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  • Myanmar nationalist monks protest Thai crackdown on sect

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Buddhist nationalist group that has been accused of stirring up religious tensions in Myanmar has demonstrated outside Thailand's embassy in Myanmar to protest the Thai government's siege of the temple headquarters of a controversial Buddhist ...

  • Car bomb kills 2 soldiers, wounds 3 others in Afghanistan

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomb has killed at least two soldiers and wounded three others in southern Helmand province. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the attack took place Friday morning ...

  • Royal Bank of Scotland posts 9th consecutive annual loss

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland has posted nine consecutive years of losses after the taxpayer-owned group set aside another 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016 to cover the costs of misconduct during the ...

  • Player power strikes again as Ranieri unseated at Leicester

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) For many, Claudio Ranieri deserved a job for life at Leicester. What he did last season, turning a bunch of mostly journeymen and cast-offs into Premier League champions, was the stuff of dreams and comic books. Ranieri had made the ...

  • Japanese cult also used VX; survivor recounts how it felt

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese religious cult that carried out a deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways in 1995 also experimented with the VX nerve agent suspected in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother ...

  • Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A senator who has been a leading critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested Friday on drug charges but professed her innocence and vowed she would not be intimidated by a leader ...

  • Norway, Germany give $394 million to help African region

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende says his country is giving 1.6 billion kroner ($192 million) over a three-year period to prevent a famine in the African countries around the Lake Chad Basin, while Germany on Friday ...

  • AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war. Malaysian police said ...

  • Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. "Insecure" creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red carpet. And singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, who makes her acting debut ...

  • Japan starts weekend early to improve work-life balance

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Some workers in Japan are enjoying an early start to their weekend under a new initiative to encourage a better work-life balance. Company and government offices were encouraged to let employees leave at 3 p.m. on Friday. ...

  • Greece's Tsipras paints positive picture of future reforms

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says an agreement with European creditors under which the country will make further reforms in 2019 is a positive one and will mark an end to austerity. The government says that ...

  • Kenya cleared for direct flights to the US after a decade

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says Kenya has complied with international safety standards and can have direct flights to the U.S. after waiting for more than a decade. The FAA in a statement Thursday said Kenya ...

  • Round 2 at LPGA Thailand washed out

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Unseasonal heavy rain forced LPGA Thailand organizers to suspend second-round play on Friday. Play was halted for hours, and 13 players didn't start, including co-leaders Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand and Amy Yang of South Korea. The ...

  • NAACP to announce plans for North Carolina economic boycott

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NAACP is announcing plans for an economic boycott of North Carolina to protest laws enacted by the state's conservative General Assembly, including one limiting LGBT protections. The civil rights group issued a statement saying national ...

  • Senegal arrests 2 suspected extremists over 2016 attack

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese police say they have arrested two suspected extremists from Mali connected to the deadly attacks in Ivory Coast last year. Police late Thursday said one suspect was arrested in Keur Damel, a suburb of Dakar, ...

  • Ferrari presents new F1 car to challenge Mercedes

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari has presented its new Formula One car, designed to challenge Mercedes this season. Team principal Maurizio Arrivabene, chief technical officer Mattia Binotto and drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were on stage for the presentation. ...

  • Witnesses say deadly Kansas shooting was racially motivated

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of shooting two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, has been charged with murder ...

  • Indonesia hopes for billions from Saudi king's visit

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is hoping to ring up investment deals worth billions of dollars when Saudi Arabia's King Salman and an entourage of 1,500 officials, princes and businesspeople arrive in the Indonesian capital next week. The March 1-9 ...

  • Tom Brady: The Movie? Fans divided and foes say they'll pass

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A new book and a movie are in the works about Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" suspension he overcame to earn an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl ring. But Patriots Nation seems ambivalent, and the superstar quarterback's foes ...

  • Wade Davis takes over as closer for the Chicago Cubs

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Wade Davis was a promising starting pitcher when he made his major league debut for Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays almost eight years ago. Then he was a reliever, and then a starter again ...

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