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Afghan police official says blast at Kabul mosque kills 2

May. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded during weekly prayers Friday at a mosque in an eastern part of Kabul, killing two people, including the prayer leader, and wounding 16, officials said. According to Kabul police chief's spokesman, Basir Mujahid, the bomb was concealed in the microphone used to...

Malawi peacekeeper awarded UN medal for bravery posthumously

May. 24, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres awarded the United Nations' highest medal for bravery on Friday to a peacekeeper from Malawi who saved a wounded comrade in the Ebola-stricken region of eastern Congo and was then killed by rebel fire. Guterres called the late Private Chancy Chitete...

Official: 29 inmates killed in Venezuelan jail riot

May. 24, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A showdown between armed inmates and guards in an overcrowded cellblock of a Venezuelan jail Friday left at least 29 prisoners dead, an official said. The clash started when inmates, many armed, refused to let authorities enter, fearing they would be robbed, said Humberto Prado of...

WWII researcher: Sea wreck must be plane of US MIA pilot

May. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wreckage on the ocean floor near a Japanese island must be from a fighter-bomber that crashed in 1945 with an American pilot who is still listed as missing in action, according to a World War II researcher who recently visited the crash site. The aircraft, lying on coral reef about 70...

US beefing up forces in Middle East to counter Iran

May. 24, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon officials...

The Latest: US blames Iran for tanker bombings, Iraq attack

May. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran tensions (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. Vice Admiral Michael Gilday says the U.S. has a high...

Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

May. 24, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — A "low force" blast hit a busy pedestrian street Friday in the French city of Lyon, injuring seven people as it shattered the glass from a refrigerated shop cooler in a bakery, a local official said. France's anti-terrorist office opened an inquiry into the blast and the anti-terrorism...

Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

May. 24, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has been considering pardons for several American military members accused of war crimes, including headline-grabbing cases of shooting unarmed civilians and killing an enemy captive. Trump, leaving the White House for a trip to Japan, said he...

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric hold sit-ins against war

May. 24, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of an Iraqi populist Shiite cleric held sit-ins around Iraq on Friday night, saying their country should not be a battlefield between the United States and Iran. The sit-ins come days after a rocket slammed into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile...

Trump cites Iran to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sales

May. 24, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified Congress of the decision to use an emergency loophole in the...