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2nd night of violent protests in St. Louis after verdict

  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police in riot gear, who eventually moved in and made ... Read More »

The Latest: Some public transportation halted after violence

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): Violence during a protest in a St. Louis suburb has forced the public transportation agency Metro to suspend light rail and bus service to that area until Sunday. Metro said on ... Read More »

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to reach the country’s nuclear goals, according to state media. The aim was to establish “equilibrium” of military force with the US, the KCNA news agency quoted him as saying. Mr Kim’s comments come after North Korea fired its latest missile over Japan – in what is being described as the country’s farthest-reaching ... Read More »

Parsons Green: Police hunt bomber behind Tube attack

A manhunt is under way to find the person behind Friday’s rush hour Tube bombing in south-west London. Police said they were “chasing down suspects” and had hundreds of officers trawling CCTV in the wake of the District Line attack, which injured 29. The UK terror threat has been raised to critical – the highest level – meaning an attack ... Read More »

Protests follow ex-St. Louis officer’s acquittal in killing

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, and hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the streets of downtown St. Louis and later an upscale neighborhood to protest the verdict that had stirred fears of civil unrest for weeks. Ahead of ... Read More »

Defiant N. Korea leader says he will complete nuke program

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North’s “highly provocative” ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency carried Kim’s comments on Saturday — a ... Read More »

The Latest: Reports of burns among passengers on Tube train

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on an incident at a subway station in London (all times local): A commuter whose train had just left the Parsons Green station in southwest London says there was panic after a woman on the platform saw what appeared to be an explosion. Richard Aylmer-Hall said he saw several people injured, apparently trampled as they ... Read More »

Sirens sound as North Korea again sends a missile over Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Warning sirens blared when the North Korean missile was launched and again when it passed over Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido as residents were just starting their day. Community loudspeakers instructed people to get inside any building and go to the basement. TV stations relayed the warnings and residents in several prefectures got the emergency message on ... Read More »

Trump and Democrats ‘reach deal’ over Daca ‘Dreamers’

Two top US Democrats say they have reached a deal with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of young undocumented migrants from deportation. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said they also agreed to work on a border security package that would exclude Mr Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico. However, the White House denied the wall had been excluded from proposals. ... Read More »

Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence despite region’s fears

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s Kurds vote this month on whether or not they support independence for their enclave in the country’s north, a step toward their long-held dream of statehood. The outcome, almost certain to be “yes,” will further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the Islamic State group. A “yes” vote won’t mean immediate independence ... Read More »