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Police: 5 children die of food poisoning in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say five children have died of suspected food poisoning after their family had dinner at a restaurant in the country's south. Police official Ameer Shaikh said on Friday that the family of eight, from the southwestern city of Quetta, arrived in the port city of Karachi the previous night.…

Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday after a slide on Wall Street as nervous investors eyed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. France's CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent in early trading at 5,190.64. Germany's DAX was little changed, up less than 0.1 percent at 11,425.51. Britain's FTSE 100 was also little changed at 7,167.12.…

From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another day

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country's fragile security, U.S. and Iraqi officials say. Hundreds — likely more than 1,000 — IS fighters have crossed the open, desert border in the past six months, defying a massive operation by…

India seeks to control rivers into Pakistan as punishment

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it is building dams to stop its share of water from flowing into Pakistan-controlled Kashmir as it seeks to punish its longtime rival for an attack on paramilitary soldiers last week that left 40 dead. Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari said that India will harness its share of unused…

French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims

PARIS (AP) — Still struggling to come to terms with their share of responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, France's bishops have agreed to award financial compensation to victims whose cases fall outside of France's statute of limitations. "We have agreed in principle to make a financial gesture," Vincent Neymon,…

Closing nuclear facility on table as US-NKorea summit nears

TOKYO (AP) — The future of a key North Korean nuclear facility is on the table as leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump prepare to meet in Vietnam next week. The Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, the heart of the North's nuclear development and research, is Kim's biggest carrot as he tries to…

Nigeria leader says many feared 'the worst' after vote delay

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president in a final appeal to the nation before Saturday's election says many "thought the worst might happen" after a surprise week-long delay but he pledges that people can go to the polls free from fear. President Muhammadu Buhari spoke Friday morning, nearly 24 hours before polls open across Africa's…

Colorado 'red flag' gun bill passes first hearing

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democrats launched another campaign Thursday to pass a "red flag" gun law — an effort backed by many top law enforcement officials to allow weapons to be seized from people who are determined by a court to pose significant risk. Florida passed its own "red flag" law after the February 2017…

Saudi crown prince meets Chinese official on Beijing visit

BEIJING (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Friday with a Chinese vice premier in a bid to strengthen relations in the face of criticism from the West over the kingdom's human rights record and its war in Yemen. Prince Mohammed held bilateral talks Friday with Han Zheng at the Great Hall of…