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Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

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President Donald Trump will discuss the global drug trade and stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction during two speeches next week at the United Nations General Assembly. More>>

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UK media: May 'humiliated' after EU trashes her Brexit plan

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit blueprint is in tatters after it was rejected by the European Union at a summit U.K. media branded a "humiliation.". More>>

Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

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A decade after people took to the streets to welcome democracy to Maldives, voters head to the polls Sunday in what observers say is a referendum on whether democracy will stay. More>>

Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

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A new archaeological exhibition opening in Berlin reveals how Germany has been at the heart of trade, migration, conflict and innovation since the Stone Age. More>>

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61. More>>

German energy company: saving threatened forest 'illusion'

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A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it's an "illusion" to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion). More>>

Despite protests, Russia's anti-doping agency reinstated

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The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping. More>>

86 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

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44 dead as Tanzanian ferry sinks on Lake Victoria; toll set to rise when rescue efforts resume. More>>

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

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Israel's air force chief is flying to Moscow to brief Russian President Vladimir Putin on the incident over Syria which led to the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane. More>>

EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

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The European Union and Britain are walking a diplomatic tightrope at Thursday's summit where they seek to lay the foundations of a divorce deal by next March without jeopardizing vital interests. More>>

Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

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Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried homes and killed at least 22 people. More>>

Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

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Heavy security, arrests as Ugandan pop star and opposition figure set to come home from US. More>>

Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

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Jailed separatists have become an emotional symbol for the Catalan independence movement and a key stumbling block in negotiations with Spain out of the country's political deadlock. More>>

Robbie Williams entertains at Emporio Armani's airport show

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Nicki Minaj took a front row seat at Fendi, taking a turn for fans on her way in decked out in a Fendi puffer jacket and matching leggings and cropped top. More>>

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

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Puerto Ricans are marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria with choirs, protests and a funeral procession. More>>

Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

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On the final day of their summit, the Korean leaders are visiting a volcano considered sacred in the North. More>>

Egypt court orders release of former president's sons

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Egyptian court orders release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons. More>>

European nations plan to use more hydrogen for energy needs

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European countries want to increase the use of hydrogen as part of a plan to cut the continent's carbon emissions. More>>

Paving its future: Ferrari unveils wide-ranging new plans

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Super sportscar maker Ferrari has unveiled two updated versions of its classic open-top "barchetta" racing model as it updates the investor community on a new 5-year business plan. More>>

Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

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Cybersecurity firm warns Iran government-backed hackers stepped up efforts after Trump pulled America from nuclear deal. More>>

Russian cosmonauts to conduct spacewalk to probe into leak

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A space official says that Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered. More>>

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests Video included

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey. More>>

The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

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The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria, Tanzania official says. More>>

Politics, pride in leaders trip to 'sacred' N. Korea volcano

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There is no more sacred place in North Korea than Mount Paektu _ and getting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to go there is a propaganda coup unlike any other. More>>

SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon Video included

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Japanese billionaire due to blast off on SpaceX mission a fashion tycoon, art collector. More>>

Meghan Markle takes mom to UK cookbook fundraiser

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Meghan Markle is being joined by her mother for the launch of a cookbook aimed at raising money for victims of the Grenfell fire. More>>

EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is urging the European Union to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa. More>>

4 young children killed in Dutch train crossing collision

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Dutch police say that four children have been killed and two people seriously injured in a collision between a train and a cargo bike. More>>

Catalan separatists mark anniversary of independence push

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Thousands of Catalan pro-independence activists are protesting in Barcelona to mark the anniversary of demonstrations that fired up the region's secessionist drive and brought Spain's worst political crisis in decades. More>>

Polish police looking for man who threw stone into synagogue

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Polish police are looking for a man who threw a stone into a synagogue in Gdansk as members of the Jewish community were praying on the Yom Kippur holiday. More>>

New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

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At least 3 people died and several are feared buried in a landslide during heavy rains in the central Philippines. More>>

The Latest: S. Korean diva sings at North Korean volcano

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South Korea says President Moon Jae-in is returning home after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Russian Far East to hold new election after vote rigging

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Election officials in Russia's Far East have cancelled the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections following reports of blatant vote rigging and called a fresh vote. More>>

German spy chief removal causes turbulence in Merkel gov't

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A decision to give a new government job to Germany's domestic intelligence chief is causing discontent in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition. More>>

Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader. More>>

French far-right leader refuses court-ordered psych exam

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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is refusing to undergo a court-ordered psychiatric exam for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence, comparing the demand to methods used in totalitarian regimes. More>>

