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John Nash, mathematician who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash

- Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday.

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Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - Mass graves and suspected human-trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country's home minister said on Sunday.

Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

PAJU, South Korea - A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace. | Video

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Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

Saudi king says heartbroken by mosque attack, promises punishment

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Sunday he was heartbroken over a suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a Shi'ite mosque in the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intensifies in the region.

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Syria says Islamic State kills hundreds, including children, in Palmyra

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday.

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After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite

WASHINGTON - The U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects.

Hezbollah says it will step up presence in Syria as needed

BEIRUT - Hezbollah is fighting across all of Syria alongside the army of President Bashar al-Assad and is willing to increase its presence there when needed, the leader of the Lebanese Shi'ite movement said on Sunday.