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Gunman blasted through door, lingered for about 30 minutes

May. 19, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said. Dmitrios Pagourtzis fired again through the wooden part...

Colombia ex-rebel halts hunger strike as extradition lingers

May. 19, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former rebel ideologue who helped craft Colombia's 2016 peace deal has suspended a 41-day hunger strike after a special peace tribunal cast doubt on his expected extradition to the U.S. on drug charges. Seuxis Hernandez said in a letter read Saturday by a member of the political...

Kashmir shuts down to protest Indian leader Modi's visit

May. 19, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Separatist leaders called for a shutdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a daylong visit to review development work and inaugurate road projects. The visit came a day after archrivals India and Pakistan shelled each other's...

Egypt says prominent socialist activist arrested

May. 19, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist and labor rights lawyer has been arrested on an array of charges including belonging to an outlawed group. The officials said Haytham Mohamedeen, arrested on Friday, is a member of the Revolutionary Socialists movement. Amnesty International...

North Korea demands South Korea send back restaurant workers

May. 19, 2018 7:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday reiterated its demands for South Korea to send back 12 North Korean restaurant workers who came to the South in 2016, saying such a move would demonstrate Seoul's willingness to improve relations. The statement by North Korea's Red Cross came a week after...

Palestinians: 2 wounded from Israeli border fire have died

May. 19, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's health ministry says two Palestinians have died days after they were shot and wounded by Israeli gunfire during border protests. The ministry says Saturday the two, aged 20 and 58 respectively, had been in critical condition. The two were shot on Monday, when Israeli...

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

May. 18, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control....

Protesters target lawyer who ranted against Spanish speakers

May. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariachi bands sang "La Cucaracha" and other Mexican songs during protests on Friday in front of the apartment building and the former office of a lawyer caught on video ranting against Spanish-speaking workers. Demonstrators outside the Manhattan office building demanded the disbarment of...

Gaza border protests resume as UN calls for inquiry

May. 18, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians resumed their fiery protests at Gaza's border with Israel on Friday as a U.N. human rights body criticized Israel for the "disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force" that killed at least 59 Palestinians earlier this week. Israel condemned the resolution by...

Kuwait urges UN to condemn Israel and protect Palestinians

May. 18, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kuwait is urging the Security Council to condemn Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians "in the strongest terms," especially in the Gaza Strip, and to deploy an international force to protect civilians. A draft resolution by Kuwait, which is the Arab representative on the...