The Latest: Uganda's pop star politician vows to fight on

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The Latest: Uganda's pop star politician put into police van on arrival from US, lawyer says. More>>

Ukraine pushes ahead with plans to secure NATO membership

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine needs to amend its constitution to make NATO membership its long-term goal. More>>

Malaysia's ex-PM pleads not guilty to new corruption charges

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Police and Malaysia's anti-graft agency say detained former Prime Minister Najib Razak will face new charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the looting of a state investment fund. More>>

Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has invited North Korea's foreign minister to meet with him next week to continue discussions on efforts to get the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. More>>

Officials say 15-year-old boy killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

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Gaza health officials say a 15-year-old Palestinian boy killed by Israeli army fire as Hamas accelerates anti-blockade protests. More>>

Doctor gets life term in Hong Kong over yoga ball killings

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An anesthesiologist convicted of killing his wife and daughter by placing a leaking yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in their car has been sentenced to life in prison in Hong Kong. More>>

U2's Bono says pope's "aghast" about church sex abuse

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U2 frontman Bono, after talks with Pope Francis, says the pontiff is "aghast" about church sex abuse. More>>

China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

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China appears unlikely to back down after Trump approves new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. More>>

Thousands back home in north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

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Syrian opposition activists say thousands of people who were recently displaced by violence in northwest Syria have returned home following a Russia-Turkey deal that averted a government offensive on the last major rebel stronghold. More>>

Britain appeals for EU Brexit compromise over Irish border

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European Council President Donald Tusk is warning Britain that key parts of its offer to conclude Brexit talks are not satisfactory and must be revised, just six months before the country leaves the bloc. More>>

The Latest: Moon, Kim visit crater lake on Mount Paektu

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U.S. President Donald Trump says "we're making tremendous progress" with North Korea, after an inter-Korean summit offered some apparent concessions from the North on its weapons program. More>>

China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

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China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle. More>>

Kim, Moon head to North Korea's sacred volcano on final day

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The leaders of North and South Korea have announced a wide range of agreements which they say are a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. More>>

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentence

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Islamabad high court suspends prison sentences for ex-PM Sharif, his family, sets them free pending appeal hearings. More>>

Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

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The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information about its air raid, during which a Russian reconnaissance plane was accidentally downed by Syrian air defenses. More>>

The Latest: Official says Pakistan court releases Sharif

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A party aide says Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son in-law have been released from a prison in the garrison city of Rawalpindi after a court suspended their prison sentences while they appeal. More>>

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

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Palestinian protests are escalating after the failure of Egyptian-led efforts to broker a deal between the Islamic militant group Hamas and Israel to ease the Gaza blockade. More>>

With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there

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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia says his group may reduce the number of its fighters in Syria because of an easing of the conflict. More>>

Somali officials: Airstrike kills or hurts several al-Shabab

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Somali officials: Airstrike kills or wounds several al-Shabab leaders; children reported dead. More>>

Milan Fashion returns to elegance with Arbesser, N.21

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Milan Fashion Week opens its six-day run with collections by Arthur Arbesser, taking inspiration from ceramics, and new looks for Jil Sander by designing couple Lucie and Luke Meier. More>>

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

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India's government approves an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. More>>

US tags Iran anew as top terror sponsor, global attacks fall

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The United States has once again named Iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, accusing it of intensifying numerous conflicts and trying to undermine governments throughout the Middle East. More>>

At least 27 dead after boat capsizes on river in Congo

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At least 27 dead after boat capsizes on river in Congo; overcrowded boats are common. More>>

Putin says Russia perfected weapons based on Syria campaign

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the military's combat experience gained in Syria has helped develop new weapons systems. More>>

A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

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Puerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria shuttered treatment center in Vieques. More>>

Egypt court upholds suspended sentence against activist

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An Egyptian appeals court has upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence for a prominent rights lawyer convicted of offending public morals. More>>

French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

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A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum 45,000 euros ($52,500) for breaching the privacy of Kate Middleton. More>>

German doctors: Pussy Riot poisoning 'highly plausible'

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German doctors treating Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot, say claims that he was poisoned are "highly plausible," based on his symptoms. More>>

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North's Kim Jong Un start their third and possibly most challenging summit yet, with Moon hoping to break impasse in nuclear talks. More>>

The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his June summit with U.S. President Donald Trump has stabilized the regional security situation. More>>

