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Indonesia, Malaysia to help Muslim migrants stranded at sea... Expanded Takata recall ... Ex-councilman wins crucial primary for Philadelphia mayor



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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to provide temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea. It's the first breakthrough in the humanitarian crisis confronting Southeast Asia after weeks of reluctance by the region's nations to take responsibility. Most of the migrants are the long-persecuted Rohingya (ROH'-hin-GAH') Muslim minority in Myanmar and others are Bangladeshis fleeing poverty.

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 18 million Takata air bags have been added to an existing recall following pressure from U.S. safety regulators. Takata has now agreed to declare some 33.8 million air bags defective because a chemical that inflates the air bags can explode with too much force, sending shrapnel into the passenger compartment. Six people have died worldwide.

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police have arrested 10 young people in Montreal's international airport who are suspected of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State group. A government official is just confirming the weekend arrests, which come about a month after a similar case in Quebec in which a young man and woman, both 18, were arrested for allegedly trying to leave Canada before a terrorist act abroad.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A senior United Nations official says Nepal should take lessons from countries like Mexico as it gets ready to rebuild from two major earthquakes that killed thousands of people and damaged hundreds of thousands of structures. Nepal has banned construction of new buildings for two months and says it will review the existing building laws.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former longtime Philadelphia councilman with broad union backing is poised to become the next mayor of Philadelphia. Jim Kenney scored a resounding win in Tuesday's six-way Democratic primary. The win came despite multi-million dollar support by a pro-charter school group that backed State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams. The victory all but assures Kenney will be the next mayor. Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly 7-1 in Philadelphia.

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