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The Latest: Charity hails decision to revoke Mugabe honor

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The Latest: Zimbabwe respects WHO decision on Mugabe, says attention helped UN 'tremendously'. More>>

WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post

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World Health Organization's chief selects Zimbabwe's Mugabe as 'goodwill ambassador'. More>>

Populist Czech winner may find scandals scare away partners

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After winning Czech parliamentary elections, billionaire business Andrej Babis. More>>

After election win, Abe prioritizes North Korea, aging Japan

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Japan's leader has pledged to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises, the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population. More>>

Britain to give Canada the shipwrecks of explorer Franklin

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Britain will give Canada the shipwrecks of British explorer John Franklin, who tried to chart the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic in 1845. More>>

Catalan parliament to respond to Spain's planned takeover

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A far left pro-independence party in Catalonia is calling for "mass civil disobedience" in the region following the Spanish government's unprecedented move to trigger a section of the constitution allowing the central government to intervene in the region. More>>

Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in Marawi

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Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the last of the pro-Islamic State group militants in southern Marawi city were "finished". More>>

The Latest: IS militants came to Syrian town with hit list

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Syrian officials and activists say the bodies of at least 67 civilians, many summarily killed by the Islamic State group, have been discovered in a central town in Syria that government forces retook from the extremists over the weekend. More>>

Well-known Moscow journalist stabbed by attacker; in coma

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Russia's leading news radio station says its deputy editor-in-chief has been stabbed by an unknown attacker. More>>

Barcelona's vast stadium gives voice to Catalan separatism

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Barcelona's vast Camp Nou gives voice to Catalan separatism. More>>

IS came with a hit list, left Syria town in a trail of blood

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Syrian activists: Bodies of 65 civilians found in town retaken by government troops, many believed killed by IS. More>>

World mayors pledge emissions-free cities by 2030

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The mayors of London, Los Angeles, Paris and several other major world cities are pledging to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles from "large parts" of their cities by 2030. More>>

Czech office says election result web sites were hacked

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The Czech Statistics Office says the web sites it used to publish results from a parliamentary election were hacked. More>>

UK's May says Brexit talks making progress; EU denies leak

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Five of Britain's biggest business groups are calling on the government to quickly agree to a transition period of at least two years. More>>

Donors pledge $228M in new funds for UN's Rohingya appeal

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U.N. humanitarian officials, government ministers and advocacy group leaders are convening for a pledging conference to drum up funds to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, just as the influx from Myanmar has topped 600,000 since late August. More>>

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D thesis goes online, website crashes

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Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis online, triggering interest that has crashed the university's website. More>>

The Latest: Revised aid tally from Rohingya meeting: $344M

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The head of the U.N. agency that coordinates humanitarian aid says have pledged roughly $340 million to help more than 600,000 ethnic Rohingya who have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since August. More>>

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More>>

Russian National Guard officer kills 4 comrades, shot dead

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The Russian National Guard says one of its officers has shot and killed four other servicemen dead before being killed by guards. More>>

Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

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Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young; they still see hope in the calf's capture. More>>

Hundreds attend Mass for slain reporter in Malta

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An anti-corruption reporter's family has appeared in a court in Malta for a libel case against her, a week after she was killed by a car bomb. More>>

Morocco: 6 held in probe of alleged terror plot by IS cell

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Moroccan authorities say they have arrested six people suspected of being involved in the "terrorist plans" of an extremist cell allegedly linked to the Islamic State group. More>>

Gaza to get second cellular network, from Qatar

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A Palestinian cellular provider says it will soon expand coverage from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. More>>

Ultra-Orthodox Jews block Jerusalem roads in draft protests

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Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews from a radical sect are again blocking roads in Jerusalem bringing traffic to a standstill and scuffling with police and passers-by. More>>

Kenya president says polls must be this week, despite doubts

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The United Nations and the African Union are appealing for peace as tensions build in Kenya, where the main opposition group says it will boycott a planned presidential election on Thursday. More>>