Unfinished business: Moon's summit dreams echo late mentor

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In trying to defuse North Korean nuclear crisis, South Korea's president is also addressing the unfinished business left by his late friend and political mentor, whose engagement policies crumbled a decade ago. More>>

Uganda's opposition pop star Bobi Wine set to return home

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Uganda's opposition pop star Bobi Wine set to return home from US; police warn against rallies. More>>

UN reports uptick in civilian casualties in Ukraine

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The United Nations says the number of civilian casualties in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine has surged in the past three months compared to earlier this year. More>>

Malaysia anti-graft agency arrests former leader Najib Razak

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Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court. More>>

Macedonian court rejects bids to scrap name referendum

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Macedonia's constitutional court has rejected two bids to declare illegal and unconstitutional the upcoming referendum on renaming the country "North Macedonia". More>>

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

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Russia's military says one of its aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared over Syria's Mediterranean Sea coast. More>>

Koreas' leaders agree on military steps but whiff on nukes

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This week's inter-Korean summit talks ended with a set of sweeping agreements on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, reducing a military standoff and other reconciliation issues. More>>

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

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Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed civilians while peace deal was pursued. More>>

Venezuela's Maduro may skip UN meeting over security fears

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he may have to suspend a planned trip to the United Nations because of concerns that his opponents would try to kill him. More>>

Fort Trump? Polish leader dangles offer to US president

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President Donald Trump is welcoming the leader of Poland to the White House. More>>

World court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh. More>>

Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

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Independent investigators examining alleged violence and killings in Myanmar that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes have issued a searing critique of the United Nations' response just as bloodshed erupted in August 2017. More>>

EU optimistic about Brexit border compromise

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A top European Union official says Britain and the EU could yet fail to reach an agreement on the terms of their divorce, just six months before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc. More>>

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

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Syria's opposition says it is better off in the wake of a Turkey-Russia deal on a demilitarized zone around Idlib province compared to periods that followed the defeat of rebels in other parts of the country. More>>

Researchers find hints of Israeli spyware around globe

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Researchers say that an increasingly notorious brand of Israeli surveillance software is being used further afield than previously known, with possible infections detected in 45 countries across the globe. More>>

The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

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Russia's Defense Ministry says one of its reconnaissance aircraft with 15 people on board has been brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea. More>>

Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

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Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria.Gov. More>>

Cyprus, Egypt set to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

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Egypt's oil minister says Europe stands to win from a deal Cyprus and his country will sign to pipe offshore natural gas to processing plants in Egypt where it will be liquefied for export to the continent. More>>

The Latest: Polish leader proposes US base called Fort Trump

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President Donald Trump says he's "very seriously" considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he meets with the country's president at the White House. More>>

US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

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For second straight year, US slashing number of refugees it will take in. More>>

5 die in bus collision in Russia; 20 injured

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Russia's Emergencies Ministry says four people have died in a bus collision in southwestern Russia. More>>

Greece: Violence at rallies to mark rapper's killing

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Violence has broken out at rallies in several Greek cities organized to mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas that triggered a crackdown against the extreme right political party Golden Dawn. More>>

The Latest: EU studying Brexit border compromise

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European Union Brexit envoy Michel Barnier says his team is studying new ways to check goods moving into Northern Ireland in an effort to overcome a major obstacle in the negotiations. More>>

Leaders take big gambles in visiting 'enemy' territory

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This week's trip by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the capital of North Korea is the latest example of a world leader venturing into the territory of an adversary. More>>

1 dead, 11 injured in scaffolding collapse at Madrid hotel

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An official in Spain's capital says scaffolding at a luxury hotel undergoing renovation in central Madrid has collapsed, killing one construction worker and injuring at least 11 others. More>>

Greece to move 2,000 out of overcrowded Lesbos migrant camp

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A Greek official says some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month. More>>

Pope: Sex is a gift from god, not taboo, between couples

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Pope Francis has told French young people that sex is a "great" gift from God, not a taboo, and should be lived as a lifelong, passionate love between man and woman. More>>

Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

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Amnesty International says Egypt's crackdown on critics reaches "alarming" levels, calls country open-air prison. More>>

Top German spy ousted after clash with Merkel over migrants

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The leaders of Germany's three governing parties are meeting in Berlin to decide the fate of the country's domestic intelligence chief amid calls for him to be fired over his approach to far-right extremism. More>>

UK: Couple's illness in poisoned-spy city is not suspicious

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Police say the case of a couple who fell sick at a restaurant near where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent is not suspicious. More>>

Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

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Trump intensifies trade war by imposing tariffs on $200B more of China goods starting next week. More>>

EU official sees new justice independence threat in Poland

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A top EU official says Poland's government appears to have taken new steps in recent months that could undermine the independence of its judiciary and shows no sign of backing down. More>>

Niger says Italian priest kidnapped near Burkina Faso border

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Niger's government says an Italian priest has been kidnapped in the nation's southwest near its border with Burkina Faso. More>>

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

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Pope Francis is codifying ways of consulting ordinary Catholics about issues facing the Catholic Church and is giving more decision-making possibilities to bishops to interpret and implement them. More>>

Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

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A Philippine police officer says he tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a typhoon approached, but they appeared unconcerned and refused to leave a day before the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people. More>>

Chinese official: Beijing should target goods needed by US

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A former Chinese finance minister says Beijing can impose 'export controls' on goods needed by U.S. companies if it wants more leverage in its tariff battle with Washington. More>>

100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise

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100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise; outlook worse than for 2012 disaster. More>>

"Grand Theater": Has N. Korea's Kim won a propaganda coup?

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South Korean leader's visit to North Korea may be providing a unique opportunity to its leader, Kim Jong Un, as he tries to show his people that he's pushing inexorably for their long-delayed, long promised prosperity. More>>

UK judge: Spy evidence on dead Russian should stay secret

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A British judge says material about possible links between a Russian businessman who died in mysterious circumstances and U.K. intelligence services will remain secret for security reasons. More>>

Report urges UK to lift cap on skilled migrants after Brexit

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A British government-commissioned report says citizens of European Union countries should not have easier access to the U.K. after Brexit than people from other parts of the world. More>>

EU leaders to tackle Brexit, migration failures at summit

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EU leaders grapple this week with two of the biggest threats to the European project; the messy divorce with Britain and their failure to share responsibility for people seeking better lives or sanctuary in Europe. More>>

Critic of China's internments says Turkey may bar his family

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An outspoken critic of China's internment camps who now lives in Istanbul says his wife and son face potential deportation to China because Turkish authorities might bar them from entering the country. More>>

Steve McQueen to create portrait of London schoolchildren

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Academy Award-winning British director Steve McQueen is planning an ambitious project to take a portrait of every third-grade pupil in London _ tens of thousands in all. More>>

Moon's traveling entourage includes CEOs, 'Korean Beyonce' Video included

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The huge civilian entourage Seoul sent to the latest inter-Korean summit includes the third-generation heir of South Korea's largest business group and a Colorado-born pop diva nicknamed the "Korean Beyonce". More>>

Medics recover 2 bodies after Israeli airstrike in Gaza

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Gaza's Health Ministry says 26 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire during a mass protest on the border with Israel. More>>

UK's Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal

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The U.K.'s top diplomat says Britain will flourish with or without an agreement on its exit from the European Union. More>>

The Latest: UK urges N. Korea to take steps to denuclearize

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has left for Pyongyang for his third summit of the year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Moon's plane left a military airport near Seoul for Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on Tuesday morning. More>>

Kim, Moon start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet Video included

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South Korea's president heads to North for summit with Kim Jong Un to salvage stalled nuke diplomacy. More>>

Turkey, Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

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The leaders of Russia and Turkey have announced that a deep demilitarized zone will be established in Syria's Idlib region, the last bastion of anti-government rebels where fears had been high of a devastating offensive by government forces. More>>

Orthodox envoys meet with Ukraine's president

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Ukraine's president has met with two envoys dispatched by the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians to prepare for establishing a Ukrainian church that is ecclesiastically independent from the Russian Orthodox Church. More>>

Syrian TV says Israeli strikes hit state company, 10 injured

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Syria state media is reporting loud explosions in the Syrian coastal Latakia province are suspected to be from Israeli strikes at a state company for technical industries. More>>

US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

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The Trump administration is cutting the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year to 30,000. More>>

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

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Philippines halts risky small-scale mining in 6 provinces where typhoon caused landslides that buried many; at least 69 dead in Philippines and China as storm weakens. More>>

Tisci's first Burberry show a London Fashion Week hit

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Christopher Kane and Burberry are highlights on a crowded London Fashion Week schedule. More>>

Guatemala court backs UN ant-graft chief against president

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Guatemala's has delivered a blunt rebuke to President Jimmy Morales, ordering the leader to permit the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission back into the country. More>>

S. Korea's Moon wants 'heart-to-heart' summit talks with Kim Video included

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A senior South Korean official says it's unclear whether this week's inter-Korean summit talks could produce major progress in efforts to ride North Korea of its nuclear program. More>>

