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Saudi-led air strike kills 20 in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen — Warplanes from a Saudi-led alliance bombed two houses in Yemen’s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, medics and local officials said.

Commercial ships scoop up desperate human cargo

LONDON — In October last year, bulk carrier CS Caprice was shipping a cargo of barley across the Mediterranean when it answered a call to help about 500 people who were drifting north of Libya without a skipper. A brewing storm threatened to capsize their tiny fishing boat.

Data-sharing deal faces major challenge in EU court

BRUSSELS -- A U.S.-EU commercial data-sharing deal faces a major test on Wednesday when an adviser to the European Union’s top court will say whether he believes it is still binding in light of allegations of mass U.S. spying.

Russia sends drone aircraft on missions in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Russia has started flying drone aircraft on surveillance missions in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Monday, in what appeared to be Moscow’s first military air operations inside the country since staging a rapid buildup at a Syrian air base.

Pope to witness impact of U.S.-Cuba detente

HAVANA — Pope Francis begins a nine-day tour of Cuba and the United States on Saturday where he will see both the benefits and complexities of a fast-evolving detente between the old Cold War foes that he helped broker.

Chileans pick through debris after quake

ILLAPEL, Chile —Residents sifted through the rubble of destroyed buildings in central Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake killed 11 people and sent powerful waves barreling into coastal areas, forcing more than 1 million people from their homes.

Border-free Europe unravels | Migrant crisis hits record day

ROSZKE, Hungary — Two decades of frontier-free travel across Europe unraveled Monday as countries re-established border controls in the face of an unprecedented influx of migrants, which broke the record for the most arrivals by land in a single day.

Taliban storms jail, releases hundreds of prisoners

GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in Afghanistan on Monday, killing police and releasing more than 350 inmates, including nearly 150 deemed a threat to national security, and then attacked troops rushing to help, officials said.

Forces kill 12, mistaking Mexican tourists for militants

CAIRO -- Egyptian security forces killed 12 people and wounded 10 “by accident” when they mistook a convoy of mostly Mexican tourists for a group of militants they were hunting in the desert, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Thailand says key bomb suspect in Turkey, three held in Malaysia

BANGKOK/KUALA LUMPUR -- A key suspect in the plotting of last month’s deadly bombing in Bangkok was last tracked via multiple flights to Turkey, Thai police said on Monday, and Malaysia announced it had made three arrests related to the attack.

Faymann criticizes Hungary over refugees

BERLIN/NICKELSDORF — Austria’s chancellor criticized Hungary for its handling of the refugee crisis on Saturday, likening the country’s policies to Nazi deportations during the Holocaust as refugees complained of their treatment in the eastern European country.

Europe needs ‘guaranteed relocation system’

GENEVA — Europe must offer guaranteed relocation for Syrian refugees, as record numbers flee to Macedonia and Greece due to misery in their homeland and surrounding countries, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Hit by new wave of refugees, Germany warns EU partners

BERLIN — Struggling to cope with a record influx of asylum seekers, Germany told its European partners on Monday they must take in more refugees too, saying the burden could not fall on just a few countries.

Iraqi team to probe alleged Islamic State chemical attacks

THE HAGUE — A team of Iraqi government experts will go to Iraq’s Kurdish autonomous region this week to investigate allegations that Islamic State insurgents have used chemical weapons against Kurdish forces, diplomats said on Monday.

Castros open Cuba to church, pope

HAVANA — Baptized as Roman Catholics and educated by Jesuits, Fidel and Raul Castro turned against the Church by declaring Cuba an atheist state, chasing out priests and shutting down religious schools after seizing power in a 1959 revolution.

China releases Korean-American missionary

BEIJING — China has released a Korean-American missionary arrested last year over a non-profit school he ran near the border with North Korea, his lawyer said, resolving a case that sparked outcry from international Christian groups.

NATO plans Ukraine visit as Russia threatens embargo

BRUSSELS — Ukraine sought political support from NATO on Monday as talks with Russia in Brussels failed to bridge differences over a trade deal at the heart of east-west tensions and Kiev said Moscow was threatening a trade embargo against it.