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May 20, 2018

‘A day of gas' inside a Gaza ambulance
Medics have witnessed the brunt of the injuries as Israel has used live ammunition on protesters.

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May 20, 2018

China offers to buy more American products, Kudlow says
The move would reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China.

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May 20, 2018

Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican
Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican.

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May 20, 2018

Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June
Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people.

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May 20, 2018

Maoist rebels detonate bomb in east India; 6 police killed
At least six police officials were killed and another was critically injured on Sunday when Maoist rebels targeted their vehicle with a bomb in eastern India, police said.

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May 20, 2018

Reports: Islamic State surrendering in Syria's capital
A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours, and that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave.

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May 20, 2018

Insect ambassadors: Honeybees buzz on Berlin cathedral
On the roof of Berlin's cathedral, bees are buzzing.

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May 20, 2018

Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry
Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

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May 20, 2018

Saudi Arabia detains women's rights advocates who challenged driving ban
The detentions were part of a broader crackdown by Saudi leadership aimed at silencing political activism.

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May 20, 2018

Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists
Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to complain about a TV series that portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country.

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May 20, 2018

More than 100 people dead after airliner crashes in Cuba on domestic flight
A state-run newspaper reported that three people survived the crash. Images posted on social media showed smoke rising from the crash site south of Havana.

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May 20, 2018

Maoist rebels detonate bomb in east India; 5 police killed
At least five police officials were killed and two others critically injured on Sunday when Maoist rebels targeted their vehicle by a bomb in eastern India, police said.

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May 20, 2018

Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran
Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.

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May 20, 2018

Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls
The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club — for argument's sake, let's say Real Madrid — decides that it cannot live without him and pays a nine-figure fee to shake him loose from Manchester United.

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May 20, 2018

Oil was the only thing keeping Venezuela afloat. Now the government is too dysfunctional to even pump it.
Venezuela leads the world in two things: oil reserves and incompetence. What else can you say about an oil-based economy that's falling apart faster than ever before despite the fact that oil prices have risen more than 50 percent over the past year? That shouldn't happen whether you're capitalist, socialist or something in between, but […]

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May 20, 2018

Justice Department rescinds order stopping opioid sales by Louisiana distributor
The drug wholesaler accused the DEA of using faulty methodology in suspending shipments.

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May 20, 2018

Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is expected to win a second six-year term in Sunday's election, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets.

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May 20, 2018

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints
The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.

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May 20, 2018

Chile bishop apologizes for not investigating abuse promptly
A Chilean bishop apologized Saturday for not promptly investigating a reported case of sexual abuse in his diocese, a day after every bishop in the South American country offered to resign over what Pope Francis said was their negligence in protecting children.

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May 20, 2018

Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security
President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan will step up security to respond to military threats from China.

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May 19, 2018

Selling cannabis is illegal in Estonia, but the leaf is on one municipality's new flag
The name of the municipality means "hemp" in Estonian.

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May 19, 2018

US criticizes China's militarization of disputed waters
The Pentagon criticized what it called China's "continued militarization" of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed long-range bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range.

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May 19, 2018

‘Just saying' — BBC Three compares royal wedding crowd to Trump's inauguration
The prince and princess hadn't even said their vows before BBC Three — the edgy BCC — tried to start some trans-Atlantic drama.

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May 19, 2018

Princess Diana wasn't forgotten at the royal wedding. Her sons still mourn her death.
Prince Harry, who was 12 when his mother was killed, made sure to include her memory in his wedding to Meghan Markle.

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May 19, 2018

In harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists are branded as ‘traitors'
Friday's detentions come just weeks before the ban on women drivers is set to be lifted.

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May 19, 2018

Macedonian PM says Greece agrees to discuss proposed name
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Saturday he is ready to go ahead with a new name for his country in order to solve a decades-long name dispute with Greece and pave the way for full integration of the small Balkan country into the European Union and NATO.

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May 19, 2018

New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader is still alive — and busy with a chilling new mission
Detainee reports portray Baghdadi as preoccupied with educating future terrorists.

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May 19, 2018

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints
The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.

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May 19, 2018

Official: Nationalist mob beats mayor of major Greek city
A city official says the mayor of Greece's second-largest city has been hospitalized with head, back and leg injuries after being set upon by nationalist extremists.