80 US lawmakers seek release of jailed Myanmar reporters

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More than 80 U.S. lawmakers are urging the Trump administration to step up efforts to win the release of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar in connection with their reporting about massacres against Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Libya authorities close Tripoli's only airport over safety

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Libyan authorities have closed the capitol Tripoli's only functioning airport, diverting the traffic to another one at the nearby militia-controlled city of Misrata. More>>

Polish judicial body suspended from European network

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A European judicial body says it has suspended the membership of Poland's national judiciary council, which nominates judges, describing "extreme circumstances" that made the step necessary. More>>

UK leader warns rebels: it's my Brexit agreement or no deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting back against opponents of her blueprint for Brexit, saying Parliament will have to choose between her proposal and crashing out of the European Union without a deal. More>>

Merkel, Algerian officials discuss migration, Libya

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Algeria to promote bilateral ties and discuss migration and the situation in neighboring Libya. More>>

Senior Italy official to Egypt leader: Resolve Regeni case

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A senior Italian politician says a final resolution of the 2016 killing of a graduate student in Egypt will help boost relations between the two nations. More>>

Puppies found with severed heads in remote Greek village

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Police in northeastern Greece say they are investigating the killing of seven puppies who were found dumped on a roadside with their heads cut off. More>>

Israel to approve immigration for 1,000 Ethiopian Jews

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The Israeli government has agreed to absorb 1,000 Ethiopian Jews _ accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8,000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel. More>>

Miffed Italy to snub Austria over passports for Italians

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Italy says it's snubbing customary bilateral meetings with Austria due to Vienna's plan to offer citizenship to mostly German speakers in Italy's South Tyrol. More>>

US, EU and China vie for influence in Eastern Europe

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President Donald Trump reaffirms Washington's support for a business summit that aims to boost connectivity in Eastern Europe and improve ties between the region and the U.S. and European Union. More>>

UK police say no Novichok link to Salisbury mystery illness

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British police say there is no evidence that the nerve agent Novichok was involved in the case of two diners who became ill in a Salisbury restaurant, but the premises remain closed off. More>>

Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

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Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation. More>>

The Latest: Putin announces demilitarized zone in Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says a demilitarized zone to separate Syrian forces and rebels in the Idlib region will be established by Oct. 15. More>>

Teacher shortage affecting schools in Bulgaria set to deepen

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Bulgaria's teachers' union predicts that the country's shortage of teachers will reach nearly 40,000 by 2026. More>>

Israeli lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US envoy over aide scandal

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An opposition Israeli lawmaker is calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to Washington for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide. More>>

Mauritania's ruling party wins majority parliament

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Mauritania's election commission says the West African nation's ruling party has won a majority of seats in a second round of legislative, municipal and regional elections. More>>

Ethiopians protest in capital against weekend violence

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Several thousand Ethiopians have gone out onto the capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday morning to protest ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of the city in which more than 20 people died over the weekend. More>>

Armed men attack school in Cameroon's English-speaking area

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A Cameroon government official says armed men attacked a school in the country's southwest English-speaking region, wounding more than 20 people. More>>

Hungary's leader: EU seeks to undermine border defense tasks

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Hungary's prime minister is claiming that the European Union is seeking to take over the defense of the bloc's external borders in order to facilitate the entry of migrants. More>>

Pakistan's PM pledges citizenship for refugees' children

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to grant citizenship to Pakistan-born children of Afghan and Bengali refugees who have been living in the country for decades. More>>

Vatican suspends priest in Spain over child sex abuse claims

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Church officials in northern Spain say the Vatican has suspended a priest for 10 years over allegations that he abused schoolchildren more than three decades ago. More>>

London fashion: Beckham comes home; Mouret shows 'new sexy'

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Victoria Beckham has brought her fashion brand home to London Fashion Week for the first time to mark a decade in the business. More>>

Pakistan's Ex-PM Sharif returns to prison after furlough

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A provincial government in Pakistan has returned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, as well as his daughter and son in-law, to prison in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. More>>

Gubernatorial candidate begins hunger strike in Russia

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A communist candidate in Russia's Far East says he is starting a hunger strike over alleged irregularities in a gubernatorial race. More>>

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

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Syria is holding its first municipal elections since 2011 amid tensions with the country's self-administered Kurdish region, which is refusing to allow polls. More>>

Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

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A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between 1945 and 2010 to abuse cases has drawn the country's Catholic Church into the church's global sex abuse and cover-up scandal. More>>

Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

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A member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot is being treated in Berlin after falling severely ill, with fellow activists saying he was poisoned. More>>

Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

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A Belgian court has ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. More>>

Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank

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The Israeli military says a Palestinian attacker has stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli man in the West Bank. More>>

Romania top court approves referendum on marriage definition

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Romania's top court has given a green light to a referendum that could change the constitution to explicitly state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. More>>

Belgian police shoot, wound knife-wielding assailant

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Belgian police have shot and injured a man after he attacked one of the officers with a knife in a northern neighborhood of the capital city, Brussels. More>>

Peru president faces standoff with congress over referendum

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Peru's president is facing a standoff with lawmakers over his call for a referendum on anti-corruption measures. More>>

Turkey: Police release 275 airport construction workers

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Istanbul's governor says police have released 275 workers a day after hundreds were detained following a protest denouncing poor working conditions at the city's new airport. More>>

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

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Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. More>>

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

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Mexico's president-elect has kicked off a nationwide tour with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf. More>>

Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

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Police have closed roads and summoned a hazardous response team after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a chemical nerve agent. More>>

UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit 'irritating'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has conceded she gets "irritated" by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations. More>>

Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea sign accord in Saudi Arabia

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Leaders from the East African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea are to sign an agreement in Saudi Arabia as the two countries ease tensions after decades of hostilities. More>>

Last stand: Syria's rebel Idlib prepares for a losing battle

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Opposition fighters in Syria's Idlib are preparing for a losing battle, Turkey their only hope. More>>

Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted

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Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ordered President Jimmy Morales to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to the country. More>>

Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

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South Korea's Moon faces growing skepticism about his North Korea policy ahead of his third summit with Kim. More>>

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

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Mexico's president-elect has kicked off a nationwide tour with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf. More>>

Rebels say airstrike hits radio station in Yemen, killing 4

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A Yemeni rebel official says a suspected airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Shiite rebels hit a local radio station in the Red Sea port province of Hodeida, killing at least four people. More>>

Thousands march to promote vote for Macedonia name deal

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Thousands of people have marched in Macedonia's capital to promote support for changing the country's name in an upcoming referendum that also could clear the way for NATO membership. More>>

OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

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The head of the Organization of American States has travelled to Colombia's border with Venezuela to denounce Venezuela's socialist "dictatorship" for causing a migrant crisis for the region. More>>

Deadly ethnic-based attacks erupt near Ethiopia's capital

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Government officials and residents said overnight ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, have killed several people and caused scores to flee their homes. More>>

Barcelona police keep apart Catalan separatists, unionists

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Around 1,000 Spaniards are marching in downtown Barcelona against Catalonia's separatist movement and to demand an increase of the teaching of Spanish in local schools. More>>

Sweden gives final election tally amid political uncertainty

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Sweden presents final election tally amid political uncertainty. More>>

The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China

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Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China's Guangdong province, bringing torrential rains and winds of 162 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour). More>>

Pope gives those in square a gift, jokes: 'don't pay for it'

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Pope Francis had a surprise for the 35,000 people who came to St. Peter's Square _ tiny crucifixes. More>>

Ashes of elderly woman's husband stolen in UK burglary

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British police are asking the public to help identify two men suspected of stealing the ashes of an elderly woman's husband along with cash, bank cards and jewelry. More>>

American professor detained by Israel in West Bank scuffle

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A 66-year-old American law professor has been detained by Israel for allegedly trying to disrupt the work of security forces in a West Bank village slated for demolition. More>>

Iranian Embassy in Paris damaged; Tehran knocks police work

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Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that the Foreign Ministry says protesters tried to attack and damage the Iranian Embassy in Paris. More>>

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    4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

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    Maryland warehouse shooting: three people killed in shooting at distribution center and a fourth person, the female suspect, died after shooting herself in the head.More >>
    Maryland warehouse shooting: three people killed in shooting at distribution center and a fourth person, the female suspect, died after shooting herself in the head.More >>
  • Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

    Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

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    (AP Photo/Alex Derosier). Pastor Floyd Benfield stands in front of the flood-damaged sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Just days before, the flooding Little River had left the church ha...(AP Photo/Alex Derosier). Pastor Floyd Benfield stands in front of the flood-damaged sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Just days before, the flooding Little River had left the church ha...
    The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.More >>
    The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.More >>
  • Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

    Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

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    American expects to bar customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress cracks down on 'unreasonable' airline fees.More >>
    American expects to bar customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress cracks down on 'unreasonable' airline fees.More >>