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Indonesian province sets up task force targeting gays

Adi Marsel, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:35am

Indonesian police in West Java said Wednesday they have set up a task force to investigate activities by gays in the country's most populous province.

US ambassador to UN hails Turkish school for Syria refugees

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:20am

The U.S ambassador to the United Nations is in Turkey at the ribbon-cutting for a new U.S.-funded school, and Nikki Haley says the American people are thankful the U.S. ally is taking in so many Syrian refugees.

Egyptian prosecutors order release of opposition leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:11am

Prosecutors have ordered the release on bail of an opposition leader accused of publicly making an obscene finger gesture in January.

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:11am

Clashes have broken out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces as Israeli demonstrators march through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half.

Mugabe's daughter named to Zimbabwe censorship board

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:11am

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's daughter has been appointed to the country's censorship board.

Rangers try to rescue wild elephant in India's northeast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:10am

Indian veterinarians are treating a 10-year-old wild elephant with an injured leg to help it escape from a marshy area where it has been stuck for at least five days.

Manchester police chief says one of concert attack victims a serving police officer who will not be named

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:10am

Manchester police chief says one of concert attack victims a serving police officer who will not be named.

Manchester police chief: 'very clear this is a network' authorities are investigating after concert attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:10am

Manchester police chief: 'very clear this is a network' authorities are investigating after concert attack.

Manchester police chief says a total of 4 people arrested so far in attack investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:10am

Manchester police chief says a total of 4 people arrested so far in attack investigation.

Manchester police chief says a controlled explosion used in raid in center of the city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:10am

Manchester police chief says a controlled explosion used in raid in center of the city.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:00am

Manchester United fans are congregating in Stockholm's city center, dominating bars and singing songs ahead of their team's match against Ajax in the Europa League. A flag outside a bar in the Swedish capital displayed the words: "United against terrorism." The final will kick off at Friends Arena today, less than 48 hours after a deadly bomb attack at a pop concert in Manchester killed 22 people.

3 police officers killed, 2 injured by bomb blast in Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:57am

Three police officers were killed and two others injured when their vehicle ran over an improvised bomb near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia, a Kenyan official said Wednesday.

Teenager Nell Jones among the bombing victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:54am

The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what's known about them so far:

Father of alleged Manchester bomber: Son was in Libya a month-and-a-half ago, was preparing to visit Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:54am

Father of alleged Manchester bomber: Son was in Libya a month-and-a-half ago, was preparing to visit Saudi Arabia.

Father of alleged Manchester bomber tells the AP from Tripoli: "We don't believe in killing innocents. This is not us."

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:54am

Father of alleged Manchester bomber tells the AP from Tripoli: "We don't believe in killing innocents. This is not us."

Romania: daughter, aide of ex-president to stand trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:40am

The daughter of former Romanian President Traian Basescu and his closest aide are among those who will stand trial on bribery and other corruption-related charges connected to his presidential campaign, anti-corruption prosecutors said Wednesday.

Finnish court releases Iraqi twins in IS-related killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:40am

A Finnish court has thrown out charges against Iraqi twin brothers of taking part in Islamic State-related killings of at least 11 unarmed soldiers.

IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:21am

The Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland — said to be the first time the extremist group has claimed an attack in this Horn of Africa nation.

German parliament group scraps Turkey trip at last minute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:20am

A delegation of German lawmakers scrapped plans to visit Turkey after being told at the last minute that it wouldn't be able to hold talks with officials or visit the Turkish parliament building, a deputy parliament speaker said Wednesday.