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AirAsia employee dies during flight from Malaysia to Indonesia

An AirAsia flight headed from Kuala Lumpur to Bandung, Indonesia, was diverted to the Senai International Airport in Johor, Malaysia, after an AirAsia staff member died during the flight.   The 46-year-old man

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Rights group fears for detained Bahrain activist

BEIRUT –  A human rights group says the life of an imprisoned activist in Bahrain is at risk because he has been denied adequate medical care and is being held with extremists to whom he is opposed.  

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Iraq seeks aid to rebuild after IS, but donors could be wary

BAGHDAD –  Iraq hopes to raise billions of dollars at a conference next month to fund reconstruction after its costly war against the Islamic State group, but many fear the country's endemic corruption cou

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Uganda president says 'I love Trump' despite alleged 's***hole' remark

KAMPALA, Uganda –  Uganda's president says he loves President Donald Trump and that he should be praised for not mincing words.   "I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly," Pres

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Czech PM facing fraud charges says he might not head govt

PRAGUE –  Populist billionaire Andrej Babis has acknowledged he might not be in the new Czech government even though his centrist ANO movement won October's parliamentary election.   A new minor

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‘Ghost ship’ washes up on Japan’s coast with skeletal remains of suspected North Koreans

The remains of eight people suspected to be from North Korea were reportedly uncovered after a “ghost ship” washed ashore on Japan’s coast last week containing a badge depicting former North Korean lead