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North Korea seen as weak link as swine fever spreads in Asia

Oct. 16, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Korea. African swine fever, fatal to hogs but no threat to humans, has wiped out pig herds in many Asian...

Minnesota boy, 6, found safe in dark cornfield after search

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — A 6-year-old Minnesota boy who had been missing for hours was found safe early Wednesday after a volunteer used a drone with a thermal camera to help find the child in a dark cornfield more than a mile from his home. The boy, named Ethan Haus, hadn't been seen since 4:10 p.m. on...

Esper: US is not abandoning Kurds in face of Turkish attack

Oct. 11, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Pentagon officials on Friday denied the U.S. is abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive, although the future of a counterterrorism partnership with the Kurds was in grave doubt. "We have not abandoned the Kurds. Let me be clear about that,"...

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Oct. 11, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea across the wider Mideast. There was no...

Anger grows at civilian deaths by US, Afghan forces

Oct. 6, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — The workers were sleeping on the mountainside where they had spent a long day harvesting pine nuts in eastern Afghanistan. Some were in tents, others lay outside under the stars, when the U.S. airstrike tore into them. Only hours before the Sept. 19 strike, the businessman who...

Australia mum on possible swap of detainees with Iran

Oct. 6, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's attorney general on Sunday refused to comment whether a prisoner swap was behind the release of two Australians from Iran in exchange for an Iranian student who was facing extradition to the United States. The blogging couple, Jolie King and Mark Firkin, returned to...

In possible swap, Australia couple freed from Iran detention

Oct. 5, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In a possible swap, an Australian-British blogger and her fiancé returned home Saturday after being freed from a three-month detention in Iran. The couple, Jolie King and Mark Firkin, returned to Australia after all charges against them were dropped. At the same time,...

Saudi positive toward Yemeni rebels' truce

Oct. 4, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it views positively a truce called by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels, two weeks after the rebels said they were halting drone and missile attacks against the kingdom. Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said Friday on Twitter that "the...

China's 70-year parade shows global ambition as HK protests

Oct. 1, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country's global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a reminder of strains at home. Trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade U.S. defenses, a supersonic attack...

China parades its latest missiles in challenge to US, others

Oct. 1, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Military planners in Washington and elsewhere will be taking note of new missile technology displayed by China, particularly a hypersonic ballistic nuclear missile believed capable of breaching all existing anti-missile shields deployed by the U.S. and its allies. The vehicle-mounted Dong...