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Kenya police: 7 confirmed dead in building collapse
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Police in Nairobi say that seven people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a residential building in a low-income area of the capital....

Irish leaders end deadlock, make deal for new government
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's age-old political enemies struck a historic deal Friday night to create a fragile new government following an inconclusive election and two months of deadlock....

Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration
BERLIN (AP) -- Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German....

AP EXPLAINS: Why Aleppo is Syria's fiercest battleground
As a two-month-old cease-fire collapses and peace talks stall, the northern city of Aleppo is once again a main battlefield in Syria's devastating civil war. More than 200 people have been killed in the last nine days in airstrikes and shelling on contested neighborhoods of the city....

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The IS statement described the attack as a three-ton truck bombing....

Air strikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Two Syrian opposition monitoring groups are reporting government air strikes on insurgent-held neighborhoods of the northern city of Aleppo....

Iran state media: Moderate bloc wins more seats in runoff
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's moderate-reformist bloc secured more than 30 more seats in parliamentary runoff elections, according to a Saturday report on state TV....

China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters....

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year....

UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops 'unsubstantiated'
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The American-led U.N. command on Saturday dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops at a border village tried to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting acts."...

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Kenya police: 7 confirmed dead in building collapse

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China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan

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Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration

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Argentina's big unions join to protest layoffs, inflation

Middle East
IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21