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    Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine diplomat says the risks of an armed conflict have increased in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway. Philippine Ambassador to Beijing, Chito Sta. Romana, said Monday the […]
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    Pakistan cricketer-turned-politician Khan marries 3rd time

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan has married a faith healer, ending rumors that he was considering a third marriage after divorcing two wives. Khan’s Pakistan Taherik-e-Insaf party announced Monday that the 66-year-old Khan has married Bushra Maneka. The party released pictures of a smiling Khan, showing him sitting with his new wife. […]
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    Asian markets move higher as market jitters appear to ease

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were higher on Monday following Wall Street gains last week, as market jitters showed signs of easing. Many major markets were closed on holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumped 1.3 percent to 22,009.01 and South Korea’s Kospi advanced 0.9 percent to 2,444.31. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.7 […]
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    Saakashvili supporters march to demand Poroshenko step down

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Several thousand supporters of deported Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili marched through the center of Kiev on Sunday, demanding the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko. The protest included a nationalist faction, and some of its members broke windows at two Russian-owned banks and a Russian overseas agency after the march. Saakashvili, […]
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    Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian authorities said Sunday that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas canisters as initially thought. Interior Minister Carlos Romero said officials are still trying to determine who planted the explosives in the southern city of Oruro, and […]
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    Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three presidential candidates formally accepted the nominations of Mexico’s main political parties on Sunday, entering what is shaping up to be a crowded, six-person race to the July 1 election. In dueling rallies in the capital, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Ricardo Anaya and Jose Antonio Meade addressed key domestic issues like […]
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    Maldives court delays reinstating pro-opposition lawmakers

    MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Supreme Court of the Maldives delayed its order Sunday reinstating 12 pro-opposition lawmakers ahead of a key parliamentary sitting, the latest political turmoil to roil the island nation. Opposition lawmaker Ahmed Mahloof said the government may call for important votes at a parliamentary sitting Monday to extend a state of […]
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    Hungarian leader calls Christianity ‘Europe’s last hope’

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister says that “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have “opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam.” Viktor Orban said Sunday during his 20th annual state of the nation speech that his government […]
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    London fashion: 70s vibe at Mouret, glamour from Temperley

    LONDON (AP) — Could fusty-looking tapestry and army boots look desirable? Roland Mouret and Temperley worked their magic at London Fashion Week catwalk shows Sunday, showcasing their latest womenswear styles for the upcoming autumn and winter season alongside other designers. Some highlights from Day 3 of the fashion week: DIALED-DOWN SENSUALITY AT ROLAND MOURET If […]
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    Nigeria releasing 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in Nigeria are releasing hundreds of people accused of supporting an Islamic extremist group, citing a lack of evidence. Salihu Othman Isah, a special adviser to Nigeria’s attorney general, said in a statement Sunday that 475 suspects will be sent to rehabilitation instead of facing trial. They are among the […]