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US man wrote ‘God sheltered me’ before trip turned deadly

By ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. "God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the ...

Saudi crown prince on 1st trip abroad since Khashoggi killed

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, on his first tour abroad since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. The prince, who ...

4 killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan

By ADIL JAWAD, Associated Press KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were ...

Tijuana mayor declares “humanitarian crisis” over migrants

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and said Friday that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived. Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said that the Mexican ...

Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 50 killed

By RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Public Health Ministry ...

Smoke rises, sirens wail at Gaza’s deadly recurring protests

By TODD PITMAN, Associated Press MALAKA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Atalla Fayoumi hobbles on crutches across the sunbaked plain near Israel's perimeter fence in the Gaza Strip, gazing toward plumes of smoke that have begun rising from a clutch of burning tires in the distance. The 18-year-old ...

Kremlin foes fume over possible Russian Interpol president

By DANICA KIRKA and ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Two prominent Kremlin critics warned Tuesday that electing a top Russian police official to be president of Interpol would undermine the international law enforcement agency and politicize police cooperation across ...

Backlash at Chinese university shows limits to surveillance

By DAKE KANG, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese university's plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire, illustrating the limits of the population's tolerance for surveillance and raising the prospect that tactics used on Muslim ...

Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

By YESICA FISCH and AMY GUTHRIE, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of ...

Nissan chairman Ghosn to be dismissed for misconduct

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co.'s high-flying chairman Carlos Ghosn is to be dismissed after the company said an internal investigation found he under-reported his income by millions of dollars and engaged in other "significant misconduct." The Japanese ...