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The bilingual Bush in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party's touchiest debates head-on Tuesday, telling Puerto Ricans that conservatives should be proud that America is "an immigrant nation" and value the contribution immigrants make to the country....

Golf course debate reflects Vietnam army's capitalist streak
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam's busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout of the country's powerful military....

Choppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) -- Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide....

The Latest on Nepal Quake: UN says 8 million affected
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Police station attack in Bosnia reignites ethnic tensions
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- The killing of a policeman by a Muslim gunman prompted Bosnian Serb leaders on Tuesday to renew calls for independence from the federation forged in a U.S.-brokered peace deal in 1995. That's dangerous talk in the Balkans, whose economically depressed states are rife with ethnic rivalries and border disputes that could explode at any moment....

Madeleine McCann's parents win Portuguese libel case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann have won 500,000 euros ($549,000) in a libel action against a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter's disappearance, according to a Lisbon court ruling published Tuesday....

Iran seizes cargo ship after firing warning shots
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday....

Saudi Arabia foils US Embassy attack, arrests 93 suspects
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the arrest of 93 suspects with ties to the Islamic State group who it says were planning multi-pronged attacks on the U.S. Embassy, security forces and residential compounds where foreigners live....

UN: More than 300,000 driven from homes in Yemen's conflict
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- More than 300,000 Yemenis have been driven from their homes by a month of violence in the impoverished Arab nation, double the number only two weeks ago, amid escalating fighting with Shiite rebels and the continued Saudi-led air campaign, a United Nations agency said Tuesday....

Iraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State group in their offensive last year. But as the battles for Tikrit and Ramadi have shown, it will be a hard slog for a much-diminished Iraqi army - especially given Baghdad's reticence to arm Sunni tribesmen and local fears of the Shiite militias backing government forces....

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UN peacekeepers come under fire in north Mali near Timbuktu

Sri Lanka's Parliament clips presidential powers

Spain: Mediterranean ferry catches fire, passengers evacuate

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Panama Canal installs final lock gate as part of expansion

Middle East
West Bank universities call off elections

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