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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:42am

Poland's foreign minister says that a Polish couple were killed in the concert blast in Manchester. Witold Waszczykowski said Wednesday the couple came to collect their daughters from the Ariana Grande concert Monday night.

French president seeks to extend state of emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:40am

French President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to extend a state of emergency, in place since Islamic State attacks on France in 2015, following this week's attack on a concert in Manchester,

French president seeks to extend state of emergency, imposed after Islamic State attacks, until November

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:30am

French president seeks to extend state of emergency, imposed after Islamic State attacks, until November.

1 killed, dozens injured in caste violence in northern India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:30am

Police say they've rushed in forces and arrested dozens of people to stop clashes that erupted when upper caste Hindus fired on Dalits belonging to the lowest rung of India's caste hierarchy in a north Indian town.

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

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:43am

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.

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:54am

NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, but the military alliance — which Trump has declared obsolete — has been busy repackaging its image and is ready to unveil a new headquarters worth 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion).

Coroner: Police should have moved in earlier in Sydney siege

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:33am

Police responding to a deadly hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe underestimated the gunman's threat and should have stormed the building earlier, rather than waiting to act until the gunman had killed a captive, a coroner said Wednesday after concluding a 2 1/2-year inquiry.

S. Korean military court convicts soldier over gay sex

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:22am

A South Korean military court on Wednesday sentenced an army captain to a suspended prison term for having sex with a fellow male soldier in a ruling human rights groups criticized as regressive and intimidating.

In Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

Josef Federman and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:20am

What do world leaders talk about when they are alone? Not much, it seems.

Search resumes for 4 missing as India bus plunge kills 20

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:42pm

Rescuers on Wednesday found another three bodies as they resumed searching for people missing after a bus plunged into a river in mountainous northern India, killing at least 20 Hindu pilgrims.

4 bodies found inside tent at the highest camp on Everest

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:33pm

Sherpa rescuers have found the bodies of four climbers inside a tent on the highest camp on Mount Everest, raising the death toll this climbing season to 10, authorities said Wednesday.

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:33pm

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that he'll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country's south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to have taken hostages.

Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town: 5 killed, 286 arrested

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:33pm

Bahraini police raid on the hometown of a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation has left at least five demonstrators dead and 286 people arrested in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters.

Coroner: Police should have moved in earlier in Sydney siege

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:53pm

Police responding to a deadly hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe underestimated the gunman's threat and should have stormed the building earlier, rather than waiting to act until the gunman had killed a captive, a coroner said Wednesday after concluding a 2-½ year inquiry.

UK blast: Blood, horror, shock as bomber strikes young crowd

Jill Lawless, Rob Harris and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:33pm

For a crowd of mostly young British music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a school night out enjoying cheerful high-energy pop.

Southeast Asian nations to coordinate against IS returnees

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:44pm

Southeast Asian and Pacific governments will hold a summit in August to coordinate against the security threat posed by homegrown Islamic militants returning from battlefields in Syria and Iraq, an Australian official said on Wednesday.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:42pm

As investigators hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of the blast that killed 22 people and wounded 59. Authorities identified the bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi and arrested another suspect. The terror threat level was raised to critical, meaning armed soldiers could be deployed at public events.

Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

Jorge Rueda and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:32pm

Electoral officials in Venezuela are scheduling long-delayed regional elections for December, though the apparent olive branch may never come to fruition, as a special assembly to rewrite the nation's constitution is slated to take place first.

Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:32pm

South Korea's military said an unidentified object that flew across the border from rival North Korea and prompted the South to respond with warning shots on Tuesday was probably a balloon carrying Pyongyang's propaganda leaflets.