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BRUSSELS | EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump‘s demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria is receiving a mixed reaction, as nations pondered how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial. The question of such foreign fighters has been a conundrum for the Europeans for several years. Islamic State prisoners could … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria | Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — More than 300 Islamic State militants who are holed up in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed Syrian forces and are trying to negotiate an exit. A person familiar with the negotiations says the militants are asking for a corridor to the … Continue reading AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria | Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

BEIJING | For sake of pupils’ pupils, China to ban homework on apps

BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight. Zhejiang province issued a draft regulation last week and is seeking public comment. It is one of several provinces considering such measures. Along with barring app-based homework … Continue reading BEIJING | For sake of pupils’ pupils, China to ban homework on apps

YEHUD, Israel | First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli nonprofit says it’ll launch what it hopes will be the first private spacecraft to land on the moon this week. SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries told reporters on Monday that the landing craft, dubbed Beresheet, or Genesis, will ship from Florida, where, propelled by a SpaceX Falcon rocket … Continue reading YEHUD, Israel | First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe opposition official convicted of false declaration

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party’s leader won disputed elections held in July. Biti was on trial for “unofficial and false declaration of results.” Magistrate Gloria Takundwa fined him $200 for the offence. Biti, also a leading human rights lawyer, fled the … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe opposition official convicted of false declaration

LAUSANNE, Switzerland | Semenya arrives for landmark case at Swiss sports tribunal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya has arrived at international sport’s best-known tribunal for a hearing in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa didn’t take questions as she arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. The International Association of Athletics … Continue reading LAUSANNE, Switzerland | Semenya arrives for landmark case at Swiss sports tribunal

BEIJING | China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — China‘s policy ministry says it investigated 380 online lenders and froze $1.5 billion in assets in a crackdown following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry. The ministry said Monday it launched the investigation in June because the industry was increasingly risky and rife with complaints about fraud, … Continue reading BEIJING | China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown