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US-led coalition against IS extremists re-examines strategy
PARIS (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister and international allies are gathering in Paris to re-examine their strategy against Islamic State extremists, after the group's recent gains.... 6/2/2015 6:19 AM

Malaysian brothers get settlement in Flight 370 law suit
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Two Malaysian boys whose father was a passenger on the jetliner that vanished in March last year secured an out of court settlement in the tragedy's first legal case against Malaysia Airlines and the government.... 6/2/2015 6:03 AM

Report: War in Afghanistan since 2001 has killed 100,000
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- War in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion overthrew the Taliban regime and sparked an insurgency has killed almost 100,000 people, and wounded the same number, according to a new report from Brown University.... 6/2/2015 5:56 AM

Report: Survivors yell for help in China boat sinking
BEIJING (AP) -- Rescuers pulled out six trapped survivors after hearing cries for help Tuesday from inside a capsized cruise ship that went down overnight in a storm on China's Yangtze River with 458 people aboard, most of them elderly, state broadcaster CCTV said.... 6/2/2015 5:53 AM

The Latest on China Boat Sinking: Relatives gather and wait
BEIJING (AP) -- The latest on the capsized cruise ship on China's Yangtze River:... 6/2/2015 5:49 AM

Solar Impulse waits out weather before take-off for Hawaii
TOKYO (AP) -- Ultimately when it comes to adventure, however advanced the technology, the weather holds the trump card.... 6/2/2015 4:04 AM

South Korea reports 2 deaths from MERS
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of the virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.... 6/2/2015 3:39 AM

Judge awards billions to Quebec smokers
MONTREAL (AP) -- A judge has awarded more than $15 billion Canadian (US$12 billion) to Quebec smokers in a case that pitted them against three giant tobacco companies. The case is believed to be the biggest class-action lawsuit ever seen in Canada.... 6/2/2015 3:37 AM

UN says gays are victims of violent abuse all over the world
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. human rights chief said in a new report that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people are victims of "pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination" in all regions of the world and cites hundreds of hate-related killings.... 6/2/2015 3:13 AM

Sepp Blatter, FIFA facing more criticism this week
LONDON (AP) -- In the House of Commons, they're calling for Sepp Blatter's head. And even inside the FIFA president's own executive committee, there is the threat of resignation.... 6/2/2015 2:27 AM

Argentine government rejects negotiations with holdout funds
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's government is again rejecting negotiations with a group of hedge funds that hold some of the government's bonds, arguing that the U.S.-led group has created a tense environment by harassing the South American nation.... 6/2/2015 2:11 AM

Nicaragua says study finds canal 'viable'; no details public
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- An environmental study has concluded a planned $50 billion canal across this Central American nation is "viable," officials said Monday, but without releasing details of the report.... 6/2/2015 1:54 AM

UN official says Ebola will end in Sierra Leone in weeks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Ebola chief said Monday he believes "it's only a matter of weeks" before the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone ends, but stopping the deadly disease in Guinea will take more time because in some areas unsafe traditions still hold sway over what's good for people's health.... 6/2/2015 1:20 AM

Bahamas police probe deaths of 2 employees of cruise lines
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Bahamian authorities are investigating the deaths of two crew members on separate cruise ships that were in the islands' waters.... 6/1/2015 11:55 PM

Don't take a seat: Panel says you should stand for 2 hours
LONDON (AP) -- Are you sitting down? In that case, you should probably stand up before reading this.... 6/1/2015 10:51 PM

Iconic impressionist image by Manet up for sale at Sotheby's
LONDON (AP) -- One of the defining images of French impressionism is up for sale, as Sotheby's auctions Edouard Manet's "Le Bar aux Folies-Bergere."... 6/1/2015 10:48 PM

Central Bank of Nigeria executives arrested in $33m theft
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Financial crime agents arrested 21 bankers including senior executives of the Central Bank of Nigeria for the theft of $33 million worth of defaced naira currency notes, Nigerian officials said Monday.... 6/1/2015 10:17 PM

Argentine police didn't use gloves in dead prosecutor's home
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The lead investigator in the mysterious death of a prosecutor who had accused Argentina's president of wrongdoing came under sharp criticism Monday for a video showing police working without latex gloves where Alberto Nisman's body was found.... 6/1/2015 10:05 PM

Jewish protesters try to block Christian ritual at holy site
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say they forcibly removed dozens of Jewish protesters trying to prevent a Christian ritual from taking place at a holy site revered in both religions.... 6/1/2015 9:54 PM

Brazil students make art out of trash plucked off Rio shore
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Forget pricey imported oil paints and exorbitant blocks of marble. Art students at a Brazilian university have taken advantage of one material they have in endless and free supply - trash - to create an exhibition that aims to draw attention to the fetid state of Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events are to be held next year.... 6/1/2015 9:50 PM

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