• Hong Kong protesters continue past march’s end point

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, with some of the marchers defacing a national Chinese emblem in their latest expression of protest against mainland authorities.

    Updated: 8:07 am

  • UK navy heard in audio trying to thwart Iran ship seizure

    LONDON (AP) — In an audio recording released Sunday, a British naval officer insists that a British-flagged oil tanker must be allowed to sail through the Strait of Hormuz as Iranian paramilitary forces demand that the vessel change course before commandeering it.

    Updated: 7:45 am

  • Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killed

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30.

  • Exit polls: Japan’s ruling bloc secures upper house majority

    TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition appeared certain to hold onto a majority in Japan’s upper house of parliament, with exit polls from Sunday’s election indicating he could even close in on the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions.

  • With Boris Johnson tipped to win PM race, UK eyes rocky ride

    LONDON (AP) — Britain is getting a new prime minister. Buckle up for a rocky ride.

  • Iran says British tanker seized because of collision

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain’s role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a helicopter onto the vessel in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

    Updated: 11:35 pm

  • Russian capsule carrying 3 docks with space station

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has docked with the International Space Station after a fast-track trip to the orbiting laboratory.

  • Iran tanker seizure linked to earlier act by UK marines

    LONDON (AP) — Taken on its own, Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz may seem like a brazen act of aggression, a provocative poke in the nose to both Britain and its ally, the United States.

  • Iran denies US destroyed an Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

    LONDON (AP) — Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West.

  • The Latest: Trump says ‘no doubt’ Iran drone was destroyed

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local):