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Crocodile suspected of killing Australia woman with dementia
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BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Authorities in northern Australia were searching on Friday for a crocodile suspected of killing a dementia patient who wandered from a nursing home, police said. Human remains along with Anne Cameron's clothes and walking stick were found near a creek bank on
India's top court delays ruling on Rohingya deportation
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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court has postponed a decision on whether the government can evict about 40,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in the country, an attorney said Friday. Attorney Prashant Bhushan said the court had been expected to issue its ruling Friday, but delayed
Teams report first progress against wine country wildfires
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A fifth day of desperate firefighting in California wine country brought a glimmer of hope Friday as crews battling the flames reported their first progress toward containing the massive blazes, and hundreds more firefighters poured in to join the effort. The scale of
Ex-UN chief Annan: Get Myanmar refugees home, not to camps
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged Myanmar on Friday to make sure the half-million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled in the last two months can go home, and not go to camps. Myanmar's government needs to "create conditions that will allow the refugees to
Catalan leader faces mounting pressure from all sides
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's leader faced mounting pressure Friday from all sides, with hardliners in the separatist movement demanding he definitively declare independence from Spain. Spain's government and the European Union, on the other hand, insisted he must abandon the region's
Local official: 100 IS fighters surrender in Syria's Raqqa
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BEIRUT (AP) — Some 100 fighters from the Islamic State group handed themselves over to U.S.-backed fighters in the northern city of Raqqa Friday as fighting continued with remaining gunmen in a pocket inside the city. Omar Alloush of the Raqqa Civilian Council did not give details how the 100
Guatemala genocide trial resumes for ex-dictator Rios Montt
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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The genocide trial of former Guatemala dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt resumed behind closed doors Friday as the 90-year-old retired general faces charges related to the killing of 1,771 Ixil Indians during his brief time in power. The proceedings restarted after being
Trump won't pull out of 'worst' Iran nuclear deal _ for now
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 international nuclear accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behavior and hitting their main military wing with anti-terror penalties. But Trump, breaking his campaign pledge to
Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor leaks Odebrecht bribe video
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor leaked a video Thursday purporting to show an Odebrecht executive admitting he agreed to pay $35 million toward President Nicolas Maduro's campaign in exchange for prioritizing the Brazilian construction giant's projects. Luisa
2 Indian air force commandos, 2 rebels killed in Kashmir
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SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian air force commandos and two rebels were killed on Wednesday in a fierce gunbattle in the disputed region of Kashmir, officials said. Soldiers began an anti-militant operation by cordoning off northern Hajin town on a tip that rebels were hiding in the area,
Floods and landslides kill 37, leave 40 missing in Vietnam
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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Floods and landslides after a tropical depression have killed at least 37 people, left another 40 missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said. The disasters injured 21 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 houses,
UN: Myanmar violence a deliberate strategy to expel Rohingya
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GENEVA (AP) — A report by the U.N. human rights office says attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar point to a strategy to instill "widespread fear and trauma" and prevent them from ever returning to their homes. The report released Wednesday is based on 65 interviews conducted in
Police arrest 10 in drinking death of LSU fraternity pledge
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ten people were arrested Wednesday on misdemeanor hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge whose blood-alcohol content was more than six times the legal limit for driving, officials said. One of the 10 suspects — Matthew Alexander
An Australian court considers: Can dual citizens make laws?
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As Australia's High Court considers the fate of seven lawmakers who could lose their seats because they also hold foreign citizenship, some in this nation of immigrants wonder whether it's time to nix a constitutional ban on dual nationals serving in
Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires
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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through California wine country exploded in size and number Wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 23 — a figure expected to rise. Three days after the fires began,
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