Erdogan again airs attack video at rally despite criticism
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 prejudice against Islam.
Pocketbook issues eclipsed by military role in Thai election
BANGKOK (AP) — Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday's election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the military junta that has ruled the country since a 2014 coup.
Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa
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.
Italy to join China's Belt and Road initiative over US worry
MILAN (AP) — Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged Tuesday to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and concerns within his governing coalition.
Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition known as the Festival of Fire.
Venezuelans find ways to cope with inflation and hunger
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Francibel Contreras brings her three malnourished children to a soup kitchen in the dangerous hillside Caracas slum of Petare where they scoop in spoonfuls of rice and scrambled eggs in what could be their only meal of the day.
Father and son who fled Syria are buried in New Zealand
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and diverse.
Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election
PHIMAI, Thailand (AP) — It's election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan "Vote Thaksin, Get Thaksin."
Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Brazil's new far-right leader to the White House Tuesday and made clear that flattery pays.
NZ city scarred by shooting is home to white supremacists
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage.
Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa
CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
The Latest: UN allocates $20 million to aid cyclone victims
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The latest on tropical cyclone (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Wednesday The United Nations has allocated $20 million from its emergency response fund for the humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this month and faces a rape trial in July.
The Latest: Another man arrested in Dutch tram attack
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the tram attack in the Netherlands (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Dutch police say they have arrested another man on suspicion of involvement in the deadly tram shooting in Utrecht.
Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video
LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no.
Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe
ALPHONSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — Technicians investigating the cause of a subsea emergency in which a British scientist and her American pilot made a rapid ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) beneath the Indian Ocean on Tuesday now think it's unlikely it was caused by an electrical fire, though they are yet to come to a conclusion.
Mosque shootings renew fears of terror by lone attackers
In his manifesto, the white supremacist charged with attacking two New Zealand mosques praised fellow "freedom fighters" as his role models.
US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome
ROME (AP) — Russia and the United States remain split on how to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, officials from both powers said Tuesday after talks in Rome.
Analysis: Pompeo skirts talk of peace plan on Israel trip
JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pays a visit to Israel this week but it's what he's not doing while there that may be the most notable aspect of the trip.
Rare protests erupt against Hamas' 12-year rule over Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory.
Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said, signaling the group's collapse after months of stiff resistance.
UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union.
The Latest: Russia defense minister meets with Syria's Assad
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Russia's defense minister has visited Damascus to deliver a letter from President Vladimir Putin to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security.
Kazakhstan's president to step down after 30 years in power
MOSCOW (AP) — President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the future course of the Central Asian country.