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Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years - since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader....

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayed
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that they are being forced to return, Bangladesh said Monday. There was no immediate confirmation from Myanmar....

Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel recounted on Monday the ordeal of the deadly, 13-hours-long weekend standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners....

'Executed' North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlight
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. Now, Pyongyang's top pop diva is a senior ruling party official and a surprise headliner in the run-up to the South Korean Winter Olympics....

Tillerson tours new London embassy derided by Trump
LONDON (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has become the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the new American embassy in London, a building that President Donald Trump derided for its cost and location....

S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Conservative South Korean activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely popular girl band passed them Monday during a visit to Seoul amid a flurry of cooperation agreements between the rivals ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in the South....

Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave
HASSA, Turkey (AP) -- Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the Ankara offensive aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area, the militia and a war monitoring group said....

German nurse charged with 97 more murders at hospitals
BERLIN (AP) -- A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Monday....

Pence says he's proud to be in 'Israel's capital, Jerusalem'
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence kicked off his visit to Israel with a Monday morning meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he said it was an honor to be in "Israel's capital, Jerusalem."...

In Syria's Aleppo, old bazaar struggles to come back to life
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Fighting has long died down in Syria's largest city but Aleppo's centuries-old market still has to come back to life, more than a year after government forces retook rebel-held neighborhoods around the Old City....

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