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Suicide bomber kills 28, wounds 150 at mosque in NW Pakistan

Jan. 30, 2023 06:12 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque within a police compound in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 28 people and wounding as many as 150 worshippers, most of them policemen, officials said. The bombing drew nationwide...

Tyre Nichols case revives calls for change in police culture

Jan. 29, 2023 21:26 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An unarmed Black man dies after a videotaped beating by police. The officers involved are fired. After a thorough review of the evidence, criminal charges are swiftly filed against the offending officers. Investigation, accountability and charges. ...

Russian shelling kills 5 in tough eastern Ukraine combat

Jan. 30, 2023 06:13 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling killed at least five people and wounded 13 others during the previous 24 hours, Ukrainian authorities said Monday as the Kremlin’s and Kyiv’s forces remained locked in combat in eastern Ukraine. The casualties included a woman who was...

Trump investigations: Georgia prosecutor ups anticipation

Jan. 30, 2023 06:20 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his allies have been put on notice by a prosecutor, but the warning didn’t come from anyone at the Justice Department. It was from a Georgia prosecutor who indicated she was likely to seek criminal charges soon in a two-year...

Blinken urges Israel-Palestinian calm as violence soars

Jan. 30, 2023 05:57 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Israel and the Palestinians on Monday to exercise restraint and ease tensions amid a spike in violence that has put the region on edge. Speaking in Cairo, just hours ahead of a two-day visit to Jerusalem and the West Bank,...

Will Europe's ban on Russian diesel hike global fuel prices?

Jan. 30, 2023 04:24 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is taking another big step toward cutting its energy ties with Russia, banning imports of diesel fuel and other products made from crude oil in Russian refineries. The European Union ban takes effect Feb. 5 following its embargo on coal and most...

Survivors of conflict to meet Pope Francis in Congo

Jan. 30, 2023 04:32 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — It took years for Marie Louise Wambale to re-establish her life after fighting between M23 and the Congolese army forced her to flee with almost nothing more than a decade ago. Like most Catholics here in eastern Congo, she hoped that Pope Francis could bring a...

Is there hope for a dying river in Kenya's growing capital?

Jan. 30, 2023 02:13 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Vultures scavenge for dead animals along a river turned sewer conduit in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Its waters turn from clear to black as it traverses informal settlements and industrial hubs. The river and its tributaries cross Kibera, known as Africa’s...

Dutch electronics giant Philips to cut 6,000 jobs worldwide

Jan. 30, 2023 02:53 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch consumer electronics and medical equipment maker Philips said Monday it is cutting 6,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years as it revealed a net loss of 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in 2022, down from a net profit of 3.3 billion euros last year. ...

Bengals' Ossai laments late hit in AFC title loss to Chiefs

Jan. 30, 2023 01:47 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Joseph Ossai stood in front of his clean-out locker inside Arrowhead Stadium, while Bengals teammate B.J. Hill stood by for support, and lamented a mistake Sunday night that could easily haunt the defensive end for the rest of his career. The Kansas City...

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China e-retailer JD.com ending sales in Thailand, Indonesia

Jan. 30, 2023 06:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc. is closing its consumer e-commerce services in Indonesia and Thailand amid intense competition in Southeast Asia. The e-commerce service will stop taking orders Feb. 15 in both countries and shut down in March, according to...

Russian shelling kills 5 in tough eastern Ukraine combat

Jan. 30, 2023 06:13 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling killed at least five people and wounded 13 others during the previous 24 hours, Ukrainian authorities said Monday as the Kremlin’s and Kyiv’s forces remained locked in combat in eastern Ukraine. The casualties included a woman who was...

Suicide bomber kills 28, wounds 150 at mosque in NW Pakistan

Jan. 30, 2023 06:12 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque within a police compound in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 28 people and wounding as many as 150 worshippers, most of them policemen, officials said. The bombing drew nationwide...

Tiger on the loose in South Africa successfully captured

Jan. 30, 2023 06:11 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African animal welfare officials on Monday successfully sedated and captured a tiger that was spotted roaming a residential area to the east of the capital Johannesburg. Guards monitoring security cameras on an office building in the Johannesburg suburb of...

Analysis: Mahomes, Hurts set for historic matchup

Jan. 30, 2023 06:01 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Black quarterbacks have come a long way in the NFL since Fritz Pollard became the first to play in the league in 1923 and Doug Williams was the first to start and win a Super Bowl following the 1987 season. Now, Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts will be the first...

Blinken urges Israel-Palestinian calm as violence soars

Jan. 30, 2023 05:57 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Israel and the Palestinians on Monday to exercise restraint and ease tensions amid a spike in violence that has put the region on edge. Speaking in Cairo, just hours ahead of a two-day visit to Jerusalem and the West Bank,...

WHO: COVID still an emergency but nearing 'inflection' point

Jan. 30, 2023 05:54 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The coronavirus remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Monday, after a key advisory panel found the pandemic may be nearing an “inflexion point” where higher levels of immunity can lower virus-related deaths. Speaking at the...

Russian embassy says North Korea lifted lockdown in capital

Jan. 30, 2023 05:52 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Russia’s embassy in North Korea says the country has eased stringent epidemic controls in capital Pyongyang that were placed during the past five days to slow the spread of respiratory illnesses. North Korea has not officially acknowledged a lockdown in...

EU watchdog seeks powers, funds for lawmaker probe body

Jan. 30, 2023 05:49 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Parliament body supervising anti-lobbying and lawmakers' conduct rules must be given the power and money to launch independent investigations into abuses in the wake of a major corruption scandal, the European Ombudsman’s office warned Monday. European...

Automakers Renault, Nissan to make cross-shareholdings equal

Jan. 30, 2023 05:48 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan and Renault have agreed to equalize the stakes they hold in each other, both sides said Monday, ironing out a source of conflict in the Japan-French auto alliance. Up to now, Renault Group has held a 43.4% stake in Nissan Motor Co., potentially giving it a...