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Samsung may bring back fire-plagued Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has risen before only to fall again. Over less than three months beginning in August, Samsung released the phone, recalled it, released it again, then recalled and canceled it.

Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run that killed police officer

In this June 30, 2013, photo provided by XPB Images, Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya walks at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix in Silverstone, England. Vorayuth is accused of killing a Thai police officer in a hit-and-run in 2012, yet he still has not appeared to face charges.

While statutes of limitations run out on key charges this year, it's widely assumed that Red Bull heir Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya is hiding, possibly abroad, or quietly living locally, only going out in disguise. He isn't.


Chinese anger, fears exposed in France after police killing

Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community.


Mexico: Ex-gov. flees to Texas to evade graft allegations

The governor of a northern Mexico state says his predecessor has fled to Texas to evade accusations of corruption.


Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in Australia

Residents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical northeast emerged from their homes on Wednesday to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by tangles of fallen trees and power lines, as emergency officials tried to reach communities cut off by the powerful storm.


Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor.


Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts found in Congo

The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter were found in Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than two weeks after they disappeared while looking into recent violence there.


The Latest: UN to conduct inquiry into experts' deaths

The latest on the discovery of the bodies of an American and a Swedish U.N. expert and their interpreter in Congo (all times local):


Protesters march in French Guiana ahead of negotiations

More than 10,000 protesters clad mostly in black marched in French Guiana's capital Tuesday to demand better treatment from France on the second day of a general strike over crime and economic hardship in the South American territory.


Nicaragua high court denies farmers' appeal of canal project

Nicaragua's Supreme Court has rejected a farmer group's appeal seeking to block a proposed $50 billion interoceanic canal.


US denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties

U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, U.S. and Iraqi military officials acknowledged Tuesday, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian casualties have been loosened despite a recent spike in civilian casualties.


University founded by Soros says targeted by new Hungary law

Central European University said Tuesday that government-proposed amendments to Hungary's law on higher education "would make it impossible to continue its operations" in Budapest, its home for over 25 years.


UK attacker's wife 'saddened and shocked'; security added

The wife of the man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament last week condemned the attack Tuesday, saying she is "saddened and shocked."


Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm.


Thai jungle seen as breeding ground for Indochinese tigers

Conservationists say they have evidence that the critically endangered Indochinese tiger is breeding in a Thai jungle, giving hope for the survival of an animal whose total population may be less than 300.


'We have lost everything,' Peruvians say amid brutal season of floods

Death roll rises to 94.


French candidate's wife faces charges over parliament jobs

The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was given preliminary charges Tuesday over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed.


Ivory Coast ex-president's wife acquitted of war crimes

An Ivory Coast court on Tuesday found former first lady Simone Gbagbo not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity after a trial on her alleged role in postelection abuses that led to the deaths of thousands.


Sports-for-peace group: Programs have reached 350K people

A group that promotes using sports to build peace says more than 350,000 people worldwide have been involved in its projects in the four years since the United Nations agreed to celebrate the idea every April.