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N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

North Korea announced that it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its hard-won nuclear arsenal.

U.S. sorghum armada with Cargill grain changes course at sea after China tariffs

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A field of sorghum grain is seen at a farm outside of Texhoma, Oklahoma, U.S., in this undated photo released to Reuters on April 3, 2018.
Minnetonka-based Cargill among U.S. grain shippers caught up in trade fight.

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, Jenna Jambeck, an environment engineering professor at the University of Georgia, holds a plastic b
Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that's not nearly enough.
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Hamas says man gunned down in Malaysia was important member

Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, raising suspicions that Israel was behind the brazen killing.
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New South African church celebrates drinking alcohol

Dressed in a red robe and a gold-trimmed bishop's miter, the clergyman pours whiskey into his cupped hand and anoints the forehead of the man sitting before him.
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India prescribes death penalty for rape of kids under 12

India's government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women.
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Myanmar evicts family of officer who testified on entrapment

Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who had testified a day earlier that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters news agency reporters facing charges that could get them up to 14 years in prison, the officer's wife said.
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Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 at police checkpoint

An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province.
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5 killed, multiple missing after boat accident in China

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV says five people have died and others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing 60 people to fall into the water.
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The Latest: EU urges Israel to refrain from lethal force

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The Latest: Sweden welcomes N. Korea's nuke suspension

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 92, to attend star-studded concert

Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.
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The Latest: UN envoy encouraged Russia backs Geneva process

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Syria's Damascus region to see thousands more evacuations

Syrian state media says rebels have started to evacuate three towns in the eastern Qalamoun region in the Damascus countryside.
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Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

The International Committee of the Red Cross says a staff member has been killed in a shooting in Yemen.
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European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests

The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet involved in a fatal accident.
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AP Analysis: Good and bad news in NKorea's latest nuke offer

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents — and it doesn't appear to have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal.
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Malaysian police say Palestinian gunned down in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian police say a Palestinian man was fatally shot by two assailants on a motorbike as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers. Palestinian websites have identified him as a relative of a senior official in the Gaza branch of the Islamic Jihad group.
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Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history

Just outside Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, a group of elementary school children are on a field trip at Diriyah, where engineers and construction workers are busy restoring a 17th-century fortress, mosques and clay-colored structures that were once the ruling family's seat of power.
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4 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border protest

Gunfire from Israeli soldiers across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel.
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Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

A Rohingya Muslim man among the group of 76 rescued in Indonesian waters in a wooden boat says they were at sea for nine days after leaving Myanmar, where the minority group faces intense persecution, and were hoping to reach Malaysia.
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Son of Stroessner-era figure expected to win Paraguay vote

The son of a top aide to late Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is expected to easily win Sunday's presidential election, promising to continue the country's strong economic growth with business-friendly policies.