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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):4 p.m.An Afghan official says that least 16 people, including four security forces, have been killed when a container full of explosives went off in the city of Kandahar.Daud Ahmadi, spokesman for the …
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of local residents and tourists flocked to an outlying island in Hong Kong on Tuesday to celebrate a local bun festival despite recording-breaking heat.The festival features a parade with children dressed as deities floated on poles. Later on Tuesday, contestants …
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces raised their flag over the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus on Tuesday as state media promoted what it said was the "liberation" of the last quarters of the capital from rebels and Islamic State group militants.Police motorcycles flying the flag …
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent in the face of an international pedophile …
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande shared a message of hope with fans Tuesday on the anniversary of the bombing at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people.The pop star told survivors and the families of victims that she was "thinking of you all today and every day.""I love you with all of me and am …
NEW DELHI (AP) — The archbishop of New Delhi has waded into Indian politics, urging Catholics to pray for democracy and marginalized people.Archbishop Anil Couto wrote in a May 8 letter sent to all the city's churches that India is seeing "a turbulent political atmosphere" that threatens …
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The director of a seabed hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Tuesday disagreed with a new book's conclusion that the pilot likely flew the plane beyond the search area to deliberately sink it in unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean.The Australian Transport …
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu has appeared at court to face charges of crimes against humanity for his role in the country's bloody anti-communist revolution.The charges refer to a five-day period when Iliescu seized power after former Communist leader …
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A former Eastern Michigan University student who admitted to painting racist graffiti on campus has been ordered to pay more than $2,000 in restitution.The Ann Arbor News reports 29-year-old Eddie Curlin learned his punishment Monday after earlier pleading guilty to …
NEW DELHI (AP) — The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital isolation ward, sick with a rare and deadly virus."I think I am almost on my way. I may not be able to see you again. Sorry," Lini …
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday as investors watched developments in the U.S.-China trade relations and Italy's move toward forming a euroskeptic government.KEEPING SCORE: London's FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent to 7,870 and Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent to 13,092. …
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday called for "concrete actions" from Australia to improve ties following tensions over Beijing's anger with recent political moves by Canberra.The terse remarks by Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang followed a meeting between Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his …
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese judge sentenced a Tibetan shopkeeper to five years in prison on Tuesday for inciting separatism, based on his comments in a New York Times documentary in which the man talked about the erosion of his culture and language in the tightly secured region.Tashi …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iowa native Maddie Poppe has won "American Idol."The singer-songwriter bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in Monday night's two-hour finale on ABC.Poppe and Hutchinson announced on the program that they're dating, surprising judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and …
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military has intensified home demolitions in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula as part of its campaign against a local affiliate of the Islamic State group, an international rights group said Tuesday.The military launched a massive security operation in early …
SHANGHAI (AP) — Global airlines are obeying Beijing's demands to refer to Taiwan explicitly as a part of China, despite the White House's call this month to stand firm against such "Orwellian nonsense." The Associated Press found 20 carriers, including Air Canada, British Airways and …
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the Palestinians' complaint against Israel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands (all times local):11:55 a.m.Israel says it takes a "severe view" of the Palestinian request to the International Criminal Court for a …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of the nation's capital is a mom after adopting a newborn.Democrat Muriel Bowser announced the adoption in a statement Monday. Her office did not disclose the baby's sex, name, age or photograph.Bowser has never married or had any children.The 45-year-old told …
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — An anonymous donor has paid off more than half of a Maine school district's student lunch debts.Westbrook Superintendent Peter Lancia said he received a check from the anonymous donor Monday for $10,000, which would erase more than half of the $17,000 owed by families …
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli "crimes" committed against the Palestinian people.The step was sure to worsen the already troubled relations between the …

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