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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau begins weeklong India visit
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in India on Saturday for a weeklong visit aimed at enhancing business ties between the two countries. Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are also expected to focus on areas including civil nuclear cooperation, space,
Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Nigeria
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A trio of suicide bombers detonated at a crowded fish market in northern Nigeria, killing at least 20 people, police said Saturday. Borno state police spokesman Joseph Kwaji confirmed the Friday night attack to The Associated Press. Hospital officials said two
Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death
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LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said. The court
Zimbabwe arrests university chief over Grace Mugabe's degree
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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The vice chancellor of Zimbabwe's oldest university has been arrested over the controversial awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Anti-Corruption Commission spokeswoman Phyllis Chikundura says Levi Nyagura of the University of Zimbabwe was arrested
Russia dismisses US charges as 'just blabber,' 'Russophobia'
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials had disdainful words Saturday for a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Children's stories, the plot of a preposterous Hollywood movie and "just blabber" were a few of the glib analogies they pressed into
Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the
Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast
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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza. The military said all four were evacuated for medical treatment. In response, the military said one of its tanks struck an observation post in
Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting
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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a mass shooting at a Florida high school, with thousands of angry protesters at state rallies demanding immediate action from lawmakers, and more demonstrations planned across the country in the weeks
Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their jungle habitat and fatal conflicts with people increase. The finding, which is to be published
Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism
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BEIJING (AP) — A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would be considered offensive. The skit was
Rwanda says 3 Congolese soldiers killed in border clash
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KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's military says it has killed three Congolese soldiers while repulsing an alleged attack by Congo's forces. Eugene Nkubito, a commander of Rwandan forces in the north, told reporters late Thursday that the attack happened Tuesday in a village in Musanze
Turkey: 6 journalists sentenced to life in prison
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ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life in prison without parole, the state-run news agency reported. The Anadolu Agency said the court in Silivri, on the outskirts of Istanbul,
South African president pledges to
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn the tide" on corruption in state
Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid wide protests
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand detained, the majority of whom have since been released. It is the
Brazil's military to take control of Rio police amid crisis
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal government issued a decree Friday to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's local police amid a spike in violence. The move is significant, both symbolically and in practical terms, for Latin America's largest nation, where many still remember the