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Tear gas, clashes as Lebanon protesters try to storm govt HQ

Tear gas, clashes as Lebanon protesters try to storm govt HQ

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces Wednesday fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters, mainly retired soldiers, who tried to break through the fence leading to the government headquarters in downtown Beirut.
South Korea says North Korea test-fires cruise missiles

South Korea says North Korea test-fires cruise missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched multiple cruise missiles toward the sea on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, three days after the North carried out what it called a simulated nuclear attack on South Korea.
Arkansas restricts school bathroom use by transgender people

Arkansas restricts school bathroom use by transgender people

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov.
Lawsuit seeks to block abortion pill ban in Wyoming

Lawsuit seeks to block abortion pill ban in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Abortion-rights supporters filed an amended lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block Wyoming's new abortion pill ban from taking effect.
9 killed as strong earthquake rattles Pakistan, Afghanistan

9 killed as strong earthquake rattles Pakistan, Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled much of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday, sending panicked residents fleeing from homes and offices and frightening people even in remote villages. At least nine people died.

Oklahoma court OK's abortion to preserve mother's life

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a portion of the state’s near total ban on abortion, ruling women have a right to abortion when pregnancy risks their health, not just in a medical emergency.
Japan's PM offers Ukraine support as China's Xi backs Russia

Japan's PM offers Ukraine support as China's Xi backs Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a surprise visit Tuesday to Kyiv, engaging in dueling diplomacy with Asian rival President Xi Jinping of China, who met in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin to promote Beijing's peace

Missing porcupine Brain returns to zoo, Pinky still missing

BERLIN (AP) — Police said Tuesday that one of two porcupines that went missing from a zoo in central Germany over the weekend has somehow found its way back home.

Los Angeles schools shut down as staff begin 3-day strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of workers in the Los Angeles Unified School District walked off the job Tuesday over stalled contract talks, and they are being joined in solidarity by teachers in a three-day strike that has shut down the nation
Saudi Arabia frees American imprisoned over critical tweets

Saudi Arabia frees American imprisoned over critical tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday freed a 72-year-old American citizen it had imprisoned for more than a year over old tweets critical of the kingdom's crown prince, his son said. Neither Saudi nor U.S.
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