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FBI probing suspect's claim that scholar was 1 of 13 victims

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the claim by a former University of Illinois doctoral student that the visiting scholar from China he's charged with killing was his 13th victim, even though no evidence has been found to indicate whether he was telling the truth, an FBI agent testified Monday.


The Latest: Murder suspect trembled during interrogation

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of man charged in slaying of Chinese scholar (all times local):


US stocks add to 2 weeks of gains, helped by deal-making

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks posted slight gains on Wall Street on Monday, adding a bit to the last two weeks of gains.


Strong earthquake kills 2, injures 19 in southern China

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed two people and injured 19, officials and news reports said.


Search warrant cites synagogue shooter's hatred of Judaism

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The sole gunman in a Southern California synagogue shooting in which a woman was killed told an investigator he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack, according to a federal search warrant.


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Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 8 injured

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A car bombing targeted an armored vehicle belonging to the Indian army in disputed Kashmir late Monday, wounding at least six soldiers and two civilians, officials said. Separately, an army officer and a suspected rebel were killed in a gunbattle.


State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill.


US Geological Survey says magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits western China

BEIJING (AP) — US Geological Survey says magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits western China.


Pakistani police target traffickers selling brides to China

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — At first, in her desperate calls home to her mother in Pakistan, Natasha Masih couldn't bring herself to say what they were doing to her.


Pakistan's top court halts execution of mentally ill inmate

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A rights group says Pakistan's Supreme Court has halted the execution of a mentally ill prisoner.


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Duterte calls for calm over Chinese sinking of fishing boat

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president on Monday called the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat that was hit by a Chinese vessel in the disputed South China Sea "a little maritime accident" and urged calm amid an outcry. Twenty-two crewmen aboard the sunken boat were rescued by a Vietnamese fishing boat.


Avalanche strands 4 Italian, 3 local climbers in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Italian diplomat and two mountaineering workers in Pakistan said on Monday that an avalanche had stranded a group of four Italian and three Pakistani climbers on a mountain in the country's north.


Protesters demand that embattled Hong Kong leader resign

HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader, demanding that she step down in the crisis over a highly unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China's promises to respect the former British colony's quasi-autonomy.


China says suspected blast caused minor quake near N. Korea

BEIJING (AP) — China's earthquake monitoring agency says a suspected explosion triggered a minor earthquake near it border with North Korea.


Cat filter appears during Pakistani official's briefing

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — It was a mistake that had some people in Pakistan scratching their whiskers.


Officials in Pakistan say an avalanche has struck 4 Italian climbers, 3 Pakistanis in the country's mountainous north

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Officials in Pakistan say an avalanche has struck 4 Italian climbers, 3 Pakistanis in the country's mountainous north.


Global shares mixed as investors look ahead to Fed rates

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited a run of interest rate decisions, notably from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and more clarity over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.


Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is protesting what is says was an unauthorized Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands.


The Latest: HK protesters mass outside city leader's office

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local):


Pakistan police seek to unravel networks trafficking women

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — With waves of arrests, Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men for cash, and they say evidence is growing that many of the women and girls are sold into prostitution once in China.


2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

'So ugly he's cute': Maine pup vows for 'Ugliest Dog' crown

'So ugly he's cute': Maine pup vows for 'Ugliest Dog' crown

Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments

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Land swap may allow pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail
Ex-teacher charged with inappropriately touching young girls
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Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Mohammed Morsi

Iran speeds up uranium enrichment as Mideast tensions mount

Iran speeds up uranium enrichment as Mideast tensions mount

The Latest: Possible jurors questioned for Navy SEAL's trial

The Latest: Possible jurors questioned for Navy SEAL's trial

Rockets land in an Iraqi military post home to US personnel

Rockets land in an Iraqi military post home to US personnel

Algeria's army chief renews push for presidential election

Algeria's army chief renews push for presidential election

Roma leave 2 Russian villages after fatal brawl
EU to wait for official report on Iranian compliance

EU to wait for official report on Iranian compliance

British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

Right-wing extremist suspected of killing German official

Right-wing extremist suspected of killing German official

Turkey: 12 dead, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

Turkey: 12 dead, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

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