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Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

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  • Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements
    Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.

  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake
    37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

    TOKYO (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.

  • Iraq premier orders aid for Islamic State fight

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered more aerial support and weapons for fighters battling the Islamic State militant group in Anbar province as clashes rage over the provincial capital, Ramadi.

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows
    2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

  • Tunisians vote for a new president

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians have lined up at polling stations to vote in their North African country's first free and open presidential election.

  • Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt
    Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt

    BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured 54 others, officials said Sunday. The injured included schoolchildren in a stampede.

  • Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
    Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.

  • Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An official says 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast.

  • Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees
    Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest
    Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by the country's opposition overshadowed the vote and highlighted the sectarian-charged divisions grippin this strategic U.

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