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Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

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Trump and the new politics of honoring families of the fallen. More>>

5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congress

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Much of it will be held behind closed doors, but journalists and academics _ and more than a billion Chinese citizens _ will be closely watching for hints signaling change at this week's twice-every-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party. More>>

Hungary: Police search Scientology center in Budapest

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Hungarian police say they are carrying out a search at the Church of Scientology's main center in Budapest. More>>

Monument of love, the Taj Mahal, at heart of political storm

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The white marble monument of love, the Taj Mahal, is at the heart of a political storm, with some members of India's ruling Hindu right-wing party claiming the mausoleum built by a Muslim emperor does not reflect Indian culture. More>>

UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan

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Despite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, especially in the Yei region. More>>

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out IS

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Spokesman: US-backed forces removing land mines, clearing roads in Raqqa, a day after taking it from IS. More>>

Quebec lawmakers pass law obliging citizens to uncover faces

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Legislators in Canada's Quebec province have passed a religious neutrality bill that will oblige citizens to uncover their faces while giving and receiving state services, triggering criticism that the law targets Muslim women. More>>

Russian TV star Sobchak declares her presidential bid

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Famous Russian TV host Ksenia Sobchak has declared herself a candidate for Russia's presidential race. More>>

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats

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On tiny Malta, slain reporter had no shortage of international intrigue to probe. More>>

EU unveils measures to tackle low-tech attacks

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The EU is unveiling new measures to help counter lone-wolf attacks following a spate of killings in major cities by extremists driving vehicles into crowds of people. More>>

Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

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Gord Downie, the revered lead singer and songwriter of iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has died. More>>

Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniversary of first book

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A new British Library exhibition is tracing the history of magic to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.''. More>>

Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11;' attack details emerge

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Thousands in Somalia's capital march in defiance after country's deadliest attack. More>>

Hungary summons US diplomat over negative comments on media

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Hungary's foreign ministry says it has summoned the top United States diplomat in Hungary over comments he made about the country's "negative trends" for press freedom. More>>

Mother's testimony at France terror trial angers relatives

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Relatives of Jewish schoolchildren, soldiers killed by a French extremist outraged by mother's testimony during complicity trial. More>>

Judge: Newest travel ban 'same maladies' as previous version

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A U.S. judge has blocked the third version of a travel ban issued by President Donald Trump this year. More>>

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

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Former hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. More>>

5 dead in Ukraine after vehicle plows into sidewalk crowd

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Ukrainian police say five people are dead after a vehicle plowed into a crowd on a sidewalk in the city of Kharkiv. More>>

Orthodox Christians try to halt play, clash with police

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Greek riot police have used batons to stop an attempted theater invasion by monks, priests and other Orthodox Christian protesting against what they claim is a blasphemous play. More>>

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday. More>>

As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish

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As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when _ and how _ the probes will end. More>>

Provocative sculpture rejected by Louvre finds new home

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A huge abstract sculpture deemed too obscene for the regal gardens of the Louvre Museum has found a new home at Paris' edgier Pompidou Center. More>>

Tillerson: US seeks accountability for Myanmar abuses

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is condemning reported atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and he says those responsible _ perhaps the country's military _ will be held accountable. More>>

Portuguese minister resigns over 106 wildfire deaths

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The Portuguese government minister in charge of emergency services has resigned after 106 people were killed in wildfires this year. More>>

Kidnapped Italian priest released in Nigeria with 2 others

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Italy's foreign minister says that an Italian priest kidnapped last week in Nigeria has been freed, and is in good shape. More>>

Kenya vote chief says 'difficult' to have credible election

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A Kenyan electoral commissioner has announced her resignation and says the presidential vote scheduled for Oct. 26 cannot credibly proceed as planned. More>>

Turkey's top diplomat won't buckle to US 'impositions'

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Turkey's foreign minister says the country won't buckle under U.S. "impositions" as officials from both countries held discussions to try and resolve a dispute over visas. More>>

The Latest: Somalia leader urges fractured nation to unite

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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing that killed more than 300, officials say. More>>

US allies air concerns about Trump's 'Buy American' order

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China and Taiwan joined many U.S. allies including Israel at the World Trade Organization to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that seeks to maximize use of American-made goods, products and materials in government procurement. More>>

Berlusconi backs autonomy referendums in 2 Italian regions

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Silvio Berlusconi has thrown his political weight behind a referendum on autonomy in his native Lombard region, but said he is not sure whether or not he can vote himself. More>>

France: Security law that replaces state of emergency passes

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France's Parliament has adopted a sweeping counterterrorism law that replaces a 2-year-old state of emergency and is meant to give police more tools to fight violent extremism. More>>

German parties meet for initial talks on forming coalition

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting members of three smaller political parties to sound out their red lines before formal talks on forging a coalition government. More>>

Pink diamond that was a French crown jewel to be auctioned

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Christie's says it will put under the hammer a legendary 19-carat pink diamond that once belonged to French rulers including King Louis XIV and Emperor Napoleon for the first time in 130 years. More>>

UN judges to deliver verdicts next month in Mladic trial

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A U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic. More>>

The Latest: Kenya protesters attack election training site

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The Latest: Kenya election chief says 'difficult' to guarantee credible election. More>>

Berlusconi stumps for referendums in 2 Italian regions

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Silvio Berlusconi has thrown his political weight behind a referendum on autonomy in his native Lombard region, but said he is not sure whether or not he can vote himself. More>>

Spanish premier urges Catalan secession leaders to back down

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Some 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers have held up posters in parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners. More>>

The Latest: Catalan official rules out holding new election

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called on party colleagues of Catalonia's pro-independence president to convince him to back down on the region's push for independence from Spain. More>>

Diplomats from US, S. Korea, Japan discuss N. Korean threat

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Diplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan are meeting in Seoul to discuss policy responses to North Korea's accelerating efforts to expand its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Dutch company AkzoNobel profit falls 24 pct in tough market

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Dutch paints and chemicals company AkzoNobel says its net profit fell by 24 percent in the third quarter to 216 million euros ($254 million) as higher raw material costs and unfavorable exchange rates cancelled out a slight rise in revenue. More>>

Swedish police station damaged in explosion, no injuries

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Swedish authorities say a powerful explosion outside a police station in southern Sweden has caused significant damage to the building. More>>

Bosnian Serbs pass resolution against NATO membership

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Lawmakers of Bosnia's Serb-run part pass declaration against country's potential NATO membership. More>>

Pope deplores Somalia bombing that killed over 300

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Pope Francis has deplored the Somalia bombing that killed more than 300 people. More>>

German police conduct series of raids on Hells Angels

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More than 700 German police raided buildings used by a local chapter of the Hells Angels biker gang near the western city of Duesseldorf after state authorities banned the group on suspicion it was engaged in a wide range of criminal activity. More>>

Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya Video included

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Thousands more Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh where more than half a million others are already living in camps to escape large-scale violence. More>>

Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal

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Spain's northeastern Catalonia is bracing itself for a fresh round of protests after two leaders of the region's powerful pro-independence movement were jailed in a sedition probe. More>>

The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

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President Xi Jinping has called for China's ruling Communist Party to step up technology development, an area in which Beijing faces complaints it encourages theft of foreign know-how. More>>

Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas

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Iraq's Kurdish fighters have lost more territory in Iraq, a day after Iraqi forces pushed them out of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. More>>

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

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Former hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife Caitlan had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. More>>

US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa

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US -backed forces battling IS in Syria take hospital in Raqqa, leaving militants cornered in and around the city stadium. More>>

In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing

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US military plane lands in Somalia with aid after country's deadliest attack; 302 killed. More>>

After IS collapse in Raqqa, US faces other extremism threats

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The U.S. military says the Syrian city of Raqqa is about 90 percent cleared of Islamic State fighters. More>>

Files reveal details of US support for Indonesian massacre

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Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s. More>>

Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

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Airbus shares are rising after it announced an unusual no-cost deal with Canada's Bombardier that angered U.S. rival Boeing. More>>

UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

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Britain's domestic intelligence chief says the country is facing the worst terrorist threat he's seen his 34-year career. More>>

The Latest: Amnesty says Myanmar killed 100s of Rohingya

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Amnesty International says Myanmar security forces killed at least hundreds of people during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims. More>>

George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins Booker prize

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American author George Saunders is bookmakers' favorite to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his novel of the afterlife, "Lincoln in the Bardo.". More>>

The Latest: UN says Raqqa liberation from IS is game changer

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The Latest: Spokesman for US-backed Syrian force says city of Raqqa has been liberated from Islamic State militants. More>>

Israel says no talks if Hamas in Palestinian government

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Israel has announced it will not negotiate with a Palestinian government consisting of the militant group that rules Gaza, further complicating a reconciliation process between the rival Palestinian groups. More>>

Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings

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Kenya opposition suspends the electoral reform protest following police killings of supporters. More>>

Foreign experts to help Malta investigate reporter's killing

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Malta has appealed to the FBI and European forensic experts to help in the investigation of the car bomb killing of its leading investigative journalist. More>>

Deadly fires ease, anger grows over Iberia's 45 fire deaths

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Lower temperatures and rainfall in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula is aiding emergency teams in Portugal and Spain fighting fires that killed nearly 40 people over the weekend. More>>

New UN envoy pays first visit to disputed Western Sahara

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The United Nations' new special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara has met with Morocco's King Mohammed VI and government ministers as part of his first tour of the region. More>>

The Latest: 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins Man Booker Prize

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American author George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife. More>>

Court extends house arrest for Russian theater director

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A court in the Russian capital is considering whether to extend house arrest for a widely revered theater and film director. More>>

The Latest: Iraqi PM calls for dialogue after Kirkuk

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The Latest: Thousands of civilians stream back to Kirkuk, day after fleeing as Iraqi troops pushed Kurdish forces out. More>>

Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks alarms researchers

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Scientists say thousands of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic died of starvation last summer _ the second such die-off in over 40 years. More>>

Margaret Atwood receives Franz Kafka award in Prague

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Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has been awarded the Franz Kafka Prize. More>>

The Latest: Barcelona protesters demand activists' release

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A Catalan official says the jailing of two prominent Catalan separatist activists shows how the Spanish authorities in Madrid are choosing "repression over dialogue.". More>>

France: 10 held in probe of alleged far-right terror plot

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French counterterrorism police have arrested 10 people allegedly linked to a far-right extremist who already was in custody on suspicion of planning attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants. More>>

Hogwarts Express rescues stranded family in Scotland

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As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland. More>>

Roman Polanski in Poland for documentary on his early life

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A Polish film company says director Roman Polanski has traveled to Poland to appear in a documentary about his early life during the Holocaust. More>>

Moldova president may be suspended for not naming minister

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Moldova's Constitutional Court rules that the country's president can be temporarily suspended from his duties after he refused to swear in the defense minister. More>>

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74

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Taliban wave of attacks across Afghanistan targets police compounds, government facilities, killing at least 34 people. More>>

Turkey's leader: Does EU want us in the bloc, or not?

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Turkey's president is in Poland for talks on international security and on his policies at home. More>>

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting child in April

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge say their third child will be due in April. More>>

The Latest: Afghan official: Drone strikes kill 35 Taliban

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The Latest: Afghan deputy interior minister says Taliban killed 71 people in attacks in Ghazni and Paktia province. More>>

Soros-founded university urges Hungarian govt to sign deal

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The rector of a university founded by financier and philanthropist George Soros is urging Hungary to sign an agreement guaranteeing the school's continued operations in Budapest. More>>

Russian supply ship docks at International Space Station

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An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering supplies to its six-member crew. More>>

