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Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm

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Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in the hurricane-ravaged San Juan capital but the situation is far from normal and customers are going home disappointed. More>>

Tillerson to meet top Cuba envoy amid probe into 'attacks'

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US officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to meet face-to-face with Cuba's foreign minister amid an ongoing probe into mysterious "attacks" on American diplomats in Havana. More>>

Ivanka Trump's business ties shrouded in secrecy in China Video included

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It's more difficult than ever to map the supply chains of Ivanka Trump's brand, raising questions about who her company is doing business with in China. More>>

Experts: NKorea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes

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Military analysts say North Korea doesn't have the capability or intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country's top diplomat saying it has the right do so. More>>

Are you watching, Germany? Dutch still trying to form a govt

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If Angela Merkel wants to see how tough it can be to form a multiparty government, the German chancellor need only look across the border at the Netherlands, where four-party coalition talks are still grinding on more than six months after the election. More>>

Macron: Europe is too slow, blind to dangers of nationalism

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French President Emmanuel Macron is laying out his vision for a more unified Europe, with a joint budget for countries sharing the euro currency and a stronger global voice despite Brexit looming. More>>

The Latest: Arab league calls for dialogue after Kurd vote

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Regional authorities say the Iraqi Kurdish referendum saw an over 70-percent turnout. More>>

AP Newsbreak: Saudis threaten fallout if Yemen probe passes

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Saudi Arabia has threatened other countries over a proposed resolution at the U.N.'s leading human rights body that would send international, independent investigators into war-torn Yemen. More>>

Report: Iran says it files charges against Telegram app CEO

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Report: Iran says it files charges against the CEO of the encrypted messaging app Telegram. More>>

Prominent German nationalist figure Petry to leave party

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German parties' newly elected parliamentary groups are holding their first meetings after elections that left Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc weakened but still on top. More>>

Ex-rebel Serb commander sentenced to 15 years in Croatia

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A Croatian court has sentenced a former Serb paramilitary commander and Australian citizen to 15 years in prison for war crimes in the 1990s. More>>

Greek media workers on 24-hour strike over health care fund

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Greece is under a news blackout after the country's biggest press union called a 24-hour strike to protest the feared closure of a special health care fund for media employees. More>>

3 share 'Alternative Nobel,' US lawyer gets honorary award

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The "Alternative Nobel" has been given to four people for their "courageous work" in human rights, public health and good governance. More>>

Mexico tallying the economic cost of big earthquake

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Mexican government officials are still calculating the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, but for the manager of a downtown restaurant it is already all too clear. More>>

Poland's leaders visit military drills with NATO troops

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Poland's president and defense minister are visiting Polish and other NATO troops going through major defense exercise while the region is concerned for its security amid Russia's increased military activity. More>>

EU official Tusk: No sufficient progress in Brexit talks

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to meet with the president of the European Council as she tries to break the deadlock in negotiations on leaving the European Union. More>>

Uber wields new weapon in fight with London: diplomacy

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The new CEO of Uber has apologized for past mistakes just days after London told the company it was revoking its operating license. More>>

Russia threatens to block Facebook over data storage

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Russia's communications watchdog has threatened to block the access to Facebook next year if the company does not store its data locally. More>>

Fears of Bali volcano eruption spark exodus of 75,000

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Indonesia's disaster agency says more than 75,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali because of fears of an eruption. More>>

Swedish passenger train collides with armored vehicle

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Swedish police say a train carrying passengers has collided with an armored vehicle south of Stockholm. More>>

On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

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Hundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a pine forest in southeastern Lithuania for the national championship of wild mushroom picking. More>>

Palestinian kills 3 Israelis in settlement near Jerusalem

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Israeli police, medical services: Attacker opens fire at entrance of a town outside Jerusalem, killing 3 Israelis. More>>

Benghazi trial could undercut Sessions' push for tribunals

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The trial of the Libyan militant accused of being a mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi attacks is testing the Trump administration's claim that Guantanamo Bay is the best place to prosecute terror suspects. More>>

Nigerian gov't says Boko Haram contained; president fine

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Nigeria's information minister says his country has greatly reduced the reach of Boko Haram extremists even though the group can still launch suicide attacks. More>>

China hosts Interpol meeting amid concerns over abuse

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China is hosting an Interpol meeting amid concerns Beijing is using the police network to pursue political foes overseas. More>>

Kosovo FM: Passing Montenegro border deal "impossible" now

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Kosovo's new foreign minister says ratification of a key border agreement with neighboring Montenegro is "impossible at the moment" despite international appeals for its approval. More>>

