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Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows to bolster intelligence

Oct. 13, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's former defense chief, a front-runner in next month's presidential election, said Sunday that he would empower the state's intelligence sector with necessary legal cover to help secure the country in the aftermath of the deadly Easter Sunday bomb blasts. Gotabaya...

The Latest: Turkey says troops captured Syrian border town

Oct. 12, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters (all times local): 11:25 p.m. France is halting exports of any arms to Turkey that could be used in its offensive against Kurds in Syria, and wants an immediate meeting of the U.S.-led...

In Hong Kong, all trust gone between police and protesters

Oct. 12, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, "Triads!" That silver-haired women in Hong Kong no longer think twice about openly accusing officers of being in cahoots with mafia...

Turkish forces say they've captured key Syrian border town

Oct. 12, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began four days ago, with no sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism. Turkish troops entered...

Kenya: Police chief says roadside bomb kills 11 officers

Oct. 12, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police chief says a roadside bomb has killed 11 officers on the country's southern border with Somalia. Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai said Saturday the officers' patrol car was blown up on Damajale Hare Hare road near the town of Liboi. No one has claimed responsibility...

Today in History

Oct. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2019. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an attempt on her life when an Irish Republican Army bomb exploded at a hotel in Brighton, England, killing five...

Turkish forces advance in Syria as US troops come under fire

Oct. 11, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkish forces faced fierce resistance from U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters on the third day of Ankara's offensive in northern Syria as casualties mounted, international criticism of the campaign intensified and estimates put the number of those who fled the violence at 100,000....

Officials: Explosions wound 5 in east Afghanistan

Oct. 11, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of explosions on Friday in eastern Afghanistan, including one from a bombing outside a mosque, wounded five people, officials said. The explosions began shortly after 7 a.m. first targeting the house of Suhrab Qaderi, the head of the Nangarhar provincial council, said...

The Latest: German suspect shot others before being caught

Oct. 10, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the synagogue attack in Germany (all times local): 4:55 p.m. A German security official says the suspect in the synagogue attack in Halle was caught about 1½ hours after his assault started as he abandoned a stolen taxi following an accident involving a truck....

Sri Lanka governing party candidate stresses security

Oct. 10, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The presidential candidate of Sri Lanka's governing party said Thursday he will put a former army chief in charge of national security if he wins, an apparent move to counter front-runner Gotabaya Rajapaksa, whose campaign centers on security following last Easter's deadly...