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GOP legislative leaders call on Missouri governor to resign

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Jefferson City, Apr 18 (AP)— Missouri's top Republican legislative leaders abandoned fellow GOP Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday, calling on him to resign instead of continuing to fight allegations that he illegally took advantage of both a charity he founded and a woman with whom he had an affair.
Greitens quickly replied that he won't quit and hopes to be vindicated at an upcoming criminal trial. Legislators could seek to force him from office regardless through impeachment...

Indonesia court rules against seizure of luxury yacht

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Jakarta, Apr 18 (AP)— The Indonesian police's seizure of a luxury yacht at the request of the FBI was unlawful, a Jakarta court said Tuesday, in a blow to the U.S. probe into an alleged multibillion-dollar theft of funds from a Malaysian state investment company.
At the South Jakarta District...

Syria envoy says UN security team visits alleged attack site

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Damascus, Apr 18 (AP)— Syrian media said international chemical weapons inspectors on Tuesday entered the town of Douma, where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only a U.N. security team visited the Damascus suburb.

UN accredits US groups on Iran, North Korea rights

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United Nations, Apr 18 (AP) — The United Nations granted accreditation to American groups focusing on hu-man rights in North Korea and Iran on Tuesday, overturning a committee's rejection and giving the groups the right to speak at the Human Rights Council and other U.N. bodies.
The 54-member...

Bodies stacked in 'macabre woodpile' in prison riot

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Columbia, Apr 17 (AP) - As the hours dragged on during a riot at a South Carolina prison, bodies piled up on the sidewalk. An inmate inside watched in dismay as several fellow prisoners, two he knew well, lay dead and dying, their bodies leaving trails of blood leading back inside the prison...

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