Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N.
The Latest: Filipinos honor dead environmental defenders
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 7:30 p.m.
China: FedEx pilot suspected of 'smuggling weapons'
BEIJING (AP) — A FedEx pilot who was detained in southern China is under investigation on suspicion of "smuggling weapons and ammunition" after air gun pellets were found in his baggage, a foreign ministry spokesman said Friday.
NKorea welcomes Trump's call for 'new method' in talks
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has praised President Donald Trump for saying Washington may pursue an unspecified "new method" in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang.
Kiribati cuts ties with Taiwan, presaging switch to China
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Pacific island nation of Kiribati cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Friday, becoming the second country to do so this week and strengthening Beijing's hand.
Zimbabwe doctor is found alive after alleged abduction
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean doctor whose alleged abduction led to days of protests has been freed, activists announced on Friday, as the government asserted he had simply been missing.
Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Tropical Storm Lorena bore down on Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area, predicted to arrive Friday at hurricane force.
Iraq's stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar
BAGHDAD (AP) — As the United States and Israel escalate their push to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East, countries in Tehran's orbit are feeling the heat.
Israel's election highlights secular-religious divide
KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — Yamit Dulberg considers herself a traditional Israeli woman with right-wing views who would usually vote for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party.
Scientists prepare for year-long expedition to Arctic center
BERLIN (AP) — Researchers from more than a dozen nations prepared Friday to launch the biggest and most complex expedition ever attempted in the central Arctic — a yearlong journey through the ice they hope will improve the scientific models that underpin our understanding of climate change.
AP Explains: Brownface part of racist face makeup history
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scandal surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after a yearbook photo showing him in brownface at a 2001 costume party was published is bringing attention to a practice that scholars say white people have been using for years to demean minorities.
Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In a ward usually reserved for juvenile burn victims, children lay listlessly under mosquito nets next to worried parents.
Canada's Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo
TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity.
Iran envoy: 'All-out war' to result if hit for Saudi attack
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets.
The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:29 a.m. Iran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the United States to attend next week's U.N.
US military presenting range of options to Trump on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry.
Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan early Thursday morning, killing 20 people and wounding 97 others, according to the province's governor, while a deadly drone strike in the country's east was blamed on U.S.
Trudeau can look to US politicians amid brownface scandal
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau need only look to the United States for lessons on how to survive the furor over a photo of him in brownface at a costume party nearly two decades ago.
In Israel, calls for unity reveal deep divisions after vote
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, on Thursday each called for the formation of a unity government following Israel's inconclusive national election.
Greece: Oxygen-starved fish dying in drought-hit lake
KORONEIA, Greece (AP) — Tens of thousands of dead fish have been found on the banks of a lake in a protected nature reserve in northern Greece after high temperatures and drought conditions caused a severe drop in water levels.
UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country's former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark legal challenge to the suspension wrapped up Thursday at the U.K.
AP Exclusive: US helping Venezuela's Guaido track stolen art
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials are investigating the suspected looting of valuable European and Latin American artwork they believe is being quietly plundered by Venezuelan government insiders as Nicolas Maduro struggles to maintain his grip on power.
From DNA, scientists create skull of Neanderthal cousin
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA.
Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty in Fukushima disaster
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court ruled Thursday that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant because ensuring absolute safety at nuclear plants was not a government requirement at that time.
Tonga in national holiday to bid farewell to leader Pohiva
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church service on Thursday and children stood vigil on downtown streets as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva at a state funeral.