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AP Explains: Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

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AP Explains: Japan, despite having suffered atomic bomb attacks, refuses to join nuclear powers and NATO in signing a nuclear ban treaty. More>>

Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake Video included

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her. More>>

The Latest: Bangladesh PM accuses Myanmar of laying mines

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rebuked the U.N. over two scandals that have tarnished the legacy of its peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country. More>>

Young Mexicans at heart of earthquake recovery

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Tuesday's powerful quake has spurred a flood of Mexicans looking to help, so many that some aid operations are turning away volunteers _ and more often than not it is young people donning hard hats, searching in rubble and gathering food for victims. More>>

Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key

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President Donald Trump is praising the combat efforts to drive the Taliban and terror groups out of Afghanistan. More>>

World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuke accord

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Fearing President Trump will dump the Iran nuclear accord, leaders from several countries are rallying to defend the pact and say it stands as a possible model for a peaceful settlement with North Korea. More>>

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

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

Canadian leader spotlights his own nation's injustices at UN

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South Korea's president is urging North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue. More>>

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. More>>

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist

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Mexico shocked by news: Young girl thought buried in rubble of collapsed school didn't exist. More>>

May to urge new partnership, transition period for Brexit

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A senior EU official is doubtful that Britain's talks on leaving the EU can advance to a new phase next month, fueling concern a Brexit deal might not be found by the 2019 deadline. More>>

The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273

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Rescue workers have recovered the body of a woman from the ruins of the school in southern Mexico City where a child has been detected alive. More>>

Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

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On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

NHL taps new market, plays 1st preseason game in China

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In Shanghai, the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 in first NHL preseason game played in China. More>>

4 detained in probe linked to film on Russian czar's affair

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Russian police say they have detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

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The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

Turkey: Private jet goes off Istanbul runway, catches fire

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a private jet has run off a runway at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport and caught fire. More>>

Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem 'a bit late'

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Pope Francis is promising to respond with the "firmest measures possible" against priests who rape and molest children and says he'll hold accountable bishops and religious superiors who cover up for them. More>>

Sanders: Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations. More>>

Protests continue at Spanish court over secession arrests

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Thousands have gathered at the gates of Catalonia's judicial body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish authorities are challenging as illegal. More>>

Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in Alabama, add 600 jobs

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Germany's Daimler AG says its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. More>>

Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

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Trump faces decision soon on refugee admissions, may go for even stricter limits. More>>

Le Pen's deputy quits as tensions engulf French far right

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The right-hand man of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has quit the National Front in a power battle stemming from May's bruising election defeat. More>>

Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

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Russian says its special forces helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in battle for key city. More>>

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at age 94

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The family of L'Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman, says she has died at age 94. More>>

Canadian mining company not suspending investments in Greece

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A Canadian mining company that is one of Greece's largest foreign investors says it will not suspend operations in the country as it had threatened to do earlier this month. More>>

Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, leaves 5 dead, 90 missing

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The Libyan coast guard says some 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the country's west coast. More>>

The Latest: Spain hires ferries for more police in Catalonia

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Thousands of protesters have gathered in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen Catalan officials arrested in connection with an independence referendum that Spain's central authorities say is illegal. More>>

Kenya electoral officials set Oct.26 as date for new polls

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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta says court's nullification of his re-election a blow to democracy and judicial coup. More>>

UK: Tate to reunite Picasso nudes for first time since 1932

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An exhibition in Paris and London will reunite three Picasso nudes painted days apart but not displayed together for almost a century. More>>

NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

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North Korean foreign minister calls Trump's threat 'the sound of a dog barking'. More>>

The Latest: 1 of 6 arrested over London subway bomb released

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British police say a 21-year-old man arrested over last week's London subway bombing has been released without being charged. More>>

Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

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New satellite images show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar. More>>

Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die

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Nine aid workers die in crash of truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, hours after another shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar is attacked by a Buddhist mob. More>>

Ugandan police tear gas protesters of 'life presidency' bill

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Ugandan police have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of students protesting against plans to introduce legislation that would allow the long-time president to rule for life. More>>

Suspect in Belgium's Jewish Museum shooting 'may have tumor'

