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N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters....

The Latest: NKorea says its missiles target US mainland
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local):...

In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown
CAIRO (AP) -- Pope Francis demanded that Egypt's Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God's name during a delicate visit Friday to the Arab world's most populous country, and he strongly backed its uncompromising crackdown on political Islam and militancy....

Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its embattled government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners....

Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strike
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought transportation to a halt in many cities across Latin America's largest nation....

Macedonian violence elicits diverging international response
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's night of violence that saw protesters storm parliament and attack lawmakers elicited diametrically opposed reactions from world powers Friday, with Russia blaming the West for meddling in the Balkan nation's internal affairs and the European Union and United States saying the events were inconsistent with democracy....

A look at Macedonia's deepening political turmoil
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia has fallen back into political crisis, a chapter frighteningly illustrated by images of protesters rushed into parliament and leaving several lawmakers bloodied....

Far-right candidate bedeviled by France's Nazi history
PARIS (AP) -- The horrors of the World War II Nazi death camps moved front and center in France's presidential campaign on Friday, nine days before the election, reawakening the anti-Semitic stigma that has clung to the party of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and that she has spent more than six years trying to erase....

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday....

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bomb that kills 4
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing that targeted a police station in Baghdad's center Friday night, and Iraqi officials said the blast killed four people and wounded eight....

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IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bomb that kills 4