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Dec 13, 2017

El Salvador court denies appeal in stillbirth case
An El Salvador court on Wednesday rejected the appeal of a woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for what she says was a stillbirth.

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Dec 13, 2017

India's Modi duels with his predecessor amid local election
Against the backdrop of a bitterly fought local election, India is witnessing the unusual spectacle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi locked in a bitter verbal duel with his predecessor and accusing the opposition of holding secret meetings with Pakistani officials to impact the vote.

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Dec 13, 2017

Peru president in trouble over consultant fee from Odebrecht
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is in hot water over decade-old payments he received as a consultant to a giant Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America''s biggest graft scandal.

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Dec 13, 2017

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing 'secret papers'
Two Reuters journalists covering the crackdown of Rohingya Muslims in Burma were arrested Tuesday.

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Dec 13, 2017

What is Vladimir Putin really up to? Carnegie scholars aim to find out.
Russia''s expanding influence aims to undermine the United States and its allies as they are consumed by domestic concerns, experts said.

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Dec 13, 2017

White House wants technology cuts, pay freeze to fund border wall, according to Democrats
A report by Democratic staff cites information provided by 'a whistleblower.'

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Dec 13, 2017

UN envoy calls for doubling funding for kids in emergencies
The U.N. special envoy for global education is calling for a doubling of funding for education for youngsters who are refugees and caught in humanitarian emergencies.

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Dec 13, 2017

Trump plan to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem angers Middle East Christians
As Vice President Pence prepares to visit the region, the White House is facing an awkward backlash from Christians it pledged to protect. 

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Dec 13, 2017

Reuters demands Myanmar release its 2 journalists
Reuters news agency called on Myanmar to immediately release its two journalists who were arrested for possessing 'important secret papers' obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 625,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.

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Dec 13, 2017

Spike in murders of women erases decades of gains in Mexico
The number of women being murdered in Mexico has risen sharply over the last decade amid the country''s drug war, more than wiping out two decades of gains when the rate fell by half, a study said Wednesday.

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Dec 13, 2017

Ecuador VP sentenced to 6 years in Odebrecht corruption case
Ecuador''s vice president has been sentenced to six years in jail after a court convicted him of accepting bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

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Dec 13, 2017

Authorities in Bangladesh say Manhattan bombing suspect was ‘self-radicalized'
Akayed Ullah spoke to his wife in Dhaka on the phone hours before subway blast.

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Dec 13, 2017

Bermuda Senate votes to end same-sex marriage in territory
The Senate in Bermuda has voted to end same-sex marriage in the British island territory and allow only domestic partnerships.

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Dec 13, 2017

UN chief: Iran may be defying UN on missiles, OK on nukes
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear treaty with six world powers.

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Dec 13, 2017

WTO summit ends without substantial deals after US criticism
A World Trade Organization conference dampened from the start by criticism from the United States has ended without any substantial agreements.

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Dec 13, 2017

Authorities in Bangladesh say Manhattan bomber was ‘self-radicalized'
Akayed Ullah spoke to his wife in Bangladesh on the phone hours before subway blast.

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Dec 13, 2017

Constitutional arguments begin in Canadian polygamy case
A Canadian man found guilty of marrying two dozen women says he believed he was entitled to practice polygamy because he wasn''t charged when police investigated him in the 1990s.

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Dec 13, 2017

Poland's new PM marks anniversary of 1981 martial law
Poland''s new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, and powerful ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski attended ceremonies Wednesday marking 36 years since the country''s communist regime used tanks and troops to clamp down on the Solidarity freedom movement.

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Dec 13, 2017

Peru seeks arrest of lay leader accused of abuse
Peruvian prosecutors are seeking the arrest of the leader of a Catholic religious society accused of sexual and psychological abuse against minors.

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Dec 13, 2017

Romania: Applause greets ex-king's coffin at Royal Palace
A coffin carrying the body of Romania''s late King Michael I arrived Wednesday at the Royal Palace in Bucharest, where it was met by applause and will lie in state ahead of his funeral this weekend.

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Dec 13, 2017

Killings of women soared in last decade amid Mexico drug war
A new study says killings of women in Mexico have risen sharply over the last decade during the country''s drug war, more than wiping out two decades of gains when the rate fell by half.

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Dec 13, 2017

Ukraine, Poland move to mend ties strained by views on WWII
The presidents of Ukraine and Poland have met to find ways of overcoming the World War II legacy that sours relations between the neighboring countries.

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Dec 13, 2017

Sweden to re-establish military unit on Baltic Sea island
Sweden says it is establishing the nation''s first new military regiment since World War II — a unit of 350 soldiers that will be based on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland.

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Dec 13, 2017

Israel intercepts 2 rockets from Gaza in latest exchange
The Israeli military said it intercepted two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Wednesday in the latest barrage by Palestinian militants.

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Dec 13, 2017

Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told an international summit Wednesday that the United States was unfit to mediate the Mideast conflict, marking a major policy shift after decades spent courting American goodwill.

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Dec 13, 2017

Another human foot washes ashore in British Columbia
Another human foot has been found on British Columbia''s coastline. It''s the latest in more than a dozen such grim discoveries over the past decade.

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Dec 13, 2017

Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping children
In a groundbreaking trial in a country where sexual violence is rampant and perpetrators often go unpunished, a military court in eastern Congo on Wednesday sentenced 12 militia members to life in prison for the gang-rapes of dozens of children as young as 11 months old, and for murder.

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Dec 13, 2017

The new U.S. embassy in London: a crystalline ‘sugar cube' worth a billion dollars 
It is the most expensive embassy ever constructed.

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Dec 13, 2017

The Latest: White House says it's still seeking Mideast deal
The Latest on the gathering of Islamic nations seeking a united stance against the Trump administration''s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital (all times local):

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Dec 13, 2017

UK surgeon admits signing initials on patients' livers
A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations.

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Dec 13, 2017

Venezuelans seeing bitcoin boom as survival, not speculation
In the last month, John Villar has bought two plane tickets to Colombia, purchased his wife''s medication and paid the employees of his startup business in Venezuela — all in bitcoin.

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Dec 13, 2017

3 big questions about North Korea and no-precondition talks
Rex Tillerson says denuclearization doesn't have to be a precondition for talks. Is he right?

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Dec 13, 2017

African anti-jihadi force gets $130 million at French meet
A new African military force to counter growing extremism in the Sahel region should see victories 'in the first half of 2018,' France''s president said Wednesday after hosting a summit to boost support for the five-nation effort.

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Dec 13, 2017

Official: Brussels trial of Paris terror suspect postponed
A much-awaited trial involving the lone surviving suspect in the November 2015 extremist massacres in Paris will likely be postponed due to the appointment of a defense lawyer who still has to prepare.

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Dec 13, 2017

Rosenstein defends Mueller as GOP lawmakers raise questions of bias in Russia probe
The deputy attorney general told the House Judiciary Committee that he had not seen good cause to fire Mueller, who he said was 'running his office appropriately.'

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Dec 13, 2017

Palestinian leader rejects US role in peace process
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told an international summit Wednesday that the United States was unfit to mediate the Mideast conflict, marking a major policy shift after decades spent courting American goodwill.

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Dec 13, 2017

Police arrest one of Brazil's most wanted drug traffickers
Police say one of Brazil''s most wanted drug and arms traffickers has been arrested in neighboring Paraguay.

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Dec 13, 2017

Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries
British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest.

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Dec 13, 2017

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 23 in Yemen
Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have killed at least 23 people, including prisoners, and wounded dozens in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, rebel officials and eyewitnesses said Wednesday.

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Dec 13, 2017

UN court hears appeal in Serbian lawmaker's acquittal
A prosecutor urged U.N. judges Wednesday to overturn the acquittals of a prominent Serbian ultranationalist on atrocity charges, saying that a failure to do so would inflict lasting damage to the legacy of the groundbreaking war crimes tribunal.

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Dec 13, 2017

African anti-jihadi force gets millions after French meeting
French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday after a conference of presidents, princes and diplomats to boost a young African military force countering growing extremism in the Sahel region that he foresees victories there 'in the first half of 2018.'

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Dec 13, 2017

Court document points to Kaspersky Lab's cooperation with Russian security service
An FSB officer worked inside the offices of the cybersecurity firm to bring down criminal.

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Dec 13, 2017

German lawmakers face criticism over wage system
German lawmakers have voted to continue linking their pay to average wages, a move that has drawn criticism with no new government in place nearly three months after an election.

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Dec 13, 2017

Rosenstein faces grilling on FBI bias in appearance on Capitol Hill
The deputy attorney general is appearing before the House Judiciary Committee to discuss texts from FBI officials denigrating President Trump.

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Dec 13, 2017

Man charged with kidnapping British model opens in Italy
The trial of a Polish man charged with kidnapping a British model for ransom has opened in Italy.

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Dec 13, 2017

Myanmar says 2 Reuters journalists arrested over documents
Myanmar''s government said Wednesday it has arrested two journalists working for the Reuters news agency for possessing 'important secret papers' obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 625,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.

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Dec 13, 2017

New US Embassy in UK: No perimeter fence, benches for public
The most surprising aspect of the pricey new U.S. Embassy in London is what isn''t there: a perimeter fence.

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Dec 13, 2017

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 in Yemen
Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have killed at least 15 people, including prisoners, and wounded more than 30 in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, rebel officials and eyewitnesses said Wednesday.

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Dec 13, 2017

The Latest: Macron predicts ‘victories' over Africa jihadis
The Latest on a summit in France on a new African military force to counter jihadis in the Sahel (all times local):

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Dec 13, 2017

US announces new assistance to Lebanese military
The United States has announced new assistance to the Lebanese military including helicopters and other advanced military equipment.

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Dec 13, 2017

Zimbabwe seizes $500,000 worth of ivory on way to Malaysia
Zimbabwe''s parks agency says it has seized 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of ivory destined for Malaysia.

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Dec 13, 2017

Swedish ‘Laserman' on trial in Germany over 1992 killing
A Swedish convict nicknamed 'Laserman' has gone on trial in Frankfurt on murder charges related to the killing of a woman in the German city 25 years ago.

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Dec 13, 2017

Rosenstein likely to be grilled on FBI bias in appearance on Capitol Hill
The deputy attorney general is set to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to discuss texts from FBI officials denigrating President Trump.

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Dec 13, 2017

Rwanda-backed report alleges France's role in 1994 genocide
A new report commissioned by Rwanda''s government accuses France of supplying weapons to the perpetrators of the East African nation''s 1994 genocide in which over 800,000 people were killed.

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Dec 13, 2017

Germany mulls more money for victims after Berlin attack
The German government is considering increasing compensation for those injured or who lost loved ones in terror attacks, following criticism in the wake of last year''s truck rampage in Berlin.

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Dec 13, 2017

Greek Supreme Court approves request to extradite Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik to United States
Greek Supreme Court approves request to extradite Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik to United States .

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Dec 13, 2017

Venezuela's opposition, prisoners win EU human rights award
Venezuela''s democratic opposition and its political prisoners have received the European Union''s Sakharov Prize for human rights.

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Dec 13, 2017

Saudi king prioritizes economic reforms for coming year
Saudi King Salman has delivered an annual speech outlining his government''s priorities for the coming year.

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Dec 13, 2017

Alabama election result seen as ‘miracle' in a Europe horrified by Trump
Relief over Moore's defeat in Europe was far from being limited to liberal media outlets.

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Dec 13, 2017

Another deadly blaze strikes Beijing, killing 5
Five people have died in an east Beijing fire, underscoring the challenges for the Chinese capital as it struggles to balance building safety with providing housing for its poor.

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Dec 13, 2017

Collision in Switzerland's Gotthard road tunnel kills 2
Police say a head-on collision between a car and a truck in Switzerland''s Gotthard Tunnel has left two people dead and forced the temporary closure of the tunnel, a key transit route through the Alps.

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Dec 13, 2017

Rio's Pentecostal mayor takes on the capital of Carnival
As religious conservatives gain power in Brazil, the city becomes an unlikely experiment.

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Dec 13, 2017

Press group says Myanmar journalists arrested over documents
The Myanmar Press Council said Wednesday that police have arrested two journalists working for an international news organization on suspicion of possessing 'secret police documents' related to the ongoing crisis in Rakhine state.

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Dec 13, 2017

Retired military leaders urge Trump to choose words, not action, to deal with North Korea
'The United States must initiate and lead an aggressive, urgent diplomatic effort to freeze North Korean nuclear and missile development and reduce regional tensions,' the retired generals and admirals say in a rare public plea.

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Dec 13, 2017

Palestinian president says no role for US in peace process
The Palestinian president said Wednesday his people will not accept any role for the United States in the Mideast peace process 'from now on,' following President Donald Trump''s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Dec 13, 2017

EU agrees to catch more fish sustainably in 2018
European Union nations have agreed to set quota levels that ensure more sustainable fishing in the Northeastern Atlantic and the North Sea, but environmentalists insist the bloc is behind in its schedule to end overfishing by 2020.

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Dec 13, 2017

Suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill 15 in Yemen
Yemeni rebel officials say suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 30 others in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa.

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Dec 13, 2017

The Latest: Islamic summit calls for Palestine recognition
The Latest on the gathering of Islamic nations seeking a united stance against the Trump administration''s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital (all times local):

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Dec 13, 2017

The Latest: Abbas says no role for US in Mideast peace push
The Latest on the gathering of Islamic nations seeking a united stance against the Trump administration''s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital (all times local):

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Dec 13, 2017

Ex-king Michael's coffin arrives in Romania ahead of funeral
A coffin carrying the body of the late Romanian King Michael I has arrived at Bucharest''s airport from Switzerland ahead of his funeral this weekend.

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Dec 13, 2017

France seeks ways to boost anti-jihadi force in Africa
Presidents, princes and diplomats are coming to Paris on Wednesday to breathe life into a young African military force that aims to counter the growing jihadi threat in the Sahel region.

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Dec 13, 2017

Germany to probe how smart TV makers handle personal data
Germany''s antitrust authority says it is launching an examination of how manufacturers of smart TVs handle users'' data.

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Dec 13, 2017

Palestinian President Abbas says Palestinians won't accept any role for US in Mideast peace process ‘from now on'
Palestinian President Abbas says Palestinians won''t accept any role for US in Mideast peace process ‘from now on''

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Dec 13, 2017

Russian court freezes assets of major conglomerate
Sprawling Russian conglomerate Sistema says a court has frozen some of its assets to secure a pending $2 billion lawsuit from Russia''s largest oil company, the state-owned Rosneft.

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Dec 13, 2017

Saudi Arabia frees 82-year-old former judge after 5 years
A Saudi human rights group says an 82-year-old former judge and prominent rights advocate has been freed after five years in prison.

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Dec 13, 2017

Gas flows restored after explosion at Austrian hub
The operator of a major natural gas hub in Austria where an explosion left one person dead and 21 injured says gas flow in all pipelines to and from the plant has been restored.

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Dec 13, 2017

Watchdog: Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world''s 'worst' jailers of journalists, including Egypt, from improving press freedom conditions.

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Dec 13, 2017

Bangladesh: Accused NYC attacker followed radical preacher
The man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City''s subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher, but appeared to have no known links to local radical groups, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday.

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Dec 13, 2017

Okinawa boy injured after window falls off US Marine chopper
Japanese officials said a boy was injured in Okinawa on Wednesday when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter, the second such incident in the past week on the southern island.

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Dec 13, 2017

Islamic nations seek response to Trump's move on Jerusalem
Leaders and top officials from Islamic nations gathered in Turkey on Wednesday for a summit that is expected to forge a unified stance against President Donald Trump''s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Dec 13, 2017

Israel hits Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire at Israeli city
The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes in Gaza is response to rocket fire toward southern Israel.

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Dec 13, 2017

Under Putin, Russia increases clout in the Middle East
When Russia launched a military campaign in Syria two years ago, President Vladimir Putin sought to save his ally from imminent collapse and break Russia''s international isolation over a crisis in Ukraine.

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Dec 13, 2017

The widening gap between liberals and the people who hate them
It increasingly seems that the battered liberal establishment and right-wing populists speak different languages.

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Dec 13, 2017

Men due to leave Gitmo under Obama seem stuck under Trump
Abdellatif Nasser got what he thought was the best news possible in the summer of 2016: One of his lawyers called him at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and told him that the U.S. decided he no longer posed a threat and could go home to Morocco.

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Dec 13, 2017

Philippine Congress votes to approve president's request to extend martial law by a year in south
Philippine Congress votes to approve president''s request to extend martial law by a year in south.

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Dec 13, 2017

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south
Philippine legislators have voted to approve President Rodrigo Duterte''s request to extend martial law in the country''s south by a year due to what the military says are continuing terrorist threats despite the defeat of a disastrous pro-Islamic State group siege.

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Dec 13, 2017

China marks Nanking Massacre's 80th anniversary
Chinese officials are calling for deeper ties with Japan on the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre.

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Dec 13, 2017

Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woes
A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country''s biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial he''s suffering a stomach complaint, forcing a postponement while his medical condition is checked.

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Dec 12, 2017

Toshiba, Western Digital make peace on sale of chip unit
Toshiba Corp. and its joint venture partner Western Digital have made peace over the embattled Japanese electronics giant''s plan to sell its flash memory unit to raise cash to stay afloat.

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Dec 12, 2017

UN official: NKoreans say it is important to prevent war
The U.N. political chief said Tuesday that senior North Korean officials told him during his visit last week 'that it was important to prevent war' over the country''s rapidly advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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Dec 12, 2017

FBI texts reveal anti-Trump, pro-Clinton comments
'God Trump is a loathsome human,'''' senior FBI lawyer texted in exchange with agent involved in Clinton, Russia probes.

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Dec 12, 2017

Pedophile stopped at Sydney Airport by anti-sex tourism law
A convicted child molester has been prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport under new laws aimed at keeping Australian pedophiles out of Southeast Asian sex tourist markets.

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Dec 12, 2017

AP Exclusive: Sold NKorean brides face hard choices in China
The North Korean woman drives a motorbike slowly down a narrow lane shaded by tall corn to the farmhouse where she lives with the disabled Chinese man who bought her.

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Dec 12, 2017

UN official: NKoreans say it's important to prevent war
The U.N. political chief said Tuesday that senior North Korea officials told him during a four-day visit to the country last week 'that it was important to prevent war' over the country''s rapidly advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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Dec 12, 2017

Venezuelan judge orders that jailed Utah man be tried on weapons charges
Venezuelan judge orders that jailed Utah man be tried on weapons charges.

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Dec 12, 2017

Venezuelan judge orders Utah man be tried on weapons charges
A judge in Venezuela has ordered an American man to stand trial on weapons charges, dashing hopes of his family in Utah that he would be released and be with them for Christmas.

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Dec 12, 2017

Toshiba, Western Digital deal to allow sale of chip unit
Toshiba and Western Digital say they have resolved a dispute that was preventing the embattled Japanese electronics giant from selling its flash memory unit to raise cash to stay afloat.

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Dec 12, 2017

Tillerson moves to change the narrative about him and stop rumors of a ‘Rexit'
It is a tacit acknowledgment that the secretary of state''s approach of limited engagement with employees, Congress and the media has only hurt him.

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Dec 12, 2017

State Dept. concerned by Polish fine on US-owned broadcaster
The United States says it is concerned by Poland''s decision to impose a heavy fine on a private American-owned television broadcaster.

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Dec 12, 2017

Military spending bill provision reduces deportation risk for immigrant recruits
A program designed to enlist skilled immigrants has struggled for months to muster in new troops after it was suspended last December.

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