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July 26, 2016 - 3:33am
31 min 3 sec ago

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has beefed up security at Nusa Kambangan prison island and closed it to visitors in a sign authorities are preparing to execute people convicted of drug crimes.

The head of prisons in Central Java province said Tuesday that about 1,000 police have been sent to Cilacap, the town nearest the maximum security island, and that preparations on the island are complete.

Local media reports say 14 people, including...

July 26, 2016 - 3:25am
1 min 3 sec ago

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices in Mogadishu, killing 10 people, including seven U.N. guards, a Somali police official said Tuesday.

Unlike previous attacks blamed on the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab, gunmen did not accompany the suicide bomber, Captain Mohamed Hussein said.

He said that the suicide car bomber tried to speed through the...

July 26, 2016 - 3:24am
1 min 3 sec ago

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.

It is OPEC's fourth biggest oil producer, after all, where gas guzzlers rule the road and the air conditioning is always on — not just at its indoor ski slope. Its oil output and fossil fuel-burning airlines are growing, and its per-capita carbon emissions rank among the world's highest....

July 26, 2016 - 3:20am
1 hour 31 min ago

PARIS (AP) — Two new suspects have been detained in the investigation into the Bastille Day attack in Nice that killed more than 80 people.

The Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday that two men have been in custody since Monday in southern France. The prosecutor's office would not elaborate on what the men are suspected of.

Five people were already jailed on preliminary terrorism charges linked to the July 14 truck rampage by Tunisian driver...

July 26, 2016 - 3:15am
1 hour 41 min ago

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States has no position in China's disputes with Southeast Asian nations in South China Sea, but only wants all parties to follow the rule of law and settle their differences peacefully.

He said Tuesday that a recent international tribunal's decision on a case brought by the Philippines against China — which went against Beijing — is final and binding and based on international law....

July 26, 2016 - 3:08am
1 hour 41 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — The extremist Islamic State group has published a video in which a man pledges allegiance to IS and vows Germany's people "won't be able to sleep peacefully anymore." It appears to be the same as the one found by German investigators on the phone of man who blew himself, killing himself and wounding 15 people.

The IS-linked Aamaq news agency released the video early Tuesday. The man on the video, his face covered with a black scarf, threatens to make life...

July 26, 2016 - 3:06am
1 hour 51 min ago

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities have lifted a curfew in most parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city after a 17-day security lockdown, but shops and businesses remained shut due to a strike to protest Indian rule in the Himalayan region.

Hundreds of residents burned tires and chanted anti-India slogans on the streets of Srinagar on Tuesday. Several mosques in the area blared pro-freedom slogans.

The curfew, which was lifted Tuesday in most...

July 26, 2016 - 2:58am
1 hour 51 min ago

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he raised the email hack of the Democratic National Committee with Russia's top diplomat but stopped short of making any allegation about who might be responsible.

Kerry told reporters Tuesday he brought the matter up with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting in Laos and explained that the FBI was investigating. He did not, however, repeat allegations or echo suspicions that Russia was responsible...

July 26, 2016 - 2:54am
1 hour 51 min ago

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the international community is determined to let North Korea know that there will be "consequences" if it continues to pursue nuclear weapons.

Kerry, who is in the Laotian capital to attend an Asia-Pacific security conference that includes North Korea, told reporters Tuesday that North Korea is the only country that is moving in the opposite direction when the rest of the world is moving toward a nuclear-free...

July 26, 2016 - 2:51am
1 hour 51 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack at facility for the handicapped outside Tokyo (all times local):

2:25 p.m.

Kyodo news service has released a letter that Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect in the killing of 19 people at a facility for disabled people, allegedly was trying forward to Tadamori Oshima, the lower house speaker of Japan's parliament.

In it, Uematsu described detailed plans on how he planned to carry out such an...

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