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Live updates | Belarus sending troops to Ukraine border

May. 26, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Thursday he was forming a southern military command and sending battalion tactical groups to the area that borders Ukraine. Lukashenko did not give details, but battalion tactical groups typically consist of mechanized infantry including...

Yemen officials: Grenade kills 5 shoppers at fish market

May. 26, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least five civilians were killed Thursday in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden when a man dropped a hand grenade in a crowded fish market, security officials said. The explosion also wounded at least 20 shoppers at the market in Aden's district of Sheikh...

War Crimes Watch: Hard path to justice in Bucha atrocities

May. 25, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The horrific images and stories tumbling out of Ukrainian towns like Bucha in the wake of the withdrawal of Russian troops bear witness to depravity on a scale recalling the barbarities of Cambodia, the Balkans, World War II. The question now: What to do with this...

5 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes against PKK in Iraq

May. 24, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Five Turkish soldiers were killed Tuesday in clashes with Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, Turkey’s defense ministry said. Two other soldiers were wounded in the fighting. The clashes took place during Turkey’s latest cross-border offensive against the...

Iraqi officials: Attacks by IS militants kill 12 civilians

May. 24, 2022 05:46 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group killed 12 civilians and wounded at least six in two separate attacks in Iraq, apparently taking advantage of a sandstorm that sharply reduced visibility across the country, security officials said Tuesday. The attacks occurred...

Live updates | Russia accused of spreading disinformation

May. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and Britain are accusing Russia of spreading disinformation online and manipulating public opinion about the war in Ukraine and vehemently rejecting Russian claims that the West is aiming to control all information flows and define what is true or not true. ...

Mill Springs battlefield, cemetery partner for Memorial Day

May. 23, 2022 03:02 AM EDT

NANCY, Ky. (AP) — Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument and Mill Springs National Cemetery are working together to honor military service members who died in the line of duty. Memorial Day events will begin at the Mill Springs Battlefield with a remembrance ceremony at...

Peruvian town finally buries the victims of massacre

May. 20, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

ACCOMARCA, Peru (AP) — Scene of one of the worst massacres of Peru's internal conflict in the final decades of the 20th century, the town of Accomarca is closing a chapter that's been open for more than 35 years. On Friday, families of some of those killed buried the remains of...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 20, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Experts: Mars ‘doorway’ just...

Sri Lankan protesters include Tamil victims in war memorial

May. 18, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan protesters lit flames and offered prayers Wednesday remembering thousands — including ethnic Tamil civilians — killed in the final stages of the country’s decadeslong civil war, in the first-ever event where mostly majority ethnic Sinhalese openly...