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Indonesia confirms that it executed 8 for drug smuggling

An ambulance arrives from the prison island of Nusakambangan where the executions were carried out, in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals and executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling, according to...
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Nigerian army rescues 300 women and girls, none from Chibok

This screen shot of the official Twitter feed of the Nigerian Armed Forces shows tweets announcing the rescue of 200 girls and 93 women from the Sambisa Forest in Nigeria and the destruction of three terrorist camps during the operation, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. An Army spokesman...
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Philippine woman drug convict’s execution delayed

Chintu Sukumaran, left, brother of Myuran Sukumaran, an Australian on death row, arrives at Wijayapura ferry port to cross to the prison island of Nusakambangan, in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man...
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Indonesia reportedly executes 8 for drug smuggling

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pauses as he speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Abbott announced that Australia will withdraw its ambassador from Jakarta in response to the still unconfirmed...

Iran seizes cargo ship after firing warning shots

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday....
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Golf course debate reflects Vietnam army’s capitalist streak

In this photo taken April 13, 2015, a plane takes off from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The airport lies directly beside Tan Son Nhat Golf Course, which sits on military controlled land. Top officials in Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party...
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Police station attack in Bosnia reignites ethnic tensions

Bosnian man Andjelko Djuric ,45, shows photos of his late brother Dragan Djuric police officer who was killed in Monday’s attack at a police station, in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Sarajevo, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Bosnian police...
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Filipino boxers try to follow Pacquiao’s path out of poverty

In this April 21, 2015, photo, Filipino boxer, Joemarie Noynay, 19, poses inside a boxing gym in suburban Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. Noynay, who has won eight fights in the super bantamweight division, said, “I sometimes think of the hardships, but I tell...
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The Latest on Nepal: Protesters complain no aid reached them

Nepalese protesters block traffic and shout slogans accusing the government of not doing enough for the earthquake affected in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The protesters numbering about 200 faced off with police and there were minor scuffles but no arrests were...
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Saudi king names counterterrorism czar as new crown prince

FILE – In this Nov. 28, 2013 file photo, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohamed bin Nayef participates in a Gulf Cooperation Council interior ministers gathering to discuss security issues in Manama, Bahrain. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday, April 29, 2015,...