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EU deplores Nicaragua crackdown, stands ready to help

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:57am

The European Union says it stands ready to use all peaceful means available to help prevent further human rights abuses in Nicaragua, where hundreds have died in a crackdown on protests since last year.

The Latest: Iranian air force chief threatens Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:05am

The Latest on Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local):

Cyprus: 2 men missing with baby they allegedly bought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:38am

Cypriot police say they are seeking two men who are missing with a baby girl that they allegedly tried to adopt after a domestic worker purchased the child in the Philippines on their behalf.

Reinvented legacy: Nazi's paintings fund foundation for Jews

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:12am

When Hilde Schramm inherited several paintings collected by her father, Hitler's chief architect and Armaments Minister Albert Speer, she was only sure of one thing: she didn't want them.

Israel says its jets struck Iranian military sites in Syria

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:31am

The Israeli military said its jets struck a series of Iranian military targets in Syria early Monday, an announcement that was a rare departure from Israel's years-long policy of ambiguity regarding activities in neighboring war-torn Syria.

Pakistan kicks off year's first polio campaign in 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:30am

A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its first nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the year in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of 2019.

China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

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

China will 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, state media reported Monday.

Sudan protesters show resilience, employ Arab Spring tactics

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:14pm

The anti-government protests rocking Sudan for the past month are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago. Demonstrators, many in their 20s and 30s, are trying to remove an authoritarian leader and win freedoms and human rights.

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 5:45 a.m. EST

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

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create a total lunar eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear, and all the way across the Atlantic to parts of Europe, weather permitting. There won't be another total lunar eclipse until 2021. It also was this year's first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position.

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.

Report: China population growth continued to slow in 2018

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:42pm

China's population growth rate continued to slow in 2018, spelling possible trouble ahead as a swelling number of retirees pushes up against a shrinking labor pool.

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.