Russia launches strategic missile forces drills in Siberia

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The Russian military has launched drills involving intercontinental ballistic missiles in Siberia. More>>

Mexican women show resolve in earthquake's aftermath

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When a magnitude 7.1 quake struck central Mexico, toppling buildings and leaving hundreds trapped, Mexicans quickly mobilized a mammoth rescue operation of professionals and civilians. More>>

Police: Finland stabber not part of wider extremist group

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Finland's news agency is quoting police as saying the Moroccan asylum-seeker who killed two people and injured eight in a stabbing attack in southwestern Finland in August was not part of a wider group. More>>

China postpones food import controls after global outcry

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China has postponed enforcement of sweeping new import controls on food following complaints by the United States, Europe and other trading partners that they would disrupt trade. More>>

Greece: Missing UK hiker may have been mauled by animals

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A missing British tourist may have been mauled to death and devoured by wild animals while hiking between archaeological sites in northern Greece. More>>

The Latest: Tusk: No sufficient progress in Brexit talks

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Britain's foreign secretary says his government will ensure the rights of Romanians living in Britain are protected after Brexit. More>>

Ugandan lawmakers in brawl over 'life presidency' bill

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A fight broke out in Uganda's parliament Tuesday amid efforts to introduce legislation that could extend the long-time leader's decades-long hold on power. More>>

Ukraine's president signs controversial education law

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an education law that critics say would infringe on the rights of ethnic minorities. More>>

The Latest: Mexico's official quake death toll rises to 331

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The toll of dead following Mexico City's magnitude 7.1 earthquake of last week is continuing to rise. More>>

Kenya police tear gas protests over electoral commission

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Kenya police have tear gassed opposition supporters demonstrating outside the electoral commission's offices in Nairobi. More>>

Actor Tony Booth, father-in-law of Tony Blair, dies at 85

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British actor Tony Booth, father-in-law of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, has died aged 85. More>>

New Angolan leader takes oath after dos Santos' 38-year rule

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Angolan President Joao Lourenco has taken the oath of office at a ceremony attended by predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who stepped down after ruling the oil-rich but impoverished country since 1979. More>>

Iraqi Kurds await results of landmark independence vote

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Iranian Kurds rally in the streets in support of Iraqi Kurds' landmark referendum for independence from Baghdad. More>>

Syrian children in Lebanon find music school away from home

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Syrian refugee children in Lebanon graduate from a music school that brought them traditional beats and instruments. More>>

Man arrested on suspicion of arson at Swedish mosque

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Swedish police say a fire that partly destroyed a mosque west of Stockholm was being investigated as arson. More>>

Dutch tourists robbed after leaving Johannesburg airport

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South African authorities say thieves in a vehicle with police markings robbed several dozen Dutch tourists who were traveling in a bus after leaving the main international airport in Johannesburg. More>>

Liz Dawn, former 'Coronation Street' actress, dies aged 77

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Actress Liz Dawn, who played tart-tongued Vera Duckworth in the long-running British soap opera "Coronation Street" has died aged 77. More>>

Evacuations from Bali volcano swell to more than 57,000

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Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption. More>>

The Latest: Bali volcano fears spark exodus of 75,000

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Indonesia's disaster agency says more than 75,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali because of fears of an eruption. More>>

Feds rush aid to Puerto Rico, while Trump tweets about debt

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Federal agencies ramp up their response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico as the Trump administration seeks to blunt criticism its response to Hurricane Maria has been less than for other recent storms. More>>

Erupting volcano forces 6,000 evacuations on Vanuatu island

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An erupting volcano has forced 6,000 people to flee their homes on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. More>>

Study finds Saudi government still tolerates hate speech

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Human Rights Watch says Saudi government continues to tolerate hate speech by some clerics against minority groups. More>>

North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war' Video included

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North Korea's foreign minister says Trump's tweet was a declaration of war against his country. More>>

Puerto Rico is in the dark in wake of Hurricane Maria

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It's already been five days with no lights or air conditioning, and Puerto Rico is looking at many, many more. More>>

Germany: 5 go on trial for allegedly running IS recruitment

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A suspected representative of the Islamic State group in Germany goes on trial in the northern city of Celle on terrorism charges. More>>

Iraq's Kurds vote on independence, raising regional fears

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Polls open in Iraq's Kurdish-run provinces, disputed Kirkuk as Iraqi Kurds vote for independence from Baghdad. More>>

Trump's new travel ban: Third time the charm?

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Trump imposes new travel restrictions on more than half-a-dozen counties as travel ban expires. More>>

Q&A: Why Japan's Prime Minister Abe is calling an election

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Q&A: Why Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election, and what's at stake. More>>

The Latest: Trump's new travel ban: Third time the charm?

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North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the North Asian country already under severe sanctions. More>>

Lebanon's president says Syrian refugees must return home

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The Lebanese president says he wants some 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in his country to henceforth start returning to their homes, voluntarily or not. More>>

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

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Large amounts of federal aid are starting to flow into Puerto Rico and local officials are praising the Trump administration's response. More>>

More buildings, perhaps lives at risk following Mexico quake

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Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble in Mexico City hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of the city's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. More>>

Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

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U.S. contractors operating in Iraq have accused Baghdad of strong-arm tactics to force them to pay tax bills, a practice they've warned the Trump administration is undermining the mission to defeat the Islamic State extremists. More>>

The Latest: UN regrets Iraq's Kurds went ahead with vote

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The Latest: Turkey says it doesn't recognize Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad. More>>

Germany: Merkel faces thorny task in building new government

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is embarking on a complicated quest to form a new government and find answers to the rise of a nationalist, anti-migrant party. More>>

German nationalists' triumph rooted in eastern discontent

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Leaders of the anti-migrant nationalist Alternative for Germany pledged Monday to use their strong third-place finish to form a robust but "constructive" opposition, and sought to allay fears raised by Jewish groups and others. More>>

The Latest: Israel premier congratulates Merkel, ignores AfD

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A leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany has laid open differences inside the party after it surged to third place in Germany's election, announcing she won't join its new parliamentary caucus. More>>

Pakistani cricket star Khan criticizes US's Afghan policy

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A cricket legend who may be Pakistan's future prime minister says the United States should stop trying to destroy the Taliban and instead talk to them with help from Pakistan. More>>

The Latest: UK minister in Romania for Brexit diplomacy

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The Czech Republic's foreign minister has told British counterpart Boris Johnson that he welcomes that Britain is ready to honor its financial commitment to the European Union. More>>

Official: 34 inmates escape prison in eastern Congo

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A local official says 34 prisoners escaped a prison in eastern Congo after breaking through brick walls during heavy rains. More>>

French govt official: Senate elections 'failure' for Macron

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French government spokesman Christophe Castaner says Senate elections have been a "failure" for President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party. More>>

Polish president sets out judicial plan as party alternative

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Poland's president has proposed his own changes to the nation's judicial bodies and the constitution in a dispute that is at the heart of a standoff with the European Union. More>>

Top eurozone official: Greece needs 'clean' bailout exit

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The eurozone's top official says that Greece and its European creditors are on a good path to completing bailout talks, with a view to a "clean exit" from strict fiscal supervision. More>>

Thousands of Libyans march for new politician, others oppose

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Nearly 2,000 demonstrators have gathered in the Libyan capital in support of a Switzerland-based Libyan businessman who had called for a rally to reject the leadership of both main sides in the divided country. More>>

Egypt court sentences notable opposition leader to 3 months

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An Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent opposition leader widely expected to run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in next year's elections to three months in prison for offending public morals. More>>

US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern Syria

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U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria have accused Russia of bombing their positions in a major natural gas field they recently captured from Islamic State militants. More>>

Venezuela: Trump acted 'like the world's emperor' at UN

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Venezuela's top diplomat says U.S. President Donald Trump acted "as if he was the world's emperor" at the United Nations last week. More>>

Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend gets suspended sentence

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An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend with a bread knife will be able to avoid prison after receiving a suspended sentence. More>>

The Latest: HRW says US-led coalition Syria strike killed 84

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An international human rights group says two airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on northern Syria earlier this year killed 84 civilians, including 30 children. More>>

Russian authorities investigating possible cannibalism case

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Investigators in Russia's south are looking into a possible cannibalism case. More>>

4 men accused of killings in Syria go on trial in Germany

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Four asylum-seekers have gone on trial in Germany accused of executing 36 members of the Syrian security forces while they were members of the Nusra Front extremist group. More>>

Lawyer: Hacker in Spanish custody sought by US, Russia

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The lawyer for an alleged Russian hacker says authorities in Moscow are fighting his extradition from Spain to the U.S. by seeking his return to Russia. More>>

Myanmar officials: Insurgents killed 45 Hindu villagers

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Police say they have discovered at least 28 slain Hindus in two mass graves in Myanmar's conflict-torn northern Rakhine state, and the government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. More>>