Aid group says Madagascar plague outbreak yet to reach peak

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An international aid group says a deadly outbreak of plague in Madagascar has not yet reached its peak. More>>

Autonomy votes in Italy called 'a lesson in democracy'

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The head of the right-wing Northern League says the referendum votes seeking greater autonomy in two wealthy northern regions "was a lesson in democracy for Europe.''. More>>

13 killed after suicide bombing attack in northeast Nigeria

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Authorities in northeast Nigeria say 13 people are dead, others wounded after 3 suicide bombers attack. More>>

Orthodox believers protest movie about Russian czar's affair

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About 20 Orthodox believers have sung prayers to protest the release of a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina. More>>

Correction: South Sudan-Failure to Act story

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Despite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, especially in the Yei region. More>>

Israeli president attacks government assault on state bodies

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In an unusually blunt address to parliament, Israel's president has accused the government of delegitimizing state institutions as part of a campaign of stifling opposition. More>>

In Africa, US envoy Haley voices concern over South Sudan

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The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. says her government will continue sending aid to South Sudan despite the stalling of a peace process aimed at ending a conflict in which tens of thousands have been killed. More>>

Critic of Rwanda's long-time president denied bail

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A Rwandan court has denied bail to a critic of President Paul Kagame who is charged with forgery and inciting insurrection. More>>

Iraqi Shiite leader meets with Jordan king in rare visit

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Jordan's king meets Iraqi Shiite leader, as the US steps up efforts to contain the influence of Shiite-led Iran. More>>

Egypt destroys arms convoy crossing border from Libya

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Egypt military destroyed eight vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives which were trying to sneak form neighboring Libya, days after a deadly attack against the country's police. More>>

Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran Video included

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is pressing Saudi Arabia and Iraq to form a united front to counter Iran's growing assertiveness in the Middle East. More>>

The Latest: Business group endorses early Catalonia election

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A lawmaker with the ruling Catalan separatist coalition says the regional parliament will hold a Thursday plenary meeting that many fear will become a cover for a vote on declaring independence from Spain. More>>

Tanzania accused of arresting exiled Burundian rebel leaders

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A Burundian rebel group says four of its leaders have been arrested in Tanzania. More>>

The Latest: Hungary PM lauds Europe's 'migrant-free zone'

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Hungary's prime minister says Central Europe is the continent's last "migrant-free zone" and that unity among countries such as Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic could stop globalization and mass migration. More>>

Czechs to make memorial at ex-Nazi Roma concentration camp

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The Czech government has approved the funding of 450 million koruna ($20.6 million) to purchase a communist-era pig farm at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp for Roma. More>>

Doctors in Malawi condemn mob attacks amid 'vampire' rumors

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A doctors' association in Malawi says some health workers have been attacked by mobs convinced that blood-sucking vampires are roaming some parts of the country. More>>

Hamas: 3 missing smugglers return to Gaza

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Gaza's Hamas-run Interior Ministry says three Palestinian smugglers who were believed to have been kidnapped in a tunnel along the Egyptian border have returned home. More>>

UK's Johnson urges North Korea to 'change course' on nukes

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is urging North Korea to "change course" and engage in diplomacy to resolve the crisis over its nuclear ambitions. More>>

Giorgio Armani outlines succession plan to keep house intact

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Giorgio Armani says he has devised a succession plan that will prevent his fashion empire from being split up into pieces. More>>

The Latest: May expects Brexit talks progress by December

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A high level European Union official denies that the EU Commission leaked an unfavorable account of last week's dinner where British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to rally EU support for her views on the Brexit negotiations. More>>

Where's the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline

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Scientists say an "alarming" drop seen in the number of flying insects in Germany could have serious consequences for ecosystems and food chains. More>>

