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Missing teen back with mom

A Mexican judge returned a long-missing teenager to her American mother yesterday, ending the woman's eight-year search and a cross-border custody case in which another girl was mistakenly sent to Texas against her will. Alondra Diaz, 13, and Houston resident Dorotea Garcia left a courthouse together following the afternoon ruling in Los Reyes, a town in the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan, after DNA tests confirmed her identity.


President: End the protests

President Pierre Nkurunziza thanked his security forces yesterday for crushing a military coup that tried to topple him, and he urged an immediate halt to the protests that have erupted in Burundi in recent weeks since he decided to seek a third term. Nkurunziza's motorcade rolled into the capital and he returned to the presidential palace, said his spokesman, Gervais Abayeho. The president did not appear in public.


PM weds in same-sex rite

The prime minister of Luxembourg married his partner yesterday, a year after the tiny Roman Catholic nation approved a law allowing same-sex marriage. Xavier Bettel did so five years after Iceland's prime minister married her partner in the first same-sex wedding of a ruling government leader in Europe.


Kerry to discuss sea dispute

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in China to press Beijing to halt increasingly assertive actions it is taking in the South China Sea that have alarmed the United States and China's smaller neighbors. Kerry arrived in Beijing today for a series of meetings with the communist nation's top leaders.

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