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UK steps up military patrols; probes attacker's Libya ties
    1 months 18 hours ago
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British police and intelligence agencies worked Wednesday to piece together the allegiances of the Manchester suicide bomber and foil any new potential threats, as the country's law-and-order chief said it's "likely" he did not act alone. Home Secretary Amber Rudd
Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city
    1 months 22 hours ago
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the Islamic State group, officials said Wednesday. President Rodrigo
Tensions in their past, Trump and Pope Francis meet
    1 months 21 hours ago
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. Trump, midway through his grueling nine-day maiden
Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb
    1 months 2 days ago
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BANGKOK (AP) — A human rights watchdog condemned the bombing of a Thai hospital that wounded more than 20 people on the third anniversary of a military coup, saying the blast was an inexcusable crime. Investigators found remnants of batteries and wires at the scene of Monday's blast on the
US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned
    1 months 2 days ago
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned the American ambassador on Monday to protest what it called "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards during a violent incident last week in Washington. The U.S. ambassador told Turkey's government its
Brazil's Temer says he will only leave office if forced
    1 months 2 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will only leave office if forced out because stepping down would be an admission of guilt in a corruption scandal that has led to growing calls for his ouster. In an interview published Monday in the Folha de S.Paulo
Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park
    1 months 2 days ago
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead in court Tuesday and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at the start of a criminal trial that could send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life if convicted. Police
UK police: 19 confirmed dead in explosion at Grande concert
    1 months 2 days ago
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LONDON (AP) — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack. Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by the
Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'
    1 months 3 days ago
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States "a curvy road," saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it. Rouhani also criticized Saudi Arabia after it just
The Latest: Trump: Israel, Arab neighbors share common cause
    1 months 3 days ago
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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump says Israel's Arab neighbors are realizing they share a "common cause" with Israel in the threat from Iran. Trump is urging the U.S. and Israel to boost cooperation
Sri Lanka's president replaces foreign minister
    1 months 3 days ago
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president on Monday removed the country's liberal foreign minister who spearheaded a successful campaign to extricate the country from possible international sanctions over war crime allegations from the country's long civil war. In the first Cabinet
Syria's third largest city Homs clear of opposition
    1 months 3 days ago
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BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's government announced Sunday the country's third largest city Homs— once named the capital of the revolt against President Bashar Assad— had been cleared of armed opposition for the first time in more than five years. The announcement follows the completion of the
Sao Paulo police mount operation clean up 'crackland'
    1 months 3 days ago
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SAO PAULO (AP) — More than 900 police swept through an area of Sao Paulo known as "crackland" on Sunday in a crackdown on the brazen drug trafficking there, the state government said. The operation that began before dawn is part of efforts to revitalize Sao Paulo's downtown, which was
Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'
    1 months 3 days ago
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JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal." But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of how he plans to achieve what so many of his predecessors could not. Trump has handed
Indian woman cuts off genitals of her alleged rapist
    1 months 4 days ago
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NEW DELHI (AP) — A 24-year-old woman in southern India cut off the genitals of a Hindu holy man who tried to rape her and who she alleged has been sexually assaulting her for the past eight years, police said Saturday. G. Sparjan Kumar, a police officer in Thiruvananthapuram, the Kerala state