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Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town
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BADOUSH, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants. Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after
Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwe's president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at an upscale hotel in South Africa, though she did not show up for court Tuesday as police had indicated. It was not immediately clear where Grace Mugabe was. Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula
Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at village in northeast Nigeria
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people and a nearby market in a northeastern Nigeria village Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said Tuesday. Village chief Lawan Kalli said Tuesday at least three suicide bombers entered
Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence
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NEW YORK (AP) — Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday "there is blame on both sides" for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. He showed
Maduro seeks probe of opposition over Trump's military talk
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro asked the pro-government constitutional assembly Monday to investigate the opposition for allegedly supporting Donald Trump's remarks on using military action to resolve Venezuela's political crisis. Addressing a rally of government
Gunmen attack UN base in Mali, killing 7 and wounding 7
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Unidentified gunmen attacked the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday, killing seven people and injuring seven others in what the mission's chief called a "terrorist" attack. Earlier Monday, gunmen attacked two
Driver purposely steers into French pizzeria, killing girl
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SEPT-SORTS, France (AP) — A man believed to be under the influence of drugs — and possibly suicidal — deliberately rammed his car into a pizzeria east of Paris on Monday night, killing an adolescent girl and injuring her younger brother and 12 others, authorities said. The driver was
At least 300 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Mudslides and torrential flooding killed more than 300 people in and around Sierra Leone's capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in homes buried under tons of mud. Survivors and volunteers dug through the mud and debris at times
Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring "racism is evil" after two days of public equivocation and internal White House debate over the deadly race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville,
Both Korean leaders, US signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Even as North Korea presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees," both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis Tuesday, with each suggesting a path
Top US military officer warns NKorea that US military ready
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Monday that the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea but is also ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities in case of provocation. The comments by Marine Corps Gen. Joseph
Rescuers pull out 46 bodies after landslide hits north India
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DHARAMSALA, India (AP) — Soldiers and volunteers resumed rescue operations Monday morning after pulling 46 bodies from the mud left by a landslide that trapped two buses and washed away houses in northern India's Himalayan foothills. Landslides are common during the heavy rains of India's
Danish police say no body found inside sunken submarine
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HELSINKI (AP) — Danish police say they have not found the body of a missing Swedish journalist inside an amateur-built submarine that sunk off the Nordic country's eastern coast last week. Copenhagen police spokesman Jens Moller Jensen says Sunday that investigators uncovered no trace of
Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve
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SOUF, Jordan (AP) — The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a defunct zoo in war-torn Syria, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Dana and 12 other animals, including four other lions, two bears and two tigers, had
US officials say confrontation with NKorea not imminent
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea's is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a decade ago. CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President
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