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Violent rally in Pakistan leaves 4 police, 2 Islamists dead

Oct. 27, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Violence at an anti-France Islamist rally Wednesday in eastern Pakistan left at least four police officers and two demonstrators dead, officials said. The government deployed paramilitary troops to restore order. Thousands of supporters of an...

UN envoy says 'civil war' has spread throughout Myanmar

Oct. 27, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The outgoing U.N. envoy for Myanmar says “civil war” has spread throughout the country and the international community should consider measures aimed at replacing the military junta’s leaders with people who are more constructive and want to find a peaceful...

India slams China's new boundary law amid border tensions

Oct. 27, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India criticized China on Wednesday for passing a new land boundary law which it said could impact the two countries’ long-running border dispute. Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India expects that China will avoid...

Sudan strongman is seen as an insider with powerful allies

Oct. 27, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The general leading Sudan’s coup has vowed to usher the country to an elected government. But Abdel-Fattah Burhan has powerful allies, including Gulf nations and a feared Sudanese paramilitary commander, and he appears intent on keeping the military firmly in control. ...

Congress plans fixes for US military's AWOL weapons problems

Oct. 26, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Congress is set to force America’s armed services to keep better track of their guns and explosives, imposing new rules in response to an Associated Press investigation that showed firearms stolen from U.S. bases have resurfaced in violent crimes. Under the proposals,...

Poland plans 'radical' strengthening of its military

Oct. 26, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader presented plans Tuesday for a homeland defense bill which he said is aimed at “radically” strengthening the military as the country faces migration pressure from its eastern neighbor Belarus. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the...

Pakistan's PM approves appointment of new spy chief

Oct. 26, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday approved the appointment of the country's new spy chief, a government statement said, ending speculation about his differences with the military. The appointment of Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum as the head of the...

NC NAACP elects Maxwell as resident, unseating incumbent

Oct. 26, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An Army veteran and civil rights advocate is the new top leader of North Carolina’s NAACP, unseating the incumbent president. Deborah Dicks Maxwell of New Hanover County also is the first woman elected to the presidential post for the North...

Ex-South Korean President Roh Tae-woo dies at 88

Oct. 26, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo, a major player in a 1979 coup who later became president in a landmark democratic election before ending his tumultuous political career in prison, died in hospital on Tuesday in the capital of Seoul. He was 88. ...

2 border agents are fired for offensive Facebook posts

Oct. 25, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

Two Border Patrol agents were fired from among 60 found to have committed misconduct for participating in a private Facebook group that mocked migrants and lawmakers, investigators said Monday in the most detailed public account yet of an episode that tarnished the agency's reputation. ...