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Companies Face Mounting Pressure to Pick Sides in Gun Debate

NEW YORK — As the gun debate heats up following the massacre at a Florida high school, companies are under growing pressure to pick a side: whether to stand by the National Rifle Association or walk away.

Rehabilitated Endangered Orangutans Freed in Borneo

KEHJE SEWEN FOREST, Indonesia — Jamur didn't hesitate as the door of her temporary cramped quarters slid open. In less than a second, the stocky red-haired orangutan was savoring freedom for the first time in nearly two decades.

US Finally Suspends Military Aid to Thailand After Coup

Washington (AFP) —The United States Friday suspended $3.5 million in military assistance for Thailand, about one-third of its aid to the ally, and urged Americans to reconsider travel plans after the army seized power.

Japan to Supply Philippines with Military Equipment

MANILA — Japan will sign an accord with the Philippines to allow Tokyo to supply military equipment to Manila, the first such Japanese defense pact in a region where both have expressed alarm over China's island-building and other aggressive acts in disputed waters.

In Major Blow to Brazil, US Suspends Meat Product Imports

RIO DE JANEIRO — In a major blow to Brazil, the United States on Thursday announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products from Latin America's largest nation because of safety concerns.

A Look at the African Dictator Who Refuses to Step Down

JOHANNESBURG — The tiny nation of Gambia has West Africa on the brink of a military intervention, and thousands, including cabinet ministers, are fleeing the country. Longtime President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down after losing elections and has declared a state of emergency, and parliament has voted to extend his term by three months. On Thursday, President-elect Adama Barrow intends to go through with his inauguration, with the support of the international community. Here's a look at the crisis.

Indonesia Declares Ban on Domestic Workers Heading to Middle East

JAKARTA (DPA) - Indonesia will aim to stop domestic workers from going to 21 Middle Eastern countries over concerns about poor working conditions and abuse, the government said Tuesday.

Prince Harry ‘Grateful’ for Chance to Return to Caribbean

LONDON — Prince Harry will return next month to Barbados, where he previously charmed locals with his dance moves.

Vietnam Shuts News Website for Exposing Graft

HANOI (DPA) — A popular news site aimed at elderly people has been shut down after breaking several high-profile corruption stories, news reports said Tuesday.

Authorities: UK Man Arrested at Rally Planned to Kill Trump

LAS VEGAS — A British man arrested at a weekend Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas tried to grab a police officer's gun so he could kill the presidential candidate after planning an assassination for about a year, according to authorities.

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