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Myanmar military plane with 104 aboard goes missing

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A military transport plane with more than 100 people on board went missing Wednesday on a flight from southern Myanmar to Yangon, a military spokesman said. Gen. Myat Min Oo said the Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft was carrying 90 passengers — mostly families of ...

Terror attack on London Bridge leaves 6 dead; police shoot 3

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Terror struck at the heart of London on Saturday night as attackers killed six people in a series of vehicle and knife attacks before police shot them dead. The assault began when a van veered off the road and barreled into ...

UK leader: Islamic extremism must be contained after attack

By GREGORY KATZ, DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May Sunday called for tougher measures to fight Islamic extremism after attackers using a vehicle and knives killed seven people in a busy area of London and disrupted Britain's election ...

Trump points to travel ban after reports of London attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump argued in favor of his controversial travel ban as London authorities responded to reports of a string of attacks Saturday night. One tweet read: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the ...

Explosions kill at least 6 attending Kabul funeral

By RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Explosions in Kabul on Saturday killed at least six people attending a funeral reportedly attended by government officials, including members of parliament, a day after hundreds of demonstrators turned out to demand more security in ...

Takeoff and cruise: Toyota making ‘flying car,’ luxury boat

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOYOTA, Japan (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is working on a "flying car." A startup backed by the Japanese automaker has developed a test model that engineers hope will eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver who'll be able to light the Olympic ...

Pakistan freezes accounts of 5,000 suspected militants

By KATHY GANNON, Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has frozen the accounts of 5,000 suspected militants, taking about $3 million out of their pockets, but Islamabad could still come under scrutiny at a crucial June meeting of an international watchdog that tracks terror ...

Pop star Ariana Grande visits fans in hospital

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Pop star Ariana Grande surprised young fans injured in the Manchester Arena attack, hugging the thrilled little girls in their hospital beds as they recovered from injuries sustained in the May 22 suicide bombing. The attack at Grande's ...

Security footage shows rampaging gunman in casino attack

By TERESA CEROJANO, Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The gunman in a deadly casino rampage in the Philippines was seen on security camera footage firing his M4 rifle in the air, setting fires and shooting at security forces in a stairwell during an attack that killed at least 38 ...

Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores

By RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive suicide truck bombing rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction and sent a huge ...

Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues

By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — There was food and water— welcome commodities amid the frequent tears. There was, finally, safety, at least for the moment. And there were stories — stories of things that mothers and fathers hope never happen to their ...

Prince Charles tours churches to be restored in Transylvania

By OLIMPIU GHEORGHIU, Associated Press VISCRI, Romania (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles stepped into the Transylvanian countryside on Wednesday, touring medieval churches that have been vandalized with the hope of restoring them. He visited one 800-year-old church in the village of Drauseni, ...

Lebanon bans the new “Wonder Woman” movie

By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security official says authorities have banned the new "Wonder Woman" movie following a campaign against its lead actress, who served in the Israeli army. Lebanon is officially at war with Israel. The ban is in accordance with a ...

Malaysia Airlines plane diverted over disruptive passenger

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to return to Australia on Wednesday after a disruptive passenger attempted to enter the cockpit, the airline said. It said Flight MH128, which was headed from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur, turned back to Melbourne because of the ...

Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

By DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Berlin remains committed to strong trans-Atlantic relations, but Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion after meetings with President Donald Trump that Europe can no longer entirely rely on the U.S. "speaks for itself," her spokesman said ...

BA travel problems enter 3rd day as most services resume

LONDON (AP) — Travelers on British Airways faced a third day of delays and cancellations Monday, though most long-haul services were resumed, after a colossal IT failure over the weekend caused chaos for thousands of passengers. BA chief executive Alex Cruz said the airline was running a ...

Prince William talks of sadness that family can’t meet Diana

Prince William talks of sadness that family can't meet Diana LONDON (AP) — Prince William says he is sad his wife and two young children can't meet his late mother, Princess Diana. In an interview with the magazine British GQ, the heir to the throne opened up about his feelings about his ...

Putin visits France, hopes to mend strained ties with West

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press VERSAILLES, France (AP) — On a visit likely to shape Russia-France ties for years, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sumptuous Palace of Versailles on Monday for what the newly-elected ...

Paris mayor pans black feminist event over white exclusion

By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Paris has strongly criticized and is threatening to cancel an upcoming festival for black feminists where four-fifths of the event space will be open exclusively to black women. Rights groups have branded the event a step ...

UK bomber said to have told mother ‘Forgive me’ before blast

By JILL LAWLESS, PAISLEY DODDS, MAGGIE MICHAEL and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Britons faced stepped-up security, authorities pushed forward with raids they said were uncovering key evidence and a trans-Atlantic rift opened Thursday in the aftermath of a deadly ...