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Syria talks focused on cease-fire get underway in Kazakhstan

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ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Syria talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran and aimed at bolstering a shaky cease-fire in place since last mon... Full Story

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  • Syria talks focused on cease-fire get underway in Kazakhstan
    Syria talks focused on cease-fire get underway in Kazakhstan

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Syria talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran and aimed at bolstering a shaky cease-fire in place since last month opened on Monday in Kazakhstan, marking the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government representatives and rebel factions trying to overthro it.

  • Panel's report to support letting Japan's emperor abdicate

    TOKYO (AP) — A government panel studying a possible abdication of Japanese Emperor Akihito is set to release a report Monday that supports enacting special legislation that would apply to him but not to future monarchs.

  • Spiritual leader of Thailand's southern insurgents dies
    Spiritual leader of Thailand's southern insurgents dies

    BANGKOK (AP) — More than a decade ago, Sapae-ing Basor was one of Thailand's most wanted, his face plastered on posters around the south offering 10 million baht, more than $250,000, for his capture.

  • The Latest: Syria talks focused on truce begin in Kazakhstan
    The Latest: Syria talks focused on truce begin in Kazakhstan

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria peace talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):

  • Fans of bull-taming sport attack police station in India
    Fans of bull-taming sport attack police station in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Protesters demanding the resumption of traditional bull-taming contests in southern India have attacked a police station with stones and set some vehicles on fire in anger at being forcibly evicted from the beach where they have camped for a week.

  • For India's typewriters, the ribbon may have finally run out
    For India's typewriters, the ribbon may have finally run out

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The end is coming, though admittedly it may not look that way at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, when dozens of young Indians have arrived for morning classes at Anand Type, Shorthand and Keypunch College, and every battered Remington is clattering away.

  • Roof collapses in eastern Afghanistan refugee camp, kills 6

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the roof of a shoddily constructed house in a refugee camp in eastern Afghanistan collapsed as a family was sleeping inside, killing 6 family members, including two women and two children.

  • Asian shares mixed after Trump inauguration, dollar weakens

    BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stocks tumbled while Chinese markets gained Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised "American first" policies, adding to concern about possible protectionism.

  • MH370 search crews return to port after fruitless hunt ends
    MH370 search crews return to port after fruitless hunt ends

    SYDNEY (AP) — The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank them and to defend their decision to end the hunt despite recommendatios from investigators that it continue.

  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
    Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    BANGKOK (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

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