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Videos: Iran protesters confront police at parliament

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Iran news agency: Protesters swarm Tehran's Grand Bazaar amid nationwide anger over country's troubled economy. More>>

Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is laying out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia. More>>

86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

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Nigeria's president reports 'deeply unfortunate killings' as 86 said dead in communal clashes. More>>

FIFA fines 3 Swiss players for goal celebration gestures

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FIFA has fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate World Cup goals against Serbia, and cleared them to continue playing. More>>

Prince William arrives in Israel for historic royal visit

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Prince William arrived in Israel for the first-ever official visit of a member of the British royal family to the tumultuous region Britain once controlled. More>>

Erdogan wins in Turkey, gets ready to assume sweeping powers

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, is set to extend his rule with sweeping powers after winning landmark presidential and parliamentary elections. More>>

German agency site addresses 9/11, other conspiracy theories

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A German government agency tasked with providing unbiased political information has launched a website suggesting that the U.S. government staged the 9/11 attacks and that aircraft contrails are poisonous _ to show how illogical conspiracy theories are. More>>

Syrian troops push south as US condemns truce breakdown

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Jordan warns it can't take in Syrian refugees fleeing President Assad's offensive in southern province of Daraa. More>>

US report: Colombia coca production surges to record high

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A new White House report finds that cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine has reached an all-time high in Colombia. More>>

In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally

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In another sign of detente following Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un, North Korea isn't holding the annual "anti-U.S. imperialism" mass rally marking the start of the Korean War. More>>

The Latest: Greek PM congratulates Erdogan, raises old items

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Sweden's foreign minister says Turkey's democracy has to improve its shortcomings but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should be given the chance to do that. More>>

Street artist Banksy splashes Paris with works on migrants

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Banksy is believed to have taken his message on migration to Paris, with seven works attributed to the provocative British street artist. More>>

Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

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Hundreds of people are marching through the German capital to protest for an end to burn coal to produce electricity. More>>

TV weather presenters don ties to highlight global warming

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TV weather presenters around the world have teamed up to highlight the impact of climate change by wearing ties, pendants and badges with "warming stripes" while on air. More>>

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

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Officials say multiple attempts to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for nearly two days have failed, but they believe they're still alive. More>>

German court convicts Syrian who beat man wearing Jewish cap

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A Berlin court has convicted a 19-year-old Syrian of serious bodily harm and slander for attacking a man wearing a skullcap in the German capital in April. More>>

South Sudan's rival leaders meeting again in Sudan for talks

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South Sudan's rival leaders meet again in Sudan; new US ambassador to Juba voices skepticism. More>>

The Latest: Italy official says Libyans laud migrant stance

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Spain says 210 people have been rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar, as more migrants take advantage of fair weather in the western Mediterranean to make the risky crossing by boat from North Africa to Spain. More>>

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

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Restaurants in the U.S. - five of them in San Francisco - opened their kitchens for the first time to a program that allows refugees to showcase their cuisines and culinary skills. More>>

German train conductor sexually abused boys on 218 occasions

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A court in southwestern Germany has convicted a train conductor of sexually abusing several children on 218 occasions between 2013 and 2017. More>>

EU slaps sanctions on Venezuelan vice-president, 10 others

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The EU says it has imposed travel bans and asset freezes on 11 senior Venezuelan officials, including new Vice President Delcy Rodriguez. More>>

Romania: Probe sought in communist-era deaths of 340 orphans

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A Romanian government institute has asked prosecutors to investigate the deaths of 340 children at a communist-era orphanage. More>>

Pope urges broader concept of life ethics beyond abortion

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Pope Francis is urging bioethics experts from around the world to take up his call that protecting the unborn from abortion is just as important as caring for the poor, the sick and migrants. More>>

Rights official condemns deadly attack on Roma in Ukraine

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A top European Union official is condemning a recent attack on a Roma camp in western Ukraine that left one person dead and four others injured, including a 10-year-old boy. More>>

Koreas discuss removing North's artillery from tense border

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South Korea's prime minister says the rival Koreas are discussing the relocation of North Korea's long-range artillery systems away from the Korean border. More>>

EU lawmakers vote for rule of law action against Hungary

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EU lawmakers have voted for launching action against Hungary over allegations that Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government is breaching the bloc's fundamental values. More>>

