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Seeking Swiss safety, Catalan activist snubs Spanish probe

MADRID (AP) — A leading Catalan politician is vowing to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her …

Activists: 98 dead in assault on rebel-held Damascus suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 98 people in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring …

Lawmakers to question Oxfam on handling of abuse scandal

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are set to question officials of two anti-poverty charities Tuesday amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic …

Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has accepted the family of a murdered Cambodian political activist as refugees, a lawmaker said Tuesday, as the Australian government encourages its …

Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments

NEW DELHI (AP) — "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper.The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few …

Prosecutors: German angered by immigration attacked refugees

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in southwest Germany say a man who attacked and wounded three migrants with a knife apparently acted because he was angry about the government's refugee policy.The …

Egyptian officials say resumption of Russian flights delayed

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport officials say the resumption of Russian flights to Egypt has been postponed until April, citing delays in reopening offices of the countries' national airlines.The …

Rebel chief: IS-linked Marawi attackers plotted for 2nd city

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Islamic State group-linked militants planned but failed to attack another southern Philippine city shortly after troops crushed their siege of Marawi last year, the …

The Latest: Shells rain down on Damascus from rebel suburbs

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):11:15 a.m.Residents of the Syrian capital and the state-run news agency say shells from besieged rebel-held suburbs are …

Slovenia hockey player tests positive for doping at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A Slovenian hockey player who became the third athlete to be caught doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics said Tuesday he tested positive for an asthma drug that …

The Latest: Germans make change to mixed relay biathlon team

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):6:05 p.m.The Germans have made a change to their mixed relay biathlon team just hours before race time …

Parts of New Zealand flood as remnants of Cyclone Gita hit

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Parts of New Zealand have declared an emergency as a powerful storm hits, causing flooding and forcing some people to evacuate their homes.The storm system is …

300 arrested after Sufis clash with Iran police, killing 5

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Overnight clashes between followers of a Sufi Islam leader and Iranian police killed five members of the security forces and injured 30, Iranian media reported Tuesday, the …

US fighter jet dumps fuel tanks near fishermen in Japan lake

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. fighter jet dumped two fuel tanks into a lake in northern Japan on Tuesday, creating a fuel slick, as about 10 fishermen were catching clams in boats below, officials …

Police name Netanyahu associates in Israeli corruption probe

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Tuesday named the two close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who have been arrested for their suspected role in a wide-ranging corruption …

Ramaphosa tells South Africa: get some morning exercise

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is winning some fans with his habit of early morning jogs and walks in which he interacts with the public.Ramaphosa, who took office …

India arrests 6 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's federal investigating agency says it has arrested six people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case.Abhished Dayal, a Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman, …

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain's summit.Before and after images from …

UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.N. children's agency has singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth.The report …

Thai court gives Japanese man custody of surrogate kids

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a Japanese millionaire who is their biological father.Bangkok's Central Juvenile and Family …