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North Korean envoy, in South, opens door to US talks

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North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrives in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. More>>

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Nigerian government acknowledges 110 girls still missing

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Parents have released a list of the 105 girls they say are still missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked a town in northern Nigeria. More>>

Violence drops in Syrian capital, its suburbs after UN vote

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Syrian activists, residents: Damascus and its suburbs relatively calm after Security Council's cease-fire resolution. More>>

White House will see if North Korea is serious about talks

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The White House says it will see whether North Korea's interest in opening talks with the U.S. marks the first step toward removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula. More>>

Months after exodus began, Rohingya see no end to suffering

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Six months after waves of attacks emptied Rohingya villages in Myanmar, sending 700,000 people fleeing into Bangladesh, there are few signs anyone is going home soon. More>>

Govs fear for election security amid Russian cyberattacks

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Govs fear for election security as Russian cyberattacks target midterm elections. More>>

Got skunks in your home? Don't use a smoke bomb

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Authorities: Man burns down home trying to use smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks. More>>

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

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Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids. More>>

'Precursor to 9/11': Trade center bomb echoes after 25 years

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It was a terror attack that foreshadowed Sept. 11: the deadly World Trade Center bombing that happened 25 years ago Monday. More>>

At drone fair, Chinese show off armed model likely in UAE

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United Arab Emirates hosts stand-alone trade show featuring military drones, showing their power across Mideast. More>>

Italians stage protests in violence-marred election campaign

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Students opposing a neo-fascist party have scuffled with police in Milan at one of at least a dozen rallies being held across Italy on the last weekend to protest before the March 4 national election. More>>

Tens of thousands at Jerusalem funeral of influential rabbi

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Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews attend funeral of influential rabbi in Jerusalem. More>>

Israel: 'Professional error' cited in air force crash

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The Israeli military says a "professional error" by a flight crew caused an air force jet to crash during an attack mission in Syria earlier this month. More>>

'The Post' renews attention for Pentagon Papers ruling

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'The Post' brought Academy Award nominations for best picture and for Meryl Streep's performance as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham. More>>

Border Patrol's checkpoints overlooked in debate over wall

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Longtime observers are worried that vehicle checkpoints north of the U.S.-Mexico border and other longstanding elements of border security are being overlooked in favor of proposals like a border wall. More>>

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

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"Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy. More>>

UNICEF: Basic needs of young Syrian refugee children not met

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UNICEF: 85 percent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan live in poverty, 38 percent are not in school. More>>

Trump says he's eyeing Veterans' Day for military parade

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President Donald Trump is eyeing Veterans Day for a military parade but says he'll scrap the idea if it can't be done at a "reasonable cost.". More>>

2 lions saved from Mideast wars head to South Africa refuge

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Two African lions rescued from war-torn Iraq and Syria are being transported to a permanent home in South Africa, after an interim stay in Jordan where they recuperated from trauma. More>>

The Latest: Germany, France press Putin on cease-fire deal

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The German government says the German and French leaders have pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to facilitate the quick and complete implementation of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire in Syria. More>>

France thwarts 2 attempted terror attacks since January

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French Interior minister Gerard Collomb said two potential terror attack have been thwarted in France since January. More>>

Pope calls violence in Syria 'inhuman,' backs UN cease-fire

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Pope Francis is denouncing the "inhuman" violence in Syria and is backing a U.N. Security Council-demanded case-fire so food and medicine can reach desperate Syrians and the sick and wounded can be evacuated. More>>

Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire

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Syrian opposition activists are reporting a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus leaving three people dead and more than a dozen wounded. More>>

Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army

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Restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin is indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls, but he also runs a sprawling media empire advancing the Kremlin's agenda. More>>

Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia's capital rises to 21

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Death toll from twin explosions in Somalia's capital rises to 21, authorities say. More>>

US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy Video included

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President Donald Trump's administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. More>>

Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

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An explosion has occurred in a diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital. More>>

The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

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Afghan official says at least three security personnel have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province. More>>

Rescued from Korean War by US ship, now Olympic volunteers

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When the U.S. evacuated tens of thousands of refugees from North Korea during the Korean War, five babies were born on one of the ship that evacuated about 14,000 people. More>>

Car bombs in Yemen's Aden kill 6, wound dozens: officials

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Yemeni security officials say two car bomb explosions have killed at least five people in the southern city of Aden. More>>

Female Nobel laureates in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women

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Three female Nobel Peace laureates have begun a weeklong trip to Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women who were tortured and raped by Myanmar soldiers before fleeing the country. More>>

Ivanka Trump at Olympics for politics, to back athletes

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Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the American president, has landed in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony this weekend for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. More>>

As deadly shells fall, fear spreads anew in Syrian capital

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As the Syrian government escalates attacks on opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, rebels in outlying towns are retaliating with mortar shells and rockets, killing more than 25 civilians in the past two weeks. More>>

Homeland Security's No. 2 official will retire in April

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The No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is retiring. More>>

Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

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Human Rights Watch is criticizing the way Turkey is conducting its offensive in northern Syria, saying it has failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties. More>>

Several bombs set off around troubled Myanmar state, 1 hurt

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Police say one of several bombs targeting government offices and other places in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state exploded, injuring a police officer. More>>

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

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Gang rapes, beheadings and blindings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses amid civil war. More>>

White House receives Mattis memo on transgender troops

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The White House has received a memo from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis making recommendations for dealing with transgender individuals serving in the military, a White House official says. More>>

18 killed as 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital

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Somali police official says 2 car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu, following by gunfire; 3 dead. More>>

UN to vote Saturday on humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

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The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. More>>

Money-laundering watchdog: Close North Korean banks

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The watchdog that monitors global and illicit misuse of funds has cited North Korea as a top source of "ongoing and substantial" money laundering and terrorist financing and urged countries to close North Korean banks. More>>

Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

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The journey of Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin has led from prison to wealthy entrepreneur. More>>

The Latest: UN delays vote on 30-day Syria cease-fire

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Main Syrian opposition group is calling on the international community to prevent Russia from voting on a new U.N. Security Council resolution. More>>

AP Explains: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

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AP EXPLAINS: As South Korea's liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to better ties with rival North Korea, Pyongyang has picked for its envoy to the closing ceremonies the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010. More>>

The Latest: Al-Shabab claims Somalia blasts that kill 18

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The Latest: At least 18 killed in 2 explosions in Somali capital, ambulance service says. More>>

Autopsy aside, Israeli army says tear gas killed Palestinian

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The Israel military says an initial inquiry suggests a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video may have died from tear gas inhalation. More>>

US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

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Even as elections near, US has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court. More>>

Donors pledge $510 million for West Africa anti-terror force

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EU pledges 50 million euros to new West African counterterror force. More>>

US Embassy in Montenegro reopens after bomb incident

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The U.S. embassy in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica has reopened a day after an ex-Yugoslav soldier hurled a bomb into the compound and then killed himself with another one. More>>

How to buy a house that hasn't been built yet

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Facing a shortage of homes to buy, a growing number of prospective homebuyers are looking to build. More>>

The Latest: $510 million pledged for West Africa's Sahel

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The Latest: $510 million pledged at EU summit for West Africa's Sahel in security, development. More>>

At Olympics, omnipresent flags are a tricky political dance Video included

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Olympic organizers must carefully choreograph the political implications of the flags that represent each nation. More>>

AP Interview: Qatari envoy calls for emergency aid to Gaza

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AP Interview: Qatar's point man for Gaza calls for urgent aid to war-torn territory, warns of possible new conflict. More>>

World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for the European Union to step up pressure on Russia and Iran to end the violence in Syria. More>>

DeVos backs expanding school choice for military children

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos backs proposal to allow military families to use $1.3 billion in public funds to send their children to private school or pay for other education services. More>>

Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain

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Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match. More>>

Mayor: Driver crashed car into hospital, set himself on fire

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Police: Driver intentionally crashed into a Connecticut hospital emergency room with a car that burst into flames. More>>

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

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Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers fear their stay in Israel is coming to an abrupt end. More>>

The Latest: US: Montenegro attack not part of ongoing threat

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The man who hurled a bomb into the U.S. embassy compound in the capital Podgorica and then killed himself was an ex-soldier decorated by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic after NATO's bombing of Serbia and Montenegro in 1999. More>>

Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide

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Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament vote in favor of labelling as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago, a move sure to further ratchet up diplomatic tensions between the Netherlands and Turkey. More>>

Montenegro police: US Embassy attacker ex-soldier

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Police in Montenegro say they are "working intensely" to identify an assailant who threw an explosive device into the U.S. embassy compound in the capital, Podgorica, before killing himself. More>>

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

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A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite has blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. More>>

Lawsuit: Trump's ending immigrant program racially motivated

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Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants are suing President Donald Trump over the administration's decision to end special protections that have allowed them to live and work in the US. More>>

US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 extremists

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US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 al-Shabab extremists; 5th strike this year. More>>

Online dating couple jailed in UK for IS-inspired bomb plot

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A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website have been handed prison sentences for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain. More>>

North to send another senior delegation for Olympic closer

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North Korea to send a high-level delegation led by senior party official suspected of leading two deadly attacks on the South in 2010 to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony. More>>

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

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Syrian rescuers say 10 people have been killed by government airstrikes and shelling on a town in the suburbs of Damascus. More>>

Montenegro: Man threw grenade at US Embassy then killed self

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US Embassy in Montenegro warns Americans of security situation, reports say someone hurled a grenade then killed himself. More>>

50 girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attack

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Authorities in northern Nigeria say as many as 50 girls remain missing several days after an attack on a village by jihadists. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Students in Florida and around US speak out, Rev. Billy Graham dies, US women's hockey team goes for gold. More>>

Palestinian envoy pushes forward, estranged from White House

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The Palestinian envoy to Washington is wrestling with a unique diplomatic crisis: How to advance his people's cause at a time relations with the United States are so distant, he hasn't spoken to the White House in months. More>>

Foes blast Trump on offshore drilling; industry pushes back

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Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral have lambasted the Trump Administration's offshore drilling plan in Virginia. More>>

UN vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy

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Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a UN resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable to delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded. More>>

Supreme Court sides with Chicago museum in terror case

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The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at Chicago museums to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. More>>

The Latest: Brits pays tribute to Manchester bomb victims

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Dua Lipa says celebrity gestures can help put an end to sexual harassment and abuse. More>>

Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense system

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Israel says it's successfully tested system capable of defending against ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere. More>>

2 French soldiers killed in Mali by explosive device

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Two French soldiers have died in Mali when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device. More>>

Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads for the United States accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. More>>

Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

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A string of criminal suits against Lebanese journalists and researchers has jolted this small country that is accustomed to styling itself as the main forum for ideas in the Middle East. More>>

Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

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The latest report on Hawaii's missile scare says the state began testing alerts before fully a developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat. More>>

AP Explains: Syria's starved, rebellious suburb under attack

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AP Explains: Syria's starved rebellious suburbs east of the Syrian capital, Damascus, are under attack. More>>

SpaceX postpones California satellite launch due to winds

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SpaceX postpones satellite launch from California due to winds, reschedules for Thursday. More>>

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution. More>>

Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100 Video included

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Syrian activists, paramedics say 98 people were killed in government shelling of rebel-held Damascus suburbs on Monday. More>>

With new elections near, US strains to curb Russia meddling

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The first congressional primaries are just two weeks away, and the U.S. government has done little so far to aggressively combat the kind of Russian election interference that's been revealed. More>>

Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence

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Survivors of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead are channeling their anger and sadness into action. More>>

Shulkin intends to stay in VA post with White House support

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, fighting for political survival, says he has the president's trust and will stay in his job. More>>

The Latest: Envoy says US extends hand to Palestinians

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Israel's U.N. ambassador is accusing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of refusing direct peace negotiations with Israel and is calling him "the problem" _ not the solution. More>>

The Latest: Group says Syria death toll tops 100 for the day

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The Latest: UNICEF's 'blank' statement decries killings of scores, including children, in rebel-held Damascus suburb. More>>

Satellite launch from California is delayed

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A SpaceX satellite launch from California that could create a spectacular aerial display has been delayed. More>>

17 Turks reach Greek island, to apply for asylum in Greece

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A group of 17 Turks who reached a Greek island by dinghy from Turkey are seeking political asylum in Greece, authorities in Athens said Tuesday. More>>

New rebellion against wind energy stalls or stops projects

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New rebellion against wind energy stalls or stops turbine projects. More>>

Czechs to open satellite center to serve intelligence, NATO

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The Czech Republic's army says it is planning to open a new satellite center to serve the country's military intelligence and NATO. More>>

IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

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Islamic State militants ambush Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary force, killing at least 27 fighters. More>>

Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017

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An Israeli settler leader says the number of settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year. More>>

Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

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Syrian state TV says pro-government forces will start entering Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin 'within hours'. More>>

The Latest: Turkey denies reports that Syria will aid Kurds

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The Latest: Turkey threatens to battle Syrian government troops if they enter Syrian enclave to protect Kurdish fighters. More>>

West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homes

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West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands in once-quiet part of Burkina Faso flee. More>>

Case against activists threatens Kuwait's political openness

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Case against dozens over 2011 parliament storming renews threat to Kuwait's unique political openness, a Gulf rarity. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump lashes out on Russia probe

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies absolving Russia of election meddling despite his trail of doubts about Moscow's involvement. More>>

Turkey renames US Embassy street after Syria offensive

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Turkish authorities have renamed a street where the U.S. Embassy sits on after Turkey's military offensive in Syria that had led to tensions between the allies. More>>

Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

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Thousands of US troops, billions of dollars helped bring down IS but as Americans draw down, old problems remain. More>>

Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

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Philippine police say authorities have arrested an Arab man who they believe is a former commander of the Islamic State group. More>>

For Duckworth, a baby will bring down yet another barrier

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More barriers coming down as Sen. Tammy Duckworth prepares to have a baby, turn the Senate into a mom-friendly workplace and bolster the nation's disability law. More>>

Israeli PM Netanyahu to Iran: Don't test Israel's resolve

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an international agreement with Iran has emboldened the regime in Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region. More>>

Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

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One of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for interfering in the American presidential election says the US justice system is unfair. More>>

Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth doesn't blend in, and that's the way she likes it, and now, with a baby due in April, she'll be the first senator to give birth while in office. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on collapse of immigration effort

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump cuts protections for young immigrants months ago, then blames Democrats for abandoning them. More>>

Russia: 5 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect

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Russian news agency Tass is reporting that a gunman opened fire on people leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing four and wounding four others. More>>

Job center for Syrians opens in Jordan refugee camp

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A job center has opened in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of a EU-backed policy shift meant to improve life for Syrians in regional host countries. More>>

Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

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The case of a Minnesota woman accused of setting fires on a college campus last month in a self-professed act of jihad raises questions about whether law enforcement could have done more to stop her. More>>

Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

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A passenger in the vehicle that was fired on outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. More>>

Pistorius prosecutor sets sights on South Africa's Zuma

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Former South African state prosecutor who led case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is prepared to take legal action against ex-president Jacob Zuma. More>>

The Latest: Iran vows to respond if US gives up on nuke deal

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel "will never allow the rewriting of the historical truth" about the Holocaust _ a statement that comes as tensions between Israel and Poland over the issue flare anew. More>>

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in serious trouble after police recommended bribery and other charges against him. More>>

Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves 'no collusion' Video included

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Trump over-reaches to claim Russian indictment is proof of 'no collusion'. More>>

The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weapons

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White House official says US thinks it is "extremely unlikely" Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweet undercuts McMaster Russia claims

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U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. More>>

Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

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Syrian Kurdish news outlets and Syria's state-run news agency say six civilians have suffered breathing difficulties after what they say was a poison gas attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin. More>>

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

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A Navy officer on a U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets says American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever "international law allows us" when asked if China's new islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. More>>

Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Nigeria

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Trio of suicide bombers kill at least 18 at crowded market in northern Nigeria. More>>

Ethiopia vows no military takeover amid latest emergency

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No Ethiopia military takeover, defense minister says amid new 6-month state of emergency. More>>

