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S. Korea to shut down joint industrial park with N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down operations at a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs....

Japan announces new sanctions on North Korea
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan announced Wednesday that it will impose new sanctions on North Korea to protest a rocket launch seen as a test of missile technology....

Key developments following North Korea's rocket launch
North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket has drawn sharp condemnations and threats of new sanctions. World leaders say Sunday's launch violated a U.N. ban on Pyongyang's use of ballistic missile technology. North Korea says the launch of a new Earth observation satellite, the Kwangmyongsong 4, or Shining Star 4, is part of a peaceful space program....

Ex-SS guard on trial in late push to punish Nazi crimes
BERLIN (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial this week on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, the first of up to four cases being brought to court this year in an 11th-hour push by German prosecutors to punish Nazi war crimes....

In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika
CUSCATANCINGO, El Salvador (AP) -- For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives....

German authorities say no one missing in deadly train crash
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say they are no longer looking for a missing person in the train crash that has killed 10 and injured dozens in a rural area in southern Germany....

Report: Turkey seizes suicide vests, explosives near Syria
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run agency says military officials have stopped a group of 34 people at the border with Syria and seized luggage containing four suicide vests and explosives....

Russian Opposition leader attacked with a cake
MOSCOW (AP) -- A prominent Russian opposition figure says he has been attacked - with a cake....

Developers of toppled Taiwan building detained
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building in an earthquake, killing dozens....

Iran to purchase Sukhoi-30 fighter jets from Russia
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Defense Minister says his country will sign a contract with Russia for the purchase of Sukhoi-30 fighter jets....

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Africa
South Africa to prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder

Asia
S. Korea to shut down joint industrial park with N. Korea

Europe
Report: Turkey seizes suicide vests, explosives near Syria

Latin America/Caribbean
In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika

Middle East
Iran to purchase Sukhoi-30 fighter jets from Russia