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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."...

Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter....

THE LATEST: Police raid businesses named in FIFA indictment
ZURICH (AP) -- The latest on FIFA developments:...

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....

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....

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....

Kicking the plastic: Senegal among latest to ban flimsy bags
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- At a market in Senegal's capital, the sandy paths are strewn with them. They blow around like feathers in Dakar's coastal breezes, piling up alongside buildings on city streets and clogging canals....

Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves
SINGAPORE (AP) -- China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international security conference Saturday, stepping up America's condemnation of the communist giant as Beijing officials sat in the audience....

Volcano erupts in southern Japan, spewing ash high into sky
TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate....

No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis
BANGKOK (AP) -- A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar deflecting blame for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help....

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