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in serious trouble after police recommended bribery and other charges against him. More>>

The Latest: Kosovo president laments EU disunity on status

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Britain's prime minister seeks 'deep' EU security partnership. More>>

Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

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The Israeli military says one of its tanks has struck an observation post in the southern Gaza Strip in response to the detonation of an explosive device along its border. More>>

Jordan's military says it foiled smuggling plot: report

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The state news agency Petra reports that Jordan's military says it has foiled a plot to smuggle in weapons, drugs and terrorists by using an old pipeline linking the kingdom with Syria and Iraq. More>>

UK blames Russian military for 'malicious' cyberattack

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Britain says the Russian government was behind a cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe last year. More>>

Top German diplomat: 'We no longer recognize our America'

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Germany's foreign minister says that as China's influence on the world stage rises, the U.S. and Europe need to return to historical bonds and work together or risk getting left behind. More>>

Turkey: 6 journalists sentenced to life in prison

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a court in Istanbul has sentenced six journalists accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt to life prison terms. More>>

Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on

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Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are hiding from bombs and airstrikes in caves and basements, trapped in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin nearly a month into a Turkish offensive. More>>

Commerce Dept. backs tariffs on imported aluminum and steel

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Commerce Department recommends sanctions on aluminum and steel imports. More>>

Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

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The International Criminal Court says it has received over 1 million statements from Afghans claiming to be victims of war crimes. More>>

Challenges ahead as Kosovo, Europe's newest nation, turns 10

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It's been 10 years after Kosovo declared independence from Serbia and nearly two decades after it was engulfed in war between ethnic Albanian separatists and Yugoslav forces. More>>

House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill

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The Senate has wrestled itself into an immigration stalemate, leaving hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in limbo. More>>

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

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A Bangladesh Cabinet minister says he has given a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries. More>>

VA's chief of staff steps down after travel flap

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The Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency's chief of staff has stepped down after an investigation found she had doctored emails to justify Secretary David Shulkin's wife accompanying him on an European trip at taxpayer expense. More>>

Sheriff didn't pursue sex case against Texas church gunman

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Sheriff's deputies didn't pursue a sexual assault investigation against the man who shot and killed 26 people at a Texas church even though the woman reporting it signed a complaint detailing the alleged attack. More>>

Pakistan scrambles to avoid terror financing watch list

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Pakistan is scrambling to steer clear of a global watch list for terrorism financing, the latest U.S. pressure tactic to get its difficult ally to crack down on militants crossing the border to fight in Afghanistan. More>>

With Koreas Olympic thaw, war-split families want reunions

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War-separated Korean families hopes for reunions amid Olympic-inspired detente mood. More>>

Key senator to stop blocking US arms sales to Persian Gulf

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A key U.S. senator says he will no longer block Persian Gulf nations from buying American-made lethal weapons even though the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors remains in a stalemate. More>>

Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns

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Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns laws. More>>

German reporter freed from Turkish jail, pending trial

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A journalist working for a German newspaper who was detained in Turkey for more than a year is being released from jail pending trial, German officials and his lawyer said Friday. More>>

Al-Qaida fighter, absent from court, gets life in prison

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A self-described al-Qaida "warrior" who was in a firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead has been sentenced to life in prison. More>>

Pentagon watchdog raises doubts about Afghan war progress

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A Pentagon watchdog agency is raising fresh doubts about progress in the 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan. More>>

US intel sees signs of Russian meddling in midterms Video included

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The nation's top intelligence officials say the U.S. is seeing signs of Russian meddling in upcoming midterm elections. More>>

UN chief: Beware nuclear North Korea, back global unity

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Dozens of world leaders, top defense officials and diplomats are gathering in southern Germany for an influential security conference amid growing strains between the U.S. and other NATO nations and Russia over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. More>>

Did the FBI miss a warning before Florida school shooting? Video included

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The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising questions about whether the FBI missed a warning that might have headed off a mass killing. More>>

US, Turkey return from brink, aim to 'normalize' ties

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Dozens of demonstrators have marched to a building where the top U.S. and Turkish diplomats are meeting in a bid to ease one of the worst tensions in years between the two NATO allies. More>>

