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Envoys from S. Korea, US, Japan discuss N.Korean nuke threat
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan met Wednesday for talks focused on coordinating a response to North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons program.... 5/27/2015 1:46 AM

Police catch 175 looters in China's biggest artifact find
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities say police have caught 175 looters who broke into a Neolithic archaeological site in what officials are calling the country's biggest recovery of stolen artifacts.... 5/27/2015 1:24 AM

Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing arrested in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight was arrested Tuesday in northern Mexico, officials said.... 5/27/2015 1:06 AM

Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.... 5/27/2015 1:02 AM

12 detained after fire kills 38 at seniors' home in China
BEIJING (AP) -- At least 12 people connected to the privately run home for the elderly in central China where 38 people died in a fire earlier this week have been taken into custody by the police, state media reported Wednesday.... 5/27/2015 12:56 AM

Australia warns children of foreign fighters risk charges
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian boy who was photographed holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier could reportedly return to Australia with his mother and siblings, prompting the prime minister to warn Wednesday that children as well as adults who break terrorism laws face prosecution.... 5/27/2015 12:33 AM

Militants lay siege to guesthouse in Afghanistan's capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Heavy gunfire and explosions broke out again early Wednesday in an upscale neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital, as police surrounded a guesthouse popular with foreigners thought to be under attack by insurgents.... 5/27/2015 12:29 AM

Gunmen try to kill Libya's recognized prime minister
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya's internationally recognized prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his government said.... 5/26/2015 11:23 PM

Puerto Rico lawmakers give final nod to sales tax increase
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Legislators on Tuesday narrowly approved an increase in the U.S. territory's sales tax to help generate more revenue and offset a deep fiscal crisis.... 5/26/2015 11:19 PM

UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria
GUBIO, Nigeria (AP) -- Children are now being seen as potential threats after an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 10:35 PM

Yemen fighters backing exiled government take southern city
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Fighters backing Yemen's exiled government captured a key city on the road to the port city of Aden, officials said Tuesday, the pro-government forces' first significant victory since a Saudi-led coalition began targeting Shiite rebels in airstrikes.... 5/26/2015 9:40 PM

Nigeria paying $800 million to oil suppliers to end crisis
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's outgoing government has agreed to pay a debt of $800 million to resolve a months-long fuel crisis crippling the economy days before the inauguration of a new president in the country, oil suppliers said Wednesday.... 5/26/2015 9:23 PM

Irish government agrees to sell its Aer Lingus stake to IAG
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland intends to sell its 25 percent stake in the Aer Lingus airline to IAG after receiving guarantees that the parent company of British Airways will increase employment and air links with the United States, the government announced Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 9:07 PM

AP NewsBreak: Russia, US close on Iran 'snap-back' sanctions
VIENNA (AP) -- Moscow and Washington are close to agreement on a formula that bridges differences over U.S. demands to quickly re-impose U.N. sanctions on Iran if Tehran violates its commitments under a nuclear deal, officials told The Associated Press Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 8:55 PM

First count shows Bouterse party gets majority in Suriname
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) -- The party of former military dictator Desi Bouterse obtained the majority of Parliament seats in the South American country of Suriname, according to preliminary results released Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 8:38 PM

Mexican rights agency condemns violence, probes shootout
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's governmental human rights commission says it condemns violent incidents like a shootout between federal police and suspected criminals that left 42 suspects and one policeman dead.... 5/26/2015 8:14 PM

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's internationally recognized government says gunmen tried to assassinate prime minister.... 5/26/2015 8:03 PM

UN delays Yemen peace talks scheduled to start Thursday
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A conference aimed at restoring peace to conflict-torn Yemen has been postponed following a request from Yemen's government and other parties for more time to prepare, the U.N. announced Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 7:38 PM

Egyptian officials investigate police killing of student
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities are investigating the killing of a university student by police, a judicial official said Tuesday, the latest in series of cases alleging brutality by security forces.... 5/26/2015 7:27 PM

Missing family found in Mexico, toll in Mexico tornado at 13
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) -- The body of a baby carried away by a tornado was found in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna, Mayor Evaristo Perez said Tuesday following a sudden catastrophic storm that killed 13 and destroyed more than 200 homes.... 5/26/2015 7:09 PM

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