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The Latest: Report of dozens killed in airstrike in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments related to the war in Syria (all times local):...

Survivors of school shooting take gun control message abroad
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Student survivors of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience....

Russia expels 23 British diplomats in spy-poisoning response
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia on Saturday announced it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain....

Mystery surrounds how ex-Russian spy was poisoned in UK
LONDON (AP) -- As British authorities investigate the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England, there is much mystery about how exactly the brazen attack was carried out. Here are some of the unanswered questions that British officials are chasing:...

China's new vice president has reputation as 'Mr Fix-it'
BEIJING (AP) -- Wang Qishan is known as China's "Mr. Fix-It," a trustworthy official deployed to tackle the thorniest of crises - from crumbling banks to deadly illness to high-level corruption. Those who've met him describe him as bold and probing, a problem solver who enjoys philosophical debates and has a "wicked sense of humor."...

Xi reappointed as China's president with no term limits
BEIJING (AP) -- China's rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday unanimously approved the reappointment of Xi Jinping as president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve....

How SKorea's Moon took the lead in NKorea nuclear diplomacy
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has always wanted to lead the diplomacy aimed at ending the North Korean nuclear crisis, even as he was overshadowed in his first year in office by a belligerent standoff between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un....

Russia: Thousands more fleeing eastern Ghouta via corridor
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's military says more than 11,000 people have left Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta outside the capital Damascus in the past few hours as government forces step up an offensive on the rebel enclave....

Streets deserted, airport closes for Bali's Day of Silence
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's normally bustling Bali has shut down social media, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a Day of Silence that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu island....

Malaysia's leader says Rohingya not just a Myanmar issue
SYDNEY (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that the displacement of Rohingya Muslims was no longer solely a domestic issue for Myanmar, as Southeast Asian nations signed a counterterrorism cooperation agreement at a regional leaders' conference....

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Middle East
Emirates: Attendant who fell from emergency exit has died