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Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."...
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North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he may find little more than rejection and suspicion....
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McCain: US should allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain says America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heighten over China's expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea....
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Pashtuns refuse to bury dead from Pakistan bus hijackings
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Hundreds of Pakistani Pashtuns protested Saturday after deadly bus hijackings that killed 19 people, saying they refused to bury their dead until the government guaranteed their protection....
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Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won't be sent abroad
MOSCOW (AP) -- A prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital for a sudden, mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care....
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IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group....
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Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors
HAVANA (AP) -- The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes....
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UN rights chief urges deeper probe of Central Africa abuses
BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations' human rights chief is urging several countries to step up efforts to investigate allegations that peacekeepers in Central African Republic may have committed abuses, a call that comes as the U.N. itself faces pressure over child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers....
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Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter....
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Nigeria's new president pledges fight against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year and other kidnapping victims were brought home alive....
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