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Gates visits Oman; Iran, Yemen on agenda

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) -- Tensions with Iran and the escalating terrorist threat in Yemen were main topics of discussion during U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' meeting Sunday with leaders in Oman....

Russian aide in UK parliament facing deportation

LONDON (AP) -- A member of the House of Commons Defense Committee said Sunday that his Russian assistant is facing deportation as a suspected spy....

Gulf nations to create joint military command

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab neighbors wrapped up a summit meeting in Kuwait on Wednesday by agreeing to establish a joint military command, paving the way for tighter security coordination even as their regional rival Iran pursues outreach efforts in the wake of its interim nuclear deal....

Car plows into group of cyclists in Italy, 8 dead

ROME (AP) -- A speeding car plowed head-on into a group of cyclists in southern Italy on Sunday morning, killing eight of them, officials said. The driver had been smoking marijuana, police said....

Pakistan court issues warrants over Bhutto's death

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani court has issued arrest warrants for two police officials accused of failing to provide proper security for former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on the day she was assassinated. They are also accused of cleaning the crime scene before evidence could be collected....

Thailand's king leaves hospital after 4 years

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's 85-year-old king on Thursday left the Bangkok hospital where he lived for the past four years and returned to his seaside palace with the queen....

US Navy commander returns to Cambodian roots

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) -- The distant thuds of gunfire and bombs weren't nearly as memorable for Michael Misiewicz as fishing barehanded with his older brother in Cambodia's Mekong River....

Malaysian girl, 14, celebrates wedding in public

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A 14-year-old girl and 23-year-old man have celebrated their recent marriage in public in Malaysia's largest city, a report said Sunday, fueling a debate on teen weddings....

US cable: China leaders ordered hacking on Google

BEIJING (AP) -- Contacts told American diplomats that hacking attacks against Google were ordered by China's top ruling body and a senior leader demanded action after finding search results that were critical of him, leaked U.S. government memos show....

SKorean police: US trade deal rally turns violent

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police say nearly 40 officers were injured during a rally opposing the ratification of the country's free trade deal with the United States....

Chemical blast kills 6 at Internet cafe in China

BEIJING (AP) -- An explosion caused by illegally stored chemicals has killed six people and injured 38 at an Internet cafe in southwest China, state media and the government said Sunday....

Villagers evacuated as Ecuador volcano erupts

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is billowing ash into the sky and sending super-hot pyroclastic flows surging down its slopes, causing authorities to evacuate nearby villages....

Roman Polanski wins best European picture award

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer," a story of a journalist hired to write the memoirs of a British prime minister, has won the prize for best film at the European Film Awards....

17 killed when truck hits taxi in rural Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Police say 17 people died when a group taxi slammed into a truck on a blind curve in rural Haiti....

2 dead, 83 hurt in Russian jet emergency landing

MOSCOW (AP) -- A passenger jet carrying at least 155 people made an emergency landing at a snowy Moscow airport on Saturday after its engines failed, Russian officials said. It skidded off the runway and slammed into buildings, killing two people and injuring 83....

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