US sanctions against Hezbollah will not target banks: Banker

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A top Lebanese banker says new U.S. sanctions against the militant Hezbollah group expected to be released in the near future are not likely to affect the country's banking sector. More>>

Portugal steps up wildfire response as warm weather persists

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Portugal's government is beefing up its wildfire response with 17 water-dropping aircraft after forest blazes killed more than 100 people this year. More>>

Kosovo: runoffs for half of mayors, governing parties lead

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Early results have shown that Kosovo's governing coalition lead in municipal elections but runoffs will decide most of the winners. More>>

Falling pine tree in Rome crushes taxi, injuring driver

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Falling tree crushes taxi in Rome, injuring driver but sparing two passengers. More>>

Who killed Kim Jong Un's half brother? Here's what we know

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What we know about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother and what his murder trial in Malaysia has revealed so far about the suspects, their defense and the case against them. More>>

Macron's dog pees on Elysee Palace fireplace as cameras roll

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French President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupted a meeting his master was having with members of his government by urinating against a fireplace in the Elysee Palace. More>>

Railcar hits garbage truck and derails in Poland; 16 injured

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An official says that a railcar hit a garbage truck and derailed in northern Poland, injuring 16 people, including a 3 ½-year-old child. More>>

French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stalls

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France's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that offer tax shelter to companies like Apple. More>>

The Latest: US ambassador urges peace in Kenya elections

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The United Nations and the African Union are appealing for peace as tensions build in Kenya, where the main opposition group says it will boycott a planned presidential election on Thursday. More>>

3 decades on, Belgium hopes to end probe into deadly gang

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The government says that it wants to finally conclude an investigation into the "Mad Killers" gang which killed 28 people during the 1980s following a breakthrough into the possible identity of one gang member. More>>

Poland commits to spend 2.5 percent of its GDP on defense

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Poland's President Andrzej Duda has signed a law that will eventually increase the country's spending on defense to at least 2.5 percent of GDP, well above the 2 percent required by membership in NATO. More>>

Older vehicles in London to be charged more for polluting

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London drivers of older, most-polluting types of vehicles will start facing an extra charge for spreading toxicity in the city. More>>

Former Romanian princess and humanitarian Sturdza dies at 73

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A children's charity says Princess Marina Sturdza who returned from exile to Romania after communism ended to become one of the country's best known humanitarians, has died. More>>

Egyptian president visits France, human rights one topic

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi starts Monday a three-day official visit to France where human right issues are expected to be discussed alongside with economic, security and military cooperation. More>>

The Latest: End of Marawi siege is move against extremism

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Malaysia's defense minister says the siege of a Philippine city by pro-Islamic State group militants is a wakeup call for the region. More>>

Oscar-winning cinematographer Walter Lassally dies in Greece

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Hospital officials on Greece's island of Crete say German-born cinematographer Walter Lassally, who won an Academy Award for the 1964 movie Zorba the Greek, has died following complications from surgery. More>>

Jewish leader opposes Austrian right party in government

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The head of Vienna's Jewish community is warning of the dangers of an Austrian government coalition that includes the right-wing Freedom Party, asserting that it remains xenophobic despite its newly moderate tone. More>>

Mementos hold Thais' fond memories of beloved King Bhumibol

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Mementos kept by Thais hold fond memories of beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. More>>

Hopes and fears in Hong Kong, Taiwan amid China's congress

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Voices of Hong Kongers, Taiwanese as China's Communist Party meets in twice-a-decade congress and President Xi Jinping cements power, asserts authority. More>>

EU prolongs sanctions against Burundi officials

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The European Union has extended for a year sanctions against four top officials in Burundi for their role in fomenting unrest in the central African country. More>>

Germany: alleged extremist convicted in policeman's killing

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A German court has convicted an alleged anti-government extremist of murder and sentenced him to life in prison over the fatal shooting of a police officer as authorities tried to confiscate the defendant's firearms. More>>

