Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100 Sunday, May 27th, 2018

By KEN MORITSUGU and MARI YAMAGUCHI, TOKYO (AP) — It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan’s most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age. As a World War II naval officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his country’s utter defeat and..

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North and South Korean leaders hold surprise 2nd summit Saturday, May 26th, 2018

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month on Saturday, holding a surprise summit at a border truce village to discuss Kim’s potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Moon’s office..

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Pompeo ‘very hopeful’ N. Korea talks will still take place Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

By MATTHEW LEE, WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he was “very hopeful” that the U.S.-North Korean nuclear summit would take place as planned next month, although he laid the meeting’s fate squarely on Kim Jong Un. The decision about whether the June 12..

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Trump suggests summit with NKorea’s Kim could be delayed Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

By CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that a planned historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un could be delayed, saying the summit “may not work out for June 12.” Trump raised the possibility that the meeting could be pushed..

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US issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran Monday, May 21st, 2018

By JOSH LEDERMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened “the strongest sanctions in history” if Iran doesn’t change course. Drawing..

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Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

By SCOTT SMITH and JOSHUA GOODMAN, CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday’s presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot to..

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‘Hope and healing’: Texas town worships after school attack Sunday, May 20th, 2018

By JUAN A. LOZANO and CLAIRE GALOFARO, SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship services since a teenager with a shotgun blasted his way into a high school art classroom and killed 10 people — eight students and..

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wed in Windsor as millions watch Saturday, May 19th, 2018

By GREGORY KATZ, DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gazed into each other’s eyes and pledged their lifelong love Saturday as they married in front of hundreds of royals, celebrities and friends at St. George’s Chapel and millions of TV..

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Houston-area media reporting fatalities from school shooting Friday, May 18th, 2018

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a local high school Friday morning. Television station KHOU and the Houston Chronicle are citing unnamed federal, county and police officials..

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Chinese mass-indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution Thursday, May 17th, 2018

By GERRY SHIH, ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party. When Bekali, a..

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Royal wedding: Not clear who will walk Meghan down the aisle Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

By GREGORY KATZ, LONDON (AP) — The question of whether Meghan Markle’s father will walk his daughter down the aisle to marry Britain’s Prince Harry or attend the wedding persisted Wednesday as royal representatives remained tight-lipped on possible changes to the program. Harry’s press..

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US hits head of Iran’s central bank with terror sanctions Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

By JOSH LEDERMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States escalated its financial pressure on Iran Tuesday by slapping terror sanctions on the head of its central bank and barring anyone around the world from doing business with him, underscoring President Donald Trump’s hard line after his..

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Dozens killed in Gaza as US Embassy opens in Jerusalem

By FARES AKRAM and ILAN BEN ZION, GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least 52 Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border on Monday. It was the deadliest day there since a devastating 2014 cross-border war and cast a shadow over Israel’s festive..

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Officials: Paris attacker born in Chechnya; parents detained Sunday, May 13th, 2018

By ANGELA CHARLTON, PARIS (AP) — The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya in 1997, and his parents have been detained for questioning in the investigation, French authorities said Sunday. A judicial official said the assailant had French nationality but was born..

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9 dead, 40 wounded as bombs hit 3 Indonesian churches

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Three attacks including one by a suicide bomber disguised as a churchgoer targeted three churches in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya early Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens, police said. The first attack struck a Sunday Mass at the..

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N. Korea to blow up nuke-site tunnels before Trump-Kim talks Saturday, May 12th, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with President Donald Trump next month. In a statement carried by state media, North Korea’s Foreign..

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Khinumaya desperate to know the status of her missing husband Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGANJ: Nineteen years have gone by since Khinumaya Pathak of Banke has been desperately waiting to know the status of her missing husband. Dhakaram..