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  • Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni capital

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes rocked Yemen’s capital, hitting a sprawling police commando camp in Sanaa sending black smoke billowing into the air and causing panic among residents in the early hours…

  • Sleek phone aims to be used as little as possible

    WASHINGTON — As phone makers strive to make smarter and more capable products, users devote more time and energy consuming, sharing, and creating content, and less time engaged with people. The inventors of a new…

  • Soccer world shocked by FIFA raids

    ZURICH (AP) — Latest developments following the launching of criminal proceedings against FIFA officials in separate U.S. and Swiss corruption probes. ____ 1131 a.m. FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio told a hastily convened news conference…

  • China fines chemical company $12M for polluting, jails staff

    BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams.…

  • Buddhists in Myanmar deny boat people are Rohingya

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Several hundred protesters in Myanmar’s main city are denying that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly…

  • Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis

    UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day. First, there…

  • Reform training sought for Singapore teen over blog, video

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Prosecutors in Singapore say they are seeking reform training for a teenager who is refusing probation and who again made public the video and blog posts a court deemed offensive earlier this…

  • Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon

    PARIS (AP) — France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris’ Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French…

  • Thailand revokes passports of ousted premier Thaksin

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have revoked two passports belonging to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra following an interview he gave in South Korea last week. The foreign ministry said Wednesday that police advised them…

  • Pakistan detains owner of firm said to market fake degrees

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday detained the owner of a software company accused of running a global network in selling fake degrees, officials said. In a raid on the Axact company offices…

  • India appoints 1st transgender as head of college

    KOLKATA, India (AP) — India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a college, a top education official said Wednesday. Manabi Banerjee, a transgender woman, will head the Krishnagar Women’s…

  • Local doctors destroy bone tumors in children without scalpels or needles

    WASHINGTON — She was an energetic little girl who liked nothing better than to dive into a pool with her swim team. Then the pain started “I felt like a monster was eating my leg,” says…

  • Police: Man arrested after choking woman with dog leash

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Hagerstown-area man has been charged with first- and second-degree assault after a Maryland State Police trooper saw him striking a woman and choking her with a dog leash.…

  • Multiple IS suicide attacks in Iraq’s Anbar kill 17 troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the…

  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing deported to US from Mexico

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico, authorities…