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Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 50 killed

By RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Public Health Ministry ...

Smoke rises, sirens wail at Gaza’s deadly recurring protests

By TODD PITMAN, Associated Press MALAKA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Atalla Fayoumi hobbles on crutches across the sunbaked plain near Israel's perimeter fence in the Gaza Strip, gazing toward plumes of smoke that have begun rising from a clutch of burning tires in the distance. The 18-year-old ...

Kremlin foes fume over possible Russian Interpol president

By DANICA KIRKA and ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Two prominent Kremlin critics warned Tuesday that electing a top Russian police official to be president of Interpol would undermine the international law enforcement agency and politicize police cooperation across ...

Backlash at Chinese university shows limits to surveillance

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese university's plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire, illustrating the limits of the population's tolerance for surveillance and raising the prospect that tactics used on Muslim ...

Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

By YESICA FISCH and AMY GUTHRIE, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of ...

Nissan chairman Ghosn to be dismissed for misconduct

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co.'s high-flying chairman Carlos Ghosn is to be dismissed after the company said an internal investigation found he under-reported his income by millions of dollars and engaged in other "significant misconduct." The Japanese ...

UK’s May confronts party rebels as EU prepares Brexit summit

By JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to seal business support for her Brexit deal with the European Union on Monday, but remained on a collision course with a group of lawmakers seeking to unseat her. The draft agreement ...

Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia

By AHMED AL-HAJ and BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels said Monday that the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts, answering a key Saudi demand in the first public sign of hope for the latest push ...

Israel avoids early elections as coalition is kept intact

By TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel avoided early elections after a key coalition partner in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government said on Monday that he would not withdraw his party, keeping the coalition intact despite a crisis triggered by a violent ...

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

By DEB RIECHMANN and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish ...

Allies rally to UK’s May amid leadership woes over Brexit

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May won support for her beleaguered Brexit deal Friday from key politicians and business groups, but she remained besieged by internal party opponents determined to oust her. In a tumultuous week, May finally ...

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the test of a newly developed but ...

Netanyahu’s main coalition partner pushes for early election

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel moved closer to early elections Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, said it wants a vote "as soon as possible," and will press for consultations on a date on ...

Migrants streaming into Tijuana, but now face long stay

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 Central American migrants had already reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana and another 1,200 from a second caravan set out from Mexico City toward the border Friday. With shelters already full, authorities in ...

WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. Assange's name appears twice in a recently-unsealed ...

EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit

By JILL LAWLESS, RAPHAEL SATTER and RAF CASERT, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU — a major blow to her authority and ...

Bangladesh scraps plan to start repatriating Rohingya

By JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The head of Bangladesh's refugee commission said plans to begin a voluntary repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their native Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to ...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor announced Thursday he's recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in ...

US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

By ANNABELLE LIANG and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving "awkward" for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore's prime minister said Thursday as he ...

Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to US border

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and MARIA VERZA, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants ...