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  • Germany charges Afghan over alleged Taliban membership

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged an Afghan man with membership in the Taliban and as an accessory to attempted murder for his role in fighting Afghan police and security forces. The 21-year-old, identified only as Hekmat T., was ...

  • Rescued Filipino says he survived on rain, fish for 2 months

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A young Filipino fisherman has returned home after getting lost at sea in a storm and drifting for nearly two months, during which he says his uncle starved to death, before being rescued thousands of kilometers ...

  • Army ranger, policeman shot dead in southern Thailand

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — An army ranger and a policeman have been shot dead in Thailand's deep south in the latest killings in a region troubled by violent Muslim separatism. Police Capt. Pracha Haedhak said the body of army ...

  • Original 1918 Lithuanian independence act found in Germany

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian university says a scholar has discovered a missing copy of the Baltic country's 1918 Independence Act in the archives of Germany's foreign ministry in Berlin. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has asked the government in ...

  • German president calls for stronger French-German leadership

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — New German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called for stronger French-German leadership to ensure the European Union's future one day after Britain triggered its exit from the bloc. Steinmeier said in a joint statement with French president Francois ...

  • 5 bodies found after helicopter crashes in UK mountains

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British police say mountain rescuers have found five bodies with the wreckage of a helicopter that disappeared on a flight from England to Ireland. The privately-owned Twin Squirrel chopper failed to arrive in Dublin as scheduled after ...

  • Putin: Criticism of Russia protest arrests is 'interference'

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected Western calls for the release of jailed protesters, in his first public comments about a wave of nationwide rallies against government corruption. Hundreds of Russians were arrested on Sunday in unsanctioned ...

  • Sharknado? Australian cyclone leaves behind shark in puddle

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) AYR, Australia (AP) — An Australian journalist covering flooding from Cyclone Debbie was shocked to come across a dead bull shark that was apparently swept up in the deluge. WIN News reporter Philip Calder tells that he was in ...

  • Nigeria summons Indian diplomat over attacks on students

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria's official news agency says the foreign ministry has called in India's top diplomat to protest attacks on African students and demand arrests and prosecutions of perpetrators. The Association of African Students in India says thousands of ...

  • The Latest: Justice Department disagrees with court ruling

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a federal court's ruling in Hawaii on President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local): 2:50 a.m. The Department of Justice says that it strongly disagrees with the ruling by a federal judge in ...

  • Nearly half of high school's students get suspension notices

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nearly half the students at a high school in Pennsylvania's capital city have been given suspension notices for missing too much class time. ( ) reports that officials at Harrisburg High School gave the notices ...

  • Israel extends arrest of teen suspected of US bomb threats

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a court has extended the arrest of a 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew suspected in recent bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers. Police say they are keeping the suspect in custody for another week and ...

  • Malaysia says it has allowed body of North Korean leader's murdered half brother to be returned to North Korea

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says it has allowed body of North Korean leader's murdered half brother to be returned to North Korea.

  • Israel prepares for next war with Hezbollah in mock village

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) ELYAKIM MILITARY BASE, Israel (AP) — Between a collection of concrete buildings with Arabic graffiti that are designed to simulate a typical Lebanese village, dozens of Israeli officers are gearing up for their next battle with Hezbollah guerrillas. It's a ...

  • Putin ready to meet Trump in Finland if it hosts summit

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says he is ready to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump if Finland hosts an Arctic summit. Putin and Finland's president, Sauli Niinisto, both expressed openness for such a meeting when they spoke at ...

  • Top German police official warns of extremist attacks

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A top police official says that Germany needs to remain vigilant against the threat of extremist attacks. Holger Muench, the head of Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office, told reporters on Thursday that "attacks in Germany are possible ...

  • Duterte threatens to humiliate news outlets for drug reports

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has unleashed an expletive-laden tirade against the country's leading newspaper and TV network and threatened to publicly humiliate the outfits and their owners, whom he accused of distorting stories about his anti-drug crackdown. ...

  • American Airlines pilot dies after medical episode on flight

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An American Airlines pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that the captain declared a medical emergency on flight 1353 a couple of minutes before landing ...

  • German prosecutors charge migrant in slaying of student

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged a young migrant with murder in the rape and killing last year of a university student. The victim, a 19-year-old medical student, vanished in mid-October on her way home in Freiburg, southwestern Germany. ...

  • Scholars urge China to let academic return to Australia

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Dozens of scholars in Australia, the U.S., Britain and Hong Kong are urging Beijing to free a Sydney-based academic, warning that its refusal to allow him to return home is raising concerns about the risks of conducting ...

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