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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.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:42pm

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says the suicide bomber who attacked an arena in Manchester, England, used "a classic explosive device used by terrorists." U.S. Congressman Mike McCaul says the type of bomb used suggests a "level of sophistication" that might indicate its maker had foreign training. Monday night's attack at the end of an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people and left dozens wounded.

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.

Sri Lankan president discusses asylum seekers in Australia

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:25pm

Sri Lanka's president met with the Australian prime minister on Thursday with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda.

Chinese go champion begins 2nd game against computer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:25pm

China's top player of the ancient board game of go began a second game against a computer Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see.

The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:56pm

The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local):

Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:25pm

Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of an alliance he threatened to abandon, President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe on Thursday to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.

N. Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:25pm

North Korea on Thursday accused South Korea of firing 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds earlier this week, dismissing as a fabrication Seoul's claim that it had fired warning shots because of an object flying across their border.

Troops guard Brazil federal buildings amid political unrest

Eraldo Peres and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:18pm

Troops guarded federal buildings in Brazil's capital early Thursday as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation forced the evacuations of several ministries.

Top Venezuela prosecutor says protester killed by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:04pm

Venezuela's chief prosecutor further distanced herself from the socialist administration Wednesday, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:43pm

A U.S. congressman says the bomb used in the Manchester Arena attack in England suggests a "level of sophistication" that could indicate its maker had foreign training. Texas Republican Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told The Associated Press that the bomb was "a classic explosive device used by terrorists." McCaul says the device used the explosive TATP, the same one used in the deadly November 2015 attacks in Paris and the March 2016 attack in Brussels.

Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore order

Eraldo Peres and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:17pm

Brazil's president ordered soldiers to restore order in the country's capital Wednesday after some government ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader's ouster.

Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network

Paisley Dodds and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:54pm

British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for the Manchester Arena attack, two officials familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.

El Salvador sentences 7 gang members for killing of 11

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:50pm

A court in El Salvador has sentenced seven gang members to 390 years each for the March 2016 killings of 11 people.

UN envoy: South Sudan seeing military action as rains arrive

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:26pm

South Sudan is experiencing significant military action and a last push to position combatant forces because the rainy season has arrived and roads will soon become unpassable for about four months, the U.N. envoy for the conflict-wracked African country said Wednesday.

Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:41pm

The father and younger brother of the suspect in the Manchester concert bombing have been detained in Libya, where anti-terror authorities said the brother confessed to knowing "all the details" of the deadly plot.

8 police officers killed by separate bomb blasts in Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:07pm

Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials said Wednesday.

Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:07pm

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