CANBERRA, Australia | Australian police arrest man over Israeli student’s death

CANBERRA, Australia —Jan 18, 2019—Australian police arrested a man Friday for questioning over the death of an Israeli student in Melbourne, while the victim’s tearful father visited the flower-strewn crime scene where her body was found. Aiia Maasarwe was slain at 12:10 a.m. on Wednesday shortly after she got off a tram in the Melbourne … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australian police arrest man over Israeli student’s death

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe in ‘total internet shutdown’ amid violent crackdown

HARARE, Zimbabwe—Jan 18, 2019—Zimbabwe on Friday faced a “total internet shutdown,” a media group said, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital after alleged assaults by security forces. “Our country is going through one of the most trying periods … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe in ‘total internet shutdown’ amid violent crackdown

LONDON | May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

LONDON—Jan 18, 2019—Talks to end Britain’s Brexit stalemate appear deadlocked, with neither Prime Minister Theresa May nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions. May has been meeting politicians from several parties in a bid to find a way forward after her European Union divorce deal was rejected by Parliament this week. But … Continue reading LONDON | May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Collins beats Garcia, into Aussie Open 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia— The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Danielle Collins has beaten No. 19-seeded Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 at the Australian Open to reach the fourth round of a major for the first time. The 25-year-old American, who opened with an upset win over No. 14 Julia Goerges, … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Collins beats Garcia, into Aussie Open 4th round

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Lawyer for ailing radical cleric who inspired Bali bombers says Indonesian gov’t will release him from prison next week

JAKARTA, Indonesia —Jan 18, 2019—Lawyer for ailing radical cleric who inspired Bali bombers says Indonesian gov’t will release him from prison next week. By Associated Press

BEIJING | Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

BEIJING  —Jan 18, 2019— Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war. Shares in China posted solid gains. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London’s FTSE 100 gained 0.7 percent to 6,882.48 and Germany‘s DAX advanced 0.3 percent to 10,931.24. France’s CAC 40 shed 0.3 … Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

NAIROBI, Kenya | Son of Kenyan military officer named as 1 of Nairobi gunmen

NAIROBI, Kenya—Jan 18, 2019—Kenyan investigators say one of the extremists who attacked a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi this week was a son of a Kenyan military officer. A senior police official says the military officer was summoned for questioning about when he last saw his son and any other details. The police official … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Son of Kenyan military officer named as 1 of Nairobi gunmen

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 18, 2019— Congo’s constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge to the presidential election results. But the African Union continental body has issued a surprise last-minute request for Congo’s government to suspend the announcement of final results, citing “serious doubts” about the vote. Declared runner-up Martin … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge