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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 1st - 1:00am

A yearlong investigation by The Associated Press has found roughly 17,000 official reports of sexual assaults by students in K-12 schools over a four-year period. The numbers are the most complete tally of such assaults among the nation's 50 million K-12 students, but academic estimates range sharply higher; schools have no national requirement to track or disclose sexual violence, and they feel tremendous pressure to hide it.

Sri Lanka navy seizes boat with 30 from Myanmar, 2 Indians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 1st - 12:30am

Sri Lanka's navy has arrested 32 people suspected to be Rohingya refugees and their Indian traffickers from a boat off the country's northern coast.

Japan destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort US warships

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:40pm

Japan's navy has dispatched its largest destroyer reportedly tasked with escorting U.S. military ships off the Japanese coast amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula.

Nepal's top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:02pm

The first female judge to head Nepal's Supreme Court was suspended after Parliament members filed an impeachment motion accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers.

Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal

Binaj Gurubacharya and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 10:23pm

A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents — including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months — died Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers and officials said.

N. Korea missile fears in Japan: 'Whatever will be, will be'

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:58pm

Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea's dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:43pm

Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a $1 trillion plan funding the government through September. The deal denies money for President Donald Trump's border wall and rejects his cuts to popular domestic programs. The measure also eliminates cuts to popular domestic programs targeted by Trump, such as medical research and infrastructure grants.

Australia warns NKorea against 'reckless, dangerous threats'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 6:43pm

Australia's prime minister used a commemoration of a World War II naval battle on Monday to warn that his country and the United States would not tolerate North Korea's "reckless, dangerous threats" to regional peace.

Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

Ricardo Nunes, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 5:47pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal.

Aussie's arrest in Colombia aims light on foreign drug mules

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 5:02pm

The family of an Australian woman arrested in Colombia for trying to board a flight with almost 6 kilograms of cocaine is mounting a campaign to defend her against what they consider trumped-up charges.

7 suspected gunmen killed in clash with Mexican army

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:30pm

Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua say an army patrol was attacked by gunfire, setting off a shootout that killed seven armed men in their 20s.

Italy's Renzi easily in Democratic Party primary

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:22pm

Former Premier Matteo Renzi regained the Democratic Party leadership, handily winning a Sunday primary that he hopes will bolster the center-left's ability to counter growing support for populist politicians in Italy ahead of national elections.

Germany's Merkel presses Saudi Arabia on refugees and rights

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:31pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his successors in her first visit to the kingdom in seven years, saying she pressed them on women's rights, the war in Yemen and other sensitive issues.

French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:00pm

French forces fighting extremism in Africa's Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso.

Polish official suspended over image of Tusk as SS officer

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 1:12pm

Poland's Foreign Ministry has suspended one of its honorary consuls in the U.S. after the woman allegedly posted a digitally-altered image showing European Council President Donald Tusk dressed as a Nazi German SS officer.

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:29pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Israel stops to honor fallen soldiers and terror victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:52am

Israel paused to honor its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism Sunday evening as it began commemorating its annual Memorial Day.

Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:44am

U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship," a Filipino official said Sunday.

Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:33am

Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday.