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  • The Latest: Afghan official says at least 3 killed in south

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence (all times local): 10:25 a.m. An Afghan official says at least three security personnel have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, said a car bomber early Saturday […]
  • Several bombs set off around troubled Myanmar state, 1 hurt

    BANGKOK (AP) — One of several bombs targeting government offices and other places in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state exploded Saturday morning, injuring a police officer, authorities said. In all, three bombs exploded and three unexploded devices were seized in Sittwe, the state capital. One of the explosions was in front of a high-ranking government official’s […]
  • Official: Suicide bomber kills 1 in diplomatic area in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least one person and injured six in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, an Afghan official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the attack took place in the Shash Darak area of Kabul, near NATO headquarters and not far from […]
  • Bishop at heart of abuse cover-up claims testifies in Chile

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Chilean bishop accused of covering up sex abuse by a pedophile priest has testified before a Vatican mission looking into the allegations, a priest involved in the interviews said Friday. Bishop Juan Barros has been among those interviewed by the team, said the Rev. Jordi Bertomeu, who has been handling […]
  • Iranian official panned for rights abuses to visit UN body

    GENEVA (AP) — An upcoming visit to the United Nations’ top human rights body by Iran’s justice minister is attracting criticism since the European Union has issued sanctions against him for rights violations. Critics say Seyyed Alireza Avaei has no place before the Human Rights Council. He’s among roughly 100 dignitaries expected to attend a […]
  • Money-laundering watchdog: Close North Korean banks

    PARIS (AP) — The watchdog that monitors global and illicit misuse of funds cited North Korea as a top source of “ongoing and substantial” money laundering and terrorist financing in a report issued Friday, and urged countries to keep North Korea at arm’s length and close its banks. The Financial Action Task Force said in […]
  • The Latest: Al-Shabab claims Somalia blasts that kill 18

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on the attack in Somalia’s capital (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility for the twin blasts in Mogadishu that have killed at least 18 people and injured 20 others. Al-Shabab made the claim late Friday via its Andalus radio arm. The explosions […]
  • Singapore-flagged tanker attacked off Somalia but escapes

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An international anti-piracy force says a Singapore-flagged chemical tanker has exchanged fire with attackers off the coast of Somalia before escaping unharmed. The European Union anti-piracy force says in a statement that the MT Leopard Sun was attacked by two skiffs early Friday about 160 nautical miles off central Somalia. A […]
  • 8 charged in murder of wildlife conservationist in Tanzania

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A U.S.-based wildlife conservation group says authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged eight people for the murder of the group’s co-founder Wayne Lotter, who was shot in Dar es Salaam last year. The PAMS Foundation on Friday congratulated police and prosecutors in the East African nation and said it is relieved […]
  • Mexico finds 103 migrants abandoned in freight trailer

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration agents say they have found 103 Central American migrants in a freight trailer left by a roadside near the U.S. border. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said Friday the trailer was found near Ciudad Camargo, across the border from Rio Grande City, Texas. The container had apparently been abandoned by […]