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Gunman kills 35 in attack starting at Thai child care center

Oct. 06, 2022 07:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A gunman who attacked a child care center in Thailand and then fired from his car as he fled killed more than 30 people Thursday, including two dozen children, authorities said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history. The assailant, identified as...

EXPLAINER: Russia's military woes mount amid Ukraine attacks

Oct. 06, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

Even as the Kremlin moved to absorb parts of Ukraine in a sharp escalation of the conflict, the Russian military suffered new defeats that highlighted its deep problems on the battlefield and opened rifts at the top of the Russian government. The setbacks have badly dented the image...

Greece: 21 dead, dozens missing, after 2 migrant ships sink

Oct. 06, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

KYTHIRA, Greece (AP) — Bodies floated amid splintered wreckage in the water off a Greek island Thursday as the death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats rose to 21, with many still missing. The boats went down hundreds of miles apart, in one case prompting a dramatic...

N.Korea flies warplanes near S.Korea after missile launches

Oct. 06, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea flew 12 warplanes near its border with South Korea on Thursday, prompting the South to scramble 30 military planes in response, Seoul officials said. The highly unusual incident came hours after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea in its...

French writer Annie Ernaux awarded Nobel Prize in literature

Oct. 06, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — French author Annie Ernaux was awarded this year's Nobel Prize in literature for "the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory,” the Swedish Academy said Thursday. Ernaux, 82,...

Russian rockets slam into Ukrainian city near nuclear plant

Oct. 06, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Seven Russian rockets slammed into residential buildings in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia before dawn Thursday, killing one person and trapping at least five in the city close to Europe's biggest nuclear power plant, the governor of the mostly Russian-occupied...

Fetterman records show light schedule as Pa. lieutenant gov.

Oct. 06, 2022 06:07 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In his campaign for a crucial U.S. Senate seat, Democrat John Fetterman takes credit for reinventing Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor's office, transforming it from a political pit stop into a “bully pulpit” from which he's advanced progressive causes. ...

‘Our worst fears': Kidnapped baby, parents, uncle found dead

Oct. 06, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A baby girl, her parents and uncle were found dead in a central California orchard two days after they were kidnapped at gunpoint from their business, police said. “Our worst fears have been confirmed,” Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said at a Wednesday...

At least 66 US clinics have halted abortions, institute says

Oct. 06, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

At least 66 clinics in 15 states have stopped providing abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, according to an analysis released Thursday. The number of clinics providing abortions in the 15 states dropped from 79 before the June 24 decision to 13 as of Oct....

Climate Migration: Floods displace villagers in Indonesia

Oct. 05, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

MONDOLIKO, Indonesia (AP) — All the crops had died and the farmed fish had escaped their ponds. The only road to the village was flooded and the water just kept getting higher, says Asiyah, 38, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. She knew that she had to leave her home...

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Pope Bahrain trip blends Muslim outreach, Catholic ministry

Oct. 06, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Bahrain blends three of his top priorities as pope: Ministering to a tiny Catholic community, promoting dialogue with the Muslim world and fostering relations with other Christian communities, according to details released Thursday by the Vatican. ...

N.Korea flies warplanes near S.Korea after missile launches

Oct. 06, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea flew 12 warplanes near its border with South Korea on Thursday, prompting the South to scramble 30 military planes in response, Seoul officials said. The highly unusual incident came hours after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea in its...

French writer Annie Ernaux awarded Nobel Prize in literature

Oct. 06, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — French author Annie Ernaux was awarded this year's Nobel Prize in literature for "the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory,” the Swedish Academy said Thursday. Ernaux, 82,...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 06, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday it was “hard to say” whether the risk of nuclear war had increased with his military’s territorial gains, but he remains confident his Russian counterpart would not survive such as escalation in hostilities. ...

Iran airs video with 2 French citizens it claims were spying

Oct. 06, 2022 07:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Thursday published video showing two detained French citizens purportedly confessing to acting on behalf of a French security service. The scenes were published amid ongoing protests roiling the country that Tehran has sought to describe as a foreign...

Nobel Prize for literature awarded to French writer Annie Ernaux

Oct. 06, 2022 07:09 AM EDT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prize for literature awarded to French writer Annie Ernaux.

Gunman kills 35 in attack starting at Thai child care center

Oct. 06, 2022 07:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A gunman who attacked a child care center in Thailand and then fired from his car as he fled killed more than 30 people Thursday, including two dozen children, authorities said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history. The assailant, identified as...

Official: Germans using too much gas to avoid energy crisis

Oct. 06, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germans are using too much gas to avoid a potential energy “emergency” this winter, the head of Germany’s national network regulator warned Thursday. “Gas consumption increased by too much last week,” said Klaus Mueller, head of Germany’s network agency. ...

Gambia urgently recalls syrups blamed for 66 child deaths

Oct. 06, 2022 06:59 AM EDT

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia has launched an urgent door-to-door campaign to remove cough and cold syrups blamed for the deaths of more than 60 children from kidney injury in the tiny West African country. Speaking to The Associated Press, the Director of Health Dr. Mustapha...

Ukraine leader says Putin wouldn't survive nuclear attack

Oct. 06, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday it was “hard to say” whether the risk of nuclear war had increased with his military's territorial gains, but he remains confident his Russian counterpart would not survive such as escalation in hostilities. ...