Switzerland: 8 people hurt during ax attack in small town

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Swiss police say eight people were hurt, at least one of them seriously, during an ax attack in a small northeastern town that ended with the suspect's arrest. More>>

Spanish leader moves aggressively to clip Catalonia's wings

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Spain's plan to retake control of Catalonia amid a push for secession by regional leaders involves massive transfer of power. More>>

US-backed forces take Syria's largest oil field from IS

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U.S-allied forces say they have captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group. More>>

French authorities get Corsica wildfires under control

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French authorities say firefighters have mostly contained wildfires that spread across the Mediterranean island of Corsica over the weekend. More>>

Afghan officials: Taliban kill 4 police; rockets hit Kabul

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Afghan official: Taliban attack kills 4 four policemen in southern Ghazni province; rockets hit Kabul, no casualties. More>>

Italy's 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes

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Voters in the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto head to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome. More>>

The Latest: IS oil production is greatly reduced since 2014

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Syrian activists say a veteran Syrian opposition member who has been campaigning for the release of Syrian detainees has himself been detained. More>>

World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

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The head of the U.N. health agency has decided to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" after the choice drew widespread criticism. More>>

Japanese Prime Minister Abe wins big in national elections

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Exit polls indicate that Japanese voters have returned Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition to power in national elections. More>>

Philippines troops find dead, soon to declare end of siege

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Philippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found about 40 bodies of suspected gunmen inside, two security officials told AP. More>>

Russian opposition leader Navalny leaves jail, goes to rally

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Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, has been released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration. More>>

The Latest: Officials say Philippine troops found 40 bodies

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Two security officials say Philippine troops found about 40 bodies of suspected gunmen after capturing the building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in Marawi city. More>>

Teen attacks, wounds several people with ax in Switzerland

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Police say a teenager apparently attacked and wounded several people with an ax in a town in northeastern Switzerland. More>>

Kenya's leader urges peace ahead of vote as tensions rise

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President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to maintain peace ahead of repeat presidential elections next week as at least one person was shot and wounded by police amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital. More>>

Slovenia's president wins most votes, but faces runoff

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Slovenians vote in a presidential election with polls predicting an easy win for the incumbent Borut Pahor, a veteran politician and former fashion model known for his use of the social media. More>>

The Latest: Lombardy chief says 95% vote 'yes' for autonomy

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Voters in the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto head to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome. More>>

Malta's people and media take up slain reporter's message

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A rally in Malta to demand justice for an anti-corruption reporter murdered with a car bomb is bringing together many of the island nation's bitterly feuding politicians. More>>

Letter penned a day before Titanic sank sold at UK auction

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A letter written by one of the Titanic's passengers a day before the ship sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England. More>>

Kosovo holds municipal vote; Pristina City Hall is top prize

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Kosovo is holding municipal elections in a challenging test for the governing center-right governing coalition partners, especially focused at the capital Pristina's city hall. More>>

France: 8 charged in probe of alleged far-right terror plot

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Eight people suspected of belonging to a French far-right extremist group have been given preliminary terror charges for allegedly plotting attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants. More>>

Gunman arrested after taking hostages at UK bowling alley

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Police in central England are warning the public to stay away from a shopping center where British media report a man with a shotgun has taken hostages at a bowling alley. More>>

The Latest: Hostage situation at English shopping mall ends

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A police department in central England says a reported hostage-taking incident at a bowling alley is "unconnected to any terrorist activity.". More>>

Yemeni journalist denied entry to US to receive press award

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The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists says a Yemeni journalist has been denied a visa to the United States where she is set to receive a press award. More>>

Jerusalem to move ahead with dozens of new settler homes

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Jerusalem municipality says it plans to move ahead with the construction of dozens of new settler homes in a predominantly Arab area of east Jerusalem. More>>

Jordan's king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal

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Jordan's king has endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah. More>>

