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  • Survivors of fire struggle with emotions as probe continues

    5 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Survivors and families of the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire are struggling with their emotions as a public inquiry hears individual tributes to the 72 people who died in the blaze last year. Emma Kennedy, a ...

  • Syrian official rejects US demand for Iranian withdrawal

    6 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Syria has dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from the war-torn country. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Russia's Sputnik news agency "this topic is not even ...

  • Many protests planned against Berlin right-wing party rally

    6 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say more than a dozen groups are planning weekend protests against a rally by the right-wing nationalist Alternative for Germany being staged under the motto "Germany's Future." Police said Wednesday that the party, known as ...

  • Hungary: 9 Romanians killed when bus slams into truck

    6 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say nine Romanians died when the bus they were traveling in slammed into an oncoming truck in Hungary. Local media published what they said was live video from the bus, ending as it slams ...

  • Attacks on Afghan security forces kill 5

    6 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say insurgents have killed five people, including two police and a tribal leader, in two separate attacks. Abdul Aziz Beg, the head of the provincial council in the western Badghis province, says militants attacked ...

  • Philippines struggles with evacuees, bombed city after siege

    6 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say hundreds of displaced remain in emergency shelters as the threat of militants and unexploded bombs lingers in the ruins of a southern city that was held by Islamic State group-aligned fighters for five ...

  • Powerful cyclone churns in Arabian Sea toward Oman, Yemen

    7 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A powerful cyclone in the Arabian Sea is churning toward the coasts of Oman and Yemen, where forecasters anticipate it will make landfall on Saturday. Forecasters at India's Meteorological Department said Wednesday that Cyclone ...

  • Gunmen kill 2 in attack on Iranian policeman's home

    7 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen have broken into a policeman's house in southeastern Iran, killing two people and wounding a third. The official IRNA news agency says the break-in happened late Monday night in the city of Zahedan, the capital ...

  • Turkey's Erdogan congratulates Maduro over Venezuelan poll

    7 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro on winning Sunday's presidential election. Officials from Erdogan's office said the Turkish leader called Maduro late on Tuesday, making Turkey one of the few ...

  • Israeli military hits Hamas sites in Gaza after infiltration

    7 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has struck Hamas infrastructure in Gaza after a group of militants entered Israel and torched a military post. The military says it hit an underground security site and Hamas naval targets Tuesday. ...

  • French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp

    7 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister has ordered the evacuation of some 2,300 migrants camped in Paris amid a standoff with City Hall over how to handle the long-running problem. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said in a statement Wednesday that ...

  • Australian lawmaker accuses billionaire in UN bribe scandal

    8 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian government lawmaker has accused a China-born Australian billionaire who generously donates to Australian political parties of conspiring to bribe a top United Nations official. Lawmaker Andrew Hastie told Parliament late Tuesday that Chau Chak ...

  • Stunning fall of Malaysia's Najib ushers in hopes of reform

    8 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two weeks ago, Malaysia's Najib Razak was supremely confident of being re-elected prime minister. Instead, in a dizzying political drama, he lost an unlosable election and spiraled into deepening disgrace while Malaysians are being feted ...

  • Tensions soar between India, Pakistan along Kashmir frontier

    8 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian officials say at least four civilians have been killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir, in escalating violence in the disputed region that both countries blame the other for ...

  • A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

    9 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Several of Tuesday's nomination races in four states ended well for female candidates, one of them winning a chance to become the first black female governor in American history. Georgia Democrats chose Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams, already ...

  • Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

    11 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lives in the depths. But now the legend ...

  • NKorea allows SKorean journalists to cover nuke test closing

    12 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says North Korea has allowed South Korean journalists to join the small group of foreign media being allowed to cover the dismantling of its nuclear test site. North Korea had earlier refused to allow ...

  • Woman falls off cliff at Lake Powell, dies in Page hospital

    12 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an Arizona woman who fell off a cliff into Lake Powell last weekend and later died at a hospital in Page. National Park Service rangers and Page police responded to ...

  • Body of Pakistani killed at Texas school arrives in Karachi

    14 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lives. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 ...

  • The Latest: Primaries in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

    16 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local): 6 p.m. Polls in eastern Kentucky have closed on another multi-state primary day ahead of the November midterms. Arkansas and Georgia also are holding ...

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