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N. Korea fires ICBM it says is ‘significantly more’ powerful

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After 2 ½ months of relative quiet, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, claiming a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could reach Washington ...

Bali airport reopens, but volcano still spewing ash

By STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Wednesday after an erupting volcano forced its closure two days ago, but the country's president said the danger had not passed and urged anyone within the mountain's ...

Bali volcano spits ash 2 ½ miles in the sky, airport closed

By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and MARGIE MASON, Associated Press KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano with a deadly history continued to erupt Tuesday on Bali, one of the world's most popular resort islands, spitting ash 4,000 meters (2 ½ miles) high and stranding tens of thousands of tourists for ...

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar, omits ‘Rohingya’

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of discrimination and a recent military ...

Ivanka Trump’s India visit raises questions about her brand

By MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Ivanka Trump is making a significant solo outing by headlining a business conference in India, but her trip highlights questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions. Trump landed Tuesday in the ...

Pope dives into Rohingya crisis upon arrival in Myanmar

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis opened a diplomatically fraught trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh on Monday by immediately diving into the crisis over Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims: He met with the country's military chief, even before ...

Beijing evicts Chinese migrants in droves, prompting outcry

By EMILY WANG and YI-LING LIU, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Zhou Xinci left her hometown in China's struggling rust belt four years ago for Beijing with little more than the clothes on her back and a dream to one day save enough money to buy a home. That dream is now fast unraveling as ...

Indonesia volcano forces mass evacuation, shuts Bali airport

By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano on Bali that forced the island's international airport to close, stranding large numbers of travelers. Mount Agung has ...

American actress Meghan Markle to be a new kind of royal

By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — She is an entertainment figure in her own right, and an outspoken woman comfortable talking about her background and her passions. American actress Meghan Markle will be a new type of royal when she weds Prince Harry in the spring. In some ways, ...

Merkel: Stability for Germany main goal in coalition talks

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she is committed to moving ahead with initial talks on trying to forge a coalition government with the center-left Social Democrats, following the failure of negotiations with two smaller parties, adding that stability is her ...

Pope dives into Rohingya crisis upon arrival in Myanmar

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis arrived Monday on a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh to encourage their tiny Catholic communities and reach out to some of Asia's most peripheral and poor, but the big question looming was whether he would utter the word ...

Released in April, Kuwait opposition figure gets 9-year term

By HUSSAIN AL-QATARI, Associated Press KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A leading opposition figure, three serving lawmakers and dozens of others in Kuwait were sentenced to prison on Monday over protesters storming parliament in 2011, with one lawyer saying police had already begun rounding up those ...

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle to wed next year

By GREGORY KATZ and SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, fifth in line for the British throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle in the spring, palace officials announced Monday, confirming months of rumors. Markle, a humanitarian campaigner and lifestyle blogger ...

Zimbabwe judge says military action against Mugabe was legal

By FARAI MUTSAKA and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's military action leading to Robert Mugabe's resignation was legal, a High Court judge has ruled, in a key decision as the military seeks to show that its moves were not a coup. Experts said it sets ...

Egypt raises death toll in Sinai mosque attack to 305

By MAGGIE MICHAEL and HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said an attack on a mosque by militants in the country's troubled region of northern Sinai has killed 305 worshippers, including 27 children, a dramatic increase in the death toll previously ...

Pope’s place as refugee champion tested in Myanmar

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh with the international community excoriating Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" but his own church resisting the label and defending Myanmar's civilian leader Aung ...

Trump tells Turkey’s leader: US to stop arming Syrian Kurds

By SUZAN FRASER and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, President Donald Trump told the Turkish president on Friday, in a move sure to please Turkey but further alienate Syrian Kurds who bore ...

Argentina president: Search for missing sub will continue

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and ALMUDENA CALATRAVA, Associated Press MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president said Friday an international search will continue for a submarine carrying 44 crew members that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days and that the sub's ...

Chinese police detain woman suspected of abusing children

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in China detained a woman on Saturday suspected of abusing children at a Beijing kindergarten run by a U.S.-listed company in a case that has caused nationwide anger. Police in Beijing's Chaoyang district said in a statement that an investigation into a ...

Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

By SAM OLUKOYA, Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years. Police spokesman ...