WH chief of staff urged the FBI to dispute Trump Russia report
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WH chief of staff urged the FBI to dispute Trump Russia report

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus made a personal appeal to a top FBI official to dispute reports that multiple senior members of President Trump‘s campaign had communicated with Russian agents during the 2016 election, a senior White House official confirmed to ABC News on Friday. Priebus had reached out to FBI Deputy Director […]
US ski team pulls out of combined race after crashes
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US ski team pulls out of combined race after crashes

The U.S. ski team, including overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, pulled out of the Alpine combined race Friday because of dangerous conditions on the course. The race was postponed for nearly an hour and the start was lowered after Ilka Stuhec, Tessa Worley and Denise Feierabend all fell at nearly the […]
Trump administration withdrew memo that found 'ample legal justification' to halt Dakota Access pipeline
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Trump administration withdrew memo that found 'ample legal justification' to halt Dakota Access pipeline

Two days before the Trump administration approved an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline to cross a reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation, the U.S. Department of the Interior withdrew a legal opinion that concluded there was “ample legal justification” to deny it. The withdrawal of the opinion was revealed in court documents […]
Justice Department reverses Obama guidance on reducing private prisons
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Justice Department reverses Obama guidance on reducing private prisons

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era memo aimed at reducing and ultimately ending the Justice Department‘s use of private prisons. The memo, penned in August 2016 by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates — who was fired by President Donald Trump last month after she refused to defend his immigration order — suggested […]
President Trump to address conservatives at CPAC
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President Trump to address conservatives at CPAC

President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday at 10:20 a.m., his fifth time addressing the gathering of right-wing organizers and activists. The conference, which is hosted by the American Conservative Union, began in 1974 and has since grown into a four-day-long event with thousands of attendees. Trump’s appearance […]
Iraqi forces enter western Mosul, take airport from ISIS
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Iraqi forces enter western Mosul, take airport from ISIS

Iraqi forces pushed into the first neighborhood in western Mosul on Friday and took full control of the international airport on the city’s southwestern edge from the Islamic State group, according to Iraqi officials. The gains mark the first key moves in the battle, now in its sixth day, to rout IS militants from the […]
Kim Jong Nam was exposed to nerve agent: police
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Kim Jong Nam was exposed to nerve agent: police

Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, had been exposed to nerve agent, police in Malaysia said Thursday. According to the police, a preliminary analysis found VX nerve agent on the face of the victim, who was killed on Feb. 13. The Centers for Disease Control says VX […]
Trump vows to fight 'epidemic' of human trafficking
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Trump vows to fight 'epidemic' of human trafficking

President Donald Trump says he will bring the “full force and weight” of the U.S. government to combat an “epidemic” of human trafficking. The president is meeting at the White House with senior advisers and representatives of organizations that deal with trafficking. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, is among those in attendance. Trump calls human trafficking […]
WATCH:  Authorities arrest last remaining demonstrators at pipeline protest camp
Homeland Security chief John Kelly: There will be 'no mass deportations'
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Homeland Security chief John Kelly: There will be 'no mass deportations'

Just hours after President Donald Trump described his new deportation policies as “a military operation,” Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly criticized the media for using that term and insisted there will be no “mass deportations.” Kelly, along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, is in Mexico City for a brief trip, meeting with President […]
Woman arrested for resisting arrest and fighting officers in courtroom
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Woman arrested for resisting arrest and fighting officers in courtroom

A woman is arrested for resisting arrest and fighting officers.
Trump weighs mobilizing Nat Guard for immigration roundups
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Trump weighs mobilizing Nat Guard for immigration roundups

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.
US Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate Trump’s Ban on Travelers from Seven Muslim-Majority Nations
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US Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate Trump’s Ban on Travelers from Seven Muslim-Majority Nations

US appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations .
Trump to Senate Majority Leader: ‘Go Nuclear’ on SCOTUS Confirmation Battle
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Trump to Senate Majority Leader: ‘Go Nuclear’ on SCOTUS Confirmation Battle

President Trump said today that he would encourage Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, through the confirmation process by using the nuclear option.
SPECIAL REPORT: Pres. Trump, PM May Press Conference
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SPECIAL REPORT: Pres. Trump, PM May Press Conference

ABC News is live at Friday's press conference with President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
SPECIAL REPORT: Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer
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SPECIAL REPORT: Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer

ABC News is reporting live from the White House as Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the first official press briefing of President Trump's administration.
Trump Takes Charge: Sworn in as Nation’s 45th President
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Trump Takes Charge: Sworn in as Nation’s 45th President

Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington.
SPECIAL REPORT: President Obama’s Final Press Conference
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SPECIAL REPORT: President Obama’s Final Press Conference

ABC News is live in The White House briefing room as President Barack Obama holds his final press conference.
Obama Cuts Short Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence
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Obama Cuts Short Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence

President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents.
Dylann Roof Sentenced to Die for Church Slayings
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Dylann Roof Sentenced to Die for Church Slayings

A federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black church members in a racially motivated attack in 2015.
At Least 5 Dead in Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport; Suspect in Custody
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At Least 5 Dead in Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport; Suspect in Custody

Nine people were injured in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in Florida, a senior federal official said, and a suspect is in custody.
West Virginia County Sues 3 Drug Distributors
2 months ago
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West Virginia County Sues 3 Drug Distributors

A West Virginia county has sued three prescription drug distributors alleging they fueled the local opioid epidemic by shipping far too many painkillers there.
Trump Wins Electoral College Vote, Presidency
2 months ago
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Trump Wins Electoral College Vote, Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation’s 45th president (all times EST): 5:28 p.m. Donald Trump has cruised to victory in the Electoral College despite thousands of anti-Trump protesters who converged on state capitols across the country. Monday’s vote ensures that the billionaire will […]
AZ, MO, Give Trump 245 Electoral Votes of 270
2 months ago
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AZ, MO, Give Trump 245 Electoral Votes of 270

Donald Trump is closing in on the 270 votes he needs to formally win the presidency.
UT Board of Trustees Approve New Chancellor Davenport
2 months ago
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UT Board of Trustees Approve New Chancellor Davenport

The University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the appointment of Beverly Davenport as the first female chancellor of the public university system's flagship campus in Knoxville.
Officials in 24 States Urge Trump to Kill Obama Carbon Plan
2 months ago
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Officials in 24 States Urge Trump to Kill Obama Carbon Plan

Officials in two dozen states are asking President-elect Donald Trump to issue an executive order on his first day in office declaring as illegal President Barack Obama's plan to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.
The Latest: Jurors Convict Dylann Roof in Church Slayings
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The Latest: Jurors Convict Dylann Roof in Church Slayings

The Latest on the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, who was convicted of killing nine black people during a South Carolina church Bible study.
Smoky Mountains Rise Benefit Airs Tuesday Evening
2 months ago
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Smoky Mountains Rise Benefit Airs Tuesday Evening

Country legend Dolly Parton is stepping up to help the victims of the recent historic Tennessee wildfires.
Dolly Parton Organizing Telethon for Tenn. Wildfire Victims
3 months ago
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Dolly Parton Organizing Telethon for Tenn. Wildfire Victims

Country icon Dolly Parton has organized a musical telethon to raise money for victims of the Tennessee wildfires that destroyed more than 1,700 homes in the resort town of Gatlinburg.
2 Juveniles Charged in Tennessee Wildfires that Killed 14
3 months ago
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2 Juveniles Charged in Tennessee Wildfires that Killed 14

Authorities have charged two juveniles for starting an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.
Trump is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year
3 months ago
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Trump is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year.
UPDATE: Death Toll From Tennessee Wildfires Rises to 13
3 months ago
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UPDATE: Death Toll From Tennessee Wildfires Rises to 13

Tennessee mayor says that the death toll from wildfires earlier this week has increased to 10.
Dolly Parton Announces “My People Fund”
3 months ago
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Dolly Parton Announces “My People Fund”

Dolly Parton is helping Tennessee fire victims get back on their feet.
UPDATE: Another death confirmed in Tennessee wildfires
3 months ago
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UPDATE: Another death confirmed in Tennessee wildfires

A Tennessee mayor is confirming another fatality in the wildfires that swept through the Great Smoky Mountains, raising the death toll to four.
UPDATE: Goalkeeper who initially survived crash dies
3 months ago
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UPDATE: Goalkeeper who initially survived crash dies

An official investigation has begun into a plane crash involving 72 passengers and 9 crew members, including members of a Brazilian club soccer team, that took place near Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Medellin, Colombia just before 10 p.m. Monday night.
UPDATE: Attacker purposely drove on curb, stabbed people
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UPDATE: Attacker purposely drove on curb, stabbed people

Ohio State police say the attacker on campus purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians and then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.
Trump Settles Trump University Suits for $25M: Official
3 months ago
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Trump Settles Trump University Suits for $25M: Official

Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump have settled all three fraud civil lawsuits against the now-defunct Trump University for $25 million and no admission of wrongdoing, according to a source familiar with the settlement negotiations.
PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer
3 months ago
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PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer

PBS says Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and co-anchor of the network's "NewsHour" with Judy Woodruff, died today of cancer. She was 61.
10 Storylines to Watch on Election Day
4 months ago
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10 Storylines to Watch on Election Day

The long-awaited election of 2016 is finally here, and it could be a historic one for a number of different reasons.
UPDATE: Suspect in cop killings had hostile encounters
4 months ago
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UPDATE: Suspect in cop killings had hostile encounters

Police say they have identified a suspect in the early morning killing of two Des Moines area police officers, warning he is likely armed and should be considered dangerous.
Police: 6 Dead After Buses Collide in Baltimore
4 months ago
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Police: 6 Dead After Buses Collide in Baltimore

Police say a school bus and a commuter bus crashed in Baltimore, killing six people.
FBI Director Says Congressional Investigation Into Hillary Clinton Emails Back On
4 months ago
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FBI Director Says Congressional Investigation Into Hillary Clinton Emails Back On

FBI Director James Comey released a statement today saying that the FBI is going to continue the previously closed investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state.
Twitter Debate Rages Over Photo of Shiny or Painted Legs
4 months ago
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Twitter Debate Rages Over Photo of Shiny or Painted Legs

Forget the debate about "The Dress." Twitter is abuzz about "The Legs."
Iraq special forces find IS bomb factory, tunnels near Mosul
4 months ago
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Iraq special forces find IS bomb factory, tunnels near Mosul

A lift truck driver uploads family tents for the Mosul refugees at the UNHCR warehouses, part of the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The United Nations’ refugee agency is shipping tents, blankets and other aid from the United Arab Emirates to northern Iraq to help those affected […]
Powerful quakes wreak new havoc in Italian mountain towns
4 months ago
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Powerful quakes wreak new havoc in Italian mountain towns

A resident carrying his belongings passes in front of the collapsed bell tower of the Santa Maria in Via church in the town of Camerino, in central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. Authorities began early Thursday to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong […]
Man shot dead after stabbing guard at US Embassy in Kenya
4 months ago
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Man shot dead after stabbing guard at US Embassy in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan police official says a man has been shot dead after stabbing a policeman guarding the perimeter wall of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. Vitalis Otieno, the officer in charge of the Gigiri area that hosts several embassies, says a pedestrian walking along the street stabbed the policeman on Thursday […]
Powerful quakes wreak new havoc in Italian mountain towns
4 months ago
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Powerful quakes wreak new havoc in Italian mountain towns

A resident carrying his belongings passes in front of the collapsed bell tower of the Santa Maria in Via church in the town of Camerino, in central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. Authorities began early Thursday to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong […]
The Latest: Turkey safe after IS sulfur explosion in Iraq
4 months ago
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The Latest: Turkey safe after IS sulfur explosion in Iraq

An Iraqi Federal Police vehicle passes through a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields […]
2 Yazidi women who escaped IS group win human rights prize
4 months ago
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2 Yazidi women who escaped IS group win human rights prize

COMBO – this combination of two file photos shows Iraqi Yazidis Nadia Murad Basee, left, and Lamiya Aji Bashar, right, who survived sexual enslavement by the Islamic State before escaping and becoming advocates for their people who have won the EU’s Sakharov Prize for human rights on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Guy Verhofstadt, the leader […]
APNewsBreak: Abu Sayyaf got $7.3 million from kidnappings
4 months ago
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APNewsBreak: Abu Sayyaf got $7.3 million from kidnappings

FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, released Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad, left, briefly delivers his statement after meeting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, in Davao city in southern Philippines. Sekkingstad was freed after a year of horrific jungle captivity when he was constantly threatened with beheading. Abu Sayyaf militants pocketed at least […]
The Latest: Iraqi forces push IS out of town near Mosul
4 months ago
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The Latest: Iraqi forces push IS out of town near Mosul

