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China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.


AP Explains: Why elections hold key for Maldives' future

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Maldives is holding its third multiparty presidential elections on Sunday. The Indian Ocean nation of 400,000 has been rife with political turmoil since democracy was introduced just a decade ago.


The Latest: Official: Campaign office raided in bribery case

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local):


Maldives police raid opposition office on eve of election

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on Saturday, the eve of an election viewed as a referendum on whether democracy will survive in the country.


7 Pakistani soldiers, 9 militants killed in shootout

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says security forces have raided militant hideouts setting off a shootout that left seven soldiers and nine militants dead.


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Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election.


India calls off foreign ministers' meeting with Pakistan

NEW DELHI (AP) — India called off a planned meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York this month, aggravating tensions between the longtime rivals.


Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.


Roadside bombing kills 8 children in northern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least eight children have been killed in a roadside bomb explosion in northern Faryab province.


Pardoned Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia (AP) — An Australian filmmaker was awaiting deportation from Cambodia on Saturday after receiving a royal pardon for his conviction on spying charges for flying a drone over a political rally.


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Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Researchers are exploring whether a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island could be the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world.


Myanmar refugees evacuated from squalid Omaha apartments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 500 refugees have been relocated from a Nebraska apartment complex after units were deemed unlivable.


China treats Uighur kids as 'orphans' after parents seized

ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive.


Dow hits another all-time high on mixed day for US stocks

Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


Military leaders from more than 100 countries meet

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Senior military representatives from more than 100 countries met in Rhode Island this week to talk about ways to cooperate and address shared challenges.


Taiwan police arrest US 3D gun man accused of sex with minor

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in Taiwan arrested the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns who is wanted in the U.S. over an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward, official media reported.


Australia police arrest man accused of killing emus with car

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man in Australia accused of deliberately killing several emus with his car and then posting a video of it online has been arrested, police announced Friday.


Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

MALE, Maldives (AP) — As election officials made final preparations for nationwide elections in the Maldives, the European Union said it is not sending observers because the country has failed to meet the basic conditions for monitoring.


The Latest: Australian Navy chief hopeful Cook's ship found

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the search for Capt. James Cook's ship (all times local):


Anti-India rebels abduct and kill 3 policemen in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India rebels in disputed Kashmir raided over a dozen homes of police officers and abducted three whose bullet-riddled bodies were recovered Friday, officials said.


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11-year-old becomes fourth fatal victim in domestic shooting

11-year-old becomes fourth fatal victim in domestic shooting

Trump attorney blasts Iran's 'outlaws and murderers'

Trump attorney blasts Iran's 'outlaws and murderers'

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Satanic Temple reopens international headquarters in Salem

Satanic Temple reopens international headquarters in Salem

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The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Libya's latest militia-on-militia fighting leaves 10 dead
Iran state-run IRNA news agency says 24 dead, 53 wounded in military parade attack
Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

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Ex-health minister tapped to lead Austrian opposition
Bannon dubs the far-right Europe's "new elite" patriots

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Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

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