Pence, Abe discuss trade, NKorea ahead of regional summits
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday to discuss bilateral trade and to touch base on their policies on North Korea as the two sides tried to showcase alliance ahead of key regional summits this week.
Migrant caravan moves to western Mexico city of Guadalajara
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Several thousand Central American migrants heading for the U.S. border arrived in the western Mexico city of Guadalajara with help from truckers and other motorists Monday, marking a month since their trek began.
Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war.
Rohingya fearful of doctors keep faith healers in business
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Abul Kalam sits cross-legged on the floor of his tiny mud hut and whispers prayers into a small plastic bottle filled with water, creating what he says is a potion that will cure stomach cramps.
Bishops delay votes on combating church sex abuse crisis
BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church.
US analysts locate secret North Korean missile sites
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. analysts said Monday they have located 13 secret North Korean missile development sites, underscoring the challenge that the Trump administration faces in trying to reach its promised broad arms control agreement with Pyongyang.
Afghan leader tells US audience that Taliban not winning war
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Afghanistan told a U.S. audience Monday that his country is not losing the war to the Taliban and is not at risk of collapse amid escalating attacks by the militant group and an expansion of the territory it controls.
EU, UK inch closer to a deal as Brexit hangs in the balance
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union appeared to be inching toward agreement on Brexit on Monday, but British Prime Minister Theresa May faced intensifying pressure from her divided Conservative government that could yet scuttle a deal.
The Latest: UN, Egypt working to end Gaza fighting
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 10 p.m. The United Nations says it is working with Egypt to broker an end to the latest round of fighting in Gaza.
Pakistan frees 2 Taliban members as US envoy visits region
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan released two Taliban officials on Monday during U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's latest visit to the region, in what could be part of American efforts to revive peace talks with the insurgent group, which now controls nearly half of Afghanistan.
50 countries vow to fight cybercrime - US and Russia don't
PARIS (AP) — Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech.
UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives.
The Latest: Nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within deal limits
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on U.N. nuclear watchdog's new report on Iran (all times local): 4 p.m. The U.N. atomic watchdog says Iran continues to stay within the limitations set by the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers, aimed at keeping Tehran from building nuclear weapons in exchange for incentives.
AP Explains: The latest in Sri Lanka's political crisis
NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lanka is in the midst of a political crisis set off by the president's decisions to remove the South Asian island nation's prime minister, dissolve Parliament and call snap elections.
UK leader: Response to Skripal attack hurt Russia spying
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May says the West's response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia's intelligence capability.
Turkey: 4 migrants killed, 6 missing after boats sinks
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish coast guard on Monday recovered four bodies and was still searching for six missing migrants after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.
Fake images of woman acquitted of blasphemy roil Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government, already struggling with a crisis surrounding a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row, now has to deal with "fake" images on social media purporting to show her outside the country.
Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 4
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people, officials said, as a lawmaker reported that insurgents killed at least 20 Afghan policemen over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province.
Pence in Japan to discuss trade, N. Korea before summits
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo on Monday to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits.
Training kids to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don't think of your target as a human being.
UN refugee agency warns against returning Rohingya refugees
SINGAPORE (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency on Monday cautioned against returning ethnic Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar from Bangladesh at this time, urging that officials be allowed to assess whether it is safe for them to return.
Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world
LONDON (AP) — For kids growing up in today's cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual. Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup's digital pocket money app because his kids were still too young to get bank cards from traditional banks.
The Latest: Germany's Seehofer to remain interior minister
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the announcement that Germany's top security official will stay on as interior minister, but give up party post (all times local): 11:50 a.m.
S. Korea sends tangerines to North in return for mushrooms
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has airlifted 200 tons of tangerines to North Korea in return for shipments of pine mushrooms by the North in September, officials said Monday.
Options limited, North Korea lit by flashlights, creaky grid
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — More than 20 years after his father almost bargained them away for a pair of nuclear reactors, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has his nuclear weapons — and a nation still plagued by chronic blackouts.

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