An Iraqi Federal Police vehicle passes through a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields […]
Spokesman: 90 migrants believed dead off Libyan shore
4 months ago
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Spokesman: 90 migrants believed dead off Libyan shore

CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman for the Libyan navy says more than 90 migrants are believed dead after their rickety boat was damaged shortly after leaving the Libyan coast. Ayoub Gassim said the coast guard has rescued 29 survivors, who said the plastic boat ripped and began filling with water about 26 miles (42 kilometers) […]
The Latest: Iraqi Shiite leader hails alliance with Kurds
4 months ago
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The Latest: Iraqi Shiite leader hails alliance with Kurds

An Iraqi Federal Police vehicle passes through a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields […]
UN preparing for possible chemical attack in Iraq’s Mosul
4 months ago
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UN preparing for possible chemical attack in Iraq’s Mosul

A lift truck driver uploads family tents for the Mosul refugees at the UNHCR warehouses, part of the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The United Nations’ refugee agency is shipping tents, blankets and other aid from the United Arab Emirates to northern Iraq to help those affected […]
The Latest: Turkish president says forces could enter Sinjar
4 months ago
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The Latest: Turkish president says forces could enter Sinjar

An Iraqi Federal Police vehicle passes through a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields […]
UNICEF says school attack a potential war crime
4 months ago
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UNICEF says school attack a potential war crime

This frame grab from video provided by Muaz al-Shami, Syrian Revolution Network, an opposition activist media organization, that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows a child on a hospital bed, with a bandage around his head after airstrikes killed over 20 people, in the northern rebel-held village of Hass, Syria, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016. […]
UN preparing for possible chemical attack in Iraq’s Mosul
4 months ago
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UN preparing for possible chemical attack in Iraq’s Mosul

A lift truck driver uploads family tents for the Mosul refugees at the UNHCR warehouses, part of the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The United Nations’ refugee agency is shipping tents, blankets and other aid from the United Arab Emirates to northern Iraq to help those affected […]
APNewsBreak: Abu Sayyaf got $7.3 million from kidnappings
4 months ago
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APNewsBreak: Abu Sayyaf got $7.3 million from kidnappings

FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, released Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad, left, briefly delivers his statement after meeting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, in Davao city in southern Philippines. Sekkingstad was freed after a year of horrific jungle captivity when he was constantly threatened with beheading. Abu Sayyaf militants pocketed at least […]
UNICEF says school attack a potential war crime
4 months ago
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UNICEF says school attack a potential war crime

This frame grab from video provided by Muaz al-Shami, Syrian Revolution Network, an opposition activist media organization, that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows a child on a hospital bed, with a bandage around his head after airstrikes killed over 20 people, in the northern rebel-held village of Hass, Syria, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016. […]
UNHCR shipping aid to Iraqis displaced by Mosul campaign
4 months ago
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UNHCR shipping aid to Iraqis displaced by Mosul campaign

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Nations’ refugee agency is shipping tents, blankets and other aid from the United Arab Emirates to northern Iraq to help those affected by the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group. The UNHCR shipment, leaving Dubai’s International Humanitarian City on Thursday, is expected to […]
UNICEF says school attack may be deadliest of Syria war
4 months ago
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UNICEF says school attack may be deadliest of Syria war

This frame grab from video provided by Muaz al-Shami, Syrian Revolution Network, an opposition activist media organization, that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows a child on a hospital bed, with a bandage around his head after airstrikes killed over 20 people, in the northern rebel-held village of Hass, Syria, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016. […]
Officials in quake-ridden central Italy assess damage
4 months ago
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Officials in quake-ridden central Italy assess damage

Residents of Ussita, central Italy prepare to spend the night in tents, early Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, following an earthquake that destroyed part of their neighborhood. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after […]
China’s male-dominated, anti-graft politics by the numbers
4 months ago
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China’s male-dominated, anti-graft politics by the numbers

A worker takes a porcelain plate bearing an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping for a customer which on display together with previous leaders Jiang Zemin, left, and Hu Jintao, second left, at a souvenir shop near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. China’s ruling Communist Party concludes a key meeting this week […]
China’s male-dominated, anti-graft politics by the numbers
4 months ago
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China’s male-dominated, anti-graft politics by the numbers

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party concludes a key meeting this week aimed at shoring up internal discipline and asserting General Secretary Xi Jinping’s authority. The gathering is also expected to lay the groundwork for next year’s national congress that will decide major leadership positions and lay out the agenda for Xi’s next five-year […]
Small quakes continue to shake Italy following aftershocks
4 months ago
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Small quakes continue to shake Italy following aftershocks

Residents of Ussita, central Italy prepare to spend the night in tents, early Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, following an earthquake that destroyed part of their neighborhood. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after […]
Philippine leader affirms US alliance but wants troops out
4 months ago
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Philippine leader affirms US alliance but wants troops out

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, is shown the way by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a joint press conference following their meeting at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool) TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed to cooperate in promoting regional peace and […]
French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty
4 months ago
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French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty

A man stands next to a burning tent as fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of […]
Mayor: Heavy structural damage from quake in Ussita, Italy
4 months ago
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Mayor: Heavy structural damage from quake in Ussita, Italy

Rescuers stand by rubble in the village of Visso, central Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 following an earthquake. A pair of powerful aftershocks shook central Italy on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (Matteo […]
Large anti-Maduro protests fill the streets in Venezuela
4 months ago
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Large anti-Maduro protests fill the streets in Venezuela

People protest against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. The opposition protested on the heels of a move by congress to open a political trial against Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Anti-government protesters filled the streets of Venezuela’s […]
2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic
4 months ago
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2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic

Rescuers and residents wander around the small town of Visso in central Italy under eavy rain, early Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, after a 5.9 earthquake that destroyed part of their neighborhood. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched […]
Patients left in limbo as more doctors flee Puerto Rico
4 months ago
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Patients left in limbo as more doctors flee Puerto Rico

In this Oct. 24, 2016 photo, patients wait their turn at one of the Medical Center external clinics in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A steady departure of medical specialists from Puerto Rico has turned into a stampede amid the island’s ongoing economic crisis leaving patients with few doctors to take care of their ills. (AP […]
2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic
4 months ago
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2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic

Residents walk past rubble in the village of Visso, central Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 following an earthquake. A pair of powerful aftershocks shook central Italy on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (Matteo […]
Mass protest in Venezuela demanding end of ‘dictatorship’
4 months ago
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Mass protest in Venezuela demanding end of ‘dictatorship’

University students protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Masses of protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela’s capital on Wednesday on the heels of a move by congress to open a political trial against Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) […]
US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time
4 months ago
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US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo a Cuban and a U.S. flag hang on the windshield of a car in a garage in Havana, Cuba. Diplomats say the U.S. is expected to abstain, for the first time, from a U.N. resolution criticizing America’s economic embargo against Cuba. Such a step would effectively […]
Canadians not travelling as time running out EU trade deal
4 months ago
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Canadians not travelling as time running out EU trade deal

Minister-President of Wallonia, Paul Magnette, speaks with the media during a break in a meeting at the Belgium Prime Minister’s residence in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Belgium is stretching talks to convince its region of Wallonia to give the necessary backing to a trade deal between the European Union and Canada into the eve […]
AP Explains: Why African states have started leaving the ICC
4 months ago
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AP Explains: Why African states have started leaving the ICC

FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters. A third African country, Gambia, says it will leave the International Criminal Court as fears grow of a mass pullout from the body that pursues some of […]
2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic
4 months ago
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2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic

Residents walk past rubble in the village of Visso, central Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 following an earthquake. A pair of powerful aftershocks shook central Italy on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (Matteo […]
2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic
4 months ago
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2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic

Residents walk past rubble in the village of Visso, central Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 following an earthquake. A pair of powerful aftershocks shook central Italy on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (Matteo […]
French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty
4 months ago
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French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty

A man stands next to a burning tent as fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of […]
The Latest: Russian envoy attacks UN official over Aleppo
4 months ago
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The Latest: Russian envoy attacks UN official over Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local): 1:15 a.m. The U.N. humanitarian chief is accusing Russia and Syria of using bombing and starvation tactics in eastern Aleppo to push people to surrender or to death, triggering an unusual attack on a U.N. official from the Russian […]
AP Explains: Why African states have started leaving the ICC
4 months ago
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AP Explains: Why African states have started leaving the ICC

FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters. A third African country, Gambia, says it will leave the International Criminal Court as fears grow of a mass pullout from the body that pursues some of […]
General: Mosul battle is hard, but Raqqa will be harder
4 months ago
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General: Mosul battle is hard, but Raqqa will be harder

An Iraqi Federal Police vehicle passes through a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields […]
French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty
4 months ago
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French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty

A man stands next to a burning tent as fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of […]
2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic
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2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic

ROME (AP) — A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. One person was injured in the epicenter of Visso, where the rubble of collapsed buildings tumbled […]
IS driving hundreds into Mosul, using them as human shields
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IS driving hundreds into Mosul, using them as human shields

Internally displaced persons clear a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields as they retreat […]
OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas
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OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas

FILE – In this July 25, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrive for a news conference at State House in Nairobi, Kenya, where President Obama nudged African nations to treat gays and lesbians equally under the law, a position that remains unpopular through much of the continent. The U.S. […]
Turkish leader threatens more involvement on Syrian border
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Turkish leader threatens more involvement on Syrian border

Police use water cannons against pro-Kurdish Peoples’s Democratic Party members as they protest the detention of Gultan Kisanak, Diyarbakir Mayor, and co-mayor Firat Anli, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Turkish police on Wednesday used tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of demonstrators protesting the detentions of two leading politicians in the […]
US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time
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US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo a Cuban and a U.S. flag hang on the windshield of a car in a garage in Havana, Cuba. Diplomats say the U.S. is expected to abstain, for the first time, from a U.N. resolution criticizing America’s economic embargo against Cuba. Such a step would effectively […]
General: Mosul battle is hard, but Raqqa will be harder
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General: Mosul battle is hard, but Raqqa will be harder

An Iraqi Federal Police vehicle passes through a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields […]
IS driving hundreds into Mosul, using them as human shields
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IS driving hundreds into Mosul, using them as human shields

Internally displaced persons clear a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields as they retreat […]
Turkish leader threatens more involvement on Syrian border
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Turkish leader threatens more involvement on Syrian border

Police use water cannons against pro-Kurdish Peoples’s Democratic Party members as they protest the detention of Gultan Kisanak, Diyarbakir Mayor, and co-mayor Firat Anli, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Turkish police on Wednesday used tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of demonstrators protesting the detentions of two leading politicians in the […]
OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas
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OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas

FILE – In this July 25, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrive for a news conference at State House in Nairobi, Kenya, where President Obama nudged African nations to treat gays and lesbians equally under the law, a position that remains unpopular through much of the continent. The U.S. […]
The Latest: Cuba organizes vote-watching party on US embargo
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The Latest: Cuba organizes vote-watching party on US embargo

University students protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Venezuela’s standoff deepened after congress voted to open a political trial against Maduro for breaking the constitutional order and opposition leaders called for mass demonstrations on Wednesday to drive the socialist leader from office. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — […]
OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas
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OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas

FILE – In this July 25, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrive for a news conference at State House in Nairobi, Kenya, where President Obama nudged African nations to treat gays and lesbians equally under the law, a position that remains unpopular through much of the continent. The U.S. […]
US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time
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US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo a Cuban and a U.S. flag hang on the windshield of a car in a garage in Havana, Cuba. Diplomats say the U.S. is expected to abstain, for the first time, from a U.N. resolution criticizing America’s economic embargo against Cuba. Such a step would effectively […]
Quake shakes central Italy near devastated quake zone
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Quake shakes central Italy near devastated quake zone

ROME (AP) — A 5.4-magnitude earthquake rattled central Italy on Wednesday, downing power lines and sending panicked residents into the streets just two months after a powerful temblor toppled nearby villages, killing nearly 300 people. There were scattered reports of pieces of buildings falling but no immediate reports of injuries. “We’re without power, waiting for […]
General: Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa
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General: Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa

In this photo provided by the Defense Department, taken Oct. 23, 2016, Defense Secretary Ash Carter listens as U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, speaks during a news conference in Erbil, Iraq. Townsend, the commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group says there’s an […]
Arby’s to Sell Venison Sandwiches in 6 Deer-Hunting States
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Arby’s to Sell Venison Sandwiches in 6 Deer-Hunting States

Deer hunting season is on the way, but fans of venison might not have to trek out into the woods this year to get their fix.
OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas
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OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the world was watching America’s gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to export gay rights overseas. Under Obama the U.S. deployed its diplomats and dollars to try to block anti-gay laws, punish countries that enacted them, and tie U.S. assistance to respect for LGBT rights. Yet […]
The Latest: US abstains in UN on Cuba embargo for first time
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The Latest: US abstains in UN on Cuba embargo for first time

University students protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Venezuela’s standoff deepened after congress voted to open a political trial against Maduro for breaking the constitutional order and opposition leaders called for mass demonstrations on Wednesday to drive the socialist leader from office. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — […]
General: Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa
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General: Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group says there’s an urgent need to encircle the extremists’ stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa because of intelligence warnings that attacks on Western targets are being plotted there. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend spoke to reporters at the Pentagon on […]
Russia drops Spain ship refueling request amid NATO uproar
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Russia drops Spain ship refueling request amid NATO uproar

NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, addresses the media at the start of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council Defence Ministers session at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. NATO defence ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss tense relations with Russia, how to help Middle East nations combat extremism and cooperation […]
Venezuela braces for anti-government protests amid crisis
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Venezuela braces for anti-government protests amid crisis

University students protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Venezuela’s standoff deepened after congress voted to open a political trial against Maduro for breaking the constitutional order and opposition leaders called for mass demonstrations on Wednesday to drive the socialist leader from office. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — […]
US says it will abstain on UN vote on Cuba embargo
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US says it will abstain on UN vote on Cuba embargo

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo a Cuban and a U.S. flag hang on the windshield of a car in a garage in Havana, Cuba. Diplomats say the U.S. is expected to abstain, for the first time, from a U.N. resolution criticizing America’s economic embargo against Cuba. Such a step would effectively […]
Diplomats say US will abstain on UN vote on Cuba embargo
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Diplomats say US will abstain on UN vote on Cuba embargo

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo a Cuban and a U.S. flag hang on the windshield of a car in a garage in Havana, Cuba. Diplomats say the U.S. is expected to abstain, for the first time, from a U.N. resolution criticizing America’s economic embargo against Cuba. Such a step would effectively […]
Philippine, Japanese leaders sign military, economic deals
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Philippine, Japanese leaders sign military, economic deals

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the Philippine Economic Forum in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Duterte is on a three-day official visit to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability and endorsed Japan’s provision of […]
The Latest: Activists: Syria airstrikes kill 17, mostly kids
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The Latest: Activists: Syria airstrikes kill 17, mostly kids

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Syrian activists say that airstrikes outside a school in the northern, rebel-held province of Idlib have killed 17 people, mostly children. The Idlib News network says the airstrikes hit as the children gathered outside a school complex […]
Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
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Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy

People attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of an overnight attack on the Quetta Police Training Academy, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing dozens of people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gun […]
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 people
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Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 people

Map locates Ghor province, Afghanistan; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm; KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population in one of the country’s most […]
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 people
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Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 people

Map locates Ghor province, Afghanistan; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm; KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population on one of the country’s most […]
Iraqi forces evacuate 1,000 civilians from Mosul front lines
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Iraqi forces evacuate 1,000 civilians from Mosul front lines

Soldiers give the first aid to a boy injured during the clashes between Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces and Islamic State militia in the village of Tob Zawa, about 9 kilometers (5½ miles) from Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for a third day in a remote western town far […]
Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
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Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy

People attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of an overnight attack on the Quetta Police Training Academy, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing dozens of people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gun […]
Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out
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Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the Philippine Economic Forum in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Duterte is on a three-day official visit to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) TOKYO (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, speaking in a country that is a staunch U.S. ally and hosts 50,000 American troops, said Wednesday that […]
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 20 people
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Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 20 people

Map locates Ghor province, Afghanistan; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm; KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents have killed at least 20 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said Wednesday. The slain civilians were from a group of 33 taken by the […]
Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
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Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy

People attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of an overnight attack on the Quetta Police Training Academy, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing dozens of people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gun […]
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 20 people
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Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 20 people

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents have killed at least 20 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said Wednesday. The slain civilians were from a group of 33 taken by the militants near the provincial capital of Ferozkoh, according to Ziauddin Saqib, the deputy provincial […]
Tourism overtakes dairy as New Zealand’s top overseas earner
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Tourism overtakes dairy as New Zealand’s top overseas earner

In this Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 photo, tourists take photos during a tour of the Hobbit movie set near Matamata, New Zealand. In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it’s the hobbits that are really making hay. According to figures released Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, tourism has overtaken dairy as […]
Turkey says barrel bombs have hit Syrian opposition fighters
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Turkey says barrel bombs have hit Syrian opposition fighters

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a helicopter believed to belong to Syrian government forces has dropped barrel bombs in a deadly attack on Turkey-backed opposition forces in the border area. The Anadolu Agency, quoting military officials, reported on Wednesday that two opposition fighters were killed in the attack in the village […]
Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out
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Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the Philippine Economic Forum in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Duterte is on a three-day official visit to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) TOKYO (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his wish for his country to be free of foreign military troops. Duterte told an audience […]
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 20 people
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Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 20 people

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police official says that Taliban insurgents have killed at least 20 civilians after they were abducted in a remote central province. Ziauddin Saqib, the deputy provincial police chief in restive Ghor says the 20 were from a group of 33 taken by militants near the provincial capital of Ferozkoh. […]
Gambia says it is leaving International Criminal Court
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Gambia says it is leaving International Criminal Court

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A third African country, Gambia, says it will leave the International Criminal Court as fears grow of a mass pullout from the body that pursues some of the world’s worst atrocities. Gambia announced the decision on television Tuesday night, accusing the court of unfairly targeting Africa and calling it the “International […]
Gambia says it is leaving International Criminal Court
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Gambia says it is leaving International Criminal Court

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A third African country, Gambia, says it will leave the International Criminal Court as fears grow of a mass pullout from the body that pursues some of the world’s worst atrocities. Gambia announced the decision on television Tuesday night, accusing the court of unfairly targeting Africa and calling it the “international […]
Venezuela braces for anti-government protests amid crisis
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Venezuela braces for anti-government protests amid crisis

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a political rally against the Congress in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. After the government suspended a recall referendum seeking Maduro’s removal last week, the opposition-controlled congress began debating his “constitutional situation.” Lawmakers vow to present evidence that Maduro a dual Colombian citizen and therefore constitutionally ineligible to […]
Venezuela’s congress opens political trial against Maduro
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Venezuela’s congress opens political trial against Maduro

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a political rally against the Congress in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. After the government suspended a recall referendum seeking Maduro’s removal last week, the opposition-controlled congress began debating his “constitutional situation.” Lawmakers vow to present evidence that Maduro a dual Colombian citizen and therefore constitutionally ineligible to […]
Hungary: Publisher of suspended opposition newspaper sold
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Hungary: Publisher of suspended opposition newspaper sold

FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2016 file picture a man shows the last printed edition of Nepszabadsag during a demonstration organized to express solidarity with Hungarian political daily Nepszabadsag in Budapest, Hungary. Earlier in the day the publishing company Mediaworks suspended the publication of both the print and online editions of the paper until […]
US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes ‘lost cause’
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US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes ‘lost cause’

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a “lost cause” and the best hope is to cap its capability. Clapper’s comments come amid mounting concern that the North is moving closer toward having a nuclear-tipped missile that […]
4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park
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4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park

Queensland Emergency Services personnel are seen at the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Four people died after a malfunction caused two people to be ejected from their raft, while two others were caught inside the ride at the popular theme park. (Dan Peled/AAP via AP) […]
US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes ‘lost cause’
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US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes ‘lost cause’

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a “lost cause” and the best hope is to cap its capability. Clapper’s comments come amid mounting concern that the North is moving closer toward having a nuclear-tipped missile that […]
Venezuela’s congress opens political trial against Maduro
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Venezuela’s congress opens political trial against Maduro

FILE – In this July 21, 2016 file photo, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro stands with Spain’s former Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, left, and former Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez, during a photo opportunity after a meeting at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela’s government says Pope Francis met with Maduro at the […]
Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti ‘a disgrace’
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Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti ‘a disgrace’

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston speaks during a news conference held in Beijing, China. Alston is calling the United Nations’ denial of legal responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010 caused by U.N. peacekeepers “a disgrace.” Alston […]
Pakistani cadets ran, jumped from windows to flee militants
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Pakistani cadets ran, jumped from windows to flee militants

In this photo provided by Pakistan’s Press Information Department, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, right, talks to a survivor of an overnight attack on the Police Training Academy, with Pakistan army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, left, at a local hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police […]
Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti ‘a disgrace’
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Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti ‘a disgrace’

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston speaks during a news conference held in Beijing, China. Alston is calling the United Nations’ denial of legal responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010 caused by U.N. peacekeepers “a disgrace.” Alston […]
Ontario nurse charged in deaths of 8 nursing home residents
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Ontario nurse charged in deaths of 8 nursing home residents

From left, Ontario Provincial Police Detective-Superintendent Dave Truax, Woodstock Police Chief William Renton and William Merrylees of the London Police give a news conference in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, to announce that nurse Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, 49, has been charged with the murders of eight elderly people at nursing homes […]
Iraq battles IS in western town, far from Mosul
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Iraq battles IS in western town, far from Mosul

Children converse inside the Baharka camp for displaced persons on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Nearby Mosul, the largest city controlled by the Islamic State group, is still home to more than 1 million civilians. The government and international aid groups fear that a sudden mass exodus will overwhelm the few […]
Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti ‘a disgrace’
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Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti ‘a disgrace’

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston speaks during a news conference held in Beijing, China. Alston is calling the United Nations’ denial of legal responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010 caused by U.N. peacekeepers “a disgrace.” Alston […]
Ontario nurse charged in deaths of 8 nursing home residents
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Ontario nurse charged in deaths of 8 nursing home residents

TORONTO (AP) — A nurse has been charged with the murders of eight elderly people at nursing homes in southwestern Ontario over a seven-year period, police said Tuesday. Woodstock Police Chief William Renton said Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the killings that took place between 2007 and 2014. “The […]
Report: Iranian-American held in Iran gets 18-year sentence
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Report: Iranian-American held in Iran gets 18-year sentence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American held in Tehran has reportedly been sentenced to 18 years in prison for “collaboration with a hostile government,” another dual national convicted in a secret trial since Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. The sentence handed down to Robin Shahini, a 46-year-old graduate student who lives in […]
US official: Non-state actor likely to blame for cyberattack
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US official: Non-state actor likely to blame for cyberattack

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence Director James Clapper says it appears that a “non-state actor” was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix. Clapper says investigators are gathering a lot of data and preliminary indications are that a non-state actor is to blame. But he says […]
Israeli killed by gunfire from Egypt on border
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Israeli killed by gunfire from Egypt on border

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli working on a border fence between Israel and Egypt was shot and killed on Tuesday, Israel said. An Egyptian official said the shooting occurred when an Egyptian soldier mistook the worker for an illegal migrant and opened fire. It was a rare incident of violence along the normally quiet border. […]
Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets
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Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, a Congolese miner sifts through ground rocks to separate out the cassiterite, the main ore that’s processed into tin, in the town of Nyabibwe, eastern Congo, a once bustling outpost fueled by artisanal cassiterite mining. A new report released Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, shows violent, armed […]
The Latest: Russia: US-led coalition hits civilians in Mosul
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The Latest: Russia: US-led coalition hits civilians in Mosul

People arrive at a camp for displaced families in Dibaga, near Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The campaign to retake Mosul comes after months of planning and involves more than 25,000 Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces, Sunni tribal fighters and state-sanctioned Shiite militias. It is expected to take weeks, if not months, to drive Islamic […]
AP EXPLAINS: Why Pakistan still sees huge militant attacks
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AP EXPLAINS: Why Pakistan still sees huge militant attacks

People attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of an overnight attack on the Quetta Police Training Academy, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing dozens of people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gun […]
The Latest: US envoy says no diversion from Mosul fight
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The Latest: US envoy says no diversion from Mosul fight

People arrive at a camp for displaced families in Dibaga, near Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The campaign to retake Mosul comes after months of planning and involves more than 25,000 Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces, Sunni tribal fighters and state-sanctioned Shiite militias. It is expected to take weeks, if not months, to drive Islamic […]
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 61
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Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 61

Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a […]
Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years
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Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years

A Pakistani volunteer and a police officer rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militant attacks […]
Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul
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Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul

Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire with […]
The Latest: France’s Hollande calls for vigilance on IS
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The Latest: France’s Hollande calls for vigilance on IS

People arrive at a camp for displaced families in Dibaga, near Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The campaign to retake Mosul comes after months of planning and involves more than 25,000 Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces, Sunni tribal fighters and state-sanctioned Shiite militias. It is expected to take weeks, if not months, to drive Islamic […]
Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes
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Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes

Cardinal Ludwig Mueller, prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, attends a press conference illustrating new Catholic guidelines on burial and cremation, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The Vatican on Tuesday published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept […]
Russia: West hypocritical on Aleppo, doing similar in Mosul
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Russia: West hypocritical on Aleppo, doing similar in Mosul

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Western outrage over a Russian bombing campaign in the Syrian city of Aleppo is hypocritical because Western governments are carrying out a similar operation in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Lavrov said Tuesday that “the American coalition in Mosul is calling on residents to leave exactly […]
Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes
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Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place. The new instructions were released just in time for Halloween and “All Souls Day” on Nov. 2, when […]
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59
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Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59

Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a […]
Report: Iranian-American held in Iran gets 18-year sentence
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Report: Iranian-American held in Iran gets 18-year sentence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American held in Tehran has reportedly been sentenced to 18 years in prison for “collaboration with a hostile government,” yet another dual national convicted in a secret trial since Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. The sentence handed down to Robin Shahini, a 46-year-old graduate student who lives […]
Police deployed in Calais amid influx of young migrants
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Police deployed in Calais amid influx of young migrants

Migrants wait before being registered at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle,” a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands […]
Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years
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Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years

A Pakistani volunteer and a police officer rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militant attacks […]
Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes
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Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is setting out guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place. The new instructions were released Tuesday, just in time for Halloween, and All Souls Day on Nov. 2, […]
Somali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern Kenya
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Somali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern Kenya

A man stands amid the debris at the scene of an attack in the town of Mandera, Kenya, near the border with Somalia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. A Kenyan official says a number of people were killed in the extremist attack and that gunmen from the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab are suspected of carrying out […]
4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park
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4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park

Queensland Emergency Services personnel are seen at the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Four people died after a malfunction caused two people to be ejected from their raft, while two others were caught inside the ride at the popular theme park. (Dan Peled/AAP via AP) […]
Somali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern Kenya
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Somali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern Kenya

A man stands amid the debris at the scene of an attack in the town of Mandera, Kenya, near the border with Somalia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. A Kenyan official says a number of people were killed in the extremist attack and that gunmen from the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab are suspected of carrying out […]
Militants carry out series of attacks in past 3 years
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Militants carry out series of attacks in past 3 years

A Pakistani volunteer and a police officer rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militants wearing […]
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59
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Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59

Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a […]
Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets
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Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, a Congolese miner sifts through ground rocks to separate out the cassiterite, the main ore that’s processed into tin, in the town of Nyabibwe, eastern Congo, a once bustling outpost fueled by artisanal cassiterite mining. A new report released Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, shows violent, armed […]
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59
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Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59

Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a […]
Hong Kong court sees chilling video describing torture
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Hong Kong court sees chilling video describing torture

FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo taken through a tinted glass, Rurik Jutting, a British banker, sitting in a prison bus arrives at a court in Hong Kong. A jury in Hong Kong watched chilling video Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, of the British banker describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian […]
4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park
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4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park

Queensland Emergency Services personnel are seen at the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Four people died after a malfunction caused two people to be ejected from their raft, while two others were caught inside the ride at the popular theme park. (Dan Peled/AAP via AP) […]
UK to decide which airport expansion proposal to accept
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UK to decide which airport expansion proposal to accept

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government will reveal how it plans to expand London’s airport capacity, more than a year after a special commission recommended a third runway at Heathrow. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will inform Parliament of the government’s decision around midday London time. Other options include extending an existing runway at Heathrow and building […]
Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets
4 months ago
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Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, a Congolese miner sifts through ground rocks to separate out the cassiterite, the main ore that’s processed into tin, in the town of Nyabibwe, eastern Congo, a once bustling outpost fueled by artisanal cassiterite mining. A new report released Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, shows violent, armed […]
Hong Kong court sees chilling video describing torture
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Hong Kong court sees chilling video describing torture

FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo taken through a tinted glass, Rurik Jutting, a British banker, sitting in a prison bus arrives at a court in Hong Kong. A jury in Hong Kong watched chilling video Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, of the British banker describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian […]
Japan wary over Philippine leader’s policy, manners
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Japan wary over Philippine leader’s policy, manners

FILE – In this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, is shown the way by Chinese President Xi Jinping before a signing ceremony in Beijing, China. Japanese officials are wary ahead of the arrival of outspoken Duterte. Their concern is not only about his foreign policy toward the U.S., but […]
Death toll in Pakistan police academy attack rises to 59
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Death toll in Pakistan police academy attack rises to 59

Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police official says the […]
4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park
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4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park

In this image made from video, rescue vehicles are parked outside Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Four people were killed while on a river rapids ride at the popular theme park on Australia’s east coast. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP) SYDNEY (AP) — Four people were killed on Tuesday in […]
Hong Kong court sees chilling video describing torture
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Hong Kong court sees chilling video describing torture

FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo taken through a tinted glass, Rurik Jutting, a British banker, sitting in a prison bus arrives at a court in Hong Kong. A jury in Hong Kong watched chilling video Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, of the British banker describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian […]
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 48
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Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 48

Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An hours-long attack by a group […]
Japan wary over Philippine leader’s policy, manners
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Japan wary over Philippine leader’s policy, manners

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials are wary ahead of the arrival of outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Their concern is not only about his foreign policy toward the U.S., but also about his informal style. They are paranoid about him chewing gum in front of the Emperor. Duterte arrives in Tokyo later Tuesday for a […]
Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets
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Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, a Congolese miner sifts through ground rocks to separate out the cassiterite, the main ore that’s processed into tin, in the town of Nyabibwe, eastern Congo, a once bustling outpost fueled by artisanal cassiterite mining. A new report released Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, shows violent, armed […]
Maduro meets pope as Vatican steps into Venezuela crisis
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Maduro meets pope as Vatican steps into Venezuela crisis

FILE – In this July 21, 2016 file photo, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro stands with Spain’s former Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, left, and former Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez, during a photo opportunity after a meeting at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela’s government says Pope Francis met with Maduro at the […]
Pakistani officials say 48 police trainees killed in attack
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Pakistani officials say 48 police trainees killed in attack

A Pakistani volunteer and a police officer rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen […]
Former Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle dies at 88
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Former Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle dies at 88

FILE – In this March 21, 2002 file photo, Uruguay’s former President Jorge Batlle arrives for the United Nations International Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey, Mexico. Batlle, one of Uruguay’s most important politicians of the 20th century, has died, according to Hospital officials in Uruguay. (AP Photo/Tomas Munita, File) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — […]
Pakistani officials say 41 police trainees killed in attack
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Pakistani officials say 41 police trainees killed in attack

A Pakistani volunteer and a police officer rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen […]
Gunmen attack police training center in southwest Pakistan
4 months ago
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Gunmen attack police training center in southwest Pakistan

Local residents offer the funeral prayer of an intelligence officer in Charsadda, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Police officer Khalid Khan says two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire early on Monday, killing intelligence officer Akbar Ali in the Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Khan says the attackers fled the scene. (AP Photo/Zia Muhammad) […]
France moving more than 6,000 migrants from makeshift camp
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France moving more than 6,000 migrants from makeshift camp

Migrants sit on a bus going to Normandy, as they leave the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, Monday Oct. 24, 2016. French authorities are beginning a complex operation, unprecedented in Europe, to shut down the makeshift camp, uprooting thousands who made treacherous journeys to escape wars, dictators or grinding […]
France moving more than 6,000 migrants from makeshift camp
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France moving more than 6,000 migrants from makeshift camp

An unidentified migrant carrying his luggage leaves a makeshift camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, to register at a processing centre, Monday Oct. 24, 2016. Oct. 24, 2016. French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximatively a week in what they […]
South African opposition says ICC withdrawal is illegal
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South African opposition says ICC withdrawal is illegal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s main opposition party on Monday tried to block a government plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the move is illegal and that the country’s top court should intervene. The government acted unconstitutionally because it announced plans to withdraw from the human rights tribunal based in The Hague, […]
In renewed Aleppo attacks, Syrian troops capture high ground
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In renewed Aleppo attacks, Syrian troops capture high ground

In this photo taken Sept. 26, 2016 and provided by the local council of Aleppo city, Syrians workers clean damaged after airstrikes, in Aleppo, Syria. The opposition-held districts of the Syrian city have been surrounded and under siege for months. Russian and Syrian warplanes are bombing the streets into rubble and government forces are chipping […]
Iraqis on edge of Mosul face a deadly dilemma: Stay or flee
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Iraqis on edge of Mosul face a deadly dilemma: Stay or flee

People gather as aid is being distributed at a camp for displaced families in Dibaga, near Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The campaign to retake Mosul comes after months of planning and involves more than 25,000 Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces, Sunni tribal fighters and state-sanctioned Shiite militias. It is expected to take weeks, if […]
Iraqis press toward Mosul, face questions about airstrike
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Iraqis press toward Mosul, face questions about airstrike

Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire with […]
US: Philippines’ Duterte sparking distress around the world
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US: Philippines’ Duterte sparking distress around the world

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affair Daniel Russel issues his statement to reporters after meeting with Philippine officials at the Department of Foreign Affairs in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Russel has said that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial remarks and a “real climate […]
One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking
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One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking

New research shows cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.
France moving more than 6,000 migrants from makeshift camp
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France moving more than 6,000 migrants from makeshift camp

An unidentified migrant carrying his luggage leaves a makeshift camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, to register at a processing centre, Monday Oct. 24, 2016. Oct. 24, 2016. French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximatively a week in what they […]
Egypt’s security chief warns of scheme to incite chaos
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Egypt’s security chief warns of scheme to incite chaos

FILE — In this March 6, 2016 file photo, Egyptian Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar gives a live appearance on state and private television, in Cairo, Egypt. Abdel-Ghaffar warned of a “conspiratorial scheme” by the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood to incite chaos, in comments published in state-owned newspapers Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Abdel-Ghaffar said that the country […]
Malta says plane crashed en route to Libya surveillance trip
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Malta says plane crashed en route to Libya surveillance trip

In this image taken from a video smoke billows as a light plane crashed after takeoff from Malta airport, in Valletta, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. The twin-prop Metroliner tipped toward the right and crashed into the […]
The Latest: Turkey says it’s in Mosul operation; Iraq denies
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The Latest: Turkey says it’s in Mosul operation; Iraq denies

Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces prepare to attack Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire […]
Iraqis push toward Mosul; group calls for airstrike probe
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Iraqis push toward Mosul; group calls for airstrike probe

Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces prepare to attack Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire […]
In renewed Aleppo attacks, Syrian troops capture high ground
4 months ago
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In renewed Aleppo attacks, Syrian troops capture high ground

In this photo taken Sept. 26, 2016 and provided by the local council of Aleppo city, Syrians workers clean damaged after airstrikes, in Aleppo, Syria. The opposition-held districts of the Syrian city have been surrounded and under siege for months. Russian and Syrian warplanes are bombing the streets into rubble and government forces are chipping […]
Iraqis push toward Mosul; group calls for airstrike probe
4 months ago
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Iraqis push toward Mosul; group calls for airstrike probe

Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces prepare to attack Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire […]
France moving more than 6,000 migrants, destroying huge camp
4 months ago
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France moving more than 6,000 migrants, destroying huge camp

Migrants line-up to register at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, Monday Oct. 24, 2016. French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximatively a week in what they describe as a “humanitarian” operation. (AP […]
Malta says plane crashed en route to Libya surveillance trip
4 months ago
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Malta says plane crashed en route to Libya surveillance trip

In this image taken from a video smoke billows as a light plane crashed after takeoff from Malta airport, in Valletta, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. The twin-prop Metroliner tipped toward the right and crashed into the […]
The Latest: Iran sides with Iraq in dispute with Turkey
4 months ago
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The Latest: Iran sides with Iraq in dispute with Turkey

Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces prepare to attack Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire […]
Iraq forces shell IS near Mosul; group urges airstrike probe
4 months ago
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Iraq forces shell IS near Mosul; group urges airstrike probe

Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces prepare to attack Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire […]
France moving more than 6,000 migrants, destroying huge camp
4 months ago
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France moving more than 6,000 migrants, destroying huge camp

Migrants line-up to register at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, Monday Oct. 24, 2016. French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximatively a week in what they describe as a “humanitarian” operation. (AP […]
Iraq forces shell IS near Mosul; group urges airstrike probe
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Iraq forces shell IS near Mosul; group urges airstrike probe

A member of Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces stands guard in the town of Bartella, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Iraqi forces captured Bartella, around 15 kilometers (9 miles) east of Mosul. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city […]