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Thai police search for more firearms in said plot to kill PM

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday that they’re looking for more weapons believed to be part of a plot to assassinate the prime minister, after police discovered guns and thousands of bullets allegedly belonging to an anti-establishment leader. Police found over a dozen guns, around 6,000 bullets, knives, drugs, …

Cambodian PM promises vigorous probe into critic’s killing

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s prime minister said Monday that authorities will conduct a vigorous investigation to uncover any conspiracy behind the shooting death of a government critic, and urged the opposition not to use the assassination to incite people. Kem Ley, 45, was killed at a gas station …

Mary Todd Lincoln funeral ledger found in Illinois capital

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An itemized list believed to be from former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s funeral has resurfaced after two of the oldest funeral homes in Springfield, Illinois, merged. The list shows her 1882 funeral cost almost $280, with expenses ranging from $225 for a casket to $1.50 …

Outrage after Venezuela opposition leader killed

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The slaying of a Venezuelan opposition leader at a campaign rally is becoming an international flashpoint a week before critical congressional elections. The United Nations’ human rights office called on Venezuela’s government Friday to protect opposition leaders following the shooting death of a politician campaigning against …

Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia’s government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors. Maduro said during a visit to Vietnam that the …