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AP Top International News at 1:04 a.m. EDT

Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early Wednesday. He was 93....

The Latest: Netanyahu will hold special Cabinet meeting
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):...

Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it
JERUSALEM (AP) -- At every corner of Israel's tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there....

Reaction to the death of ex-Israeli President Shimon Peres
Quotes from around the world after the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and elder statesman of Israeli politics, at age 93....

Maduro: top US diplomat to visit Venezuela soon
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Nicolas Maduro said a top U.S. State Department official would soon visit Venezuela in a bid to ease tensions between the two nations....

Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, and sentenced him to nine years in prison....

Massive typhoon hits eastern China, Taiwan, killing 5
BEIJING (AP) -- A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring 260 in Taiwan....

Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies
BEIRUT (AP) -- With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to wage an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo, unleashing the most destructive bombing of the past five years and pushing into the center of the Old City....

Indonesia evacuating tourists after Mount Barujari eruption
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian authorities have evacuated more than 1,100 tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere and are searching for several hundred others possibly still in the area....

Colombia's road to peace marred by multiple obstacles
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- The contrast couldn't be more dramatic: As Colombia's president and the head of its largest guerrilla movement were putting their signatures on a historic peace deal, a 6-year-old boy was killed when he chased a soccer ball into a field and stepped on a land mine left behind during the half-century conflict....

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