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June 18, 2016 - 4:33am
1 week 6 days ago

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Finland say a shooter has killed a police officer and seriously wounded another after they approached a remote countryside property where gunfire had been reported.

Police in Vihti, northwest of Helsinki, say shots were fired late Friday at the two dispatched officers and the shooter was later found dead.

They didn't immediately provide any more details.

President Sauli Niinisto said...

June 18, 2016 - 4:23am
1 week 6 days ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi military official says government forces are clearing mines and explosives left behind by members of the Islamic State group in areas recently retaken from the extremists in the city of Fallujah.

Brig. Haider al-Obeidi told The Associated Press on Saturday that operations are still ongoing in Fallujah, with the air force hitting targets in the city including IS snipers positioned near the main hospital.

Al-Obedi's comments...

June 18, 2016 - 3:46am
1 week 6 days ago

MOSCOW (AP) — An International Space Station crew including an American, a Briton and a Russian has landed safely in the sun-drenched steppes of Kazakhstan.

The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule carrying NASA's Tim Kopra, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency and the Russian agency Roscosmos' Yuri Malenchenko touched down as scheduled at 3:15 p.m. local time (0915 GMT) Saturday southeast of Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

The crew reported feeling fine as their ship...

June 18, 2016 - 3:42am
1 week 6 days ago

LONDON (AP) — The accused killer of British lawmaker Jo Cox has given his name as "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain" in his first court appearance.

Thomas Mair, 52, made his defiant statement Saturday in Westminster Magistrates' Court in London.

He was charged overnight with murder, inflicting grievous harm and gun offenses in the slaying Thursday of 41-year-old Cox.

The killing brought Britain's European Union referendum...

June 18, 2016 - 3:35am
1 week 6 days ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities have raided dozens of homes and arrested 12 suspects in a major anti-terror investigation which they say required "immediate intervention."

The federal prosecutor's office said early Saturday homes and car ports were searched in 16 municipalities, mostly in and around Brussels.

The statement said 40 people were taken for interrogation, of which 12 were arrested. It said there were no major incidents during the raids....

June 18, 2016 - 3:26am
1 week 6 days ago

BEIJING (AP) — Scores of paramilitary police have locked down a restive village in southern China to ward off fresh anti-corruption protests nearly five years after an uprising garnered international attention.

A resident from Wukan village in Guangdong Province said by telephone that police swept in late Friday night to surround sensitive government buildings and take away the village's democratically elected leader Lin Zuluan. Local police announced on social media...

June 18, 2016 - 3:26am
1 week 6 days ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in Pakistan say they have arrested a mother who is accused of killing her pregnant daughter for marrying against the wishes of her family.

Local police official Arshad Mahamood said Saturday that the mother and her son slit the throat of 22-year-old Muqadas Tofeeq in the village of Butrawala in Punjab province. Tofeeq was the mother of a 10-month-old infant.

He says Muqadas was lured into her parental home before she was...

June 18, 2016 - 1:43am
1 week 6 days ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two security officials say Pakistan has reopened a main border crossing with Afghanistan that was closed earlier this week following clashes between the two sides over Pakistan's construction of a gate to curb illegal cross-border movement.

The officials say Torkham border reopened Saturday morning and that all those carrying valid travel documents are being allowed to cross.

Thousands of people have been stranded on both sides due...

June 18, 2016 - 12:22am
1 week 6 days ago

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese regulator has ordered Apple Inc. to stop selling two versions of its iPhone 6 in the city of Beijing after finding it looks too much like a competitor, but Apple says sales are going ahead while it appeals.

The ruling by an intellectual property tribunal is the latest legal stumbling block for Apple in its second-biggest global market following the suspension of its iTunes movie service in April. The company also faces rising competition from...

June 17, 2016 - 10:04pm
1 week 6 days ago

BEIJING (AP) — A week of torrential rain in southern China has killed 25 people and displaced 33,200 residents, including many in China's poor, remote regions.

China's Civil Affairs Ministry says 4 million people in 10 provinces have been affected by floods since heavy rainfall began Monday.

Six people are still missing.

Online footage showed submerged homes and cars being swept away as near record levels of rainfall hit...

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