21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead

BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine have been confirmed dead, and four people have been arrested in connection with the disaster, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

S. Koreans rally for 6th weekend calling for leader's ouster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Rallying for the sixth straight weekend in what has become perhaps South Korea's biggest protest movement ever, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Seoul got the closest yet Saturday to the president they desperately want removed.

  • Written by KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

Alabama inmate seeks execution stay from US Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his upcoming execution to consider whether a judge should have been able to give him a death sentence when the jury recommended life imprisonment.

  • Written by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

Indonesia police release treason suspects, continue probe

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said they released eight people Saturday who were arrested a day earlier for suspected treason and other crimes. They said they were continuing to investigate the eight, who include prominent citizens, and that three others who were arrested were still being held for questioning.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

VELES, Macedonia (AP) — On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case for why lying is more lucrative than the truth.

  • Written by ZANA CIMILI, Associated Press; RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press