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AP Top International News at 12:21 a.m. EDT

Saudi Arabia has ways to hit back at 9/11 lawsuit effort
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that U.S. legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions....

Arabs greet Peres death with silence and animosity
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shimon Peres was widely admired around the world as a peacemaker and visionary, but the view in the Arab world was more complex: Memories linger of another Peres, who built up Israel's military might, waged war in Lebanon and promoted policies seen as harmful to the Palestinians....

Probe says missile launcher from Russia downed Malaysian jet
NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) -- An international criminal probe concluded that a missile which destroyed a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014 and killed all 298 people aboard was fired from rebel-controlled territory by a mobile launcher trucked in from Russia and hastily returned there....

Syrian government attacks 2 hospitals, bread line in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Government shelling and airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo landed near a bread distribution center and two hospitals Wednesday, killing seven people and putting at least one of the medical facilities completely out of service, activists and medics said....

32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon
BEIJING (AP) -- At least 32 people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in southeastern China following a typhoon....

In Argentina, freedom still distant for Sandra the orangutan
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A sign outside Sandra's cage explains that "orangutan" comes from the Malay expression for "person of the forest." But she remains in a concrete cell in a Buenos Aires zoo and may never see the rainforests of her ancestors....

Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together world leaders and dignitaries....

Philippines' Duterte to scrap future war games with US
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was giving notice to the United States, his country's long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills....

Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's military said Thursday that a North Korean soldier had crossed the border between the rivals to defect....

UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next few days, officials said....

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