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Jordan king in rare West Bank trip seen as message to Israel
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Jordan's king flew by helicopter to the West Bank on Monday — a rare visit seen as a signal to Israel that he is closing ranks with the Palestinians on key issues, such as a contested Jerusalem shrine. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Abdullah II met for
11 killed after gunman attacks church in southeast Nigeria
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WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in Nigeria say at least 11 people are dead and others were critically wounded when gunmen attacked a church in southeastern Nigeria. Garba Umar, police commissioner of Anambra state, said a gunman attacked St. Philip Catholic Church early Sunday. But one
Eiffel Tower suspect says he was in touch with IS member
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PARIS (AP) — A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for an attempted terrorist attack after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower, authorities said Sunday. No one was hurt in the incident late Saturday,
Ex-war crimes prosecutor quits panel probing Syria abuses
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GENEVA (AP) — Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte says she is resigning from the U.N.'s independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, decrying Security Council inaction to hold criminals accountable in the war-battered country where "everyone is bad." In comments published Sunday by the
Joining Arab states, Israel says it plans to ban Al-Jazeera
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Sunday it plans to ban Qatar's flagship Al-Jazeera network from operating in the country over allegations it incites violence, joining Arab nations that have shut down the broadcaster amid a separate political dispute. The news organization, in turn, said it will take
Gunmen attack group at Mexican resort beach, killing 3 men
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say gunmen have attacked a group at a beach in the Los Cabos tourist region at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Bullets killed three men and wounded two people. The prosecutor's office for Baja California Sur state says the attack happened
Kenya's deadly land invasions blamed on political incitement
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LAIKIPIA, Kenya (AP) — Burned-out homes in this dry landscape have become a symbol of the tensions around Tuesday's presidential election as Kenyans prepare for the possibility of yet more deadly violence. For more than a year now, farms and homes in Laikipia County have been under
Pence slams report on possible 2020 presidential groundwork
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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has pushed back against a news report suggesting he is laying groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2020 if President Donald Trump does not run. In a statement released by the White House, Pence said Sunday's story in The New York
Afghan official: Taliban kill 30 locals in northern province
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that at least 30 people including women and children have been killed by Taliban fighters in northern Sari Pul province. Zahir Wahdat, the provincial governor for Sari Pul, says Sunday that the victims are mostly civilians and some local
Venezuela troops quash anti-Maduro attack on military base
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VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Soldiers battled for three hours Sunday morning against a small band of anti-government fighters who snuck onto a Venezuelan army base, apparently intent on fomenting an uprising, President Nicolas Maduro said. Troops killed two of the intruders, wounded another and
Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the North's economic lifeline, as Beijing called on its neighbor to halt its missile and nuclear tests. The Trump administration cautiously
FBI investigators seek suspects in Minnesota mosque bombing
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — FBI investigators are seeking suspects after an explosive device tore through part of a suburban Minneapolis mosque as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging a room but not causing any injuries, authorities and witnesses said. The blast happened at around
N. Korean missiles add urgency to Hiroshima A-bomb appeals
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HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the 72nd anniversary Sunday of the world's first atomic bomb attack has gained urgency as North Korea accelerates work on its nuclear weapons program, showing its growing prowess with increasingly frequent missile launches. When
Search called off for 3 US Marines who crashed off Australia
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SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. military officials called off a search and rescue operation on Sunday for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia while trying to land. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps suspended the rescue operation
Iran vows 'unified' response to breach of nuclear deal
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that his administration and country will show a "unified" response to a breach of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers. "The world should know that any breach of the deal will face a unified reaction of the Iranian nation and
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