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Air strikes kill at least 80 in deadliest bombings of Yemen war

CAIRO - Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, residents said, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war in Yemen.

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Malaysia detains 12 police in people-smuggling camps probe

KUALA LUMPUR - Twelve Malaysian police officials have been held on suspicion of links to people-smuggling camps where authorities have uncovered nearly 140 graves believed to hold the bodies of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, a government minister said on Wednesday.

Myanmar 8:55am EDT

U.S., South Korea, Japan seek to raise pressure on North's nuclear program

SEOUL - The United States and two key Asian allies discussed how to increase pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program and will urge China to help bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table, officials said.

China, North Korea 9:28am EDT

U.S. says no extension for Iran nuclear talks: State Department

WASHINGTON - The United States will not consider an extension to reach an agreement on curbing Iran's nuclear program, the State Department said on Wednesday, despite indications from France and Iran that talks may stretch into July.

1:29pm EDT

Iraq rebrands military campaign against Islamic State over fears of sectarianism

BAGHDAD - A campaign led by Shi'ite paramilitaries to drive Islamic State militants from Iraq's Sunni heartland was rebranded on Wednesday after criticism that the name chosen for the push was overtly sectarian.

Iraq 11:05am EDT

Peru lawmakers reject bill to allow pregnant rape victims an abortion

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Peruvian rape victims who have become pregnant have no legal option but to keep an unwanted pregnancy after Congress voted against a bill to legalize abortion in such cases, an issue that has divided ordinary Peruvians.

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