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Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of Paralympic event

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's government has remained defiant despite losing the right to host the World Para Swimming Championships after it banned Israelis from competing in the event, a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4 1/2 years

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4 1/2 years

BEIJING — Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after he was detained in a sweeping crackdown on the legal profession.
AP-NORC poll: Most Americans oppose Trump's foreign policy

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans oppose Trump's foreign policy

WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S.

'VH1 Trailblazer Honors' celebrates director Ava DuVernay

NEW YORK — "VH1 Trailblazer Honors" will pay tribute to Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay to kick off Women's History Month. The 46-year-old's screenwriter includes the films "Selma," ''13TH" and "A Wrinkle In Time.

Singapore says American leaked 14,200 HIV records

Singapore's health ministry accused an American on Monday of stealing and leaking the records of 14,200 people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, before January 2013. It said Mikhy K.
UN rights envoy comes to Turkey to study Khashoggi killing

UN rights envoy comes to Turkey to study Khashoggi killing

ISTANBUL — A U.N. human rights expert has arrived in Turkey for a weeklong visit over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Danes erect fence on German border to stop swine fever

Danes erect fence on German border to stop swine fever

COPENHAGEN — Denmark has begun erecting a 70-kilometre (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to keep out wild boars in an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever, which could jeopardize the country's valuable pork industry.

Alda gets emotional on acting in SAG life-achievement speech

LOS ANGELES — Alan Alda barely talked about himself or his 60-year career as he was honoured for a lifetime of acting at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, instead giving tribute to the craft of acting itself, and its power.
'Black Panther' wins top honour at SAG Awards

'Black Panther' wins top honour at SAG Awards

NEW YORK — "Black Panther" took the top award at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation its most significant honour yet and potentially setting it up for more wins at the Academy Awards.
Search for Brazil dam survivors renews as death toll hits 58

Search for Brazil dam survivors renews as death toll hits 58

BRUMADINHO, Brazil — Brazilian rescue crews returned to mud-covered flats Sunday to resume the search for hundreds of people missing in the wake of a dam collapse after the operation was suspended for several hours over fears that a second dam was at