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Florida police search for 3 gunmen who wounded 9 at crowded beach on Memorial Day

May. 30, 2023 13:13 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Police launched a search Tuesday for three suspects they believe to be the gunmen who opened fire along a crowded Florida beachside promenade on Memorial Day, wounding nine people and sending others frantically running for cover. Hollywood police sought the...

NATO to send 700 more troops to Kosovo to help quell violent protests

May. 30, 2023 13:06 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that the military organization will send 700 more troops to northern Kosovo to help quell violent protests after clashes with ethnic Serbs there left 30 international soldiers wounded. “We have decided...

Indian wrestlers delay plan to throw medals into Ganges River as part of sexual abuse protest

May. 30, 2023 12:43 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top wrestlers held off from throwing their medals into the country's sacred Ganges River on Tuesday — as part of an ongoing protest against sexual harassment — after a community leader intervened and persuaded them against doing so. The wrestlers, who...

Crowd in China clashes with police over plans to demolish mosque

May. 30, 2023 08:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is calling on protesters to turn themselves in after a crowd clashed with police over plans to demolish a mosque in the country's southwest as President Xi Jinping’s government tightens control over religion and society. Protesters threw water...

Why do Kosovo-Serbia tensions persist?

May. 30, 2023 07:25 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared anew this weekend after Kosovo’s police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region’s north and seized local municipality buildings. There have been violent clashes between Kosovo’s police and NATO-led...

Today in History: May 30, Joan of Arc burned at the stake

May. 30, 2023 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 30, the 150th day of 2023. There are 215 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 30, 1989, student protesters in Beijing erected a “Goddess of Democracy” statue in Tiananmen Square (the...

Belarus has no immediate plans to adopt Russian currency, its strongman leader Lukashenko says

May. 29, 2023 14:12 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarus and Russia have no plans to adopt a joint currency in the near future, Belarus’ strongman leader announced on Monday. Speaking at a meeting with the head of Russia’s central bank, Alexander Lukashenko said that introducing the Russian ruble in...

Bola Tinubu sworn in as Nigeria's president amid hopes, skepticism

May. 29, 2023 12:42 PM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — Bola Tinubu became Nigeria's president on Monday during a period of unprecedented challenges for Africa’s most populous country, leaving some citizens hopeful for a better life and others skeptical that his government would perform better than the one he succeeded. ...

Saudi Arabia executes 2 Bahraini men over militant activities; Amnesty called trial 'grossly unfair'

May. 29, 2023 10:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said it executed two Bahraini men on Monday after being convicted of belonging to a militant group wanting to destabilize the two Mideast kingdoms. Amnesty International and other rights groups have criticized their trial as being grossly unfair. ...

Hong Kong court rejects publisher Jimmy Lai's bid to terminate his national security trial

May. 29, 2023 07:56 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Monday rejected a jailed publisher’s request to terminate his national security trial, pressing ahead with a landmark case seen as part of Beijing's crackdown on the city's pro-democracy movement. Jimmy Lai, the 75-year-old founder of the...