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‘Duang!’ Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word

BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country’s mass culture and entertainment: “duang.”…

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US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday….

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Australia offers Indonesia prisoner swap to stop executions

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in a last-ditch bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days….

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Venezuelan mayor’s arrest casts light on unlikely marriage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — She was raised by a leader of Venezuela’s opposition and made a name for herself on a popular anti-government TV show. He is the tourism minister and one of the socialist administration’s most passionate defenders….

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Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criticism of an emerging agreement’s contours….

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Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criticism of an emerging agreement’s contours….

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Australia offers Indonesia prisoner swap to stop executions

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in an 11th hour bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days….

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Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing….

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Venezuelan mayor’s arrest casts light on unlikely marriage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — She was raised by a leader of Venezuela’s opposition and made a name for herself on a popular anti-government TV show. He is the tourism minister and one of the socialist administration’s most passionate defenders….

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US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday….