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After cease-fire, Israel captures Gaza assailant on border

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The Israeli military says it has shot at and captured a Palestinian who approached the Gaza perimeter fence and hurled grenades into Israel. More>>

Asian leaders push toward pacts on South China Sea, trade

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Southeast Asian leaders and China are touting progress in keeping peace in the contentious South China Sea as they work toward a "code of conduct" in the region. More>>

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

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Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered a drug that it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential impending attacks against the United States. More>>

Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya 'without excuse'

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US Vice President Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya was 'without excuse,' but Suu Kyi rebuffs criticism. More>>

Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

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After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it. More>>

D-Day for May as she seeks backing for draft Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face her divided Cabinet in a bid to win support for a draft Brexit deal with the European Union. More>>

The Latest: Israeli leader says Hamas begged for cease-fire

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Gaza's militant Hamas rulers "begged for a cease-fire and they know why.". More>>

EU border agency says migrant arrivals set to hit 5-year low

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The European Union's border agency says 2018 is likely to see the lowest number of unauthorized migrant arrivals in five years. More>>

Ukraine's Hungarian minority threatened by new education law

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The Hungarian minority in western Ukraine is distressed by parts of new education law that could eliminate the use of minority languages in schools after the 4th grade. More>>

Pope warns against telling lies, says 'to gossip is to kill'

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Pope warns against telling lies and says 'to gossip is to kill'. More>>

Chaotic Sri Lankan Parliament rejects president's chosen PM

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Sri Lanka's Parliament has passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman hastily sworn in as prime minister last month. More>>

Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

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Pilots say Boeing didn't tell them about features of a new flight-control system that reportedly is part of investigation into deadly crash. More>>

US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan

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The U.S. government says it is working to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. More>>

BTS's agency apologizes over band member's A-bomb shirt

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The agency for the South Korean band BTS has apologized for a member wearing a T-shirt depicting an atomic bombing. More>>

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

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Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy says Britain and the European Union are "almost within touching distance" of a Brexit deal after another late-night negotiating session. More>>

Spain considers ban on sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040

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Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040. More>>

AP Interview: US VP's wife champions art therapy in Japan

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Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, has announced a $54,000 grant at a Japanese university for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has chosen as her cause under the Trump administration. More>>

WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo

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The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission. More>>

'Unusual air activity' over Ireland sparks investigation

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Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland. More>>

What's in a number? Dutchman, 69, seeks age change to 49

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Self-styled positivity guru Emile Ratelband says age is just a number and he wants his changed. More>>

France seizes jet at takeoff after Ryanair doesn't pay bill

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French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline. More>>

Norway says Russia jammed GPS signal during NATO drill

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The Norwegian Defense Ministry says it is aware that Russian forces in the Arctic disturbed the GPS signal during a recent, large NATO drill in Norway. More>>

Cease-fire takes hold between Israel and Hamas Video included

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Israeli medical services say rocket fired from Gaza hits apartment building in southern Israel, killing 1. More>>

Bolton says tape doesn't link Saudi prince to critic's death

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Trump's national security adviser says people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates the Saudi crown prince in his death. More>>

Sri Lankan top court suspends decree dissolving Parliament

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Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has suspended the president's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections, opening the way for lawmakers to vote on whether to accept his earlier ouster of the prime minister. More>>

Child kickboxing debated in Thailand after 13-year-old dies

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The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a boxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban child boxing. More>>

Cambodia accuses 11 pregnant women of breaking surrogacy law

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A Cambodian court has charged 11 pregnant women and seven other people with violating laws against surrogate births; Cambodia outlawed surrogacy in 2016 after becoming a destination for foreign parents. More>>

Pink diamond sells for more than $50M, setting world record

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Christie's has sold the "Pink Legacy" diamond at auction for more than $50 million including fees, saying it's a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond. More>>

Trump right and wrong on 'French' wine tariffs

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Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines here: Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union. More>>

Handwritten Einstein letter auctioned off for nearly $40,000

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A handwritten letter written by Albert Einstein warning of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis rose to power has been sold for nearly $40,000. More>>

The Latest: UN Security Council takes no action on Gaza

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The Latest: Hamas threatens to fire rockets at Israeli towns of Ashdod, Beersheba if Israel continues airstrikes. More>>

Italy's doesn't budge in clash with EU over budget deficit

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The International Monetary Fund is warning that Italy's plan to sharply increase spending carries "substantial" risks and would leave the country vulnerable to market turmoil. More>>

Rohingya fearful of doctors keep faith healers in business

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Despite newfound access to medical care in Bangladesh's refugee camps, many Rohingya still seek out traditional faith healers. More>>

UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan

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The U.N. human rights chief says the government of Bangladesh should halt plans to repatriate over 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying such a move would endanger their lives. More>>

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

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A wheelchair used by Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost 300,000 pounds ($393,000), while a copy of the scientist's doctoral thesis fetched almost 585,000 pounds ($767,000). More>>

Premier: Romania ready for EU presidency amid EU criticism

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Romania's prime minister dismisses suggestions that the country is not prepared to take over the rotating presidency of the European Union next year. More>>

Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

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Slovakia's president has condemned a move by the country's police, which started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption. More>>

German Playboy regrets misquoting Morricone in interview

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The German edition of Playboy magazine says a freelance reporter may have misquoted Ennio Morricone in an interview published in its latest edition, in which the legendary Italian film composer appears to blast director Quentin Tarantino. More>>

In Mexico caravan, LGBTQ migrants stick together for safety

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Dozens of transgender women and gay men in a migrant caravan moving through Mexico with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States have banded together for protection from their fellow travelers. More>>

US says Europe needs diversity from Russian energy supplies

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies to cut its dependency on Russia. More>>

Macedonia to seek arrest in Hungary of former prime minister

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Authorities say Macedonia will seek the arrest with an international warrant of conservative former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski after confirming he fled to Hungary to avoid serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption. More>>

More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

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A new report says more women in the poorest countries are using contraception, signifying progress in efforts to make women involved in family planning. More>>

Red bull drawn in Indonesian cave dated to 40,000 years ago

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Oldest known animal drawing is a red silhouette of a bull-like creature found on a cave wall in Indonesia. More>>

Russian opposition leader Navalny barred from leaving Russia

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says that he's been barred from leaving Russia. More>>

Italian journalists protest against governing party insults

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Italian journalists have protested across the country against insults from prominent figures in the governing 5-Star Movement. More>>

Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

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Greece's culture ministry says archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost ancient city that, according to tradition, was first settled by Trojan war captives after the Greek sack of Troy. More>>

UK police make arrest in hunt for 'Friends' lookalike thief

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British police say they have arrested a suspect in their hunt for a shoplifter who bears a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer on the TV show "Friends.". More>>

Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption

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Ethiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country's attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm. More>>

Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

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Congo's health ministry says the latest Ebola outbreak has now become the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases. More>>

UN heartened by Libya commitments ahead of 2019 conference

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Italy's premier has hosted a meeting of Libya's rival leaders on the sidelines of a conference aiming to help its former colony crack down on Islamic militants and human trafficking. More>>

Iran, feeling sanctions bite, looks for outlet in Iraq

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Iran, already feeling the bite of U.S. sanctions, is turning to its neighbor Iraq to soak up some of its exports in agriculture, manufacturing, and energy. More>>

Chemical attack investigative team to start work next year

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The global chemical weapons watchdog's chief says that a new investigative team being set up to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks in Syria will start work early next year. More>>

At Southeast Asian summit, pushback against going it alone

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The potential damage to the regional and world trade brought on by President Donald Trump's trade battle with Beijing looms as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore. More>>

More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing

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UN report says Earth's protective ozone layer is healing thanks to ban of ozone-depleting chemicals. More>>

Russia reports computer bug on International Space Station

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Russia's space agency says that one of the International Space Station's computers has malfunctioned but the glitch doesn't pose any risks to the crew. More>>