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May 19, 2018

Insurgents have waged a war on education in her home country. But she died in a Texas school shooting.
The Pakistani student was in Texas on an exchange program when a gunman opened fire on her school.

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May 19, 2018

China offers to buy more U.S. products, Kudlow says
China offered to boost its annual purchases of U.S. products by "at least $200 billion" as two days of talks, ended in Washington, the director of the National Economic Council said.

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May 19, 2018

As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if U.S. is lost for good
Even before President Trump was elected, Europeans sensed that Washington's traditional role as guarantor of the continent's security and stability was slipping away.

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May 19, 2018

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors ‘critical'
The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board.

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May 19, 2018

Tracking one of the world's most elusive cats
No one knows how many snow leopards are left in the world. Researchers are trying to find out.

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May 19, 2018

The surprise star of Harry and Meghan's wedding: Bishop Michael Curry from Chicago
Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States, delivered a 14-minute barnstorming address that people in Windsor and beyond were talking about long after Harry and Meghan officially tied the knot on Saturday afternoon.

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May 19, 2018

The Latest: Cuba official: 110 dead in crash, recorder found
The Latest on the crash in Cuba of a passenger jet with 113 people on board (all times local):

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May 19, 2018

Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate
Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said Friday.

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May 19, 2018

Cuban transportation minister says 113 people were killed in Friday's passenger jet crash
Cuban transportation minister says 113 people were killed in Friday's passenger jet crash.

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May 19, 2018

Cuban website Cubadebate says flight recorder recovered from plane crash that killed 113, citing transportation minister
Cuban website Cubadebate says flight recorder recovered from plane crash that killed 113, citing transportation minister.

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May 19, 2018

CORRECTS: Cuban transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday's passenger jet crash.
CORRECTS: Cuban transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday's passenger jet crash. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said 113 dead; the minister corrected his own statement)

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May 19, 2018

In the age of #MeToo, these French actresses are also protesting the film industry's lack of racial diversity
Sixteen French actresses have taken a stand on racial representation in a society that doesn't officially recognize "race" as an identity category.

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May 19, 2018

Macedonian PM says agreement on new name reached with Greece
The prime minister of Macedonia says his administration and the Greek government have agreed on a new name for his country to solve the decades-long name dispute between Skopje and Athens.

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May 19, 2018

Council of Churches: 20 priests from evangelical church among dead in Cuban plane crash
Council of Churches: 20 priests from evangelical church among dead in Cuban plane crash .

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May 19, 2018

Cuba: 3 survivors ‘critical' after crash of jet carrying 110
The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet carrying 110 people crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts.

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May 19, 2018

The Latest: Cuba: 3 survivors ‘critical' after plane crash
The Latest on the crash in Cuba of a passenger jet with 110 people on board (all times local):

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May 19, 2018

The royal wedding's teenage cello player skipped U.S. debut to play in the ceremony
Sheku Kanneh-Mason canceled his performance plans in Los Angeles to be at the royal wedding.

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May 19, 2018

Colombia ex-rebel halts hunger strike as extradition lingers
A former rebel ideologue is suspending a 41-day hunger strike after Colombia's special peace tribunal cast doubt on his extradition to the U.S. on drug charges.

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May 19, 2018

Hundreds of handbags, 72 suitcases full of jewels seized from ousted Malaysian leader's home
The new government is ramping up a corruption probe into the former prime minister.

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May 19, 2018

In London, some Brits shrug off royal wedding: ‘Irrelevant'
Watching the cheering, flag-waving Brits lining the sun-soaked royal procession route on television, it's easy to get the impression of a wedding-crazy country still deeply in love with its royal family.

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May 19, 2018

‘Just saying ¯\_(?)_/¯' — BBC Three compares royal wedding crowd to Trump's inauguration
The prince and princess hadn't even said their vows before BBC Three — the edgy BCC — tried to start some trans-Atlantic drama.

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May 19, 2018

Air Force base that lost explosives: We're also missing a machine gun
The North Dakota base operates aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles that can deliver nuclear warheads.

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May 19, 2018

As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good
Continental leaders worry the president may be the new normal, not an aberration.

