• In this March 30, 2016, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a media availability at the State Department in Washington. Kerry, who will accompany Obama in May when he becomes the third consecutive U.S. president to visit Vietnam, is headlining a gathering of big names assembled to again revisit the Vietnam War at the presidential library of Lyndon B. Johnson in Austin. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Secretary Kerry to revisit Vietnam War before Obama trip

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Before joining President Barack Obama on his first trip to Vietnam next month, Secretary of State John Kerry will take a day to reflect on his long and complicated history with the Asian country, first as a soldier and later as a war protester and statesman.

  • Sabha al-Wawi, right, Palestinian mother of 12-year-old Dima al-Wawi, imprisoned by Israel for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack, comforts her daughter, after her release from an Israeli prison, at Jabara checkpoint near the West Bank town of Tulkarem, Sunday, April 24, 2016. Al-Wawi who was imprisoned after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement has been released Sunday. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed))

    Israel frees youngest Palestinian prisoner

    HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — A 12-year-old Palestinian girl, imprisoned by Israel after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack on Israelis in a West Bank settlement, returned home Sunday after she was freed early following an appeal.

  • In this Monday, April 18, 2016 photo, tourists read names on a memorial in Port Arthur, Tasmania state, Australia, where 35 people were killed by a lone gunman in 1996. The massacre galvanized Australia to drastically clamp down on guns. Today, as Australia approaches the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy - to be remembered with a ceremony Thursday, April 28 - there is renewed debate over guns amid a review of the landmark National Firearms Agreement, adopted after the 1996 attack, and the loosening of some gun-related regulations. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

    Renewed gun debate in Australia 20 years after mass shooting

    PORT ARTHUR, Australia (AP) — Carolyn Loughton still carries a bullet in her shoulder from one of the world’s worst mass shootings that killed her daughter 20 years ago and galvanized Australia to drastically clamp down on guns.

  • North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong answers questions during an interview, Saturday, April 23, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    AP Exclusive: N. Korea to halt nuke tests if US stops drills

    NEW YORK (AP) — North Korea is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, the North Korean foreign minister told The Associated Press in an interview in which he also warned that his country won’t be cowed by international sanctions.

  • In this Saturday, April 16, 2016 photo, a woman shops at the Hamadiyah market, or souk in Arabic, that was named after the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II, in the Old city of Damascus, Syria. In Damascus, it is easy to forget the war beyond. The airstrikes, the ruins and starvation, sometimes only few miles away, seem distant and unseen. Since a partial cease-fire went into effect at the end of February, the mortar shells from opposition-held suburbs have stopped.  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    In Damascus, an uneasy stability boosts Syria’s Assad

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Looking out from the Syrian capital these days, one can understand why President Bashar Assad would be in no hurry to make concessions at peace talks in Geneva, let alone consider stepping down as the opposition demands.

  • University professor hacked to death in Bangladesh

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A university professor on his way to work in northwestern Bangladesh was hacked to death Saturday in an attack similar to other killings by suspected Muslim militants, police said.