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Myanmar president signs off on controversial population law - Arizona Daily Sun
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president has signed off on a controversial law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart. Critics warn it could be used to repress not only women, but religious and ethnic minorities. The ...
Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions - Arizona Daily Sun
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers. When senators left town early Saturday after approving a brief extension of the nation's highway and transit aid, they were following a well-worn path.
AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos - Arizona Daily Sun
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved ...
Report: German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets - Arizona Daily Sun
BERLIN (AP) — German media report that a 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets. Television station RTL says the three boys and a girl were born by cesarean section at a Berlin hospital Tuesday. RTL said in a statement that the ...
US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery - Arizona Daily Sun
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops —some are operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces ...
Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks - Arizona Daily Sun
BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby. Once a house painter ...
Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land - Arizona Daily Sun
More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Some are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, while others are Bangladeshis seeking better economic ...
UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight - Arizona Daily Sun
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea ...
Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack - Arizona Daily Sun
CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group's radio station has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Friday on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead for Shiites. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded ...
AP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not working - Arizona Daily Sun
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem may be in North Korea, but she is as outspoken as ever. In an interview with The Associated Press, the 81-year-old feminism pioneer said she decided to join a group of women in a ...
Roadside bomb kills 2, including Afghan district chief - Arizona Daily Sun
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed that two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south. Dost Mohammad Nayab, spokesman for the provincial governor of Uruzgan province, said ...
Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4, 13 innings, - Arizona Daily Sun
One out when winning run scored. E_S.Castro (8), Tomas (4). DP_Arizona 1. LOB_Chicago 11, Arizona 11. 2B_Rizzo (10), S.Castro (4), Soler (9), Pollock (7), Gosewisch (6). 3B_Pollock (1). HR_Fowler (5), Goldschmidt (11), Ahmed (1). SB_Fowler (10), Pollock ...
Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations - Arizona Daily Sun
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is giving 55 billion yen ($450 million) in climate change and disaster aid to Pacific island nations, an effort to beef up its profile in the region. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the pledge at a meeting with Pacific island ...
Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory - Arizona Daily Sun
ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed ...
El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero - Arizona Daily Sun
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds are expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis.