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Malaysia says OIC will push Myanmar to halt Rohingya crisis
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister said Wednesday that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority and for the safe return of refugees. Malaysia, which has urged Myanmar to stop what it
Man United soccer's top moneymaker again after 11 years
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LONDON (AP) — Manchester United is a long way from winning the English Premier League again but is back on top of another table — as soccer's biggest moneymaker. For the first time since 2005, Manchester United overtook Real Madrid in top spot in the soccer finance rankings compiled by
4 quakes shake Italy, isolating towns blanketed under snow
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ROME (AP) — Four strong earthquakes on Wednesday shook the same region of central Italy that suffered deadly temblors last year, sending quake-rattled residents into panic and further isolating towns that have been buried under more than a meter (3 feet) of snow for days. Premier Paolo
Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut, in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president. The Seoul Central
Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized
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HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said. The 92-year-old former president, who had
Haley supports moving US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
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WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift firmly endorsed by Donald Trump but one that could trigger increased violence in the Middle East. Haley, Trump's pick to be the U.S. ambassador to
Russia, Turkey conduct joint airstrikes on IS in Syria
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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Wednesday it has teamed up with Turkey to conduct joint airstrikes, coordinated with Damascus, against an Islamic State group's stronghold in northern Syria. It is the first acknowledgement of Russian cooperation in support of Turkey's offensive in the
Turkey rounds up 27 with links to suspected nightclub gunman
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police rounded up 27 people linked to the suspected gunman in Istanbul's New Year's Eve nightclub attack and the justice minister said Wednesday that the capture of the suspect will lead to a better understanding of the Islamic State group's operations in
No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia
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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power. After a midnight deadline set by the West
Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to more than 50
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GAO, Mali (AP) — A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility,
Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergency
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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month. The longtime leader is refusing to step down despite international pressure and the threat by other West African
Tajani elected president of European Parliament
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Antonio Tajani of the EPP Christian Democrat group was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday in a daylong polling series during which he defeated his socialist opponent. Before the first round of voting, the EPP, the largest group in the European Union's
Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and doctors said. Military commander Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor
Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early. Embracing his clemency powers days before leaving office,
The Latest: UKIP chief praises May for strong Brexit speech
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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The leader of Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party says he is "broadly impressed" by British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit but added she isn't moving