F-18 military jet crashes outside of Madrid, killing pilot

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Spain's Defense Ministry says F-18 jet has crashed at base outside Madrid, killing its pilot. More>>

Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters

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Gunfire rang out and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought to gain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants as Duterte declared the city liberated. More>>

Ophelia batters UK after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead

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Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and Northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland. More>>

3 killed in Togo unrest after arrest of religious leader

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Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest Monday evening of a religious leader close to an opposition politician. More>>

US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. Korea

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U.S. and Japanese senior diplomats have agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed. More>>

12 Turkish police officers wounded in bombing

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Turkish media reports say a bomb targeting a bus carrying police officers has left several people wounded. More>>

UN forced to halve rations in Central African Republic

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A U.N. humanitarian official warns that aid workers have had to cut rations in half across Central African Republic because of underfunding. More>>

Britain reports hate crimes spike after Brexit vote, attacks

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UK authorities say hate crimes spiked following Britain's vote to leave the European Union and after several attacks linked to extremists. More>>

Authorities seeks answers from Air Berlin over tower flyby

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German air safety officials say they've asked bankrupt carrier Air Berlin to explain why one of its pilots aborted his landing at Duesseldorf Airport at the last moment to make a low pass around the control tower. More>>

EU Brexit chief urges Britain to keep up the momentum

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The European Union's Brexit negotiator says the British government must keep up the momentum in negotiations on leaving the bloc if it wants the talks to move into a new phase in December. More>>

6 killed in Turkey coal mine collapse

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Turkish media reports say a coal mine has collapsed in southeast Turkey, trapping some miners inside. More>>

Austria's Kurz would join growing lineup of young leaders

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Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is set to become Europe's youngest leader at age 31, but other young politicians have reached the peak of power. More>>

EU: 1 million refugees in Turkey receive cash assistance

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European Union officials say a EU-funded project that provides cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey has reached 1 million beneficiaries a year after its launch. More>>

China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday. More>>

Potential ally urges Merkel to give up finance ministry

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A key potential ally in Germany's next government is insisting that Chancellor Angela Merkel's party shouldn't keep the finance ministry because that gives her too much power. More>>

Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens

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Malta's prime minister says a car bomb has killed an investigative journalist on the island nation. More>>

Austria's Sebastian Kurz preaches change, faces challenges

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Young, dynamic and preaching renewal, Austria's next likely leader is already inviting comparisons with French President Emanuel Macron. But while Macron is making good on promises of change, politics could remain business as usual under Sebastian Kurz. More>>

US worried about dwindling independent media in Hungary

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The top U.S. diplomat in Hungary has raised concerns about the dwindling numbers of independent media outlets in Hungary and the growing influence of government allies in the media market. More>>

Tigers from war-torn Aleppo settle into new Dutch home

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Two tigers rescued from Aleppo have arrived in their new temporary home in the Netherlands to recover from their ordeal in the conflict-torn Syrian city. More>>

21 opposition members on trial over Morocco protests

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Demonstrators are calling for justice for 21 detained leaders of a Moroccan protest movement that has become the biggest challenge to this North African kingdom since the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011. More>>

2 Serbian students appear in court over April protests

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Two Serbian students have appeared before a court over the street protests last April against the election triumph of President Aleksandar Vucic. More>>

Russia pressures Serbia on status of controversial base

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Russia is pressuring Serbia to grant diplomatic status to the Russian staff of a controversial facility that U.S. officials believe could become Kremlin's spy base in the Balkans. More>>

Liberian runoff vote on Nov. 7 with Weah facing Boakai

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Election authorities say that Liberia's presidential runoff will take place Nov. 7. More>>

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

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Authorities in Ireland have closed schools, courts and government buildings amid concerns about potential damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia. More>>

Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration

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Pope Francis is demanding world governments collectively work to end rising world hunger by working to end the conflicts and climate-change related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread. More>>

Alleged IS female recruiter arrested in Spain with FBI help

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Spain's Interior Ministry says the country's civil guard has arrested a 21 year-old Spanish woman who allegedly recruited other women to join the Islamic State group in conflict areas. More>>

