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Official and rescuer say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:08
Official and rescuer say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest.

Search resumes for 7 missing after fatal bus plunge in India

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:28
Rescuers have resuming searching for seven people missing after a bus plunged into a river in mountainous northern India, killing at least 17 Hindu pilgrims.

Southeast Asian nations to coordinate against IS returnees

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:18
Australia says Southeast Asian governments will hold a summit in August to coordinate against the security threat posed by homegrown Islamic militants returning from battlefields in Syria and Iraq.

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:08
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that he’ll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country’s south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to have taken hostages.

Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:48
South Korea’s military said an unidentified object that flew across the border from rival North Korea and prompted the South to respond with warning shots on Tuesday was probably a balloon carrying Pyongyang’s propaganda leaflets.

Qatar says state news website hacked, fake article published

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:40
Qatar says hackers broke into the website of its state-run news agency and published a fake story quoting the country’s ruling emir.

Coroner: Police should have moved in earlier in Sydney siege

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:28
An Australian coroner has concluded that police responding to a deadly hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe underestimated the threat the gunman posed and should have stormed the building earlier.

5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric’s town

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:18
Bahrain police have arrested 286 people in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters in a town that is home to a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation. At least five demonstrators were killed and others wounded.

Bahrain authorities say 286 people arrested in raid targeting Shiite cleric’s town; five protesters killed

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:18
Bahrain authorities say 286 people arrested in raid targeting Shiite cleric’s town; five protesters killed.

Uber driver charged with kidnapping Toronto woman

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:18
Toronto police say an Uber driver is facing charges after a woman was allegedly kidnapped.

Animals still in cages a year after Buenos Aires zoo closure

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:10
The roars of lions, snorts of rhinos and trumpets of elephants still blend with the cacophony of honking buses and screeching cars passing nearby in one of the most heavily congested areas of Argentina’s capital.

Venezuela sets date for delayed regional elections

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:08
The chief of Venezuela’s electoral council says the embattled South American nation jolted by nearly two months of opposition protests will hold regional elections in December.

AP Interview: Kofi Annan says Trump should talk to Iran

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:08
Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan says U.S. President Donald Trump should reach out and talk to Iran, which by signing the nuclear deal with six major powers and re-electing President Hassan Rouhani is trying to reach out to the world.

Emerald weighing more than 600 pounds found in Brazil

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:46
Miners have found a 4.3-foot (1.3-meter) tall emerald weighing more than 600 pounds (272 kilograms) in Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia.

Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:46
Even before the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester, England, arena Monday night, the Chicago Cubs were evaluating ways to make the area around Wrigley Field safer.

In suburban Manchester, a search for what might have motivated the attacker

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:40
Even before the concert bombing, counterterrorism operations had focused on this small area in the southern part of the city.

UN: chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:54
The new U.N. disarmament chief says a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure “to sarin or a sarin-like substance” in samples from an attack on April 4 in northern Syria that killed over 90 people and now wants to visit the town of Khan Sheikhoun.

In Trump’s private moments, it is small talk and compliments

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:34
What do world leaders talk about when they are alone? Not much it seems.

Haley says Congress may soften Trump’s global programs cuts

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:34
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says President Donald Trump’s budget proposal is the start of a conversation with Congress about funding for overseas and diplomatic programs.

British PM May: Raising threat level means military will replace police officers at some public events

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:14
British PM May: Raising threat level means military will replace police officers at some public events.

British PM May: Police have asked secretary of defense to deploy military to help fight terror threats

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:14
British PM May: Police have asked secretary of defense to deploy military to help fight terror threats.

British PM Theresa May: UK increasing terror threat level from severe to critical, believes another attack imminent

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:04
British PM Theresa May: UK increasing terror threat level from severe to critical, believes another attack imminent.

U.N. Security Council weighs new sanctions on North Korea

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:56
China joins in denouncing the latest missile test as “flagrant and provocative defiance.”

Who were the victims of the Manchester Arena attack?

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:46
Authorities haven't officially released the names, but three have been named locally, including 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.

‘So young and sweet’: Friends remember Manchester victim who loved Ariana Grande

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:46
Georgina Callander took photos with the pop singer two years ago.