China's premier reassures region on growth, South China Sea

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the country needs reforms to support business to help drive growth as it weathers a trade war with the U.S., rather than more economic stimulus. More>>

2 tremors hit near Greek island within 7 minutes

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Two new aftershocks have hit the western Greek island of Zakynthos, the Athens Institute of Geodynamics reports. More>>

Former SS guard testifies he was aware of camp conditions

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A 94-year-old former SS guard says he was aware of the terrible conditions endured by prisoners in the Stutthof concentration camp but did not take part in atrocities against them. More>>

Pope gives Vatican's sex abuse expert new role amid crisis

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Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican's most experienced sex crimes investigator in a sign that he's looking to improve the Holy See's response to abuse amid a credibility crisis rocking the church. More>>

France recalls horror of 2015 attacks, foils new plots

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The French interior minister, speaking as France marked the third anniversary Tuesday of gun and bomb attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds, says the nation's security services have foiled six terror attacks this year. More>>

Turkey: 'Atrocious' recording suggests killer used drugs

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Turkey's president says his country is "patiently" waiting for Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman to shed light on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last month. More>>

Stocks recover from tech sell-off, oil down on Trump warning

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Most Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street tech sell-off; Chinese markets gain after report Xi adviser might visit Washington. More>>

US analysts locate secret North Korean missile sites

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U.S. analysts say they have located more than half of an estimated 20 secret North Korean missile development facilities. More>>

Germany: Male nurse suspected of killing 6 elderly patients

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German authorities say a male nurse is suspected of killing six elderly patients, and attempting to kill at least three more over a period of almost a year. More>>

Jerusalem picks new mayor in round 2 of municipal elections

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Israelis pick mayors in dozens of locations across country, with main focus on the largest city of Jerusalem. More>>

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

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Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony from two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections. More>>

Ukrainians protest as gas dispute leaves scores freezing

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Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are left without heating due a long-standing dispute between the national gas company and regional utility providers. More>>

Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker

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Norway's navy says one of its frigates has almost completely gone under water after an oil tanker rammed into it last week, tearing a large hole in its side. More>>

Facebook blocks fake accounts but election battle goes on

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Facebook blocks more accounts to fight meddling during US midterm elections. More>>

All school kidnapping captives freed, says Cameroon leader

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A leader of the Cameroon church school where 79 students and three staff were abducted in the country's troubled northwest more than a week ago says the principal and all remaining students and staff have been released. More>>

Bishops delay votes on combating church sex abuse crisis

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U.S. Catholic bishops will delay for at least several months any action on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis that is rocking the church. More>>

Pence, Abe agree on North Korea sanctions, new trade talks

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Pence and Abe meet to discuss bilateral trade and touch base on their policies on North Korea before regional summits. More>>

EU, UK inch closer to a deal as Brexit hangs in the balance

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Britain and the European Union are inching inched toward agreement on a Brexit deal, but British Prime Minister Theresa May faces intensifying pressure from feuding pro-EU and pro-Brexit factions of her divided Conservative government. More>>

Afghan leader tells US audience that Taliban not winning war

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is denying the Taliban is winning the war in Afghanistan despite a continuing wave of deadly militant attacks and signs the militants are expanding areas under their control. More>>

China postpones on allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

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China says it is suspending rule changes allowing the trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts, following an outcry from environmental groups. More>>

50 countries vow to fight cybercrime - US and Russia don't

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Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them. More>>

Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion Video included

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Gaza-Israel flare-up kills Israeli officer, 7 Palestinians in coastal strip amid late-night burst of violence. More>>

Migrant caravan moves to western Mexico city of Guadalajara

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Several thousand Central American migrants marked a month on the road Monday as they hitched rides to the western Mexico city of Guadalajara and toward the U.S. border. More>>

Turkish Cypriot leader: mix region's gas, send via Turkey

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The leader of Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriots says an accord reunifying the ethnically split island nation could unlock a deal to convey gas discovered in fields off Israel, Egypt and Cyprus to markets through neighboring Turkey's pipeline network. More>>

