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  • Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines…

  • AP investigation prompts new round of slave rescues

    Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still being sought in response to an Associated Press report that included…

  • Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack

    SYDNEY (AP) — A surfer was seriously injured as he repeatedly punched a shark that mauled him off the Australian east coast on Friday, less than a week after a fatal attack, police and a…

  • Former top Chinese general suspected of corruption

    BEIJING (AP) — China has expelled a former top general from the ruling Communist Party over corruption accusations as President Xi Jinping’s campaign to root out graft in the government and military churns onward. Guo…

  • Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban

    Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban’s leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan. Mullah Mansoor’s closeness to Islamabad could be crucial…

  • China accuses US of ‘militarizing’ South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry on Thursday accused the U.S. of militarizing the South China Sea as Beijing makes increasingly bold moves to assert its claim to virtually all of the sea’s waters, islands…

  • Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar’s death, choose successor

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed…

  • Landslides bury Nepal villages, killing at least 30 people

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Landslides caused by heavy rains buried several mountain villages in Nepal on Thursday, killing at least 30 people, and bad weather was hampering the search for others, authorities said. Rescuers pulled…

  • India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country’s worst terrorist attack.…

  • Afghan Taliban release statement from ‘family’ of Mullah Omar confirming his death

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan Taliban release statement from ‘family’ of Mullah Omar confirming his death.

  • Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower as investors respond to some disappointing results from U.S. companies. Procter & Gamble slid almost 3 percent in early trading Thursday after reporting that its sales fell…

  • AP NewsAlert

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan Taliban officials confirm leader Mullah Omar’s death, say council has elected successor.

  • For North Korea, Iran-style nuclear deal not an option

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran’s development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has…

  • Myanmar pardons China loggers among nearly 7,000 prisoners

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life in prison for illegal logging were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that included nearly 7,000 prisoners. Others who…

  • Afghan official: Drone strike kills 20 members of IS group

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the governor…