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Indonesia's national police chief says 6 people have died in post-election rioting in the capital Jakarta

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:12am

Indonesia's national police chief says 6 people have died in post-election rioting in the capital Jakarta.

The Latest: Police chief says 6 reported dead in Indonesia

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:59am

The Latest on post-election protests in Indonesia (all times local):

Taiwan navy holds drill amid China tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:59am

Taiwan's navy has held a major live-firing exercise off the island's east coast in an area increasingly threatened by Chinese ships and planes.

Turkey military receiving Russian defense system training

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:57am

Turkey's defense minister says its military personnel are receiving training to operate the S-400 missile defense system despite U.S. and NATO objections to Ankara's decision to purchase the Russian technology.

India's Election Commission rejects ballot tampering claims

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:53am

India's Election Commission rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of the counting of votes Thursday that will determine the outcome of the country's mammoth national elections.

Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:47am

Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital.

Police raiding homes of Iraqi gang in western Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:24am

Police in western Germany are raiding premises linked to an Iraqi gang suspected of involvement in human trafficking, drug dealing, illegal arms trade and forging identity papers.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 10:41pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling a strategy session as the small number of House Democrats seeking impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump continues to grow. Some House Democrats are not on board with Pelosi's more methodical response to Trump's resistance to congressional oversight. On Tuesday, the president ignored a subpoena and refused to allow his former counsel to appear at a House hearing on the Russia probe.

Duterte's allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:11pm

The Philippine president's allies won a majority of the 12 Senate seats at stake in the midterm elections, official results showed Wednesday, while the opposition's shutout heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of massive human rights violations.

Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss

Achmad Ibrahim and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 6:33pm

Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, burning vehicles and throwing rocks at police, which responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Mexico to auction off seized luxury goods to help poor

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:52pm

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hasn't just moved out of the luxurious president's residence, he's using it to auction off seized luxury goods to raise money for poor communities.

UN envoy: Islamic State revival in Iraq must be prevented

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:44pm

The U.N. envoy for Iraq called Tuesday for "wide-based international support" to prevent Islamic State extremists from regaining a foothold in the country.

Amnesty International criticizes Brazil's far-right leader

Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:34pm

Amnesty International published an open letter Tuesday criticizing the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, saying they will lead to more homicides and deny some Brazilians their human rights.

North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:19pm

North Korea's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences that the recent U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel.

Far-right rally in Hungary amid renewed tensions with Roma

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:14pm

A small far-right party has held a rally in a rural Hungarian city, exploiting renewed tensions with some of the local Roma population.

UN says Tunisian court has decided to release UN expert

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:03pm

The U.N. said it was informed that a Tunisian appeals court decided Tuesday to release Mocef Kartas, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against Libya, who was arrested following his arrival in Tunis on March 26 on suspicion of espionage.

Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:49pm

The Russian military said al-Qaida-linked militants in northwestern Syria launched an attack on Syrian government forces Tuesday, including with tanks.

Canada delegation pressing China on detained Canadians

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:00pm

A Canadian delegation in China is pressing Chinese officials to free two detained Canadians but there has been no contact between the two nations' leaders or foreign ministers despite the worst relations between Ottawa and Beijing since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

F35-B fighters land in UK's Cyprus base for training, tests

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:00pm

Six F35-B Lightning warplanes, the U.K.'s newest fighter, arrived Tuesday at a British air base on Cyprus for training and a systems test in the aircraft's first overseas deployment.