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May 19, 2018

WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet a global health emergency
Eleven new cases were confirmed Friday, including two more in an urban area.

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May 19, 2018

Russia's parliament to consider proposal to allow Putin to run for reelection again in 2024
The idea would change Russia's constitution so Putin could potentially stay in office until at least 2030.

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May 19, 2018

Sri Lanka marks end to civil war as a divided nation
Sri Lanka has commemorated the ninth anniversary of the end of its civil war as a divided nation, with minority Tamils calling for an international investigation into alleged wartime atrocities and the government defending soldiers from war crime allegations.

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May 19, 2018

The royal wedding was mainly about hats and fascinators
There were many hats to be seen at the Royal Wedding.

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May 19, 2018

At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, some things very old and some things new
There were distinctly American moments within Windsor Castle's 16th century gothic chapel.

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May 19, 2018

Burundi opposition rejects referendum, alleges intimidation
The leader of a Burundian opposition coalition said Saturday they would not accept the outcome of a referendum on extending the president's time in office, calling the vote undemocratic and marred by intimidation.

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May 19, 2018

Father of Pakistani victim in Texas school shooting grieves
Abdul Aziz Sheikh sits on the ground floor of his Karachi home surrounded by mourning friends, relatives and local politicians that have come to give their condolences. Composed, he fights back tears. On the floor above, his wife is still in shock. The friends around her wail in grief.

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May 19, 2018

German media report 2 dead in Saarbruecken shooting; suspect is in custody
German media report 2 dead in Saarbruecken shooting; suspect is in custody.

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May 19, 2018

Powerful, unpopular Venezuela leader faces opposition foes
Here's a look at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the two opposition candidates he faces in Sunday's election:

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May 19, 2018

Report: 2 killed in shooting in southwestern Germany
German media are reporting two people have been killed in a shooting near the southwestern city of Saarbruecken.

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May 19, 2018

Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Orthodox church in Chechnya
Chechnya's leader says four gunmen who attacked a Russian Orthodox church in the mostly Muslim province have been killed by security forces and one policeman has died.

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May 19, 2018

The elephants, rhinos and lions had been killed. Then came a 21st-century Noah's ark.
A 21st-century Noah's ark transports animals back to places where they've been wiped out.

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May 19, 2018

Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle marry
Follow our coverage of the ceremony, the celebration, the dress.

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May 19, 2018

Meghan Markle, Queen Charlotte and the wedding of Britain's first mixed-race royal
Meghan Markle has been hailed as Britain's first black royal. But Queen Charlotte, who married King George III 257 years ago, probably had African blood from both sides of her family.

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May 19, 2018

Egypt says prominent socialist activist arrested
Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist and labor rights lawyer has been arrested on an array of charges including belonging to an outlawed group.

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May 19, 2018

Burundi opposition says referendum wasn't free, transparent
Opposition groups in Burundi say Thursday's referendum on extending the president's power was undemocratic as the country awaits the electoral commission's announcement of the results.

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May 19, 2018

Royal wedding 2018 live coverage: The kiss, the dress, the guests in hats
Follow our coverage of the ceremony, the celebration, the dress.

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May 19, 2018

Royal wedding 2018 live coverage: The rings, the dress, the guests
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May 19, 2018

Wife of Malaysia's ex-leader slams ‘public trial' of family
The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has slammed police raids on their properties, saying Saturday they appeared targeted at vilifying the family to provoke public anger.

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May 19, 2018

North Korea demands South Korea send back restaurant workers
North Korea on Saturday reiterated its demands for South Korea to send back 12 North Korean restaurant workers who came to the South in 2016, saying such a move would demonstrate Seoul's willingness to improve relations.

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May 19, 2018

In Bahrain, a smoldering insurgency reveals the resilience of Iran's proxy war
A rebellion against the gulf kingdom's rulers shows how Tehran has adapted its support for proxy groups in different Middle Eastern countries.

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May 19, 2018

Royal wedding 2018 live coverage: Meghan Markle is on her way
Follow our coverage of the ceremony, the celebration, the dress.

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May 19, 2018

Royal wedding 2018 live coverage: Details on the rings. The Clooneys, Beckhams and Oprah arrive.
Follow our coverage of the ceremony, the celebration, the dress.

