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U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets Pope Francis, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
May 24, 2017 - 2:12 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 9:03 a.m. Pope Francis is meeting first lady Melania Trump, Trump's oldest daughter Ivanka, and other members of the U.S. delegation. Mrs. Trump smiled and chatted with Francis after the two warmly shook...
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A policeman stands at a checkpoint in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 as the Philippine National Police is placed under full alert status following the declaration of martial law in Mindanao southern Philippines. 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. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
May 24, 2017 - 2:11 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the Islamic State group, officials said Wednesday. President Rodrigo...
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May 24, 2017 - 2:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is shutting down its only undersea coal mine, state-run newspapers reported Wednesday, as the government struggles to rein in rising production that threatens to frustrate a planned shift to cleaner-burning fuels. The Beizao coal mine in Shandong Province will shut down in...
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This image provided by an activist who requested to remain unnamed, shows Bahraini security forces during a raid on a sit-in demonstration, in Diraz, Bahrain, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Bahrain police raided a town where the sit-in has been going on for months in support of Sheikh Isa Qassim, a prominent Shiite cleric, who had his citizenship stripped by the government. An activist said one protester was killed. Bahrain's Interior Ministry said on Twitter Tuesday that the operation targeting Diraz was to "maintain security and public order." (AP Photo)
May 24, 2017 - 12:31 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahraini police raid on the hometown of a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation has left at least five demonstrators dead and 286 people arrested in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters. The Interior Ministry said...
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May 23, 2017 - 11:38 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa rescuers have found the bodies of four climbers inside a tent on the highest camp on Mount Everest, raising the death toll this climbing season to 10, authorities said Wednesday. The bodies were found by a team of rescuers who were there to recover the body of a...
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In this Monday, May 22, 2017 photo, South Korean army's K-55 self-propelled howitzer fires during the annual exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea. South Korea's military said Tuesday, May 23, 2017, it fired warning shots at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea. (Lim Byung-shick/Yonhap via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 9:28 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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. An official from the Defense Ministry said...
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In this image made from video, Shauna Hardy, whose daughter Rihanna was at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday, speaks to the Associated Press in Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Rihanna Hardy had been looking forward to seeing Ariane Grande since she got her ticket as a Christmas gift. The 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early and her parents, Ryan and Shauna, both took the afternoon off work to make sure they would get to the concert on time - driving from Newcastle, 225 kilometers (140 miles) northeast of Manchester. Just a few minutes the show, a suspect identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi set off his suicide bomb in the foyer, near a road linking the venue to a railway station. (AP Photo)
May 23, 2017 - 8:19 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time. Her parents, Ryan and Shauna,...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2017, file photo, actor Tom Cruise arrives for the Australian premiere of his movie "The Mummy" in Sydney, Australia. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. He was appearing on the Australian morning news show “Sunrise” on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, when the anchors asked about it. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
May 23, 2017 - 7:03 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he's about to fly back in. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. Cruise made the announcement Wednesday in response to questions from anchors...
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May 23, 2017 - 6:28 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- As officials 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 a blast at a pop concert - the latest...
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A woman holds a portrait of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia, candidate to the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), as a group of supporters cheer in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday May 23, 2017. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 4:59 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the World Health Organization's new chief (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Ethiopia's prime minister, Hailemaraim Desalegn, said the election of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head the World Health Organization is a big achievement for Africa and proves Ethiopia's growing...
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