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Health experts issue call to move Rio Olympics because of Zika outbreak

LONDON — Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider postponing or moving the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika ...

North Korea dictator's aunt emerges in New York

NEW YORK — Wandering through Times Square, she could be any immigrant trying to live the American Dream. But she's not just any immigrant. She's ...

Iran, Taliban uneasy allies against ISIS

Iran is working with the Taliban to set up a buffer zone along its border with Afghanistan to keep out the Islamic State, the latest ...

Last remaining U.S.-trained rebels in Syria teeter

REYHANLI, Turkey — Throughout the fiasco of the Pentagon's $500 million effort to train and equip a force of Syrian rebels to take on the Islamic ...

Protests become daily events as crisis envelops Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — One day, thousands march through downtown Caracas in defense of beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro and the socialist legacy of his predecessor and ...

In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' of bombing victims

HIROSHIMA, Japan — President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago ...

Photos show U.S. commandos primed for fight in Syria

WASHINGTON — Photographs of U.S. commandos with battle gear in Syria raised questions Thursday about their level of involvement in the fight against the Islamic ...

More than 4,000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean in single day

ROME — More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at ...

Choice of hard-liner as new Taliban chief dims hope of talks

WASHINGTON — The selection of a hard-line cleric as the new Taliban chief Wednesday all but dashes President Obama's hopes for opening peace talks before ...

France vows 'no retreat' from labor reforms amid growing unrest

PARIS — France's government vowed not to back down from planned labor reforms as union-led protesters in Paris and other cities Thursday attempted to choke ...

Venezuela's top U.S. diplomat defends his government

WASHINGTON — Venezuela's top diplomat in the United States defended his embattled government against what he called a "distorted" campaign designed to incite political intervention. Ambassador ...

Debris in Mozambique, Mauritius to be analyzed by MH370 team

SYDNEY — Three pieces of debris found washed ashore in Mozambique and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators in Australia ...

Japan's Abe rejects Pearl Harbor visit

SHIMA, Japan — Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rejected the idea of visiting Pearl ...

Ukrainian pilot freed in swap with Russia

MOSCOW — Russia and Ukraine completed a high-level prisoner swap Wednesday, trading a Ukrainian helicopter pilot dubbed the country's "Joan of Arc" for two Russian ...

Germany nears new migrant plans

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet Wednesday backed a plan seeking to better integrate migrants, virtually assuring that Germany will move ahead with efforts designed ...

Netanyahu adds hard-liner to Israeli coalition

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel's most polarizing politicians as defense minister Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of ...

Shakespeare First Folio fetches $2.75 million at auction

LONDON — A set of the first four editions of William Shakespeare's plays — dubbed the "Holy Grail of publishing" by Christie's auction house — ...

Switzerland to fine Muslim students who won't shake teachers' hands

GENEVA — Educational authorities in Switzerland ruled Wednesday that the parents or guardians of students who refuse to shake a teacher's hand — a Swiss ...

Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media

CAIRO — Egypt deported a French journalist without explanation on Wednesday, the reporter and his newspaper said, the latest move in an ongoing crackdown by ...

Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 10

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber targeted a minibus carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing 10 people, an Afghan official ...