Pakistan frees 2 Taliban members as US envoy visits region

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Pakistan has released two Taliban officials during U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's latest visit to the region, in what could be part of American efforts to revive peace talks with the insurgent group, which now controls nearly half of Afghanistan. More>>

S. Korea sends tangerines to North in return for mushrooms

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South Korea has airlifted thousands of boxes of tangerines to North Korea in return for the North's large shipments of pine mushrooms in September. More>>

The Latest: UN, Egypt working to end Gaza fighting

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The Israeli military says a bus has been hit by fire from the Gaza Strip as air raid sirens sound throughout southern Israel. More>>

Man at center of Nobel body scandal tests rape conviction

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The man at the center of the scandal at the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature has arrived at a Swedish appeals court in handcuffs, hoping his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence will be reversed. More>>

Macedonian police issue arrest warrant for former PM

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Macedonian police have issued an arrest warrant for the country's former prime minister, who has been convicted to serve a two-year prison sentence over corruption-related charges. More>>

Congo opposition parties quits pact to back sole candidate

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Members of two of the leading opposition parties in Congo now say they do not back a presidential candidate who was chosen by a coalition. More>>

German far-right politician under fire over Swiss donations

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The co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany party is under fire for receiving dubious campaign donations from abroad. More>>

Leaders meet in Italy to find settlement in Libya

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A gathering of leaders of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens in Sicily. More>>

China's annual shopping frenzy shatters records again

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Shoppers in China have once again broken records after spending more than $14 billion within the first two hours of an annual online retail frenzy. More>>

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits

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The U.N. atomic watchdog is preparing to release its latest report on whether Iran continues to comply with the 2015 deal aimed at keeping Tehran from building nuclear weapons in exchange for incentives. More>>

Migrant caravan moves on to central Mexico city of Irapuato

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Thousands of Central American migrants bedded down under tents and tarps at a stadium in the central Mexican city of Queretaro after a day spent traveling north by metro, foot and hitched rides from the country's capital. More>>

Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

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A Chinese technology startup has begun selling software that recognizes people by their body shape and how they walk, enabling identification when faces are hidden from cameras. More>>

Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruption

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Ethiopia has arrested 63 intelligence officials, military personnel and businesspeople on allegations of rights violations and corruption, the country's attorney general announced Monday. More>>

Romanian leader says country not ready for EU presidency

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Romania's president says that his country is not equipped to take over the presidency of the European Union on Jan.1. More>>

The Latest: Nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within deal limits

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The U.N. atomic watchdog says Iran continues to stay within the limitations set by the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers, aimed at keeping Tehran from building nuclear weapons in exchange for incentives. More>>

Fake images of woman acquitted of blasphemy roil Pakistan

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Images said to show acquitted Christian woman out of Pakistan prompt death threats, incite radical Islamists. More>>

The Latest: Bulgaria says it won't sign UN migration pact

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Bulgarian officials are signaling the country will not sign a global pact to promote safe and orderly migration, saying that it would harm national interests. More>>

Turkey: 4 migrants killed, 6 missing after boats sinks

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Turkey's state-run news agency is reporting that the country's coast guard has recovered four bodies and is still searching for six missing migrants after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea. More>>

UK leader: Response to Skripal attack hurt Russia spying

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says the West's response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia's intelligence capability. More>>

Jury convicts UK far-right couple who named son after Hitler

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A British couple with neo-Nazi views who named their son after Adolf Hitler have been convicted of membership in an outlawed far-right group. More>>

Pence in Japan to discuss trade, N. Korea before summits

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Tokyo to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits. More>>

1 year after Mugabe fall, Zimbabwe asks 'what has changed?'

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One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. A year later Zimbabwe's economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain, bringing some Zimbabweans to ask 'What has changed?'. More>>

Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 4

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Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill at least 20 members of security forces in fighting in eastern Ghazni province. More>>

The Latest: Germany's Seehofer to remain interior minister

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Germany's interior ministry is naming a long-time civil servant to head the country's domestic intelligence agency. More>>

Sri Lankan president: I dissolved Parliament to avoid fight

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Sri Lanka's president said he dissolved Parliament to avoid possible violence if a vote had to be taken to decide which prime minister had the majority support. More>>

UN refugee agency warns against returning Rohingya refugees

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The United Nations refugee agency is cautioning against the repatriation at this time of ethnic Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape army-led violence in Myanmar. More>>

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

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Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels are voting for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West. More>>

In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging 'old demons'

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Commemorations are underway around the world to mark the moment 100 years ago when the slaughter of World War I finally stopped. More>>

WWI descendants see armistice through prism of personal pain

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Shrapnel blasted apart Australian soldier William Kearsey's face during World War I. Kearsey survived because of the friend who pulled from a trench and eventually would undergo 28 facial reconstruction surgeries. More>>

Women's role in WWI underplayed at Armistice weekend

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The role women played in World War I has been largely overlooked by leaders marking the centenary of the armistice. More>>

After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

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President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are seeking to diffuse tensions over comments by both leaders that threatened to cast a shadow over a weekend celebration marking 100 years since the end of World War I. More>>

Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

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Israel's prime minister is rebuffing criticism of the transfer of $15 million from Qatar to Gaza's militant Hamas rulers, saying it is "the right step" at the moment. More>>

The Latest: Leaders discuss Ukraine elections at Paris meet

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Poland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent state with a multitude of events across the country, including marches and the national hymn being sung publicly in more than 600 towns. More>>

The Latest: Trump, Macron try to project unity

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President Donald Trump is assuring that the United States will "help" with European defense but repeated his insistence that nations on the continent pay their fair share. More>>

Poland marks centenary of its national rebirth at end of WWI

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Poland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent state with a multitude of event across the country, including marches and the national hymn being sung publicly in more than 600 towns. More>>

Romans have their say on breakdown-prone mass transit agency

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Romans are having their say at the ballot box on their breakdown-prone, strike-plagued mass transit agency. More>>

Congo opposition parties unite behind presidential candidate

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Opposition parties in Congo say they are rallying behind one candidate in hopes it will improve his chances of winning next month's presidential election. More>>

Fighting rages street-to-street in Yemen's key port city

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Yemeni officials say street battles are raging in several areas of the contested port city of Hodeida, where a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition is trying to drive out Iran-backed Shiite rebels. More>>

Israel postpones decision on church lands bill

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Israel has postponed discussion on a bill that would allow the state to seize church lands that have been sold to private developers. More>>

Iran arrests ex-minister of welfare over financial fraud

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Iran's official IRNA news agency says authorities have arrested the former minister of welfare and social security for financial fraud. More>>

US-backed Syrian fighters resume offensive against IS

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say they have resumed their ground offensive against the Islamic State group in the last territories they control in eastern Syria. More>>

Australia's Julie Bishop cautions over rise in populism

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Australian member of parliament Julie Bishop says "hard-edged unilateralism" from the United States has left a vacuum as she called on world leaders to think about the long-term consequences of rising populism and protectionism. More>>

Spain police find 2 bodies in boat carrying migrants, drugs

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Spanish police say they have recovered the bodies of two Moroccans from a boat that reached Spain's coast after crossing the Mediterranean Sea with migrants and a hashish shipment. More>>

Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia's capital

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Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday's bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured. More>>

Iranian border guards kill 2, wound 3 Pakistanis

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A Pakistani official says Iranian border guards have killed two people trying to cross over through an illegal route from the Panjgur district in Baluchistan. More>>

Russia protests journalist's interrogation at US airport

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Russia's Foreign Ministry is complaining that the interrogation of a website editor at a U.S. airport shows authorities are persecuting Russian journalists. More>>

Man in UK arrested after police van stolen

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British police say a man has been arrested after a thief stole a marked police van from the police department parking lot. More>>

Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. More>>

Saudi coalition in Yemen, under pressure, ends US refueling

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says it has "requested cessation of inflight refueling" by the U.S. for its fighter jets. More>>

