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S. Korean military court convicts gay soldier over sex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:22pm

A South Korean military court has sentenced an army captain to a suspended prison term for having sex with a fellow male soldier.

4 bodies found inside tent at the highest camp on Everest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10pm

A government official and a rescue coordinator say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest.

Southeast Asian nations to coordinate against IS returnees

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:44pm

Southeast Asian and Pacific governments will hold a summit in August to coordinate against the security threat posed by homegrown Islamic militants returning from battlefields in Syria and Iraq, an Australian official said on Wednesday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:42pm

As investigators hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of the blast that killed 22 people and wounded 59. Authorities identified the bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi and arrested another suspect. The terror threat level was raised to critical, meaning armed soldiers could be deployed at public events.

Search resumes for 7 missing after fatal bus plunge in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:32pm

Rescuers on Wednesday resumed searching for seven people missing after a bus plunged into a river in mountainous northern India, killing at least 17 Hindu pilgrims.

Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

Jorge Rueda and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:32pm

Electoral officials in Venezuela are scheduling long-delayed regional elections for December, though the apparent olive branch may never come to fruition, as a special assembly to rewrite the nation's constitution is slated to take place first.

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:02pm

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that he'll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country's south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to have taken hostages.

Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:32pm

South Korea's military said an unidentified object that flew across the border from rival North Korea and prompted the South to respond with warning shots on Tuesday was probably a balloon carrying Pyongyang's propaganda leaflets.

AP Interview: Kofi Annan says Trump should talk to Iran

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:13pm

Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan said Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump should reach out and talk to Iran, which by signing a nuclear deal with six major powers and re-electing President Hassan Rouhani is trying to reach out to the world.

Uber driver charged with kidnapping Toronto woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:00pm

Toronto police say an Uber driver is facing charges after a woman was allegedly kidnapped.

Bahrain authorities say 286 people arrested in raid targeting Shiite cleric's town; five protesters killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:00pm

Bahrain authorities say 286 people arrested in raid targeting Shiite cleric's town; five protesters killed.

Animals still in cages a year after Buenos Aires zoo closure

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:45pm

The roars of lions, snorts of rhinos and trumpets of elephants still blend with the cacophony of honking buses and screeching cars passing nearby in one of the most heavily congested areas of Argentina's capital.

In Trump's private moments, it is small talk and compliments

Josef Federman and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:46pm

What do world leaders talk about when they are alone? Not much it seems.

UN: chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:32pm

A team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure "to sarin or a sarin-like substance" in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people and now wants to visit the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, a senior U.N. official said Tuesday.

UK blast: Blood, horror, shock as bomber strikes young crowd

Jill Lawless, Rob Harris and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:29pm

For a crowd of mostly young British music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a school night out enjoying cheerful high-energy pop.

The Latest: Another awkward moment between Trumps in Rome

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:30pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

Puerto Rico university chief quits ahead of arrest order

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:08pm

The head of Puerto Rico's largest public university announced on Tuesday that she has resigned just hours before she faced arrest for failing to reopen an institution that has been shut down by a student strike for nearly two months.

Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:08pm

Africa, where viruses such as HIV, Ebola and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency.

The Latest: Ethiopia's PM hails Tedros election as WHO chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:08pm

The Latest on the World Health Organization's new chief (all times local):