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District seeks principal's firing after most annoying trophy

Jun. 12, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A school district in northwestern Indiana says it's seeking to fire a principal after a special needs teacher awarded an 11-year-old autistic student a trophy naming him the "most annoying male" of the school year. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the update from Gary Community...

India, Sri Lanka agree to step up anti-terrorism efforts

Jun. 9, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage Sunday to the more than 250 Sri Lankans killed in the Easter suicide bombings, and agreed with Sri Lanka's leaders to step up cooperation to combat terrorism. Modi, on his first overseas tour since being reelected this spring,...

Modi visits Maldives, signaling India's return as key ally

Jun. 8, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first overseas trip since being elected to a second term by traveling to the Maldives, where the new president pledged closer ties with New Delhi in a departure from his predecessor's pro-China policy. Modi met with Maldivian President...

Indiana teacher awards autistic boy 'annoying male' trophy

Jun. 4, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A school district in northwestern Indiana has issued an apology after a special needs teacher awarded an 11-year-old autistic student a trophy naming him the "most annoying male" of the school year. The Bailly Preparatory Academy teacher gave the boy the trophy May 23 during a fifth-grade...

Maldives ex-president elected parliament speaker

May. 28, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' parliament has overwhelmingly voted the country's first democratically elected president as the speaker of the house. Mohamed Nasheed received 67 votes from among 87 members. His rival received 17 votes past midnight Tuesday. The speaker also has a role in the Judicial...

Maldives court annuls ex-VP's conviction in boat explosion

May. 20, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A Maldives court on Monday set aside the conviction and 15-year prison term given the former vice president on allegations he conspired to assassinate former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom. The High Court annulled the Criminal Court's conviction of Ahmed Adeeb and ordered a new...