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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:42am

President Donald Trump is declaring that North Korea is "a world problem" but says "it will be solved." Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday ahead of the start of the G-7 summit in Sicily.

German police arrest suspected Islamic extremist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:40am

Police in western Germany have arrested a suspected Islamic extremist who they believe may have been planning an attack.

The Latest: London police boost security at sports events

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:10am

The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local):

The Latest: Trump, Abe to discuss North Korea ahead of G-7

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:01am

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

AP Explains: NATO, the world's biggest military alliance

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:01am

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.

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:53am

Chinese officials have told the U.S. that they've tightened inspections and policing along the border with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday.

Rights groups urge Uganda to back probe into deadly clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:40am

Dozens of human rights watchdogs and lawyers are urging Uganda's government to allow an independent investigation into killings by security forces during a clash with a tribal kingdom last year.

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:20am

South Korea will allow a civic group to contact North Korea over help in fighting malaria, the first government approval on cross-border civilian exchanges since North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January 2016, officials said Friday.

Rain-triggered mudslides in Sri Lanka kill 13 people

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:52am

Mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed at least 13 people with four others missing, a minister said Friday.

Sri Lankan sex abuse in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:47am

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.

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:45am

Police in Indonesia say three suspected Islamic militants have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the two suicide bombings that killed three police officers and injured 11 other people in the capital.

Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:36am

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.

Indonesian police arrest 3 in West Java province on suspicion of involvement in suicide bombings that killed 3 officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:36am

Indonesian police arrest 3 in West Java province on suspicion of involvement in suicide bombings that killed 3 officers.

Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:36am

Turkey has rejected a resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives that condemned violence by Turkish bodyguards against protesters during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:27am

One of Asia's most-wanted militants is still hiding out in a city in the southern Philippines where government forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters are battling gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, the country's military chief said Friday.

Outspoken Chinese law professor, government critic, silenced

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:20am

One of the Chinese government's most vocal critics is finally falling silent.

Bangladesh removes Lady Justice statue from court complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:34am

A Lady Justice statue was removed from Bangladesh's Supreme Court premises under tight security overnight after Islamist hardliners pressed for its removal for months, the sculptor said Friday.

Philippines military chief says top terror suspect is still hiding in besieged city of Marawi

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:55pm

Philippines military chief says top terror suspect is still hiding in besieged city of Marawi.

China executes former police official convicted of murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:27pm

China on Friday executed a former top police official convicted of murder and other crimes in a case that attracted broad public interest, along with accusations of torture and abuse of justice from the man's family.