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War crimes tribunal for ISIL detainees lacks support

ISIL militants took this photo of Yazidi girl Nazdar Murat as part of their database of girls and women they have enslaved.

War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group's elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get the global backing to bring current detainees before an international tribunal.

Holocaust survivor Max Mannheimer dies in Germany at age 96

Holocaust survivor Max Mannheimer, who dedicated his life in post-war Germany to fighting anti-Semitism, has died. He was 96.


North Korean defectors who became Chinese brides end silence

North Korean defectors who became brides for rural Chinese men, they faced another excruciating choice when they suffered abuse: to flee to South Korea and leave their children. Women who've made that choice have lived with the guilt and shame for years, but some are breaking their silence and trying to get international help for their situation. What some of the women told The Associated Press about their experiences:


N. Korean defectors sold as brides in China want kids back

After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, the young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for her with a rural Chinese farmer because she had nowhere to go. An even more painful decision came later.


Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching — fireworks.


The Latest: Somalia says al-Shabab is defeated militarily

The latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):


2 officers injured in explosion at shop in downtown Budapest

Hungarian police say that two officers on foot patrol have been injured in an explosion at a ground-floor shop in downtown Budapest and been taken to a hospital.


Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.


MH370 wreckage hunter won't give up until mystery solved

The fedora, the bomber jacket and the consuming quest invite comparisons to Indiana Jones. Blaine Gibson, though, hasn't matched the film hero's triumph in finding the legendary chest containing the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments.


Mexico sees surge of migrants from Haiti, Africa and Asia

Mexican immigration authorities said Saturday they have been hit by a surge of almost 5,000 Haitian, African and Asian migrants entering by the southern border in just a few days.


Tens of thousands march against same-sex marriage in Mexico

Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto's push to legalize same-sex marriage.


Philippine FM says rights respected amid drug crackdown

Despite growing international criticism of his government's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, the Philippines top diplomat told world leaders Saturday that the rule of law governs the campaign to eradicate the illicit substances, which he said have stunted the country's development.


Syria believes it's on way to military victory

Syria's top diplomat told the world's nations Saturday that his country's belief in military victory is greater now because the army "is making great strides in its war against terrorism" with support from Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah fighters.


Puerto Rico power utility restores service

Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday. Less than 20,000 clients remained without power in some parts of San Juan and other urban areas.


Colombia rebel leaders travel to Cartagena for peace signing

Top Colombian rebel leaders have begun leaving the country's remote plains for the Caribbean city of Cartagena, where they will sign a peace accord with the government next week.


South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt

A top South Sudanese opposition leader called Saturday for armed resistance to the government in Juba — a stance that suggests the troubled Central African nation could face a renewed civil war in the near future.


French leader vows to shut down 'unacceptable' Calais camp

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday confirmed plans to close the squalid Calais migrant camp known as "the Jungle," saying he hopes authorities can relocate as many as 9,000 migrants to reception centers across France in the coming weeks.


Swiss vote on new law to beef up intelligence services

Swiss voters will be deciding on a new law aimed to strengthen the ability of intelligence services to counter rapidly-evolving threats posed by spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists.


Priests' murders rattle Mexican city gripped by violence

In this eastern Mexican oil town already weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests this week sank many residents only deeper into despair.