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Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens
LONDON (AP) -- The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about external cladding, fire doors and insulation around gas pipes....

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide
BEIJING (AP) -- More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said....

Jordan to cancel 'marry the victim' clause shielding rapists
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of "family honor."...

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday....

UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A top United Arab Emirates official said Saturday the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership over allegations it supports extremist ideology but are willing to cut ties altogether if it does not agree to their demands....

Israel tells civilians to steer clear of Syria border
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military has taken the precautionary step of asking civilians to avoid gathering near the border with Syria, following wayward projectiles from fighting there that landed in its territory....

Berlin going nuts over arrival of 2 giant pandas from China
BERLIN (AP) -- Two giant pandas from China have landed safely in Berlin where they are being welcomed by the German capital's mayor and the Chinese ambassador....

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead
BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) -- The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves....

2 Dutch journalists freed unharmed by Colombian rebels
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Two Dutch journalists have been freed unharmed after being held captive for almost a week by leftist rebels in Colombia, the Dutch foreign minister said Saturday. One of the journalists said they were treated well but conditions in the jungle are difficult in any case....

Once cheering diversity, Istanbul braces for Pride Week
ISTANBUL (AP) -- For several years, Pride Week in Istanbul attracted tens of thousands of participants, making it one of largest gatherings celebrating gay, lesbian and transgender rights and diversity in the Muslim world....

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South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

East Timor returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison

Gay marriage to be on new Malta government's agenda

Latin America/Caribbean
Fireworks explosion kills 1, injures 9 in central Mexico

Middle East
Syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of Eid