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Lin Dan Wins to Open Bid for 6th Badminton World Title

GLASGOW, Scotland — Lin Dan got his quest underway for a record sixth world badminton championship with a routine win over local British hope Kieran Merrilees on Monday.

Vietnam Sentences 4 Men to Death for Transporting Heroin

HANOI — A court in Hanoi has sentenced four men to death for transporting heroin.

‘A Primal Experience’: Americans Dazzled by Solar Eclipse

The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.

Big Ben Bongs for Last Time Before Going Silent 4 Years

LONDON — With a dozen deep bongs, Britain's Big Ben sounded the hour for the last time Monday before falling silent for repair work due to last almost four years.

Spanish Town Struggles to Reconcile Locals as Extremist Cell

RIPOLL, Spain — They were brothers and boyhood friends from a town with no unfamiliar faces. They were linked by Moroccan roots and equally tied by their upbringings in Ripoll, an ancient hub in the Catalan foothills known for its monastery and passageways dotted with cafes and kebab shops.

A Look at Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Who Is Accused of Assault

JOHANNESBURG — A South African model's claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe's increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who has been viewed as a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband. Grace Mugabe and President Robert Mugabe returned to Zimbabwe Sunday, despite calls by a South African legal group and protesters for the Zimbabwean first lady to be denied diplomatic immunity.

US and S Korean Troops Start Drills Amid N Korea Standoff

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.

US Warship Collides With Tanker Near Singapore; 10 Missing

SINGAPORE — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a tanker early Monday in waters east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, and at least 10 sailors are missing.

Anti-Racism Rallies Across US Upstage ‘Free Speech Rally’

BOSTON — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a...

Police Arrest S Korean Human Trafficking Suspect

BANGKOK — Law enforcement officials announced Friday they have arrested a South Korean man suspected of involvement in trafficking of Thai women into South Korea's sex industry.

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