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Key factors in Sri Lanka’s presidential election

Nov. 13, 2019 11:16 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans are voting Saturday for a new president after weeks of campaigning that largely focused on national security and religious extremism in the backdrop of the deadly Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday. THE ELECTION Nearly 16 million people are...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 13, 2019 8:55 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

Suicide bomber attacks Indonesian police station, wounding 6

Nov. 13, 2019 5:51 AM EST

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a busy police station in Indonesia's third-largest city on Wednesday, wounding at least six people. The attack came during a counterterrorism crackdown and as authorities were on heightened alert for possible attacks against police and places of...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 12, 2019 6:44 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

Police say California home deaths were murder-suicide

Nov. 9, 2019 1:30 AM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man fatally shot his visiting mother, a dog and himself in a Southern California home where a written bomb threat triggered an evacuation of neighbors, police said Friday. The killings took place at a house in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley on Thursday. Police believe it...

The Latest: Police: 2 dead in California murder-suicide

Nov. 8, 2019 1:06 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two people found dead in a Southern California home where there was a bomb threat (all times local): 10 a.m. Police say the deaths of two people in a suburban Southern California home are the result of a murder-suicide. Cmdr. Steve Shorts says Friday that a man...

The Latest: UN chief says remember victims of terrorism

Oct. 28, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments following President Donald Trump's announcement that U.S. forces in Syria killed the Islamic State group's leader (all times local): 8:45 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the death of the Islamic State group's leader is a moment to remember the...

Kentucky gov's race stirs clash over casino suicide claims

Oct. 27, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Entering the final days of Kentucky's bitter race for governor, Republican incumbent Matt Bevin exposed himself to a new attack by flatly denying his recorded claim that suicides happen nightly in casinos. Telling a debate audience Saturday night that the truth matters, Bevin...

Al-Baghdadi's death a blow, but IS has survived other losses

Oct. 27, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marks the demise of one of the most brutally effective jihadist leaders of modern times — a man who commanded tens of thousands of fighters from around the world, carved out a territorial caliphate in the Middle East and refined a...

2 bombs in eastern Afghanistan kill 7, including a child

Oct. 25, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide attack on Friday targeted a convoy carrying officials from Afghanistan's intelligence service, killing five people including a child in eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial governor's spokesman said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the explosion in...