Court jails 2 Catalan independence leaders in sedition probe

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Catalonia's leader hasn't clarified whether he declared independence from Spain in a letter to the central government and has renewed a call for dialogue. More>>

Iraqi forces push into disputed Kirkuk as Kurds withdraw

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Iraqi Kurdish officials say federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk. More>>

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing Video included

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Funerals begin as Somalia bombing toll reaches 276; critically injured are airlifted to Turkey. More>>

Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal possible

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President Donald Trump is renewing his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal. More>>

The Latest: Iraqi forces seize oil fields in Kirkuk

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An Iraqi Kurdish commander says federal forces have seized an oil and gas company and other industrial areas south of Kirkuk in fighting with Kurdish forces that caused "lots of casualties.". More>>

The Latest: Duterte says Marawi liberated, still skirmishes

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the southern city of Marawi liberated, though the military continues to battle a dwindling band of Muslim militants. More>>

Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss Video included

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With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. More>>

Venezuela opposition looks for answers after election loss

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Venezuela's National Electoral Council proclaimed candidates with the socialist movement founded by the late President Hugo Chavez won a vast majority of the 23 governorships up for grabs in Sunday's regional election. More>>

AP video journalist describes Somalia's deadliest attack

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AP video journalist describes Somalia's deadliest attack, which tore the roof from his home. More>>

Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters

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Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters. More>>

The Latest: 35 Somali victims arrive in Turkey for treatment Video included

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The Latest: Somalia blast death toll now above 300, ambulance service chief says. More>>

The Latest: Storm blamed for odd odors on British flights

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The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia have killed at least two people after slamming into the British Isles. More>>

Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall

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Israeli archaeologists find 1,800-year-old Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City abutting the Western Wall. More>>

Lawyers debate latest Trump travel ban before federal judge

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A federal judge in Maryland will rule later on three lawsuits requesting preliminary injunctions to block the most recent Trump administration travel restrictions. More>>

The Latest: Spain lowers growth forecast amid uncertainty

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Two senior Catalan regional police force officers and the leaders of two pro-independence associations are in court again, facing possible sedition charges related to the staging of the region's banned Oct. 1 secession referendum. More>>

The Latest: Israeli leader congratulates Kurz on Austria win

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she isn't "dramatically concerned" about differences on refugee policy after conservative leader Sebastian Kurz won neighboring Austria's election. More>>

Russia: Formal complaint made over gay crackdown in Chechnya

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A Russian man is accusing authorities in Chechnya of brutally beating him as part of a broad crackdown on gay people in the Russian region. More>>

Portugal wildfires kill at least 35; 4 dead in Spain

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Authorities in Spain and Portugal say that nine people died over the weekend in hundreds of wildfires fanned by strong winds caused by a hurricane. More>>

Suspected US missiles kill 20 militants in NW Pakistan

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Pakistani intelligence officials say suspected US missiles have hit a home in Kurram tribal region near Afghan border killing five militants. More>>

UK, EU leaders agree on need for speed in Brexit talks

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Brussels for a meeting with senior European Union officials in hopes to reviving stalled negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union. More>>

Russian cargo ship launched to International Space Station

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An unmanned Russian cargo ship has been launched to take supplies to the six astronauts aboard the International Space Station. More>>

Site of IS beheadings in Raqqa seized by Kurdish-led force

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A spokesman for a U.S.-backed force in Syria says it will be in control of the northern city of Raqqa "within a few days" after attacking the last pocket held by the Islamic State group. More>>

Poland says it's repelled a 3rd Russian hacking attack

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Poland's defense minister says that the nation's cyber experts have successfully repelled a 3rd hacking attempt from Russia but warned the threat is mounting. More>>

Ex hostage tells AP why he had kids in captivity

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Former hostage Joshua Boyle says he and his wife decided to have kids in captivity because they always planned to have a big family and decided "hey, let's make the best of this and at least go home with a larger start on our dream family.". More>>

