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Rain-triggered mudslides in Sri Lanka kill 13 people

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:52am

Mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed at least 13 people with four others missing, a minister said Friday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:45am

President Donald Trump has faced a much cooler reception in Europe than the welcome he received in the Middle East. On the defensive, he has publicly scolded some of America's most loyal allies for not paying their fair share of NATO's defense initiatives. He's also refused to explicitly back their mutual defense agreement. Trump now arrives in Sicily for the final leg of a nine-day, five-stop marathon, a G-7 economic meeting.

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:45am

Police in Indonesia say three suspected Islamic militants have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the two suicide bombings that killed three police officers and injured 11 other people in the capital.

Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:36am

The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

Indonesian police arrest 3 in West Java province on suspicion of involvement in suicide bombings that killed 3 officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:36am

Indonesian police arrest 3 in West Java province on suspicion of involvement in suicide bombings that killed 3 officers.

Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:36am

Turkey has rejected a resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives that condemned violence by Turkish bodyguards against protesters during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:27am

One of Asia's most-wanted militants is still hiding out in a city in the southern Philippines where government forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters are battling gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, the country's military chief said Friday.

Outspoken Chinese law professor, government critic, silenced

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:20am

One of the Chinese government's most vocal critics is finally falling silent.

Bangladesh removes Lady Justice statue from court complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:34am

A Lady Justice statue was removed from Bangladesh's Supreme Court premises under tight security overnight after Islamist hardliners pressed for its removal for months, the sculptor said Friday.

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:55pm

South Korea will allow a civic group to contact North Korea over help in fighting malaria, the first government approval on cross-border civilian exchanges since North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January 2016, officials said Friday.

Philippines military chief says top terror suspect is still hiding in besieged city of Marawi

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:55pm

Philippines military chief says top terror suspect is still hiding in besieged city of Marawi.

China executes former police official convicted of murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:27pm

China on Friday executed a former top police official convicted of murder and other crimes in a case that attracted broad public interest, along with accusations of torture and abuse of justice from the man's family.

Philippine official says foreign fighters are among the militants who have laid siege to a southern city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:02pm

Philippine official says foreign fighters are among the militants who have laid siege to a southern city.

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:55pm

Chinese officials have told the U.S. that they've tightened inspections and policing along the border with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday.

AP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:26pm

The key findings on AP's investigation into the U.N.'s sexual abuse and exploitation controversy:

Mexico's ruling party faces more hurdles to maintain power

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:14pm

At a recent political rally in this crime-ridden Mexico City suburb, next year's presidential election was discussed as much as the upcoming June 4 vote for governor in the country's most populous state.

Filipino troops, gunships fight militants in southern city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:14pm

Philippine troops backed by armored vehicles and rocket-firing helicopters fought to re-take control of a city that has been under attack by gunmen linked to the Islamic State group since a raid earlier this week failed to capture one of Asia's most-wanted militants.

An AP investigation finds the U.N. deployed Sri Lankan peacekeepers despite unresolved war crimes and abuse allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:10pm

An AP investigation finds the U.N. deployed Sri Lankan peacekeepers despite unresolved war crimes and abuse allegations.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:41pm

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says President Donald Trump is "looking at" the future of U.S. sanctions on Russia. Asked what the current administration position is, Cohn said, "Right now, we don't have a position."