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  • Ferry collides with yachts, runs aground on Isle of Wight

    LONDON (AP) — A ferry has collided with at least two yachts and ran aground while trying to berth at a harbor on the Isle of Wight off southern England. The ferry company Red Funnel said the ferry is “aground but is watertight.” The coast guard said 56 passengers onboard are safe and well, but […]
  • Maldives’ top court dismisses outgoing president’s petition

    MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives’ top court on Sunday dismissed the outgoing president’s petition seeking an annulment of last month’s presidential election result. The five-member Supreme Court ruled that the election was conducted within the law. No other details were immediately known. The Election Commission had declared opposition alliance candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih the […]
  • Scottish leader pulls out of media event featuring Bannon

    LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of an Edinburgh conference because former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the event. In a tweet Saturday, Sturgeon said she believes “passionately in free speech” but declares she “would not be part of any process that risks legitimizing or […]
  • Russians denounce Trump’s intended nuke treaty withdrawal

    MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says President Donald Trump’s intention to withdraw from a landmark treaty on nuclear weapons is a perilous move. A Russian senator in turn said the U.S. leaving the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty would seriously undermine nuclear non-proliferation efforts. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as telling […]
  • The Latest: Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, which were extended into a second day after technical issues led to hours of delays at voting stations (all times local): Noon Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least 11 civilians in the eastern Nangarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial […]
  • 3 rebels, 5 civilians die in Kashmir amid battle, clashes

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three suspected rebels were killed in a gunbattle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and five civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting was over, officials and residents said. The fighting erupted after troops cordoned off a village in the southern Kulgam area […]
  • Australia PM says business as usual despite minority gov’t

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday rejected calls for an early election despite the likelihood of his coalition government losing its majority after a weekend by-election. Morrison’s Liberal Party, the senior half of the ruling coalition, conceded defeat Saturday in a by-election for the former Sydney seat of Malcolm Turnbull, who […]
  • Local vote in Poland tests support for ruling conservatives

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish voters were casting ballots in local elections Sunday that were the first nationwide test of support for the conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. The election is for offices from city mayors to village councilors. The ruling right-wing Law and […]
  • China says top Macau official falls to death from building

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s head representative to Macau died after a fall from his residential building, the central government said Sunday. Zheng Xiaosong, the director of China’s liaison office in semiautonomous Macau, was suffering from depression, according to the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China’s State Council. Zheng, 59, died on Saturday evening […]
  • Eastern China coal mine accident kills 2, leaves 18 trapped

    BEIJING (AP) — Two people died and 18 were trapped in a coal mine in eastern China on Sunday after a rock burst destroyed part of a mining tunnel, state broadcaster China Central Television reported. The spontaneous fracturing of rock — a kind of earthquake induced by excavation — took place around 11 p.m. Saturday […]