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Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The main suspect in a deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht will be charged with offenses including multiple murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent, prosecutors said Thursday. Investigations so far into ...

New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns after mosque attacks

By JULIET WILLIAMS and NICK PERRY Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last ...

Ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq’s Mosul, killing 40

BAGHDAD (AP) — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 40 people, an official said. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defense in the Nineveh province, told The Associated Press the ...

Mozambique mourns as Cyclone Idai’s toll rises above 300

By FARAI MUTSAKA Associated Press CHIPINGE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique on Wednesday began three days of national mourning for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the most destructive storms southern Africa has experienced in decades. In neighboring Zimbabwe, state media said the ...

UK’s May prepares to ask EU for short Brexit delay

By DANICA KIRKA, JILL LAWLESS and GEIR MOULSON Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to ask the European Union on Wednesday for a delay to the country's divorce from the bloc, due to take place in nine days. But a frustrated EU warned it could keep Britain ...

Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

By MATT SEDENSKY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai. Relief efforts that were initially stifled by airport ...

Turkey’s Erdogan sparks diplomatic row with NZ, Australia

By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called rising hatred and ...

EU fines Google $1.7 billion for abusing online ads market

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. It's the third time the commission has slapped Google with an antitrust penalty, following multibillion-dollar fines resulting from ...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

By ARON HELLER Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to diverge dramatically from the long list of quirky ...

Dutch police hunt suspect after shooting on tram kills 1

By ALEKSANDAR FURTULA and MIKE CORDER Associated Press UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht that left a dead body on the ground and multiple people injured, according to ...