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Strong quake triggers landslides on Indonesian Lombok island

SEMBALUN, Indonesia — A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed 460 people. The U.S.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

ACCRA, Ghana — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80.
Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

GENOA, Italy — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city.
Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections.
Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful are ready to take part in the ultraconservative kingdom.
Germany: No preparations made in case of alien landing

Germany: No preparations made in case of alien landing

BERLIN — The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country.
Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S.
Taliban say no peace with 'occupation,' want US talks

Taliban say no peace with 'occupation,' want US talks

KABUL — The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the Uni
Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies

Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell, an Iowa farmer and soldier turned politician who served 16 years in Congress, has died. He was 84.

6.1 quake shakes Costa Rica near Panama; no major damage

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — A strong earthquake shook southern Costa Rica near the border with Panama on Friday evening, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but authorities said there was no major damage or reports of serio