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Sri Lankan president discusses asylum seekers in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:25pm

Sri Lanka's president has met with the Australian prime minister with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:42pm

Donald Trump will be returning to the campaign trail just a few days after he wraps up his first trip abroad as president. Trump's campaign team says he will be holding a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on June 1. It's the latest campaign-style rally Trump has mounted since his inauguration. At the end of April he marked his first 100 days in office with a rally In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network

Paisley Dodds and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:54pm

British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for the Manchester Arena attack, two officials familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.

El Salvador sentences 7 gang members for killing of 11

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:50pm

A court in El Salvador has sentenced seven gang members to 390 years each for the March 2016 killings of 11 people.

Top Venezuela prosecutor says protester killed by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:41pm

Venezuela's chief prosecutor further distanced herself from the socialist administration Wednesday, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests.

UN envoy: South Sudan seeing military action as rains arrive

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:26pm

South Sudan is experiencing significant military action and a last push to position combatant forces because the rainy season has arrived and roads will soon become unpassable for about four months, the U.N. envoy for the conflict-wracked African country said Wednesday.

The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:10pm

The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local):

Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:41pm

The father and younger brother of the suspect in the Manchester concert bombing have been detained in Libya, where anti-terror authorities said the brother confessed to knowing "all the details" of the deadly plot.

8 police officers killed by separate bomb blasts in Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:07pm

Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials said Wednesday.

Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:07pm

In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos.

On the Syrian border, Haley confronts civil war's reality

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:57pm

President Donald Trump's U.N. envoy set foot Wednesday in the no-man's-land between Syria and Turkey, witnessing the precarious transfer of aid supplies into a seemingly interminable conflict. That reality is far removed from America's years-old hope for President Bashar Assad to leave power and speedily end the civil war.

US announces sanctions on alleged Mexican heroin trafficker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:57pm

The U.S. government is imposing sanctions on alleged Mexican drug traffickers described by the Treasury Department as "major contributors to our nation's heroin epidemic."

20 men caught at Mexico resort police station held for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:48pm

Twenty men who infiltrated the police department of the Mexican resort of Zihuatanejo purportedly under the orders of a drug gang leader have been ordered held for at least six months on organized crime and weapons charges.

New York governor offers talks with Hungary on Soros school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:19pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he is ready for talks with Hungary's government on the status of Central European University, which may be forced to leave Budapest due to recent amendments to the law on higher education.

Suspected suicide bombs in Jakarta kills 3 policemen

Ali Kotarumalos, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:00pm

Two suspected suicide bombings near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital Wednesday night killed three policemen and injured ten other people, including five officers, police said.

The Latest: Brazil military protects buildings during demos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:29pm

The latest on the political crisis in Brazil (all times local):

Israel defense chief appears to confirm Trump leaked intel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:18pm

Israel's defense minister appears to have confirmed that his country's intelligence was leaked by President Donald Trump during a meeting with Russian officials this month.

Ecuador's Moreno takes office vowing to heal divisions

Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

Lenin Moreno was sworn in as Ecuador's president on Wednesday, promising to try and heal divisions stirred by a decade of polarizing leftist rule.

UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:08pm

Britain's home secretary criticized U.S. officials on Wednesday for leaking sensitive information about the inquiry into the extremist attack that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert arena.