UN: Targeted killings continue against Iraq protesters

BAGHDAD (AP) — Deliberate killings, abduction and arbitrary detention are among abuses that continue against Iraqi anti-government demonstrators by unknown groups, according to a U.N. report released ...

Taliban abduct 45 people from gov't employee's funeral

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban abducted as many as 45 elderly family members of a late Afghan government employee who were attending his funeral, officials said Tuesday. The T...

Murder charge announced in death of fighters’ stepdaughter

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a man being charged with capital murder in the shooting death of the stepdaughter of a well-known UFC fighter, authorities announ...

Freed Taliban prisoner recounts SEAL rescue attempts

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian teacher held captive with an American colleague by the Taliban for more than three years believes U.S. Navy SEALs tried and failed six times to free them. ...

Mother of slain man sues Cleveland mayor, police chief

CLEVELAND (AP) — Questions about whether an Ohio mayor intervened on behalf of his grandson in the hours after a fatal shooting have prompted the victim’s mother to file a wrongful death lawsuit again...

AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans

PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is announcing a national plan to address cases of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. ...

Pakistan’s rights body concerned over abduction of activist

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s independent rights body says last week’s abduction of an activist may be a case of forced disappearance and that he might have been taken or imprisoned by state security se...

Italian prosecutors investigate ex-minister Salvini

MILAN (AP) — Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for not allowing a humanitarian rescue ship to enter Italian waters this summer. ...

The Latest: Taliban say they freed US and Australian hostage

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Afghanistan prisoner swap with the Taliban for American and Australian hostage held by insurgents since 2016 (all times local): 1:45 p.m. ...

Sri Lanka’s new president may struggle to form government

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, may struggle to consolidate his victory. With many executive powers clipped and the opposition in control of a powerf...

The Latest: Canada asks US to detain man for 1987 abduction

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Canadian man facing sentencing in the U.S. for abducting his son in 1987 (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Canadian officials hav...

Man accused in 1987 Canada abduction faces sentencing in US

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and living on the lam for three decades is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in the U.S. for illegally ob...

Sri Lankan journalists fear situation may worsen after polls

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Forced to flee their country a decade ago to escape allegedly state-sponsored killer squads, Sri Lankan journalists living in exile doubt they'll be able to return home soon ...

Woman found in desert after harrowing, weeklong kidnapping

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suburban Las Vegas woman dragged to California by father-and-daughter kidnappers was found cold but alive after a harrowing, weeklong kidnapping where she was raped, robbed and le...

The Latest: Father, daughter held abducted woman for a week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of a woman left in the California desert (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Authorities say a father and daughter kidnappe...