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Lawyer: Russian suspect denies involvement in downing MH17

Sep. 28, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of the suspects charged in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 denies any involvement and wants to speak in court to explain his version of events, his lawyer said Monday as the trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian resumed...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1994 file photo, the bow door of the sunken passenger ferry M/S Estonia is lifted up from the bottom of the sea, off Uto Island, in the Baltic Sea. The governments of Sweden, Finland and Estonia said Monday Sept. 28, 2020, they will jointly assess what that they called “new significant information” in connection with one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in 1994 that killed 852 people. (Jaakko Aiikainen/Lehtikuva FILE via AP)

3 countries to assess new info about 1994 ferry sinking

Sep. 28, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The governments of Sweden, Finland and Estonia said Monday they will jointly assess what that they called “new significant information” in connection with one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in 1994 that...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with his senior secretaries at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)

S. Korea's Moon apologizes over handling of killing by North

Sep. 28, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized for the first time Monday for the death of a man who was shot by North Korean troops last week, saying his government failed in its responsibility to safeguard a citizen. The shooting triggered outrage and criticism that Seoul...

An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Authorities said people were struck by a car and injured during a Black Lives Matter protest and counter protest about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says the injured were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was detained. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Organizer arrested after driving car into California protest

Sep. 27, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An organizer of a Southern California demonstration against racism was in jail Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after authorities say she drove through a crowd and struck two counterprotesters. Tatiana Turner, 40, was arrested Saturday in Yorba Linda after speeding from a parking...

In this image taken from a footage released by Armenian Defense Ministry on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, Armenian forces destroy Azerbaijani military vehicle at the contact line of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan has broken out around the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Defense Ministry says two Azerbaijani helicopters have been shot down. Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan also said Armenian forces hit three Azerbaijani tanks. (Armenian Defense Ministry via AP)

Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan; 18 killed

Sep. 27, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has erupted again over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the territory’s defense ministry said 16 soldiers and two civilians have been killed and more than 100 others wounded. Azerbaijan’s...

Armenia's military says it shot down 2 Azerbaijani helicopters in fighting around separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region

Sep. 27, 2020 4:03 AM EDT
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's military says it shot down 2 Azerbaijani helicopters in fighting around separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Rescue workers examine a burnt van at the accident site on a highway about 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside of Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. A passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway in southern Pakistan killed and injured some people, local media reported. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

13 killed in van fire on highway in southern Pakistan

Sep. 27, 2020 4:02 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thirteen people were killed after a passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway heading to Pakistan's port city of Karachi overnight, police said Sunday. The van fell in a ditch after it was struck by an object from another vehicle late Saturday night, said Senior...

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers arrive at a coal mine in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. More than a dozen of people died Sunday in the coal mine in southwestern China because of excessively high levels of carbon monoxide, authorities and state media said. (Huang Wei/Xinhua via AP)

Carbon monoxide kills 16 in coal mine in southwest China

Sep. 27, 2020 3:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Sixteen people died Sunday in a coal mine in southwestern China because of excessively high levels of carbon monoxide, authorities and state media said. A total of 17 people were trapped in the mine, the Chongqing municipal government said on its social media account. One person was taken to...

An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Authorities said people were struck by a car and injured during a Black Lives Matter protest and counter protest about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says the injured were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was detained. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Car injures 2 protesters during California demonstration

Sep. 26, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Two people were struck by a car and injured Saturday during a Southern California demonstration involving members of Black Lives Matter and counter-protesters. The incident occurred in the city of Yorba Linda, about 30 miles (48.2 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles....

Kansas City police officer shoots man after pursuit

Sep. 26, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri, police officer shot and wounded a man Saturday afternoon after pursuing him from a home where police had gone in response to a call about a violent incident that involved a gun, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Police went to the home after an injured...