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Correction: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:37am

In a story April 18 based on an interview with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was Asia's longest-serving political leader when he retired. He was one of the region's longest-serving leaders, but not the longest.

New round of South Sudan peace talks is delayed

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:35am

Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation.

Japan finance official denies sexual misconduct allegation

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:29am

Japan's vice finance minister denied sexual misconduct allegations against him on Thursday and challenged a TV station's report that its employee was a victim.

Afghanistan return 5 bodies and a captive Pakistani solider

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:24am

Pakistan says Afghan authorities have returned the bodies of five Pakistani soldiers killed during a weekend clash along a disputed segment of the two countries' border, and also released a sixth soldier captured by the Afghans.

Yemeni officials: 2 al-Qaida fighters killed in south region

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:22am

Yemeni tribal leaders say security forces have killed two suspected al-Qaida operatives in the country's southern province of Abyan.

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

Monika Scislowska and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:14am

People in Warsaw pinned paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital began a day of commemorations Thursday on the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Macron facing big day of protests over reforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:26am

Thousands of people are expected to march in protest at French President Emmanuel Macron's reforms as rail strikes and student protests continue to shake the country.

Italy: police arrest 22 in search for Mafia fugitive Denaro

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:59am

Italian police have arrested 22 suspected Sicilian Mafiosi as part of an ongoing operation aimed at capturing Italy's most-wanted Mafia fugitive Matteo Denaro.

Basque public TV says militants of ETA to disband in May

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:47am

A regional public broadcaster says the Basque militant group ETA is ready to announce its final dissolution early next month, putting an end to decades of violent campaign for independence from Spain.

Police: Attackers hurl acid at 3 female students in Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:59am

Pakistani police say a group of men on motorcycles hurled acid at three female university students in the city of Gujrat.

Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:08am

Taiwan's government said Thursday that recent Chinese military drills aim to intimidate the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability.

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 11:54pm

Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north.

Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:13pm

A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes, disaster officials said Thursday as they declared a two-week emergency for the affected areas.

China holds live-fire drills off coast in warning to Taiwan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:04pm

China has held live-fire exercises off its southeast coast, state media said Thursday, in an apparent warning to the democratic, self-ruled island of Taiwan against what Beijing deems as provocative remarks on independence.

Remnants of migrant caravan move toward US-Mexico border

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:03pm

The remnants of a migrant caravan of Central Americans that angered President Donald Trump were continuing their journey north through Mexico toward the U.S. border Wednesday.

Ecuador to suspend mediation of Colombia peace talks

Gonzalo Solano and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 8:57pm

Ecuador said Wednesday that it is suspending its role as a mediator in peace talks between the Colombian government and that nation's last major rebel army.

UN Security Council heads to retreat at odds over Syria

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 7:36pm

The U.N. Security Council is heading to a remote Swedish estate this weekend for its annual retreat with the secretary-general after one of its most contentious weeks in years that saw ambassadors accusing each other of lying about a suspected chemical attack in Syria.

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 7:24pm

A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned Wednesday after being accused of sexual misconduct in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's embattled government, already hit by cronyism and other scandals.

Colombia could use drones to fight cocaine production

Manuel Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 6:56pm

Colombia's police could start using drones to tackle a five-year surge in cocaine production that has jeopardized relations with the United States.