UK mourns Jo Cox as group says suspect had far-right ties

BIRSTALL, England (AP) — Campaigning in Britain's European Union membership referendum remained suspended Friday as the country paused in shock at the daylight slaying of lawmaker Jo Cox.

  • Written by SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

Hong Kong bookseller's revelations deepen rift with Beijing

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong bookseller's revelation of months spent in harrowing detention by mainland Chinese authorities is inflaming tense relations between the semiautonomous city and Beijing, with pro-democracy activists staging protests Friday.

  • Written by KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press

No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. She hoped at least one of her teachers would show up.

  • Written by HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press

Pakistani woman throws acid at man who refused to marry her

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A woman in Pakistan was arrested for allegedly throwing acid on a man who refused to marry her, police said Friday, marking an unusual case in a country where rates of violence against women are high.

  • Written by MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press

US commander in Afghanistan submits his 3-month take on war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new U.S. commander in Afghanistan has submitted his first three-month assessment of the situation in the war-torn country and what it's going to take to defeat the Taliban, a U.S. military official has told The Associated Press.

  • Written by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press