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Rebels evacuating strongholds in Syria’s Homs

FILE – This file photo released on Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 by the anti-government activist group Homs City Union of The Syrian Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens walking in a destroyed street that was...

Pakistan police question American after FBI arrest

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say they are questioning an American after U.S. authorities said an FBI agent had been arrested. Pakistani police officer Rao Anwaar declined to say Wednesday whether the detained American was the FBI agent. Anwaar says...

Gang-raped Indonesian woman may be caned publicly

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman who was gang-raped by men who accused her of having extramarital sex may be caned publicly for violating Islamic law, an official said Wednesday. The 25-year-old widow said she was raped by eight men who allegedly found her...
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In the West Bank, conflict stalls sewage solution

In this April 17, 2014 photo, a Palestinian landlord carries his daughter by a sewage tank vehicle that he rents to vacuum his house’s underground wastewater storage container, at the Palestinian village of Silwad, adjacent to the Israeli settlement of Ofra, north of the...
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Court forces out Thai leader, but crisis continues

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra shakes hands with her supporters in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Shinawatra and part of her Cabinet have been forced out of office by the Constitution Court ruling finding her guilty in an abuse of power case, pushing the...
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Rebels begin evacuating Syrian city of Homs

FILE – This file photo released on Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 by the anti-government activist group Homs City Union of The Syrian Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens walking in a destroyed street that was...
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S. Korea lowers survivor count in ferry disaster

A girl with a man puts a paper ship she made to pay tribute to the victims and missing passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol at a group memorial altar in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The ferry disaster left more than 200 people dead, with others still missing....

UN officials meet with Ukraine government

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The United Nations’ under-secretary-general for political affairs has arrived in Kiev to meet with Ukraine’s interim government. Jeffrey Feltman met with Ukraine’s acting president Oleksandr Turchynov early on Wednesday. British...

2 Ugandans go on trial over homosexual offenses

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court has started hearing the case against two Ugandans accused of engaging in gay sex, the trial since a severe law was enacted in February. They appeared Wednesday before a magistrate’s court in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to...

Court forces out Thai leader, part of her Cabinet

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister was ordered to step down Wednesday along with part of her Cabinet after the Constitutional Court found her guilty in an abuse of power case, pushing the country deeper into political turmoil. Prime Minister Yingluck...