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Chicago inspectors find code violations at R. Kelly's studio

Chicago inspectors find code violations at R. Kelly's studio

Chicago building inspectors have found code violations at R. Kelly's recording studio, including evidence the industrial space was used as a residence.
Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control

Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Another Saudi woman has turned to social media for protection from her father, just days after Canada granted refuge to Rahaf al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi who fled her family.
Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute

Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute

LOS ANGELES — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the late Chris Cornell. Cornell's wife, Vickey, stepped onstage struggling to speak at first.
Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran kept up its criticism Thursday of the FBI's apparent arrest of an American anchorwoman from Iran's state-run English-language TV channel, with its foreign minister saying "she's done nothing but journalism.
AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N.
China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

BEIJING — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing's technology ambitions. The Ministry of Commerce announcement of the Jan.
India's top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

India's top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

NEW DELHI — India's Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the reopening of Mumbai's dance bars, which had been a nightlife staple in the country's entertainment capital until they were outlawed six years ago.
American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

NEW ORLEANS — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness.
Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

NAIROBI, Kenya — The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen.
Government shutdown may upend State of the Union speech

Government shutdown may upend State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech.