Tornado kills 10 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tornado raged through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna early Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying homes and upending cars and other vehicles. Rosario Cano, spokeswoman for the interior department of the northern state of...
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Rohingya seek better life in Malaysia, but reality is stark

AP Photo/Vincent Thian KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has been a sort of promised land for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The tens of thousands who endured perilous journeys to get here find more work opportunities than in Indonesia and a more...

Turkey, US to provide air protection to Syrian rebels

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister says Turkey and the United States have agreed in “principle” to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State rebels, once they enter the Syrian territory to start...
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Turkmenistan unveils massive gold-leaf statue of president

AP Photo/Alexander Vershinin ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan has unveiled a grandiose gold-leafed statue of the president carrying a dove and riding atop a horse – a move aimed at burnishing the leader’s burgeoning personality cult. The 21-meter...

Soldier killed after shooting on fellow troops in Tunis

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s Defense Ministry says a Tunisian soldier has been killed after opening fire on fellow troops at military barracks in the capital Tunis. Ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati said it was not immediately clear whether there were other...

French president revives political duo with his ex

PARIS (AP) — Someone has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings in Elysee Palace. It’s no ordinary someone – it’s Segolene Royal, the president’s ex-partner...
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Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison

AP Photo/Ariel Schalit JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to...
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Nepali villagers return to homes after river gets unblocked

AP Photo/M.B. Astha KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again. The landslide before...
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AP PHOTOS: Safe on land, migrants eager to phone home

AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara LANGSA, Indonesia (AP) — The Asian migrants and asylum seekers wanted to go to Malaysia, where family, friends and, in some cases, menial jobs awaited them. But human traffickers commandeering their wooden boats abruptly changed plans following a...
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170 kids on their own among migrants to arrive in Indonesia

AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) — It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted...