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4 US tourists, pilot killed in Australian light plane crash
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed into a suburban shopping mall and burst into flames Tuesday, shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said....

Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group....

Pinpointing cause of death for NK's Kim Jong Nam may be hard
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Determining whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport is proving difficult for Malaysian officials, who said Tuesday that autopsy results are so far inconclusive....

UN guided by Syrian 'political transition' as new talks loom
BEIRUT (AP) -- A top adviser to the United Nations envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first intra-Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for political transition....

Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest
ROME (AP) -- From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent....

Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policy
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking....

Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous but increasingly popular trafficking route to Europe....

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, her lawyer said Tuesday....

South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine
WATAMU, Kenya (AP) -- South Sudan's president said Tuesday his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100,000 people in the country suffering from years of civil war....

Report accuses Syrian government of sectarian war strategy
BEIRUT (AP) -- A new report by a Syria conflict monitoring group accuses the government of depopulating Sunni-majority areas in Syria's third largest city as it fights to consolidate its power....

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