• Evo Morales flees crisis-torn Bolivia after deadly clashes

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales, who transformed Bolivia as its first indigenous president, flew to exile in Mexico on Tuesday after weeks of violent protests, leaving behind a confused power vacuum in the Andean nation.

    Updated: 10:31 am

  • AP Photos: Portraits of Hong Kong’s masked protesters

    HONG KONG (AP) — For many protesters in Hong Kong, identity is entwined with surveillance.

  • AP Explains: A look at the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip has killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta, a senior official with the Islamic Jihad militant group, setting off the worst bout of fighting in recent months. Islamic Jihad is one of several groups fighting Israel, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.

  • Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three years ago.

    Updated: 7:38 am

  • Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Tourists and Venetians alike donned high boots and took to strategically placed raised walkways on Tuesday to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city.

  • Asian shares advance as investors await US-China trade moves

    BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose Tuesday as investor awaited news on progress in negotiations on the trade dispute between China and the United States.

    Updated: 6:07 am

  • Police, protesters face off in renewed clashes in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (AP) — Police and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime on Tuesday in another day of protest in Hong Kong.

    Updated: 3:14 am

  • WFP chief vows more ‘aggressive’ action on sexual harassment

    CAIRO (AP) — In the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffers, the leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers.

  • China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

    XINING, China (AP) — There’s a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world’s last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power lines. At night, the illuminated signs of Sinopec gas stations cast a red glow over newly built highways.

  • Bolivia in power void as Morales, would-be successors resign

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation and a tearful opposition leader laid out a possible path toward new elections.