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China's Communist Party inserts Xi into party constitution
BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party moved Tuesday to confirm Xi Jinping's rise to becoming the country's most powerful leader in decades by amending its constitution to add his name and ideology....

Xi accrues power, worrying critics and delighting supporters
BEIJING (AP) -- The model lunar rover didn't much impress the retiree in a cotton Mao jacket visiting an exhibition of Chinese achievements under President Xi Jinping. Nor did the displays charting China's climate change progress or other technological advancements....

Women on trial visit airport where Kim Jong Nam was attacked
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) -- The two women accused of killing the North Korean leader's half brother toured the Malaysian airport Tuesday as participants in their murder trial visited the scene of the attack....

AP PHOTOS: King's image omnipresent in mourning Thailand
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej watched over his kingdom for 70 years - and he continues to do so a year after his death....

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed on bail pending appeal
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's highest court freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail Tuesday pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014....

Mysterious braid-chopping bandits have Kashmiris in panic
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Hundreds of young men - armed with knives, cricket bats and iron rods - patrol the nighttime streets of India-controlled Kashmir these days, hoping their ad-hoc vigilante groups will deter the mysterious bandits reportedly chopping off women's long, woven hair....

IS came with a hit list, left Syria town in a trail of blood
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State militants came into the Syrian town with a hit list. By the time they left three weeks later, more than 70 civilians had been killed - shot or beheaded, their bodies dumped in farms and ditches....

Catalan parliament to respond to Spain's planned takeover
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Catalonia's regional parliament plans to hold a debate this week on the Spanish prime minister's plan to take direct control of the region - a session many fear could lead to a vote declaring Catalan independence....

Well-known Moscow journalist stabbed by attacker; in coma
MOSCOW (AP) -- A well-known journalist for Russia's top independent radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an attacker who burst into her studio - the latest in a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow....

Millions return to poverty in Brazil, eroding 'boom' decade
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- When Leticia Miranda had a job selling newspapers on the streets, she earned about $160 a month, just enough to pay for a tiny apartment she shared with her 8-year-old son in a poor neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro....

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Africa
Kenya president says polls must be this week, despite doubts

Asia
Australian forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare

Europe
Mayor of Turkey's capital next from leader's party to resign

Latin America/Caribbean
Venezuela opposition governors take oath before assembly

Middle East
Long day of diplomacy: Tillerson visits Afghanistan, Iraq