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'The Juice' will be loose: O.J. Simpson is granted parole

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O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board. More>>

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

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Israel's public security minister says metal detectors are essential to maintain security at a contested Jerusalem shrine despite rising tensions. More>>

Thousands protest in Poland against court reorganizations

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A Polish parliamentary commission has summarily rejected 1,300 opposition amendments to a bill reorganizing the nation's top court and has sent it back to lawmakers for a vote. More>>

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump Video included

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Officials at the San Joaquin Valley air district say they can't meet some federal standards, so they're seizing upon Donald Trump's election to wage a campaign against enforcement of ever-tightening rules. More>>

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Russia is expected to stay in Syria, partly because they "love to stick it to America.". More>>

The Latest: Experts remove biological samples from Dali

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A forensic team has entered the Salvador Dali museum in northeastern Spain where the surrealist artist's remains are due to be exhumed to settle a paternity claim brought by a 61-year-old woman. More>>

Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

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A power-sharing deal negotiated by two former rivals is slowly taking shape in Gaza. More>>

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

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Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal biography is taking yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains to settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl. More>>

Morocco tensions: 83 police, protesters injured in clashes

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Moroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger. More>>

APNewsBreak: Claims of human rights abuses in Hawaii fleet

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A human rights complaint has been filed on behalf of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's longline fishing fleet. More>>

Brazilian judge seizes $2.8 million in Silva's pension funds

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A Brazilian judge has seized about $2.8 million in pension funds of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in connection with his recent corruption conviction. More>>

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

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For the 1st time, UN says more than half of people with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus. More>>

UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany. More>>

The Latest: Poland prime minister defends courts legislation

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Polish lawmakers have voted to approve a contentious law that gives control of the top court to politicians instead of judges. More>>

Year after reporter killed in Ukraine, no progress in probe

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Friends and colleagues of journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in the Ukrainian capital Kiev a year ago, are marching across town to demand answers from authorities why his brutal murder has not been solved. More>>

Venezuela strike erupts into sporadic violence

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown as the country's oppositions calls the first national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez. More>>

They escaped Islamic State's bastion, but remain terrified

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Displaced residents of Raqqa still fear militants of the Islamic State group and their possible return. More>>

The Latest: Palestinians, Israeli police clash in Jerusalem

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The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who tried to stab soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint. More>>

UK lawmaker calls Austen among 'greatest living authors'

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A British legislator mistakenly described Jane Austen as one of the UK's "greatest living authors," prompting laughs from fellow lawmakers. More>>

Truck laden with chocolate goes up in flames on UK highway

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Traffic on a major highway in England has been disrupted for hours after a truck laden with chocolate bars burst into flames. More>>

EU, UK tiptoeing forward in vital Brexit divorce talks

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The UK's chief Brexit negotiator says that a week of talks with the European Union has given "us a lot to be positive about." David Davis has said in Brussels that he's "encouraged by progress" on key issues. More>>

France's Macron visits air force base amid military crisis

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French President Emmanuel Macron is flying in a military jet and visiting nuclear forces as he tries to show his commitment to the troops amid an intense crisis over defense spending. More>>

Son of Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwean hunt

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Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the son of a lion named Cecil, whose 2015 killing prompted an international outcry, has also been fatally shot during a hunt. More>>

Some 250 residents join US-trained security force for Raqqa

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Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S. training course that is preparing an internal security force. More>>

Austria urges stop to moving migrants to Italian mainland

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Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on Thursday urged his Italian counterpart not to allow migrants arriving by boat to Italy's islands to travel on to the mainland. More>>

Court convicts more than 40 in Rome corruption trial

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A Rome court has found 46 defendants guilty in a wide ranging corruption trial that revealed a system of kickbacks and intimidation to gain control of city contracts. More>>

The Latest: Austria to Italy: Stop migrants reaching Europe

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Austria's foreign minister says he has told his Italian counterpart that migrants arriving by boat to Italy's islands should not be permitted to travel on to the mainland because that acts as a gateway for them to the rest of Europe. More>>

UK police get help from 9/11 experts in London fire recovery

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London police trying to identify victims of the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building have sought help from experts who worked on the recovery of victims following the Sept. 11 attacks in New York. More>>

Lawyer: Russian programmer sought by US is political victim

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The lawyer defending a Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain says that flaws in the extradition request by the United States signal a political motivation behind the prosecution. More>>

Turkey arrests man with 'hero' T-shirt during coup trial

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Turkey's official news agency says a man has been arrested on suspicion of terror propaganda for wearing a T-shirt with the word "hero" on it while attending a relative's court hearing linked to last year's failed coup. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says it would reciprocate German threats

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Germany's foreign minister says his country will revise its travel advice for Turkey following the jailing of a German human rights activist who has no ties to the country. More>>

Germany raises pressure on Turkey after activist jailed

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Turkey says Germany's demand for the release of a German human rights trainer is "unacceptable" and an attempt to interfere with the Turkish judiciary. More>>

Germany indicts 5 suspects in IS recruitment ring

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German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a suspected representative of the Islamic State group in Germany and four fellow suspects who are accused of running a recruitment network. More>>

Turkey: 6 Kurdish militants killed in drone attack

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Officials say that Turkish security forces have used an armed drone to locate and kill six Kurdish militants who allegedly were responsible for kidnapping and killing a school teacher in southeast Turkey. More>>

London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaurs

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London Zoo is preparing for the opening of a new exhibit on dinosaurs and extinction. More>>

Russian president pays visit to one of his fiercest critics

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President Vladimir Putin has paid a rare visit to Russian human rights legend Lyudmila Alexeyeva to congratulate her on her 90th birthday. More>>

It's OK to toss the suit and tie, French parliament says

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Good news for French lawmakers seeking relief from the summer heat: parliamentary authorities say they can leave their suit and tie at home. More>>

Thousands rally in Moldova as Parliament approves voting law

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Thousands of people have rallied outside Moldova's Parliament as lawmakers approved a law that would change the electoral system. More>>

Czech minister: EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants

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The Czech Republic's foreign minister has suggested that the EU consider a military engagement in Libya in attempts to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat from there to Europe. More>>

Turkey's premier: 'Pointless' to revive failed Cyprus talks

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Turkey's prime minister says a Greek Cypriot search for oil and gas off Cyprus' southern coast is 'dangerous' and is throwing efforts to reunify the ethnically divided island into deadlock. More>>

Russia criticizes ruling on its seizure of a Greenpeace ship

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Russia's Foreign Ministry has dismissed an international tribunal's ruling against it for seizing a Greenpeace ship as encouraging criminal behavior. More>>

Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacks

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the leadership of the Islamic State-linked militants who laid siege on southern Marawi city remains largely intact despite the ongoing military offensive. More>>

Chief Justice Roberts says criticism won't stop judges

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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who was once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, says criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs. More>>

Canada governor touches queen's elbow for safety on stairs

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Canada's governor general has said he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London. More>>

UK archives show Churchill blocked release of Nazi memos

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Britain's National Archives released records that show then Prime Minister Winston Churchill's attempts in 1953 to block the release of secret Would War II documents. More>>

Portugal admits to outdated security in army weapon theft

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Portugal's defense minister says the Army national armory where hand grenades, ammunition and other weapons were stolen last month was vulnerable due to its "obsolete" electronic surveillance system. More>>

Russian protester sentenced for throwing brick at policeman

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A Moscow court has sentenced a protester to 2 ½ years in prison for throwing a brick at a riot policeman during an opposition rally earlier this year. More>>

Croatia battles wildfire that crossed border from Montenegro

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Croatian firefighters are battling a wildfire in the south of the country's Adriatic coast that has spread in from neighboring Montenegro. More>>

Azerbaijan sentences Russian blogger to 3 years in prison

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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced a Russian blogger to three years in prison for illegally crossing the border after he made a trip to a separatist-controlled region of the country. More>>

Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking

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A Thai army general was one of the most prominent figures found guilty in a major human trafficking trial that included more than 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. More>>

'I'm your boss': French military chief quits in Macron spat

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France's military chief has quit over a dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts, in a new challenge to Macron's administration and his economic reforms. More>>

In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedom

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In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, reporters' trial raises fears over lack of press freedom. More>>

Chile Senate OKs bill allowing abortion in some cases

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Chilean lawmakers have taken a major step toward legalizing abortion in some cases, a dramatic development in one of Latin America's most traditionally conservative countries. More>>

UN panel doesn't rule out Congo forces in UN experts' murder

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A panel monitoring sanctions against Congo says evidence in the murder of two UN experts leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia, or other armed groups were responsible. More>>

Israel signals metal detectors to stay at Jerusalem shrine

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Israel's prime minister has consulted with officials over security arrangements outside a major Jerusalem shrine that angered Muslim leaders, who have urged worshippers to gather there on Friday. More>>

US: Iran still top state terror sponsor; global attacks down

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The Trump administration says in a new report that Iran continues to be the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. More>>

AP Explains: What are Trump's options in Venezuela?

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The Trump administration is threatening to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's proceeds with his plan to rewrite the troubled nation's constitution. More>>

Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge

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Saudi Arabia says a woman detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge. More>>

Brazil government assures graft probe will continue

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Brazil's Justice Minister insists corruption probe will continue in full force, even after president was charged. More>>

Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

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President Donald Trump had a second, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit it Germany. More>>

Brazil freezes accounts of ex-President Silva in graft case

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A Brazilian judge says bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have been frozen due to his conviction on corruption charges. More>>

The Latest: Putin spokesman says Trump chat was no secret

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A senior Russian lawmaker is dismissing media reports of an undisclosed conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump as sensationalist. More>>

Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

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Marijuana is going on sale at 16 pharmacies in Uruguay, the final step in applying a 2013 law that made the South American nation the first to legalize a pot market covering the entire chain from plants to purchase. More>>

US criticizes Africa for 'failure' on famine threat

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is sharply criticizing African nations for what she calls their "collective failure" to respond to the threat of famine facing over 14 million people. More>>

On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticizes the European Union for sacrificing trade with Israel for the sake of the political support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a hot mic chat with central European leaders. More>>

French woman faces prosecution in Iraq for possible IS links

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A French woman captured in Mosul with her four small children is facing likely prosecution in Iraq for collaborating with the Islamic State group. More>>

EU closer to sanctions on Poland over changes in judiciary

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A senior European Union officials says that the bloc is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government's attempt to take control over the judiciary. More>>

British royals meet Merkel, tour Berlin Holocaust memorial

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, toured Berlin's Holocaust memorial and visited the city's signature landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, as they kick off a three-day visit to Germany. More>>

Mine workers strike in Peru, world's No. 2 copper producer

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Union workers at more than 50 mines in Peru have gone on strike to protest parts of a labor reform that they say will harm workers' rights. More>>

The Latest: Venezuela opposition eases alternate gov't plan

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The Vatican is voicing support for Venezuelan Roman Catholic clergy, who have come out against the government's plans to rewrite the constitution. More>>

BBC forced to disclose salaries of top-earning stars

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The publicly funded BBC has published the names and salaries of its highest-earning actors and presenters, revealing that its best-paid star, radio host Chris Evans, earns more than 2.2 million pounds ($2.9 million) a year. More>>

Clashes erupt between rebels, al-Qaida in northwest Syria

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Syrian activists say clashes have broken out between rebels and al-Qaida-linked militants in the opposition's main stronghold in northwestern Syria. More>>

Deputy FM: Russia consents to Huntsman as US ambassador

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A top Russian diplomat says Moscow has given its consent to President Donald Trump's proposal to make Jon Huntsman the next U.S, ambassador to Russia. More>>

Daimler to recall 3 million vehicles to ease diesel doubts

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German automaker Daimler says it is voluntarily recalling 3 million cars in Europe to improve their emissions performance. More>>

UK raises pension age from 67 to 68 starting in 2037

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Britain has raised the pension age from 67 to 68 starting in 2037 as rising longevity rates continued to put pressure on the public purse. More>>

Court to review detention of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo

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International Criminal Court appeals judges have ordered a new review into whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues. More>>

Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory

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California's signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life. More>>

Hungary searches international trains after bomb threat

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Hungarian police say they are inspecting all international trains in Hungary after receiving an anonymous bomb threat. More>>