Australia and Vanuatu to negotiate security treaty

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Australia says it will negotiate a security treaty with Vanuatu, weeks after the Australian prime minister warned China against building a military base on the South Pacific island nation. More>>

Romania minister says country facing cyber-attacks, Russians

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Romania's defense minister says the country is challenged by hybrid and cybernetic attacks and "daily" Russian aggression in the Black Sea. More>>

Indonesia identifies likely location of sunken ferry

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The chief of Indonesia's national search and rescue agency says it has identified the location of a ferry that sunk in a deep volcanic crater lake a week ago with some 200 people aboard. More>>

Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

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Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. More>>

NATO chief sees July decision on launching Macedonia talks

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NATO's chief says he expect that alliance leaders will decide at a summit next month to officially launch membership talks with Macedonia. More>>

Sweden sentences 3 to prison for synagogue arson attack

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A Swedish court has found three men guilty of attempted arson last year against the Jewish synagogue in Sweden's second-largest city of Goteborg, causing minor damage. More>>

The Latest: Turkey's election board declares Erdogan winner

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Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have arrested six people for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of a campaign rally by his main opponent in Sunday's elections. More>>

Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan ties

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Britain's Prince William kicks off politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. More>>

UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

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Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures are urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be disastrous. More>>

EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

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The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migrant ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday. More>>

Nigeria: 'Deeply unfortunate killings' as 86 reported dead

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Nigeria's president reports 'deeply unfortunate killings' as 86 said dead in communal clashes. More>>

Erdogan proclaimed winner of Turkey's presidential election

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Polls have opened for Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hold on power or curtail his political ambitions. More>>

Water, mud block rescue attempt for 12 boys inside Thai cave

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Rescuers are planning a second attempt to try to get through a small, flooded passage inside a Thai cave to search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who entered the cave two days ago. More>>

OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase

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OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel say they have agreed to share increased oil production a day after OPEC announced it would pump more crude oil _ a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. More>>

US Defense chief to visit China amid S. China Sea tensions

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting Beijing this week against the background of growing tensions over Taiwan, China's militarization of South China Sea and expanding overseas presence of the People's Liberation Army. More>>

Zimbabwe says 'nothing will stop' election after rally blast

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Zimbabwe rules out state of emergency after blast at president's campaign rally injures 41. More>>

DJ Calvin Harris stoked by Harry Kane nod to 'One Kiss'

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Harry Kane was asked after England's win in the World Cup what song he'd like to be played in his honor on a Brazilian radio station. More>>

Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisis

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Lionel Messi's birthday is being overshadowed by turmoil embroiling Argentina's coach and the squad. More>>

'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

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Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland. More>>

Sweden player condemns racist abuse after World Cup loss

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Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse aimed at him over social media following the 2-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup has been "completely unacceptable.". More>>

Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on 'provocative' gestures

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The head of Switzerland's soccer federation said Sunday he does not expect FIFA to suspend his players despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia. More>>

France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

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France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. More>>

Sources: Salah considering retiring from national team

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Sources tell AP Salah says he is considering retiring from national play after being used as a political symbol in Chechnya. More>>

36 dead in militia attack on village in central Mali: Group

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36 said killed in militia attack on Fulani village in Mali amid suspicions of al-Qaida links. More>>

Libyan coast guard intercepts 450 migrants bound for Europe

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Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted some 100 African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores. More>>

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy, says the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. More>>

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile fired at capital

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Saudi Arabia's state media says the kingdom's air defenses have intercepted a ballistic missile fired over the capital from Yemen, where Saudi-led coalition forces are at war. More>>

Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

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German police say 25 people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed a building in the western city of Wuppertal. More>>

Iraq elections commissions prepares for partial recount

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Iraq's elections commission says it has directed its branches to send ballot boxes possibly affected by fraud to Baghdad for a recount. More>>

Activists: US tells rebels in Syria not to expect support

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Syrian state media say government forces have advanced deeper into the southern province of Daraa under the cover of airstrikes, entering new villages. More>>

Jews, Muslims in Berlin team up on bike rides against hatred

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Jews, Muslims team up on tandem bike rides against hatred in German capital. More>>

