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Tokyo returns with Summer Games with something new to prove
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Tokyo used its famous 1964 Olympics to show off a miraculous recovery from defeat in World War II. Japan was back after just 19 years with high-speed trains, geeky gadgets, and dazzling efficiency....

Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- She had always rooted only for Koreans. That was her home team and she believed they, exclusively, deserved her cheers....

Ivanka Trump: Visit to Olympics 'so incredibly inspiring'
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The U.S. president's daughter and adviser said Sunday that her visit to the Olympics was "so incredibly inspiring" and expressed gratitude at the chance to watch competition and - in a subtle nod to Korean Peninsula politics - "be here with our allies in South Korea."...

Iraq's ethnic, religious groups fragmented as elections near
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Long beset by toxic divisions, Iraq seems to be growing even more fragmented ahead of national elections scheduled for May, with Iranian influence set to grow and the minority Sunnis seething as they fend for themselves in areas of the country shattered by the three-year war against the Islamic State group....

Avant-garde mosque angers hard-liners in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A newly built avant-garde mosque in the heart of Iran's capital would have hard-liners shouting from the minarets - if there were any....

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP they saw Trump's executives carrying files to a room for shredding....

6 months after attacks began, Rohingya see no end in sight
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless....

China will deal 'seriously' with N. Korea sanctions breaches
BEIJING (AP) -- China will "seriously" deal with any breaches of U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea should they be found, a Chinese official said, soon after the third report this month of a ship-to-ship transfer suspected of violating sanctions....

Cambodia's ruling party has sure lock on Senate election
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's ruling party is assured of a sweeping victory in the election of a new Senate after the only real opposition to it was eliminated....

Sridevi, Bollywood leading lady of '80s and '90s, dies at 54
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and '90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54....

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Asia
6 months after attacks began, Rohingya see no end in sight

Europe
Police: Man in Austria kills 2 siblings, then himself

Latin America/Caribbean
Colombia extradites major drug suspect to US

Middle East
Iraq's ethnic, religious groups fragmented as elections near