Liu Xiaobo supporters mark his death amid concerns for widow

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Supporters of Liu Xiaobo are gathering worldwide to mark the traditional Chinese observance of the seventh day after the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate's death. More>>

Portugal to limit eucalyptus groves to reduce wildfires

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Portuguese lawmakers have agreed on new measures to help contain the fires that race through the country's forests each summer, after one wildfire last month that killed 64 people. More>>

Venezuela protesters block streets as general strike looms

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Protesters have set up spontaneous roadblocks across Venezuela's capital a day before a general strike planned by opponents of government plans to rewrite the constitution. More>>

5 things AP journalists saw at Koreas' tense border village

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5 things AP journalists saw at Koreas' tense border village. More>>

Mexico announces new laptop, tablet security on US flights

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Mexican authorities say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted heightened security measures for laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from the country. More>>

Ukrainian firefighting plane helps with Montenegro wildfires

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A plane from Ukraine has joined firefighting efforts in Montenegro after the country asked for international help to battle wildfires raging along the Adriatic coast. More>>

Germany summons Turkish envoy over human rights activist

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A German newspaper publisher says it has filed an appeal to Turkey's highest court against the incarceration for the past five months of a German-Turkish reporter. More>>

Ukraine, Georgia denounce pro-Russian separatists

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine and Georgia will coordinate their efforts to return areas captured by pro-Russian separatists. More>>

AP Interview: Filipino rebel refuses to broker for militants

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The leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group says he refused to broker the withdrawal of Islamic State-linked militants from Marawi city because the president won't negotiate with terrorists. More>>

Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns

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Along the 'boulevard of death,' warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns. More>>

Swiss identify glacier bodies as couple missing since 1942

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Swiss police say they've formally identified two bodies found on an Alpine glacier as those of a couple missing for nearly 75 years. More>>

Arabs urge Qatar to accept 6 principles to combat extremism

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Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar are urging the tiny Gulf nation to commit to six principles on combatting extremism and negotiate a plan with specific measures to implement them _ a step that could help resolve the crisis. More>>

Police examining if defector returned to N. Korea willingly

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Police in South Korea's capital are investigating whether a North Korean woman who defected and made TV appearances in South Korea returned to her homeland willingly or was abudcted. More>>

Indonesia bans Hizbut group that seeks global caliphate

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The Indonesian government has banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. More>>

Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested after public outcry

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Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a young woman who wore a miniskirt in public and who had posted the video online, sparking an outcry from people who say she flagrantly violated the kingdom's conservative Islamic dress code. More>>

Venezuela rejects Trump sanctions threat, reviews relations

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Venezuela has rejected President Donald Trump's call to halt a rewriting of the constitution and says it is reviewing its relations with the United States. More>>

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram

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Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram, asks government to free captives. More>>

Trump lets Iran deal live, but signals he may not for long

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration is certifying to Congress that Iran is technically complying with the 2015 nuclear deal but is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement. More>>

Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine

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Separatists in eastern Ukraine have proclaimed a new state on the territories they control. More>>

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram

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Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram, asks government to free captives. More>>

Wife of Princeton researcher held in Iran urges his release

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The wife of a Princeton graduate student sentenced to ten years behind bars in Iran is calling on authorities there to release him, saying he has been "unjustly imprisoned.". More>>

Metal detectors at Jerusalem shrine trigger new tensions

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A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over a Jerusalem shrine that triggered major Israeli-Palestinian confrontations in the past. More>>

AP Explains: Korean border village, site for rivals' talks

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AP Explains: Korean border village of Panmunjom, vestige of Cold War and site for rivals' rare talks. More>>

Vatican court rejects motions to dismiss in hospital case

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Two former executives of the Vatican's pediatric hospital are going on trial on charges they diverted nearly a half-million euros (dollars) in hospital donations to renovate the retirement home of the Catholic Church's retired second-in-command. More>>

Australians see woman's shooting by police as US nightmare

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Australia's airwaves, newspapers and websites have been dominated by the death of a Sydney woman shot by police in Minneapolis. More>>

Prince William, Kate visit WWII camp, Gdansk on Poland trip

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have been guided by two Holocaust survivors around the site of a former Nazi German concentration camp in Poland and then visited the historic city of Gdansk. More>>

Flash flooding hits UK coastal village in Cornwall

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British authorities say major flash flooding has hit a coastal village in the English county of Cornwall, prompting a rescue operation. More>>

Spanish soccer executive, son arrested in corruption probe

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Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has been arrested along with his son and three more federation executives as part of an anti-corruption probe. More>>

Iraqis hold suspected militants in cramped, stifling prison

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Hundreds of suspected Islamic State members swept up by Iraqi forces in Mosul are being held in a cramped and stifling prison just outside the city. More>>

Turkish court jails 6 human rights activists pending trial

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A court in Istanbul has ordered six human rights activists _ including Amnesty International's Turkey director _ formally arrested pending a trial on charges of aiding an armed terror group. More>>

Polish leader seeks to stop critical debate on top court law

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Poland's president has sought to end a bitter political conflict surrounding changes that the ruling populist party is introducing into the nation's judicial system. More>>

Serbia premier: Workers at Fiat plant in agree to end strike

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Serbia's prime minister says that workers from a Fiat factory in the country have agreed to end their strike and return to work after more than two weeks. More>>

The Latest: Greece: 35 arrested in migrant camp clashes

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The United Nations' refugee agency is appealing for $421.2 million to help improve protection of refugees in sub-Saharan and North Africa and back efforts in Europe to cope with asylum seekers. More>>

Tribunal: Russia must pay damages for seizing protest ship

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An international tribunal has ordered Russia to pay damages and costs of nearly 5.4 million euros ($6.2 million) for unlawfully seizing a Greenpeace ship protesting at an oil platform in Arctic waters. More>>

Romanian media mogul jailed for money laundering freed early

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A Romanian court grants parole to a media mogul who was serving a 10-year sentence for money laundering and fraudulently privatizing an agriculture institute. More>>

Daniel Radcliffe comes to aid of mugging victim in London

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Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the help of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London. More>>

The Latest: Portugal starting to bring fires under control

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Croatian authorities say firefighters have battled throughout the night to contain raging wildfires that threatened a key port on the country's Adriatic coast. More>>

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump's climate stance

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French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on new friend Donald Trump might have changed the U.S. president's mind on climate change. More>>

Venezuela opposition calls strike, Trump threatens 'actions' Video included

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Venezuelan's opposition said more than 7.1 million people responded to its call to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. More>>

Prosecutors: UK police used helicopter to film sex, nudists

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Prosecutors say a British police helicopter crew filmed people having sex and sunbathing naked. More>>

Italy considers emergency visas to ease migrant strain

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As Italians confront the pressure of new migrant arrivals with opposite reactions _ one putting out the welcome mat, the other blockades _ the country's leaders are seeking to puncture Europe's posture of offering moral support, not concrete action. More>>

American scholar jailed in Iran is innocent, professor says

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US professor defends former student, Chinese-American researcher sentenced to 10 years in Iran prison. More>>

US: Iran complying with nuclear deal but defying its spirit

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration is certifying to Congress that Iran is technically complying with the 2015 nuclear deal but is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement. More>>

Report: Hundreds of boys abused at German choir school

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A report says at least 547 members of a prestigious German boys' choir were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and the early 1990s. More>>

Qatar: Alleged UAE hacking 'unfortunate,' violation of law

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Qatar says the reported involvement of the United Arab Emirates in hacking its government news site in May is "unfortunate" and a breach of agreements among the Gulf countries. More>>

Germany: G20 riots caused up to $13.8 million insured damage

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A group representing German insurers says the rioting that accompanied the Group of 20 summit earlier this month could cost insurance companies up to 12 million euros ($13.8 million). More>>

British royals feted on visit to Poland with their children

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children have arrived in Poland, the first leg of a goodwill trip to two European Union nations that seeks to underscore Britain's friendly ties despite its negotiations to leave the bloc. More>>

Brexit talks begin in earnest with citizens' rights in focus

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The European Union and Britain kick off their first full session of their divorce proceedings with both sides bent on seeking a quick breakthrough on unraveling ties that have bound them for decades. More>>

Jordanian soldier gets life term for killing 3 US troops

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Jordanian military court sentences soldier to life in shooting deaths of 3 US military trainers at air base. More>>

Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip

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A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope serves as a model for emissions-free energy networks of the future. More>>

Islamic leaders boycott Jerusalem site over metal detectors

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Islamic leaders call on Muslims to boycott Jerusalem holy site after Israel set up metal detectors in wake of Arab attack. More>>

Vatican trial dawns for alleged misuse of hospital donations

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The Vatican is putting the former president and treasurer of its children's hospital on trial. More>>

AP Explains: Why is SKorea pushing for talks with NKorea?

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Less than two weeks after North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile test, South Korea's new president has offered to hold talks at the tense border separating the two Koreas in what would be the rivals' first face-to-face meeting in 19 months. More>>

Terminally ill British man in right-to-die court fight

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A British man who is terminally ill with motor neuron disease is asking the High Court to let him end his life. More>>

'Unique:' Lion seen nursing leopard cub in Tanzania

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'Extremely unique:' New photos show lion nursing leopard cub in Tanzania. More>>

US-backed forces battle IS in heart of Syria's Raqqa

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are clashing with Islamic State militants in the heart of Raqqa, the extremists' self-styled capital, as scores of civilians flee areas controlled by the group. More>>

State Dept expands 'close family' criteria for visas

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The State Department is expanding its definition of "close family" to include grandparents and other relatives that constitute a bona fide U.S. relationship for visa applicants and refugees from six mainly Muslim nations. More>>

The Latest: US urges cooperation in MH17 investigation

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The U.S. has urged other countries to cooperate in the investigation into the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine that killed 298 people. More>>

S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

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South Korea has offered to talk with North Korea about easing animosities along their tense border and resuming reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. More>>

At least 100 tourists forced to evacuate in Montenegro fires

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Authorities say at least 100 tourists have been forced to evacuate from a coastal area in Montenegro that has been threatened by wildfires raging in the Balkans. More>>

Investigators talk to plane's captain in taxiway close call

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Safety investigators interview captain of Air Canada jet that narrowly missed planes on the ground during a landing attempt at San Francisco International Airport. More>>

Russian Supreme Court upholds ban on Jehovah's Witnesses

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Russia's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of its nationwide ban on the Jehovah's Witnesses religious denomination. More>>

3 years on, families honor loved ones lost on downed MH17

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Relatives and friends of people killed 3 years ago when a surface-to-air missile blew a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet out of the sky over Ukraine are marking the anniversary together with the Dutch king at a new memorial. More>>

Uber cedes control in Russian market with Yandex tie-up

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Uber is ceding control of its operations in Russia by agreeing to merge its ridesharing business in the country with Yandex, the Russian search-engine leader that also runs a popular taxi-booking app. More>>

No Whining: Pope's humor intact despite rough few weeks

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Pope Francis hasn't lost his sense of humor despite a rough few weeks of clamorous exits of top Vatican officials and some other negative headlines. More>>

Detained human rights activists face charges in Turkey

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Ten human rights activists are appearing before a court in Istanbul to face possible charges. More>>

US to offer 15,000 extra temporary worker visas this year

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The Homeland Security Department is set to make an extra 15,000 temporary worker visas available this year. More>>

Europe horse meat scam: At least 66 people arrested

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Authorities have arrested at least 66 people in a European food scam which sold horse meat unfit for human consumption. More>>

Merkel's challenger: Germany should invest in infrastructure

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's challenger in Germany's election is calling for the government to be obliged to invest in infrastructure such as roads, railways and schools. More>>

Netanyahu visiting Hungary amid dispute over anti-Soros ads

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The leader of Hungary's main Jewish group says they are "surprised" and "hugely disappointed" by Israel's shift in position on the Hungarian government's ad campaign against Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros. More>>

Royal tradition: Counting the swans on the River Thames

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Britain's annual tradition of Swan Upping begins its five day route. More>>

New Thai king gets greater control over vast royal fortune

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Thailand's new king, who succeeded his late father last year, has tightened control over what is reputed to be the world's richest royal fortune, estimated to be worth more than $30 billion. More>>

Clarification: France-Obit-Veil story

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Clarification: France-Obit-Veil story. More>>

Britain to make porn sites check that users are at least 18

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The British government says that starting next year pornography websites will have to verify that their users are at least 18. More>>

EU weighs new North Korea sanctions after missile test

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The European Union has considered tougher sanctions on North Korea over its first intercontinental ballistic missile test to prevent the isolated country from funding further nuclear weapons development. More>>

Prince Charles' wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, turns 70

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Prince Charles' wife Camilla is turning 70 with few complains, although she admits her feet are sore after a long day of royal duties. More>>

Merkel ally renews refugee cap demand, but avoids threats

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian ally is renewing calls for a cap on the number of refugees Germany accepts, but has avoided making it a condition for joining the next government. More>>

At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria

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At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria; 4 suicide bombers also dead. More>>

Saudi girl's online post in miniskirt draws conservative ire

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Young Saudi woman sparks sensation online by posting video of herself in miniskirt, with some calling for her arrest. More>>

German police hunting armed man after he shows up at school

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Police say a man has been arrested after he showed up with a weapon at a high school in southwestern Germany. More>>

Who's next: Jodie Whittaker 1st female star of 'Doctor Who'

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The BBC says Jodie Whittaker is the next star of the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who" _ the first woman to take the title role. More>>

S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

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South Korea has offered to talk with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. More>>

17 soldiers wounded in PKK attack in southeast Turkey

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Turkey's military says Kurdish rebels have detonated an improvised explosive device as a military vehicle passed by, wounding 17 soldiers. More>>

At least 34 missing after military ship sinks off Cameroon

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At least 34 missing after military ship sinks off Cameroon; 3 people rescued as cause sought. More>>

Thousands in Poland protest government judicial reform plans

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Thousands of government opponents have gathered in Warsaw and other cities in Poland to protest the latest changes in legislation that reorganized the judiciary. More>>

Biggest snowfall in decades blankets Chile's capital

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Chile's capital was blanketed this weekend by the biggest snowfall in decades, with some residents grumbling about blocked roads and downed power lines, while others made snowmen or tossed snowballs. More>>

The Latest: Macron calls for new Israeli-Palestinian talks

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French President Emmanuel Macron has denounced his country's collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out at those who still downplay the French role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to death. More>>

Macron decries France's Nazi past during Netanyahu visit

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French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are honoring victims of a mass deportation of French Jews to Nazi camps 75 years ago. More>>

5 Congo rangers dead; US journalist found alive in NE Congo

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A local Congo official says five Congo park rangers have been found dead, and an American journalist has been found in good health in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve after going missing. More>>

Jordan court to rule Monday in killings of 3 US troops

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A military court is set rule Monday in the murder trial of a Jordanian soldier accused of killing three U.S. military trainers in a shooting spree at a Jordanian air base. More>>

Iran detains president's brother, sentences Chinese-American

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An Iranian news agency is reporting that the brother of President Hassan Rouhani has been detained over financial matters. More>>

Korean jet loses radio contact, escorted to German airport

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German authorities say that a South Korean airliner headed for Switzerland was escorted to Stuttgart by two German military jets after losing radio contact. More>>

7.1 million Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum Video included

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Venezuela's opposition called for massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plans to consolidate his power by rewriting the constitution. More>>

Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site after deadly assault Video included

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Israel will gradually reopen a Jerusalem holy site after taking the rare step of shutting it down following a deadly assault there that sparked concerns of a fresh round of violence. More>>

The Latest: Venezuelan opposition says 7.1 million voted Video included

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At least 1 person has been killed and 3 wounded in shooting that erupted after government supporters on motorcycles swarmed an opposition polling site in a church in the traditionally pro-government Catia neighborhood of western Caracas. More>>

Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest Video included

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President Donald Trump has intervened to allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in a robotics competition. More>>

The Latest: Muslim worshippers visit Jerusalem holy site

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The Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem says arrangements at a Jerusalem hole site need to return to how they were before a deadly attack. More>>

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