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Feb 19, 2018

Experts: Vast underwater archeology site imperiled in Mexico
Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution.

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Feb 19, 2018

Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power company
A federal judge on Monday approved a $300 million loan for Puerto Rico's power company that officials say will help keep the troubled agency operating until late March.

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Feb 19, 2018

Rio could be ‘laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisis
Brazilian leaders said Monday that the use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could serve as a model for other violent areas of Brazil.

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Feb 19, 2018

Maldives president wants vote to extend state of emergency
The president of the Maldives asked Parliament on Monday to extend the state of emergency that has helped him reinforce his power, as political turmoil continued to churn in the Indian Ocean nation.

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Feb 19, 2018

Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017
An Israeli settler leader says the number of settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year.

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Feb 19, 2018

KFC restaurants in the U.K. have a problem. They don't have chicken.
Hundreds of locations in the United Kingdom remain closed Monday because of a chicken shortage.

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Feb 19, 2018

Greek carnival celebrations get a little flour power
For a few hours every year, residents and visitors of this pretty Greek seaside town have a license to lose their civility.

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Feb 19, 2018

Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory' trust US indictment
While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.

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Feb 19, 2018

The Latest: Turkey denies reports that Syria will aid Kurds
The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

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Feb 19, 2018

Court video shows kidnapped model revisiting scenes of crime
Video of a British model retracing her movements from a city studio where she was allegedly grabbed to a farmhouse where she was held for six days was played Monday at the trial in Italy of a Polish man charged in her kidnapping for ransom.

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Feb 19, 2018

In the war against election interference, Italy takes the lead
Italy, among other countries, is experimenting with Internet literacy lessons, criminal charges and fact checking.

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Feb 19, 2018

Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin
Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters.

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Feb 19, 2018

Israeli gas company announces $15B export deal with Egypt
An Israeli energy company on Monday announced a $15 billion deal to supply natural gas to Egypt, in the largest export agreement to date for Israel's nascent natural gas industry.

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Feb 19, 2018

Scandals highlight Israeli leader's media obsession
Benjamin Netanyahu traces his meteoric rise in Israeli politics to his days as a telegenic media star who dazzled audiences in both English and Hebrew. But he has also had a rocky relationship with Israel's notoriously aggressive media, often accusing it of carrying out a "witch hunt" against him.

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Feb 19, 2018

Trump Jr. to give foreign policy speech while on ‘unofficial' business trip to India
The plan for Trump Tower buyers to meet with the president's son is raising accusations of influence-peddling.

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Feb 19, 2018

Once again, US will meet Canada for women's hockey gold
The United States will play for a gold medal in women's hockey for the third straight Olympics.

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Feb 19, 2018

Pakistan minister defends planned deployment to Saudi Arabia
Pakistan's defense minister says the planned deployment of 1,000 troops to Saudi Arabia does not violate a parliamentary resolution against taking part in combat operations in Yemen.

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Feb 19, 2018

British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 32 years
A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison Monday in what the U.K.'s national law enforcement agency described as a watershed moment for coming to grips with technology's ability to support and spread depravity.

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Feb 19, 2018

Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probe
A Spain Supreme Court judge set bail Monday for a prominent Catalan politician who faced possible jailing during the ongoing investigation of people involved in the Catalonia region's push for independence last year.

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Feb 19, 2018

17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique
Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris.

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Feb 19, 2018

Bodies found in Mexico belong to 2 kidnapped federal agents
Mexico's federal Attorney General's Office says two bodies found in a car have been confirmed to be those of two prosecution agents kidnapped Feb. 5 and forced to appear on a video by a drug gang.

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Feb 19, 2018

French government presents plan to protect wolves
The French government has presented a plan to ensure the survival of wolves in the country as farmers repeatedly protest about financial losses caysed bt attacks on livestock.

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Feb 19, 2018

The Latest: Turkish, Russian leaders speak on Syria
The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

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Feb 19, 2018

Video of model revisiting Italy kidnap sites shown at trial
Video footage of a British model leading Italian police to locations connected to her alleged kidnapping has been played at the trial of the man charged with abducting her.

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Feb 19, 2018

In the war against election meddling, Italy takes the lead
Italy, among other countries, is experimenting with Internet literacy lessons, criminal charges and fact checking.

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Feb 19, 2018

Germany's Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin
Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed Monday that the governor of Germany's tiny western state of Saarland run her party's day-to-day operations — putting her in prime position eventually to succeed Merkel as leader of the center-right Christian Democratic Union.

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Feb 19, 2018

British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 38 years
A judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology's ability to spread depravity.

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Feb 19, 2018

Turkey renames US Embassy street after Syria offensive
Turkish authorities have renamed a street where the U.S. Embassy sits on after Turkey's military offensive in Syria that had led to tensions between the allies.

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Feb 19, 2018

Deadly bombings leave Afghan street cleaners a gruesome task
Clearing away and carting off body parts has become a grisly but routine chore in the Afghan capital, where suicide bombings and commando attacks by extremist insurgents take place almost every month.

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Feb 19, 2018

Analysis: Some Afghan aid progroms won ‘hearts and minds' better than others
Clearing away and carting off body parts has become a grisly but routine chore in the Afghan capital, where suicide bombings and commando attacks by extremist insurgents take place almost every month.

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Feb 19, 2018

Maldives president seeks extension of state of emergency
The president of the Maldives has asked Parliament to extend a state of emergency by two weeks as political turmoil continues in the country.

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Feb 19, 2018

Moroccan king orders inquiry into deadly train crash
Morocco's king has ordered an investigation into a deadly train crash that killed six people.

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Feb 19, 2018

Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander
Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid on a Manila apartment, where they found bomb-making materials and an IS-style flag, the national police chief said Monday.

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Feb 19, 2018

Shiffrin drops out of Olympic downhill after schedule change
Back at the last Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin exuberantly talked about chasing five gold medals this time around. Now it turns out she'll only enter three races at the 2018 Games.

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Feb 19, 2018

Turkey warns it may hit Syrian troops in Kurdish enclave
Turkey threatened on Monday to hit back at Syrian pro-government troops if they deploy in an enclave in northern Syria to protect a Kurdish militia that Ankara is battling there.

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Feb 19, 2018

To win 'hearts and minds' in Afghanistan, some aid programs worked better than others
A program that combined vocational training and cash helped decrease people's willingness to engage in pro-Taliban actions.

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Feb 19, 2018

South Africa steps up action against Zuma-linked family
South African authorities are escalating an anti-corruption drive against a business family linked to former president Jacob Zuma, saying they could seek Interpol's help to track suspects believed to be out of the country.

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Feb 19, 2018

Zimbabwe's opposition leader died. Here's what you need to know.
Once strong, Zimbabwe's opposition is fractured. Elections are only six months away.

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Feb 19, 2018

Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun
Four Indonesian farmers and a 13-year-old boy admitted they stabbed, clubbed and shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun to protect their pineapple crop, police said Monday.

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Feb 19, 2018

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal
Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry.

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Feb 19, 2018

France argues World Court has no jurisdiction in graft case
French lawyers on Monday urged the International Court of Justice to throw out a case brought by Equatorial Guinea in 2016 seeking to prevent the prosecution in France — which has since happened — of the African nation's vice president on money laundering and other charges linked to his opulent lifestyle.

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Feb 19, 2018

IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters
Islamic State militants ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27, officials said Monday, underlining the extremis group's capabilities of launching large-scale attacks two months after Baghdad declared victory over IS in all of Iraq.

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Feb 19, 2018

Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents
A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents, a legal aid group said Monday.

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Feb 19, 2018

Egypt: 3 troops killed in anti-militant operation in Sinai
Egypt's military says three troops, including an officer, were killed in restive Sinai in fighting with militants.

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Feb 19, 2018

ECB orders halt in payments by Latvian bank ABLV
Latvia's financial regulator has ordered the crisis-struck ABLV Bank to cease all payments on the request of the European Central Bank amid U.S. accusations of money laundering and breaching sanctions on North Korea.

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Feb 19, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Shadows and light at the Pyeongchang Olympics
At the Pyeongchang Olympics, most days are very cold and very bright. As the sun moves through the sky, shadows contract and lengthen. Athletes are silhouetted as they trudge to starting lines and soar through the air.

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Feb 19, 2018

Iraq's Shiite-led force: Militants disguised in army uniforms ambush paramilitary troops north of Baghdad, killing 27
Iraq's Shiite-led force: Militants disguised in army uniforms ambush paramilitary troops north of Baghdad, killing 27.

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Feb 19, 2018

IS claims responsibility for church shooting in Russia
The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's predominantly Muslim Dagestan region.