Germany arrests suspected member of al-Shabab militia

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German authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Somali man on suspicion of being a member of the extremist militia al-Shabab. More>>

Pakistan to send troops to Saudi Arabia on training mission

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Pakistan's military says it is sending troops to assist Saudi Arabia on a training mission but that they will not be deployed in conflict zones outside the kingdom. More>>

Russian mother grieves for son killed by US strike in Syria

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For Russian mother Farkhanur Gavrilova, the blow came a week ago when an acquaintance called her to say her son was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria that pitted Russian and U.S. combatants against each other for the first time in the Syrian war. More>>

Russia: 5 citizens probably killed by US strike in Syria

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After a week of swirling controversy, Russia has acknowledged that five of its citizens may have been killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, the first time Russians have died at U.S. hands in Syria. More>>

Tense times in US-Turkey relations as officials huddle

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States and Turkey are having an open dialogue about their growing differences over the fight in Syria, and are "finding common ground.". More>>

'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills Video included

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A bipartisan agreement on the status of young immigrants and a border wall with Mexico has emerged from a group of 16 senators. More>>

The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims Video included

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The police officer who arrested the high school shooting suspect in Florida says the teen looked like a "typical high school student" when he spotted him walking away from the school. More>>

Court received 1.17 million war crimes claims from Afghans

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The International Criminal Court says it has received over 1 million statements from Afghans claiming to be victims of war crimes. More>>

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

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Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively prosecuted dozens of journalists and worked in other ways to suppress and discredit the media. More>>

The Latest: White House blasts Democrats over immigration

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A bipartisan agreement on the status of young immigrants and a border wall with Mexico has emerged from a group of 16 senators. More>>

US says detainee studied in Louisiana, became IS fighter

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US denies plan for 'bloody nose' strike on North Korea

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2 freed after shots fired at SUV in NSA campus confrontation

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The American prosecutor working to bring to justice former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army accused of crimes against ethnic Serbs in Kosovo's war for independence is stepping down at the end of next month. More>>

UN: Afghan civilian casualties decreased 9 percent in 2017

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UN says number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan decreased by 9 percent in 2017. More>>

Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law

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$30 billion pledged in Kuwait at summit to rebuild Iraq

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New fronts open in Syria even as Assad pushes toward victory, fight against Islamic State group draws to end. More>>

Admiral says North Korea aiming to reunify Korean Peninsula

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The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's long-term goal is to reunify the divided Korean Peninsula under his totalitarian regime. More>>

Group of senators reaches immigration deal on Dreamers, wall

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President Donald Trump is sending a message to the Senate on immigration: Pass a bill based on his priorities. More>>

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  • Billy Graham mourned as body taken to his namesake library

    Billy Graham mourned as body taken to his namesake library

    Sunday, February 25 2018 8:37 PM EST2018-02-26 01:37:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File). FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at h...(AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File). FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at h...
    The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.More >>
    The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.More >>
  • Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed

    Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed

    Sunday, February 25 2018 8:37 PM EST2018-02-26 01:37:03 GMT
    The head of the Broward County Sheriff's Office says only one of his deputies was on the scene of a shooting at a Florida high school that resulted in 17 deaths.More >>
    The head of the Broward County Sheriff's Office says only one of his deputies was on the scene of a shooting at a Florida high school that resulted in 17 deaths.More >>
  • Billy Graham had pride and regret on civil rights issues

    Billy Graham had pride and regret on civil rights issues

    Sunday, February 25 2018 8:36 PM EST2018-02-26 01:36:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File). FILE - In this June 12, 2003 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham preaches in Oklahoma City, Okla. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at his home in North Carolina's mountains at age 99, reached hundreds of millions o...(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File). FILE - In this June 12, 2003 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham preaches in Oklahoma City, Okla. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at his home in North Carolina's mountains at age 99, reached hundreds of millions o...
    The Rev. Billy Graham had a complicated role in race relations, particularly when confronting segregation in his native South.More >>
    The Rev. Billy Graham had a complicated role in race relations, particularly when confronting segregation in his native South.More >>