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Bombing in Myanmar city highlights escalating violence

Oct. 27, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Midday bombings near a busy government office injured at least nine people in Myanmar’s second biggest city on Wednesday, in what appeared to be the latest high-profile attack by militants opposed to the country’s military rulers. Other attacks by...

Hiroshima atomic bombing survivor Sunao Tsuboi dies at 96

Oct. 27, 2021 03:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sunao Tsuboi, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing who made opposing nuclear weapons the message of his life, including in a meeting with President Barack Obama in 2016, has died. He was 96. Tsuboi died Oct. 24 in a hospital in Hiroshima in...

Egypt's president says he won't extend state of emergency

Oct. 25, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president said Monday he will not extend the state of emergency that had been imposed across the country for more than four years. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced his decision in a Facebook post. He said the move came because “Egypt...

Uganda police investigate bus explosion that killed 1 person

Oct. 25, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police are investigating an explosion on a long-distance bus that killed one person Monday, the second fatal blast in less than 48 hours in the East African country. The bus was traveling from the capital, Kampala, to the western part of...

Unusual small pro-military rallies held in Myanmar

Oct. 25, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Rare demonstrations in support of Myanmar's military-installed government were held Monday in several of the country's towns and cities, as militants opposed to the army’s February seizure of power continued their resistance. The relatively small...

A Wyoming farewell for Marine killed in Afghanistan bombing

Oct. 24, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. fellow Marines joined hundreds of Wyoming residents to bid a final farewell at a memorial for Rylee McCollum, one of 13 U.S. servicemen killed in a suicide bombing as they guarded a gate at a chaotic Kabul, Afghanistan airport during the final U.S....

Uganda's president says deadly blast likely a terrorist act

Oct. 24, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An explosion at an eatery in Uganda's capital was an apparent terrorist act, President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday. Museveni said three people entered the eatery in a suburb of Kampala on Saturday evening and left a plastic bag whose contents...

Officials: 16 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Pakistan raids

Oct. 23, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's security forces say they killed 16 militants in separate shootouts during raids against extremists and separatists on Saturday, with two soldiers killed in the process. One raid was conducted in the Mastung area of Baluchistan...

Roadside bombing targets Taliban, kills Afghan civilians

Oct. 23, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing targeting a Taliban vehicle in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two civilians Saturday, including a child, Taliban and health officials said. Four others were wounded. Two bombs detonated as a Taliban vehicle was passing...

Alabama woman convicted in bombing of ex-boyfriend's truck

Oct. 22, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman was convicted on charges of conspiring with a friend to bomb the pickup truck of her estranged boyfriend, who survived the blast. Court records show a federal judge in Montgomery convicted Ashley Nicole Haydt, 36, of Dothan on...