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Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

MOSCOW — Nearly 1,400 people were detained in a violent police crackdown on an opposition protest in Moscow, a Russian monitoring group said Sunday, adding that was the largest number of detentions at a rally in the Russian capital this decade.

UK soldier fighting IS in Syria was killed by friendly fire

LONDON — Officials say a British special forces soldier who died fighting the Islamic State group in Syria was killed by friendly fire, rather than in a roadside bomb as previously believed. Sgt. Matt Tonroe died in March 2018 alongside U.S.
Taliban reject talk of direct negotiations with government

Taliban reject talk of direct negotiations with government

KABUL — An Afghan official said Sunday that the government would hold its first-ever direct talks with the Taliban within two weeks, but the insurgents quickly denied any such meeting was planned and reiterated their opposition to negotiating with go
Trump attacks majority-black district represented by critic

Trump attacks majority-black district represented by critic

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that ha
Indian police say they killed a top militant in Kashmir

Indian police say they killed a top militant in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India — A top commander of a Pakistan-based militant group was killed Sunday during an operation in the southern part of the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, the region's police chief said.
2 US teens jailed in Italy in policeman's killing

2 US teens jailed in Italy in policeman's killing

ROME — Two American teenagers who were classmates at a California high school spent a second night in a Rome jail Saturday after they were interrogated for hours about their alleged roles in the murder of an Italian policeman.
Hong Kong police tear gas protest against mob violence

Hong Kong police tear gas protest against mob violence

Hong Kong police on Saturday fired tear gas, swung batons and forcefully cleared out protesters who defied warnings not to march in a neighbourhood where last weekend a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally attacked people in a train statio

Louisiana attorney found in contempt in duct tape incident

LAFAYETTE, La. — A Louisiana district judge has found a public defender in contempt of court after he filmed a bailiff duct-taping a defendant's mouth during a sentencing hearing this month.
Rapper RZA says arrested A$AP Rocky is a hostage in Sweden

Rapper RZA says arrested A$AP Rocky is a hostage in Sweden

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — RZA (RIHZ'-uh) of the Wu-Tang Clan says he's concerned over what he calls a hostage situation for fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, who's charged with assault in Sweden.