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  • Students keep driving protests demanding change in Chile

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Nearly two months ago, Catalina Santana jumped a turnstile in the Santiago metro and helped launch a movement that changed the course of Chilean history. Student protests over a fare hike morphed into a nationwide call for socioeconomic equality and better social services that brought millions to the streets and forced […]
  • Hong Kong protests cross half-year mark with rally

    Marchers were expected to fill Hong Kong streets Sunday in a protest that will test the enduring appeal of an anti-government movement marking a half year of demonstrations. A large crowd gathered in Victoria Park for a rally ahead of the planned march through central Hong Kong. “We hope this will be a signature for […]
  • Devastating market fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

    NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 43 people died on Sunday in a devastating fire at a building in a crowded grains market area in central New Delhi, police said. Firefighters fought the blaze from 100 meters (yards) away because it broke out in one of the area’s many alleyways, tangled in electrical wire and […]
  • N Korea conducts ‘important test’ at once-dismantled site

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it after entering denuclearization talks with the United States last year. The announcement comes amid dimming prospects for a resumption of negotiations, with the North […]
  • 4 dead in shooting steps from Mexican presidential residence

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four people were shot to death in the Mexican capital Saturday, just steps from an entrance to the official residence of the president, authorities said. Officials said a man entered an apartment building near the National Palace seeking to urinate in the courtyard and was confronted by residents. He pulled out […]
  • Historical documents show Japan’s role in WWII sex slaves

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called “comfort women” system. The 23 documents were gathered by Japan’s Cabinet Secretariat between April 2017 and March […]
  • Frenchman found guilty in deadly kidnap attempts suicide

    PARIS (AP) — A man has been hospitalized in critical condition after apparently trying to poison himself in a French courtroom when a judge pronounced him guilty of rape and kidnapping that led to death. The dramatic gesture came at the end of a high-profile trial into one of France’s bigger cold cases: the 2002 […]
  • Nobel literature winner dreams of a new narrative style

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk says she thinks a new sort of fiction may be needed to counteract the modern era’s tendency to isolate and divide people. In her Saturday lecture in Stockholm ahead of receiving the prize next week, the Polish author complained of the “exhausting white noise of oceans […]
  • Evo Morales’ party choosing candidates for Bolivia elections

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — With its top leader absent, the party of Evo Morales gathered Saturday in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to start choosing its candidates for new elections called after the resignation and exile of the former president amid protests over vote results. Morales’ Movement Toward Socialism, or MAS, party is divided […]
  • Police: Explosion in eastern Pakistan kills 1, wounds 4

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say an explosion near a religious congregation in the eastern city of Lahore has killed one and wounded four others. Officer Mohammad Ejaz says the blast is being investigated. He said it took place Saturday evening in a neighborhood where a congregation was gathered to pray near a mosque […]