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Pakistan asks its nationals studying in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mobs attacked foreigners

May. 18, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan asked its nationals in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mobs attacked foreigners in the capital Friday night over some unknown dispute with migrants, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. It also repatriated 140 Pakistani students from Bishkek after the violence. ...

Militia clashes rock western Libyan town. At least 1 civilian was killed, officials say

May. 18, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between government-allied militias rocked a coastal town in western Libya, trapping families inside their homes and forcing the closure of schools Saturday, officials said. At least one civilian was killed. The latest bout of violence in the chaos-stricken...

French authorities report a sixth fatality in New Caledonia violence

May. 18, 2024 12:10 PM EDT

French security forces reported another death Saturday in armed clashes in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, the sixth fatality in nearly a week of violent unrest scorching the archipelago whose indigenous population has long sought independence. The person was killed...

A mayoral candidate and 5 other people killed in gunfire at a campaign rally in southern Mexico

May. 17, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mayoral candidate and five other people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a campaign rally in the violence-wracked southern Mexico state of Chiapas, officials said. State prosecutors said a young girl was among the six people killed in the gunfire late...

Washington state trooper fatally shoots a man during a freeway altercation, police say

May. 17, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state trooper fatally shot a man with a hammer who had attacked state Department of Transportation workers along Interstate 5 north of Seattle, law enforcement officials said. Around 4 p.m. Thursday, state patrol troopers responded to a report of...

Social divisions and hostile rhetoric in Slovakia provide fertile ground for political violence

May. 17, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — When a gunman shot Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico this week, shock rippled across the Central European country — even though the pro-Russia leader himself warned that the nation was so divided that an assassination attempt was possible. Slovaks have...

Violence in New Caledonia subsides slightly as France sends reinforcements for security

May. 17, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The number of violent incidents reported in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia fell slightly on Friday, after France imposed a state of emergency following protests over voting reforms backed by the government in Paris. About 1,000 reinforcements for the...

Haiti is seeking a new prime minister. Dozens of candidates jostle for the key job

May. 17, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A weeklong search for a new prime minister of Haiti has flooded the inboxes of a transitional presidential council with dozens of candidates jostling to become the country's next leader. Political parties, business leaders, the diaspora and even...

Mexico's cartel violence haunts civilians as the June 2 election approaches

May. 17, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

HUITZILAC, Mexico (AP) — Tailed by trucks of heavily armed soldiers, four caskets floated on a sea of hundreds of mourners. Neighbors peered nervously from their homes as the crowd pushed past shuttered businesses, empty streets and political campaign posters plastering the small Mexican town of...

Haiti's crisis rises to the forefront of elections in neighboring Dominican Republic

May. 16, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

VERON, Dominican Republic (AP) — As soaring violence and political turmoil grip neighboring Haiti, the Dominican Republic will hold elections Sunday that have been defined by calls for more crackdowns on migrants and finishing a border wall dividing the countries. Politics in the...