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Military-backed party leads Thailand's post-coup election

Mar. 24, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power, helped by an electoral system tilted in the military's favor. With 93 percent of votes...

New Zealand attack note left at fire at California mosque

Mar. 24, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday. Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before...

Serbia, Kosovo mark start of NATO intervention 20 years ago

Mar. 24, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade on Sunday commemorated the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo hailed the beginning of its national liberation. The staunchly opposed views of the two former war foes reflect...

UK PM May faces heavy pressure to step down to save Brexit

Mar. 24, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Embattled Prime Minister Theresa May was scrambling Sunday to win over adversaries to her Brexit withdrawal plan as key Cabinet ministers denied media reports that they were plotting to oust her. May spent the afternoon ensconced in a crisis meeting at her country residence Chequers with...

US backed Syrian force clears area retaken from IS

Mar. 24, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters cleared explosives in the last area retaken from the Islamic State group on Sunday and arrested a number of militants hiding in tunnels, a day after declaring military victory and the end of the extremists' self-styled caliphate. The U.S.-led coalition said the...

Correction: Army Base-Training Exercises story

Mar. 24, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story March 23 about upcoming training at a base in Alaska, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the program is for soldiers. The training is for airmen, not soldiers. A corrected version of the story is below: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson begins training exercise...

Kurds to be key swing vote in Turkey's local elections

Mar. 24, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Millions of Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining the fate of Turkey's March 31 local elections, as a pro-Kurdish party has made the strategic decision to send votes to an opposition rival to challenge the ruling party in key races in Istanbul and Ankara. The Peoples' Democratic...

Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UN

Mar. 24, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the U.N. said, as new video emerged Sunday showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes. An ethnic Dogon militia already blamed for scores of attacks in central Mali over the...

The Latest: Leader of oldest Thai political party resigns

Mar. 24, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Thailand's general election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The leader of Thailand's oldest political party has resigned after his party's poor showing in the country's general election. Abhisit Vejjajiva, a former prime minister, announced his resignation after an unofficial but...

German family to give $11M after hearing extent of Nazi past

Mar. 24, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany's richest families, whose company owns a controlling interest in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread, Pret a Manger and other well-known businesses, plans to donate millions to charity after learning about their ancestors' enthusiastic support of Adolf Hitler and use of forced...