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Japan issues arrest warrant for Nissan ex-chair's wife

Japan issues arrest warrant for Nissan ex-chair's wife

Tokyo prosecutors obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's wife on suspicion of perjury, adding to the couple's legal troubles in the country where he once was revered as a star executive.
Death of Iran general spurs anxiety over fate of US hostages

Death of Iran general spurs anxiety over fate of US hostages

WASHINGTON — The killing of a top Iranian general has ratcheted up the anxiety of families of Americans held in Iran, one month after the release of a New Jersey student had given them hope.

2 men accused of gluing winning numbers onto lotto ticket

FLOWOOD, Miss. — Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it.
SpaceX launches 60 more satellites, trying to tone them down

SpaceX launches 60 more satellites, trying to tone them down

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched 60 more mini internet satellites late Monday, this time testing a dark coating to appease stargazers.
Australian crews race to contain blazes as damage bill soars

Australian crews race to contain blazes as damage bill soars

BALMORAL, Australia — Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defences against deadly wildfires before the blazes flare again within days when scorching temperatures are expected
Iranian general transformed Syria's war in Assad's favour

Iranian general transformed Syria's war in Assad's favour

BEIRUT — When Syrian President Bashar Assad made a rare visit to Tehran last year, the powerful Revolutionary Guard commander Qassem Soleimani was there to greet him, along with Iran's supreme leader and president.

Pakistani writer says his novel on ex-dictator confiscated

KARACHI, Pakistan — A prominent Pakistani novelist and New York Times columnist said on Tuesday that security agents raided the offices of his publisher and confiscated all the copies of his book about the country's former military dictator Ziaul Haq
Hong Kong leader says new year will be a challenging one

Hong Kong leader says new year will be a challenging one

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the city faces multiple challenges in the new year, including violence, economic tribulation and a health scare as anti-government protests enter their eighth month.

UN chief: Highest global tensions this century risk mistakes

CAMEROON, Cameroon — U.N.
Weinstein charged with sex crimes in LA on eve of NY trial

Weinstein charged with sex crimes in LA on eve of NY trial

Los Angeles prosecutors charged Harvey Weinstein on Monday with sexually assaulting two women on successive nights during Oscars week in 2013, bringing the new case against the disgraced Hollywood mogul on the eve of jury selection for his New York t