• In this May 11, 2016, photo, a tiger roars as he sits in a nonpublic area at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The zoo is one of at least 20 nationally who are helping The Prusten Project capture audio of tigers. Organizers are building a computer program with the zoo audio to be used to build a computer program that will be used when they start recording tigers in the wild next year. The program is expected to identify tigers by their voices, which will help determine more accurate population numbers so organizations know where to focus protection efforts. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

    Recordings of tiger sounds aim to help save wild population

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tigers use a grunt-like snort called chuffing as a greeting, short roars for intimidation and long roars to find mates.

  • Thai bomb squad officers examine the wreckage of a car after an explosion outside a hotel in Pattani province, southern Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Two bombs exploded late Tuesday near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)

    1 killed, 29 wounded as 2 bombs hit southern Thailand

    PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Two bombs exploded near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing one employee and wounding 29 people, police and hospital officials said Wednesday.

  • Visitors feed dogs at the newly opened Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. One of the most popular attractions at the zoo might come as a surprise to foreign visitors. Just across the way from the hippopotamus pen and the reptile house, dozens of varieties of dogs _ including schnauzers, German shepherds, Shih Tzus and Saint Bernards _ are on display in the 'dog pavilion.' (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Lions, tigers and poodles? Dogs a big draw at Pyongyang zoo

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Lions, tigers and poodles?

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, talks with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, right, during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Manila. Duterte said last week that he would not raise maritime disputes with China at a meeting of Southeast Asian nations in Laos next month, preferring to talk quietly with Chinese officials. (Noel Celis/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea dispute

    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves:

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he talks during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Manila. The Philippines' brash-talking president has threatened to withdraw his country from the United Nations in his latest outburst against critics of his anti-drugs campaign that has left hundreds of suspects dead. Duterte ridiculed the U.N. as inutile, and lashed at U.S. police killings of black men. (Noel Celis/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from UN, hits US

    DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ brash-talking president threatened Sunday to withdraw his country from the United Nations and lashed out at U.S. police killings of black men in his latest outburst against critics of his anti-drug campaign, which has left hundreds of suspects dead.

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  • Gold medal not the only prize for most Olympic champions

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling left Rio de Janeiro known as the man who defeated Michael Phelps. And as a millionaire.

  • In this Dec. 26, 2013, file photo, communist New People's Army (NPA) rebels perform in the hinterlands of Davao in Southern Philippines. Philippine communist rebels vowed Although less numerous and less violent than Muslim separatist rebels in the country’s south, the Maoists have outlived successive Philippine administrations and held out against constant military and police offensives, relying on clandestine cells to pass on orders to members from their exiled leaders. (AP Photo, File)

    AP EXPLAINS: Who are Philippine communist rebels?

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist rebels in the Philippines have fought one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies. Although less numerous and less violent than Muslim separatist rebels in the country’s south, the Maoists have outlived successive Philippine administrations and held out against constant military and police offensives, relying on clandestine cells to pass on orders from exiled leaders.

  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi visits the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shihuang in Xi'an in northwestern China's Shaanxi Province, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. China and Myanmar have pledged to forge closer ties as "blood brothers" following Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Beijing, her first diplomatic trip since taking power in March. (Li Yibo/Xinhua via AP)

    China, Myanmar vow closer ties after Suu Kyi visits Beijing

    BEIJING (AP) — China and Myanmar said Saturday that they have pledged to forge closer ties as “blood brothers,” as Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi got set to wrap up a visit to Beijing, her first diplomatic trip since taking power in March.