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French drug trial leaves 1 brain dead, 5 injured

PARIS — One person has been left brain dead and five others have been hospitalized after taking part in a clinical trial in France of an experimental drug made by Portuguese drug company Bial, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Friday.

Islamic State kidnaps 400 civilians in Syrian city

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Islamic State militants kidnapped at least 400 civilians when they attacked government-held areas in the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, a monitoring group said.

Five starve, dozens more at risk, in Syria’s besieged Madaya

GENEVA, Switzerland — Five people have starved to death in the last week in the Syrian town of Madaya, where a single biscuit sells for $15 and baby milk costs $313 per kilo, despite two emergency United Nations aid deliveries to the besieged town, a UN report said.

British star of ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Harry Potter’ films dies

When the movie “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” opened in 1991, critics laid waste to the Hollywood adventure epic, lambasting the movie’s interminable running time, faux medieval dialogue and star Kevin Costner’s meandering accent.

Fifteen Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi-led air strike

CAIRO — At least 15 Yemeni civilians were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition outside the capital, residents said on Wednesday, as prospects for a new round of U.N.-sponsored talks to end the war in Yemen dimmed.

Mexico’s ‘Chapo’ tripped up by flirting

MEXICO CITY — Details of flirtatious phone messaging chats between Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and actress Kate del Castillo have gripped Mexico, and an official said his “obsession” with her led him to lower his guard and be caught.

Indian temple defends ban on woman

MUMBAI — Government authorities and temple officials in India’s southern Kerala state are standing firmly by a decades-old tradition of banning women from one of the holiest Hindu temples after the nation’s top court questioned the temple’s right to bar women.

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes west of Hokkaido, Japan

RISHIRI, Japan — A magnitude 6.1 quake struck in the ocean 47 miles south of the town of Rishiri on the Japanese island of Hokkaido early on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

At least 48 killed in attacks in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD — Gunmen detonated suicide vests inside a shopping complex in Baghdad on Monday and a car bomb exploded nearby in an attack claimed by Islamic State that killed at least 18 people and wounded 40 others.

Turkey to introduce work permits for Syrian refugees

ANKARA — Turkey plans to offer Syrian refugees work permits in order to encourage fewer of them to migrate, Volkan Bozkir, Turkey’s minister for European Affairs, said Monday, amid EU pressure to reduce the flow of migrants.

Music legend David Bowie dies at 69 from cancer

LONDON — David Bowie, the visionary British rock star who framed hits such as “Space Oddity” with flamboyant pop personas like “Ziggy Stardust” and androgynous displays of sexuality, has died after a secret battle with cancer. He was 69.

Effort begins to revive Afghan peace talks

ISLAMABAD — Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States held talks Monday to try to resurrect efforts to end nearly 15 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan, even as fighting with Taliban insurgents intensifies.

Argentine police chief says two fugitives still loose

BUENOS AIRES — A manhunt is still on in Argentina for two of three fugitive murderers convicted of drug-related killings, the federal police chief said on Saturday, hours after the president and prosecutor’s office said the escaped prisoners had been caught.

Mexico aims to extradite ‘Chapo’ Guzman to U.S.

LOS MOCHIS, Mexico —Mexico’s government aims to fulfill a request from the United States to extradite the newly-recaptured drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman to face drug trafficking charges, sources familiar with the situation said on Saturday.

Police kill man armed with meat cleaver on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

PARIS — French police shot dead a man wielding a meat cleaver after he tried to enter a police station on Thursday, the anniversary of militant attacks in Paris, shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is Greatest) and wearing what turned out to be a fake suicide belt.