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Man plows van into crowd by London mosque, killing one and injuring 10

LONDON (AP) — In an attack that British Muslims say was aimed directly at them, a man plowed a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early today, injuring 10 people. London police are investigating it as a terrorist incident. Police said another man died at ...

US student freed by North Korea in a coma dies

CINCINNATI (AP) — Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said. The 22-year-old "has completed his journey home," relatives said in a statement. They did not cite a ...

Seven die in Navy destroyer collision

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. Navy has identified the seven sailors who died when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan on Saturday. Seven crew members were unaccounted for after the collision flooded berths with seawater. Navy divers recovered the bodies after the ...

Cuba rejects ‘hostile rhetoric’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cuban government is rejecting what it calls the “hostile rhetoric” of President Donald Trump’s speech announcing a new U.S. policy toward the island, but says it is willing to continue “respectful dialogue” with the U.S. on topics of mutual interest. In a ...

Russia claims IS leader killed

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on ...

Brazil’s Temer gets big victory

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top electoral court gave embattled President Michel Temer a big victory late Friday, voting to reject allegations of campaign finance violations that could have removed him from office. After four days of deliberations, judges voted 4-3 in a case that many ...

Attacker tried to rent larger truck

LONDON (AP) — The carnage of the London Bridge attack could have been worse: One of the attackers tried to rent a larger truck that could have killed more people, but his payment was declined. The bloodthirsty gang was also shot dead before they could make their way back to the van where ...

Nations urge action on oceans

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 U.N. member nations issued an urgent call for action Friday to reverse the decline in the health and productivity of the world's oceans — with the United States backing the action plan but rejecting its support for the Paris agreement to tackle climate ...

14 killed as soldiers clash over food aid in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 14 people, most of them civilians, were killed Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia’s southwestern city of Baidoa, where tens of thousands of people have streamed in seeking assistance. The fighting broke out at a ...

Wounded May vows to stay as UK prime minister

LONDON (AP) — Spectacularly punished by voters who took away her majority in Parliament, a politically wounded but defiant Theresa May soldiered on Friday as Britain’s prime minister, resisting pressure to resign after the failure of a high-stakes election gamble that made the massive ...

Children at risk in Syria’s Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nation’s children agency warned Friday that the fight for the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria is threatening the lives of more than 40,000 children, as overnight airstrikes on the city claimed the lives of more than a dozen ...

Police arrest 12 after night of terror in heart of London

LONDON (AP) — British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and killed seven people in the heart of London. The Islamic State group claimed ...

Mattis: North Korea ‘clear and present danger’ to world

SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a “clear and present danger,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today. Speaking at an international ...

Trump turns to Supreme Court on stalled travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having so far failed to persuade judges to allow its travel ban to take effect, the Trump administration is turning to the nation’s highest court with its slim conservative majority. The Justice Department on Thursday formally asked the Supreme Court to let a ban on ...

36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman set fire

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A gunman stormed a casino in the Philippine capital and torched gambling tables in the crowded space, creating a choking level of smoke that killed at least 36 people, authorities said. The gunman stuffed a backpack with casino chips before he fled but was found ...

South Sudan: 15 children die in botched vaccine campaign

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Fifteen young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan’s government announced Friday. The United Nations said the children died of “severe sepsis/toxicity” ...

Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiate re-entry on ...

North Korea fires unidentified projectile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, in what is likely the latest test-launch of a ballistic missile as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. A statement ...

Attack in Egypt kills at least 28

CAIRO (AP) — Masked militants riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a bus packed with Coptic Christians, including children, south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people and wounding 22, the Interior Ministry said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the ...

US says 3 IS fighters killed

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military says it killed three Islamic State group fighters in attacks this month and last. In a brief statement, the U.S. Central Command described the three as “senior ISIS military officials and planners.” It said one was a Syria-based “facilitator” from ...