Palestinian festival drops film over director's Israel trips

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A Palestinian film festival says the screening of a movie by a Lebanese-French director who shot a previous film in Israel has been canceled following pressure from activists. More>>

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

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The Spanish government is activating a previously untapped constitutional article to take control of the Catalonia region in a bid to stop a rebellion from separatist politicians. More>>

African rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunes

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A rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it. More>>

UK paper sorry for airbrushing out Solange Knowles's braids

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Britain's Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine. More>>

Egypt's el-Sissi vows to quash terrorism after police ambush

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An Egyptian criminal court has confirmed death sentences for 11 men and handed down life sentences to 14 others over charges including attempted murder of policemen. More>>

Suspect in Munich stabbing sent to psychiatric hospital

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Police say the suspect in a knife attack in Munich that left eight people lightly wounded has been sent to a psychiatric hospital. More>>

Thousands in Berlin protest 'hate and racism' in parliament

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Several thousand people have marched past Berlin's Reichstag building in a protest against "hate and racism in parliament". More>>

Ethiopia: 11 killed in continued violence in restive region

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Regional officials in Ethiopia say 11 people were killed in clashes in the restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence. More>>

Bavarian town honors horses' patron saint in procession

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Townspeople and farmers in the small Bavarian town of Warngau have donned traditional costumes for their annual procession in horse-drawn carriages to a local church in honor of St. Leonard, considered the patron saint of horses and livestock. More>>

UK woman dies in Rhone boating accident in southern France

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An Englishwoman has died in a rare boat accident on the Rhone river in southern France. More>>

54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

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Egyptian security officials say at least 55 policemen including 20 officers and 34 conscripts have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo. More>>

Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for win

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Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament. More>>

Namibian diamond town opens gates to the public

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A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. More>>

Japan election: How deep is support for Prime Minister Abe?

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What to look for in Japan's election: Measuring depth of support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. More>>

Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

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Malta's government is offering a 1 million euro ($1.18 million) reward and full protection for information on who killed a reporter with a car bomb. More>>

Populist billionaire's party wins big in Czech Republic

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Czech citizens are voting for a second day in a parliamentary election that could install another euroskeptic government in Central Europe. More>>

Somalia readies for 'state of war' as death toll up to 358

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Somalia's death toll now at 358 as president set to announce 'state of war' on al-Shabab. More>>

Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for win

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Japan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country than for himself. More>>

Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran Video included

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to seal a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran. More>>

Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates

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Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates: study. More>>

The Latest: Catalan leader urges strong response to Spain

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A Cabinet meeting is underway in Madrid to outline government measures for taking control of the Catalonia region to stop regional authorities from breaking away from Spain. More>>

The Latest: Canada PM 1st thought Mugabe post was 'bad joke'

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The Latest: WHO chief says he's 'rethinking' Mugabe's 'goodwill ambassador' post. More>>

Syria troops capture central town recently taken by IS

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Syrian state media says government forces and their allies have regained control of a central town that the Islamic State group captured late last month. More>>

The Latest: Czech vote sees big win for populist billionaire

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Early results from the Czech Republic's parliamentary vote show the centrist ANO (YES) movement led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis in the lead. More>>

Attack outside Afghan military academy kills 15

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A Defense Ministry official says a suicide attack has killed 15 army officers west of Afghanistan's capital Kabul. More>>

IS claims responsibility for Afghan mosque attack Video included

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Afghan Interior Ministry says fatalities from suicide bombing in Shiite mosque in capital Kabul rises to 39 dead and 41 wounded. More>>

Morocco recalls envoy over Algeria official's hashish claims

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Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Algeria after Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel claimed Moroccan banks launder money from hashish trafficking. More>>

Man with knife attacks 8 people in Munich; suspect arrested

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German police say a person with a knife has wounded several people in Munich, but no one sustained life-threatening injuries. More>>

Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory Video included

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A U.S.-backed Syrian force is expected to declare victory in the northern city of Raqqa days after it said it cleared it from members of the Islamic State group. More>>

