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Turkish police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia told him their investigation by Saudi Arabia into the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi won't spare anyone, including royals. More>>

Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

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President Donald Trump is initiating the process of leaving the Universal Post Union Wednesday, which sets flat rates for international postage. More>>

Bomb kills Afghan candidate as Taliban vow to attack polls

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Bomb kills Afghan parliamentary candidate as Taliban warn teachers, students not to take part in elections on Saturday. More>>

The Latest: Lithuanian leader: Brexit goals 'a great secret"

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The European Union is playing down the importance of a U.S. announcement that it will pursue a trade deal with Britain, noting London cannot negotiate such pacts until it leaves the bloc. More>>

Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

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And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace. More>>

NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch Video included

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The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing says he knew he needed to stay calm. More>>

NASA official: Tense moments but calm crew in aborted launch Video included

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A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut have arrived in the Moscow region following a failed launch to the International Space Station that forced an emergency landing. More>>

In posthumous message, Hawking says science under threat

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Stephen Hawking has spoken from beyond the grave to warn that science and education are under threat around the world. More>>

French, Japanese leaders to discuss case of missing tourist

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French President Emmanuel Macron promised to discuss the case of a French tourist who disappeared in Japan in July with Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe. More>>

US airstrike wiped out al-Shabab camp, intel officials say

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US airstrike wiped out al-Shabab training camp, killing more than 75: Intelligence officials. More>>

Slovakia to send soldiers to Iraq to train security forces

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Slovakia's defense ministry says the country will keep its military presence in Iraq after the government approved a plan to deploy up to 42 soldiers there next year to help train Iraqi security forces as part of a NATO mission. More>>

Romania: Prosecutors won't be fired due to new work rule

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Romania's top judicial body says a new government ordinance requiring prosecutors in key agencies to have more years of experience won't apply to prosecutors who have already been hired. More>>

Fighting in Kashmir city leaves 3 combatants, civilian dead

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Militants and government forces are fighting a gunbattle in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir. More>>

The Latest: Pompeo says US takes Saudi case 'seriously'

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has landed in Turkey to discuss the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi with authorities there. More>>

Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

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The wife of a former Egyptian lawmaker says he went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces. More>>

Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in Gaza

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The Israeli military says a rocket fired from Gaza made a direct hit on a home in southern Israel; 4 are being treated for shock. More>>

Serbian president issues veiled threat over Kosovo

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says U.S. calls for the withdrawal of a UN peacekeeping mission from Kosovo would leave Serbia no choice but to "protect" its people in the former province. More>>

ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition

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The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has issued a warning that if Israel goes ahead with the destruction of a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank it could be a war crime. More>>

US says EU moving too slowly in trade talks

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the EU is moving too slowly in trade talks and is warning that President Donald Trump's patience with the Europeans might soon run out. More>>

Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

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Prince Harry, wife Meghan get a lighthearted thanks for bringing English rain to a drought-stricken Outback town during their Australian royal tour. More>>

Migrants moving again in Guatemala despite Trump threats

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A caravan of some 2,000 migrants hoping to reach the United States marched deeper into Guatemala as President Donald Trump threatened to cut off aid to Central American countries that don't stop them. More>>

Russia: Student gunman kills 17, wounds 40 in Crimea

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Russian news agencies say that up to 10 people may have been killed and at least 40 others wounded by a natural gas explosion at a college in Crimea. More>>

UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved

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Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government's effort to combat loneliness. More>>

Protesters prevent females ages 10-50 from entering temple

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A temple in southern India that's one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in the world is set to open its doors to females of menstruating age following a ruling by the top court. More>>

Greek foreign minister resigns over Macedonia deal dispute

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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has resigned, following a disagreement with the defense minister over the handling of a recent deal which would change Macedonia's name in exchange for Greece dropping its objections to the country joining NATO. More>>

AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

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AP Explains: Why Congo's worrying new Ebola outbreak might be declared a global emergency. More>>

Indian minister accused of sexual harassment steps down

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India's junior external affairs minister has resigned amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as a prominent news editor. More>>

The Latest: Russian investigators identify Crimea gunman

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Russia's counter-terrorism agency says the blast that killed 10 people at a college in Crimea was triggered by an explosive device. More>>

EU leaders gather for Brexit summit with deal in balance

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European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. More>>

UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

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U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl is a virgin through gynecological tests,. More>>

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

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President Donald Trump is criticizing mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia

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Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate Assange from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him as a diplomat to Moscow. More>>

South Korean leader in Rome, praises pope's peace message

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South Korean leader praises pope's message of peace, dialogue ahead of audience. More>>

Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

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Shanghai's Hongqiao airport has unveiled an automated flight check-in system powered by facial recognition technology, as China pushes to integrate biometrics into daily life. More>>

Instagram users get free sushi in Milan with proof of posts

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A Milan sushi bar has come up with a new electronic payment method that is based on a currency than is more valuable than cash in some quarters. More>>

Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe

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Google to start charging for pre-installed apps on Android phones sold in Europe. More>>

The Latest: IMF's chief Lagarde defers Mideast trip

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The Latest: Secretary of State Pompeo lands in Saudi Arabia to meet with king over Saudi writer's disappearance. More>>

Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbers

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Relatives wept in grief as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they had died in a storm last week. More>>

Pakistan executes man convicted of killing 8 children

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A serial killer of 8 children has been executed at a Pakistani prison after the country's top court rejected request for his public hanging. More>>

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War. More>>

Afghanistan: German helicopters shot at, nobody injured

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German news agency dpa says German transport helicopters in Afghanistan have been shot but that nobody was injured. More>>

Australia shifts on refusal to send refugees to New Zealand

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Australia's prime minister has signaled that he could accept New Zealand's longstanding offer to resettle 150 refugees exiled to Pacific islands as long as they would be banned from ever entering Australia. More>>

Ex-UN leader helps launch climate 'adaptation' initiative

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Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other dignitaries have launched an initiative to accelerate and expand ways for the world to adapt to climate change. More>>

US airstrike in Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab fighters

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US military airstrike in Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab fighters, deadliest in nearly a year. More>>

Trump warns of aid cut over migrant caravan now in Guatemala

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Hundreds of Hondurans hoping to reach the United States bedded down for the night in a Guatemalan town after that country's authorities blinked first in attempts to halt their advance. More>>

China says interning Muslims brings them into 'modern' world

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A senior Chinese official is describing the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in the country's far west as a system of vocational training centers that saves Muslims from the lure of religious extremism by giving them employable skills. More>>

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

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Turkish crime scene investigators search the Saudi consulate where journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared. More>>

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist Video included

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Saudi Arabia says it will respond to threats with tough measures as the US presses for more info about missing Saudi writer. More>>

As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large

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Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it power to jolt the global economy but it's not expected to carry out threats against the US. More>>

Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana

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Canada is about to become the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. More>>

Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale 'Milkman'

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The Man Booker Prize is set to be awarded to one of six finalists, including a gritty story set in a women's prison, a novel in verse about a divided America and an environmental epic that has been likened to "Moby Dick" for trees. More>>

US general warns of complacency in fight against extremists

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The top U.S. military officer is warning that nations must not become complacent against the threat of violent extremist groups, as world leaders turn to other more pressing security issues. More>>

7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment

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A shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town further north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, killing at least 7 people. More>>

Chaldean cardinal says promised US aid for Iraq hasn't come

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Iraq's Chaldean Catholic cardinal says promised US aid hasn't materialized. More>>

The Latest: Trump expands aid threat over migrant caravan

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U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop a migrant caravan heading for the U.S. More>>

Investigators search Opel premises in diesel emissions probe

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Prosecutors say law enforcement officials have conducted searches at German automaker Opel as part of an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emissions. More>>

2 die in fighter jet crash in Ukraine, US pilot "involved"

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Ukraine's military says a Ukrainian fighter jet crashed during a joint exercise with U.S. and other NATO air forces, killing both pilots. More>>

Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to 'Play Ball' amid crisis

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Winter league baseball is under way in Venezuela, and fans are having to make sacrifices to feed their passion for the "pelota," or the ball, as the national pastime is affectionately known. More>>

The Latest: Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize for 'Milkman'

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Anna Burns has won the prestigious Man Booker prize for fiction with "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, power and conflict set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence. More>>

France flood heaps added tragedy on terror victim's widow

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French officials says flash floods that swept through towns in the southwest Aude region largely claimed elderly victims, who were seemingly caught off guard by the sudden, powerful torrents. More>>

Spain pressured to free imprisoned Catalan activists

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The Spanish government is facing calls from Catalan politicians and human rights groups to release jailed separatists, including two prominent pro-independence activists placed in pre-trial detention a year ago. More>>

Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is urging Russia to resume flights to Egyptian resorts. More>>

Macron seeks new start in French govt reshuffle in TV speech

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French president Emmanuel Macron has named a key political ally as interior minister in an expected cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday. More>>

IS-linked extremists kill abducted health worker in Nigeria

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Nigeria says IS-linked extremists kill abducted health worker despite Red Cross' urgent plea. More>>

EU official urges Britain's May to get creative on Brexit

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Austria's European affairs minister says that Brexit talks are advancing even though no imminent breakthrough appears likely, one the eve of a "moment of truth" EU summit. More>>

Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have started the first day of official engagements on a royal tour of Australia with the public focus on the former Meghan Markle's newly announced pregnancy. More>>

Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat

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A media report says that Ecuador has formally ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests. More>>

US targets network backing Iran's use of child soldiers

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Treasury is targeting a network of businesses that provide financial support to a paramilitary force in Iran that allegedly trains and deploys child soldiers to fight with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. More>>

Romania's govt decree against prosecutors ignites fresh ire

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Romania's government has published an emergency ordinance that requires prosecutors in key agencies to have more years of experience, igniting fresh criticism that it could wreak havoc on current investigations. More>>

Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

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Armenia's prime minister has stepped down _ a political maneuver aimed at forcing early elections. More>>

New Pompeii discovery shifts date of Mount Vesuvius eruption

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New excavations in the ancient buried city of Pompeii have yielded a truly historic find: a charcoal inscription apparently dating the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to October of A.D. 79, two months later than originally thought. More>>

French hostage in Yemen freed after more than 4 months

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France's president has announced the release of a French citizen held in hostage in Yemen for more than 4 months. More>>

Prince Harry in another catch-up with war widow in Sydney

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There seems to be a special bond between Prince Harry and a 98-year-old war widow who gave him a warm hug Tuesday when they met in Sydney. More>>

Militants seize 14 Iranian security forces near Pakistan

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Iranian media say militants abducted 14 members of a border security force near Pakistani border. More>>

Ethiopia's new Cabinet 50 percent women, including defense

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Ethiopia's new Cabinet is 50 percent women, including ministers of defense, peace. More>>

Police: So far no indication of IS link to Cologne attack

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Cologne police are calling on witnesses to a bloody hostage-taking at the city's train station to upload photos or videos to help their investigation. More>>

Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes

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Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes of dozens of girls by local staffer. More>>

China wants to deepen economic ties in 16 European nations

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An official says China wants to further boost cooperation with central and eastern Europe where it is already financing infrastructure and other projects as part of a wider bid to increase global influence. More>>

The Latest: Tusk says new thinking required in Brexit talks

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged her divided Cabinet to back her as Brexit negotiations with the European Union go down to the wire. More>>

Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

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Australia's prime minister says he is open to relocating the Australian Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More>>

Kremlin: No plans for Putin-Trump meeting in Paris

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The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Paris for an event that President Donald Trump is also set to attend, but a meeting between them isn't planned. More>>

