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Kerry, Lavrov meet in Geneva to discuss Syria, Ukraine
GENEVA (AP) -- The top diplomats of Russia and the United States are meeting in Geneva to discuss the Syria civil war, the Ukraine crisis and other issues....

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update
AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link....

Strong aftershocks rattle devastated Italian earthquake zone
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors from Italy's earthquake. The first funerals were scheduled for some of the 267 dead....

Nun in iconic Italy quake photo texted friends 'adieu'
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) -- She became the face of Italy's earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive....

UN official: For Afghan women 'glass is half full'
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists' regime....

Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb
DARAYA, Syria (AP) -- Buses, ambulances and trucks have lined up at the entrance of a blockaded Damascus suburb to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian rebels and the government....

Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said....

Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 8 police; 70 wounded
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least eight police officers and wounding 70 other people, the state-run news agency and Turkish officials said....

Tourist describes death, harrowing month in New Zealand bush
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Pavlina Pizova says she couldn't free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. After he died, she stayed with him through the freezing night....

Top French court to rule on legality of burkini bans
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest administrative court is considering whether it's legal for towns to ban body-covering burkini swimsuits, which have become a symbol of tensions around the place of Islam in secular France....

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Kerry, Lavrov meet in Geneva to discuss Syria, Ukraine

Latin America/Caribbean
Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

Middle East
Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb