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    US military: 1 soldier dies, 2 injured in vehicle incident

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military says that an American soldier has died as a result of injuries sustained during a vehicle incident in eastern Afghanistan. A statement released by the U.S. forces on Tuesday says that two other American service members were injured in the incident, which took place in eastern Nangarhar province […]
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    UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

    HONG KONG (AP) — A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women appeared in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday to appeal his conviction. Lawyers for Rurik Jutting made their case in the semiautonomous Chinese city’s Court of Appeal, arguing that the trial judge gave incorrect instructions […]
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    US-based climate scientists to take research to France

    PARIS (AP) — It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists — the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump, two of the winners say. American scientist Camille Parmesan and British scientist Benjamin Sanderson are among […]
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    Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violence

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something jagged strike his face. Somebody — he didn’t see the person, but believes it was a resident in the neighborhood — had slashed his nose with broken […]
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    AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for Latin America, Caribbean

    In this photo gallery, The Associated Press highlights some of the top images made during 2017 by photojournalists based in Latin America and the Caribbean. Across the region, severe weather and natural disasters had fatal consequences. Mexico was struck by two deadly earthquakes and a string of hurricanes battered the Caribbean. Wildfires caused historic devastation […]
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    Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japan abductee dies

    TOKYO (AP) — Charles Jenkins, a U.S Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77. Jenkins was found collapsed outside his home in Sado, northern Japan, on Monday and rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead, a group representing families […]
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    Bangladesh condemns US attack in which citizen is suspect

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s government condemned an attack on New York City’s subway system, as it emerged that the suspect is an immigrant from the South Asian nation. “Bangladesh is committed to its declared policy of ‘Zero Tolerance’ against terrorism, and condemns terrorism and violent extremism in all forms or manifestations anywhere in the […]
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    Australian lawmaker quits over Chinese political links

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An influential Australian opposition lawmaker under fire over his close links to wealthy Chinese political donors announced on Tuesday that he was quitting the Senate for the good of his party as the government moves against foreign interference in politics. Sam Dastyari announced that he would quit as a senator for […]
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    Mom of Utah man jailed in Venezuela airs tape on his health

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela for nearly 1½ years is circulating a new audio recording of her son talking about how he’s suffering without medical care. Laurie Holt said Monday that she’s sharing the recording Joshua Holt sent by cellphone so people can hear how dire […]
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    Ancient wrestling offers a future for some in modern India

    BAHADURGARH, India (AP) — Wearing nothing but loincloths, a group of boys warm up by climbing sturdy ropes that take them high into the trees. One teenager walks around the wrestling pit swirling incense, blessing the arena and preparing it for battle. On this November evening, as the dusk thickens and the bugs venture out, […]