KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's central bank says state investment fund 1MDB violated foreign exchange rules and must repatriate a total of $1.83 billion that it used abroad.
The central bank said Friday that 1MDB obtained permission for overseas investments based on "inaccurate or without complete disclosure of material information." It said it has recommended criminal prosecution of the fund, although the attorney-general said Thursday that it found no...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official with the Islamist-backed government controlling the capital, Tripoli, says they have detained 300 African migrants captured while boarding boats headed to Europe.
Military spokesman Mohamed al-Shamy said Friday that the migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, were captured Tuesday on a beach east of Tripoli.
"This is the largest group we have ever caught at once," he said.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new tally shows last month's crush and stampede at the Saudi hajj was the deadliest event to ever strike the annual pilgrimage.
The Associated Press count Friday shows at least 1,453 people died Sept. 24 in Mina near the holy city of Mecca. That figure comes from statements and officials' comments from 19 of the over 180 countries that sent citizens to the five-day annual pilgrimage.
LONDON (AP) — A British couple accused of abusing their baby have been cleared — but may never regain custody of the child, who was taken from them and adopted by another family.
Karrissa Cox and Richard Carter took their 6-week-old baby to a hospital in 2012 when it suffered bleeding in the mouth. Doctors saw bruising and what they thought were fractures, and Cox and Carter were accused of child cruelty and neglect.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Elizabeth Ramsey, a popular Filipino singer, comedian and actress who entertained crowds with racy gags and a raspy voice, has died. She was 83.
Her daughter, Jaya Ramsey, said in a Facebook post that Ramsey died in her sleep Thursday, two months after suffering a stroke. "Mama Beth is now with our Lord. ... Love and laughter, she has given not just our family but the whole nation," her daughter said.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's justice minister says Moscow is open to discussing handing over to Kiev a Ukrainian pilot charged with the murder of two journalists.
Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot who served in a volunteer battalion fighting alongside government troops against Russia-backed rebels, says she was kidnapped by Russians after she was captured by the rebels in June 2014. Russian prosecutors insist that Savchenko escaped from the rebels and was caught when she...
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan government official says work on a pipeline that will transport natural gas from Romania to the Moldovan capital will begin next year.
The pipeline, which is expected to become operational in May 2018, will help lessen the former Soviet republic's dependency on Russia. It is an extension of one running from the northern Romanian city of Iasi to Ungheni, a Moldovan town near the Romanian border.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior Turkish official has renewed a call on Kurdish rebels to lay down their arms and leave the Turkish territory.
Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan's comments Friday came amid reports that the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, was preparing to announce a unilateral cease-fire that would last until Turkey's Nov. 1 elections.
Yalcin dismissed the possible announcement as a tactical maneuver and said Turkey would maintain...