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Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO, Associated Press ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean ...

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

By LORNE COOK, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday. Western Flanders Governor Carl Decaluwe told The Associated Press that the find on the floor of the ...

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited diplomats to see some areas for ...

Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

By ROBIN McDOWELL, Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last ...

Syrian troops battling IS cross river toward US-backed force

By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops battling the Islamic State militant group crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour on Monday, threatening a potential faceoff with the U.S.-backed forces operating there. But the U.S.-led coalition ...

Hurricane Maria grows, threatens storm-battered Caribbean

By DANICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean, and forecasters warned it was likely to become even ...

Andrea Bocelli prays at Jordan River site of Jesus’ baptism

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press AL-MAGHTAS, Jordan (AP) — Italian star tenor Andrea Bocelli made a pilgrimage to the traditional site of Jesus' baptism Monday, praying for peace as he stood on the edge of the River Jordan. Bocelli, 58, who is blind, was guided by a priest who scooped up ...

Austria: Girl stabbed to death, police say by her brother

VIENNA (AP) — Vienna police and municipal officials say a 14-year-old girl from Afghanistan has been stabbed to death and that her 18-year-old brother has confessed to the slaying. Petra Mandl of Vienna's Youth and Family Offices says the girl had been living in a crisis center run by the ...

Gunmen kill 2 state investigators, child in Cancun

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the Mexican resort city of Cancun say gunmen have killed two agents who were investigators for the state prosecutor's office, as well as a child who was with them. Quintana Roo state prosecutor Miguel Angel Pech Cen says the investigators were leaving a ...

Venezuela opposition blames Maduro for councilman’s death

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition is blaming the government of President Nicolas Maduro for the death of a city councilman who they say suffered a stroke while in detention. Leaders of the First Justice party say Carlos Garcia died Sunday after suffering a stroke in ...