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A man walks down the stormy beach at a hotel in Salalah, Oman, Friday, May 25, 2018. Cyclone Mekunu will be "extremely severe" when it crashes into the Arabian Peninsula this weekend, meteorologists warned Friday, after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 25, 2018 - 7:08 am
SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu will be "extremely severe" when it crashes into the Arabian Peninsula this weekend after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra, meteorologists warned Friday as the eye of the storm headed toward the coast of Oman. Yemeni officials said preliminary...
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May 25, 2018 - 7:08 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — At least two coal-filled barges have sunk and about a dozen others have been corralled after they broke loose on a river in western Pennsylvania, colliding with bridges as they floated freely downstream. The runaway barges were spotted Thursday on the Monongahela (muh-nahn-guh-...
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In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2018, and released by the Royal Thai Police, a factory processing electronic waste is visited by police in Lat Krabang, outside Bangkok, Thailand. Police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were processing illegally imported electronic waste in a sign that China’s crackdown on waste recycling is pushing such operations offshore. (Royal Thai Police via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 5:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were using a loophole to illegally import and process electronic waste. Police and industry ministry officials said Friday that they were still investigating after raids this week on at least four factories in...
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney delivers a speech, during the Bank of England Markets Forum 2018, at Bloomberg, in central London, Thursday May 24, 2018. (Victoria Jones/Pool Photo via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 5:23 am
LONDON (AP) — A day after the Bank of England's governor warned about the damaging consequences of a "disorderly" Brexit, official figures Friday confirmed that the British economy barely grew in the first three months of the year. The Office for National Statistics said the economy expanded by a...
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A man stands next to a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Friday, May 25, 2018. Asian stock indexes were mostly lower Friday as investors factored in fresh geopolitical uncertainty following the abrupt cancellation of a meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 25, 2018 - 5:08 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Friday after North Korea issued a surprisingly restrained response to U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to cancel a planned summit. KEEPING SCORE: European shares rose in early trading. Germany's DAX rose 0.9 percent to 12,973.47 and...
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A police boat speeds over the river Main as the sun sets in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, May 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 25, 2018 - 5:07 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched survey of German business executives' optimism was unchanged in May after five straight monthly drops, offering a hopeful sign that Europe's economy is still growing strongly. The Munich-based Ifo institute said Friday its index stayed at 102.2 points,...
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In this Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, paramedics wear protective suits as a precautionary measure against the Nipah virus as they bury Valachekutti Mosa's body, died of the same virus, in Kozhikode, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. More than 10 people have died of Nipah since an outbreak began earlier this month in Kerala, health officials say. There is no vaccine for the virus, which can cause raging fevers, convulsions and vomiting, and kills up to 75 percent of people who come down with it. (AP Photo/K.Shijith)
May 25, 2018 - 4:57 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly virus has not spread beyond two areas in south India, officials said, but they have issued a series of warnings to people living in the stricken towns. A total of 12 people have died of Nipah virus since the outbreak began a few weeks ago in the state of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012, file photo, veteran rights activist Huang Qi works on his laptop in his home in Chengdu in southwestern China's Sichuan province. Huang, who founded a website documenting alleged rights abuses, will be tried on a charge of leaking state secrets next month. Huang Qi has been jailed twice previously for his activism. (AP Photo/Gillian Wong, File)
May 25, 2018 - 4:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese dissident who founded a website documenting rights abuses will be tried on June 20 for allegedly leaking state secrets, his lawyer said Friday. Huang Qi was arrested in November 2016. His attorney, Liu Zhengqing, confirmed his trial date and said he was charged with "...
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Members of Indonesian police counter terrorism unit Special Detachment 88 escort radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman upon arrival for his trial at a district court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, May 25, 2018. Indonesia's parliament unanimously approved a stronger anti-terrorism law on Friday, lengthening detention periods and involving the military in counter-terrorism policing, spurred into action by recent bombings that involved children as perpetrators. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
May 25, 2018 - 3:57 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's parliament unanimously approved a tougher anti-terrorism law on Friday, lengthening detention periods and involving the military in counter-terrorism operations, spurred into action by recent bombings that involved children as perpetrators. Rights groups had...
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks to reporters following NFL football practice, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 25, 2018 - 2:27 am
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson and other NFL players are speaking out against a rule approved by the league's owners this week mandating players on the field stand for the national anthem. Baldwin took his comments a step further, calling President Donald Trump "an idiot" in...
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