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May 19, 2018

Royal wedding 2018 live coverage: Elton John, the Clooneys, the Beckhams and Oprah arrive.
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May 19, 2018

Vatican: Martyred archbishop, Pope Paul VI to be canonized
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will elevate to sainthood martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero alongside Pope Paul VI in a ceremony on Oct. 14.

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May 19, 2018

Kashmir shuts down to protest Indian leader Modi's visit
Separatist leaders called for a shutdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a daylong visit to review development work and inaugurate road projects, officials said.

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May 19, 2018

Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle: When royal wedding traditions fall
Markle's father caused a stir by deciding not to attend the wedding. Every detail Saturday will be scrutinized, from the couple's vows to their rings.

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May 19, 2018

Ethiopia says Saudi Arabia to free 1,000 detained citizens
Ethiopia says more than 1,000 of its citizens will be released from detention centers in Saudi Arabia after a request by new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a visit to Riyadh.

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May 19, 2018

Fastest climber of 7 summits returns safely from Everest
The Australian climber who became the fastest to scale the highest peaks on all seven continents returned safely from Mount Everest on Saturday.

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May 19, 2018

Father of the groom, Prince Charles, to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle
The announcement ends weeks of speculation over who would be giving away the American actress in the royal wedding.

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May 19, 2018

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal discharged from hospital more than 2 months after nerve agent attack
"It is fantastic news that Sergei Skripal is well enough to leave Salisbury District Hospital," the hospital's chief executive said.

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May 19, 2018

After the royal wedding, will Meghan Markle have to rein in her activism?
She had opinions and spoke her mind before her engagement to Prince Harry.

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May 19, 2018

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city
Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo's health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm.

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May 19, 2018

Congo's health minister announces three new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million
Congo's health minister announces three new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million.

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May 19, 2018

Royal wedding 2018 live coverage
Follow our coverage of the ceremony, the celebration, the dress.

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May 19, 2018

Restive Kashmir shuts to protest Indian PM Modi's visit
Shops, businesses and schools are shut in Indian-controlled Kashmir to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi's daylong visit to the disputed region.

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May 19, 2018

Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors
Seven people in Saudi Arabia, including four prominent women's rights activists who campaigned for the right to drive, are being accused by state security of working with "foreign entities."

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May 19, 2018

Trump's ‘recklessness' spurs jitters in the Middle East
The U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem and the withdrawal from the Iran deal are stirring new anger against the United States and raising the risk of a wider war.

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May 19, 2018

Timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romance
The budding romance between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle has captivated the world. Here's how it all happened:

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May 19, 2018

As Trump tightens asylum rules, thousands of Venezuelans find a warm welcome in Miami
Venezuelans lead requests for "affirmative asylum" after an 88 percent increase last year.

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May 19, 2018

Official says several bombs at Afghan cricket match kill 8
Several bombs exploded nearly simultaneously at a cricket match in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least eight people, a provincial official said Saturday.

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May 19, 2018

China lands bomber on South China Sea island for first time
The Chinese air force has landed long-range bombers for the first time on an airport in the South China Sea, a state newspaper said Saturday, in a move likely to further fuel concerns about Beijing's expansive claims over the disputed region.

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May 19, 2018

Trusted Xi ally a rising influence on China's foreign policy
Chinese President Xi Jinping is increasingly turning to friend and trusted confidant Wang Qishan to help guide the country's foreign relations as he prepares for a potentially bruising trade fight with the U.S. and competition for leadership in Asia.

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May 19, 2018

3 survivors after airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba
An aging Boeing 737 with 110 people aboard crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Havana's airport, leaving three survivors and investigators sifting through debris for clues as to what caused the airliner to go down.

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May 19, 2018

8 killed in blasts at cricket match in eastern Afghanistan
An Afghan official says at least eight people have been killed after multiple explosions hit a cricket match in eastern Nangarhar province.

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May 19, 2018

A look at major plane crashes in Cuba in recent years
A look at some of the major plane crashes in Cuba in recent years:

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May 18, 2018

Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election
Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's political coalition has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to complete results released by Iraq's electoral commission early Saturday.

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May 18, 2018

The Latest: Cuba state media says Castro had hernia surgery
The Latest on the plane crash in Havana (all times local):

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