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Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia
LONDON (AP) -- The man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament was in Saudi Arabia three times and taught English there, the Middle Eastern country's embassy said....

EU leaders arrive to mark 60th anniversary of bloc
ROME (AP) -- European Union leaders are gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc....

Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war
MUNDRI, South Sudan (AP) -- After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet. But the child was a spark of life....

Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace efforts....

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia's ability to sway the outcome of the vote....

French president denounces rival's claims of dirty tricks
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that Hollande is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks....

Congo must help search for missing UN experts: Rights group
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday....

New video shows delay removing Theresa May from attack scene
LONDON (AP) -- Newly published video showing British Prime Minister Theresa May being rushed out of Parliament while an attack unfolded nearby seems to show some confusion and delays on the part of her security detail....

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says....

Recovering sunken ferry to heal or harden South Korea's rift
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Days after South Korea's president was removed from office, a ferry was lifted slowly from the waters where it sank three years earlier - a disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, and ignited public fury against Park Geun-hye and became a nationally polarizing issue....

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Congo must help search for missing UN experts: Rights group

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Recovering sunken ferry to heal or harden South Korea's rift

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Former Palestinian prisoner found shot dead in Gaza




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