Alaska

Police probe death of Juneau's mayor

The newly elected mayor of Juneau was found dead at his home, and police are investigating. The Juneau Police Department released few details on the death of Stephen "Greg" Fisk, 70, but called rumors of an assault "speculation." Fisk's son found his body Monday. Fisk, a fisheries consultant, defeated Merrill Sanford in the October election.

Washington, D.C.

Justices rule in Austrian train case

A California woman who bought a Eurorail pass from a Massachusetts company and was badly injured trying to board an Austrian train may not sue the state-owned company in this country, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. In a 9-0 decision, the justices said the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act bars lawsuits against foreign governments and their agencies in this country.

Kenya

University apologizes for deadly stampede

A Kenyan university said it should have sought authorization from the "highest security office in the country" for a practice exercise to test terrorism preparedness that led to a stampede in which a staff member died, a police spokesman said. Strathmore University in Nairobi apologized for carrying out a drill Monday that students believed was real and stampeded, killing one and injuring 30.

Pakistan

Gunmen kill military police in Karachi

Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a vehicle carrying military police in Karachi, killing two officers before fleeing. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the incident, saying the "martyred" soldiers sacrificed their lives for a "peaceful and prosperous Pakistan." No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

Cuba

Government limits doctors' travel

The Cuban government is reimposing a travel permit requirement on many doctors, requiring them to get permission to leave the country in an attempt to counter a brain drain that it publicly blames on the United States. It is the first major reversal of Cuba's policy of allowing unrestricted travel.

China

Pollution keeps children out of school

Beijing's worst pollution of the year forced some parents to keep their children home from school as municipal officials limited factory output in efforts to dispel a shroud of smog that covered the city for the third day in a row.

Syria

Prisoner exchange frees Lebanese

Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria released more than a dozen Lebanese soldiers and police it has held for more than a year as part of a Qatar-brokered deal in which Lebanon freed at least 11 prisoners, including a former wife of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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