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Yemen’s Shiite rebels welcome UN call for Saudi strike probe

By AHMED AL-HAJ and MENNA ZAKI, Associated Press SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels on Friday backed a U.N. call for a probe into a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in the country's north that killed dozens of people the previous day, including many children, in an attack that drew wide ...

Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying Friday that Moscow would retaliate with economic, political and unspecified "other" means. The tough message from Prime Minister Dmitry ...

Violence erupts amid Gaza cease-fire, 2 Palestinians killed

By IAN DEITCH and FARES AKRAM, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Violence erupted at the Gaza border Friday after the territory's militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire that ended two days of intense violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to ...

French police detain 2 campsite officials in flooding probe

BERLIN (AP) — French police detained two officials from a German association that operates a campsite in southern France where flooding danger prompted evacuations and a man was reported missing, a local prosecutor said Friday. The association, based in Leverkusen, Germany, owns the property ...

Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces were still battling the Taliban in parts of Ghazni on Saturday, a day after the insurgents launched a multi-pronged assault on the eastern city. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said at least 25 security forces have been killed and wounded ...

Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki marked the anniversary of the world's second atomic bombing Thursday with the United Nations chief and the city's mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the ...

Israel launches scores of airstrikes as Gaza fire persists

By ILAN BEN ZION, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence overnight and into ...

Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300

By ANDI JATMIKO, Associated Press TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from the most powerful of the quakes topped 300. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 ...

Seoul: Rival Koreas to meet to prepare for leaders’ summit

By YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas will meet Monday for high-level talks meant to prepare for a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said, the third such meetings between the leaders in ...

Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope ...