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August 21, 2016 - 4:20am
2 days 4 hours ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on events in Turkey (all times local):

9:55 p.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences in a telegram to Turkey's president following the attack on a Kurdish wedding party, which he says shows the international community must work together in fighting terrorism.

The Kremlin said Putin on Sunday conveyed Russia's readiness to increase counter-terrorism cooperation with Turkey,...

August 21, 2016 - 4:02am
2 days 15 hours ago

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says gunmen have shot and killed two policemen at a checkpoint north of Cairo.

MENA said another three police and two civilians were wounded in the attack early Sunday in the Nile Delta governorate of Menoufiya. No armed group immediately claimed the attack and the authorities said they were investigating.

Egypt saw a wave of attacks mainly targeting security forces after the military ouster of Islamist...

August 21, 2016 - 3:29am
2 days 15 hours ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has blamed the Islamic State group for the bombing of an outdoor wedding party in the southeast that killed 30 people and wounded 94 others.

Officials say Saturday's attack in Gaziantep, near Syria's border, appeared to be a suicide bombing.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement early Sunday saying that IS was "the most likely perpetrator of the Gaziantep attack."

Erdogan said there...

August 21, 2016 - 3:14am
2 days 15 hours ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Opposition activists say the brother of a wounded Syrian boy who gained international attention has died.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that Ali Daqneesh, 10, died the day before from wounds sustained in the same airstrike on a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo.

Syrian activists released haunting footage showing Omran Daqneesh, 5, rescued from a partially destroyed building in the aftermath of the...

August 21, 2016 - 2:47am
2 days 15 hours ago

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' brash-talking president has threatened to withdraw his country from the United Nations in his latest outburst against critics of his anti-drugs campaign that has left hundreds of suspects dead.

President Rodrigo Duterte ridiculed the U.N. as inutile, and lashed at U.S. police killings of black men.

He pointed early Sunday to the haunting image of a bloodied child pulled from the rubble of a missile-struck...

August 21, 2016 - 12:58am
2 days 15 hours ago

BEIJING (AP) — China's military says its planes and ships held war games in the Sea of Japan last week.

The Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website that the long-range exercises staged Friday pitted a red army against a blue one in a simulated bomber attack on a naval task force.

It said the primary ships in the exercise were the Jingzhou, a latest-generation type 054A class stealth frigate of which China is planning to deploy more than...

August 20, 2016 - 11:44pm
2 days 15 hours ago

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians are watching the final concert by their rock band The Tragically Hip, whose lead singer and songwriter Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

The band is ending its 15-show Man Machine Poem tour Saturday night in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. The show is being broadcast live nationally on radio and TV by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

The Hip returned to the city where their storied musical journey...

August 20, 2016 - 4:50pm
3 days 3 hours ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say at least 22 people were killed in a bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding ceremony in southeastern Turkey.

The governor's office for the province of Gaziantep said 94 people were wounded in Saturday's attack in the city of Gaziantep.

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the "barbaric" attack appeared to be a suicide bombing. Other officials say it could have been carried out by Kurdish rebels or the Islamic...

August 20, 2016 - 4:26pm
3 days 5 hours ago

BENI, Congo (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the start of a hearing against six suspected rebels captured in eastern Congo after the killings of dozens of people in recent months.

A Tanzanian, two Ugandans and three Congolese were brought before a court in Beni on Saturday. The North Kivu provincial court president, Jean-Paulin Esosa, said this was a first and last resort. After three hours the hearing was postponed until Monday.

Three of the men...

August 20, 2016 - 3:38pm
3 days 5 hours ago

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The head of Congo's electoral commission says the presidential vote, scheduled for November, should be postponed until next year to finish the voter registration process.

Corneille Nangaa said Saturday that voter registration cannot be finished until after July 2017 because of logistical problems in registering the more than 30 million voters, and because of a lack of funds. Registration began July 31.

The opposition has said...

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