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S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

Published Jan. 23 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Conservative South Korean activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

Tillerson sees progress in fixing Iran deal with Europeans

Published Jan. 23 2018

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that he sees progress in getting European support for...

Philippine volcano explodes, villagers flee back to shelters

Published Jan. 23 2018

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in...

Palestinian Christians slam Pence's pro-Israel faith

Published Jan. 23 2018

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Christians said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity, with its fervent...

Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

Published Jan. 23 2018

HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in...

Pope apologizes to abuse victims, but defends Chilean bishop

Published Jan. 23 2018

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis apologized for insisting victims of pedophile priests need to show "proof" to...

5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests

Published Jan. 22 2018

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the...

Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy

Published Jan. 22 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the...

Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades

Published Jan. 22 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168...

Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Published Jan. 22 2018

HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave Sunday in northern Syria in their...

Afghan forces end deadly Taliban siege at Kabul hotel

Published Jan. 22 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an...

Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

Published Jan. 21 2018

KOCABEYLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep...

Cardinal rebukes pope over accused Chile 'slander'

Published Jan. 21 2018

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis' top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff for having accused Chilean...

Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in Syria

Published Jan. 20 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — As Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in the main Syrian Kurdish enclave...

Uproar over watches threatens Thailand's ruling generals

Published Jan. 20 2018

BANGKOK (AP) — Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's...

Pope to indigenous: Amazon is 'heart of the church'

Published Jan. 20 2018

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis traveled deep into the Amazon rainforest Friday to demand an end to the...

Powerful gale lashes Europe, 7 dead amid traffic chaos

Published Jan. 19 2018

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least seven...

Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

Published Jan. 19 2018

Nearly half a million text messages interceptedLONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security...

Airborne nuptials: Pope marries couple on papal plane

Published Jan. 19 2018

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from...

At least 33 bodies found in clandestine graves in Mexico

Published Jan. 18 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Search dogs led authorities to the grisly discovery of four clandestine graves containing at least 33...

Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass

Published Jan. 18 2018

TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country's largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over...

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

Published Jan. 18 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their...

Syrian Kurds appeal to UNas Turkey prepares to attack

Published Jan. 18 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's dominant Kurdish party on Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to act quickly to ensure...