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U.S. sailor arrested in Okinawa for suspected rape

TOKYO — A U.S. serviceman stationed in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa was arrested on suspicion of raping a woman, Japanese police said on Monday, likely adding to complications for a controversial plan to relocate a U.S. airbase on the island.

Putin orders start of Russian forces’ withdrawal from Syria

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he was instructing his armed forces to start pulling out of Syria, more than five months after he ordered the launch of a military operation that shored up his ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Scientists find gene fault that raises schizophrenia risk

LONDON — Scientists say they have conclusive evidence that changes to a gene called SETD1A can dramatically raise the risk of developing schizophrenia — a finding that should help the search for new treatments.

President’s troops break siege of Yemen’s third city

CAIRO/ADEN — Forces loyal to Yemen’s president have broken a siege by the Iranian-allied Houthis around the strategic Yemeni city of Taiz, local fighters and residents said on Saturday, as the United States raised the possibility of a Syrian-style truce in Yemen.

North Korean leader Kim orders more nuclear tests

SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched a ballistic missile launch test and ordered the country to improve nuclear attack capability by continuing to conduct more tests, the offi cial KCNA news agency reported on Friday.

Migrants scramble for food at tent city

IDOMENI, Greece — Scores of migrants stranded on Greece's northern border scuffled for free food and water on Thursday, struggling to seize eggs and bread thrown from a truck at the muddy tent city which has become their temporary home.

Fifth Beatle’ George Martin dies

LONDON — George Martin, known as “the fifth Beatle” for his work in shaping the band that became one of the world’s most influential music forces, has died at the age of 90.

Islamic State used ‘poisonous substances’ in village shelling

KIRKUK, Iraq — More than 40 people suffered partial choking and skin irritation in northern Iraq when Islamic State fired mortar shells and Katyusha rockets filled with "poisonous substances" into their village late on Tuesday, local officials said.

French students, unions protest against labor reforms

PARIS — French students and trade unions staged protest marches across the country on Wednesday against far-reaching labor reforms, testing President Francois Hollande’s mettle as he tries to lower an unemployment rate still stuck above 10 percent.

These are the soldiers who might save Afghanistan

CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan — Sgt. Jawed Hazara, with an elite Afghan army commando unit, chugged an energy drink, grabbed his M-4 assault rifle, and hopped into the driver’s seat of a military pickup truck. The 24-year-old was directing a convoy of commandos on night patrol in the southern outskirts of Kabul.

Stronger Zika links to sexual transmission, birth defects

The World Health Organization on Tuesday cautioned pregnant women against traveling to areas where there is ongoing transmission of Zika virus - something the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised more than a month ago.

Military exercises begin as North Korea threatens attack

SEOUL — South Korean and U.S. troops began large-scale military exercises on Monday in an annual test of their defenses against North Korea, which called the drills “nuclear war moves” and threatened to respond with an all-out offensive.

EU to defer decision on safety of weed-killer

BRUSSELS — The European Union will defer a decision on whether to extend approval for weed-killer ingredient glyphosate, used in herbicides including Monsanto’s Roundup, following a dispute between EU and U.N. agencies over whether it causes cancer, EU sources said on Monday.

Human-like robot could one day care for dementia patients

SINGAPORE — With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that could one day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or care provider for the elderly.

Irish nationalist group claims Belfast bomb attack

BELFAST — An Irish militant group opposed to Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace deal claimed responsibility for the attempted murder of a prison officer in a bomb attack on Friday, in a statement to the BBC that warned of more attacks.

Fossilized lizard is a clue to ‘lost ecosystem’

A fossilized lizard found in Southeast Asia preserved in amber dates back some 99 million years, Florida scientists have determined, making it the oldest specimen of its kind and a “missing link” for reptile researchers.