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China sends 39 warplanes toward Taiwan, largest in new year

Jan. 24, 2022 00:58 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan in its largest such sortie of the new year, continuing a pattern that the island has answered by scrambling its own jets in response. The formation Sunday night included 24 J-16 fighter jets and 10 J-10 jets, among other...

Gunfire near home of Burkina Faso's leader after army mutiny

Jan. 23, 2022 19:08 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunfire rang out late Sunday near the home of Burkina Faso's embattled President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, raising the specter that a military coup might still be under way after mutinous soldiers seized a military base earlier in the day. ...

Texas DPS officer dies after traffic accident near border

Jan. 23, 2022 17:54 PM EST

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — A Texas Department of Public Safety officer has died after being involved in a single vehicle traffic accident near the U.S.-Mexico border while working with the U.S. Border Patrol. Special Agent Anthony Salas was helping transport six individuals who had...

Maine National Guard troops return from deployment to Africa

Jan. 23, 2022 15:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 100 soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard’s B Company have returned home from a 10-month deployment to Africa. Senior leaders greeted the soldiers on the flight line Saturday before they marched inside to music the 195th Maine Army National...

Gaza's Hamas rulers play down pro-Iran demonstration

Jan. 23, 2022 13:21 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers on Sunday tried to distance themselves from a protest staged by a pro-Iranian militant group that harshly attacked Saudi Arabia over its role in Yemen’s civil war. During Saturday’s demonstration by Islamic Jihad,...

UAE bans flying of recreational drones after fatal attack

Jan. 23, 2022 10:19 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has banned the flying of drones in the country for recreation after Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed a fatal drone attack on an oil facility and major airport in the country. As of Saturday, drone hobbyists and other...

International aid reaches Tonga with clean water, supplies

Jan. 23, 2022 04:45 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Aid flights from Australia, Japan and New Zealand carrying food, water, medical supplies and telecommunications equipment landed in Tonga over the weekend, as the Pacific nation grapples with the aftermath of an underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami. ...

Witnesses report heavy gunfire at military base in Burkina Faso's capital; government denies army takeover

Jan. 23, 2022 04:44 AM EST
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Witnesses report heavy gunfire at military base in Burkina Faso's capital; government denies army takeover.

Britain says Russia seeking to replace Ukraine government

Jan. 22, 2022 20:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration, and said former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate. Murayev is head of the small pro-Russian...

German navy chief resigns following Ukraine comments

Jan. 22, 2022 19:17 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the German navy resigned late Saturday after coming under fire at home and abroad for comments he made on Ukraine and Russia. Speaking at an event in India on Friday, vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach had said Ukraine would not regain the Crimean...