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May 15, 2016 - 4:37am
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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of minority ethnic group supporters have scuffled with police in Nepal, restarting protests against the government and the Himalayan nation's new constitution.

The supporters on Sunday blocked a main street leading to the prime minister's office in Kathmandu, creating traffic problems. They attempted to break through a police cordon, but were quickly pushed back.

No one was injured. Security was stepped up, with...

May 15, 2016 - 4:33am
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BEIJING (AP) — Police in northeastern China say they have caught a suspected murderer who has been on the run for 25 years.

An online statement from Shuangyashan city police says the man, identified only by his surname, Guo, allegedly killed six members of a family in 1991 "over a trivial matter." The murders took place in Heilongjiang province's Raohe county.

The statement says Guo was detained on May 8 in the western region of Xinjiang, along with...

May 15, 2016 - 3:53am
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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh say they have arrested a suspected Muslim militant for his alleged involvement in the killing last month of a gay rights activist and his friend in the capital.

Police identified the suspect as Shariful Islam Shibab, a former member of a banned Islamic group Harkatul Jihad who joined another militant group, Ansarullah Bangla Team, in mid-2015.

Munirul Islam, head of a newly-formed police counterterrorism...

May 15, 2016 - 3:47am
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BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a coordinated dawn assault on a natural gas plant north of the capital.

A report Monday by the IS-affiliated Aamaq news agency credits a group of "Caliphate soldiers" for the attack on the plant in the Baghdad suburb of Taji.

May 15, 2016 - 1:15am
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HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Police say 16 people have been killed in a collision between a truck and an overcrowded motorized rickshaw in southern India.

Police officer A. Ramulu says those killed were in the rickshaw and on their way to a temple in Adilabad district of Telangana state on Saturday night.

Another three people were hospitalized for treatment. The dead included eight members of a family.

Road accidents are common in...

May 15, 2016 - 1:12am
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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia for talks on the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen ahead of larger meetings on those crises in Europe this week.

Kerry meets Sunday in Jeddah with Saudi King Salman, the crown prince, deputy crown prince and foreign minister. His visit comes at a critical time in efforts to rein in fighting and encourage political dialogue in all three countries that have been wracked by violence for...

May 14, 2016 - 10:56pm
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BEIJING (AP) — China's defense ministry says a U.S. report assessing its island-building efforts in the South China Sea has "hyped up" China's so-called military threat.

Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun says the U.S. Defense Department's annual report on China's military activities had "wilfully distorted China's national defense policy" and says the U.S. is too suspicious.

Yang said in a statement on the defense ministry's website late Saturday: "China...

May 14, 2016 - 10:42pm
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president has threatened to take over idle factories and jail their owners following a decree of emergency powers this week.

Nicolas Maduro is ordering "all actions to recover the production apparatus, which is being paralyzed by the bourgeoisie."

He also warns that businesspeople who halt production risk being "put in handcuffs."

Last month the country's largest food and beverage distributor...

May 14, 2016 - 8:27pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have issued a new smog alert for the capital after ozone levels rose above 150 percent of acceptable limits.

It's the fourth time this year that Mexico City has seen such an alert, which triggers additional restrictions on automobile usage.

On Sunday 20 percent of vehicles will be barred from the streets of the capital and the surrounding suburbs. If conditions don't improve, that will increase to 40 percent on...

May 14, 2016 - 6:40pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say three men were gunned down in a tourist-hotel quarter of the Pacific Coast resort city of Acapulco.

The Guerrero state prosecutors' office reports that two 21-year-olds and a 27-year-old were killed Saturday on a street just off the beach.

No further details were immediately available on the victims, and there was no word on possible motive.

Acapulco city and Guerrero state in general...

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