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Deadly ambush raises fears of rebel resurgence in India

PALAMPUR, India –  Women wailed as Indian soldiers carried a flag-draped coffin holding the body of one of their colleagues killed this week in a deadly ambush by autonomy-seeking Maoist rebels. The attack, which killed 25 soldiers, has raised fears that the five-decade insurgency is seeing a revival. This year is already becoming one of […]
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3 government troops killed in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW –  Ukrainian authorities say three of its troops have been killed and four injured in eastern Ukraine in an apparent flare-up of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists. The press office for the Ukrainian government’s operation in the east said early Wednesday their positions came under fire 65 times in the past 24 […]
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Sharapova returns to tennis after 15-month doping ban

STUTTGART, Germany –  Maria Sharapova returned to professional tennis on Wednesday after a 15-month doping ban, completing a one-hour training session on an empty center court less than 10 hours before her first competitive match since January 2016. Handed a much-debated wild card, Sharapova will play Roberta Vinci in the opening round of the Porsche […]
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The Latest: France links sarin gas used in Syria to regime

MOSCOW –  The Latest on Syria (all times local): 9:35 a.m. France’s foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s regime and shows it was responsible. Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday that France now knows […]
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AP Explains: Why China's new aircraft carrier is significant

BEIJING –  China on Wednesday launched the navy’s second aircraft carrier, its first to be entirely homebuilt. While the 50,000-ton ship still needs considerable work before commissioning, analysts say its launch telegraphs China’s ambitions to become the region’s most powerful and influential country. That’s an alarming prospect to others. Here’s a look at how the […]
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Hong Kong arrests 2 disqualified lawmakers over oath fracas

HONG KONG –  Hong Kong police have arrested two disqualified pro-independence lawmakers over their attempts to barge into the legislature last year in a dispute over their oaths. Authorities arrested Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching on Wednesday morning. They were questioned at a police station for several hours before being released on bail. They told […]
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Hundreds of taxis, buses park outside gov't to protest Uber

BUCHAREST, Romania –  Some 200 taxis and buses have parked outside the government offices in Bucharest, demanding that Uber and other online taxi services be outlawed. Transport in the already crowded capital was disrupted Wednesday morning as the protest, scheduled to last until later in the evening, got underway. Drivers arrived early and parked their […]
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2nd suspect in Stockholm truck attack released

STOCKHOLM –  Swedish authorities say they have released a second person arrested in connection with the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said Wednesday that the man, arrested April 23 and never publicly identified, was no longer considered a suspect. He was released […]
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US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

SEOUL, South Korea –  In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. The South’s trumpeting of progress on setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, comes […]
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Russia says US airstrike on Syria damages peace process

MOSCOW –  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the airstrike that the United States launched at a Syrian military base earlier this month damages the prospects of a political settlement for the war-torn country. The airstrike was in response to a chemical weapons attack on April 4 on a northern Syrian town that Washington blamed […]