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Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:11am

Two Australian doctors in Thailand to receive royal honors for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave say they are looking forward to a reunion with the people they helped save.

Car smashes into pedestrians in Tokyo, killing 2 on bicycle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:09am

Japanese police say a car driven by an 87-year-old man has smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck. Eight people were reportedly injured.

Wave of police suicides sparks protests in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:09am

French police officers are calling for an urgent meeting with Interior minister Christophe Castaner after two of their colleagues killed themselves this week, taking the number of suicides in police ranks to 28 since the start of the year.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian charged with killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:55am

The Israeli military has demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with the killing of a 19-year-old Israeli woman.

Report: At least 13 dead in South Africa church collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:34am

Local media in South Africa report that at least 13 people are dead after part of a church collapsed.

Mali's prime minister resigns amid criticism over insecurity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:24am

Mali's prime minister has resigned after pressure over growing insecurity in the West African nation including a recent massacre.

Sudanese protest organizers to announce interim council

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:49am

Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce an interim ruling council they want to see take over from the military that ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against him.

Macron meets officials, eyes Notre Dame for legacy-building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:39am

French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting officials from the United Nations' cultural agency, where he is expected to set out ideas for the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:17am

Police in Northern Ireland said Friday the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.

China sentences military veterans for protesting

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

Chinese courts announced multiple-year prison sentences Friday for more than three dozen military veterans who protested over the lack of benefits, saying the former soldiers had 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 4:40 a.m. EDT

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

The release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller has left Congress with a tough choice. Republicans would like to move on past the probe of Russian interference in the election. Democrats are debating how hard to pursue investigations of President Donald Trump, including whether to consider impeachment proceedings. Democratic leaders are wary of that step.

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.