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May to Begin Brexit Deal Wednesday for All in UK, Including EU Nationals

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May says she will enter European Union exit talks representing everyone in Britain — including millions of EU nationals living in the U.K.

Myanmar’s Armed Rohingya Militants Deny Terrorist Links

BANGKOK — An armed militant group fighting Myanmar's government on behalf of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defense and denying links to any terrorist group.

Ivory Coast’s Simone Gbagbo Acquitted of War Crimes

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — An Ivory Coast court on Tuesday found former first lady Simone Gbagbo not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity after a trial on her alleged role in postelection abuses that led to the deaths of thousands.

US to Execute 8 Prisoners in 10 Days Before Drug for Lethal Injection Expires

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — An Arkansas judge dismissed an effort Tuesday to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over 10 days next month, while a new federal lawsuit argued the compressed schedule is depriving the condemned inmates of a fair process to seek clemency.

Scottish MPs Back New Independence Referendum Call

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button.

North Korean Airline Starts New Route to China

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's national airline has started a new flight service to Dandong in China, bringing the total of its regularly scheduled international destinations to five.

Malaysia Says Kim Jong Nam’s Body Still in the Country

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's health minister says the body of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still in the country, dismissing reports that the remains of Kim Jong Nam were about to be flown out of the country as part of diplomatic negotiations.

Ahmed Kathrada, S. African Anti-Apartheid Leader, 87

JOHANNESBURG — Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for acts of sabotage against South Africa's previous white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.

Asian Markets Mostly Higher After Wall Street Sinks

BEIJING — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street sank on worries the Trump administration might not do as much for businesses as once thought.

Cyclone Hits Aussie Islands Lifting Roofs, Cutting Power (Video)

TOWNSVILLE, Australia — A powerful cyclone lashed islands, damaged roofs and cut power on Tuesday as it edged toward Australia's tropical northeast coast, officials said.

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