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Taliban frees 235 villagers in northern Afghanistan
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have released 235 civilians held since insurgents seized control of an area in northern Sari Pul province five days ago. Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Wednesday the civilians were released after
South Africa's president survives no-confidence motion again
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence vote Tuesday in the seventh and most serious attempt to unseat him after months of growing anger in South Africa over alleged corruption and a sinking economy. But his African National Congress party, which has ruled since the
The Latest: Death toll in China's Sichuan quake rises to 13
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BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in China (all times local): 9:50 a.m. A local government in southwest China says the death toll from a strong earthquake has risen to 13 with 175 injured. The government in Aba prefecture in Sichuan province says 28 of the people are seriously
Mexico drug leader, son indicted on US drug charges
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Sinaloa cartel leader and his son have been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States in what U.S. authorities called a blow to one of Mexico's most powerful drug rings. The indictment against Damaso Lopez Nunez was unsealed in Virginia as his 29-year-old son
Guam residents fear attack after North Korea statements
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HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Residents of the U.S. territory Guam say they're afraid after being caught in the middle of rising tensions between President Donald Trump and North Korea, but Gov. Eddie Calvo reassured his constituents that there is no threat to the island. The North Korean army said
Kenyan president leads in nearly complete election results
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was leading challenger Raila Odinga by a significant margin Wednesday in nearly complete election results, but the opposition said the counting process was flawed and disputed the tally. The website of Kenya's election commission showed
Kenya opposition disputes vote count showing president ahead
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From the Indian Ocean coast to Rift Valley towns to Nairobi's slums, Kenyans turned out in large numbers to vote Tuesday in an election pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term
Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have recommended a 12-year jail term for Lee Jae-yong, 49-year-old billionaire heir of the Samsung business empire, urging a court to convict him of bribery and other crimes. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, became emotional Monday
South Africa lawmakers to hold secret ballot Tuesday on Zuma
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's parliament will vote by secret ballot Tuesday on a motion of no confidence on President Jacob Zuma, the legislative body's speaker announced. Monday's surprise announcement on the vote, which could end Zuma's presidency, was made by National Assembly Speaker
Dueling factions in Venezuela stake claims at power
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Pro- and anti-government factions dug themselves further into their trenches Monday amid Venezuela's deepening political crisis, with each side staking a claim to the powers granted them by dueling national assemblies. The new chief prosecutor who replaced an
North Korea vows harsh retaliation against new UN sanctions
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The warning came two days after the U.N.
Malaysia launches inquiry over forex losses under Mahathir
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government on Tuesday launched an inquiry into massive foreign exchange losses by the central bank more than two decades ago, in a probe that could lead to criminal prosecution for former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Opposition leaders slammed the
9/11 victim's remains identified nearly 16 years later
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NEW YORK (AP) — The remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years after the terror attacks, medical examiners said Monday. His name was withheld at his family's request, the New York City medical examiner's office said. The announcement
Google CEO slams memo on gender as employee reportedly fired
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NEW YORK (AP) — A memo written by a male engineer at Google about gender differences sparked a quick rebuttal from Google after it circulated widely online. Google CEO Sundar Pichai denounced the memo in an email on Monday for "advancing harmful gender stereotypes" and said he was cutting
Kenyans choose next president in fiercely contested vote
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans on Tuesday voted in large numbers an election that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term stability as well as the ethnic allegiances that shadow its democracy. Voters
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