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Director-General of South Bangkok Prosecutor's Office Suthi Kittisupaporn talks to reporters at the South Bangkok prosecutor's office in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Prosecutors in Bangkok say Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya has again asked for a meeting with them to be postponed, so further delaying attempts to lay charges against him in connection with a fatal hit and run accident more than four years ago. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
April 27, 2017 - 6:52 am
BANGKOK (AP) — An heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to show up Thursday to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Thai police officer almost five years ago, as prosecutors declared they would now seek a warrant for his arrest. Prayuth Petchkhun, a deputy spokesman for the attorney...
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April 27, 2017 - 6:52 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The spokesman for a key militant group says Pakistan's intelligence service is using a captured militant leader to give the impression that his group is being funded by foreign spy agencies for attacks in Pakistan. Mohammad Khurasani's comments come after the Pakistani army...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds depictions of himself on, "The Simpsons" and a photo with boxer Mike Tyson, given to him by an attendee during a campaign stop at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, N.H. "The Simpsons" released a short online clip on April 26, 2017, mocking President Donald Trump ahead of his 100th day in office. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 27, 2017 - 6:40 am
"The Simpsons" is taking on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in a short animation released online. The clip shows an animated Trump in bed at the White House counting up accomplishments as president, like lowering his golf handicap and increasing his Twitter following. The video...
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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking before signing the Education Federalism Executive Order, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 27, 2017 - 6:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, still chafing over rulings blocking his travel ban early this year, says he's considered breaking up the West Coast-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Asked during a White House interview by the Washington Examiner if he'd thought about proposals to break...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds depictions of himself on, "The Simpsons" and a photo with boxer Mike Tyson, given to him by an attendee during a campaign stop at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, N.H. "The Simpsons" released a short online clip on April 26, 2017, mocking President Donald Trump ahead of his 100th day in office. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 27, 2017 - 6:31 am
"The Simpsons" is taking on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in a short animation released online. The clip shows an animated Trump in bed at the White House counting up accomplishments as president, like lowering his golf handicap and increasing his Twitter following. The video...
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April 27, 2017 - 6:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee on suspicion he was planning an attack, apparently motivated by anti-foreigner sentiment, in a case that German prosecutors said Thursday was "more than strange." The 28-year-old lieutenant, whose name wasn't...
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Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., left, escorts former Congresswoman Corrine Brown to the Bryan Simpson Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla,., Wednesday, April 26, 2017, for opening arguments in her trial. Brown was indicted in July on 22 counts involving conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns and hiding income. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 6:30 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have told jurors a former congresswoman financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties on donations to a charity ostensibly set up to help poor children with scholarships. Testimony will continue for a second day...
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Supporters listen to French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron during an election campaign rally in Arras, northern France, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Battling for France's blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Macron by making a surprise campaign stop Wednesday to a home appliance factory threatened with closure. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 27, 2017 - 6:12 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Further evidence emerged Thursday that the economy in the 19-country eurozone has moved up a gear or two in the early months of the year. However, with uncertainties remaining over the outcome of the French presidential election and inflation still low, the European...
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This frame grab from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows flames rising after an explosion near an airport west of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Syria's state media reported Thursday that Israel has attacked a military installation near the Damascus International Airport. SANA says Israel fired several missiles from inside the occupied Golan Heights south of the capital at a military installation near the capital's main airport, triggering several explosions and causing damage. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 6:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media blamed Israel on Thursday for an early morning missile attack on a military installation near Damascus International Airport that shook the capital with the force of the blasts. Israeli Minister of Intelligence Yisrael Katz would not comment directly on the incident...
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Kashmiri students browse internet on their mobile phones as they sits inside a restaurant in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. On Wednesday, authorities ordered internet service providers to block 16 social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and popular online chat applications for one month "in the interest of maintenance of public order." The government has often halted internet service in the region in the past in an attempt to prevent anti-India demonstrations from forming. But this is the first time authorities have shut down social media following the circulation of videos of alleged abuse by Indian soldiers.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 27, 2017 - 6:11 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region after videos depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests. But the sites remained online Thursday as the local telecom...
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