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The lawyer of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish Museum in Belgium says his client may have a brain tumor and is being denied medical treatment. More>>

Swiss indict 3 over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos

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Swiss federal prosecutors have indicted the former leader of an Islamic group and two top members in connection with propaganda videos posted on YouTube in support of al-Qaida. More>>

Ryanair CEO admits mistakes amid cancellations crisis

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Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary is set to face shareholders at the company's annual general meeting amid a pilot shortage that has forced the budget airline to cancel hundreds of flights. More>>

Greece to step up tanker checks after pollution from sinking

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Greece's government is promising urgent inspections on small coastal tankers, 11 days after an oil spill from a shipwreck left beaches on Athens' coastline polluted and off bounds to swimmers. More>>

German city evacuates high-rise apartments over fire risk

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Officials in the western German city of Dortmund say they are evacuating a residential tower bloc that's home to hundreds of people for fire safety concerns. More>>

Denmark arrests man, woman for alleged links to IS

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Danes say a man and woman have been arrested, suspected under the country's anti-terror laws of attempting to commit terror abroad by purchasing and shipping "items" from Denmark to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq "to be used in combat.". More>>

UK bases in Cyprus employ drones to catch songbird poachers

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Police at Britain's two military bases on Cyprus say the use of a state-of-the-art drone will greatly boost their ongoing crackdown on the illicit trapping of migratory songbirds. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

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The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

Iran's top leader dismisses Trump's 'ugly, foolish' remarks

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Iran's supreme leader says U.S. President Donald Trump's "cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal" remarks before the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week were a sign of desperation. More>>

Hong Kong leader condemns UK criticism over jailed activists

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Hong Kong's leader has condemned criticism from British politicians over the city's recent jailing of student activists, saying such comments are unfair and "disrespectful.". More>>

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS group

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Iraq's prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group. More>>

The Latest: May briefs Cabinet to reboot Brexit talks

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is briefing her Cabinet on plans to reboot faltering Brexit negotiations, as she struggles to unite the government after a public rift. More>>

Boy recalls escape from Mexico City school _ and those lost Video included

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Ordinary Mexicans are volunteering to wriggle into a collapsed school after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake pancaked a three-story structure. More>>

Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

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Cybersecurity firm warns that a suspected group of hackers in Iran are targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South Korea. More>>

Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from US President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country. More>>

Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

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Prospects for congressional approval of a plan to remove air traffic control operations from the government and put industry in charge appear slim. More>>

Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 226. More>>

The Latest: Truck carrying aid crashes in Bangladesh; 9 dead

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A truck filled with humanitarian aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh has veered off a road and fallen into a ditch, killing at least nine aid workers. More>>

Seoul to resume aid to N. Korea but doesn't set date

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South Korea has decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn't determine when to provide the assistance amid tension created by North's nuclear tests. More>>

Battle against IS in Raqqa is in 'final stages,' force says

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U.S.-backed forces in Syria say the battle for the Islamic State group's de-facto capital, Raqqa, has reached its "final stages" with the opening of a new front. More>>

Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres opens the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council holds a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. More>>

The Latest: Mexico City mayor puts capital quake toll at 115 Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 248. More>>

EU survey finds Muslims willing to embrace non-Muslims

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A survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live. More>>

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

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Trump's threat to obliterate North Korea showed his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup, but his disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. More>>

Pence applauds UN resolution on peacekeeping reform

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The Security Council has approved a resolution supporting efforts to reform the world body's far-flung peacekeeping operations, a priority of the Trump administration at the UN General Assembly this week. More>>

50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

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More than 40 countries so far have signed on to the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, but the nuclear powers want no part of it. More>>

US allies divided over Trump's threat against North Korea

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Japan has urged international unity in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" the rogue nation if it attacked. More>>

The Latest: US calls for meeting on weapons proliferation

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The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons is set for countries to sign at the United Nations. It's backed by over 100 countries, but nuclear-armed nations want no part of it. More>>

German officials see no sign of election hacking _ yet

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German officials say there's no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country's election Sunday, but are warning against giving the all-clear yet. More>>

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

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Hurricane Maria is sweeping over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. More>>

UN voices new approach to solve Libyan crisis, bring peace

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The United Nations has proposed a new approach to solve the Libyan crisis, by amending a current political agreement, holding a constitutional referendum and general elections. More>>

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci extends news cycle with Rocket Man

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Green has been declared the color of Milan Fashion Week, with the fashion chamber promoting sustainability in the trend-driven world of ready-to-wear. More>>

Kenya Supreme Court nixed poll because it couldn't see data

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Kenya Supreme Court delivers its full judgment on why it annulled the presidential elections. More>>

Ambitious Boris Johnson rattles May, shakes up Brexit debate

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Britain's undiplomatic chief diplomat, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, has thrown politics into turmoil by thrusting himself to the front of the Brexit debate at the worst possible time for the country's leader. More>>

Clash over Catalan vote heats up in Spain as police swoop in

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News reports says Spanish police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional government of Catalonia as a crackdown intensifies on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. More>>

Boy killed at huge protests over Togo president's tenure

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Togo's security minister says a 10-year-old boy was killed and at least 10 other people were injured during protests over the passage of a bill that critics fear would allow the West African country's president to seek re-election indefinitely. More>>

The Latest: Spain's PM warns Catalan officials to drop vote

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The Catalan regional government says that a top official in the management of the region's economic affairs has been arrested as a crackdown intensifies on preparations for a secession vote that Spanish authorities have suspended. More>>

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

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Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people. More>>

AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'tit-for-tat' could end

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AP Interview: Lavrov says relations with the United States are at a low point, but he sees positive notes in President Trump's UN address. More>>

Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp

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Monsoon rains, relocations and extortion attempts are worsening the living situation in the Bangladeshi camps for Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar. More>>

Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests

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Greek authorities say that the captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges. More>>

Fire on Cousteau's ship in Turkey delays restoration work

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A fire on marine explorer Jacque Cousteau's iconic ship, Calypso, has delayed the vessel's restoration by 6-8 months, the Cousteau Society said Wednesday. More>>

Study shows lengthy waits for asylum applicants in Europe

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A new study shows about half of the migrants who entered Europe during the mass influx in 2015 and 2016 were still awaiting decisions on asylum by the end of the period, and only a small percent had been sent home with their applications rejected. More>>

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

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The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. More>>

Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect wanted by US

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Russia seeks extradition of Russian citizen arrested in Greece and wanted by US in major cybercrime fraud case. More>>

Trump's North Korea threat leaves Asia struggling to explain Video included

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South Korea seems to downplay Trump's latest hot rhetoric aimed at North Korea, calling his words a signal of Washington's strong resolve to deal with Pyongyang but essentially a repetition of U.S. policy. More>>

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'. More>>

Turkish officer hit by rotor blade dies at police school

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a police officer has died after being hit by a helicopter's rotor blade in an accident at a police training school. More>>

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 12 in eastern Congo

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A Congo official says that flooding caused by torrential rains overnight have killed at least 12 people and left 92 others missing in the country's east. More>>

Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

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A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may seek political asylum in US. More>>

Election may reflect Germany's management of migrant influx

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As Germany's Merkel goes up for fourth term, many voters satisfied she kept pledge to manage influx of refugees. More>>

Girl's mother thankful Trump spoke of abduction in UN speech

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The mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea is thankful Trump mentioned her in his U.N. speech and hopes it could be a chance for a breakthrough. More>>

AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

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NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results. More>>

The Latest: Kenya Supreme Court says why it nixed poll

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Kenya Supreme Court delivers its full judgment on why it annulled the presidential elections. More>>

The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea Video included

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President Donald Trump is opening his maiden address in front of the United Nationals General Assembly by praising his accomplishments in office so far. More>>

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

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Toys R Us, pioneering big box toy retailer, says it has filed voluntarily for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More>>

In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea Video included

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Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers. More>>

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake Video included

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The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1 It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. More>>

226 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico Video included

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A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing buildings to sway sickeningly. More>>

As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on Hezbollah

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With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region. More>>

The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech sounded warlike

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French President Emmanuel Macron says he isn't about to quit trying to convince President Donald Trump to reverse himself on his decision to exit the climate accords _ and thinks he will succeed. More>>

Global differences abound as leaders address UN Video included

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President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. _ but discussions will be dominated by tough challenges like North Korea and Myanmar's Muslim minority. More>>

Hurricane Maria thrusts Dominica leader into spotlight

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A dramatic series of social media posts at the height of Hurricane Maria have put the spotlight on the prime minister of the small Caribbean island of Dominica. More>>

Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar's map

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Rights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar's Maungdaw township; other townships also damaged. More>>

Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions

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Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. More>>

Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him 'Hitler'

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President Donald Trump has singled out Venezuela in a speech to the U.N. as a threat to democratic principles alongside North Korea, Iran and Syria. More>>

Police: Third arrest made in London subway attack

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British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the bomb that partially exploded on a London subway last week. More>>

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions

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Rights groups are critical of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's defense of her country's conduct in violence that has driven out more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasai region

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Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasais, blames unrest on 'terrorist militia'. More>>

Norway's massive wealth fund hits $1 trillion in value

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Norway's sovereign petrodollar wealth fund hits "milestone" $1 trillion in value, beating all expectations since 1996 establishment. More>>

Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, says Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the low level of trust between the two former Cold War foes. More>>

Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more jail time

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Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more jail time. More>>

Al-Qaida-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops

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Insurgents led by an al-Qaida-linked group have launched one of their widest offensives yet against Syrian pro-government forces, which responded with heavy airstrikes targeting hospitals and first responders. More>>

Ex-head of Vatican hospital justifies apartment renovations

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The ex-president of the Vatican's children's hospital has defended spending nearly a half million euros in hospital donations to renovate a cardinal's apartment, saying the investment would have brought new donations. More>>

Italy urges more patrols, punishment after spate of rapes

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Officials are calling for increased police patrols and new laws to punish perpetrators after a spate of rapes around Italy. More>>

Pope overhauls key institute to reflect his vision of family

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Pope Francis has overhauled the Vatican institute most closely associated with the conservative sexual morals promoted by St. John Paul II, saying it was necessary to adapt and expand its mission to address the reality of today's Catholics. More>>

Wallenberg relatives vow to appeal Russian court ruling

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Relatives of Raoul Wallenberg say they will appeal a Russian court's move to turn down their lawsuit asking the KGB's successor to provide full information about the Swedish diplomat who disappeared after helping 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust. More>>

Czech zoo burns rhino horns, condemns auction in SAfrica

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A zoo in the Czech Republic has burned its stockpiles to rhino horn with an estimated black market value of more than $2 million in a protest against a controversial auction of rhino horn in South Africa. More>>

Motorists trapped as suspicious object shuts main UK highway

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Hundreds of motorists have been stuck for hours on one of Britain's main highways after it was closed due to a "suspicious object.". More>>

UN report says 40 million in 'modern slavery' in 2016

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U.N. agencies and partners say some 40 million people were ensnared by modern slavery last year, decrying a scourge that disproportionately affects women and girls. More>>

The Latest: UN head says nuclear threat at high level

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning the world's leaders that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings.". More>>

Russian navy launches barrage of cruise missiles in drills

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The Russian military says its warships have test-fired cruise missiles in an exercise that comes along with weeklong war games held by Russia and Belarus. More>>

Roads near Frankfurt Airport to close for WWII bomb removal

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German authorities say they will be shutting down some roads to traffic near the Frankfurt Airport after the discovery of a World War II-era bomb during construction work. More>>

Germany arrests 2 Islamic State suspects in Berlin

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Federal prosecutors say two Iraqi men have been arrested in the German capital on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization and war crimes as part of the Islamic State group in their home country. More>>

At least 65 skulls found so far at a mass grave in Bosnia

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Bosnian forensic experts find mass grave hiding remains of at least 65 victims of country's 1992-95 war. More>>

Stanislav Petrov, who averted nuclear war, dies at 77

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Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "The man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war has died. More>>

Senate panel backs Trump's pick for US envoy to Afghanistan

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan. More>>

America 2nd: Traditions mean Trump must wait his turn at UN Video included

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America 2nd: Tradition at the U.N. General Assembly means Brazil first, then the U.S. in speech lineup. More>>

Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. has not attempted to shoot down any of North Korea's missiles -- including two that recently overflew Japan -- because they have not posed a direct threat. More>>

Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war

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Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war and their unwillingness to give up their belongings. More>>

Japan deploys missile interceptor near NKorea flight path

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Japan is deploying a mobile missile defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido following two recent North Korean missile flyovers. More>>

Saudi authorities pressure Snapchat to block Al-Jazeera

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Snapchat has blocked Al-Jazeera's Discover channel in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing dispute between Gulf states and Qatar, where the media network is headquartered. More>>

Tanker being used in Greece oil spill cleanup to be replaced

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Greek authorities say a tanker being used to pump oil from a sunken ship that is polluting the coastline is to be replaced because its certificate of seaworthiness is expiring. More>>

Police arrest Pakistani jihadi suspect in Spain

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Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Pakistani man suspected of promoting terrorism and spreading Islamic jihadi propaganda on social media networks. More>>

Defending Myanmar, Suu Kyi says most Rohingya villages calm

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More than 10,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have marched toward Myanmar's embassy to protest the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Kane mixes it up, Erdem sparkles at London Fashion Week

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The Canada-born designer Erdem Moralioglu turned the Old Selfridges Hotel into a glamorous vintage speakeasy for his London Fashion Week catwalk show. More>>

The Latest: Envoy says China understands Myanmar's efforts

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Suu Kyi says most Rohingya Muslim villages not affected by violence in Myanmar, invites diplomats to visit them. More>>

Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones Video included

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President Donald Trump is plunging into a foreign policy-focused week that will be anchored by his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. More>>

The Latest: North Korea's top diplomat heading to UN meeting

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The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims that U.N. officials have described as ethnic cleansing is getting early attention at the annual gathering of government leaders at the world body. More>>

The Latest: Ivanka Trump pursues her own agenda at UN

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President Donald Trump presses the need for reform at the United Nations as he makes his debut address to a session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. More>>

Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions

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Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions as part of sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet. More>>

New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says sexual abuse is problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations. More>>

Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map

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Rights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar's Maungdaw township; other townships also damaged. More>>

Students in France acid attack show compassion for assailant

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The four American college students attacked with acid at a Marseille train station have forgiven their assailant, who reportedly suffers from a mental illness, a spokesman for their school said on Monday. More>>

UK police quiz 2 ex-foster children over London subway bomb

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British police are still holding two suspects in custody over the London subway blast as commuters head to work Monday in the first morning rush hour since the attack. More>>

Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as a Category 5 storm

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A strengthening Hurricane Maria is swirling toward the eastern Caribbean, with forecasters warning it probably will be a major storm by the time it passes through the already battered Leeward Islands late Monday. More>>

French envoy at UN: Discord at highest level since Cold War

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France's foreign minister says dissention and conflict are at their highest level since the Cold War, while cooperation among nations has become more difficult. More>>

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea Video included

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South Korea says the U.S. military has flown powerful bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula in joint drills with South Korean warplanes. More>>

German foreign minister urges direct talks with North Korea

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Germany's foreign minister is calling for direct talks with North Korea in the standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. More>>

Putin attends military drills that worry Russia's neighbors

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending military maneuvers that have worried his country's neighbors. More>>

Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology class

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Students in Turkey are returning to school where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. More>>

As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

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International opinion is hardening against Myanmar as the U.S., Britain and other powers renew calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy. More>>

Syrian troops battling IS cross river toward US-backed force

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Syrian troops battling the Islamic State group have crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour, securing their hold on the eastern city but threatening a potential standoff with U.S.-backed forces operating nearby. More>>

Opposition sees Brexit 'chaos' in UK govt shifts and feuds

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Britain's statistics regulator has accused Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of misleadingly claiming that leaving the European Union will give Britain an extra 350 million pounds ($475 million) a week to spend on health care. More>>

UN says 1 Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, 1 injured

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The United Nations mission in Congo says that a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country's North Kivu province. More>>

Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

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Iraq's Supreme Court temporarily suspends northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence due next week. More>>

Lady Gaga postpones European leg of world tour

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Lady Gaga has postponed her world tour's European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems. More>>

Trump's childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

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President Donald Trump's childhood home had some new occupants over the weekend _ refugees. More>>