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Feb 19, 2018

Gambia president announces moratorium on death penalty
Gambia's president has declared a moratorium on the death penalty, calling it a "first step toward abolition."

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Feb 19, 2018

‘It shatters our spirits': Deadly bomb attacks in Afghanistan leave street cleaners with a gruesome task
"I couldn't eat for the next two days," said one worker.

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Feb 19, 2018

Philippine police arrest suspected Islamic State recruiter in Manila
A foreign man and his Philippine girlfriend are being held on weapons and explosives charges.

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Feb 19, 2018

Q&A: Meldonium, the drug in Russia's Olympic doping case
Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been charged with a doping offense at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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Feb 19, 2018

5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, days after more powerful one
The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area.

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Feb 19, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 10 at the Pyeongchang Olympics
Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir floated across the ice in perfect harmony to break their own record for a short program. American Lindsey Vonn was third-fastest on the second day of Olympic downhill training. And the U.S. women's hockey team made it back to the Olympic gold medal game after routing Finland 5-0 in the semifinal.

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Feb 19, 2018

Syrian TV: Pro-government forces to enter Kurdish enclave
Syrian state TV says pro-government forces will begin entering the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the country's northwest "within hours."

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Feb 19, 2018

Syrian TV: Pro-government forces to enter Kurdish enclave of Afrin "within hours," which may prompt Turkish pullout
Syrian TV: Pro-government forces to enter Kurdish enclave of Afrin "within hours," which may prompt Turkish pullout.

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Feb 19, 2018

The Latest: Turkey detains 786 for Syria offensive criticism
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Feb 19, 2018

German nationalist urges AfD followers to reject violence
A leading figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany has urged the party's followers to reject violence.

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Feb 19, 2018

Israel hits militant site in Gaza after renewed rocket fire
The Israeli military says it has struck an underground militant infrastructure site in Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel.

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Feb 19, 2018

Main chapel unaffected by weekend fire at Tibetan monastery
The Tibetan government-in-exile says a weekend fire at the sprawling Jokhang monastery in Tibet did not affect the main chapel at the 1,300-year-old religious site, considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Feb 19, 2018

Pakistan cricketer turned politician Khan marries 3rd time
Pakistan's cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time by marrying a faith healer, his party announced on Monday.

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Feb 19, 2018

Wardrobe issues causes Olympic stress for French skaters
The first notes of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.

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Feb 19, 2018

Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea
A Philippine diplomat says the risks of an armed conflict have increased in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway.

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Feb 19, 2018

Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash
Iran's Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board.

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Feb 19, 2018

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column
Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes.

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Feb 19, 2018

Pakistan cricketer-turned-politician Khan marries 3rd time
Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan has married a faith healer, ending rumors that he was considering a third marriage after divorcing two wives.

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Feb 19, 2018

Sick tricks! Big Air bounds into Olympics on a high note
From the gold medalist down to the last-place finisher, what the women snowboarders really wanted was a do-over.

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Feb 19, 2018

Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan marries faith healer
Pakistani cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan has married a faith healer, ending rumors that he was considering a third marriage after divorcing two wives.

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Feb 18, 2018

Florida students plead with Congress: It's about the guns
Students call for "March for Our Lives" next month in the District and major U.S. cities.

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Feb 18, 2018

Polish leader denies being a Holocaust revisionist after blaming 'Jewish perpetrators'
He had previously suggested earlier that Jews were partially responsible for their own genocide. Now a Polish embassy in Israel is covered in swastika graffiti.

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Feb 18, 2018

Avalanches kill 2 skiers in France, injure 2 in Switzerland
Authorities say two skiers were killed by an avalanche in the French Alps, and two more people were injured by an avalanche in Switzerland near the border with France.

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Feb 18, 2018

Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite
Bolivian authorities said Sunday that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas canisters as initially thought.

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Feb 18, 2018

Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race
Three presidential candidates have accepted the nominations of Mexico's main parties for the July 1 election, formally entering what is shaping up to be a crowded race.

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Feb 18, 2018

Saakashvili supporters march to demand Poroshenko step down
Several thousand supporters of deported Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili marched through the center of Kiev on Sunday, demanding the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko.

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Feb 18, 2018

Turkey: Soldiers die after vehicle topples in flooded river
The bodies of two Turkish soldiers who went missing in a flood after heavy rains pummeled the country's southeast were found late Sunday, the military said.

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Feb 18, 2018

Polish PM seeks dialogue with Israel on ‘difficult history'
Poland's prime minister said Sunday that dialogue with Israel about the Holocaust is necessary and would serve as a warning to prevent such "exceptionally terrifying" crimes from happening again.

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Feb 18, 2018

Maldives court delays reinstating pro-opposition lawmakers
The Supreme Court of the Maldives has delayed its order reinstating 12 pro-opposition lawmakers ahead of a key parliamentary sitting.

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Feb 18, 2018

Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case
Israeli police say they have arrested senior officials at the country's national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses.

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Feb 18, 2018

Hungarian leader calls Christianity ‘Europe's last hope'
Hungary's prime minister says that "Christianity is Europe's last hope" and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have "opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam."

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Feb 18, 2018

London fashion: 70s vibe at Mouret, glamour from Temperley
Could fusty-looking tapestry and army boots look desirable? Roland Mouret and Temperley worked their magic at London Fashion Week catwalk shows Sunday, showcasing their latest womenswear styles for the upcoming autumn and winter season alongside other designers.

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Feb 18, 2018

Russia: 5 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect
Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others. Police then killed the assailant.

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Feb 18, 2018

Israeli PM Netanyahu to Iran: Don't test Israel's resolve
The nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, warning that Iran should "not test Israel's resolve" as he showed off what he said was part of a downed Iranian drone.

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Feb 18, 2018

Nigeria releasing 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation
Authorities in Nigeria are releasing hundreds of people accused of supporting an Islamic extremist group, citing a lack of evidence.

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Feb 18, 2018

Florida students plea with Congress: It's about the guns
Students urge "March for Our Lives" next month in the District, major U.S. cities.

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Feb 18, 2018

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran
An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed.

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Feb 18, 2018

2 Turkish soldiers missing after vehicle topples into flood
Turkey's military says two soldiers are missing in a flood after heavy rains pummeled the country's southeast, and Turkish media reported that their armored vehicle had toppled into a river.

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Feb 18, 2018

'An act of stupidity:' Mexicans furious after government helicopter kills 13 quake victims
Men, women and children were crushed beneath a Blackhawk carrying government officials surveying earthquake damage.

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Feb 18, 2018

Iran says fog caused a plane crash that may have killed 65. That might not be the whole story.
Iran's government says the 25-year-old plane lost its way in thick clouds, but the country's air fleet is infamously decrepit.

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Feb 18, 2018

Iran says fog caused a plane crash, and 65 are feared dead. That might not be the whole story.
Iran's government says the 25-year-old plane lost its way in thick clouds, but the country's air fleet is infamously decrepit.

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Feb 18, 2018

German police probe British woman over Holocaust remarks
German police are investigating a British woman for suspected incitement after she questioned the Holocaust during a far-right protest in the eastern city of Dresden.

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Feb 18, 2018

Russia: 4 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect
Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing four people and wounding four others. Police then killed the assailant.

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Feb 18, 2018

West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homes
West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year.

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Feb 18, 2018

Job center for Syrians opens in Jordan refugee camp
A job center has opened in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed policy shift meant to improve life for Syrians in regional host countries.

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Feb 18, 2018

Dozens granted bail in Kuwait over 2011 parliament storming
A judge in Kuwait has ordered dozens of politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail pending their appeal before the country's highest court.

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Feb 18, 2018

Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, likely killing 65
An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, likely killing all 65 people on board, state media reported.

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Feb 18, 2018

Turkey's PM expects top-level meetings of Erdogan, Merkel
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says he expects top-level visits between his country's president and German leader Angela Merkel, a sign of improved relations between the two countries.

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Feb 18, 2018

The Latest: Iran says 65 killed in airplane crash
The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local):

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Feb 18, 2018

Poland tries to frame PM's Holocaust remarks as frank debate
A spokeswoman for Poland's prime minister sought Sunday to downplay his words equating Polish collaborators in the Holocaust to alleged "Jewish perpetrators" by saying they were an invitation to a frank debate about the World War II crimes against Jews.

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Feb 18, 2018

The Latest: Iran's leaders offer condolences over air crash
The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local):

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Feb 18, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Beauty in the details at Pyeongchang Olympics
The Olympics are known for big moments: huge jumps, surprise victories, agonizing defeats. But sometimes it's worth taking a moment to look at the smaller details: Olympic rings reflected in a fan's sunglasses, the design on a figure skate, an athlete's hand as she holds her medal.

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