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Israel dismantles metal detectors from key Jerusalem shrine
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel on Tuesday dismantled metal detectors it installed a week earlier at a contested Jerusalem shrine, hoping to defuse a crisis with the Muslim world, including security ally Jordan, the Muslim custodian of the holy site....

Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in northwest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend....

Reporter Q&A: A look at Duterte's state of the nation speech
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second state of the nation speech to a joint session of Congress on Monday, vowing to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism. The tough-talking president also insisted he would not hold peace talks with communist rebels because of continuing attacks....

Lawmakers accuse Japan's Abe of false testimony in scandal
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese lawmakers questioned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in parliament for a second day Tuesday about a cronyism scandal, with some opposition members accusing him of testifying falsely a day earlier when he denied using his influence to help a friend....

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants....

Putin spokesman: No Kremlin order for Kushner-Gorkov talks
MOSCOW (AP) -- A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says a meeting between Donald Trump's son-in-law and the chairman of a Russian bank did not occur on Kremlin orders....

China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter
BEIJING (AP) -- China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision....

Australia denies reneging on a UNHCR deal to accept refugees
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian foreign minister on Tuesday rejected the United Nations refugee agency's allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by boat....

President Erdogan ramps up rhetoric ahead of Turkey-EU talks
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-Western rhetoric Tuesday ahead of a meeting between his foreign minister and top European Union officials, saying the era of a submissive Turkey bowing to every Western demand is over....

The Latest: Jordan teen killed at Israeli Embassy is buried
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):...

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