Greece: Ancient wrecks, pottery found at ships' 'graveyard'

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Greece's culture ministry says a Greek-U.S. team has located traces of three more ancient shipwrecks with pottery cargoes, and two from later times, in a rich graveyard of ships in the eastern Aegean Sea. More>>

About 200 migrants wade across river into Greece from Turkey

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Authorities say about 200 migrants have crossed into Greece from the northeastern land border with Turkey, an unusually large number of arrivals in that area in a single morning. More>>

Chinese bishops invite pope to visit as they return home

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Two Chinese bishops who participated in a Vatican gathering say they have invited Pope Francis to visit China in another sign of improved relations since a landmark agreement was signed over bishop nominations. More>>

Merkel's Bavarian ally seeks quick decisions after election

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's often-awkward Bavarian ally says he wants his party to draw consequences from its poor state election performance before Christmas, but is being coy about his own future. More>>

China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

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China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid a continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. More>>

Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems

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The bodies of five South Korean climbers killed over the weekend in a fierce storm on a mountain in Nepal are heading home amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal's mountains. More>>

Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks

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Britain's foreign secretary is cautiously optimistic that the U.K. and the European Union will secure an agreement on Britain leaving the bloc although perhaps not at an EU summit this week. More>>

Turkish police shoot tractor driver near Israeli residence

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Turkish media reports say police have opened fire on a tractor that was travelling in front of Turkey's parliament building and ignored calls for it to stop. More>>

Syria reopens vital crossing with Jordan, UN post with Golan

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Syria's key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to reopen, years after traffic was halted by war, violence. More>>

Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border area

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The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command are meeting to discuss efforts to disarm a joint-controlled military zone in the inter-Korean border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. More>>

'Dark days' over: Gambia launches truth, reconciliation body

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'Dark days' are over as Gambia launches truth, reconciliation commission to probe Jammeh era. More>>

France: 12 die in floods unseen in more than a century

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Authorities in southwest France say five people have been killed in violent storms and floods that saw the equivalent of several months of rainfall in the space of hours. More>>

And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan's child on way

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have arrived in Sydney a day before they officially start a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. More>>

Nigeria: IS-linked extremists kill abducted health worker

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Nigeria says IS-linked extremists kill abducted health worker despite Red Cross' urgent plea. More>>

The Latest: Washington lobbyists drop client Saudi Arabia

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The Latest: Turkey's Foreign Ministry official says 'inspection' of Saudi Consulate to take place late this afternoon. More>>

Serb official denounces US ambassador over Kosovo

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Serbia's pro-Russia defense minister has denounced the U.S. ambassador to Serbia as arrogant for saying the former Serbian province of Kosovo is a sovereign state. More>>

Pressure building on Vatican to give women vote at synod

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Bishops attending a Vatican meeting on ministering to young Catholics are being confronted with daily questions about why no women participants can vote on the final proposals to Pope Francis. More>>

Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Orthodoxy's leader

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The Russian Orthodox Church says it's severing ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community after his decision to grant Ukrainian clerics independence from the Moscow Patriarchate. More>>

The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

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Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia are making an emergency landing after a Russian booster rocket carrying them into orbit to the International Space Station has failed after launch. More>>

'Dark days' over: Gambia launches truth, reconciliation body

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'Dark days' are over as Gambia launches truth, reconciliation commission to probe Jammeh era. More>>

The Latest: Austria's Kurz sees border as Brexit 'tactic'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a Brexit crisis, with her political allies insisting they will scuttle a divorce deal with the European Union over the issue of the Irish border. More>>

Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco

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Germany is preparing to deport a Moroccan man convicted in Hamburg of helping three of the Sept. 11 attackers as they got ready to strike New York and Washington. More>>

Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

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Authorities say it took two days to recover the far-flung and battered bodies of nine climbers who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years because of the remoteness of the expedition. More>>

Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring

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Kensington Palace says Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring. More>>

German police say hostage suspect lit explosive, had record

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Cologne police say they have closed parts of the western German city's main train station because of a likely hostage taking there. More>>

South Korean President meets Macron on state visit to France

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss inter-Korean talks and bilateral issues. More>>

Harry and Meghan's baby would be 7th in line for UK throne

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The child born to Prince Harry and Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, will be seventh in line for the British throne. More>>

Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to US

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says taking down the brutal MS-13 street gang and international drug cartels will be a priority for federal law enforcement. More>>

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

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The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks to discuss engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. More>>

The Latest: France's Macron offers flood victims solidarity

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The French Interior Ministry says the death toll from flash floods in southwest France has nearly doubled to 13. More>>

Getting better: Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' named top album in UK

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Beatles classic 'Sgt. Pepper' most popular British album. More>>

Egyptian president arrives in Russia

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations. More>>

2 journalists face jail over criticism of US pastor's trial

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Two Turkish journalists have been charged with insulting the Turkish nation and institutions for suggesting that a Turkish court may have taken government instructions when ruling in the case against an American pastor. More>>

Romanian govt move against prosecutors draws criticism

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Romania's government passes an ordinance requiring prosecutors in key agencies to have a greater number of years of professional activity. More>>

Report: Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament

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An independent report says Britain's House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been "tolerated and concealed.". More>>

Merkel vows to restore Germans' confidence in government

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The leader of Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria is vowing to support the German Chancellor's national government despite his party's poor result in regional elections Sunday. More>>

The Latest: Hostage-taker in Germany in critical condition

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German police say they've freed a woman who had been taken hostage in Cologne's main train station and have her captor in custody. More>>

UK fans flocked to TV to watch Princess Eugenie's wedding

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The royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank was a big hit in terms of TV viewership. More>>

Portugal's Socialists eye next election with govt reshuffle

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Four new ministers have taken office in the Portuguese government as the center-left Socialists look to freshen their administration a year before the next general election. More>>

The Latest: Tourists in London react to royal baby news

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Australia and the United States have congratulated Prince Harry and his wife, the former Meghan Markle, after it was announced that the royal couple is expecting their first child. More>>

The Latest: NKorea-born reporter banned from covering talks

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The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a groundbreaking ceremony between late November and early December on an ambitious future project to connect their railways and roads. More>>

Macedonian lawmakers debate putting new name in constitution

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Macedonia's parliament is debating constitutional amendments that are part of an agreement with neighboring Greece to rename the country "North Macedonia," changes that would go a long way to ensuring the country can join NATO. More>>

Amnesty rights worker is abducted, beaten in southern Russia

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Rights group Amnesty International says its researcher in Russia's North Caucasus has been abducted and beaten while reporting on protests in the region. More>>

The Latest: Israeli military welcomes reopening of crossing

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The Latest: Key border crossing linking Syria and Jordan; Syria and Israeli-occupied Golan reopen after several years. More>>

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments Video included

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The Saudi stock market has dropped more than 6.8 percent after President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

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Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN peacekeeping mission staffer is infected. More>>

Australia says US alliance vital with Indo-Pacific tensions

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Australia's foreign minister says her country's alliance with the United States has never been more vital in an era of escalating challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. More>>

The Latest: 'Intense effort' didn't seal UK-EU Brexit deal

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Ambassadors from the 27 European Union nations that are negotiating a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom are meeting late Sunday to assess progress in the talks. More>>

Feeling 'vindicated,' Malaysia's Anwar takes lawmaker oath

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Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated. More>>

Round of talks don't resolve Brexit problems ahead of summit

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Britain's former Brexit secretary is urging members of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet to rebel against her proposed deal with the European Union over the terms of Britain's departure from the bloc. More>>

Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

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Bavarians are voting in a state election that is expected to deal the prosperous region's long-dominant conservative party a stinging setback, with unpredictable consequences for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's national government. More>>

