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Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic....

No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong's leader
HONG KONG (AP) -- The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014....

Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solution
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people, a prominent settler leader said Sunday, presenting new population figures that he said put to rest the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians....

The Latest: US claims Tabqa dam is not in danger of bursting
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):...

US-backed forces capture Syrian air base from IS
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria on Sunday in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago....

Why the London attacker's links to Saudi Arabia might matter
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week had made three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime. Though millions of foreigners from around the world live and work in the kingdom, Khalid Masood's time there immediately raised questions about whether the country's ultraconservative brand of Islam impacted his worldview and radicalized him....

With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) -- With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region....

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) -- An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air....

6 aid workers killed in South Sudan
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Six aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan, the deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the East African nation's civil war began in 2013....

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access
LONDON (AP) -- Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday....

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6 aid workers killed in South Sudan

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The Latest: Bulgaria's Socialist leader concedes election

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Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim

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US-backed forces capture Syrian air base from IS