Lawyer for man accused of kidnapping UK model: case a 'sham'

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A lawyer representing a suspect accused of kidnapping a British model says the entire case may have been fabricated as a publicity stunt. More>>

UN human rights office: Russia violating int'l law in Crimea

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The U.N. human rights office says Russia is violating international law in Crimea, including by imposing Russian citizenship on its people and deliberately transferring hundreds of prisoners and detainees to prisons in Russia. More>>

Dolce&Gabbana court youth with offbeat looks in Milan

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Milan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally, betting on Mother Nature with open-air shows. More>>

Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliament

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Tokyo's governor is launching a new political party to challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party in national elections that are expected next month. More>>

Saudi official fired after textbooks show Yoda with king

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A senior Education Ministry official in Saudi Arabia has been fired after high school students opened their textbooks to find an image of Yoda from the "Star Wars" films seated next to a Saudi king. More>>

London studying ways to reduce new fatberg under Chinatown

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British engineers are studying ways to dispose of yet another oversize "fatberg" threatening London's sewers. More>>

Trump's travel ban unlikely to affect North Korea

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North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the country already under severe sanctions because of its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Anti-govt pastor in Zimbabwe arrested for video of shortages

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Police in Zimbabwe have arrested an anti-government pastor after he circulated videos highlighting the country's worsening economic problems. More>>

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch's tabloid revolution

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Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth _ and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. More>>

Meghan Markle appears at Prince Harry's Invictus Games

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Prince Harry's girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle is sitting in the stands for the opening ceremony of Prince Harry's Invictus Games for wounded veterans. More>>

The Latest: Japan's Abe moves away from balanced budget goal

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month. More>>

Berliners back call for city's Tegel Airport to stay open

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Berliners are being asked to decide on the future of their Tegel Airport, which is due to close when a much-delayed big international airport opens near the German capital. More>>

British actor, director Fiennes gets his Serbian passport

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British actor and director Ralph Fiennes has received Serbian passport from the Balkan country's president. More>>

Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals

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Thousands of Puerto Ricans are spending long hours hunting resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria. More>>

The Latest: Merkel's bloc comes 1st in German election

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Angela Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term as chancellor in Germany, has voted at a polling station near her home in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood. More>>

Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee Myanmar

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The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is "the most urgent refugee emergency in the world" right now. More>>

Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to be handed a fourth term in office as Germans go to the polls in an election also likely to give the farthest right-wing party in 60 years, the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany, seats in parliament. More>>

London mayor: Uber to blame for loss of license in city

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The mayor of London says people angry about the decision to strip Uber of its license in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself, and not transit authorities. More>>

Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

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President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries sunsets Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. More>>

Pope's sex abuse advisers also look into children of priests

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Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children born to Roman Catholic priests. More>>

Vatican denounces ousted auditor who says he was forced out

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The Vatican is denouncing its ousted auditor general for revealing that he resigned under threat of arrest for what he says were trumped-up charges. More>>

French marchers fill Paris streets to protest new work rules

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French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon is rallying disaffected voters against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to weaken worker protections. More>>

In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindle

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Even as the search continues for survivors and the bodies of people who died in quake-collapsed buildings in Mexico City, thousands of people have been left homeless because their houses or apartment buildings are uninhabitable. More>>

Russia general killed in Syria fighting

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Russia's Defense Ministry says a general has been killed in fighting in Syria. More>>

The Latest: Some refuse to return to Mexico police building

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Mexican authorities say the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has reached 318, with more than half of those in the capital. More>>

Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers

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The United Nations mission in Mali says 3 peacekeepers have been killed, 5 others wounded injured in an attack on a convoy. More>>

Mexican experts rush to inspect quake-damaged buildings

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Mexican architects, engineers volunteer to inspect quake-damaged buildings. More>>

Woman dies in northern Greece after deep dive

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Authorities in Greece say that a Bulgarian woman has been killed and her husband hospitalized after diving to a great depth off northern Greece's coast. More>>

France: Macron's party suffers hit in French Senate election

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French President Emmanuel Macron's unconventional political party is fighting to make its mark on the Senate in elections for half the seats in the upper house. More>>

Italy air force Eurofighter crashes at air show, pilot dead

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Italy's air force says a Eurofighter jet performing in an air show south of Rome has crashed in the sea, killing the pilot. More>>

Airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo despite ceasefire

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A Syrian war monitoring group says airstrikes have targeted rural Aleppo for the first time in months since a cease-fire has taken hold in the province. More>>

Life, death in balance for Mexico quake survivors

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As rescuers dig through the remnants of 38 collapsed buildings in Mexico City, they have pulled dozens of lifeless bodies from the wreckage but numerous survivors, too. More>>

Baghdad orders Kurdistan region to hand over borders, ports

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The president of Iraq's Kurdish region says the controversial vote on independence will go ahead as planned on Monday, despite mounting pressures from within the region and beyond. More>>

Iran strikes IS bases on Syria-Iraq border with drones

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Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's elite Revolutionary Guard has targeted bases belonging to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria with drone strikes. More>>

Former Rwandan presidential aspirant Rwigara is arrested

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Rwandan police say they have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and women's rights activist over offenses against state security. More>>

The Latest: French conservatives keep majority in Senate

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Partial official results show France's conservatives on track to keep their majority in the Senate, with President Emmanuel Macron's party trailing as his popularity suffers. More>>

Ethiopia bans weapons at upcoming religious gathering

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Ethiopia has banned weapons at the upcoming Irrecha religious festival in order to avoid the violence that killed several dozen people last year. More>>

Iran displays S-300 air defense missile system to public

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Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard has displayed the country's sophisticated Russian-made S-300 air defense system in central Tehran. More>>

North Korea stages anti-US rally in battle with Trump

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North Korea has held a large anti-U.S. rally in its capital city, backing its leader Kim Jong Un as he exchanges insult-laden threats with President Donald Trump. More>>

Iranian Guard drills near Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum

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Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has begun a military exercise in the northwestern Kurdish region near the Iraqi border ahead of a Kurdish independence referendum in the neighboring country. More>>

Angela Missoni shows feather-light sheer knits in Milan

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With Gigi Hadid on the runway and Lauren Hutton in the front row, Bottega Veneta honors icons as it embraces the now. More>>

Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

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Puerto Rico was already on the edge before Hurricane Maria, reeling from a decade-long, downward economic spiral that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland. More>>

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam. More>>

Saudi festivities stress unity amid political, economic woes

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Saudi Arabia is celebrating its National Day with an array of family-friendly festivities, including allowing women to enter the main stadium in the capital, Riyadh, for the first time, to see a performance recounting the country's founding 87 years ago. More>>

Egypt: Life sentences for 2 over 2015 soccer violence

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An Egyptian court has sentenced two men to life in prison and a dozen others to two to ten years over deadly soccer violence in 2015 that it blamed on the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. More>>

Catalonia's separatists defy Spain with ballots for vote

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Thousands of Catalan separatists are rallying in public squares in Barcelona and other towns in support of a disputed referendum on independence of the northeastern region from Spain. More>>

The Latest: Catalonia separatists pass out ballots for vote

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Grassroots groups driving Catalonia's independence movement say they have started distributing one million ballots to be used in a referendum on secession that the Spanish government has vowed to stop. More>>

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

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A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a leftist militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home. More>>

The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might

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The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. More>>

Turkish FM visits 2 Turks jailed in the US for May brawl

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Turkey's top diplomat has visited two Turks imprisoned in the United States for their alleged involvement in an infamous brawl that has raised tensions between the two countries. More>>

South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

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South Korea's weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. More>>

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

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New, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries could be part of next version of Trump's travel ban. More>>

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico Video included

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In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note. More>>

Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

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Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. More>>

10 photos from Bangladesh camps, 10 stories of desperation

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An AP photographer shares stories of desperation and hopelessness behind 10 pictures from Bangladesh camps where Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar violence now struggle. More>>

Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

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Syria's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that his country is "marching steadily" toward the goal of rooting out terrorism _ and "victory is now within reach.". More>>

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

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Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. More>>

Mexico honors its greatest wrestler, El Santo, at centennial

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You may have never heard the name Rodolfo Guzman, but his silver-masked alter ego, El Santo, was a larger-than-life presence in professional wrestling rings, in comics and on the silver screen. More>>

The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

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The U.S. Geological Survey says the new earthquake to strike Mexico had a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. More>>

Colin Firth takes Italian citizenship after Brexit decision

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British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a "sensible" move amid global political uncertainty. More>>

Paratrooper becomes 1st French casualty in anti-IS coalition

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A French paratrooper died in combat while fighting extremists in the Mideast as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, in what appeared to be the first official French casualty in the operation. More>>

Earthquake dims stylish nightlife in Mexico City district

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The first weekend since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings in Mexico City has begun on a somber note. More>>

