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China sentences military veterans for protesting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:09am

Chinese courts have sentenced more than three dozen military veterans to years in prison for protesting over the lack of benefits, saying they disrupted social order in a bid to further their own interests.

More yellow vest protests despite Notre Dame fire

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:44am

For many yellow vest protesters, the stinging sadness that came with the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has quickly given way to boiling anger.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:41pm

What does Congress do now? It's up to Congress to decide what to do now with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. The special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, but he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. The risks for both parties are clear if they duck potential wrongdoing or prolong an inquiry that, rather than coming to a close, may be just beginning.

How does a Central American migrant caravan form?

Maria Verza and Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:03pm

"When does the next caravan leave?" ''Can I go? I'm from Guatemala." ''What papers do I need for my kids?"

Rescuers: Dad saved toddler from dingo attack in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:00pm

Rescue personnel said a father fought off several dingoes to save his 14-month-old son from one of the wild dogs that was dragging the boy from their campervan on an Australian island early Friday.

President Trump to visit Japan in late May, meet new emperor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:17pm

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will make a state visit to Japan at the end of May to meet the newly enthroned emperor.

Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican students

Berenice Bautista, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 7:39pm

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico's capital.

Monitor: IS claims to have set up its own Africa province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:43pm

A group that monitors jihadist websites says the Islamic State extremist group is claiming to have established a province in central Africa.

Detail-minded architect left guide for restoring Notre Dame

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:37pm

Eugene Viollet-le-Duc is still the man to go to when it comes to restoring Notre Dame, even though he died nearly 140 years ago.

Nigeria tribunal bans high court's chief justice from office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:20pm

A tribunal in Nigeria has ordered the country's chief justice removed from the bench and banned him from holding public office for 10 years.

Italy: Gravestone maker accused of hiding drugs at cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:53pm

Italian police say officers found more than a kilogram (2.4 pounds) of cocaine allegedly hidden at a Rome cemetery and arrested a 42-year-old gravestone maker.

3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:48pm

Three renowned mountain climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta's Banff National Park, Canadian officials said Thursday.

Greece: Anarchist group claims grenade at Russian Consulate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:47am

An anarchist group has claimed responsibility for a hand grenade that caused minor damage to the Russian Consulate in Athens.

Peru ponders corruption probe's cost after shocking suicide

Franklin Briceno and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:21am

The suicide of former President Alan Garcia shocked Peruvians and sparked a debate swirling Thursday on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of the country's painful reckoning with corruption?

Romanian justice minister resigns after losing party support

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:37am

Romania's justice minister says he is resigning after losing the support of the governing Social Democratic Party.

Police official: Investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:12am

Police official: Investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:09am

Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to scale the mountain and survive.

Human rights groups highlight rise in Greek minority attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:08am

A report by human rights groups says the number of violent attacks on minorities in Greece increased in 2018, and the authors are expressing concern that divisive campaign rhetoric ahead of European and national elections this year could lead to a further rise.

Ethiopia crash victims' relatives mark 40 days of mourning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:07am

Dozens of relatives of the 157 people who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash have gathered to end 40 days of mourning according to Ethiopian Orthodox tradition.