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Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:22am

Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels escaped its waters following a show of force by Vietnam's coast guard in the South China Sea.

Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:22am

An explosion in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen while government forces "destroyed" a truck bomb near the Damascus airport, Syria's state media reported.

The Latest: Trump calls May to offer condolences for attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:20am

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

Theresa May: "While we experienced the worst of humanity in Manchester last night, we also saw the best"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:13am

Theresa May: "While we experienced the worst of humanity in Manchester last night, we also saw the best"

British Prime Minister May: "This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:10am

British Prime Minister May: "This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice"

British prime minister says terrorist attack among the worst Britain has experienced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:10am

British prime minister says terrorist attack among the worst Britain has experienced.

2 army rangers killed in troubled southern Thailand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:10am

Police say attackers in Thailand's restive south have fatally shot two army rangers at close range.

May says police and security staff believe they know identity of attacker but won't reveal it now

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:10am

May says police and security staff believe they know identity of attacker but won't reveal it now.

Trump condemns 'evil losers' who carried out concert attack

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:04am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the "evil losers" responsible for a deadly attack on concert-goers in England and called on leaders in the Middle East in particular to help root out violence.

Computer beats Chinese champion in ancient board game of go

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:54am

A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate.

S. Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:42am

South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday after an unidentified object flew south from rival North Korea, Seoul's military said. Local media said it may have been a North Korean military drone.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:41am

Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack. Police said Tuesday 22 people died in the attack Monday night. It wasn't clear if that included the suspected suicide bomber. Dozens more were injured.

Pakistani opposition criticizes PM over Saudi-Trump summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:40am

A prominent Pakistani opposition leader has criticized the country's prime minister for an allegedly "ineffective" trip to Saudi Arabia for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Virgin Atlantic flight from Dubai to London evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:33am

Virgin Atlantic says a flight from Dubai to London was evacuated over a security threat.

Nepali climbers say outcrop near top of Everest is intact

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:30am

Nepali climbers said Tuesday that a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest known as the "Hillary Step" is intact, disputing a British climber's claim the feature had collapsed.

Israel police: Palestinian assailant stabs Israeli officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:10am

Israeli police say a Palestinian assailant has stabbed an Israeli policeman in central Israel.

Clashes between US troops, al-Qaida militants in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:04am

U.S. helicopters airlifted soldiers to a central Yemeni province where they targeted an al-Qaida compound, clashing with suspected militants and killing at least seven of them early on Tuesday, according to the American military, Yemeni security officials, and tribal leaders.

Germany: Syrian wins case against deportation to Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:00am

Germany's highest court has upheld a complaint by a Syrian whose asylum claim was rejected because he'd already been granted asylum in Greece.

'Conspiracy bill' draws backlash in Japan over state powers

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:54am

Japan's lower house approved a bill Tuesday allowing authorities to punish those found guilty of planning serious crimes, legislation that opponents say could be used to undermine basic civil liberties.