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Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."…

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Copy this: Vatican stakes out rights to Pope Francis’ image

VATICAN CITY (AP) — God's love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope….

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Why N. Korea may have used VX to kill leader’s half brother

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons?…

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Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America, senior U.S. officials said….

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Far from Carnival street fests, glitzy Rio Ball for elite

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Women in elegant, long-flowing dresses saunter on the red carpet while men in tuxedos smile broadly and wave to hundreds of people who have lined up along Rio de Janeiro's Avenida Atlantica to have a look….

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Duped into killing Kim? 2 suspects say it looked like prank

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Two women – a Vietnamese and an Indonesian – have been arrested for allegedly coating their hands with the immensely toxic chemical agent VX and wiping them on the face of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. He died within hours….

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Conditions deteriorate in west Mosul as Iraqi advances slow

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi advance into Mosul's western half slowed Saturday as combat turned to urban warfare and Iraqi forces met stiff resistance from the Islamic State group. Hundreds of civilians poured out of Mosul on foot following the advances, but the vast majority of 750,000 estimated to still be in the city's west remain trapped, and describe deteriorating humanitarian and security conditions….

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Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talks

GENEVA (AP) — A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, with the U.N. mediator decrying "spoilers" who try to derail the efforts to end the country's disastrous six-year war….

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Malaysia says airport safe, au

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin….

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Germany: Man hits 3 with car and flees, is shot by police

BERLIN (AP) — A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said….