The Latest: No terror motive seen in Munich stabbings

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Police say they've arrested a suspect after four people were lightly wounded in Munich by a man with a knife. More>>

The Latest: Pakistan condemns mosque attacks in Afghanistan

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for suicide bombing attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul. More>>

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria Video included

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Drone footage from Syrian city of Raqqa shows extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State group. More>>

Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists

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Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region's independence bid. More>>

Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

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US drone strike targets al-Shabab shortly after Somalia's deadliest attack. More>>

Egyptian official: 14 policemen killed southwest of Cairo

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Egyptian security official says shootout with militants southwest of Cairo kills 14 policemen. More>>

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

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A new form of red-blooded Chinese nationalism has been channeled skillfully by President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as he seeks to strengthen the party's role in Chinese life. More>>

Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

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Afghan Interior Ministry official: Suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in western Kabul kills at least 30. More>>

WHO chief selects Zimbabwe's Mugabe as 'goodwill ambassador'

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World Health Organization's chief selects Zimbabwe's Mugabe as 'goodwill ambassador'. More>>

The Latest: US condemns twin suicide attacks in Afghanistan

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The Latest: Afghan police raise death toll from suicide bombing at Sunni mosque in western Ghor province to 33. More>>

Trump: UN has 'tremendous potential' under new leadership Video included

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President Donald Trump says in a meeting with the UN chief that the world organization has 'tremendous potential'. More>>

Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with Kurds

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq. More>>

94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, UN health agency says

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94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, World Health Organization says. More>>

Report: 152 Afghan trainees have gone AWOL in US since 2005

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U.S. investigators say at least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL. More>>

Power to the people: 2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes

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It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy's wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of non-binding referendums next weekend, yet Catalonia's secessionist ambitions loom over the debate. More>>

EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse

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European Union leaders are gathering to weigh progress in negotiations on Britain's departure from their club as they look for new ways to speed up the complex, painfully slow moving process. More>>

Hurricanes, earthquakes estimated to cost insurers $95B

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Swiss Re, one of the world's biggest reinsurers, estimates that Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, two recent earthquakes in Mexico will cost the industry about $95 billion. More>>

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More>>

Police: Stabbings at Polish shopping mall not terror attack

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A police spokesman says that eight people have been hospitalized in southeastern Poland after a 27-year-old man attacked them with a sharp tool. More>>

Catalan crisis looms large at Spanish prize-giving event

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The Catalonia region's controversial bid for independence is an unavoidable topic at the prize-giving ceremony for Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards. More>>

Greece to raise cruise ship that sank off Santorini in 2007

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The Greek government has ordered the raising of a sunken cruise ship that foundered just off the holiday island of Santorini ten years ago, leaving two passengers missing and presumed dead. More>>

The Latest: Somalia to announce 'state of war' on al-Shabab

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The Latest: Death toll in Somalia's worst attack now at 358, minister says. More>>

The Latest: King: Catalonia is "an essential part" of Spain

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A Spanish opposition Socialist politician says that her party and Spain's government have reached an agreement to hold a regional election in Catalonia in January as a way to resolve one of the country's deepest political crises in decades. More>>

UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth'

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UNICEF says children who are most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar sense a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps. More>>

The Latest: France's Macron hails freeing of Syria's Raqqa

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Russia's military says recent travel warning by U.S. State Department proves Moscow's argument that Syrian militants have used chemical weapons. More>>

The Latest: Polish police: No terror motive in mall attack

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A spokesman for Poland's national police says investigators don't yet know why a man attacked shoppers at a mall with a knife, killing one person and wounding seven others. More>>

UN panel urges China to release and compensate 3 activists

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A group of independent experts appointed by the U.N.'s main human rights body say China's government has wrongly held three activists, calling for them to be released and compensated for the injustice. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly blames terror for UK crime jump

