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Manchester Victoria rail station reopens after suicide blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 3:30am

Manchester Victoria rail station has re-opened more than a week after an attacker detonated a bomb in a crowd leaving a concert, killing 22 and injuring dozens.

McCain urges Australia to stick by US despite Trump jitters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 3:21am

U.S. Sen. John McCain has urged Australia not to abandon its alliance with America despite jitters over President Donald Trump, saying the U.S. needs its allies more than ever to remind it of its principles.

Romanian air traffic controllers stage strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 3:00am

Romanian air traffic controllers have gone on strike demanding better working conditions, leading to some cancellations and delays.

Cambodian gov't accused of intimidation ahead of local polls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:52am

Amnesty International has accused Cambodia's government of using its grip on the judiciary system to intimidate human rights defenders and political activists ahead of local elections.

S. Korea's new leader orders probe on US missile launchers

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:50am

South Korea's new liberal president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn't told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope with North Korea's nuclear threats.

The Latest: Opposition reaction muted to Noriega's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:50am

The Latest on the death of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega (all times local):

Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 24

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:42am

A car bombing killed at least nine people in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday morning, just hours after 15 died in a massive explosion outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad that was claimed by the Islamic State group. The attacks come as IS militants are steadily losing more territory to U.S.-backed Iraqi forces in the battle for Mosul, the country's second-largest city. The Sunni extremists are increasingly turning to insurgency-style terror attacks to detract from their losses.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:41am

Aurelio Barria, who led the Civil Crusade (Cruzada Civilista) opposition movement, says the death of former dictator Manuel Manuel Noriega "ends a period that we should try not to forget so it is not repeated in Panama." Barria and other Noriega opponents stopped short of expressing harsh criticism of the former strongman who repressed their demonstrations and forced many into exile. Noriega died Monday at age 83.

Indian divers to join Sri Lanka flood rescue as toll climbs

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:22am

Tens of thousands of people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka remained in relief camps Tuesday, as aid teams bolstered by Indian navy divers and doctors pushed forward with rescue efforts.

Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue doused with paint _ again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:13am

Danish police says Copenhagen's famed Little Mermaid statue was found doused with red paint Tuesday.

Islamic State militants shell besieged Syrian city, kill 13

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:10am

Syria's state media and a war monitoring group say that at least 13 civilians were killed when Islamic State militants shelled government-held neighborhoods in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour.

From Nikki Haley, another side of Trump's 'America First'

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:03am

Nikki Haley crouched low in the trailer of an 18-wheeler taping up a box of lentils and wheat for besieged Syrians, her hands-on diplomacy a world apart from the gleaming new NATO headquarters where President Donald Trump was debuting his "America First" doctrine overseas.

Mom sentenced in Australian court for drowning 3 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:03am

A mother who drowned three of her children and attempted to kill a fourth by driving the family car into an Australian lake was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years and six months in prison.

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Juan Zamorano and Kathia Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 1:42am

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama's dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83.

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Juan Zamorano and Kathia Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 12:31am

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama's dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83.

Australia plans to ban pedophiles from traveling overseas

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:53pm

Australia plans to ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government said Tuesday is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation.

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect asks her parents to pray for her

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:46pm

A suspect in the poisoning death of the North Korean leader's half brother wrote to her parents from jail, asking them to pray for her but saying "don't think about me too much."

Storm hits Bangladesh, destroying hundreds of homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:32pm

A tropical storm lashed southern Bangladesh on Tuesday, destroying hundreds of poorly built homes in some remote islands in the Bay of Bengal, officials said. No casualties were immediately reported.

Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:24pm

A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad just after midnight on Monday, killing 13 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said.