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Hurricane Nate closes in on Mississippi, eyes 2nd landfall
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Nate came ashore on a sparsely populated area at the mouth of the Mississippi River on Saturday and closed in on Mississippi, pelting the central Gulf Coast region with strong winds and heavy rains. Nate was forecast to make its second landfall near Biloxi,
Ocean meeting raises over $7 billion for marine protection
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BRUSSELS (AP) — A global conference to better protect marine life has raised more than $7 billion and won commitments to protect huge swathes of the Earth's oceans. The European Union, which organized the Our Ocean conference in the Maltese capital of Valletta, its 28 member states and its EIB
Indian air force helicopter crashes, killing all 7 on board
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GAUHATI, India (AP) — An Indian air force Mi-17 helicopter crashed Friday in the country's remote northeast bordering China, killing all seven crew members and passengers, an official said. The police control room said the crash occurred on a routine flight in mountainous Tawang area in
Tropical Storm Nate blamed for 22 deaths; threatens US coast
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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Nate was blamed Thursday for at least 22 deaths in Central America as it dumped rain across the region on a path that would carry it toward a potential landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. Louisiana officials
Putin and Saudi king turn the page on decades of tensions
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MOSCOW (AP) — In a major break with decades of rivalry, Russia and Saudi Arabia on Friday struck a slew of deals, including contracts for Russian weapons as part of a groundbreaking first visit by a Saudi monarch. The Kremlin talks between Saudi King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin
UN ending 13-year military peacekeeping mission in Haiti
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil and catastrophe is coming to an end as the last of the blue-helmeted soldiers from around the world leave despite concerns that the police and justice system are
Spain: No dialogue until Catalonia drops independence bid
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MADRID (AP) — The spokesman for Spain's government declared Friday that "coexistence is broken" in Catalonia, blaming separatist authorities in the wealthy northeastern region for pushing ahead with their independence bid. Government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo, who is also the cabinet's
Sri Lanka's Parliament accused of perpetuating majority rule
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As lawmakers in Sri Lanka celebrate the 70th anniversary of one of the oldest parliamentary democracies in Asia, minorities including Tamils, Christians and Muslims remain on the fringes of society. They have some representation in Parliament but say they are
Las Vegas gunman may have scoped out other music festivals
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether gunman Stephen Paddock scoped out bigger music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago before setting up his perch in a casino hotel and raining deadly fire on country music fans. Paddock rented rooms overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in
Putin opens talks with Saudi king at the Kremlin
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday opened talks in the first official visit of a Saudi monarch to Russia that's expected to focus on oil and the war in Syria. At the Kremlin's opulent St. Andrew's Hall, Putin in televised remarks hailed
Pakistani army says Indian fire killed 2 children in Kashmir
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army says Indian forces, backed by artillery, have targeted border villages along the separation line in the disputed region of Kashmir, killing two children. The military statement says the attack took place on Wednesday, describing it as "unprovoked" Indian
Negotiator on Iran nuke deal reportedly sentenced to prison
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A member of Iran's team of nuclear negotiators that struck the 2015 deal with world powers has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted in Iran of espionage, a semi-official news agency reported on Wednesday. While unnamed in the report, the only
Turkey: 40 sentenced to life for attempting to kill Erdogan
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court in southwestern Turkey sentenced 40 people to life in prison Wednesday, convicting them of charges that include attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, Turkish state television TRT reported. A total of 46 suspects — 37
3 US Army special operations commandos killed in Niger
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said three U.S. Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday and two others were wounded when they came under fire in southwest Niger. The officials said the two wounded were taken to Niamey, the capital, and are in stable condition. The officials
Top EU officials rally behind Spanish PM over Catalan poll
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior European Union officials and lawmakers rallied Wednesday behind embattled Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, condemning the authorities in Catalonia for holding an illegal referendum on independence that has plunged Spain into political crisis. European Commission
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