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A man reads a newspaper with the headline: 'PM in intensive care', outside St Thomas' Hospital in central London as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care fighting the coronavirus in London, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Johnson was admitted to St Thomas' hospital in central London on Sunday after his coronavirus symptoms persisted for 10 days. Having been in hospital for tests and observation, his doctors advised that he be admitted to intensive care on Monday evening. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?

Apr. 7, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The measure of a nation — its DNA, or sometimes its political system — becomes more visible when its leader is stricken in office. How to respond, and what to tell — or not tell — the populace? The hospitalization of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the first...

FILE- A 1972 file photo of Bangladesh Premier, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Police in Bangladesh on Tuesday arrested a fugitive killer of the country’s independence leader Rahman nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination, the country's home minister said. (AP Photo, File)

Bangladesh arrests fugitive killer of independence leader

Apr. 7, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh arrested a fugitive killer of the country’s independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Tuesday, nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination, the country's home minister said. Abdul Majed, a former military captain, was arrested in the capital,...

Judge rejects appeal from man convicted in al-Qaida plot

Mar. 27, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge again rejected a request from a northern Virginia man who sought to overturn his life sentence for joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate then-President George W. Bush. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was convicted in 2005. He filed a motion last year seeking a new sentence, arguing...

Doctor: State advises using diapers to protect from virus

Mar. 26, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Department of Health is advising doctors to use diapers and swim goggles to protect their faces if they cannot obtain personal protective equipment due to shortages related to the COVID-19 outbreak, a Tennessee doctor said Thursday. Dr. Sonal Gupta spoke during a video...

This photo released by the government-affiliated Media Security Cell on Thursday, March 12, 2020, shows a rocket-rigged truck launcher after a rocket attack on Camp Taji, a few miles north of Baghdad, in Rashidiya, Iraq. Iraq's military on Thursday said it opened an investigation into the rocket attack that hours earlier killed three servicemen, including two Americans, at an Iraqi base housing coalition forces that has been used as a training base for a number of years. (Media Security Cell via AP)

Iraq will investigate attack on base that killed US troops

Mar. 12, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military said Thursday it opened an investigation into a rocket attack that killed three service members, including two Americans, at an Iraqi base housing coalition forces, igniting fears of an escalation in U.S.-Iran tensions after months of detente. At least 12 coalition personnel...

Sudanese policemen stand around vehicles that were part of Prime Mister Abdalla Hamdok's motorcade in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, March . 9, 2020. Hamdok survived an assassination attempt Monday after an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital of Khartoum, Sudan's state media said. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

Sudan PM says he survived 'terror attack' in capital

Mar. 9, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's prime minister said Monday he survived a “terror attack” after an explosion and gunfire targeted his motorcade in the capital Khartoum. Abdalla Hamdok, a longtime economist, tweeted he was “safe and in good shape" following the explosion. Sudanese state TV said...

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Thousands march in memory of slain Russian opposition leader

Feb. 29, 2020 9:48 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people marched on a central Moscow boulevard Saturday in remembrance of a Russian opposition leader who was gunned down five years ago while walking on a bridge adjacent to the Kremlin. The march also protested proposed changes to the Russian Constitution that opponents suspect...

FILE - In this April 2, 2008 file photo, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks attends a meeting at the Presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt state TV said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. that the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the 2011 uprising, has died at 91. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

Feb. 25, 2020 1:36 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who was the autocratic face of stability in the Middle East for nearly 30 years before being forced from power in an Arab Spring uprising, died Tuesday, state-run TV announced. He was 91. Mubarak was a stalwart U.S. ally, a bulwark against Islamic militancy...

In this image taken from video provided by the New York Police Department a man, who the NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in identifying in connection to a police involved shooting, walks down a street on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. Two New York City police officers narrowly escaped with their lives when a gunman fired into their patrol van Saturday night, wounding one of them in an attack officials called an attempted assassination. (New York Police Department via AP)

Gunman ambushes NYC police twice in 12 hours, spawns outrage

Feb. 9, 2020 8:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman was arrested after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, authorities said, wounding two in attacks that brought outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police rhetoric. Robert Williams, 45, of the Bronx, was captured after he...

FILE - In this March 14, 2019 file photo, a woman wears a T-shirt designed with an image of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco during a memorial Mass to mark the one-year anniversary of her death, at the Candelaria Catholic Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A former military policeman being investigated for his possible involvement in the 2018 murder of Franco has been killed on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, by special police forces in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia.  (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

Suspect in slaying of Rio councilwoman killed in operation

Feb. 9, 2020 6:44 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A former military policeman being investigated for his possible involvement in the 2018 murder of a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and activist was killed by special forces Sunday in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia. Authorities had been looking for Adriano Magalhães da...