Jordan opens shelter as flash flood death toll climbs to 12

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Death toll from flash floods unleashed by heavy rains in Jordan rises to 12, as searches for the missing continue and kingdom's ancient city of Petra is closed for cleanup. More>>

Ex-IS captive says son died in her lap from militant fire

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A Syrian woman liberated from captivity says Islamic State group militants kept them in dire conditions. More>>

Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

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A weekend of commemorations involving dozens of world leaders to mark 100 years since the end of World War I is underway, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicking off the events in France and elsewhere with a visit to a cemetery. More>>

The Latest: Macron recalls lessons from failed WWI peace

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A weekend of commemorations involving dozens of world leaders to mark 100 years since the end of World War I is underway, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicking off the events in France and elsewhere with a visit to a cemetery. More>>

Egypt's newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

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A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds. More>>

Migrant caravan heads north after departing Mexico City

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Almost 4,000 Central American migrants prepared to depart a stadium in southern Mexico City early Saturday for the longest and most dangerous stretch of a trek to the U.S. border that has drawn fire from President Donald Trump. More>>

Spice Girls add 5 shows as ticket demand skyrockets

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It seems British fans can't get enough of the soon-to-be reunited Spice Girls. More>>

Lebanon's Hezbollah says it won't give up its rockets

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The head of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah says his country should not give in to diplomatic pressure seeking to strip his group of its rocket arsenal. More>>

Ugandan pop star-politician performs 1st show since jailing

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Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine stages 1st concert since being charged with treason. More>>

US to stop refueling of Saudi aircraft in Yemen war

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U.S. officials say the Pentagon is moving to stop refueling Saudi Arabian aircraft fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen. More>>

EU's Tusk likens Polish govt to contemporary 'Bolsheviks'

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Donald Tusk, the head of the European Council and a former Polish prime minister, has denounced Poland's ruling populists as "contemporary Bolsheviks" who can be defeated. More>>

UK ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit

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A former U.K. minister says others may step down from the government to protest Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan. More>>

Polish leaders to walk with nationalists on Independence Day

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The Polish government and the organizers of a yearly march of nationalists say they have agreed to hold a joint march on Poland's Independence Day. More>>

Yemeni rebel minister flees Sanaa, defects to Saudi Arabia

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Yemeni rebel information minister flees Sanaa with family, defects to Saudi Arabia. More>>

Artists, intellectuals call for 'European Republic'

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Artists and intellectuals across Europe are calling for the founding of a continentwide republic to replace its many nation states. More>>

Man's harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shift

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One man's journey to the United States from his home in the poor West African nation of Mauritania was a dangerous and arduous one. More>>

Tapping Trump's thigh, Macron seeks to defuse tensions

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First the never-ending handshake, then the dandruff brush _ and now the thigh tap. More>>

The Latest: Greece arrests 2 migrant traffickers

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Greek police say they have arrested two Pakistani migrant traffickers operating from Turkey. More>>

Report: Russian charged by US seen at Libya military meeting

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A Russian newspaper says video released by the self-styled Libyan National Army shows a businessman allegedly linked to a private contractor that sent mercenaries to Syria at a meeting with the head of the Libyan army and top Russian military officials. More>>

Rome mayor found not guilty in case of City Hall appointment

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Rome's embattled mayor is in court for the last day of her trial for allegedly lying over a City Hall appointment that could decide her political fate. More>>

Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

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Police in Barcelona have briefly clashed with Catalan separatists who are protesting a rally by Spain's national police forces in the Mediterranean city. More>>

Ukraine transfers noted church to Constantinople patriarch

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Ukraine has turned over one of the most famous Orthodox churches in the capital for permanent use by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. More>>

Events canceled, editor expelled: Hong Kong's losing freedom

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Concerns have been raised about freedom of expression in Hong Kong following the cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow an editor from the Financial Times to enter the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. More>>

Australia police: Melbourne attacker also planned explosion

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Police say a man who fatally stabbed another and injured two others in central Melbourne had also planned to set off an explosion. More>>

