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Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Mubarak

Feb. 26, 2020 6:12 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt was holding a full-honors military funeral Wednesday for the country's former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who was for decades the face of stability in the Middle East but who was ousted from power in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that swept much of the region. A few dozen Mubarak...

A shop burns as a mob sets it on fire during violence between two groups in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. At least 10 people were killed in two days of clashes that cast a shadow over U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to the country. (AP Photo)

Death toll rises to 20 from Delhi riots during Trump trip

Feb. 26, 2020 4:40 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 20 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump's first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, authorities said Wednesday. Violence between...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, near the Kremlin during the national celebrations of the 'Defender of the Fatherland Day' in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Defenders of the Fatherland Day, celebrated in Russia on Feb. 23, honors the nation's military and is a nationwide holiday. (Yuri Kochetkov/Pool Photo via AP)

Putin: Russian opposition provoked summer police violence

Feb. 26, 2020 3:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the opposition provoked police violence during mass protests in Moscow last summer, with the sole aim of showing “what kind of heroes they are and that they will protect the interests of citizens with the same zeal if they get into power.”...

Hong Kong's Financial Secretary Paul Chan delivers his annual budget speech at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.  Hong Kong's government is proposing a nearly $1,300 cash handout for each resident over 18 years old to help alleviate hardships brought on by the spreading viral outbreak and prolonged political protests.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong plans handouts, tax cuts to counter economic woes

Feb. 26, 2020 12:24 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government is proposing a nearly $1,300 cash handout for each resident over 18 years old to help alleviate hardships brought on by the spreading viral outbreak and prolonged political protests. The subsidy was among a slew of emergency measures in a budget presented to the...

This Feb. 13, 2020 photo shows a memorial for Juan Carlos Medina Serrano in his family's living room, the day his remains were buried, in Irapuato, Guanajuato state, Mexico. Armed men took the 32-year-old from his house on Dec. 3. A few days later, authorities found 19 rotting bodies buried in a backyard in a nearby town, but it took two months for them to notify his wife that her husband was one of the bodies. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Violence, industry co-exist in conservative Mexican state

Feb. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s drug war has long played out in dusty northern border cities or the poppy fields of its southern mountains, but now the killings have moved to the conservative industrial heartland state of Guanajuato, creating a strange duality: shiny new auto plants and booming...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness. Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick...

Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, center, hands out food parcels to reporters who was camped outside the palace following the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, in Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. After months of resisting pressure to hand over the premiership to his named successor, Mahathir Mohamad finally quit this week. But in a confounding twist, the 94-year-old leader emerged stronger than before, while his ruling alliance, which won a historic vote about two years ago, met its Waterloo. (AP Photo)

AP Explains: Malaysia political upheaval as leader resigns

Feb. 25, 2020 7:33 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's ruling alliance collapsed this week after 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned and dozens of lawmakers defected in an audacious attempt to form a new government. The political earthquake occurred less than two years after the alliance won a historic...

People raise their hands and drums as they rally in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposed to the Costal GasLink Pipeline, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

New rail blockades in Canada emerge as talks continue

Feb. 25, 2020 4:57 PM EST

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Protesters erected new rail blockades Tuesday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said it was working to calm tensions with a British Columbia First Nation at the heart of demonstrations disrupting train traffic across Canada. A day after police dismantled a major railway...

People gather for a protest march organized by the opposition conservative VMRO-DPMNE party, starting outside the Public Prosecutor's office and ending in front of the complex of national courts, in Skopje, North Macedonia, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Thousands of conservative opposition party supporters were marching in North Macedonia's capital Skopje late on Tuesday, accusing the outgoing leftist government for strongly influencing prosecution and court decisions. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Thousands join in North Macedonia opposition protest

Feb. 25, 2020 4:26 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters marched peacefully through North Macedonia's capital Skopje late Tuesday to protest what they claim was interference in the judiciary by the country's former prime minister. The protest to the Supreme Court building was organized by the...

FILE - In this Monday, April 10, 2017 file photo, Dylann Roof arrives to a courtroom at the Charleston County Judicial Center in Charleston, S.C., to enter his guilty plea on murder charges. The white supremacist church shooter staged a hunger strike in February 2020 while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated disproportionately harsh.” (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)

Church shooter Dylann Roof staged death row hunger strike

Feb. 25, 2020 4:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated...