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Malaysia: No cause of death yet for exiled North Korean
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- No cause of death has been determined yet for the exiled member of North Korea's ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport, officials said Tuesday....

Malaysian diplomat says Kim death investigation impartial
BEIJING (AP) -- The investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler is being conducted in an impartial manner, Malaysia's ambassador to Pyongyang said Tuesday, rejecting accusations from the North that the probe was politically tinged....

Red Crescent: 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Scores of bodies, presumably of African migrants, washed ashore in Libya, in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Libya's Red Crescent spokesman said on Tuesday....

Military court set to hand down sentence for Israeli soldier
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- An Israeli military court is set to deliver its sentence in the case of a soldier convicted of manslaughter for the death of a wounded Palestinian attacker....

Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces were consolidating their gains south of Mosul on Tuesday ahead of moving into the city's Islamic State-held western half, a military spokesman said....

Iran's leader calls Israel a 'fake' nation, 'dirty chapter'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader has used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to call Israel a "fake" nation and a "dirty chapter" of history....

UNICEF, French president urge protection for children of war
PARIS (AP) -- Child soldiers, underage sex slaves, orphaned adolescent refugees - France's president and UNICEF are urging the international community to do more to protect the more than 200 million children of today's conflict zones....

Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018 polls
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 years old on Tuesday, described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" because of her feisty remarks in his defense....

40 groups call for prioritizing human rights in Syria talks
BEIRUT (AP) -- Some 40 human rights groups and other organizations say that U.N.-sponsored Syrian peace talks that will begin in Geneva this week should prioritize five key human rights issues during negotiations....

Overnight riots in predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Swedish police say riots broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges....

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