The Latest: No decisions at 'frank and open' migration talks

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Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is demanding that European countries step up and actually take action to deal with hundreds of thousands of migrants on the continent, warning that the future of Europe is at stake. More>>

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

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Trump administration seeks to expand family detention for immigrants stopped along border. More>>

2nd person dies after grenade blast at huge Ethiopia rally

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2nd person dies after blast at massive Ethiopia rally, health minister says; 9 arrested. More>>

Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

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Paris' frenetic menswear shows are highlighting bright colors and attracting huge crowds and VIPs. More>>

The Latest: Auto trade group decries Trump's tariff threat

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The Latest: As trade tensions rise, Trump threatens 20 percent tariff on EU cars. More>>

Egypt extends its state of emergency for another 3 months

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Egypt has extended its state of emergency for yet another three months. More>>

Israel's El Al faces scrutiny after moving female passengers

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The Israeli airline El Al is under scrutiny after moving female passengers at the request of ultra-Orthodox men. More>>

Israel opposition leader named head of Jewish Agency

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Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog is unanimously elected head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a non-governmental organization that works closely with the Israeli government to promote Jewish immigration to Israel. More>>

Egypt's president approves law for ride-hailing apps

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses. More>>

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

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Aviation giant airbus has threatened to leave Britain if the country fails to secure a withdrawal deal on leaving the European Union. More>>

New Zealand leader leaves hospital 3 days after giving birth

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based on what she wants. More>>

Libya's UN-backed government says 3 abducted Turks released

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Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli has said three Turkish workers who were kidnapped last year in a southern Libyan town have been released. More>>

EU imposes tariffs on US peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

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The European Union is enforcing tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum. More>>

Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions

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Several EU leaders on Sunday will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political crisis over the management of migrants arriving on Europe's shores in search of better lives which threatens to undermine the entire EU project. More>>

As driving ban lifted, Saudi women in crosshairs of change

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Saudi women in the crosshairs of progress and patriarchy as they prepare to drive for the first time. More>>

US moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains

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The U.S. military says it is moving "assets" to a U.S. air base near South Korea's capital and to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. More>>

Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

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Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. More>>

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

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Soccer fans have converged on Mexico's Angel of Independence to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup. More>>

Egypt officer who thought to break Israeli Bar Lev line dies

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Egypt's state-owned media says the army officer credited with the idea to destroy the Bar Lev line on the Suez Canal's eastern bank during the 1973 Arab Israeli war has died. More>>

Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act'

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Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt. More>>

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

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Ethiopians by the thousands rally in support of new, reformist prime minister. More>>

IS demands release of Iraq women prisoners in hostage video

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The Islamic State group has released a hostage video demanding the release of all Sunni women prisoners from Iraqi jails. More>>

Romanian president to seek new term, backs corruption fight

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Romania's president says he will seek a new term, pledging to fight corruption after the leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party was convicted for abuse in office. More>>

The Latest: Police say 6 arrested after Ethiopia blast

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The Latest: Explosion at rally for Ethiopia's new prime minister; 'few' reported injured. More>>

Macron proposes migrant centers in Europe to assess cases

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French President Emmanuel Macron wants to create closed migrant centers on European soil so authorities can quickly decide whether arriving migrants are eligible to apply for asylum. More>>

Campaign promises galore in last day before Turkish election

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Candidates in Turkey are campaigning for the last remaining hours before a propaganda ban begins ahead of Sunday's critical presidential and parliamentary elections. More>>

Argentina: cocaine seized in World Cup trophy replicas

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The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe leader says blast went off inches away

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The Latest: State media calls Zimbabwe blast at president's rally an assassination attempt. More>>

Poland's Walesa urges opposition to unite ahead of elections

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Poland's former president and pro-democracy leader, Lech Walesa, says he is joining forces with anti-government opposition to prevent the right-wing ruling party from winning elections that will be held on all levels in 2018-2020. More>>

Syria army widens offensive on rebel-held areas in southwest

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Syria state media and opposition activists say Syrian government troops are advancing on rebel-held areas in the country's southwestern region amid intense clashes in a widening offensive, shattering a U.S-backed truce. More>>

The Latest: Macron wants asylum centers to hold migrants

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Spanish authorities say they have rescued 569 migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa to Spain by boat. More>>

Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit Video included

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Leading Brexit supporters are talking tough, and opponents are taking to the streets, on the second anniversary of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. More>>

Israelis, Palestinians await William's inaugural royal visit

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Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family. More>>

Pakistani Taliban choose new chief in place of Fazlullah

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Pakistani Taliban militants have chosen a religious scholar as their new chief in place of Mullah Fazlullah killed earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike. More>>

Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

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The Palestinian president's spokesman says any American peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail. More>>

Vatican convicts ex-diplomat of child porn distribution

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The Vatican tribunal convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican that was sparked by a Canadian-U.S. investigation. More>>

Protests in Spain over sex case; 5 suspects at home on bail

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Five Spanish men whose acquittal of gang rape charges and conviction on a lesser felony caused widespread outrage are back at home while a court considers their appeals against their nine-year prison sentences. More>>

Congo says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return

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Congo to give Bemba, acquitted on appeal of war crimes at ICC, a diplomatic passport to return. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Vatican diplomat convicted for child porn

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Prosecutors have asked the Vatican tribunal to convict and sentence to more than five years a former Holy See diplomat who admitted to downloading child pornography during what he called a period of "fragility" over a job transfer. More>>

Popular hashtags take sides on Egypt president's leadership

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Tens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership. More>>

Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him from program

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The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair. More>>

Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

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Kim Jong-pil, who founded South Korea's spy agency and whose political skills earned him two tenures as prime minister, under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency once kidnapped, has died. More>>

Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children Video included

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About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says. More>>

Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

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Many Brazilians look to the military amid anger at politicians, believing only the armed forces can root out corruption and put Latin America's largest nation back on track. More>>

Trump pushes back against border separation uproar Video included

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President Donald Trump is highlighting the plight of Americans whose loved ones were killed by people who entered the country illegally. More>>

UN: Basic human rights being 'chiseled away' in Venezuela

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A U.N. report says the rule of law in Venezuela is quickly eroding as officials allow government security forces to kill citizens without any apparent consequences. More>>

US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from mom

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The father of the girl who is pictured crying on the cover of this week's Time magazine says the Honduran foreign ministry told him that his daughter is detained with her mother in McAllen, Texas, and the two have not been separated. More>>

The Latest: US condemns truce violations in southern Syria

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has told a Russian television station that he thinks it would be pointless to have talks with the United States. More>>

Jailed filmmaker in Russia loses 44 pounds on hunger strike

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A lawyer for a Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on hunger strike for more than a month in a Russian prison says his client has lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) and is severely weak. More>>

Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest

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Syrian activists: Government forces keep up pressure on strategic southwest, drop barrel bombs on rebel-held areas. More>>

UN puts together a 'Youth World Cup' in New York

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While the World Cup plays out in Russia, dozens of New York City children are set to play in a U.N.-sponsored youth version of the global soccer tournament. More>>

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

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Saudi Arabia's oil minister says officials from major oil-producing nations will discuss a proposal to increase output by about 1 million barrels per day. More>>

For once in a tie, Greek PM Tsipras hails new debt deal

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Greece's borrowing costs have dropped and Greek shares posted significant gains as investors react to new debt relief terms agreed by the country's creditors two months ahead the end of its eight-year bailout program. More>>

Romanian party leader convicted of graft vows to change laws

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Leaders of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party are rallying around their powerful leader after he was handed a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office. More>>

Former Vatican diplomat Capella admits accessing child porn

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A former Vatican diploma on trial for possession of a large quantity of child pornography has admitted the charges during the first hearing of an expedited trial inside the Vatican. More>>

Greek leader dons tie in sartorial relief over bailout end

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has donned a tie, for the first time in more than three years in office, to celebrate the debt relief deal agreed by the country's creditors. More>>

UN chief to meet with US secretary of state

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The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss "issues of mutual concern," which likely include the Middle East peace process and North Korea. More>>

Slovenian lawmakers elect conservative parliament speaker

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Slovenian lawmakers have overwhelmingly elected a conservative leader as parliamentary speaker while talks continue on forming a ruling coalition after this month's inconclusive election. More>>

