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Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killed

Aug. 24, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen on motorcycles attacked a security post overnight in the northwestern Daraban Kalan area, killing two employees at a nearby gas station. Police officer Tariq Khan said Saturday that the eight militants also wounded two people in a bus getting...

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

Aug. 24, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey early Saturday after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it. The crew of the Adrian...

Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon

Aug. 23, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

PORT VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies. Brazilian forces will deploy...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 23, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Photographs shared on social media show recent fires burning in the...

2 NYC women caught in 2015 terrorism sting plead guilty

Aug. 23, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women caught in a 2015 terrorism sting involving an undercover New York Police Department officer posing as an Islamic convert pleaded guilty on Friday to charges they studied how to make bombs for a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui, both from Queens,...

Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded

Aug. 23, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An explosion Friday near a West Bank settlement that Israel said was a Palestinian attack killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and wounded her brother and father, Israeli authorities said. Initially, three Israelis were reported wounded in the blast on Friday near the Dolev settlement,...

Syria retakes territory in NW held by rebels since 2012

Aug. 23, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops seized control of a string of villages in the northern countryside of Hama province, completing their takeover of the formerly rebel-held region just south of Idlib province for the first time since 2012, the Syrian army and a war monitoring group said...

Report: West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schools

Aug. 23, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Hussaini said he first heard screaming. Then people fired guns, shooting at and killing at least one of his teachers in his northern Burkina Faso village. It's been more than a year since Hussaini has been to school. "I used to love school, to read, to count and to...

Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize Iraq

Aug. 23, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq, confirmed by U.S. officials, is threatening to destabilize security in the volatile country that has struggled to remain neutral in the conflict between Washington and Tehran. It would be the first known Israeli airstrike in Iraq...

Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attack

Aug. 23, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the wounds. Survivors described horrific scenes in which...