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North Korea's Kim meets Chinese envoy after deadly bus crash

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with China's ambassador at a hospital where Chinese tourists were being treated after a deadly bus crash. More>>

Suspect in Vietnamese kidnapping goes on trial in Berlin

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A Vietnamese man charged with involvement in the kidnapping of a former Vietnamese oil executive in Berlin has gone on trial in the German capital. More>>

Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

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The mystery behind the origins of a fawning pro-Saudi magazine that laid down a red carpet for Crown Prince Mohammed's visit. More>>

French billionaire detained in Africa corruption probe

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French billionaire Vincent Bollore has been detained for questioning in an investigation into alleged corruption in lucrative port deals in Africa. More>>

Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

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Discovery of mummified body in Tehran raises speculation it could be missing remains of late monarch Reza Shah Pahlavi. More>>

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

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Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack. More>>

Business and pleasure on menu for Macron's second day in US Video included

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A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington. More>>

New Zealand leader triumphs abroad, faces pressures at home

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns triumphant this week from a trip to Europe but still faces political pressures at home. More>>

Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist

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Is Peter Madsen guilty of torturing and murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a private submarine trip. More>>

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, policemen

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Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill at least 9 Afghan soldiers and policemen, latest in particularly deadly week. More>>

Academic says ex-Cambridge Analytica CEO lied

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A Cambridge University professor at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal says that the former CEO of data firm Cambridge Analytica lied to a British parliamentary committee investigating fake news. More>>

Icelandic fugitive in bitcoin heist arrested in Amsterdam

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Police in Amsterdam have arrested an Icelandic fugitive suspected of masterminding the theft of hundreds of computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies. More>>

Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites

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Russia's communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies. More>>

Corrupt Indonesia politician sentenced to 15 years in prison

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An Indonesian court sentenced a senior politician to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170 million of public money by officials, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country's rampant graft. More>>

Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey

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Turkish officials say an earthquake shook southeastern Turkey, lightly injuring dozens and causing damage to buildings. More>>

Armenia marks massacre by Ottoman Turks 103 years ago

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Both the Armenian government and the opposition are taking part in commemorative events to mark the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks. More>>

Armenia's leader quits amid protests, saying 'I was wrong'

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Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned unexpectedly Monday to quell massive anti-government protests over what critics feared was his effort to seize power for life. More>>

Suffragist is 1st woman to get statue outside UK Parliament

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has helped unveil a statue of women's rights campaigner Millicent Fawcett outside Britain's Parliament. More>>

Father: Sick UK child surviving after life support withdrawn

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The father of a terminally ill British toddler says the child is surviving after being taken off life support, surprising doctors who had argued he should be allowed to die. More>>

German Jewish leader advises against skullcaps in cities

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Germany's main Jewish leader says he would advise people visiting big cities against wearing Jewish skullcaps, following a street assault last week on two young men wearing them. More>>

UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

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Britain's health secretary has threatened to introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children. More>>

Prince charming: Kate gives birth to boy, home by suppertime

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Kensington Palace says Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge has entered a London hospital to give birth to the couple's third child. More>>

US won't ease sanctions without action by NKorea on nukes

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The White House says North Korea won't get relief from sanctions until it takes "concrete action" toward denuclearization. More>>

UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola

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The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month. More>>

European rights court rejects case on terminally ill toddler

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The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a case from a British mother and father who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a hospital to remove him from life support. More>>

UK Supreme Court declines appeal from parents of ill toddler

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Britain's Supreme Court has declined to hear appeal by parents who want to take terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment. More>>

Saudi-led airstrike at Yemen wedding killed at least 20

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Yemen health officials: Saudi-led coalition bombed a wedding in northern Yemen on Sunday, killing at least 15. More>>

Prosecutor: Danish submarine inventor could kill again

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The prosecution in the murder trial of a Danish inventor accused of torturing and killing a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip says there is "a risk that he that can commit the same kind of crime again.". More>>

Van plows into Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 and injuring 15

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A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police. More>>

The Latest: US offers condolences over Toronto van rampage

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Toronto's police chief says an incident in which a rented van smashed into pedestrians appeared to have been deliberate. More>>

S.Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North

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South Korea says it has halted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts on the border ahead of inter-Korean talks this week. More>>

