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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Stranded people leave flooded airport after typhoon in Japan

People stranded at a flooded offshore airport overnight returned by boat and bus to the Japanese mainland Wednesday after a typhoon swept across part of Japan’s main island.


U.N. anti-graft investigator barred from re-entering Guatemala

The head of a U.N.-backed commission probing corruption in Guatemala was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, further defanging the investigative body days after President Jimmy Morales announced he would …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Fragments found in Brazil museum fire provide some hope

Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

White House warns Syria against chemical weapons use

The White House warned Syria’s President Bashar Assad on Tuesday that if he chooses to use chemical weapons, the U.S. and its allies “will respond swiftly and appropriately,” pushing back …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Taliban: Founder of Haqqani network dies inside Afghanistan

The Taliban say the Afghan Haqqani network founder, Jalaluddin Haqqani, an ex- U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died after years of ill health.


Mexican president blames state, local police for crime surge

In his final state of the union address Monday, outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto blamed surging violent crime in Mexico on the inability of state and local police to handle …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Recriminations fly after fire roars through Brazilian museum

Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum on Monday, a day after fire roared through the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed …


Global debt soars, along with fears of crisis ahead

Ten years after the worst financial panic since the 1930s, growing debt burdens in key developing economies are fueling fears of a new crisis that could spread far beyond the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 9:41 a.m.

First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer

A Chinese kindergarten principal has apologized after allowing a pole dancer to perform on the school’s opening day.


Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail

A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling that comes as international criticism mounts over the military’s …


Hope and caution in North Korea as Kim Jong Un shifts gears

North Korea is pushing ahead with a new strategy of economic development and the intensified diplomacy with China, South Korea and the United States that such a move requires. But …


Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predated pharaohs

Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.


‘Ghost ship’ spotted off coast of Burma

A ‘ghost ship’ was first sighted off the coast of Burma in the Yangon region the week of Aug. 26, and ran aground Thursday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

‘Trump Baby’ was part of massive protests in London; ‘Bikini Khan’ is a more subdued affair

When a balloon depicting President Donald Trump in a diaper took flight over London in July, it was the start of a day of protests in which tens of thousands …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Palestinians condemn U.S. ending funding for U.N. refugee agency

The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is “an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people,” …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Amsterdam: ‘Terrorist motive’ alleged in attack on Americans

A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a “terrorist motive” for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday.


Pope decries ‘emergency’ of plastics blighting world’s seas

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Saturday called for concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans, lamenting the lack of effective regulation to protect the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:37 a.m.

Lana Del Rey nixes Israel concert after Palestinian pressure

Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics

Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following the success of the Asian Games held there over the past two weeks, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a surprise …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:22 a.m.

Far-right groups hope to build German force in joint protest

Emboldened far-right activists in Germany hope to make a Saturday protest a pivotal event in which clusters of nationalists – from lawmakers to Hitler-saluting skinheads – come together as a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

U.S. ends funding of U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees

The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Nicaragua to expel U.N. team after critical report

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of …


Guatemala president shuts down U.N. anti-corruption commission

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Friday shut down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that has pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes – including one pending against him over purported …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

Trump to stump for one-time rival Cruz in Texas in October

President Donald Trump says he’ll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Ukraine separatists say leader killed in cafe bombing

A blast in a war-themed cafe in eastern Ukraine on Friday killed the most prominent leader of the Russia-backed separatists who have fought Ukrainian forces since 2014, rebel officials said.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:37 a.m.

Former Australian prime minister quits Parliament

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from Parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular conservative government.


Syria rebels destroy bridges in anticipation of offensive

Syrian opposition fighters blew up bridges Friday linking areas they control to government-held territories in northwestern Syria in anticipation of a military offensive against their last stronghold in the country, …


Angela Merkel wraps up Africa visit in Nigeria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday was wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe’s and Africa’s largest economies focusing on migration.


Uganda opposition pop star blocked from flying to U.S. for aid

Protests erupted in Uganda’s capital on Friday after police blocked a pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker from leaving for the United States for treatment after alleged torture while in detention, while the …


Australian filmmaker arrested at Cambodian rally convicted of spying

An Australian filmmaker arrested after flying a drone to photograph a Cambodian opposition party rally last year was convicted of spying and sentenced to six years in prison Friday.