The Latest: Caravan moves back from Guatemala-Mexico gate

Central American migrants sit on the bridge over the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. …

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

The body of a victim of Friday’s train accident is carried in for cremation in Amritsar, India, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing more than 50 people and injuring dozens more, police said. (Prabhjot Gill/Associated Press) NEW …

Japan deepens Southeast Asian ties with airmen program

SINGAPORE — Japan’s defense minister says he plans to start a program for professional airmen to strengthen ties between his country and Southeast Asia. Takeshi Iwaya says the program fits in with the government’s vision to raise defense cooperation with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which has “gained momentum” since it was announced …

Editor of Maryland newspaper where five people were killed wins award | US news

The editor of a Maryland newspaper where five people were killed in a mass shooting in June has won the Benjamin C Bradlee editor of the year award. The National Press Foundation announced the award Friday to Rick Hutzell, editor of Capital Gazette Communications in Annapolis, Maryland. “We saw courage in the face of unimaginable …

At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

NEW DELHI — A Congress party leader says at least 50 people are dead after they were run over by a train in northern India. Pratap Singh Bajwa says the victims were watching fireworks during a religious festival on Friday. They crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state. …

Brit, Canadian face 10 years in jail for spraying Thai wall

BANGKOK — Police say a Briton and Canadian face up to 10 years in prison on charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall in northern Thailand. Security camera footage purportedly shows Furlong Lee and Canadian Brittney Lorretta Katherine Schneider, both 23, spraying a message on the walls of the Tha Pae Gate in the …

The Latest: Mexican officials say activist resisted arrest

GUATEMALA CITY — The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants trying to advance toward the United States. (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Mexican immigration officials say activist Irineo Mujica, who has dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship, is accused of property damage and resisting arrest. A statement from the officials says that Mujica attacked …

The Latest: Trump lauds Mexico for sending police to border

Honduran migrants are seen walking along a highway in Cocales, Gautemala, on their way to the U.S. border, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what …

Turkish restaurant set on fire in German city of Chemnitz

BERLIN — German police say unidentified assailants apparently started a fire at a Turkish restaurant in an eastern city that saw violent anti-migrant protests recently. Saxony state police said residents were woken up by a loud bang at the restaurant in Chemnitz early Thursday, followed by smoke. They saw three people running away and getting …