Climbers who died in Nepal storm included famed South Korean

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Rescuers retrieved the bodies of five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides who died in a storm that destroyed their base camp on Gurja Himal mountain. More>>

Yazidi man accused of Germany honor killing arrested in Iraq

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Kurdish Iraqi police forces say they have arrested a Yazidi man accused of killing his cousin in Germany after she refused to marry him. More>>

Pope makes El Salvador's Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI saints

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Pope to canonize 20th-century Catholic icons: Pope Paul VI, who reformed the church and Archbishop Oscar Romero, martyr who stood with El Salvador's poor. More>>

Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out Video included

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Saudi King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have spoken by telephone over the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Irish border riddle confounds EU, UK as Brexit end nears

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The land around the small town of Carrickcarnan, Ireland is the kind of place where Britain's plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall _ an invisible one that's proving insanely difficult to overcome. More>>

Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is making his second trip this year to Vietnam, demonstrating how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region. More>>

The Latest: More executives pulling out of Saudi conference

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Saudi Arabia says it rejects any "threats" of economic sanctions or political pressure after President Donald Trump's comments on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Israeli PM favors naming envoy to Christian world

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Israel's prime minister says he may appoint an envoy to the Christian world, a sign of Israel's efforts to foster close ties between the Jewish state and its Christian allies. More>>

Ukrainian nationalists honor WWII-era paramilitary group

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About 10,000 people march through the capital of Ukraine for annual nationalist commemoration of formation of World War II-era Ukrainian Insurgent Army. More>>

Aid groups decry 'routine' killing of Yemen's civilians

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A humanitarian group says that attacks on Yemeni civilians are "unacceptable" but have taken on a chillingly regular frequency, a day after an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels killed some 17 people. More>>

Hungary: Ban on living in public areas taking effect

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A constitutional amendment that prohibits people from living in public areas takes effect next week in Hungary. More>>

German bus crashes on Swiss highway, 1 dead and 14 injured

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Police say a German bus has crashed into a metal road sign on a highway in southern Switzerland and several passengers are injured. More>>

Iran arrests member of military over deadly Ahvaz attack

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Iran's official IRNA news agency is saying that authorities have detained a member of the military over the September attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz that killed 24 people. More>>

Israel's Supreme Court halts deportation of American student

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Israel's Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay on the deportation of an American graduate student who has been held in detention while fighting an expulsion order over her involvement in the boycott movement against Israel. More>>

Somalia marks 1 year since devastating Mogadishu bombing

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Somalia marks 1 year since Mogadishu bombing, among world's deadliest attacks since 9/11. More>>

Britain to introduce new, more secure 50-pound notes

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Britain plans to keep the 50-pound ($65) note part of its currency by introducing a new more secure version of its highest value bill. More>>

Syria and Jordan agree to reopen vital crossing

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Syria state TV says the government's terrestrial station has resumed broadcasting to the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and surrounding areas for the first time in seven years. More>>

Israel warns Hamas of 'painful' strikes if protests go on

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Israel's prime minister is threatening "very painful blows" against Gaza's Hamas rulers if they don't halt protests along the perimeter fence that have led to clashes with Israeli troops. More>>

Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured

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A weakened hurricane Leslie has hit Portugal, leaving 27 people injured as it uprooted trees and smashed store windows with gusting winds and heavy rain. More>>

Report: Iran sentences dual-national man to prison

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Iran's judiciary spokesman is saying a court has sentenced a dual-national man to eight and a half years in prison term after finding him guilty of infiltration of important governmental bodies. More>>

The Latest: Exit polls: Top party losing Bavaria majority

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Exit polls indicate German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies are losing their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin. More>>

The Latest: New saint gives Salvadorans 'happiest day'

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Pope Francis has declared Pope Paul VI and slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero saints, reciting in Latin the rite of canonization at the start of Mass in St. Peter's Square. More>>

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