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Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:52am

Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday after government forces killed a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle in the disputed region.

Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:50am

At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:41am

President Donald Trump is kicking off the final day of his first trip abroad with a meeting with Group of Seven and African nation leaders. Trump is also set to engage in discussions about the global economy and climate. It's the final day of the president's nine-day trip. He'll be returning to Washington, D.C. late Saturday.

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:31am

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander was killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul, an Iraqi official told The Associated Press on Saturday, as aid groups voiced concern for the safety of civilians after Iraq's government called for residents in militant-held neighborhoods to flee immediately.

UK police arrest 2 more bomb suspects, raising total to 11

Mstyslav Chernov and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:20am

Police arrested two more suspects Saturday over the deadly Manchester concert bombing, as Britons began a sunny holiday long weekend under heightened security.

Bombing puts British security officials on back foot again

Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:01am

There were plenty of warning signs before Salman Abedi unleashed carnage at Manchester Arena.

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:42am

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing.

S. Korea responds to presumed vessel hijacking off Somalia

Tong-Hyung Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:33am

South Korea said Saturday that it has confirmed the safety of crew members from a fishing vessel that had lost contact in waters off Somalia, prompting Seoul to dispatch a naval unit over fears that the vessel had been hijacked by pirates.

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:33am

Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.

The Latest: Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:30am

The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):

Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:00am

President Rodrigo Duterte made a joke about rape as he urged soldiers to use the powers of martial law to take control of a besieged city in the southern Philippines.

Massive anti-India protests, clashes hit Kashmir after Indian forces say they killed top rebel leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:50am

Massive anti-India protests, clashes hit Kashmir after Indian forces say they killed top rebel leader.

Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

Nancy Benac and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:43am

The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack.

South Korean military dispatches naval unit after fishing vessel is presumed to be hijacked in waters off Somalia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:33am

South Korean military dispatches naval unit after fishing vessel is presumed to be hijacked in waters off Somalia .

Interior Ministry says 18 people killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:30am

Interior Ministry says 18 people killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan.

AP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:21pm

The key findings on AP's investigation into the U.N.'s sexual abuse and exploitation controversy:

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:12pm

The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:12pm

When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:41pm

The Washington Post reports that Russia's ambassador to the U.S. has told his superiors that he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin in December. Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law and a trusted adviser to the president. The newspaper says Ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them difficult to monitor.