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The Latest: West Bank settler leader reacts to Trump remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:04am

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

Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea

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

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

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.

South Korean military says it fired warning shot after unidentified object flew south from North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:50am

South Korean military says it fired warning shot after unidentified object flew south from North Korea.

Gestures tell of friendship that toppled S. Korea president

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:41am

A steely gaze from one woman. A slight, apologetic bow from another. On the first day of the biggest trial in South Korea in years, two small gestures reflect the state of a friendship that toppled a president.

EU envoy defends grants after Philippines' aid rejection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:31am

The European Union's ambassador to the Philippines says grant money from his grouping is meant to promote development, not system change, in foreign countries.

Trump bemoans loss of life in Manchester bombing at the hands of 'evil losers in life'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:20am

Trump bemoans loss of life in Manchester bombing at the hands of 'evil losers in life'

Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:17am

The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century.

2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

Heri Juanda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:13am

Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture."

Analysis: In Mideast, Trump pushes shared worries over Iran

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:03am

As he hopscotches through the Middle East, President Donald Trump is urging Israel and its Arab neighbors to unite around a "common cause": their deep distrust of Iran.