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

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A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain. More>>

Jailed Egyptian photojournalist wins UN press freedom prize

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The United Nations' cultural agency has ignored warnings from Egypt and awarded the World Press Freedom Prize to an imprisoned Egyptian photographer. More>>

The Latest: Toronto cops say van incident looked deliberate

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Toronto's police chief says an incident in which a rented van smashed into pedestrians appeared to have been deliberate. More>>

Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

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Police in Canada say the van that struck eight to 10 pedestrians in north Toronto has been found and the driver is in custody. More>>

The Latest: Toronto police report 10th death in van incident

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A Toronto police official says nine people have been killed and 16 injured from a van that jumped onto a sidewalk and struck pedestrians in the north part of the city. More>>

UK man convicted of hate crime for Nazi-salute dog video

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A Scottish man who filmed a dog appearing to give Nazi salutes has been convicted of a hate crime and fined. More>>

US raises Nicaragua threat level, pulls diplomats' families

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The United States is shutting down routine operations at its embassy in Nicaragua and pulling out some if its employees amid a string of deadly protests. More>>

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

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The World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way" and mostly given to people previously infected with the disease. More>>

The Latest: Canada official: Too soon for van crash motive

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Canada's minister of public safety says it's too soon to say whether the crash of a van into pedestrians in Toronto is a case of international terrorism. More>>

The Latest: White House spokeswoman can relate to Kate

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Kensington Palace says the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her third child, a boy weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces (3.8 kilograms). More>>

Canada police: Van hits at least 8 people in Toronto

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Canada police say a van in Toronto has struck at least 8 people, but cause and extent of injuries unknown. More>>

EU trade chief says Merkel, Macron will push Trump on steel

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The EU trade chief says that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will press Trump this week to exempt the 28-member bloc permanently from planned U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. More>>

Organizers: Basque event next month to bring lasting peace

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Basque civil society groups and international observers say an event next month in southern France will be key to ending the Basque conflict. More>>

The Latest: Armenia opposition to demand snap election

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Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinian says opposition activists want to meet with the acting prime minister to discuss a "peaceful transfer of power.". More>>

Germany takes 10,000 refugees from UN resettlement program

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the country will take in some 10,000 migrants who were selected by the United Nations' refugee agency. More>>

Greek police arrest 120 migrants after violence by islanders

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Police on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos have arrested 120 asylum-seekers for illegal camping, following overnight violence by local residents trying to end their five-day sit-in protest in the heart of the island capital. More>>

Johnson: G7 officials focus on Russia's 'malign' behavior

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says top officials from the G7 nations are focusing on what he describes as a broad range of "malign" behavior. More>>

Dutch lawyer seeks Qatari compensation for terror victims

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Prominent human rights lawyer demands Qatar set up compensation fund for Dutch-based victims of an al-Qaida-linked Syrian terror group. More>>

Political overtone at Catalan celebration of patron saint

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Hundreds of Catalans are leaving yellow roses at a central Barcelona square in support of jailed separatists they view as political prisoners in their campaign to break away from Spain. More>>

The Latest: Yemen rebels say strike kills senior official

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Yemen's Houthi rebels say their acting head of state has been killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition. More>>

Syrian troops look to isolate IS in Damascus battle

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Syrian state media says government forces, allies press offensive against Islamic State group in southern Damascus. More>>

Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing

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Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing, leaving many without care to die. More>>

Italy turns to 5-Stars to lead talks to end impasse

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Italy's president is launching another round of consultations to try to overcome the impasse from inconclusive March 4 elections, and he's expected to turn to the populist 5-Star Movement to head up talks. More>>

US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight

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US quietly builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of growing extremism fight in Africa's Sahel. More>>

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

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Afghan officials say Taliban attacks on soldiers and police in western Badghis province have killed 14 troops, policemen. More>>

Why French globalist Macron is befriending nationalist Trump

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French President Emmanuel Macron is bringing an environmentally friendly gift to the White House when he visits U.S. President Donald Trump this week: a tree sapling. More>>

Karadzic launches appeal against UN war crimes convictions

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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insists Serb forces acted in self-defense during Bosnia's bloody 1992-95 conflict as he calls on appeals judges to overturn his multiple convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding Serb atrocities. More>>

Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

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French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing that there's no "Plan B". More>>

