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Friend: Saudi journalist ‘killed’ at consulate in Istanbul

By MEHMET GUZEL, SUZAN FRASER and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — A friend of a prominent Saudi journalist who went missing in Istanbul said Sunday that officials told him to "make your funeral preparations" as the Washington Post contributor "was killed" at the Saudi ...

Vatican defends pope against ‘blasphemous’ cover-up claims

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — A top Vatican cardinal issued a scathing rebuke Sunday of the ambassador who accused Pope Francis of covering up the sexual misconduct of a prominent American cardinal, saying his claims were a "blasphemous" political hit job. Six ...

Rescuers detect possible sign of life under quake-hit hotel

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, Associated Press PALU, Indonesia (AP) — A French rescue team said Thursday it has detected a possible sign of life under the rubble of a hotel in Indonesia's Sulawesi island nearly a week after it was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, as the death toll rose to ...

Struggling Malawi school gets 1.4M books from Melania Trump

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) — Melania Trump got a different view of educating children as she visited an African primary school Thursday that has benefited from U.S. assistance but struggles with an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Some children learn ...

Russia claims US running secret bio weapons lab in Georgia

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said Thursday that the United States appeared to be running a clandestine biological weapons lab in the country of Georgia, allegedly flouting international conventions and posing a direct security threat to ...

Nike ‘deeply concerned’ by ‘disturbing’ Ronaldo rape claim

By ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer LONDON (AP) — Pressure built on Cristiano Ronaldo from his sponsors Thursday after Nike joined EA Sports in expressing its deep concern with the rape allegation facing the soccer star. The five-time world player of the year has denied the claim. Late ...

Nearly a week after Indonesia quake, hope fades for missing

By TODD PITMAN and NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press PALU, Indonesia (AP) — She lay inside a medical tent in the stifling midday heat, wincing in pain at the deep gashes and cuts that covered her body. But all Anisa Cornelia could think about was the love of her life — the man she was ...

Indonesian city begins burying its dead as toll tops 840

By NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Bright-colored body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 840 people and left ...

Iran Guard launches missiles into Syria over parade attack

By NASSSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched six ballistic missiles early Monday toward eastern Syria, targeting militants it blamed for an attack on a military parade in Iran last month while also threatening ...

American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research

By DAVID KEYTON and JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to two researchers from the United States and Japan for advances in discovering how the body's immune system can fight off the scourge of cancer. The 9-million-kronor ($1.01 ...