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Australia, Holland, Russia start talks over downed MH17

Mar. 26, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The Netherlands and Australia have confirmed three-way talks with Russia have begun over the ongoing criminal investigation into the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in 2014. The two countries announced last year they were holding Russia responsible for providing the missile...

Chinese student found alive after being kidnapped in Canada.

Mar. 26, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

MARKHAM, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police say a Chinese student who was abducted in the Toronto area has been found. Const. Andy Pattenden with York Regional Police said Wanzhen Lu showed up at a house looking for help in what's called cottage country in Ontario. He has minor injuries and was treated in...

Australian reporters charged over Pell gag order violations

Mar. 26, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Some of Australia's highest-profile journalists face possible prison sentences and large media organizations could be fined after being ordered to appear in court next month for allegedly breaching a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges of...

Commemoration of Brazil's military coup causes anger, unease

Mar. 26, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America's largest nation, with social groups organizing protests and the federal prosecutors' office saying the call "deserves social and political...

Australian party accused of asking US gun lobby for money

Mar. 26, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Tuesday accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was responding to an Al Jazeera documentary that reported...

The Latest: Israeli aircraft bomb Hamas militant targets

Mar. 26, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Palestinian witnesses say Israeli aircraft are striking Hamas militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip. The late-night strikes on Tuesday follow a rocket launched from Gaza that set off air-raid sirens in...

Smollett case focused unwanted attention on Chicago police

Mar. 26, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The surprise decision by prosecutors to drop charges against Jussie Smollett angered Chicago's police superintendent and mayor, who said the alleged hoax was costly to investigate and dragged the city's reputation through the mud. It also focused attention on a police department that has...

True to form, Avenatti attacks Nike a day after arrest

Mar. 26, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker — without evidence — of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S. custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. In a string of posts on...

Duterte asks why critical ex-police officer 'is still alive'

Mar. 26, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday accused a dismissed police colonel, who had publicly criticized him and his deadly anti-drug campaign, of criminal involvement and said he wanted to know why the former officer "is still alive." In a late-night televised speech,...

Prosecutors dismiss charges against Smollett, draw backlash

Mar. 26, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Infuriating Chicago's mayor and police chief, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after the "Empire" actor accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself agreed to let the city keep his $10,000 in bail. But he maintained his innocence and...