Turkey ammunition depot blast killed 7 soldiers, wounded 25

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Turkey's president says four soldiers were killed and around 20 others were injured in Friday night's explosion at an ammunition depot at a base in southeast Turkey. More>>

AP EXPLAINS: Pakistani Christians, an embattled minority

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AP EXPLAINS: Pakistani Christians, an impoverished minority struggling in an increasingly radical atmosphere. More>>

Serbia holds military drills amid Kosovo tensions

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Serbia is holding large military drills to mark 100 years since the end of World War I in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions with Kosovo. More>>

2 Koreas complete the disarming of 22 guard posts

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Officials say the North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts as they continue to implement a wide-ranging agreement reached in September to reduce tensions. More>>

Sri Lanka president dissolves Parliament, calls for election

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Sri Lanka's president has dissolved Parliament and called for Jan. 5 elections in a bid to stave off a deepening crisis over his dismissal of the prime minister that opponents say is unconstitutional. More>>

Van carrying migrants crashes; boy killed, 27 others injured

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Greek police say that a 4-year-old Iraqi boy has been killed and 27 others injured when a van carrying migrants struck a truck while fleeing police in northern Greece. More>>

From first shot to silence of peace: Timeline of World War I

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Timeline of World War I. More>>

China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea

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Even as the United States and China butt heads over trade, their top diplomats and defense chiefs will be meeting in Washington Friday looking to tamp down tensions on other issues. More>>

Sri Lanka president dissolves Parliament, calls for election

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Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved Parliament and called for fresh elections amid a deepening political crisis. More>>

Hundreds of migrants leave Mexico City headed for border

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Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the U.S. border. More>>

UN: 445,000 Yemenis have fled Hodeida area

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The United Nations' refugee agency says most of the population of Yemen's Hodeida has been forced to flee amid a Saudi-led coalition offensive to take the key Red Sea port city from the country's Shiite rebels. More>>

US expands sanctions over Russia activities in Ukraine

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The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on three individuals and nine entities over what it said was Russia's "malign" activity in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. More>>

Japanese TV cancels BTS show over band member's A-bomb shirt

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Japanese TV appearance of the Korean band BTS over reports a member wore a T-shirt with an image of an atomic bombing juxtaposed with the celebration of Korea's liberation from Japan after World War II. More>>

Trump opens armistice visit to France with jab at Macron

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President Donald Trump is heading to Paris on a post-midterms trip to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. More>>

A century after fighting for Paris, leaders mark armistice

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Victors and vanquished from World War I meet this weekend to mark the centennial of the armistice, and the biggest ceremony will be at Arc de Triomphe in Paris where some 60 leaders will mark the cease-fire. More>>

Australian police say stabbing attack linked to terrorism

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Australian police say they believe an attack by a knife-wielding man who stabbed two people, one fatally, in the country's second-largest city is linked to terrorism. More>>

Ex-IS captive recalls captivity, seeing her son killed

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A Syrian father and activists say Islamic State militants shot and killed two children during an operation by the Syrian military to liberate a group of hostages from southern Syria held by the group. More>>

Norway to suspend defense gear exports to Saudi Arabia

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Norway's foreign minister says the country will suspend issuing new licenses to export defense-related equipment to Saudi Arabia. More>>

Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

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Flash floods driven by heavy rains kill 4 in Jordan, drive hundreds of visitors from the kingdom's ancient city of Petra. More>>

The Latest: China scolds US over presence in South China Sea

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China is telling the U.S. to stop sending American ships and military aircraft close to islands that Beijing claims in the South China Sea. More>>

Turkey: 25 soldiers hurt by exploding ordnance, 7 missing

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Turkey's Defense Ministry says 25 soldiers were injured in what it said was an accident that occurred during the firing of heavy weapon ordnance. More>>

Italian populist leader 'guarantees' nation won't exit euro

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An Italian government leader says he guarantees Brussels both that Italy won't exit the euro currency and will honor the deficit limit it has set. More>>

Kuwait's public works minister resigns amid severe flooding

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Kuwait's Minster of Public Works Hussam al-Roumi has resigned amid massive flooding across the country. More>>

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