The Latest: Chart shows Turkish candidates' unequal coverage

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The Latest: Chart shows unequal TV coverage of candidates in Turkish elections. More>>

Gaza officials: 20 Palestinians wounded at Israeli border

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Gaza's Health Ministry says 20 Palestinians were injured by Israeli fire along the border fence. More>>

Rights group warns blocking aid in Yemen endangers millions

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An international rights group says Yemen's warring parties are obstructing crucial aid to the Red Sea port of Hodeida endangering millions in what is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis. More>>

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

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South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects rival Machar; 'We have had enough of him'. More>>

Cyprus, Israel, Greece pledge deeper military ties

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The defense ministers of Cyprus, Israel and Greece have pledged to forge deeper military ties in order to better counter common threats and to help bolster security in a tumultuous region. More>>

UK service celebrates 'Windrush generation' from Caribbean

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Prime Minister Theresa May has joined more than 2,000 people at London's Westminster Abbey to celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the Caribbean, 70 years to the day after hundreds of West Indians arrived to help rebuild war-scarred Britain. More>>

UN expert slams US on poverty, quitting global rights body

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A human rights expert is criticizing the United States for failing to tackle poverty, days after Washington quit the United Nations body that appointed him. More>>

After US, Israel also backs away from UN human rights body

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Diplomats in Geneva say Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the U.N. Human Rights Council, days after the United States pulled out. More>>

Gorbachev: Putin, Trump should focus on arms control

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Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says that if Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump hold a summit, they should focus on curbing the US-Russia arms race and ensuring strategic stability. More>>

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa leaves hospital after fall

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Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa has been discharged from a Madrid hospital, 24 hours after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home. More>>

Trump's Mideast team meets Israeli premier over peace plan

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President Donald Trump's Mideast team has met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss its plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. More>>

Greece's Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

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Greece's dominant Aegean airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft. More>>

German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited a public school in central Beirut, where many of the students are Syrian. More>>

South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Moscow on a state visit intended to boost bilateral economic ties. More>>

Italy's interior minister says Malta should take rescue boat

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Italy's interior minister says Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship with 224 migrants to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. More>>

New leaders tapped for Berlin film festival from 2020

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Carlo Chatrian, the director of the Locarno film festival, and German movie industry official Mariette Rissenbeek have been tapped to take charge of the Berlin International Film Festival starting in 2020. More>>

The Latest: 12 hurt when van with migrants flips in Croatia

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Police say a van carrying migrants has overturned in northwestern Croatia, injuring 12 people. More>>

Paul McCartney drives down memory lane for 'Carpool Karaoke'

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It was a magical mystery tour as Paul McCartney led James Corden through his hometown during a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on CBS' "Late Late Show.". More>>

New East Timor government marred by corruption allegations

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East Timor's president is refusing to swear in 11 members of Cabinet because of corruption investigations, marring the formation of a new government following a protracted political stalemate in the young nation. More>>

Rights body: Poland's laws on judges weaken corruption fight

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Europe's top human rights body has criticized the erosion of judicial independence in Poland and says this will also affect the country's ability to fight corruption. More>>

The Latest: Germany: Much work still undone before Brexit

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Germany says it may be possible to stick to the current timetable for negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union for next March, but much work still needs to be done. More>>

Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir

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Police say at least two rebels, a police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which at least 20 have been injured. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

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North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. More>>

Catalan secessionists cut formal ties with Spanish monarchy

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Catalonia's pro-independence political leaders are snubbing the Spanish king in their latest public challenge to rule from Madrid. More>>

Russia says evidence of Syria chemical attacks was faked

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Russia says the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families

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North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. More>>

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

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A Brazilian man who was detained at the US-Mexico border was separated from his 9-year-old son and has not seen him in 26 days. More>>

Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

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An Indonesian court has sentenced radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman to death for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta. More>>

After giving birth, New Zealand leader craves mac-n-cheese

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese and plans to spend at least one more night in an Auckland hospital with her newborn girl. More>>

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

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Trump got in the first jabs; now the world is punching back as trade brawl spreads. More>>

China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

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A popular Chinese social media site is blocking users from posting about "Last Week Tonight" and its host John Oliver after the HBO news satire program aired a segment making fun of Chinese President Xi Jinping. More>>

