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AP PHOTOS: Ukraine war prisoners struggle to rebuild lives

Zoya Shu, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:46am

For Anna Sergeyeva, rebuilding her life after surviving a week of captivity and torture in Ukraine was often more of a struggle.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:40pm

A US official says the Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a Florida naval base had hosted a dinner party the night before to watch videos of mass shootings. The official was briefed by federal investigators and spoke on condition of anonymity. He says authorities tell him one Saudi student was recording outside the building while the shooting took place. He says 10 Saudi students are being held at the base and that several others are still unaccounted for.  

Indian woman who alleged gang rape dies after burn attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:22pm

An alleged rape victim in northern India who was set on fire while heading to a court hearing in the case has died in a New Delhi hospital, officials said Saturday.

Iraqi officials: 12 killed in Baghdad’s Khilani Square after unknown assailants fire live ammunition from cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:56am

Iraqi officials: 12 killed in Baghdad’s Khilani Square after unknown assailants fire live ammunition from cars.

UK Brexit envoy quits, slamming politicians' 'half-truths'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:32am

Britain’s Brexit envoy in Washington has quit, saying she no longer wants to “peddle half-truths on behalf of a government I do not trust.”

Iraqi officials say 6 protesters killed and 30 wounded in central Baghdad in attack targeting demonstrators

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:31am

Iraqi officials say 6 protesters killed and 30 wounded in central Baghdad in attack targeting demonstrators.

Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:45am

Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab extremists have stopped a bus in the north near Somalia and killed eight passengers, all of them non-Muslims.

‘Sportswashing’ fears dog Ruiz-Joshua fight in Saudi Arabia

Steve Douglas, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:08am

In one part of Riyadh, two of the world’s most high-profile boxers squared off at a weigh-in outside a 5-star hotel ahead of the first heavyweight title fight to take place in the Middle East.

US envoy: US has `other tools' if Iran's bad actions go on

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 9:14am

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign and use “other tools” if Tehran continues its “malicious behavior.”

Victims of London Bridge attack discharged from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:31am

Three people injured in the London Bridge attack have been sent home after receiving medical treatment as more details emerged on the stabbings.

Gas explosion in Slovakia tower block kills 5, injures 40

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:49am

A gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia killed at least five people and injured more than 40 Friday. Firefighters rescued people trapped in the building, which officials said is still in danger of collapse.

Gas explosion in apartment block in Slovakia kills at least 5; people trapped on roof as building burns.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:45am

Gas explosion in apartment block in Slovakia kills at least 5; people trapped on roof as building burns.

Abandoned baby giraffe befriended by dog in Africa dies

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:35am

A baby giraffe that was befriended by a dog after he was abandoned in the wild has died, a South African animal orphanage said Friday. “Our team is heartbroken,” the orphanage said.

Johnson under pressure ahead of final UK election TV debate

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:11am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to take on opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the last head-to-head debate before a general election in six days — and facing allegations that he’s shirking tough questions about his character and record.

Germany: 'No understanding' for Russia outrage on expulsions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:59am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff is urging Russia to support the investigation of a killing prosecutors say appears to have ordered by Russian or Chechen authorities, and says he has “no understanding" for outraged reactions from Moscow.

China places new restrictions on American diplomats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:40am

China said Friday it will now require U.S. diplomats to give five days' notice before holding meetings with Chinese officials and academics in retaliation for a similar restriction by Washington.

Pension strike brings travel chaos for a 2nd day in France

Thomas Adamson and Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:17am

Frustrated travelers ran into transportation mayhem across France for a second day on Friday, as unions dug in for what they hope is a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to redesign the national retirement system.

6-story building collapses in Nairobi; at least 4 killed

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:57am

A six-story residential building collapsed Friday in Kenya's capital, officials said, with at least four people killed and others trapped in the debris. The scene was all too familiar in a city where an audit once found more than half of buildings unsafe for habitation.

6-story building collapses in Kenya’s capital, with people feared trapped in the rubble

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:56am

6-story building collapses in Kenya’s capital, with people feared trapped in the rubble.