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Tanzania police say 35 killed as bus with students crashes
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DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — At least 35 people were killed, most of them young children, after a bus carrying students lost control and crashed in northern Tanzania, police said Saturday. The bus had been carrying the students from a primary school in Arusha for an examination, Arusha Region
Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Hamas Islamic militant movement that controls the Gaza Strip announced Saturday it had chosen its former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh as the group's new political chief. Haniyeh succeeds Hamas' longtime exiled leader Khaled Mashaal, and the move comes
Indonesia searches for scores of inmates after jailbreak
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PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities are searching for scores of inmates who escaped Friday from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra island. Hundreds of police and soldiers were deployed near Sialang Bungkuk Prison in Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau province, and were blockading
Safe zones plan backed by Russia goes into effect
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BEIRUT (AP) — "De-escalation zones" set up in a deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran in mostly opposition-held parts of Syria have gone into effect. The plan is the latest international attempt to reduce violence in the war-ravaged country, and is the first to envisage armed foreign monitors
Texas police officer faces murder charge in teen's death
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DALLAS (AP) — A white Texas police officer faces a murder charge in the shooting of a black teenager after being fired earlier in the week over the incident, authorities said Friday. Roy Oliver turned himself in Friday night, just hours after the Dallas County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant
In long-feared twist, online leak rattles French campaign
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PARIS (AP) — Many feared this was coming. For months pundits and journalists worried over the possibility that a strategically timed leak could destabilize France's election, a replay of the obsessively covered disclosures that some Americans blame for scuppering Democratic presidential
UK Conservatives' power base bolstered in local elections
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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have scored big gains in local elections — an auspicious sign for the party ahead of a national election next month, and bad news for rivals on both the left and the right. Results were coming in Friday for local councils in
Army photographer captures her own death in mortar explosion
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Army has published the final photo of a combat photographer who captured on camera the blast that killed her in an accidental mortar explosion in Afghanistan nearly four years ago. The Army's professional journal says the image illustrates how women are increasingly
Coal mine explosion in Iran's north kills at least 21 miners
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A large explosion struck a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 21 miners and trapping several others as rescue teams worked frantically through the day and into the night to reach them, officials said. Iran's official IRNA news agency quoted Sadegh Ali
Australian mom won't stand trial for murdering 8 children
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BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A mother who stabbed to death her seven children and a niece in northern Australia in 2014 will not stand trial for murder because she was suffering cannabis-induced schizophrenia when she lost control, according to a court judgment released Thursday. Raina Thaiday
Trump on Mideast peace: 'We will get it done'
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite bleak prospects for success, President Donald Trump promised on Wednesday "to do whatever is necessary" to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. At a White House meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Trump pledged to reinvigorate the stalled Mideast peace
Russia, Turkey agree to support safe-zones in Syria
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BEIRUT (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Turkey said on Wednesday they support the creation of safe-zones in war-torn Syria as a delegation of Syrian rebels walked out of cease-fire talks with the Damascus government underway in Kazakhstan, citing repeated violations of a similar truce agreed
Le Pen and Macron come out swinging in high-stakes TV debate
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PARIS (AP) — Looking to land — but not receive — a knockout blow, French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen faced off Wednesday night in a high-stakes, high-pressure, and immediately heated head-to-head debate on live primetime TV. Both candidates came out swinging,
SUV suddenly takes off, crashes during auto auction; 3 dead
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BILLERICA, Mass. (AP) — A SUV being shown to prospective buyers at a crowded indoor auto auction suddenly accelerated with a screech of its tires and crashed through a wall Wednesday morning, killing three people and injuring nine. An auction employee in his 70s was behind the wheel of the
German defense minister under fire over far-right soldier
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BERLIN (AP) — The arrest of a soldier suspected of plotting a far-right attack is putting fresh pressure on Germany's defense minister, already under fire over a series of abuse cases within the country's armed forces. Canceling a planned trip to the United States, Ursula von der Leyen dashed