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Syrian-Australian suspect arrested in north Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese authorities have arrested a dual Syrian-Australian national in northern Lebanon on suspicion of terrorism, Lebanese security officials said Monday.... 5/2/2016 10:37 AM

Cambodia sending students home early to cope with heat wave
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia has shortened the school day by one hour to help students cope with a heat wave that has pushed temperatures as high as 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit).... 5/2/2016 10:30 AM

Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's journalists' syndicate called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, to protest the police detention of two journalists on its premises the night earlier.... 5/2/2016 10:27 AM

Damascus extends cease-fire by 48 hours
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's state news agency says the military has extended its cease-fire around Damascus and opposition strongholds in the eastern suburbs for another 48 hours.... 5/2/2016 10:24 AM

UK Labour Party suspends councilor over anti-Israel postings
LONDON (AP) -- The anti-Semitism dispute bedeviling Britain's Labour Party ahead of an election Thursday has continued with the suspension of a city councilor.... 5/2/2016 10:22 AM

Yemeni government suspends participation in peace talks
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- The United Nations envoy for Yemen says the country's government delegation has suspended its participation in peace talks aimed at ending fighting in the impoverished Arab country.... 5/2/2016 10:17 AM

Gaza militants say 1 killed in training accident
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Islamic Jihad militant group says one of its members has been killed in an explosion.... 5/2/2016 9:53 AM

Afghan police officer kills wife in public, then himself
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says that a police officer shot his wife in public before shooting himself in the country's eastern Paktika province.... 5/2/2016 9:48 AM

Iran urges nuclear weapon-free Korean peninsula
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official news agency reports that President Hassan Rouhani is pushing for a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons.... 5/2/2016 9:43 AM

Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region
BANGKOK (AP) -- Japan's foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia's Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows.... 5/2/2016 9:41 AM

Reckitt Benckiser Korea apologizes for deadly sterilizers
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser apologized Monday for selling deadly disinfectants that killed or injured hundreds of people, five years after the government ordered the company to remove the products from shelves for health risks.... 5/2/2016 9:37 AM

European stocks mixed after Asia falls; Tokyo down 3 percent
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- European shares were mostly higher Monday despite a weak start for the week in Asia, where the Tokyo benchmark fell more than 3 percent as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of fresh stimulus from Japan's central bank.... 5/2/2016 9:35 AM

Australian says he's founder of Bitcoin digital cash
LONDON (AP) -- An Australian man long thought to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator.... 5/2/2016 9:30 AM

Iran's nuclear chief visits Prague to talk business
PRAGUE (AP) -- The sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program is coming to talk business with Czech leaders.... 5/2/2016 9:30 AM

Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up
GENEVA (AP) -- Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?... 5/2/2016 9:15 AM

North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.... 5/2/2016 9:11 AM

Turkey and US-led coalition pound Islamic State group
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants.... 5/2/2016 8:51 AM

Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria
GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo.... 5/2/2016 8:36 AM

200 US soldiers due in Moldova for military exercises
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Some 200 U.S. soldiers will arrive in Moldova for more than two weeks of exercises, in a show of U.S. military strength in the region.... 5/2/2016 8:21 AM

SKorea worries about its citizens abroad after North threat
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Seoul has instructed its foreign embassies to take extra precautions against possible North Korean attempts to kidnap or attack South Koreans abroad.... 5/2/2016 7:59 AM

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