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Israel, Islamic Jihad cease fire after heavy Gaza fighting

Nov. 14, 2019 3:38 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and the militant Islamic Jihad group in Gaza reached a cease-fire on Thursday to end the heaviest Gaza fighting in months that killed at least 34 Palestinians, including three women and eight children, and paralyzed parts of Israel. Islamic Jihad spokesman Musab al-Berim...

Gunmen kill senior police official in northwest Pakistan

Nov. 14, 2019 3:02 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle, killing a senior counter-terrorism officer and wounding his driver and a passer-by before fleeing the scene. Police chief Zahur Babar Afridi in northwestern city of Peshawar says deputy superintendent of police, Ghani...

Power struggle in Bolivia: Añez at home vs Morales in exile

Nov. 14, 2019 12:05 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Where does the power line stand in crisis-torn Bolivia? Jeanine Añez, the Senate leader who has claimed the interim presidency of the Andean country, seems to have the backing of the police, the military and the Roman Catholic Church. But even in self-exile in Mexico after...

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...

Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

Nov. 13, 2019 11:01 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital Wednesday as the woman who claimed the presidency, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post because of a power vacuum, faced challenges to her leadership from supporters of the ousted Evo Morales. A day after Jeanine Añez...

Esper: US could alter military drills to boost NKorea talks

Nov. 13, 2019 2:23 PM EST

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that he is open to the possibility of altering American military activities in South Korea if it would help advance a diplomatic deal with North Korea to eliminate its nuclear program. In an interview with reporters flying...

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...

Judge bans border activist from mentioning Trump in trial

Nov. 13, 2019 1:47 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the second...

Judge bans border activist from mentioning Trump in trial

Nov. 12, 2019 7:26 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the second...

The Latest: Opening statements held in activist's trial

Nov. 12, 2019 7:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial against a border activist accused of harboring immigrants (all times local): 5 p.m. Attorneys have delivered opening statements in the retrial of an Arizona border activist after a federal judge banned the defense from mentioning President Donald Trump...