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Tiny Japanese baby is ready to go home after 5 months

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 4:29am

A tiny Japanese baby who weighed just 258 grams (9 ounces) when he was born five months ago is going home from the hospital.

German survivors of Madeira bus crash to be flown home

Armando Franca, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 4:13am

A German plane was expected to arrive on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Friday to take home survivors from a bus crash that killed 29 tourists.

Turkey says Russian system no threat to F-35s, seeks panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 4:07am

Turkey's foreign minister says the United States has yet to respond to a proposal to set up a technical committee to review possible security threats that Russia's S-400 missile defense system could pose to the U.S. F-35 fighter jet program.

Kremlin: No proof in Mueller's report of Russian meddling

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 4:05am

The Kremlin argued on Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report has not offered any credible evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Ex-president: Peace possible when all Afghans sit together

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:50am

Afghanistan's former president says he's saddened by the cancellation of wide-encompassing talks with the Taliban, stressing that peace won't be possible in his homeland, ravaged by more than 17 years of war, until Afghans from all walks of life sit together and negotiate.

Austria fears for top climbers missing in Canada

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:45am

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday his thoughts are with the friends and families of two of the country's best-known climbers missing and feared dead in Canada along with an American alpinist following an avalanche.

Expats vote on giving Egypt president 8 more years in power

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:21am

Egypt's state news agency says expats have started voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.

Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescue

Jerry Harmer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:11am

Two Australian doctors were given royal honors in Thailand on Friday for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave and said they are looking forward to a reunion with the youngsters they helped save.

Car smashes into pedestrians in Tokyo, killing 2 on bicycle

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:09am

A car driven by an 87-year-old man smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection on Friday, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck, Japanese police said. Eight people were reportedly injured.

Wave of police suicides sparks protests in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:09am

French police officers are calling for an urgent meeting with Interior minister Christophe Castaner after two of their colleagues killed themselves this week, taking the number of suicides in police ranks to 28 since the start of the year.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian charged with killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:55am

The Israeli military has demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with the killing of a 19-year-old Israeli woman.

Report: At least 13 dead in South Africa church collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:34am

Local media in South Africa report that at least 13 people are dead after part of a church collapsed.

Mali's prime minister resigns amid criticism over insecurity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:24am

Mali's prime minister has resigned after pressure over growing insecurity in the West African nation including a recent massacre.

Sudanese protest organizers step up pressure on military

Fay Abuelgasim, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:49am

Sudanese protest organizers on Friday stepped up calls for a swift transfer of power, saying they will announce an interim ruling council they want to see take over from the military that ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against him.

Macron meets officials, eyes Notre Dame for legacy-building

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:39am

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to set out ideas for the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral during meetings Friday with officials from the United Nations' cultural agency.

Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:17am

Police in Northern Ireland said Friday the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.

China sentences military veterans for protesting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:09am

Chinese courts announced multiple-year prison sentences Friday for more than three dozen military veterans who protested over the lack of benefits, saying the former soldiers had disrupted social order in a bid to further their own interests.

More yellow vest protests despite Notre Dame fire

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:44am

For many yellow vest protesters, the stinging sadness that came with the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has quickly given way to boiling anger.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump and his onetime counsel Don McGahn are not particularly close. In fact, McGahn was barely on speaking terms with Trump when he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude. The former White House Counsel's persistent efforts to run interference on the president's raging demands may have helped save Trump's presidency _ largely from Trump himself.