World Wildlife Fund sues over Greece oil spill from tanker

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The World Wildlife Fund has filed a lawsuit over extensive pollution to the coastline outside Athens following the sinking of a tanker near Greece's largest port. More>>

The Latest: US says Syrian allies in touch with Assad forces

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition says their allies on the ground in Syria are keeping "open lines" of communication with President Bashar Assad's forces to avoid frictions between them as both wage offensives against the Islamic State group. More>>

Israel and US open first American military base in Israel

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Israel and the U.S. have inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil. More>>

Swiss state blocks cyberattack, but another hits contractor

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Switzerland's government says state cyber-experts detected and prevented an attempted cyberattack on the Swiss defense department, while another attack "disrupted" the systems of a contractor for the foreign affairs department. More>>

German nationalist party presents anti-Islam platform

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The nationalist Alternative for Germany party is insisting that Islam is incompatible with democracy as Germany's election campaign enters its final stretch. More>>

Pakistan: Attack at Afghan border kills 1, wounds 11

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A Pakistan government official says a suicide attack has killed one civilian and wounded 12 others attempting to target a paramilitary vehicle near the Chaman border crossing with Afghanistan. More>>

Uganda police detain 11 protesting 'life presidency'

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Ugandan police have detained a lawmaker and 10 others who were arrested while protesting against a plan that they charge would enable the country's long-term president to rule for life. More>>

Moscow court rejects lawsuit by Raoul Wallenberg's relatives

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A court in Moscow has turned down a lawsuit by the relatives of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who disappeared after helping at least 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust. More>>

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention

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An Egyptian criminal court has acquitted an Irish-Egyptian who has been detained for four years on a slew of charges, including murder, arson and illegal possession of weapons. More>>

Bolshoi opera singer Zurab Sotkilava dies at 80

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The Bolshoi Theater has announced that renowned Soviet and Russian opera singer Zurab Sotkilava has died. More>>

The Latest: UK shifts Brexit team; opposition sees "chaos"

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The top civil servant on Britain's Brexit negotiating team has left the Department for Exiting the European Union in what opponents said was a sign of chaos in Britain's Conservative government. More>>

Trump: Fate of Iran nuclear deal hangs on tough UN policing

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U.S. President Donald Trump is warning that Washington will walk away from a nuclear deal it agreed to with Iran if it deems that the U.N. agency monitoring the agreement is not tough enough in monitoring it. More>>

The Latest: London bomb suspects fostered by British couple

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A local official and media reports say the two suspects arrested over last week's London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old believed to be from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple. More>>

Somalia regional state sides with Saudi Arabia over Qatar

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A Somali regional state has declared it would side with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, in a new challenge to Somalia's efforts to stay neutral in the dispute. More>>

Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria

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A Nigerian rescue official says that at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state. More>>

Egypt plans to plug budget gaps with more foreign debt

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Egypt's Finance Minister says the country will face a $10 to $12 billion budget shortfall for the current 2017-18 fiscal year, and plans expanded foreign debt issuance to overcome it. More>>

3 bank customers in Germany fined for ignoring collapsed man

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German court has fined three bank customers for failing to help an elderly man who collapsed in a bank branch and later died. More>>

The Latest: Turkey warns Kurds against 'artificial' state

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The Latest: Iraq's Supreme Court temporarily suspends northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence. More>>

Burst fuel pipe to disrupt New Zealand flights through week

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A rupture in the main pipeline carrying jet fuel to New Zealand's largest airport has disrupted the travel plans of thousands of people and is expected to cause further cancellations and delays through next week. More>>

UN says 2 Americans unjustly held in Iran part of a pattern

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UN panel urges immediate release for 2 Iranian-Americans serving 10-year prison sentences on spying charges. More>>

Motor accident in Uganda kills 13 people, police say

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Ugandan police say 13 people, including 12 Tanzanian nationals, have been killed in a motor accident on a highway in central Uganda. More>>

Turkey: Ex-newspaper managers, columnists go on trial

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Former managers and columnists of a newspaper in Turkey linked to a U.S.-based cleric have gone on trial, accused of supporting last year's failed coup. More>>

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