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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst.But this isn't a Taliban attack in the heart of Afghanistan's capital — ...more

AP News - 16 mins ago

GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country, an increase of 1 million from almost exactly a year ago, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.With about one of every eight Syrians fleeing across the b ...more

AP News - 25 mins ago

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as U.N. peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels, according to the two Pacific nations.Fijian Comma ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.Kai Ko emerged early Friday morning from a Beijing detention center into a scrum of re ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warnings.The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 5. ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it won't send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in rival South Korea, blaming what it called Seoul's hostility for reversing a decision to dispatch the women dubbed by South Korean media as a "sq ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of rescuers hunted Friday for survivors of a massive landslide in southwestern China that killed at least 14 people.More than 600 members of specialized search and rescue teams were working in a pair of destroyed villages ...more

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State media say a court in Hanoi has sentenced a Philippine man to death for cocaine trafficking.The Law and Society newspaper says that Emmanuel Sillo Camacho, 39, was convicted of trafficking 3.4 kilograms (7.5 pounds) of ...more

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed a lesbian couple to adopt a child born to one of its members.Ana Leiderman gave birth to two chil ...more

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Police say a bus carrying Asian tourists has rolled over on a mountain highway in British Columbia and dozens of people have been injured, six of them critically.Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Norm Flemming ...more