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China and Pakistan working to free abducted Chinese

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:45am

Authorities from China and Pakistan are working together to rescue a Chinese couple abducted in southwest Pakistan, a Chinese government spokesman said Thursday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:45am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says progress is being made in the Manchester bombing investigation but the national threat level remains critical _ meaning another attack may be imminent. Speaking after a meeting of the government's COBRA crisis committee, May said "the public should remain vigilant." May said eight suspects are in custody and "progress is being made."

The Latest: Mattis joins Trump trip in Brussels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:45am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:33am

Philippine government forces launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear militants linked to the Islamic State group from a southern city that has been under siege since a raid to capture a militant on the U.S. list of most-wanted terrorists failed.

NATO, the world's biggest military alliance, explained

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:44am

It sounds strange to characterize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a huge gun club, but the comparison can be useful in understanding the world's biggest military alliance.

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:32am

China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea on Thursday in the first American challenge to Beijing's claims to the waters since President Donald Trump took office.

NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:32am

NATO's chief affirmed Thursday that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage direct war against the extremists — an announcement timed for U.S. President Donald Trump's first appearance at a summit of the alliance's leaders.

Nepal officials doubtful about 4 bodies reported on Everest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:22am

Nepalese officials are casting doubt on the reported discovery of four bodies at the highest camp on Mount Everest.

Foreigners detained in Japan stage hunger strike to stay

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:22am

Dozens of foreigners seeking permission to stay in Japan have staged a hunger strike while in detention, highlighting what human rights advocates say is shoddy treatment of foreigners here.

Trump takes a more cautious approach on big trip

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:24am

In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos.

DNA tests identify missing S. Korean girl from ferry sinking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:53pm

DNA tests on bones found in ferry wreckage recently raised from the sea identified a South Korean high school student missing since the 2014 sinking that killed 304 people, officials said Thursday.

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:50pm

Taiwan's military has practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan Strait.

Controversial IVF doctor gives hope to older Indian women

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:30pm

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

Controversial IVF doctor gives hope to older Indian women

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:30pm

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

Sri Lankan president discusses asylum seekers in Australia

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:25pm

Sri Lanka's president met with the Australian prime minister on Thursday with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda.

Chinese go champion begins 2nd game against computer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:25pm

China's top player of the ancient board game of go began a second game against a computer Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see.

The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:56pm

The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local):

N. Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:25pm

North Korea on Thursday accused South Korea of firing 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds earlier this week, dismissing as a fabrication Seoul's claim that it had fired warning shots because of an object flying across their border.

Troops guard Brazil federal buildings amid political unrest

Eraldo Peres and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:18pm

Troops guarded federal buildings in Brazil's capital early Thursday as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation forced the evacuations of several ministries.