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Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions

Japan says its military has witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it "strongly suspects" violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea.

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El Salvador detains 3 officers in torture, abduction case

Police in El Salvador arrested two military colonels and a lieutenant colonel Tuesday in connection with the case of eight soldiers who were convicted last year of abducting and torturing two people, one of them a minor.

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US Navy rescues 3 fishermen adrift in Pacific for 8 days

The U.S. Navy says it has rescued three fishermen who were adrift on a boat in the Pacific Ocean for eight days.

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Pro-Trump South Korean conservatives want tougher policy toward Kim Jong Un

As the grandeur of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony dazzled in South Korea’s Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium earlier this month – complete with North Korean cheerleaders singing and the media fawning over their dictator’s sister Kim Yo Jong – a c

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Vatican investigator meets with Chilean sex abuse victims

The Vatican's sex abuse investigator has begun a series of meetings in Chile with abuse victims and others who have opposed the appointment of a bishop accused of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest.

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AP Explains: Syria's starved, rebellious suburb under attack

The airstrikes came at a rate of one a minute, with horrible results: civilians fleeing collapsing buildings, children trapped under slabs of concrete, paramedics grimly rushing the bloodied victims away on stretchers.

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Egypt opens border with Gaza temporarily

Egyptian officials say the country will open its border with the Gaza Strip amid a military campaign against Islamic insurgents in restive northern Sinai Peninsula.

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UK Labour chief says Communist spy claims 'ridiculous smear'

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party says a claim that he gave information to a Czechoslovak spy during the Cold War is "a ridiculous smear."

Life & Style

KFC workers accused of 'smuggling' chicken into restaurant amid massive shortage in UK

KFC workers were accused of “smuggling” raw chicken into one of the chain’s restaurant in the United Kingdom amid the massive poultry shortage that has left hundreds of locations closed.

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Romanian museum defends screening of AIDS film amid protest

A Romanian museum has defended its screening of French AIDS drama "120 Beats Per Minute" amid protests over gay themes which feature in the film.

World

The Latest: Israel envoy says Palestinian running from peace

The Latest on the U.N. Security Council meeting on Mideast issues (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Israel's U.N. ambassador is accusing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of refusing direct peace negotiations with Israel and is calling him "the problem" —

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Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, is pregnant, report says

Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, reportedly revealed she was pregnant with her second child during her visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics earlier this month.

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Venezuela's migrant crisis could match scale of Syria's catastrophe, experts say

Venezuela’s ongoing economic and political turmoil has created a widespread dearth of food and basic medical supplies that has caused millions of people to flee the stagnating country and created a humanitarian crisis that some experts say could surpass

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Spanish court rejects rapper's freedom of speech argument

Spain's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a rapper who argued that his lyrics praising terror groups were protected by freedom of expression laws.

Travel

Malta's only airport reopens after fire forces all flights to divert to Sicily

A fire in the arrivals lounge has forced the temporary closure of Malta's only airport.

World

Kosovo to vote on revised demarcation deal with Montenegro

Kosovo's government has asked parliament to vote later this week on a revised version of a border demarcation deal with Montenegro.

World

Police reject German nationalists' criticism over march

Berlin police have dismissed a nationalist party's claim that officers failed to protect participants in a weekend protest march.

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Woman in burqa attacked, abused in Berlin

German police say a Muslim woman wearing a veil covering her entire face and body was attacked and verbally abused inside a Berlin store.

World

Brazil's lower house approves military intervention in Rio

Brazil's lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's security forces amid a spike in violence.

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Lawyers for Hariri assassination suspect calls for acquittal

Lawyers for one of four alleged Hezbollah members accused of involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri called Tuesday on judges at a U.N.-backed tribunal to acquit him, saying prosecutors have not presented enoug

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Turkey considers chemical castration for pedophiles

The Turkish justice minister says the government is considering introducing chemical castration for child abusers, following a series of reports of sexual assault on children.

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Child killer appeals against his death sentence in Pakistan

A Pakistani prosecutor says the serial child killer who was given the death sentence last week for killing eight children in eastern Punjab province has filed an appeal against his conviction and sentence.

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Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' to July 9 in water crisis

South Africa's city of Cape Town has made more progress in putting off "Day Zero," the date when it might have to turn off most water taps because of a drought.

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Bangladesh ex-PM appeals 5-year jail sentence in graft case

Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has appealed a five-year prison sentence in a corruption case.

World

David Davis says UK won't slash standards after Brexit

Britain's top Brexit official says his country wants to lead a "race to the top" in global standards, in a speech aimed at allaying European fears of a deregulated, laissez-faire U.K. economy.

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Seeking Swiss safety, Catalan activist snubs Spanish probe

A leading Catalan politician is vowing to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her role in last year's illegal secession attempt.

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