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January 27, 2016 - 3:46am
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PARIS (AP) — France's justice minister has resigned after objecting to President Francois Hollande's push to revoke citizenship from convicted terrorists with dual nationality.

Hollande announced Christiane Taubira's resignation Wednesday — just before Parliament takes up the citizenship bill.

Taubira, a devoted leftist best known for championing the legalization of gay marriage, tweeted that "sometimes, to resist is to remain, sometimes to resist is...

January 27, 2016 - 3:28am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-corruption agency says it will appeal against the attorney general's decision to clear Prime Minister Najib Razak of criminal charges over a $681 million financial scandal.

The agency's move disrupts Najib's call to put to rest the scandal that has been the biggest political crisis in his seven-year premiership.

The attorney general said Tuesday that $681 million channeled into Najib's accounts in early...

January 27, 2016 - 3:14am
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PARIS (AP) — Paris taxi drivers have resumed a strike protesting against rival services such as Uber, and city authorities are warning of roadblocks and traffic disruptions.

Paris police and the Paris airport authority cautioned of potential delays around airports and key intersections as the strike entered a second day Wednesday.

The day before, taxi drivers lit bonfires and were hit by tear gas when they tried to march onto a major highway, amid...

January 27, 2016 - 2:55am
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HELSINKI (AP) — A Danish tourist has been infected by the Zika virus after visiting southern and central America, Danish hospital officials say, but authorities said Wednesday it was not the first case in Europe.

In a statement Tuesday, the Aarhus University Hospital said the patient ran a fever, had a headache and muscle aches and was discovered as having the virus on Tuesday.

There hospital released no further details about the patient but it says...

January 27, 2016 - 2:47am
1 week 3 days ago

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A church deacon says a landslide of mining waste has killed at least six people in northern Myanmar, the sixth deadly accident in the jade mining region since a November disaster killed more than 100 people.

Baptist deacon Dut La, who is organizing funerals for the victims, said Wednesday that six bodies were in the morgue but more than a dozen may be unrecovered from the accident in Kachin state's Hpakant mining region.

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January 27, 2016 - 2:35am
1 week 3 days ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations has launched an appeal for $393 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to reach millions of vulnerable people this year.

The U.N.'s humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, Mark Bowden, and the country's chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, launched the appeal on Wednesday in a live national television broadcast.

The 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan for Afghanistan targets millions of people in need of...

January 27, 2016 - 2:31am
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on the continuing migration of asylum-seekers and others from the Middle East to Europe:

10:05 a.m.

Greek authorities say six bodies have been recovered from a boat carrying migrants or refugees which sank off the northern coast of the island of Kos.

The coast guard said one survivor managed to reach the shore and raise the alarm. The survivor told authorities that roughly 10 people were...

January 27, 2016 - 2:26am
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says it has made another 126.3 million euros ($136.87 million) available to Cyprus after completing what it said was its second-to-last review of the Eurozone country's rescue deal.

The IMF said Wednesday the amount brings to 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) its share of disbursements to the 10 billion euro bailout that forced a grab of uninsured deposits in Cyprus' two largest banks and shuttered the smaller lender....

January 27, 2016 - 1:46am
1 week 3 days ago

KANOYA, Japan (AP) — One of Mitsubishi's legendary Zero fighters has taken to the skies over Japan for the first time since World War II.

The restored plane took off Wednesday for a brief flight from a naval base in southern Japan. A decorated former U.S. Air Force pilot flew the aircraft.

Zero fighters were considered one of the most capable long-range fighter planes in World War II.

Only a handful are still in operating...

January 27, 2016 - 1:35am
1 week 3 days ago

TOKYO (AP) — The online commerce site of Yahoo Japan is defending its sales of ivory from growing criticism.

A spokeswoman for the company said Wednesday that it does not allow sales of ivory that breach a 1989 treaty largely banning the trade.

Nearly 1.1 million people have endorsed an online petition by environmental groups aimed at pushing Yahoo Japan to stop its sales of ivory products.

Raw ivory is sought after for making...

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