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Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop
BEIJING (AP) -- The world's biggest coal users - China, the United States and India - have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions....

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole
BEIJING (AP) -- Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Monday....

China sentences 16 from Australia's Crown Resorts to prison
SHANGHAI (AP) -- A Chinese court sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company to nine to 10 months in prison on Monday after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges, the company and an Australian official said....

The Latest: N Ireland party leader 'delighted' with UK deal
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on British politics (all times local):...

Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157....

Battle resumes to extinguish fire near Spain national park
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish authorities were hopeful Monday that dropping temperature and favorable winds would help firefighters battling to extinguish a forest fire on the fringes of the Donana National Park, a celebrated conservation wetland and home to the endangered Iberian lynx....

Back to Switzerland for Cyprus peace deal talks
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- It's back to Switzerland for Cyprus peace talks....

South Sudan censors newspapers, hampers press in civil war
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- As South Sudan's civil war creates the world's largest refugee crisis and widespread allegations of sexual and ethnic violence, journalists charge the government is restricting their ability to report the news....

First woman leads UK Changing of the Guard ceremony
LONDON (AP) -- A Canadian soldier has made history as the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at London's Buckingham Palace....

Vatican worries about 'forcibly removed' bishop in China
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican is expressing "grave concern" for a Chinese bishop who it says was "forcibly removed" from his office several weeks ago....

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