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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:42am

His whirlwind foreign trip over, President Donald Trump is facing old and new political and policy challenges at home. Questions continue about allegations that his campaign and associates had contacts with Russian officials. Trump also must grapple with decisions on climate change and choosing an FBI director.

WHO says 3 Zika cases detected in India for 1st time

Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 1:54am

India has reported three cases of the Zika virus for the first time, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies.

Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 1:41am

Philippine forces launched fresh airstrikes Sunday to drive out militants linked to the Islamic State group after days of fighting left corpses in the streets and hundreds of civilians begging for rescue from a besieged southern city.

Sri Lanka rescuers find bodies as flood deaths reach 146

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 1:30am

Sri Lankan rescuers pulled out more bodies under enormous mudslides on Sunday as the death toll climbed to 146 with 112 others missing.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:46pm

President Donald Trump returned home Saturday night from the Middle East and Europe. He looked like a conventional American leader during his first trip abroad, but he sounded anything but typical. For example, he made no attempt to publicly promote democracy and human rights in Saudi Arabia. He didn't back the two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. And he berated NATO allies about their financial commitments.

US announces sanctions on alleged Mexican heroin trafficker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:24pm

The U.S. government is imposing sanctions on alleged Mexican drug traffickers described by the Treasury Department as "major contributors to our nation's heroin epidemic."

Bangladesh reinstalls justice statue that irked Islamists

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:22pm

Authorities in Bangladesh reinstalled a Lady Justice statue near the country's Supreme Court, two days after its removal following complaints by Islamist hard-liners.

Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:34pm

Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday.

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

Jill Lawless and Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:03pm

British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days.

The Latest: Obama offers Prince Harry condolences on attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:40pm

The Latest on the concert bombing in Manchester, England (all times local):

37 people killed this year in land conflicts in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:20pm

A leading Brazilian news outlet says nearly 40 people have been killed in land conflicts since the beginning of the year in Latin America's biggest country.

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:57pm

Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on the first day of the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven

Rami Musa and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:14pm

The Libya connection in the May 22 Manchester concert suicide bombing and Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has shone a light on the threat posed by militant Islamic groups that have taken advantage of lawlessness in the troubled North African nation to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihadists to cause death and carnage elsewhere.

Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:40pm

Spain's maritime rescue service has saved 157 migrants from five small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:27pm

At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.

Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:24am

Iran's Supreme Leader has said that Saudi Arabia is a "cow being milked" by the United States.

Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against IS

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:56am

Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants and U.S-backed opposition fighters, gaining control of a large swath of territory in the country's strategic southern desert, the government-controlled media and a war monitor said Saturday.

Drug gangs take aim at police officers amid coca crackdown

Alba Tobella, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:35am

With a shot to the chest, Alejandro Caro fell from his motorbike while on patrol in a small town in northern Colombia, another victim of criminal gangs who have killed 11 officers over the past month, mostly in gang-dominated regions.

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

Colleen Barry, Sylvie Corbet, and David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:06am

Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.