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In Kuwait, 'too many foreigners' becomes a frequent refrain
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors - but only to Kuwaiti citizens....
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Malaysia: No cause of death determined yet for North Korean
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian officials say a cause of death has not yet been determined for the exiled member of North Korea's ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in the budget terminal of a Kuala Lumpur airport....
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South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black....
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Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists....
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7 killed in airstrikes on Syrian capital
BEIRUT (AP) -- Airstrikes in the Syrian capital, Damascus, left at least seven people dead Monday as activists reported a third straight day of escalations by pro-government forces against opposition-held areas inside and around the capital....
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Malaysian diplomat says Kim death investigation impartial
BEIJING (AP) -- The investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler is being conducted in an impartial manner, Malaysia's ambassador to Pyongyang said Tuesday, rejecting accusations from the North that the probe was politically tinged....
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4 US tourists and pilot killed in Australian plane crash
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said....
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Rio Carnival revelers hunt for bargains amid economic crisis
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Instead of costly and elaborate costumes with glittering sequins, expect more cheap getups featuring fake mustaches, hats and tiaras at this year's Carnival....
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Pence tries to reassure European leaders shaken by Trump
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday vowed to stand with the European Union and the NATO military alliance, but was met with some skepticism from leaders shaken by President Donald Trump's more critical comments....
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US Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations....
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