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Report: Video footage shows attack on North Korean
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler....

Iraqi forces launch offensive to drive IS from western Mosul
HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic State militants and drive the extremist group from its last major urban bastion in Iraq....

Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul's militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began....

Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV
HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television....

Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa was headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, though he looked increasingly unlikely to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival....

Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits....

Italy's Renzi resigns as party chief, seeks renewed mandate
ROME (AP) -- Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned on Sunday as leader of his fractious Democratic Party in a bid to win a fresh, stronger mandate before parliamentary elections which populist political forces hope will propel them into national power for the first time....

On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Plug your noses and ready your "Juche fertilizer." It's time to prep the frozen fields in North Korea....

Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night sky
MOLO, Kenya (AP) -- Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars....

Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast....

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