2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families

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North and South Korea are discussing the arrangements for reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. More>>

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout

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Eurozone nations are working on the final elements of a plan to get Greece successfully out of its eight-year bailout program and keep its massive debt burden manageable. More>>

US diplomat thinks Trump's UK itinerary includes the queen

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A top official at the U.S. Embassy in London says he thinks President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth II during his visit to Britain next month. More>>

Suu Kyi says outside hate narratives driving Myanmar tension

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been quoted as saying "hate narratives from outside the country" have fueled the communal tensions between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine. More>>

NK pledges to destroy missile test engine site

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The Trump administration has identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president's latest comments raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. More>>

Pope: Countries should take in as many refugees as they can

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Pope Francis is urging nations to take in as many refugees as they can integrate into their societies, but also to invest in places like Africa so migrants won't turn to human traffickers to reach countries that can offer a better life. More>>

South Sudan's armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace

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South Sudan's armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace deal after Kiir, Machar meet. More>>

Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row

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Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights. More>>

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

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Trump got in the first jabs; now the world is punching back as trade brawl spreads. More>>

Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted result

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Iraq's Supreme Federal Court has issued a ruling that endorses manual recount for all ballots from last month's national elections as stipulated by a law passed by parliament in response to complaints of widespread fraud. More>>

Italy interior minister refuses port to migrant rescue ship

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Italy's interior minister refuses port to migrant rescue ship with 224 on board. More>>

Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

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The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not Kosovo. More>>

The Latest: UN 'deeply concerned' about Syrians in the south

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The United States is warning Russia and Syria's President Bashar Assad of "serious repercussions" for violations of an unraveling cease-fire in southwest Syria. More>>

Pope, in Geneva, says Christians must work together on peace

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Pope Francis has arrived in Geneva, one of the world's first cities to adopt the Protestant Reformation, for a one-day visit to highlight the importance of Christians praying and working together. More>>

Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

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As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the president is jolting relationships with some of America's longest and strongest allies. More>>

The Latest: Pope stumbles after Mass, but aides prevent fall

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Pope Francis has been greeted joyfully by Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist and Orthodox leaders as he arrived for an ecumenical service among many different Christian faiths at the World Council of Churches. More>>

NATO head: No guarantee trans-Atlantic alliance will survive

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The secretary-general of NATO says bonds between Europe and North America have weakened, and he appealed for an international effort to shore up the trans-Atlantic military alliance. More>>

Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun a visit to Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. More>>

Libyan coast guard rescues over 520 Europe-bound migrants

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Libya's coast guard says it has rescued some 380 African migrants, including four women and two children, and recovered one body in the Mediterranean Sea. More>>

OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices

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OPEC and Russia are expected to approve raising oil production, but just how much is up in the air. More>>

German lawmaker says Turkey bars him as election observer

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A German lawmaker says the Turkish government is denying him entry to the country as an international observer in this weekend's elections. More>>

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

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Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister's wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust. More>>

Turkey says 35 Kurd leaders killed in airstrikes in Iraq

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again asserted that Turkish jets have dealt a heavy blow on the outlawed Kurdish rebels' leadership in Iraq. More>>

Pilot of Saudi royal family jet arrested in Maine

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A pilot on a Saudi Arabian royal family jet that landed in Maine was arrested on a warrant for theft out of Florida. More>>

Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

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President Trump's executive order aimed at halting the breakup of immigrant families sparked widespread confusion Wednesday about how the reversal will play out and concern that children will still be in detention, even if they remain with their families. More>>

Official: Polish leader's ill health not sparking infighting

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A government official is denying rumors that the illness of Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the powerful leader of Poland's ruling party, has sparked infighting at the highest government levels. More>>

Military vows to recover bodies from sunken Indonesia ferry

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Hundreds of family members are waiting in desperation at a small port on an Indonesian lake for news of missing relatives as the search for more than 190 people from a sunken ferry entered its fourth day. More>>

Japan to scrap evacuation drills for NKorean missile threat

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Japan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started last year while North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands. More>>

East Libya forces say regain control over oil ports

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Libya's self-styled national army in the east says it has regained control over two key oil port terminals after an armed group attacked them a week ago. More>>

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