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  • Report: Iran summons Saudi envoy over Yemen strike

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says the Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia’s envoy over an airstrike near Tehran’s embassy in Yemen. It says Iran warned the Saudi charge d’affaires late…

  • UN officials didn’t follow up on sex abuse claims for months

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.’s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn’t follow…

  • Fire at rest home in central China kills 38 people

    BEIJING (AP) — A fire swept through a rest home in central China, killing 38 people and injuring six, Chinese authorities said Tuesday. The fire broke out Monday night in an apartment building being used…

  • Australia to pass law to strip citizenship for terror crimes

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a…

  • Corporate maneuver at Samsung strengthens heir’s influence

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward ensuring the son of the group’s ailing chairman inherits control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate. Samsung said Tuesday…

  • Malaysia: Human traffickers’ camps had 139 suspected graves

    WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities say a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light…

  • China downplays South China Sea island development

    BEIJING (AP) — China is comparing its controversial island reclamation project in the South China Sea to ordinary construction going on in other parts of the country, such as the building of roads and apartments.…

  • Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban

    HAVANA (AP) — “Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No.” That’s what the U.S. Treasury Department website says. And yet Havana is loaded with Americans, from the Floridita bar, where they pose for…

  • Stunning 36 percent rise in US visits to Cuba since January

    HAVANA (AP) — The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from…

  • AP PHOTOS: Indigenous beauty queen chosen in Ecuador

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — There was no bathing suit or modern evening gown competition in this beauty contest. Instead, the young Ecuadorean women competing in the event for indigenous beauties wore native costumes and headwear.…

  • Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

    LONDON (AP) — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. She knew he did not want…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote, ousting incumbent WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland’s presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.…

  • Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal…

  • Taiwan proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou laid out a plan Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbors by expanding islets with landfill to…

  • AP PHOTOS: India’s Modi shows media savvy in his first year

    NEW DELHI (AP) — As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wraps up his first year on the job, one thing is clear: He understands the power of a good photo. A selfie with Chinese Premier…