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China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:17pm

China says it plans to cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by one-third this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak.

The Latest: 12 killed in Taliban attack in east Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:02pm

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

Afghan health official says at least 12 killed in Taliban attack on military base and police center in eastern province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:49pm

Afghan health official says at least 12 killed in Taliban attack on military base and police center in eastern province.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:41pm

The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus. The moon, Earth and sun lined up Sunday night to create the eclipse. There won't be another until 2021. It was the year's first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position. The entire eclipse was visible in North and South America, where skies were clear, and parts of Europe

Taliban target military base, police center, killing 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:34pm

A coordinated Taliban assault on a military base and police training center in eastern Afghanistan on Monday morning killed at least 12 and wounded over 30 people, provincial officials said.

China population rises 15.23 million in 2018, but rate slows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:42pm

China's population rose by 15.23 million people in 2018, marking a continued decrease in the growth rate of the world's most populous nation.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:23pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Bolivian bus plunges into ravine, killing 13, injuring 26

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:45pm

Bolivian authorities say a bus rolled over on a mountain road in the southern part of the Andean country, then tumbled 100 meters (330 feet) into a ravine, killing at least 13 people and injuring 26 more.

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:03pm

The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113.

In rare admission, Israeli military announces attacks on Iranian forces in Syria; warns Syrians against intervening

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:07pm

In rare admission, Israeli military announces attacks on Iranian forces in Syria; warns Syrians against intervening.

Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:47am

Iraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, made his first visit to Basra on Sunday, promising better water and electricity services after riots swept through the impoverished city last summer.

Polish PM calls for respect in public life after mayor slain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:39am

Poland's conservative Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called on politicians and public figures Sunday to make the public debate more respectful after the slaying of Gdansk city mayor which raised calls for national reconciliation.

Egypt says security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:32am

Egyptian security forces say they've killed 14 militants and seized a ton of explosives in an operation in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

Algerian ex-prime minister Benflis to run for presidency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:06am

Algerian ex-Prime Minister Ali Benflis has announced he will run for president in next year's election.

US, South Korean diplomats attending NKorea talks in Sweden

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:03am

Sweden said Sunday diplomats from South Korea and the U.S. will attend "small-format" talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with "a small group of international experts."

Graham says he'll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:51am

U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that he will urge President Donald Trump to meet with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan so that they can devise a plan to end Afghanistan's 17-year war, the U.S.'s longest military engagement.

AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:24am

2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears.

Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:20am

People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 79 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans.

Colombians flood streets to protest terror after car bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:53am

Thousands of Colombians dressed in white poured into the streets Sunday to repudiate terrorism after a car bombing at a Bogota police academy killed 21 people and left dozens more wounded.