Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

BIREUEN, Indonesia (AP) — A Rohingya Muslim man among a group of 76 rescued in a wooden boat in Indonesian waters says they were at sea for nine days after leaving Myanmar, where the minority group faces intense persecution, and were hoping to reach Malaysia.

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  • Written by By ZIK MAULANA and ANDI JATMIKO , Associated Press

Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer


SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Unidentified armed men shot dead a humanitarian aid worker in Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz early Saturday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

  • Written by By AHMED AL-HAJ

Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man's alleged misdeeds - pics

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the coveted prize.

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AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and EMILY SWANSON , Associated Press