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Chastened Merkel braces for coalition tussle after vote9/25/2017 9:14:03 AMBERLIN - Germany's Angela Merkel turns to the task of sounding out partners to build a coalition government after securing a fourth term as chancellor in Sunday's election, although she has been weakened by a surge in support for the far right.Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to stage independence referendum9/25/2017 8:58:38 AMERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq - Voting began in northern Iraq on Monday in an independence referendum organized by Kurdish authorities, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from neighboring Turkey and Iran, and international warnings it may ignite yet more regional conflict.Japan's Abe expected to announce snap poll amid worries over North Korea crisis9/25/2017 7:51:02 AMTOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will dissolve parliament's lower house on Thursday for a snap election, a party official said, in a move aimed at taking advantage of improved ratings and opposition disarray.One week to cross a street: how IS pinned down Filipino soldiers in Marawi9/25/2017 6:12:12 AMMARAWI CITY, Philippines - With a grimace, Brigadier General Melquiades Ordiales of the Philippines 1st Marine Brigade recounted the painful gains made against Islamist militants in Marawi City.Outside quake stricken Mexico City, most kids going back to school9/25/2017 9:15:54 AMMEXICO CITY - Most schools in Mexico City remained closed on Monday after last week's deadly earthquake, but children outside the capital were set to return to their classrooms, although aftershocks were still jolting the country.Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban9/25/2017 1:58:54 AMWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court.Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally9/25/2017 7:36:40 AMSEOUL/UNITED NATIONS - U.S. President Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally.Cambodia's opposition puts out banners calling for leader's release9/25/2017 4:35:19 AMPHNOM PENH - Cambodia's main opposition party on Monday put up banners around the country calling for the release of its detained leader Kem Sokha in a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, which has accused him of treason.Rap and the Party: China taps youth culture to hook millennial cadres9/25/2017 8:16:15 AMBEIJING - In his baseball cap and baggy yellow t-shirt, the rap star Li Yijie - better known by his stage name "Pissy" - is an unlikely face of China's strait-laced ruling Communist Party.French unions block fuel depots in protest against labor reforms9/25/2017 6:52:16 AMPARIS - French trade unionists blocked access on Monday to several fuel depots in protest against an overhaul of employment laws, seeking to test the government's will to reform the economy.