China calls for new talks with North Korea on nukes

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:46
China’s U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that multiple North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests, with no end in sight, show the “very strong” need for new talks with Pyongyang to reduce tensions and try to achieve denuclearization.

Concert attack highlights scattershot screening process

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:26
Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall said security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, raising the question of whether public arenas and other crowded spaces are being safeguarded to the extent they could be.

Animals still in cages a year after Buenos Aires zoo closure

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:54
The roar of lions, snorts of rhinos and trumpets of elephants still blend with the cacophony of honking buses and screeching cars passing nearby in one of the most heavily congested areas of Argentina’s capital.

Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museum

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:34
Egypt has safely transported two unique items, a funerary bed and a chariot belonging to the famed pharaoh King Tutankhamun from a museum in central Cairo to a new one on the other side of the city.

Puerto Rico university chief quits ahead of arrest order

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:34
The head of Puerto Rico’s largest public university announced on Tuesday that she has resigned just hours before she faced arrest for failing to reopen an institution that has been shut down by a student strike for nearly two months.

Officials: Manchester bomber was local man of Libyan descent

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:34
The man who police say blew himself up in a packed concert arena in Manchester, killing 22 people, did not make a strong impression on his neighbors.

Bus falls into gorge, kills at least 13 in India

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:34
Police say a bus has plunged nearly 380 feet (150 meters) into a gorge in mountainous northern India, killing at least 13 people and injuring another seven people.

Turkey arrests academic, teacher on hunger strike

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:34
Turkey’s state-run news agency says two dismissed public employees on a hunger strike have been arrested for membership in a terror organization.

An 8-year-old was separated from her family after the Manchester attack. She never made it out.

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:14
Saffie Rose Roussos was one of 22 people killed in the Manchester attack.

Europa League final has lost its ‘glow,’ says Ajax coach

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:56
Ajax coach Peter Bosz says the Europa League final against Manchester United “doesn’t have this glow that it should have” because of the deadly bomb attack at a concert in Manchester that killed at least 22 people.

WHO chooses a new leader to head the global health agency

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:34
Former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is selected at critical time for WHO, which experts say needs radical overhaul.

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:34
They are stylistic opposites, one a bombastic tycoon-turned-president, the other a famously modest pope. They disagree openly on such weighty issues as immigration, climate change and economic policy.

Two bombings in Manchester, 21 years apart, show the changing nature of terrorism

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:26
The last major attack on Manchester followed a different, though still devastating, plan.

Trump touts ultimate peace, leaving details for later

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:22
President Donald Trump showered his Middle Eastern hosts with praise and declared a breakthrough regional peace within reach. No one contradicted him, but behind the pageantry and politesse a wall of skepticism remains solidly intact.

Likely presidential candidate in Egypt ordered detained

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:22
Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for one day of an opposition leader widely tipped to challenge President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in 2018 elections following a complaint that he publicly made an obscene finger gesture.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia’s former health minister, has been elected to lead the World Health Organization.

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:22
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia’s former health minister, has been elected to lead the World Health Organization. .

A Chinese student praised the 'fresh air of free speech' at a U.S. college. Then came the backlash.

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:14
Nationalist Chinese netizens have launched a furious attack on Yang Shuping for her speech at the University of Maryland.

Duterte declares martial law on southern Philippine island of Mindanao

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:04
The Philippine president issued the decree in response to fighting in Marawi City, where militants linked to the Islamic State were battling security forces.

The targeting of women and girls in Manchester may have been intentional

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:04
The singer, Ariana Grande, champions female power.

Austria: Syrian war victims’ names read in 48-hour session

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:54
The names of thousands of Syrian war victims are being read out in Vienna, in a 48-hour session meant to commemorate all who die in armed conflict.

President Donald Trump arrives in Rome for visit with Pope Francis

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:54
President Donald Trump arrives in Rome for visit with Pope Francis.

Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:42
A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a military checkpoint in northern Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing at least four people.

Manchester police chief confirms bombing suspect is 22-year-old Salman Abedi

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:42
Manchester police chief confirms bombing suspect is 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

2 held in Greek border region for illegal herb harvesting

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:34
Greek police say they have arrested two Albanian men in a border region for allegedly illegally harvesting herbs growing wild on the mountainside.

Germany: Committed to meeting NATO defense spending goals

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:34
Germany’s defense minister says the country is committed to spending 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense in keeping with its pledge to NATO..

Philippine president’s spokesman says he has declared martial law in the south for 60 days to deal with extremist attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:14
Philippine president’s spokesman says he has declared martial law in the south for 60 days to deal with extremist attack.

2 UN peacekeepers killed in ambush in northern Mali

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:14
Authorities say two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed when their foot patrol was ambushed in the Kidal region of northern Mali.

Germany: No decision yet on relocating from Turkish air base

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:14
Germany’s defense minister says no decision has been made whether to pull troops out of an air base in Turkey, but that there are alternatives.

China says it hasn’t imported any coal from North Korea for two months

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:02
But is Beijing really cracking down on Kim Jong Un’s regime after recent missile tests?

AP Explains: Car Wash probe upending Brazilian politics

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:02
Brazilian President Michel Temer has been fighting to save his job since last week’s release of a recording that appeared to capture him endorsing hush money for an ex-lawmaker now serving a 15-year prison sentence. The allegation is the latest fallout from a mammoth investigation into billions of dollars in kickbacks and illegal campaign financing.

Special aide to Brazil’s Temer arrested in corruption probe

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:54
A special aide to embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested in connection with a corruption scandal.

Britain’s queen, royals hold a moment of silence for Manchester attack victims

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:24
Britain’s queen, royals hold a moment of silence for Manchester attack victims.

Macedonian court convicts 9 over parliament invasion

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:14
A Macedonian court has convicted nine people of participating in a mob invasion of parliament last month that left more than 100 people injured.

Manchester bombing victim, 8, was “a beautiful little girl”

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:04
The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what’s known about them so far:

Poland school honors 87 Jewish girls expelled under Nazis

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:04
A school in Poland is unveiling a plaque commemorating 87 Jewish girls who were expelled in 1939 during the Nazi occupation of the country.

Pakistan warns anti-state social media posts to face charges

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:52
Pakistan’s interior minister is warning that people posting “anti-state” content on social media will face prosecution.

Congo opens probe into ex-minister’s role in Kasai violence

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:52
Authorities in Congo have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces.

The huge contrast between Obama and Trump's visits to Israel's Holocaust memorial

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:44
"Trump describes Yad Vashem visit as only he can."

US renews call for Hungary to engage with besieged school

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:44
The U.S. State Department is repeating its call for Hungary to “engage directly” with a university founded by billionaire George Soros which may have to leave Budapest because of recent amendments to the law on higher education.

‘It was all so good’ — and then mayhem at the Manchester Arena

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:40
Three seconds of silence after the explosion were followed by screams and panic.

NATO in decline? A poll shows growing support — on both sides of the Atlantic

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:14
Before taking office, President Trump called NATO “obsolete,” but in the U.S. and most of the European allies, the organization is seen more favorably.

Czech president pardons convicted contract murderer

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:04
Czech President Milos Zeman has used his power to pardon a man convicted of a double contract murder.

The Latest: Pakistani doctor makes pitch to be WHO chief

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:42
The Latest on the World Health Organization’s new chief (all times local):

Germany nabs Taliban suspect accused of killing policeman

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:30
German authorities have arrested an Afghan man accused of being a member of the Taliban and participating in the killing of an Afghan police officer.

German prosecutors to search Daimler offices in diesel probe

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:10
German automaker Daimler AG says prosecutors will be searching several of its offices in Germany as part of a preliminary investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emission controls.

Authorities say an 8-year-old girl, Saffie Roussos, was among the 22 who died in the Manchester bombing

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:10
Authorities say an 8-year-old girl, Saffie Roussos, was among the 22 who died in the Manchester bombing.

Dubai police say 7 killed, 35 injured in bus crash

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:54
Dubai police say seven people have been killed and 35 injured when a bus crashed into a truck on one of the sheikhdom’s main highways.

UK ambulance official: 12 children under age of 16 were among 59 injured in concert attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:54
UK ambulance official: 12 children under age of 16 were among 59 injured in concert attack.

New deadline for Greece set after another stalemate

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:40
Hopes for a breakthrough in negotiations for cash-strapped Greece were dashed again and another deadline was set.

Trump condemns Holocaust as ‘the most savage crime’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:34
President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his children” during the most sensitive stop on his two-day visit to Israel.

Gambia says it seizes $50 million of ex-president’s assets

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:10
Gambia’s government says it has seized some $50 million in assets tied to former leader Yahya Jammeh.

Trump tells Israeli audience after meeting with Abbas that ‘Palestinians are ready to reach for peace.’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:10
Trump tells Israeli audience after meeting with Abbas that ‘Palestinians are ready to reach for peace.’

Islamic State group says one of its members carried out the Manchester attack that killed 22 people

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:10
Islamic State group says one of its members carried out the Manchester attack that killed 22 people.

WHO assembly set to choose next chief among 3 candidates

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:40
Health ministers, diplomats and other high-level envoys are set to choose the next director-general of the World Health Organization among three finalists.

'Evil losers’: Trump joins world leaders in condemning Manchester terrorist attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:34
"We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom,” Trump said. “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life."

UK police arrest 23-year-old man in Manchester in relation to concert attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:20
UK police arrest 23-year-old man in Manchester in relation to concert attack.

Britons rescued from sinking yacht after whale collision

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:10
The Portuguese Navy says three Britons have been rescued in the Atlantic after their yacht collided with a whale and started to sink.

Philippine troops battle IS-linked gunmen in southern city

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:00
Philippine military officials say a group of heavily armed militants backing the Islamic State group has barged into a southern city and troops are battling the gunmen.

UK police evacuate Arndale shopping center in Manchester; reports say one man arrested

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:00
UK police evacuate Arndale shopping center in Manchester; reports say one man arrested.

The Latest: Romania detains 14 Syrian, Iraqi migrants

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:50
The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):

Danish court sentences man for 218 online sex assaults

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:50
A Danish court has sentenced a 70-year-old man to 12 years in jail for having ordered the sexual assaults of Filipino children and young people to be broadcast online.

Theresa May: “While we experienced the worst of humanity in Manchester last night, we also saw the best”

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:30
Theresa May: “While we experienced the worst of humanity in Manchester last night, we also saw the best”

British Prime Minister May: “This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice”

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:30
British Prime Minister May: “This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice”

May says police and security staff believe they know identity of attacker but won’t reveal it now

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:30
May says police and security staff believe they know identity of attacker but won’t reveal it now.

2 army rangers killed in troubled southern Thailand

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:30
Police say attackers in Thailand’s restive south have fatally shot two army rangers at close range.

British prime minister says terrorist attack among the worst Britain has experienced

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:20
British prime minister says terrorist attack among the worst Britain has experienced.

A U.S. troop increase would aim to double the size of Afghanistan’s special operations unit

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:06
American soldiers would train the nation’s elite forces under a Trump administration plan seeking to break a stalemate with the Taliban.

Pakistani opposition criticizes PM over Saudi-Trump summit

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:00
A prominent Pakistani opposition leader has criticized the country’s prime minister for an allegedly “ineffective” trip to Saudi Arabia for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Nokia and Apple settle long-running legal disputes

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:40
Nokia and Apple have settled their numerous legal disputes after signing an agreement to work together.

The Manchester attack was exactly what many had long feared

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:34
The suspected suicide bombing occurred where few had expected an attack: outside of London.

Virgin Atlantic flight from Dubai to London evacuated

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:30
Virgin Atlantic says a flight from Dubai to London has been evacuated over a security threat.

AP Exclusive: Outgoing WHO head practiced art of appeasement

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:30
As the World Health Organization struggled to coordinate vaccine production during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, its director-general met with Vladimir Putin, then Russia’s prime minister, during an official visit to Moscow.

Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:30
Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels have escaped Indonesian interception following a show of force by Vietnam’s coast guard in the South China Sea.

Israel police: Palestinian assailant stabs Israeli officer

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:30
Israeli police say a Palestinian assailant has stabbed an Israeli policeman in central Israel.

Germany: Syrian wins case against deportation to Greece

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:20
Germany’s highest court has upheld a complaint by a Syrian whose asylum claim was rejected because he’d already been granted asylum in Greece.

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