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AP Top International News at 4:02 a.m. EST

Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- "We have wounded!" the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the side of a dusty dirt road....

Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) -- After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave....

Fallen Argentine troops' relatives wait for identification
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The body of Jose Antonio Reyes Lobos rests in the Falkland Islands along with those of more than 100 other fallen Argentine soldiers. But his 79-year-old mother says she doesn't want to leave this world without putting a flower on a grave bearing the name of her son killed in combat more than three decades ago....

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....

Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov
MOSCOW (AP) -- Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans such as "Russia will be free!" and "Putin is war!" to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin....

1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump era
BEIJING (AP) -- China is sending its first senior official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump took office, amid uncertainties over trade relations and new security tensions in east Asia....

Oscar-winning Syrian rescue group says prize is inspiration
BEIRUT (AP) -- The head of the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in the Oscar-winning Netflix documentary "The White Helmets" says the award is an inspiration and a huge moral support for the volunteers to keep up their mission in the war-torn country....

Foreign minister welcomes Iran Oscar for best foreign film
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's top diplomat has congratulated director Asghar Farhadi for winning the Oscar in the best foreign language category with his film "the Salesman."...

Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Government warplanes pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least three and wounding dozens, Syrian opposition activists said, and President Bashar Assad's forces pushed ahead in Syria's offensive on the historic town of Palmyra held by the Islamic State group....

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Middle East
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void