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U.S. to ban its citizens' travel to North Korea: U.S. official

SEOUL The U.S. government will ban U.S. citizens from traveling to North Korea after the death of a U.S. student arrested there while on a tour, a U.S. official and tour agencies that arrange trips to the country said on Friday.

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Turkey seeks to cool row with Germany as Berlin reviews arms requests

BERLIN Turkey's economy minister sought to calm rising tensions with Germany on Friday as Berlin said it was reviewing all applications for arms projects from Ankara.

Turkey, Germany 9:45am EDT

Burundi relying on U.S. police to find missing robotics teenagers: official

Burundi is counting on U.S. law enforcement officials to find six teenagers who went missing after a robotics competition in Washington, an official with the East African country's embassy said on Friday.

U.S. 10:05am EDT

U.N envoy complains of state surveillance, access restrictions in Myanmar

YANGON Activists and journalists in newly democratic Myanmar continue to be followed and questioned by state surveillance agents, a U.N. envoy said on Friday, at the conclusion of a visit she said was beset by official snooping and access restrictions.

Myanmar 11:36am EDT

UAE welcomes Qatari decision to amend anti-terrorism laws

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates on Friday welcomed Qatar's decision to amend its anti-terrorism laws, in one of the first positive signs from the UAE and three other Arab countries since they imposed sanctions on Doha last month.

9:57am EDT

'Let's get the hell out of here' - quake off Greece and Turkey kills two

KOS, Greece/ANKARA A powerful earthquake killed two people on the Greek holiday island of Kos in the early hours of Friday, sending tourists fleeing into the streets, and causing disruption in the nearby Turkish tourist hub of Bodrum. | Video

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