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Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."...

Duped into killing Kim? 2 suspects say it looked like prank
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Two women - a Vietnamese and an Indonesian - have been arrested for allegedly coating their hands with the immensely toxic chemical agent VX and wiping them on the face of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. He died within hours....

Letter-writing former Iran president pens dispatch to Trump
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter Sunday to President Donald Trump, striking a somewhat conciliatory tone while applauding immigration to America and saying it shows "the contemporary U.S. belongs to all nations."...

Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz as US newly wary
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's navy began an annual drill Sunday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported....

Copy this: Vatican stakes out rights to Pope Francis' image
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- God's love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope....

EU lawmakers, in unusual move, pull the plug on racist talk
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With the specter of populism looming over a critical election year in Europe, the European Parliament has taken an unusual step to crack down on racism and hate speech in its own house....

Russians march to remember slain opposition leader Nemtsov
MOSCOW (AP) -- Thousands of Russians are marching in the streets of Moscow to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin....

Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi militarized police captured two neighborhoods on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants, as thousands of people continued to flee the battle to government-controlled areas, security officials said....

Egyptian Christians fearing terror flee Sinai for 4th day
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State group militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority....

Russian opposition figure freed; vows fight for human rights
MOSCOW (AP) -- A convicted Russian opposition activist who says he was tortured in prison was freed Sunday and has vowed to keep up the fight for human rights in Russia....

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