Italy's 5-Star party picks its next candidate for premier

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Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened a new phase in its quest for the country's premiership by choosing its candidate and party leader to take the reins from founder Beppe Grillo. More>>

Spain, Catalonia tussle over who controls the Mossos police

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Spain's Interior Ministry has begun coordinating all police efforts in Catalonia, a tactic to halt the region's referendum on secession following tensions with the regional police force controlled by the pro-independence Catalan government. More>>

In final push, Merkel seeks to reach undecided German voters

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel handed out coffee to campaign helpers in Berlin, urging them to keep up the momentum in the final hours before the country votes. More>>

US-backed SDF says it took Syria's largest gas field from IS

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Senior official with U.S.-backed SDF says his fighters have captured the country's largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province Syrian that borders Iraq. More>>

Yemen rebels pardon journalist after death sentence

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Yemeni Shiite rebel officials say a prominent journalist who was sentenced to death over accusations of collaborating with a Saudi-led coalition battling the group has been pardoned. More>>

Russian oppositionist Udaltsov detained before Moscow rally

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Russian news reports say a prominent opposition figure who was recently released after serving more than four years in prison has been detained at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow. More>>

The Latest: Catalonia refuses to give police over to Spain

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Catalonia's top security official says the regional government is refusing to hand over control of a regional police force to Spanish central authorities who are trying to stop a referendum on independence. More>>

Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches Video included

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The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. More>>

In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London

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London's transport authority says it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. More>>

Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

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The top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia says America remains deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state and allegations of human rights abuses there. More>>

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

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China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea in new pressure over nuclear, missile ambitions. More>>

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike

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Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe. More>>

China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts

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A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has said U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing ordered Chinese banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts," but gave no indication what steps China is taking. More>>

Etching of German rifle ground off AK-47 monument in Moscow

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Just days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed a part of it that showed a German weapon that many believe inspired the renowned assault rifle. More>>

Donatella Versace pays joyous tribute to brother Gianni

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On the runway at Milan Fashion Week: When times go dark, designer Giorgio Armani goes bright. More>>

In Mexico quake, villages on edge of capital feel forgotten

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In Mexico quake, forgotten villages on edge of capital clamor for aid. More>>

Britain hopes for Brexit progress; EU leaders cautious

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Britain and the EU are preparing to head back to the Brexit negotiating table after a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May that received a cautious welcome from the bloc's leaders. More>>

Prime Minister Bill English ahead in New Zealand election

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Polls have closed in New Zealand's national elections and the first results were trickling in for what is shaping up to be a close race. More>>

Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote

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Turkey's political and military leaders are set to meet to mull over possible sanctions and other measures against Iraq's Kurdish region if it goes ahead with a referendum on independence. More>>

Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope Video included

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Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

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Bhutan's leader has peppered his U.N. General Assembly speech with moments of silence to honor people afflicted by hurricanes, poverty and terrorism. More>>

New Zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national vote

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New Zealanders vote in national elections Saturday after a campaign in which the candidates found time for selfies and self-reflection. More>>

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobs crude insults at Trump and hints at frightening new weapons test. More>>

Russia: Relations with US poor over 'Russo-phobic hysteria'

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Russia's foreign minister said Friday the downturn in relations with the United States began with the Obama administration's "small-hearted" and "revengeful" actions and has plummeted further because of "Russo-phobic hysteria.". More>>

In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard unveils its latest ballistic missile that can reach much of Mideast, including Israel. More>>

May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition period

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit negotiations, proposing a two-year transition period after the country formal departure in 2019 to ensure Britain's departure from the European Union goes smoothly. More>>

The Latest: UAE says Iran is main obstacle to Arab peace

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The U.N. humanitarian chief says the World Food Program delivered emergency food to a record 7 million people across conflict-wracked Yemen in August. More>>

Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet on coup

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Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of some 250 people who were killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. More>>

Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

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Signs seeking missing pets are scattered around Mexico's capital these days. More>>

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats. More>>

21 migrants dead, 5 missing after boat sinks in Black Sea

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a vessel carrying migrants has sunk in the Black Sea, killing four people on board. More>>

Former leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mahdi Akef dies at 89

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The former leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, Mahdi Akef, who had been detained since 2013, has died. More>>

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a what? A mentally deranged 'dotard,' which is a translation of a derogatory Korean word for an elderly person. More>>

The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response Video included

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President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea's Kim Jong Un in an escalation of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. More>>

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