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Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, in the first American challenge to Beijing's claims to the waters since President Donald Trump took office.

Manchester police chief says families of attack victims distressed by leaks to The New York Times

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

Manchester police chief says families of attack victims distressed by leaks to The New York Times.

Manchester police chief says it will take 'several days' to formally identify attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

Manchester police chief says it will take 'several days' to formally identify attack victims.

Israeli police: US tycoon questioned in Netanyahu probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20am

Israeli police say U.S. casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has been questioned as part of a corruption probe involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Kenya says 2 police officers killed by improvised bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:06am

A Kenyan official says two police officers have been killed by an improvised bomb near the place where four officers died a day earlier in a similar explosion.

Red Cross says it's stepped up aid across Syrian front lines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:50am

The International Committee of the Red Cross says that aid deliveries across front lines in war-torn Syria have significantly stepped up, compared to earlier years of the conflict.

China and Pakistan working to free abducted Chinese

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:45am

Authorities from China and Pakistan are working together to rescue a Chinese couple abducted in southwest Pakistan, a Chinese government spokesman said Thursday.

Trump meeting with EU leaders

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:45am

Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of one alliance he threatened to abandon and another whose weakening he cheered, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:45am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says progress is being made in the Manchester bombing investigation but the national threat level remains critical _ meaning another attack may be imminent. Speaking after a meeting of the government's COBRA crisis committee, May said "the public should remain vigilant." May said eight suspects are in custody and "progress is being made."

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:33am

Philippine government forces launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear militants linked to the Islamic State group from a southern city that has been under siege since a raid to capture a militant on the U.S. list of most-wanted terrorists failed.

NATO, the world's biggest military alliance, explained

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:44am

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.

NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:32am

NATO's chief affirmed Thursday that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage direct war against the extremists — an announcement timed for U.S. President Donald Trump's first appearance at a summit of the alliance's leaders.

Nepal officials doubtful about 4 bodies reported on Everest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:22am

Nepalese officials are casting doubt on the reported discovery of four bodies at the highest camp on Mount Everest.

Foreigners detained in Japan stage hunger strike to stay

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:22am

Dozens of foreigners seeking permission to stay in Japan have staged a hunger strike while in detention, highlighting what human rights advocates say is shoddy treatment of foreigners here.

Trump takes a more cautious approach on big trip

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:24am

In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos.

DNA tests identify missing S. Korean girl from ferry sinking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:53pm

DNA tests on bones found in ferry wreckage recently raised from the sea identified a South Korean high school student missing since the 2014 sinking that killed 304 people, officials said Thursday.

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:50pm

Taiwan's military has practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan Strait.

Controversial IVF doctor gives hope to older Indian women

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:30pm

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

Controversial IVF doctor gives hope to older Indian women

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:30pm

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.