Turin fixes legal loophole, registers babies of gay parents

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The Italian city of Turin has moved to fill a legal loophole by registering three babies born to gay parents who conceived abroad via artificial insemination. More>>

36 dead, mostly Chinese, in North Korea traffic accident

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China's foreign ministry says a large number of Chinese tourists have been killed and injured in a "major traffic accident" in North Korea. More>>

Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian killing

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Malaysian police have released photo-fits of two foreign suspects who gunned down a Palestinian engineer and stepping up efforts to track them. More>>

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam gets 20 years in related case

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A Brussels court on Monday found 2015 Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and an accomplice guilty of attempted murder over shots fired at police they sought to avoid arrest in a Brussels suburb. More>>

Pope offers gelato to Rome's neediest to mark feast day

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Pope Francis is offering up 3,000 servings of gelato to Rome's neediest. More>>

Natalie Portman addresses snub of 'Jewish Nobel,' backlash

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Genesis Prize foundation says this year's winner, Natalie Portman, has pulled out of June ceremony in Israel. More>>

Report: Autopsies show nothing suspicious in Avicii's death

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Sweden's public broadcaster says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii, who died Friday at age 28. More>>

Correction: Armenia-Protests story

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The leader of major political protests that have gripped the Armenian capital for more than a week has been arrested, and the streets of Yerevan are echoing with the blare of car horns in a new technique for expressing opposition. More>>

HRW: 'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China

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A human rights group says gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese work force, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants. More>>

Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London. More>>

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, email

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A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism.". More>>

The Latest: Abdeslam, accomplice guilty of attempted murder

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A Brussels court says the sole surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks and an accomplice were clearly implicated in shooting at police officers as they sought to flee arrest in Belgium in March 2016, but has not said whether they are guilty yet. More>>

Qatar denies UAE, Bahrain allegation over military jets

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The United Arab Emirates again has accused Qatari military fighter jets of coming dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner coming in to land in Bahrain. More>>

Mexico holds its first presidential debate for July election

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The first of Mexico's presidential debates has opened with fire, with front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defending the idea of an amnesty to fight drug violence and reviving his 2006 campaign slogan of "the poor come first.". More>>

Paraguay ruling party candidate wins presidential election

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The son of an aide to Paraguay's former dictator won the presidential election Sunday, helped by a booming economy under his party. More>>

2 Palestinians die of wounds sustained in Gaza protests

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Gaza's Health Ministry: 2 Palestinian youths die of wounds sustained in Israeli fire during border protests. More>>

The Latest: China says 36 died in North Korea traffic crash

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China's foreign ministry says 32 Chinese citizens and four North Koreans have been killed in a traffic accident in southern North Korea. More>>

Q&A: How strong is the Islamic State group in Afghanistan

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Q&A: How strong is the Islamic State group in Afghanistan and how popular is their ideology among the population. More>>

Nicaragua's president cancels social security overhaul

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Journalist Angel Gahona is among more than people killed in unrest in Nicaragua over social security reforms planned by President Daniel Ortega's government. More>>

Israeli minister vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to Israel

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Israel's Justice minister vows to help Ethiopia's Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia. More>>

French performers, politicians decry 'new anti-Semitism'

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Actor Gerard Depardieu, singer Charles Aznavour and former President Nicolas Sarkozy are among some 300 well-known French people urging national action in France to counter a "new anti-Semitism" that they blame on rising Islamic radicalism. More>>

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

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Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a voter registration center in the capital, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens. More>>

Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her

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A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during the 2016 U.S. election campaign says that she has not been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller and suspected that he was not interested in getting to the truth. More>>

Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

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Scientists say fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system. More>>

The Latest: UN chief condemns attack on Afghan vote center

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An Afghan official says that at least five people were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the northern Baghlan province. More>>

Local vote comes as Italy struggles to form government

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Voting in one of Italy's tiniest regions is being watched for any shift in voter sentiment as politicians struggle to form a national government. More>>

Mexico's Pena Nieto optimistic on NAFTA overhaul talks

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Mexico's president has said at a trade fair in Germany that he's optimistic about reaching a deal to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement. More>>

At war with Alibaba: Top brands fight China e-commerce giant

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Executives tell AP their companies were punished by Alibaba after they refused to enter exclusive partnerships with the Chinese e-commerce giant, which denies wrongdoing. More>>

Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

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Syrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week. More>>

Iraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militants

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A spokesman for Iraq's military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday's airstrikes by Iraq's air force in Syria. More>>

Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

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A look at previous nuclear negotiations with North Korea and how the currently planned talks between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington took shape. More>>

World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

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The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117. More>>

The Latest: Nicaragua cancels social security overhaul

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Pope Francis has expressed deep worry over deadly violence in Nicaragua fueled by protests and he's pressing for a peaceful solution. More>>

Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no deal

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says an imperfect nuclear deal with Iran is still preferable to no deal, and that her country will "watch very closely" to ensure it is being fulfilled. More>>

4 Britons on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia killed in bus crash

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A British travel company says four Britons on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have died in a bus crash. More>>

Libyan navy rescues 263 migrants, recovers 11 bodies

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Libya's navy says it has recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 263 others in two separate operations off Libya's western coast. More>>

Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

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Report: Iran detains former prosecutor who faces 2-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners in 2009. More>>

Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

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Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services. More>>

Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

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Gaza health officials say 4 Palestinians, including 15-year-old boy, killed by Israeli army fire as thousands join fourth weekly protests on Gaza border. More>>

Pakistan: Gunmen kill 2 Shiites in Quetta

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Police in Pakistan say gunmen have killed two Shiites and wounded a third in Quetta, the latest in a recent series of attacks on the religious minority. More>>

Pakistan's Pashtun tribes stage protest calling for rights

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Thousands of Pashtuns from Pakistan's tribes have gathered in the eastern city of Lahore reiterating their call for the release of tribesmen being held by authorities on alleged links to militants. More>>

The Latest: Iconic French abbey reopens after security alert

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France's Mont-Saint-Michel abbey has reopened after several hours of searching by police failed to locate a visitor who allegedly threatened French security services. More>>

Turkish lawmakers switch parties in challenge to Erdogan

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Turkey's main opposition party says that 15 of its lawmakers have resigned their membership to join another opposition party in solidarity before snap elections. More>>

High-rise tower in Dubai catches fire; no injuries reported

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A fire breaks out atop a high-rise building in Dubai, though no injuries reported. More>>

Troubled German Social Democrats elect combative new leader

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Germany's center-left Social Democrats are electing a new leader to spearhead the party's recovery from a disastrous election result and guide it through a fractious coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. More>>

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

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North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. More>>

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

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Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. More>>

French nun known as allied troops 'White Angel' dies at 103

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French authorities say a 103-year-old nun known as the "White Angel" who helped allied soldiers during a failed 1942 raid in the Normandy region has died. More>>

Pope ordains 16 priests, tells them always 'be merciful'

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Pope Francis has ordained 16 men to the priesthood. More>>

Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site

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Syrian state media says rebels have started to evacuate three towns in the eastern Qalamoun region in the Damascus countryside. More>>

17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

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The fire department says the death toll from two boats that capsized in southern China has risen to 17. More>>

India approves death penalty for rape of young children

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India's government has moved to prescribe the death penalty for people convicted of raping girls under the age of 12 to combat an increase in crimes against women. More>>

Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to talk as deadly protests rage on

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Nicaragua's government says it is willing to negotiate over controversial social security reforms that have prompted protests and deadly clashes this week. More>>

Smyths Toys to take over Toys R Us stores in Germany

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Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. More>>

Hamas vows revenge for key member killed in Malaysia

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Hamas militant group says a man gunned down in Malaysia was one of its members who had made "important contributions" in science. More>>

Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

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The International Committee of the Red Cross says a staff member has been killed in a shooting in Yemen. More>>

Cuba's Diaz-Canel receives Maduro in first act as president

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has received his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in his first official act as the country's leader. More>>

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries 'lawful lynching'

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Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality. More>>

Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2 suspected bombers

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Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government enter their second week in the capital Yerevan. More>>

European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests

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The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet involved in a fatal accident. More>>

Hungary: Anti-government rally focuses on media freedom

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Tens of thousands of protesters in Hungary are taking part in a rally focusing on the media policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government. More>>

Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan will lose at polls

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The leader of Turkey's main opposition party says he is confident of winning June 24 snap elections and ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan despite a lagging performance in past races. More>>