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An AP Fact Check finds U.S. President Donald Trump erred by suggesting in a tweet that a 13 percent increase in crime in the United Kingdom is linked to terrorism. More>>

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

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Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. More>>

Egypt releases Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention

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Egyptian authorities have released an Irish-Egyptian man who was detained for four years on charges related to a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo in 2013. More>>

France faces butter shortage amid global demand for pastries

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French pastries, and butter, have become so popular abroad that the increased demand led to a mini shortage of the dairy product in French supermarkets. More>>

Cleric bans poses by Cyprus churches over lewd wedding photo

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A senior cleric from Cyprus' Orthodox Christian church has banned couples who marry in civil ceremonies to take wedding photos outside churches and chapels in a part of the island that is popular with holidaymakers. More>>

German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard

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German prosecutors say they have charged a former guard at the Majdanek death camp with being an accessory to murder for allegedly working there during a period when at least 17,000 Jews were killed. More>>

Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations

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Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations in recent days as new vote approaches. More>>

Wild boars rampage through German town, injure at least 4

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Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the north German town of Heide. More>>

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Brexit is Europe's big worry but isn't the only global problem that the leaders of 28 EU nations are trying to resolve at their latest summit. More>>

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NATO says that U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his counterparts in the military alliance for a summit in Brussels next July. More>>

Germany's entire U-boat fleet is out of action

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All of Germany's six submarines are out of action, and the country's defense minister isn't happy about it. More>>

Russia hands over fighter jets to Serbia

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Russia has formally handed over six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia, part of an arms delivery that could worsen tensions in the war-weary Balkans. More>>

Report: Police informant may have incited Berlin attacker

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German media report that the Tunisian man who carried out a deadly truck attack in Berlin last year may have been incited by a police informant. More>>

France's Macron: Trump pushes EU closer together

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French President Emmanuel Macron says the uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policies has made European countries closer. More>>

The Latest: German business supports EU stance on Brexit

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Ireland's leader is praising British Prime Minister Theresa May for a constructive attitude on Brexit talks but says "we're a long way" from getting to the next step. More>>

Syrian refugee detained in Greece on terror charge

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Police in northern Greece say a 32-year-old Syrian refugee has been arrested on terrorism-related charges following a review of his asylum application. More>>

The Latest: Federal troops take disputed town from Kurds

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq. More>>

Uganda expels North Korea military experts over UN sanctions

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Uganda expels North Korean military experts, representatives of arms dealer over UN sanctions. More>>

EU weighs cutting pre-membership funds to troubling Turkey

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The European Union is studying whether and how to cut pre-membership funds to Turkey over alleged human rights abuses and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hostile rhetoric about Europe. More>>

Kurz tasked with forming new Austrian government

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Austria's president has formally tasked conservative leader Sebastian Kurz with forming a new government after his party finished first in Sunday's election. More>>

2 dead, 9 sick in suspected mushroom poisoning in Denmark

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Danish police say two children have died and nine other family members have been hospitalized with signs of poisoning, reportedly after eating toxic mushrooms. More>>

Russia's Lavrov warns one-sided changes could sink Iran deal

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Russia's foreign minister says the landmark Iran nuclear deal can be amended only as long as his country and other signatories agree to proposed changes. More>>

New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern

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New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. More>>

Pakistani court indicts ex-PM Sharif in 3rd corruption case

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A Pakistani court indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a third case of corruption after an official probe concluded he concealed assets abroad. More>>

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice president

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Baghdad issues arrest warrant for Kurdish region's vice president for saying Iraqi troops 'occupying' disputed Kirkuk. More>>

Merkel: EU to cut aid to Turkey over democratic backsliding

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Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for cuts in European Union financial assistance aimed at reading Turkey for eventual membership given what she called a troubling direction the country has taken on democracy and rule of law. More>>

Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid

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Catalonia's separatist leader is facing an imminent deadline to withdraw a bid to secede from Spain. More>>

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