• No uniform swing in early Australian election vote counting

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister has conceded defeat after an election that could deliver a minority government.

  • AP PHOTOS: A POW’s legacy of Mariupol siege pictures

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Somewhere inside the grimly defended Mariupol steel plant, where he and his comrades were making their last stand, one Ukrainian soldier was tackling a crossword puzzle.

  • Palestinian teen shot in Israeli raid in occupied West Bank

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a teenage Palestinian boy as fighting erupted when soldiers entered a volatile town in the occupied West Bank early Saturday, the Palestinian health ministry and local media said.

  • Asian stocks rise after Wall St slips closer to bear market

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street rumbled to the edge of a bear market Friday after another drop for stocks briefly sent the S&P 500 more than 20% below its peak set early this year.

  • The AP Interview: New Pakistani FM seeks better ties with US

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s new foreign minister says the United States and his country must move beyond past tensions over Afghanistan and are entering a new engagement after years of strained relations under former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

  • Monkeypox spreads in West, baffling African scientists

    LONDON (AP) — Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America.

  • Bach says Russia ban is to protect athletes, not punish them

    GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes and officials who have been banned from international sports because of the war in Ukraine are being protected rather than punished, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Friday.

  • Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians’ families

    BEIRUT (AP) — For years, the Siyam family clung to hope they would one day be reunited with their son Wassim, who they believed was being held in a Syrian government prison after he went missing at a checkpoint nearly a decade ago.

  • Elon Musk visits Brazil’s Bolsonaro to discuss Amazon plans

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Telsa and SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk met with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday to discuss connectivity and other projects in the Amazon rainforest.

  • Australia set to go to polls in expected close election

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians will go to the polls on Saturday following a six-week campaign that has focused on pandemic-fueled inflation, climate change and fears of a Chinese military outpost being established less than 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) off Australia’s shore.