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Remy Ma Beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; ’90s R&B Shines

Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce.

China Sentences 16 From Australia’s Crown Resorts to Prison

SHANGHAI — Australian and Chinese staff of a casino company pleaded guilty Monday to charges relating to gambling, and 16 were sentenced to nine or 10 months in prison, the company and an Australian official said.

Mongolians Vote in Election Marred by Corruption Allegations

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Mongolians will vote for a new president on Monday in a race pitting a horse salesman against a former judo star and a nationalist wanting to get more from the vast landlocked country's mineral wealth.

Indian PM Modi Leaves Portugal to Meet Trump

LISBON, Portugal — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a foreign tour that will include his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Death Toll Reaches 150 Dead in Pakistan Fuel Truck Explosion

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.

Activists Kept from Gathering for Istanbul Pride Parade

ISTANBUL — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.

Dozens Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks in Colombia

GUATAPE, Colombia — A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said.

Takata Files for Bankruptcy, Overwhelmed by Air Bag Recalls

TOKYO — Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.

In Moscow, 1 Million People Visit Relics of St. Nick

MOSCOW — Over a million people have visited the relics of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most-revered figures, since they were...

Overturned Oil Tanker Explodes in Pakistan, Killing 120

MULTAN, Pakistan — An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.

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