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US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma
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CINCINNATI (AP) — An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an Ohio hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on U.S. soil. An airplane carrying Otto Warmbier, who is from Ohio, landed in
Australia reaches settlement with suing asylum seekers
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has reached a settlement of around 90 million Australian dollars ($68 million) with more than 1,900 asylum seekers who sued over their treatment at an immigration camp in Papua New Guinea, a minister and lawyers said on Wednesday. Australia
Kenya: At least 10 missing after Nairobi building collapses
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses and officials in Kenya say an eight-story building has collapsed in a low-income area of Nairobi. Nairobi Police Chief Japheth Koome Tuesday that at least 10 people had been reported missing after the collapse Monday night. Hailey Akinyi, a resident in an
Thousands rally across Russia in new challenge to Kremlin
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MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters held anti-corruption rallies across Russia on Monday in a new show of defiance by an opposition that the Kremlin had once dismissed as ineffectual and marginalized. More than a thousand were arrested — including opposition leader and protest
Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller
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WASHINGTON (AP) — High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump's allies have
Panama switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China
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BEIJING (AP) — Panama switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China on Tuesday, dealing a major victory to Beijing in its drive to isolate the self-governing island it claims as its own territory. In Panama, President Juan Carlos Varela announced the change, which entails breaking off
China ponders public morality after video of gruesome death
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BEIJING (AP) — A speeding taxi knocks the pedestrian off her feet, sending her hurtling through the air. Dozens of people stand gawking or walk past, as if the young woman sprawled in the busy intersection simply doesn't exist. A full minute passes, and another speeding vehicle, this time an SUV,
Prison attack in eastern Congo kills 11, frees 900 prisoners
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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Armed men attacked a prison in Congo's eastern city of Beni on Sunday, killing at least 11 and freeing more than 900 prisoners, a government official said. Eight prison guards were among the 11 dead, said North Kivu provincial governor Julien Paluku. About 30 prisoners
Preliminary results: Ex-rebels win Kosovo election
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PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The coalition of former ethnic Albanian rebel commanders won the most votes Sunday in Kosovo's general election, which also saw a surge in popularity for a nationalist party, according to preliminary results. The ex-rebels came in first with around 35 percent of the
Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify Tues
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does — or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion
Plane lands safely in Sydney with hole in engine casing
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SYDNEY (AP) — A plane heading to Shanghai returned safely to Sydney after an in-flight problem left a gaping hole in the engine casing. China Eastern said the crew on Flight 736 noticed damage to the air inlet on the left engine after takeoff Sunday evening and the captain decided to
Macron's takeover of French politics is all but complete
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PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron's takeover of French politics is all but complete. The newly elected French leader's gamble that voters wanted to throw out old faces and try something new is paying off in full — first by giving him the presidency and, on Sunday, the crucial first step toward
Paris prosecutor charge Notre Dame attacker
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PARIS (AP) — The hammer-wielding man who attacked police officers patrolling in front of Notre Dame Cathedral appears to have radicalized himself through the internet and was unknown to French police and intelligence services, the chief prosecutor in Paris said Saturday. The Paris prosecutor's
France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections
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PARIS (AP) — French voters are choosing lawmakers in the lower house of parliament on Sunday in a vote that is crucial for newly-elected president Emmanuel Macron. A total of 7,882 candidates are running for 577 seats in the National Assembly in Sunday's first round of the two-stage
Ethiopia warns emergency drought aid to run out next month
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WARDER, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million. An international delegation visited one of the worst-affected areas Friday near the border