UN officials in Sweden for talks on North Korea, Syria

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The U.N. secretary-general and Security Council officials are meeting in Sweden on Saturday to discuss a range of international topics with the developments on the Korean Peninsula and the Syrian crisis dominating the agenda. More>>

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

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The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. More>>

The Latest: OPCW team visits Douma to probe chemical attack

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Russia's Foreign Ministry says a team of international chemical weapons inspectors has departed for the Syrian town of Douma, site of an alleged chemical weapons attack that prompted a retaliatory missile strike by the U.S., U.K. and France. More>>

Iran's president slams morality police's tactics with women

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Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's president has criticized the morality police's use of violence against woman failing to observe the national Islamic dress code. More>>

Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app

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The chief of the Russian communications watchdog has admitted to blocking access to millions of IP addresses in a so far futile attempt to block a popular messaging app. More>>

The Latest: Hamas mourns slain engineer 'commander'

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Israel's defense minister says Gaza's Hamas rulers are the "only culprits" in the death of a Palestinian boy killed by Israeli army fire in protests on the Gaza-Israel border. More>>

Irish premier launches bid to overturn abortion restrictions

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Ireland's premier has urged his country to show compassion as he launched a campaign to overturn some of the strictest abortion rules in Europe. More>>

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

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First clues of Cuba's future power structure under new president emerge. More>>

Myanmar evicts kin of officer who told of reporters' setup

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Myanmar police have evicted the family of a police officer who had testified that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters reporters facing charges that could get them up to 14 years in prison. More>>

Pakistan: Traders call for reopening of Afghan border

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Pakistani traders have demanded the reopening of an Afghan border point closed last week after a deadly clash between the two sides. More>>

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

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South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after violent protests in provincial capital. More>>

Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set up

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A Myanmar police officer has testified that he and several colleagues were ordered to entrap two reporters for the Reuters news agency, dealing a major blow to the government's case against the journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act. More>>

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

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Syrian state media says Islamic State militants have agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus. More>>

The Latest: Palestinians will seek UN probe of Gaza violence

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The Latest: Gaza's Health Ministry says Palestinian youth protesting at Gaza-Israel border shot in the head. More>>

The Latest: Ally China welcomes N. Korea's nuke suspension

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President Donald Trump appears to be confirming news that North Korea has agreed to suspend nuclear and long-range missile testing. More>>

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

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Israeli military aircraft drop leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from Gaza border protest. More>>

Raul Castro acts like he's retiring though future unclear

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Raul Castro, who stepped down from the presidency Thursday, remains the most powerful person in Cuba as head of the Communist Party. More>>

40,000 gather in Armenia to demand leader's resignation

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About 40,000 demonstrators gathered on the capital's central square as a week of large protests against the country's new leadership showed no sign of dissipating. More>>

Prague zookeepers use puppet to raise endangered magpie

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Zookeepers in Prague have turned into puppeteers in an effort to save the critically endangered Javan green magpie. More>>

No surprise: Charles to succeed queen as Commonwealth head

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British media outlets say heir to the British throne Prince Charles has been approved as the next head of the Commonwealth of the U.K. and its former colonies. More>>

8 convicted in case alleging govt reps colluded with Mafia

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A court in Palermo convicted eight defendants, including a close associate of Silvio Berlusconi, of charges showing collusion between the Sicilian Mafia and the government during the early 1990s. More>>

The Latest: France demands access for chemical inspectors

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The U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State group says its local allies in Syria have captured a Syrian-born German IS operative previously tied to a 9/11-linked jihadist cell. More>>

Russia: US did not violate red lines during Syria strikes

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Russia's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he could visit Russia if President Vladimir Putin were able to accept his invitation to the White House. More>>

Croatia's president honors victims of WWII camp

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Croatian president has visited the site of a World War II concentration camp and honored its victims amid continued boycott by Croatia's Jews of the official commemoration ceremonies. More>>

The Latest: Commonwealth chooses Prince Charles as next head

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The Commonwealth has confirmed that Prince Charles will be the next leader of the organization of Britain and its former colonies once he succeeds his mother Queen Elizabeth II on the throne. More>>

Remains of Czech cardinal return home from Vatican

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The remains of a Czech Cardinal who faced with courage and dignity the persecution from the Nazi and Communist regimes have returned to his homeland from the Vatican almost 50 years after his death. More>>

Police remove students from occupied Paris university site

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French police have removed students from a Paris university building that had been occupied for a month to protest admission changes that also are causing turmoil at other campuses. More>>

Afghan authorities: 3 protecting voter registration killed

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Authorities say three police protecting voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces have been killed by militants over a two-day period this week. More>>

Pakistan: Armed men rob, harass prominent right activist

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A prominent Pakistani rights group says armed men have raided the house of the editor of its State of Human Rights report, harassed her and stole her laptop, two hard drives and two cell phones, as well as some jewelry and cash. More>>

German town braces for neo-Nazi concert on Hitler's birthday

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A court has banned the consumption of alcohol at a planned neo-Nazi concert in eastern Germany to prevent an outbreak of violence. More>>

UK lawmakers form group to combat 'malign' Russian influence

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British lawmakers have set up a special group to focus on Russian meddling, saying more must be done to understand the extent of Moscow's "malign influence.". More>>

Turkish lawmakers approve early elections called by Erdogan

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Turkey's parliament has approved holding the country's presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria. More>>

Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

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A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. More>>

Rights group: Lebanon evicting Syrian refugees from towns

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Human rights group says Lebanese local officials throwing Syrian refugees out of their towns, sending eviction notices. More>>

Zimbabwe's Mugabe summoned over alleged diamond looting

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces parliament summons over alleged $15 billion in diamond looting. More>>

German official, lawyers probed in bribes-for-asylum case

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German authorities are investigating an official and three lawyers on suspicion of corruption in the granting of asylum to people who weren't eligible for it. More>>

Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant

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In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient _ who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. More>>

Basque militant group ETA: 'We really are sorry'

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Basque militant group ETA says it is sorry for the pain that its armed campaign for Basque independence has caused, and vows not to return to violence. More>>

WWII bomb defused in Berlin after large central evacuation

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Berlin police are evacuating thousands from a central area of the German capital and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work. More>>

Evacuation in Slovakia after unexploded WWII bombs found

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Authorities have started evacuation of people in a town in southern Slovakia after a discovery of four unexploded World War II bombs. More>>

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

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North and South Korea have installed a telephone hotline between their leaders as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. More>>

Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection

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Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has publicly caned unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution. More>>

Judge blocks transfer of US citizen with ties to IS group

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A federal judge is weighing the fate of a US citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. More>>

Mahathir's wife urges Malaysian women to be 'queenmakers'

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The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future. More>>

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

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The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured the fact that the U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. More>>

The Latest: Pence tweets response to Cuba's Raul Castro

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Raul Castro has passed Cuba's presidency to Miguel Diaz-Canel, putting the island's government in the hands of a non-Castro for the first time in nearly six decades. More>>

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

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Syrian state media: Hundreds of rebels hand over weapons, start leaving another town northeast of Damascus. More>>

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea hasn't asked for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. More>>

Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head

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Queen Elizabeth II has opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies. More>>

Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man's alleged misdeeds

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Another woman wants to resign from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize, bringing the total number of board members who have quit to eight. More>>

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

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People in Warsaw are pinning paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital begins a day of commemorations on the 75th anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. More>>

Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain

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The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain. More>>

FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria

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Federal authorities are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for five years. More>>

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

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A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states. More>>

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    A Vietnamese man charged with involvement in the kidnapping of a former Vietnamese oil executive in Berlin has gone on trial in the German capital.More
    A Vietnamese man charged with involvement in the kidnapping of a former Vietnamese oil executive in Berlin has gone on trial in the German capital.More
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    Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

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  • For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:46:06 GMT
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    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.More
    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.More
  • Dad of toddler found dead in suitcase now facing charges

    Dad of toddler found dead in suitcase now facing charges

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-04-24 12:31:09 GMT
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    A Virginia man whose toddler daughter's body was found in a suitcase next to train tracks in New Jersey earlier this month is now facing charges.More
    A Virginia man whose toddler daughter's body was found in a suitcase next to train tracks in New Jersey earlier this month is now facing charges.More
  • Newcomer hopes for upset in race for Arizona's US House seat

    Newcomer hopes for upset in race for Arizona's US House seat

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    A Democratic newcomer is looking to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s.More
    A Democratic newcomer is looking to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s.More
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