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Aug 19, 2018

In fight against ISIS's propaganda machine, raids and online trench warfare
Targeted in police action, ISIS's news agency ‘went down fast,' but it came back again and again.

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Aug 19, 2018

Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies at 80
Annan's popular and influential reign at the United Nations — the body he led from 1997 to 2006 — was marred by White House anger at his opposition to the American invasion of Iraq.

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Aug 19, 2018

Maduro has a plan to fix Venezuela's inflation — which may make things worse
Some store owners in Caracas wondered if it was even worth opening up this week.

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Aug 19, 2018

A woman says she fell off a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea before she was rescued
The woman declined to reveal how she fell off the Norwegian Star ship or what happened in the moments just before.

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Aug 19, 2018

The secret app that gives Syrian civilians minutes to escape airstrikes
Volunteers in the hills watch for warplanes, sending their information to a high-tech alert network.

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Aug 19, 2018

At Austrian foreign minister's wedding, Putin brings the music, the flowers and the controversy
The small Alpine country of 9 million has pivoted toward Moscow since the end of last year.

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Aug 19, 2018

Mexican poppy producing state pushes to decriminalize opium
Political leaders from Mexico's main heroin-producing state are pushing the federal government to legalize opium production for pharmaceutical use in a move they hope will reduce violence and help local farmers.

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Aug 19, 2018

Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died
Kofi Annan of Ghana, whose popular and influential reign as secretary general of the United Nations was marred by White House anger at his opposition to the American invasion of Iraq, has died, the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation said on Twitter. Mr. Annan, who shared the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize with the […]

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Aug 19, 2018

Maduro has a plan to fix Venezuela's inflation -- which may make things worse
Some store owners in Caracas wondered if it was even worth opening up this week.

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Aug 19, 2018

Romanian minister: Hundreds involved in riot police attack
Romania's interior minister says hundreds of protesters attacked riot police during an anti-corruption demonstration that left 450 people injured.

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Aug 19, 2018

Sentence doubled for Israeli policeman who shot Palestinian
Israel's Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted in the death of a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014.

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Aug 19, 2018

Imran Khan pledges to restore Pakistan's economy
Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday that the country is in the worst economic condition it has seen and pledged to cut government spending, end corruption and repatriate public funds.

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Aug 19, 2018

Italy bridge designer warned in 1979 of risk of corrosion
The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed 43 people warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution.

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Aug 19, 2018

Quakes cut power, topple buildings on Indonesian island
A strong earthquake has cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok and destroyed buildings as the tourist hotspot tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

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Aug 19, 2018

Mexican poppy producing state votes to decriminalize opium
The legislature in the violence-torn Mexican state of Guerrero is calling on the federal government to legalize production of opium for pharmaceutical use in a move it hopes will reduce crime and help local farmers.

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Aug 19, 2018

After 17 years of war, a peace movement grows in Afghanistan
Activists march barefoot amid an escalation of insurgent violence.

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Aug 19, 2018

Bolton meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss Iran
President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has met with Israel's prime minister in Jerusalem to discuss Iran.

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Aug 19, 2018

Trump administration to pull back funding for Syria reconstruction efforts
Officials tell Congress that the money will be "redirected" to other, unspecified areas.

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Aug 19, 2018

The Latest: Strong quake cuts power across Indonesian island
The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):

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Aug 19, 2018

Sorry, Dutch Pastafarians, but you still can't wear a colander on your government ID ... yet
Pastafarians sometimes say R'amen instead of Amen.

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Aug 19, 2018

UK woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia
A British woman has been rescued after falling from a cruise ship and spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night, Croatia's coast guard said Sunday.

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Aug 19, 2018

Brazil to send troops to town bordering Venezuela
The Brazilian government says it plans to send troops to the border town of Pacaraima after residents there attacked Venezuelan migrants.

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Aug 19, 2018

Ghani offers another Afghan cease-fire
There was no immediate reply from the Taliban.

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Aug 19, 2018

Austria's far-right ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out.
The operation has led to "paralysis" at the agency and questions about what happens when once-fringe political parties come to power.

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Aug 19, 2018

Big quakes trigger landslides on Indonesia's Lombok island
Strong earthquakes jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing power blackouts, landslides and damage to buildings, as the tourist hotspot tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

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Aug 19, 2018

Afghan president offers two-month ceasefire to Taliban leaders
The offer, which comes just days after a major Taliban attack on Ghazni, is contingent on a positive response from the insurgents.

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Aug 19, 2018

‘Fat Leonard' scandal grows with indictment of three more retired Navy officials
Bribery and fraud charges announced against three retired sailors, including an officer who allegedly took part in a wild two-day party that cost $75,000.

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Aug 19, 2018

Italy acts to revoke contract in bridge collapse in Genoa
Prime Minister says company that oversaw maintenance of the motorway is to blame.

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Aug 19, 2018

Iran appoints former F-14 Tomcat pilot as air force chief
Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's top leader has appointed a new chief for its air force.

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Aug 19, 2018

In South Korea, families await reunions with Northern relatives with longing and trepidation
This week, 172 South Koreans will travel into North Korea to meet relatives, in the first reunion of divided families to take place for three years, as relations thaw between the neighbors.

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Aug 19, 2018

Afghan president calls for Eid cease-fire, Taliban to reply
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

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Aug 19, 2018

The Latest: Another strong quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok
The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):

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Aug 19, 2018

Irish archbishop urges pope to speak frankly about abuse
The archbishop of Dublin says he hopes Pope Francis will speak frankly about the "darkness" of priestly sex abuse during his upcoming visit to Ireland, which has been clouded by new revelations of misconduct in the U.S. church.

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Aug 19, 2018

U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.9 quake hits near Indonesia's Lombok island at depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles)
U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.9 quake hits near Indonesia's Lombok island at depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles)

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Aug 19, 2018

Ghani offers another Afghan ceasefire
There was no immediate reply from the Taliban.

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Aug 19, 2018

Afghan president calls for Eid cease-fire with Taliban
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

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Aug 19, 2018

Italy threatens to return migrants to Libya in new standoff
Italy's firebrand interior minister threatened Sunday to return to Libya 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta.

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Aug 19, 2018

Afghan president Ghani announces conditional ceasefire with Taliban for Eid al-Adha holiday; Taliban yet to respond
Afghan president Ghani announces conditional ceasefire with Taliban for Eid al-Adha holiday; Taliban yet to respond.

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Aug 19, 2018

1 killed in Ugandan riots over alleged torture of lawmakers
Ugandan police say one person has been killed in riots over the arrests of opposition lawmakers, including two who sustained injuries during detention.

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Aug 19, 2018

Sun celebrates Asian Games win, upset over flag malfunction
After waiting so long to win this title, Sun Yang really wanted to see his flag flying at the Asian Games.

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Aug 19, 2018

Bolton says four foreign adversaries may try to interfere in U.S. midterms
U.S. officials are concerned not only about Russia, but also Iran, China and North Korea. Bolton also said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will go to Pyongyang "soon."

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Aug 19, 2018

Israeli questioning of US Jews at border exposes deeper rift
When Simone Zimmerman arrived at the check-in window at the Israeli border with Egypt, it didn't take long for the young activist to run into trouble.

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Aug 19, 2018

Egypt reveals details of skeletons found inside sarcophagus
Egypt says researchers have determined the gender and age of the three skeletons found inside a black granite sarcophagus uncovered in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in July.

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Aug 19, 2018

Hezbollah leader meets with Yemeni rebels
Hezbollah says its leader has met with a delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels.

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Aug 19, 2018

In horrifying detail, women accuse U.S. customs officers of invasive body searches
An investigation by the Center for Public Integrity examines several cases dating to 2011.

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Aug 19, 2018

The pope is set to visit an Ireland where true believers are in steep decline
At Knock Shrine, Francis will join a sea of pilgrims. But in the country at large, Catholics are leaving their scandal-battered church in droves.

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Aug 19, 2018

Israeli questioning of US Jews at border expose deeper rift
When Simone Zimmerman arrived at the check-in window at the Israeli border with Egypt, it didn't take long for the young activist to run into trouble.

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Aug 19, 2018

800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state
Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state, as authorities rushed to bring drinking water to the most affected areas, officials said Sunday.

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Aug 19, 2018

Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaign
The co-founder of the fashion brand Superdry has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to those seeking a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union.

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Aug 19, 2018

1 in 7 Canadian cannabis users has driven high at least once in the past 3 months
The new statistics were released by the Canadian government two months before recreational cannabis is legalized across Canada and amid concerns that legalization will make roads more dangerous.

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Aug 19, 2018

Cyprus extradites Egyptian hijacker who dropped legal fight
Cyprus police say an Egyptian man who in 2016 hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and ordered it to land on the east Mediterranean island has been extradited to his homeland.

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Aug 19, 2018

Egypt says plane hijacker extradited from Cyprus
Egypt's chief prosecutor says Cyprus has extradited the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane that was diverted to the Mediterranean island in 2016.

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Aug 19, 2018

Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides
A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

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Aug 19, 2018

Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontier
Israel's defense minister says he's closing the country's main personnel crossing with Gaza in response to recent violence along the frontier.

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Aug 19, 2018

Trains bring drinking water to flooded southern Indian state
Indian authorities are bringing drinking water by train to the flooded southern state of Kerala, where over 300 people have died and 300,000 are displaced in the worst flooding in a century.

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Aug 19, 2018

Strong quake triggers landslides on Indonesian Lombok island
A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed 460 people.

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Aug 19, 2018

Strong earthquake jolts Indonesian island of Lombok
A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday as it tries to recover from a quake earlier this month that killed 460 people.

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Aug 19, 2018

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage
More than 2 million Muslims have begun the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

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Aug 18, 2018

‘Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apart
Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 19-year-old brother left their home in Seoul to escape invading North Korean soldiers who were conscripting young men just weeks after invading South Korea to start the Korean War.

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Aug 18, 2018

Strong, deep undersea quake shakes Fiji; no damage expected
A deep, undersea earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck Fiji and small tsunami waves have been observed but no damage reported.

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Aug 18, 2018

The Latest: US's Pompeo sends condolences over Annan's death
The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local)

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Aug 18, 2018

Thousands stranded as floods submerge southern Indian state
Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued and officials pleaded for more help from relentless monsoon floods that have partially submerged the southern Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week.

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Aug 18, 2018

Brazilians attack Venezuelan immigrants in border town
Residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima attacked Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local storeowner was robbed, stabbed and beaten in an assault blamed on four migrants, authorities said.

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Aug 18, 2018

Movement encourages Argentines to quit Catholic church
Hundreds of people gathered in Buenos Aires on Saturday to oppose the influence of religion on Argentine politics and encourage people to quit the Roman Catholic Church in the wake of a Senate vote not to legalize some abortions.

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Aug 18, 2018

113 dead turtles wash ashore on Mexican Pacific coast
Mexican environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 100 endangered sea turtles whose carcasses have turned up at a wildlife sanctuary on the Pacific coast of Chiapas state.

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Aug 18, 2018

The Latest: Romanian trucker is Genoa bridge's 43rd victim
The Latest on the Italy bridge collapse (all times local):

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Aug 18, 2018

Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on
Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and until his death Saturday he was speaking out about the turbulent world he saw moving from nations working together to solve problems, to growing nationalism.

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Aug 18, 2018

Signs that North Korea is planning something big for September: Blocked visas, parade practice and haircuts
For the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea, Pyongyang is planning a big party.

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Aug 18, 2018

Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder
A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder.

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Aug 18, 2018

Kofi Annan's legacy was complicated by the Rwandan genocide
Critics say he did not do enough to stop a genocide that killed hundreds of thousands of people.

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Aug 18, 2018

Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43
Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city.

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Aug 18, 2018

Military intervention in Rio to end in December
Brazil's public security minister says the military will no longer be in charge of security forces in Rio de Janeiro state as of December.

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Aug 18, 2018

The Latest: Global tributes continue for Kofi Annan
The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local):

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Aug 18, 2018

After refusing a handshake, a Muslim couple was denied Swiss citizenship
Swiss officials said the couple's refusal to shake hands with interviewers signaled a lack of integration.

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Aug 18, 2018

1 dead, 6 injured after building collapse in Nigeria capital
An emergency response chief says one person is dead and six are injured after Friday's collapse of a four-story building in Nigeria's capital.

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Aug 18, 2018

Hundreds of neo-Nazis march in Berlin, protected by police
Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving flags with the colors of the German Reich are marching through central Berlin, protected from counter-protesters by police in riot gear.

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Aug 18, 2018

British, Ukrainian paragliders are killed in Macedonia
Macedonian authorities say two paragliders have died in central Macedonia when their parachutes collided in the air.

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Aug 18, 2018

Putin attends Austrian foreign minister's wedding, prompting political backlash
The leader's attendance is highly symbolic as Russian influence in Europe grows.

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Aug 18, 2018

Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister, marking a new era in Pakistan
The ex-cricket star's vow to bring change may confront hard economic realities.

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Aug 18, 2018

The Latest: Company: We can build new bridge in 8 months
The Latest on the Italy bridge collapse (all times local):

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Aug 18, 2018

Taxpayers' bill for Trump Jr.'s business trip to India: $32,000 and counting, documents show
Much of the cost of Donald Trump Jr.'s February business trip to India remains unknown.

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Aug 18, 2018

The Latest: US envoy to UN praises Kofi Annan's legacy
The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local):

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Aug 18, 2018

The U.S. could spend $92 million on a parade — or put it back into U.N. peacekeeping
Trump's expensive parade plans have a bitter aftertaste, especially as the United States is risking more insecurity across the globe to save money.

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Aug 18, 2018

UK's right-wing Farage vows to end Brexit ‘sell-out'
In Britain, there is a growing sense of Brexit deja vu.

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Aug 18, 2018

Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 42
Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral for many of the dead in the grieving port city.

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Aug 18, 2018

European museums may loan back some works stolen from former colonies
Gold crowns, bronzes and other looted treasures may make their way home under certain terms.

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Aug 18, 2018

Imran Khan is sworn in as prime minister, marking a new era in Pakistan
Ex-cricket star's vow to bring change may confront hard economic realities

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Aug 18, 2018

Global reactions to death of former UN chief Kofi Annan
Reactions to the death of Kofi Annan, the first black African to become U.N. secretary-general and a Nobel Peace Prize winner who died early Saturday at age 80 after a short illness:

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Aug 18, 2018

Hand-in-hand, Koreas grab spotlight at Asian Games opener
First it was the athletes parading side-by-side in matching uniforms behind the "unification" flag carried by South Korean basketballer Lim Yung-hui and North Korean footballer Ju Kyong Chol.

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Aug 18, 2018

U.S. sanctions Myanmar military commanders and units for their role in ‘ethnic cleansing'
The Treasury Department imposed the penalties in response to a brutal campaign against Rohingya Muslims last year.

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Aug 18, 2018

Ghana mourns Annan, grandson of tribal chiefs to UN chief
The West African nation of Ghana on Saturday mourned Kofi Annan, the grandson of tribal chiefs who became the first black African to assume the world's top diplomatic post.

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Aug 18, 2018

Italian leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 42
Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral for many of the dead in the grieving port city.

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Aug 18, 2018

Unified Koreas, Indonesian culture highlight games opener
Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas paraded side-by-side behind a "unification" flag in a spectacular opening ceremony for the Asian Games.

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Aug 18, 2018

German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man
German federal prosecutors say they're taking seriously a Yazidi woman's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.

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Aug 18, 2018

Nigel Farage joins campaign to stop ‘sell-out' of Brexit
Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says he is joining up with a pro-Brexit pressure group to oppose British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for future ties with the European Union.

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Aug 18, 2018

Peak-lovers piqued as Welsh mountain downgraded to hill
The Welsh mountain Fan y Big has had a comedown. It has been downgraded to a hill.

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Aug 18, 2018

Unified Koreas athletes cheered at Asian Games spectacular
Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas marched together in a spectacular opening ceremony for the Asian Games.

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Aug 18, 2018

The Latest: Across Africa, mourning over Kofi Annan
The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local):

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Aug 18, 2018

UK military academy probes waterboarding claim
Authorities at Britain's Sandhurst military academy say they are investigating allegations that two cadets waterboarded another at the officer-training school.

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Aug 18, 2018

India cast millions of Muslims as illegal immigrants. Their legal battles are just beginning.
Four million people who claimed to be Indian were left off a registry of Indian citizens.

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