Vietnam fires vice trade minister amid graft crackdown

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's vice trade minister has been fired for alleged wrongdoing as the ruling Communist Party widened its crackdown on corruption. Prime Minister Nguyen Xua...

AP EXPLAINS: Impact of Saudi death sentences, Shiite unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — There has been a spike in violence in an eastern town in Saudi Arabia, where masked security forces patrol the streets in armored cars and come under fire from local...

Death sentences of Shiites point to limits of Saudi reforms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's new crown prince hopes to transform the kingdom and modernize society, but the planned execution of 14 Shiite protesters charged with violence against...

70 years after Pakistan-India split, Sikhs search for home

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Radesh Singh's grandfather was just 11 years old when he left his village in India's Punjab province to move to Peshawar, in the far northwest of the country on the border wi...

Iran moves to end death penalty for some drug crimes

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament has voted to end the death penalty for certain drug violations in a move that could prevent some 5,000 convicted smugglers from being executed. ...

Pakistani court recommends parliament review blasphemy Law

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court is recommending that parliament review Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law and make changes that will prevent people from being falsely accused of the crime, which is punis...

German prosecutors investigating alleged Vietnam espionage

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal prosecutors say they've opened an investigation into whether Vietnam conducted illegal espionage in Berlin, after a Vietnamese national wanted by that country on embezz...

Rights groups alarmed over planned executions in Maldives

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Human rights groups have expressed concern over the Maldives government's purported plan to carry out its first execution in 60 years. Seven groups, including Amnesty Interna...

The Latest: Indianapolis man arraigned in officer's slaying

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an Indianapolis man charged with fatally shooting a police officer (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A man accused of fatally shooting ...

Arizona woman sentenced to death for locking girl in box

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors sentenced a Phoenix woman to death on Monday in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box and left to die as punishment for stealing an ic...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2017. There are 146 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 7, 1...

Saudi Arabia defends judiciary amid outcry over executions

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's government, facing mounting criticism for the planned execution of 14 Shiite Muslims, has issued a rare statement defending its judicial system. ...

Vietnam regrets Germany's comments on exile's kidnapping

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam says it regrets comments by the German Foreign Ministry accusing Vietnamese intelligence services of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive who's wanted back home o...

Some Texas trailer survivors held in same lockup as driver

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal authorities are detaining some survivors of a deadly human smuggling operation in the same facility as the driver of the truck in which they were smuggled, and advocates are wor...

Nearly 500 on trial for Turkey's failed coup; many face life

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey put nearly 500 people on trial Tuesday on charges of leading last year's failed coup, parading dozens of the men into a courthouse as protesters threw stones and shouted "...