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Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The U.N.'s top official for children and armed conflicts says the use of child soldiers and violence against children is commonplace in South Sudan's year of warfare....

Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer

LONDON (AP) -- Police and intelligence services are using image analysis and voice-recognition software, studying social media postings and seeking human tips as they scramble to identify the militant recorded on a video showing the killing of American journalist James Foley....

SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home....

Reporter's death galvanizes anger, little action

PARIS (AP) -- The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and even Washington appear uncertain about how to stop them....

Reporter's death galvanizes anger, little action

PARIS (AP) -- The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and even Washington appear uncertain about how to stop them....

Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

DUBLIN (AP) -- Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81....

Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any uncertainty around the victory of Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo....

Indonesian police fire tear gas at poll protesters

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month's elections....

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards....

Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed. More than two decades later, Brazil has passed legislation aimed at preventing such abuses....