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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lower house of parliament elected an ally of Imran Khan to be its next speaker on Wednesday, paving the way for the former cricket star and longtime politician to become the next prime minister.Asad Qaiser, a lawmaker from Khan's Tahreek-e-Insaf party, secured …
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have charged a 42-year-old man with attempted murder for sending a letter bomb to a company in Britain and over threatening letters he sent to two dozen lawmakers in Sweden, including government members.Sweden's security service SAPO says the …
LONDON (AP) — Police in London have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen.Police handed over the bronze statue with silver inlay during a ceremony Wednesday in London marking India's Independence Day.The Buddha was one of 14 …
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people.The collapse of the Morandi Bridge sent dozens of cars and …
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will erect a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to stop wild boars from crossing, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever, which can jeopardize the country's big pork industry.Denmark's Environmental Protection Agency …
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials and witnesses say heavy fighting between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels in the north and around the Red Sea port of Hodeida has killed at least 18 civilians.They said Wednesday that forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition have been trying to seize …
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The extremists approached the shepherd and made their intentions clear: They were seizing only the cattle owned by the deputy mayor of Burkina Faso's rural commune of Deou and leaving the others alone.And they had a message, deputy mayor Moustapha Sawadogo …
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local):1:50 p.m.Turkey's trade minister says increased tariffs have been imposed on 22 types of produce and goods imported from the United States, amounting to $533 million of extra duties.Turkey announced Wednesday …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed at least 30 soldiers and police, officials said Wednesday, as life gradually returned to normal in parts of the eastern city of Ghazni after a massive insurgent attack last week, with …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies.Yet one of the threats facing Turkey and other emerging-market countries really is …
ROME (AP) — The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):12:40 p.m.Pope Francis has led prayers for the victims of the Genoa highway bridge collapse.Francis also noted the shock of Genoa's population in remarks Wednesday to faithful in …
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Wednesday it would be "a huge strategic mistake" if no deal is struck before Britain leaves the European Union in March — as his Latvian counterpart put the chances of a no-deal Brexit at 50-50.Hunt said in …
The average transaction price for new vehicles has been hovering above $35,000 this year, and briefly broke $36,000 at the end of 2017. But instead of buying a new vehicle, what if you took that money and applied it to purchasing a late-model luxury vehicle? For about the same money or less, you …
TOKYO (AP) — For his last time, Japan's Emperor Akihito addressed a memorial service Wednesday marking the end of World War II. Once again, he expressed "deep remorse" for the war.It was in keeping with what by all appearances has become a mission for Akihito over his 30-year reign: to make …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local):2:30 p.m.An Afghan official says six children were killed when they tinkered with an unexploded rocket shell, causing it to blow up.Sarhadi Zwak, spokesman for the governor of the eastern Laghman province, says …
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a ruling from the country's highest court.In November, the Federal Constitutional Court decided that people must be allowed to …
TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island on Wednesday, urging its 105 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption.Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning for Kuchinoerabu island from two to four on a scale of five. The …
LONDON (AP) — British authorities said Wednesday they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the motivation of a man who plowed a car into cyclists and pedestrians, …
NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala where flooding, landslides, house and road bridge collapses have killed more than 40 people in the past week, officials said Wednesday.The international airport at Kochi, a …
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. DEATH TOLL RISES TO 37 IN ITALY BRIDGE COLLAPSERescuers search a second day through tons of broken concrete and twisted steel for any more survivors of the collapse of a highway bridge in …

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