Egypt says Ramses II temple unearthed southwest of Cairo

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Egypt's antiquities agency says archaeologists have unearthed remains of a temple belonging to King Ramses II southwest of Cairo, which may shed light on the life of the 19th Dynasty pharaoh, over 3,200 years ago. More>>

More Israeli settlements OK'd in Hebron, says watchdog

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An Israeli anti-settlement group says dozens of new housing units have been approved in the West Bank city of Hebron for the first time in over a decade. More>>

Jailed Rwandan opposition figure accuses president

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A critic of Rwanda's president says she is in jail because she tried to run against the long-time president. More>>

Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt's Sinai; 7 dead

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Egyptian officials: Islamic militants in Sinai rob bank, attack church and trade gunfire with police, killing 6 people. More>>

The Latest: Putin halts NKorea ties in line with UN demands

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The European Union has slapped new sanctions on North Korea for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. More>>

Israeli military strikes anti-aircraft battery in Syria

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Israeli military says it's destroyed anti-aircraft battery in Syria after its planes were fired upon over Lebanon. More>>

Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups

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2 international human rights groups say Kenya's police attacked opposition supporters killing dozens and injuring scores following demonstrations by opposition supporters protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August. More>>

US delegation visits Turkey for talks following visa spat

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a U.S. delegation is in Ankara for talks aimed at resolving a spat that resulted in the two countries suspending the issuing of travel visas to the other's citizens. More>>

The Latest: Infant dies in Portugal fires; toll rises to 32

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Spain's prime minister says he's traveling to the northwestern region of Galicia where raging wildfires have killed at least three people and prompted the evacuation of thousands. More>>

EU slaps new sanctions on North Korea

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The European Union has slapped new sanctions on North Korea for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. More>>

EU backs Iran deal, urges US Congress to protect it

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European Union foreign ministers are urging US Congress to safeguard the Iran nuclear agreement after Trump withdraws support for deal. More>>

Boat carrying Rohingya Muslims capsizes, killing at least 12 Video included

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Police say an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar has capsized in the Bay of Bengal; at least 5 dead. More>>

Improving world economy still needs help from low rates

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The world economy is the healthiest it's been in years but could still use a little help from low-interest rates and higher government spending from countries that can afford it. That from the International Monetary Fund. More>>

The Latest: Actress asks if others have been harassed

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French President Emmanuel Macron says that he wants to revoke Harvey Weinstein's Legion of Honor award over the multiple accusations of sexual assault and harassment against the Hollywood titan. More>>

Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice dies aged 94

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The family of veteran British actor Roy Dotrice says he has died in his London home. More>>

Clinton brands WikiLeaks boss 'tool of Russian intelligence'

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Hillary Clinton has told an Australian state broadcaster that WlkiLeaks founder Julian Assange was a tool of Russian intelligence in his release of hacked emails that hurt the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee's campaign. More>>

French president moves to revoke Weinstein's Legion of Honor

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British police are investigating three new allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein. More>>

Macedonia's ruling Social Democrats eye local poll sweep

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Candidates supported by Macedonia's governing left-wing coalition take a strong lead in local government elections, according to near-final results reported by the country's electoral authorities. More>>

Center-right party win secure as Austrians count ballots

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Hundreds of thousands of ballots must still be counted in Austria's general elections, but the tally is not likely to substantially change results that have put 31-year old Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on track to become Europe's youngest leader. More>>

Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in Marawi

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Philippine security officials say the two final surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the south, including a top Asian terror suspect, have been killed in fierce fighting. More>>

EU wants Myanmar attacks probed, reviews defense cooperation

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The European Union says the perpetrators of crimes against Myanmar's Rohingya minority must be brought to justice, and the bloc is reviewing defense cooperation in light of the violence. More>>

Russia launches European atmosphere monitoring satellite

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A Russian booster rocket has carried a European environmental satellite into orbit. More>>

