesday Croatia is preparing the planes so they are ready to go to Greece if needed there.

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has shot down a Syrian fighter jet that entered its airspace. The military says it monitored the advance of the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet Tuesday and shot it down with a pair of Patriot missiles after it entered Israeli airspace by about two kilometers. It is only the second such incident along the border in 30 years.

TORONTO (AP) — According to his family, the outward cheer displayed by the man who killed two people and shot 13 others in a Toronto street was a facade. Neighbors who saw Faisal Hussain regularly say he was always happy and smiling. But his family says Hussain fought a long battle with psychosis and depression, and that even professional treatment did not help. Hussain was shot dead after the rampage on Sunday night, but it was not clear if it was by the police or by his own hand.

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The young soccer teammates and their coach who were trapped in a Thai cave have attended a Buddhist ceremony as they prepare to be ordained to become Buddhist novices and monks. Eleven of the boys and the coach prayed to ancient relics and offered drinks and desserts in gilded bowls to spirits in a ceremony Tuesday at a temple in northern Thailand.

BANGKOK (AP) — State media say an unknown number of people are dead and hundreds missing after a hydroelectric dam collapsed in southeastern Laos. The official Lao news agency KPL reported Tuesday that the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, flooding a wide area as it swept away houses, leaving more than 6,600 people homeless.

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