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  • Tears flow as Italy prepares state funeral for quake dead

    ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — Mourners sobbed and caressed coffins, some of them holding the bodies of young children, as Italy prepared to hold a state funeral for some victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a central mountainous area this week...

  • China says school condemned in TV pollution report is safe

    BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in eastern China say they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where an explosive state television report in April said hundreds of kids had fallen sick with illnesses including leukemia...

  • Malaysian students rally to demand prime minister's arrest

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian student activists have rallied to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into a massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund...

  • New Tunisian government approved, must fix economy

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Parliament has approved 41-year-old Youssef Chahed as prime minister along with a new government focused on turning around the economy and fighting terrorism...

  • Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful."..

  • Despite progress, US-Russia fall short on truce for Syria

    GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia say they have resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries, but were unable once again to forge a comprehensive agreement on stepping up cooperation to end the brutal war that has killed hundreds of thousands...

  • Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern Iraq

    QARQASHAH, Iraq (AP) — In the buildup to a long-awaited offensive on the city of Mosul, Kurdish forces are seizing new territory in northern Iraq that they say will become part of their autonomous region. The moves are further straining relations between the Kurds and the Baghdad government and Shiite militias, all ostensibly allies in the fight against the Islamic State group...

  • 'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island

    CHUUK STATE, Micronesia (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two stranded mariners were rescued Friday after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2c3bhOD.)..

  • UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity...

  • Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

    BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner...

  • Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

    PARIS (AP) — France's top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims...


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