The Latest: Qatar diplomatic mission hit in Somali blast

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The Latest: Red Cross says 4 volunteers dead in massive blast in Somalia's capital. More>>

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history Video included

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Death toll from blast in Somalia's capital rises to 53, security and medical sources say. More>>

Election produces likely right turn, young leader in Austria

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Polling places are opening in Austria, where voters will decide whether the country moves right after decades of centrist policies and could pave the way for Europe's youngest government leader. More>>

Ophelia to bring hurricane-force wind, heavy rain to Ireland

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Authorities in Britain and Ireland say the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia could bring disruption and damage as the work week gets underway. More>>

Venezuela officials: Ruling party wins most governorships

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Venezuelans head to the polls Sunday in regional elections that could tilt a majority of the states' 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades of socialist party rule. More>>

The Latest: Venezuela ruling party wins most governor races

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Venezuela's National Electoral Council says candidates for the ruling socialist party have won a majority of the 23 governors' offices up for grabs in Sunday's regional elections. More>>

Volcanoes on 'Ring of Fire' remind Asia of its seismic peril

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The horseshoe-shaped string of active volcanos bounding the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its "Ring of Fire" name in the past month, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and Vanuatu and now setting parts of southwestern Japan on edge. More>>

Tillerson: NKorea diplomacy continues until 1st 'bomb drops'

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis "will continue until the first bomb drops.''. More>>

Iraqi forces enter territory disputed with Kurds

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Kurdish media says the three official border crossings between Iraq's Kurdish region and Iran have been closed. More>>

S. Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korea's threat

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South Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korea's threat to fire missiles near Guam. More>>

The Latest: Defense chief confirms 2 militant leaders dead

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A Philippine military spokesman says troops are being careful in the intense fighting with militants in Marawi city because of concerns for the safety of the 50 to 100 hostages still being held by the IS-linked militants. More>>

The Latest: Ophelia post-tropical but has hurricane strength

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Ophelia is now a post-tropical cyclone but is still on track to bring hurricane-force winds to Ireland and the United Kingdom on Monday. More>>

Suspected IS militants kill 7 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

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Suspected IS militants attack six checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, kill three soldiers. More>>

Amid evangelical support, Israel toasts ties with Christians

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Israel's prime minister has told a group of Christian media professionals that Israel has no better friend than the world's Christian communities. More>>

'It's a dark day for us': Somalia reels from deadliest blast Video included

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'It's a dark day for us:' Somalia reels from deadliest single blast in country's history. More>>

The Latest: Iraq media say troops enter area held by Kurds

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Iraqi state media say federal troops have entered disputed territories occupied by the nation's Kurds. More>>

Macedonia: Early results say voters back left-wing coalition

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Macedonia is holding municipal elections on Sunday seen as a strong test for the left-wing government, five months after it came to power. More>>

The Latest: Election tally shows Austria turning right

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Voting in a general election that will decide whether Austria moves to the right after decades of centrist policies ends. More>>

Plague cases double in Madagascar as treatment center sent

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Red Cross sends 1st-ever plague treatment center to Madagascar as outbreak spreads. More>>

Center-left party projected to win north German state vote

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is aiming to unseat the incumbent center-left governor in Lower Saxony for a fourth straight victory in state elections this year. More>>

Trump's speech sparks a new war of words between US, Iran

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President Trump's refusal to certify Iran nuclear deal sparks new war of words between Islamic Republic, America. More>>

Taliban denies rescued Canadian hostage's accusations

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A Taliban spokesman has rejected as "false and propaganda" the allegations of rescued Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his child was murdered and his wife raped during his captivity in Afghanistan. More>>

Israel to probe foreign funding of human rights groups

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Israel's prime minister says he intends to establish a parliamentary committee to investigate the funding Israeli NGOs receive from foreign governments. More>>

Yes or No? Catalan separatists face critical answer to Spain

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Catalonia's regional president Carles Puigdemont is facing a critical decision which could determine the course of the region's secessionist movement to break away from the rest of Spain. More>>

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