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Lady Justice statue removed from Bangladesh court complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:03am

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

British lab to help Poland probe 2010 president's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:03am

Polish prosecutors who are investigating whether the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others have sent samples from the plane for laboratory tests in Britain to help them determine whether an explosion caused the disaster.

Rights group says Chechen officials humiliated gay detainees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:03am

High-level officials in Russia's Chechnya humiliated inmates during visits to detention facilities where gay people were allegedly held and tortured, Human Rights Watch said in a new report Friday.

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:03am

Indonesian police arrested three suspected militants Friday for their alleged involvement in twin suicide bombings that killed three people in Jakarta, while the Islamic State group claimed it was responsible for the attack.

UN rights chief pleads for sparing Syrian civilians under IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:00am

The U.N. human rights chief says Syrian civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Rights groups urge Uganda to back probe into deadly clashes

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:52am

Dozens of human rights watchdogs and lawyers on Friday urged Uganda's government to allow an independent investigation into killings by security forces during violent clashes with a tribal kingdom last year that left over 100 dead.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:42am

President Donald Trump is declaring that North Korea is "a world problem" but says "it will be solved." Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday ahead of the start of the G-7 summit in Sicily.

German police arrest suspected Islamic extremist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:40am

Police in western Germany have arrested a suspected Islamic extremist who they believe may have been planning an attack.

UK police make new arrest in concert bombing investigation

Rob Harris and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:30am

British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing made a new arrest Friday while continuing to search addresses associated with the attacker who killed 22 people.

The Latest: London police boost security at sports events

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:10am

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

AP Explains: NATO, the world's biggest military alliance

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:01am

It sounds strange to characterize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a huge gun club, but the comparison can be useful in understanding the world's biggest military alliance.

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:53am

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.

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:20am

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.

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.

Sri Lankan sex abuse in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:47am

When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

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.