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May 26, 2015 - 11:27pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in northern Mexico have arrested a fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight in California.

The Chihuahua state attorney general's office said that Henry Solis was arrested Tuesday in Ciudad Juarez thanks to an exchange of information with U.S. authorities and intelligence work.

"Henry Solis will be put at the disposition of Mexico's migration office so that he can be...

May 26, 2015 - 10:22pm
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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities report that coal production in the world's biggest coal-consuming nation fell by 6 percent in the first four months of this year.

The National Development and Reform Commission said Tuesday that Chinese imports of coal also fell, plummeting 38 percent.

China uses roughly half of all of the world's coal for power generation, heating and industry. That's made China the world's biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, a...

May 26, 2015 - 9:24pm
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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say police have caught 175 looters who broke into a Neolithic archaeological site in what officials are calling the country's biggest recovery of stolen artifacts.

The Ministry of Public Security announced Tuesday that the operation recovered 1,168 cultural relics worth more than 500 million yuan, or about $80 million.

The looters are suspected of illegally excavating in Niuheliang, a site in northeastern Liaoning...

May 26, 2015 - 9:10pm
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital has ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers.

A top interior ministry official says no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, and police seized weapons that included a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, three automatic rifles and a hand grenade.

The siege ended after 5 a.m. local time...

May 26, 2015 - 8:59pm
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the U.S. and Japan are meeting for talks on North Korea amid worries about the country's atomic weapons programs.

Wednesday's meeting in Seoul comes after North Korea recently claimed it had tested a new type of missile from a submarine and reiterated that it had built a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile.

Outside analysts are skeptical about the claims...

May 26, 2015 - 6:11pm
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Legislators in Puerto Rico have narrowly approved an increase in the island's sales tax to help generate more revenue and offset a deep fiscal crisis.

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is expected to sign a bill approved Tuesday that increases the tax from 7 percent to 11.5 percent. It also would create a new 4 percent tax on professional services.

The measure received the minimum 26 votes needed in the island's House of...

May 26, 2015 - 4:40pm
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy gunfire and explosions have been echoing through an upscale neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital.

Police have surrounded a guesthouse thought to be under attack by insurgents late Tuesday night.

The firefight is taking place in a neighborhood that's home to several embassies.

Police could not be immediately reached for comment, though officers could be seen blocking off roads into the area. Police...

May 26, 2015 - 4:14pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's governmental human rights commission says it condemns violent incidents like a shootout between federal police and suspected criminals that left 42 suspects and one policeman dead.

The rights commission said Tuesday it has opened a formal investigation into last week's shootout at a ranch in western Michoacan state because of "the seriousness and importance of the allegations."

The commission did not describe the...

May 26, 2015 - 4:13pm
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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland intends to sell its 25 percent stake in the Aer Lingus airline to IAG after receiving guarantees that the parent company of British Airways will increase employment and air links with the United States.

IAG, which also operates Spain's Iberia airline, confirmed revised terms of its takeover offer as Ireland's Cabinet announced its decision Tuesday night.

To succeed, IAG still must persuade the Irish airline's largest shareholder...

May 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian security court has begun the closed-door espionage trial of an Iranian American reporter for The Washington Post.

According to Iran's official news agency, Jason Rezaian is being tried on allegations of "espionage for the hostile government of the United States" and propaganda against the Islamic Republic. He has already been detained for ten months.

His brother says today's proceeding largely involved the reading of...

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