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UK leader Theresa May makes final push on EU divorce deal

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a final push Thursday to save her European Union withdrawal deal after her promise to step down gained the agreement some support but failed to win over lawmakers from Northern ...

Thai Election Commission faces criticism in vote count

By CHRIS BLAKE and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Election Commission held a sudden news conference Thursday to release full preliminary results of the country's recent general election, though some of the data was inconsistent, adding to concerns over the ...

Tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives safely in Malta

By STEPHEN CALLEJA and COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese special operations team on Thursday boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain before escorting it to a Maltese port. Armed military personnel ...

‘It doesn’t open’: Mosque survivors describe terror at door

By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When the gunman began to attack the Al Noor mosque, Ahmed Alayedy scrambled to get to the nearest emergency exit. He was the first one there. "I tried to open the door," he said. "But it doesn't open." Alayedy and other ...

High-rise office building catches fire in Bangladesh capital

By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital with many people trapped inside, but was largely brought under control in several hours, officials said. The fire was the latest in a city where flouted ...

Mozambican families hunt for loved ones separated by cyclone

By CARA ANNA Associated Press BUZI, Mozambique (AP) — The young mother huddled on a wooden boat clutching her 2-year-old daughter, headed for the unknown: The flooded town of Buzi, which thousands have fled with little but the clothes on their backs. Fishermen's boats have been ferrying out ...

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frighten cruise passengers

By MARK LEWIS and JARI TANNER Associated Press STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Rodney Horgen recalled the moment he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the Viking Sky cruise ship's glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor. Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, was ...

Serbia, Kosovo mark start of NATO intervention 20 years ago

By JOVANA GEC Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade on Sunday commemorated the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo hailed the beginning of its national liberation. The staunchly opposed ...

What next? Brexit delay gives UK more time to solve crisis

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Extra time has been added to the Brexit countdown clock. The European Union has granted Britain a few more weeks to overcome its political deadlock and chart a smooth road out of the bloc — or change its mind and seek a much longer ...

US, Europe eye closely as China, Italy deepen ties

By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping was received with full red-carpet honors by his Italian counterpart Friday, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an ambitious infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. ...