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  • Flight to UAE diverted to air base after bomb threat

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ state news agency says a commercial plane was diverted to a military airbase in Dubai after a passenger said the plane would explode. The WAM…

  • French far right patriarch to go before disciplinary board

    PARIS (AP) — The man who for nearly four decades headed France’s far-right National Front may now be on the fast-track to disgrace. Jean-Marie Le Pen goes before a party disciplinary board Monday over anti-Semitic…

  • Philippine military chief confirms wanted militant killed

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief confirmed Monday that wanted Filipino bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman, who has links to the Indonesian-based Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network and is a suspect in deadly bomb attacks…

  • Taiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with China

    BEIJING (AP) — The head of Taiwan’s Nationalists reaffirmed the party’s support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former…

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    This week in Latin America we saw images by Rodrigo Abd from the Peruvian Amazon community nicknamed “Venice of the Jungle” where residents live half the year on the water, with canoes replacing motorcycles as…

  • Asia stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China’s leaders promised more measures to shore up slowing growth. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.8 percent to 4,477.23 and…

  • S. Korea urges N. Korea to release New York Univ. student

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to quickly free a South Korean student of New York University detained in the North for illegally entering the country. Pyongyang’s state media…

  • Magnitude-5.6 quake jolts New Zealand; no major damage

    WANAKA, New Zealand (AP) — A magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolted the South Island of New Zealand Monday afternoon, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries. The United States Geological Survey put the…

  • Nepal’s wrenching choices: ‘I feel like I could die anytime’

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back in. As the aftershocks keep…

  • Australia says Europeans seek advice on stopping migrants

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Europeans grappling with mass migration from Libya were seeking information about Australia’s controversial success in stopping asylum seeker boats reaching its shores, the Australian prime minister said Monday. Refugee advocates and…

  • Airliner makes emergency landing at Vancouver airport

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport. Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington, when problems arose with…

  • Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Several thousand people from Israel’s Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback…

  • US pilot, Chinese killed in light aircraft crash in China

    BEIJING (AP) — An American pilot and a Chinese passenger have been killed in a light airplane crash in eastern China, state media reported. The official Xinhua news agency said Sunday night that neither of…

  • Puerto Rico governor signs order to legalize medical pot

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy public debate.…

  • Community leaders: Nigerian troops kill dozens of civilians

    JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops have killed dozens of civilians and razed scores of homes to avenge the deaths of six soldiers, community leaders and residents of central Plateau state charged on Sunday. A…