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Shots fired at protest kill 5 farmers in central India
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Farmers blocked highways and held protests across a central Indian state Wednesday, a day after five farmers were killed by gunshots at one rally. Madhya Pradesh farmers have protested for several weeks demanding better prices for crops and waivers from the state government
Prosecutor: Teen in texting suicide case wanted attention
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TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A teenager charged with using text messages to encourage her boyfriend to kill himself played a "sick game" with another person's life, a prosecutor said Tuesday. In dozens of text messages and telephone calls, Michelle Carter, then 17, repeatedly urged Conrad Roy III,
Siding against ally Qatar, Trump injects US into Arab crisis
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump injected the United States into a volatile crisis among America's Mideast allies, siding Tuesday with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a dispute that threatens to disrupt efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and counter Iran. In a
India hopes new rocket can carry humans into space
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NEW DELHI (AP) — India successfully launched its heaviest-ever rocket on Monday which it hopes will eventually be able to carry astronauts into space, a feat that only Russia, the United States and China have achieved, its space agency said. The Indian Space Research Organization said the
Men charged in 36 deaths at ramshackle Oakland warehouse
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The founder of a ramshackle collective who officials say illegally converted an Oakland warehouse into residences for artists and musicians saw himself as a guru and benevolent landlord trying to help people struggling to survive in the expensive San Francisco Bay
Hostage-taker in Australia had been acquitted of terror plot
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A gunman who killed a man and took a woman hostage before dying in a police shootout had been acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base years earlier, police said Tuesday. Three police officers were wounded. The siege Monday at an apartment building
Qatar says Kuwait trying to mediate, solve diplomatic rift
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait is trying to mediate a diplomatic crisis in which Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich, travel-hub nation from the outside world, Qatar's foreign minister said early Tuesday. The biggest diplomatic
The Latest: Russia hopes Gulf spat won't affect terror fight
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the Gulf Arab states' dispute with Qatar (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The Kremlin has voiced hope that the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors will not hurt international anti-terror efforts. President Vladimir Putin's
Trump criticizes London's mayor, again
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for a second day lashed out at London's mayor on Twitter in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the city. Trump tweeted Monday morning that London Mayor Sadiq Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed'
Canadian man mows lawn with tornado behind him
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THREE HILLS, Alberta (AP) — A photograph of a Canadian man mowing a lawn with a tornado swirling behind him has caused a bit of a storm on social media. Cecilia Wessels snapped the picture of her husband, Theunis, on Friday as the twister passed near their home in Alberta. She said cutting
Putin dismisses US claims about Trump, Russia and elections
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is dismissing as "a load of nonsense" the idea that Russia has damaging information on President Donald Trump and denies having any relationship with him. "I never met with him. We have a lot of Americans who visit us," Putin said in an
4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar early Monday morning, further deepening a rift among Gulf Arab nations over that country's support for Islamist groups and its relations with Iran. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all
Truck and bus collide in northern India, killing 22
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LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A bus slammed head-on into a truck in northern India early Monday, killing 22 people and injuring more than a dozen, police said. The bus was carrying 37 passengers when it collided with the truck and caught fire near the city of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh state, said
Bombers kill at least 6 attending Kabul funeral
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least six people were killed Saturday when a trio of suicide bombers struck a funeral attended by senior government officials, just three days after a powerful truck bomb in one of the most heavily guarded parts of the capital killed 90 people and wounded more than
Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The lone suspect behind a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict, police said Sunday, bolstering their claim the assault was not terrorism-related. The man's immediate family confirmed his identity as