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Brother's teasing proved prophetic before NZ mosque shooting
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) She wonders now if that moment was a prophecy, if her brother somehow knew it was the last time they'd see each other. Or maybe he was just teasing her, like he always did. But whatever the whole thing meant, Aya Al-Umari likes to believe it was her brother's way of saying goodbye.
Mar 18 3:57PM AP

Orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times with air gun
SIBOLANGIT, Indonesia (AP) An endangered orangutan with a young baby on Indonesia's Sumatra island was blinded after being shot at least 74 times with an air gun, an official and veterinarian said Monday.
Mar 18 2:42PM AP

New Zealand's darkest day: 36 minutes of terror
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) On March 15, New Zealand changed. Some are calling it a loss of innocence, a reminder that distance doesn't bring protection against violence. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change gun laws and investigate what went wrong.
Mar 18 2:37PM AP

Trump says media trying to blame him for NZ massacre
WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump says he is unfairly being blamed for the New Zealand mosque massacre.
Mar 18 2:11PM AP

Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill over 80
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday.
Mar 18 9:11AM AP

Subway first step in easing Indonesia capital's carmageddon
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Commuting in Indonesia's gridlocked capital will for some involve less frustration, sweat and fumes when its first subway line opens later this month.
Mar 18 4:01AM AP

The Latest: Australia spending on securing places of worship
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):
Mar 18 3:34AM AP

Christchurch gun shop sold rifles online to accused shooter
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) A Christchurch gun shop on Monday acknowledged selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings that have upturned New Zealand's reputation as among the world's most tolerant and safe nations.
Mar 18 3:17AM AP

Thiem edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Roger Federer came out playing like his legendary self. Dominic Thiem needed a set to adjust to what he was seeing across the net.
Mar 18 2:53AM AP

White House aide says 'absurd' to link mosque shooter, Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump "is not a white supremacist" and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are "absurd."
Mar 17 7:38PM AP

Quake-triggered landslide kills 2 on Indonesia's Lombok
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) A moderately strong earthquake triggered a landslide that hit a popular waterfall on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens, officials said. Hundreds of homes were damaged by the quake.
Mar 17 2:59PM AP

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.
Mar 17 1:59PM AP

Bangladeshi FIFA council member jailed
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) A Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate on Saturday sent FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron to jail after rejecting her bail application in a defamation case filed over remarks deemed to be derogatory about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Mar 17 1:59PM AP

Toddler with an old soul: Young victim of NZ attack mourned
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) He spent just three years on this earth, but in some ways, a friend said, he seemed like an old soul. Before he became the youngest known victim of Christchurch's mass shooting, 3-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim had possessed an intelligence beyond his years, and an affinity for his elders.
Mar 17 11:06AM AP

After massacre, New Zealand leader shows resolve, empathy
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) The attributes that helped Jacinda Ardern rise to become New Zealand's leader at age 37 include her optimistic outlook and bright personality. And she became an inspiration to working women around the world last year when she gave birth to a daughter, Neve.
Mar 17 9:07AM AP

Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Hamilton to win Australian GP
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Valterri Bottas can't really explain how he got from playing the loyal lieutenant to Lewis Hamilton and failing to win a race last season, to upstaging his Mercedes teammate for victory in Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 17 9:00AM AP

The Latest: Fund to help mosque shooting victims raises $3M
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local):
Mar 17 8:41AM AP

Afghan troops go missing after fleeing battle with Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Around 100 Afghan soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighboring Turkmenistan during a weeklong battle with the Taliban, officials said Sunday, in the latest setback for the country's battered security forces.
Mar 17 8:07AM AP

Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Three students from Cashmere High School were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers when an attacker burst in as part of a rampage that left 50 dead across the New Zealand city of Christchurch. When classes resume Monday, none will be there.
Mar 17 7:58AM AP

Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Three students from Cashmere High School were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers when an attacker burst in as part of a rampage that left 50 dead across the New Zealand city of Christchurch. When classes resume Monday, none will be there.
Mar 17 7:58AM AP