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Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages
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BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim
The Latest: Montenegro attacker was former Serb soldier
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PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The Latest on the attack on the U.S. embassy in Montenegro (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The man who hurled a bomb into the U.S. embassy compound in the capital Podgorica and then killed himself was an ex-soldier decorated by former Serbian strongman Slobodan
India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case
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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's federal investigating agency on Tuesday arrested another five executives as it swooped down on companies run by two main suspects in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case that continued for six years. Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman Abhished Dayal said the
Pakistan's top court rules against disqualified PM Sharif
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, declaring that anyone disqualified from holding office cannot serve as head of a political party. The decision will likely force Sharif to step down as president of Pakistan's ruling Muslim
At least 44 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru
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LIMA, Peru (AP) — A double-deck bus ran off the Panamerican Highway and tumbled 200 meters (about 650 feet) down a cliff in southern Peru on Wednesday, and police said at least 44 people died. Highway Police chief Jorge Castillo told The Associated Press that the death toll had risen as
50 girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attack
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — About 50 girls have been missing since Boko Haram extremists attacked a village in northern Nigeria that has a girls' boarding school, provoking fears they may have kidnapped like those from the town of Chibok nearly four years ago. Authorities had no credible
Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'
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DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior. North America President Raj Nair is leaving the company effective immediately, Ford said in a statement. His replacement has not yet been named. Ford officials would not specify
Venezuela's Maduro calls for early Congress vote as well
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is doubling-down on plans to concentrate power by calling Wednesday for early congressional elections to coincide with a presidential vote in April that opponents hours earlier said they would boycott unless steps are taken to ease fears it's
Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs
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BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and
'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and
State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations that could topple him from power. The
Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids
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BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but leaving some basic questions
With new elections near, US strains to curb Russia meddling
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal
Maduro: Digital currency puts Venezuela on tech vanguard
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Cash-strapped Venezuela on Tuesday became the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move President Nicolas Maduro celebrated as putting his country on the world's technological forefront. In its first hours on the market, the so-called petro racked in
Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing
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TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Stanley Vernon Majors was convicted earlier this month of gunning down 37-year-old