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AP PHOTOS: Bavarians crown finger wrestling champion

Matthias Schrader, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:47am

Georg Schoettl's workout routine is intense, but it involves just one finger. That — plus a high tolerance for pain — is all he needs to compete in the unique sport of "Fingerhakeln," or finger wrestling.

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:47am

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.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:47am

Comments by President Trump on Germany's trade surplus with the United States are getting attention as leaders of seven wealthy democracies gather for difficult talks on trade and climate change. Germany's Der Spiegel reported that Trump told European Union leaders that Germans are "bad, very bad" on trade. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says Trump doesn't have a problem Germany, but does have a problem with German trade.

How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed in UN system

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:45am

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.

Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike

Balint Szlanko and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:25am

Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the U.S.-led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a U.S. bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series of explosions that killed more than 100 civilians.

The Latest: Trump says Germany is 'very bad' on trade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:25am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

UK opposition leader links terrorism to foreign wars

Rob Harris and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:10am

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: UK opposition leader links wars abroad to terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:00am

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

US-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35

Bassem Mroue and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:40am

A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and an observer group reported Friday, and the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the country.

Syrian state media, monitoring group: Airstrikes by US-led coalition have killed 35 civilians in country's east

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30am

Syrian state media, monitoring group: Airstrikes by US-led coalition have killed 35 civilians in country's east.

South African opposition leader barred entry to Zambia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30am

The leader of South Africa's main opposition party is sharply criticizing Zambian officials who denied him entry to their country as he tried to show support for a jailed opposition leader.

Egyptian state TV says 23 people were killed and 25 wounded in the attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:20am

Egyptian state TV says 23 people were killed and 25 wounded in the attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo.

Mudslide, floods in Sri Lanka kill 25; 42 missing

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:12am

Sri Lanka's government says the death toll from floods and mudslides that have lashed the island in the last 24 hours has risen to 25 with 42 people missing.

Egypt state news agency: Gunmen fire on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo, killing and wounding at least 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:10am

Egypt state news agency: Gunmen fire on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo, killing and wounding at least 10.

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.

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.

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.