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Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited protests that were the largest in Muslim-majority Indonesia in years was freed Thursday after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy.
Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from US jail

Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from US jail

WASHINGTON — A prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who was held in the U.S. as a material witness was released from jail Wednesday evening.

Australia urges China to treat detained dual citizen fairly

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia on Thursday urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently almost a week after he was detained in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecom

Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang dies from military injuries

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang has died from injuries he sustained to his chest and abdomen during a military training exercise in New Zealand. He was 28.
Dems prepare own border security package shunning Trump wall

Dems prepare own border security package shunning Trump wall

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, feeling pressure to display their vision for border security, are preparing a package that would ignore President Donald Trump's demand for $5.
Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests

Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking
AP-NORC poll: Shutdown drags Trump approval to yearlong low

AP-NORC poll: Shutdown drags Trump approval to yearlong low

WASHINGTON — A strong majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the record-long government shutdown and reject his primary rationale for a border wall, according to a new poll that shows the turmoil in Washington is dragging his approval

Ex-NYPD official: Trump got star treatment from gun bureau

NEW YORK — A disgraced former commander in the New York Police Department's gun licensing bureau claimed in a court filing Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his eldest son were among celebrities and donors who got licenses without proper cred

Pompeo deflects Kansas Senate talk, says he has 'full plate'

TOPEKA, Kan. — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is deflecting speculation that he might run for Senate in Kansas, saying he has a "very full plate" in his current job.
Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby

Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby

PHOENIX — A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility was charged Wednesday with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy .