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Feb 23, 2018

18 killed as 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital
Two car bomb blasts in Somalia's capital killed at least 18 people on Friday and shattered a months-long period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by the al-Shabab extremist group.

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Feb 23, 2018

Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn's Olympic career is over
Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career is done.

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Feb 23, 2018

Donald Trump Jr.'s Indian finale: a ‘fireside chat' and champagne buyers dinner
Trump's private business trip to India has sparked conflict-of-interest concerns.

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Feb 23, 2018

U.S. Embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem in mid-May, State Department says
State Department is looking into the legality of private financing after casino magnate Sheldon Adelson offered to fund part of the construction.

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Feb 23, 2018

What we know about the shadowy Russian mercenary firm behind an attack on U.S. troops in Syria
The firm is linked to Yevgeniy Prigozhin, also known as "Putin's chef."

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Feb 23, 2018

What we know about the shadowy Russian mercenary firm behind the attack on U.S. troops in Syria
The firm is linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as "Putin's chef."

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Feb 23, 2018

USCIS director who eliminated 'nation of immigrants' is the son of an immigrant
"The immigrant experience has always been a fundamental part of my family life, and I would be proud to carry that heritage with me," Lee Francis Cissna told a Senate panel at his confirmation hearing.

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Feb 23, 2018

Autopsy aside, Israeli army says tear gas killed Palestinian
An initial inquiry suggested that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video died from tear gas inhalation, the Israeli military said Friday, ahead of a planned autopsy.

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Feb 23, 2018

The Latest: Al-Shabab claims Somalia blasts that kill 18
The Latest on the attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):

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Feb 23, 2018

Nigerians are demanding answers after another potential Boko Haram kidnapping
Many girls are still unaccounted for. But so far, the government can't say where they are.

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Feb 23, 2018

Canada's health-care system is a point of national pride. But a study shows it's at risk of becoming outdated.
The new Lancet study says the system is also failing Canada's indigenous populations.

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Feb 23, 2018

Canada's health-care system is a point of national pride. But is it at risk of becoming outdated?
A new Lancet study says the system is also failing Canada's indigenous populations.

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Feb 23, 2018

Canadian police charge alleged killer with another murder
Canadian police charged an alleged serial killer on Friday with another murder, bringing the total to six.

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Feb 23, 2018

France unveils broad new plan to tackle radicalization
France unveiled a wide-ranging new program on Friday to counter radicalization, as French jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list grows of people showing risk signs.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump announces ‘heaviest sanctions ever' against North Korea
The measure targets 56 entities involved in shipping and trade, part of a bid to prevent Pyongyang from evading previous sanctions.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump announces ‘heaviest' ever set of sanctions against North Korea
The measure targets 56 entities involved in shipping and trade, part of a bid to prevent Pyongyang from evading previous sanctions.

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Feb 23, 2018

U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem could come as early as mid-May, official says
State Department is looking into legality of private financing after casino magnate Sheldon Adelson offers to fund part of the construction.

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Feb 23, 2018

U.N. Security Council delays vote on resolution calling for cease-fire in Syria
Russia has circulated a list of amendments it wants to a resolution that failed to get enough support for a vote on Thursday.

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Feb 23, 2018

Immigration services director who eliminated ‘nation of immigrants' motto is the son of an immigrant
"The immigrant experience has always been a fundamental part of my family life, and I would be proud to carry that heritage with me," Lee Francis Cissna told a Senate panel at his confirmation hearing.

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Feb 23, 2018

18 dead after 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital
Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital on Friday evening, followed by gunfire, police said, and an ambulance service said at least 18 people had been killed.

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Feb 23, 2018

2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics
A second Russian athlete failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony.

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Feb 23, 2018

As Cape Town's water runs out, the rich drill wells. The poor worry about eating.
The response to the water shortage shows the vast inequality in South Africa.

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Feb 23, 2018

At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia's capital, ambulance service says
At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia's capital, ambulance service says.

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Feb 23, 2018

The Latest: At least 18 dead in 2 blasts in Somali capital
The Latest on the attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):

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Feb 23, 2018

The Latest: Syrian opposition says 32 killed near Damascus
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

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Feb 23, 2018

Robert Mueller's military career, detailed in documents, was brief but remarkable
Mueller was deployed near dangerous Mutter's Ridge, on the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.

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Feb 23, 2018

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors demand support
Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have demanded that the country's top judicial body defend their reputations, saying the independence of the justice system is at stake.

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Feb 23, 2018

2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital; 3 said killed
Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital on Friday evening, followed by sustained gunfire, and at least three people were killed, a police official said.

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Feb 23, 2018

Immigration service director who eliminated ‘nation of immigrants' motto is the son of an immigrant
"The immigrant experience has always been a fundamental part of my family life, and I would be proud to carry that heritage with me," Lee Francis Cissna told a Senate panel at his confirmation hearing.

Washington Post World News
Feb 23, 2018

USCIS director who eliminated ‘nation of immigrants' motto is the son of an immigrant
"The immigrant experience has always been a fundamental part of my family life, and I would be proud to carry that heritage with me," Lee Francis Cissna told a Senate panel at his confirmation hearing.

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Feb 23, 2018

UN to vote on 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria
The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump Jr: "I love" Indian media, but US media? Not so much
The U.S. president's eldest son heaped praise on the Indian media Friday, and accused American journalists of unfair criticism, as he neared the end of a whirlwind trip across India promoting Trump-brand luxury real estate.

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Feb 23, 2018

Ivanka Trump to push for ‘maximum pressure' on North Korea
Ivanka Trump told South Korea's president on Friday that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.

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Feb 23, 2018

France to charge suspect in Spain attacks that killed 16
The French prosecutor's office says an unnamed person detained in France in connection with the August extremist attacks in Spain will be handed preliminary charges.

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Feb 23, 2018

German food bank criticized, praised for anti-migrant stance
A food bank in western Germany drew widespread criticism Friday for its decision to stop giving access cards to foreigners, who it says make up a growing percentage of its users. The move was hailed by some far-right groups.

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Feb 23, 2018

Russians get 1st gold, Germany tops Canada in Olympic hockey
The Russians finally won a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Canadian men's hockey team won't even get the chance after losing to Germany.

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Feb 23, 2018

Switzerland: 2 killed in shooting in Zurich
Police say two people are dead after a shooting in Switzerland's biggest city, Zurich. They say the situation is under control.

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Feb 23, 2018

Russia: Embassy coke bust shows our mission's strength
A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry is brushing off suggestions that the discovery of hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of cocaine in a school attached to Moscow's Argentina embassy harms the mission's reputation.

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Feb 23, 2018

Myanmar parliament approves $15M for Rakhine border fence
Myanmar's parliament has approved a budget of about $15 million for the construction of a fence and related projects along the border with Bangladesh in Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 members of its persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority have fled violence since last August.

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Feb 23, 2018

Deaths mount in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus
Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing nine people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump administration to impose ‘largest ever' set of sanctions against North Korea
The measure targets 56 entities involved in shipping and trade, part of a bid to prevent Pyongyang from evading previous sanctions.

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Feb 23, 2018

Turkish court rules 3 academics committed terror propaganda
Turkey's official news agency says a court has ruled that three academics who signed a peace petition committed terror propaganda but deferred a final verdict for five years.

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Feb 23, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 14 at the Pyeongchang Olympics
Alina Zagitova won the women's figure skating competition over her training partner Evgenia Medvedeva, becoming the first Russian gold medalist at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Canada's Kelsey Serwa raced to victory in women's skicross, giving her a gold medal to go with the silver she won in Sochi four years ago. And Sweden routed powerhouses Norway and Germany to capture gold in the men's 4x7.5-kilometer relay in front of their king, Carl XVI Gustaf, to close out the biathlon competition.

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Feb 23, 2018

France unveils vast new plan to tackle radicalization
France has unveiled a vast new program to counter radicalization, as jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list of people showing risk signs grows.

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Feb 23, 2018

Israeli army says tear gas, not beating, killed Palestinian
The Israel military says an initial inquiry suggests that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video may have died from tear gas inhalation.

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Feb 23, 2018

His brain-damaged toddler is about to die. But this father isn't allowed to say goodbye.
"If he dies without me seeing him that would be irreparable damage," Lanre Haastrup told a judge.

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Feb 23, 2018

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack
The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls' school, they asked.

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Feb 23, 2018

The Latest: Turkish army strikes convoy near Syria's Afrin
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

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Feb 23, 2018

Top EU diplomat says donors pledge 414 million euros ($510 million) for Africa's Sahel region
Top EU diplomat says donors pledge 414 million euros ($510 million) for Africa's Sahel region .

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Feb 23, 2018

The Tet Offensive: 50 years later, photographs and memories still haunt Vietnam War photographer Don McCullin
Don McCullin speaks about his photos from the Battle of Hue.

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Feb 23, 2018

The Latest: Opposition group: Russia shouldn't vote on Syria
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

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Feb 23, 2018

The Latest: $510 million pledged for West Africa's Sahel
The Latest on European Union meeting on West Africa's Sahel region (all times local):

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Feb 23, 2018

Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to revoke a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician.

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Feb 23, 2018

Jessie Diggins picked to carry US flag at Olympic closing
Jessie Diggins has one more big Olympic moment awaiting her.

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Feb 23, 2018

Europeans look for a way to preserve nuclear deal while punishing Iran and satisfying Trump
Negotiations are underway between the United States and its allies to address administration concerns about Iran.

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Feb 23, 2018

Even in the 21st century, powerful families still shape democracies across the world
"There is a potential darker side to political families if politics becomes exclusive rather than inclusive," one political scientist warned.

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Feb 23, 2018

After outcry, Trump Jr.'s foreign affairs speech changed to ‘Fireside Chat'
Trump's private business trip to India has sparked conflict-of-interest concerns.

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Feb 23, 2018

Donors pledge $510 million to West Africa's Sahel region
International donors on Friday pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to five impoverished countries in West Africa's Sahel region, much of it to fund a new counterterror force.

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Feb 23, 2018

Donald Trump Jr.'s wild Indian finale: a controversial speech and buyers' dinner
Trump's private business trip to India has sparked conflict-of-interest concerns.

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Feb 23, 2018

BMW plans to build battery electric Minis in China
German automaker BMW says it's in talks to build battery electric models of its Mini cars in China, which would be the first time the iconic cars have been made outside Europe.

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Feb 23, 2018

Zagitova edges Medvedeva to win women's figure skating gold
Close friends, fierce competitors and, now, the two best women figure skaters in the world.

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Feb 23, 2018

While Korean tensions ease, 3 Americans remain ‘prisoners of war' in the North
The regime is refusing to let anyone visit the men, who haven't been seen since June.

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Feb 23, 2018

US envoy summoned after Duterte named in threat report
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's top aide has summoned the U.S. ambassador to discuss a global threat assessment by American intelligence agencies that mentioned Duterte along with dangers facing democracy in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

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Feb 23, 2018

China seizes control of troubled insurer that owns Waldorf Astoria
Anbang Insurance and its chairman Wu Xiaohui were powerful and well connected, what happened?

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Feb 23, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Olympic achievements spark magnificent reactions
The scream of victory. The tears of defeat.

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Feb 23, 2018

5 Congolese refugees killed in protests, Rwandan police say
Five Congolese refugees have been killed during protests over reduced food rations, with the U.N. refugee agency saying Friday that police fired at the angry protesters.

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Feb 23, 2018

A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics
A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony.

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Feb 23, 2018

Palestinian president says he is in good health after tests
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has undergone medical tests while in the United States and that he is in good health.

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Feb 23, 2018

Rain hampers search for Indonesian landslide victims, 7 dead
Heavy rains hampered the search Friday for victims of a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java as authorities raised the death toll to seven.

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Feb 23, 2018

AP EXPLAINS: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?
It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea.

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Feb 23, 2018

China orders 2 detained for posing in Japanese army uniforms
Chinese police have ordered two men detained for 15 days after they posted pictures on the internet of themselves wearing Japanese World War II army uniforms at the site of one of the greatest atrocities of the war.

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Feb 23, 2018

French army says several jihadis killed in Mali operation
France's armed forces spokesman says that French soldiers killed "around 10" jihadis last week in Mali during an operation near the Niger border.

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Feb 23, 2018

German food bank criticized for turning away foreigners
A food bank in Germany is being criticized for its decision to stop serving more foreigners, who make up a growing percentage of its users.

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Feb 23, 2018

Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea, but Seoul says no meeting with North planned
The "First Daughter" will represent the United States at the closing of the Winter Olympics.

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Feb 23, 2018

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection
With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors.

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Feb 23, 2018

Putin is heir to Russia's long disinformation experience
Vladimir Putin doesn't tweet and he claims he doesn't have a smartphone. At first sight, the Russian president's reluctance to adopt the hyperconnected world's technology might seem at odds with the widespread belief that he signed off on a campaign to undermine the United States via social media.

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Feb 23, 2018

Ivanka Trump receives red-carpet welcome for Olympic visit
Ivanka Trump arrived to a red-carpet welcome in South Korea on Friday to attend this weekend's closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Feb 23, 2018

Germany books record surplus as economy keeps growing
Germany saw a record budget surplus last year thanks to unbroken economic growth.

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Feb 23, 2018

EU pledges 50 million euros to African counterterror force
The European Union is pledging 50 million euros ($61 million) to a joint counterterror force in West Africa's Sahel region, as leaders gather Friday in a show of support for the impoverished nations.

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Feb 23, 2018

AP Exclusive: Medal haul well short of USOC projections
It was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen slide and presented to leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee in a meeting last year.

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Feb 23, 2018

Af-Pak officials inaugurate long-awaited gas pipeline
Afghanistan's president and Pakistan's prime minister have launched a 1,814 kilometer (1,130 miles) gas pipeline that will feed Turkmenistan gas to Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan and eventually to India.

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Feb 23, 2018

‘Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm
Gus Kenworthy stood stone-faced, a shivering black puppy curled in his arms and more scurrying around him on the dirty, uneven cement floor. A few feet away, the pups' mother barked and paced, eyeing the 2014 Olympic silver medalist while trying not to trip over the metal chain anchoring her to the wall. Nearly 90 other dogs in and around the cluttered, thin-walled structure also woofed and howled, a cacophony that could be heard from the nearby highway, even over the whoosh of traffic.

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Feb 23, 2018

Modi hugs Trudeau, amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau with a hug, a day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to rescind a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician during a visit to Canada in the 1980s.

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Feb 23, 2018

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages
First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Feb 23, 2018

Russians get 1st gold thanks to 15-year-old Zagitova
The Russians finally have a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, thanks to a 15-year-old who beat the fellow teen who inspired her to become a figure skater.

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Feb 23, 2018

Djibouti seizes control of DP World's container terminal
Djibouti has seized control of a container terminal run by Dubai-based port operator DP World, the latest move in a long-running legal dispute in the East African nation over the facility.

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Feb 23, 2018

Japanese men nabbed for shooting at defacto NKorean embassy
Police have arrested two Japanese men believed to be right-wing activists for shooting at North Korea's de facto embassy in Tokyo.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump's GOP is morphing into France's far right
Maréchal-Le Pen's speech at CPAC underscored the GOP's far-right drift.

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Feb 23, 2018

Australian deputy prime minister resigns following sex scandal
The affair of Barnaby Joyce triggered a ban on sex between government ministers and their personal staff.

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Feb 23, 2018

Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claim
Australia's beleaguered deputy prime minister has resigned from the Cabinet over allegations that he sexually harassed a woman.

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Feb 23, 2018

Russian Alina Zagitova defeats teammate Evgenia Medvedeva in figure skating; first gold for Russian team at Olympics
Russian Alina Zagitova defeats teammate Evgenia Medvedeva in figure skating; first gold for Russian team at Olympics.

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Feb 22, 2018

Man convicted of attempted murder invited to Trudeau party
A stunning oversight that allowed a man convicted of attempted murder to be invited to a party in India with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is prompting many to say the Trudeau government is too close to Sikh separatists.

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Feb 22, 2018

Trump has proposed arming 'weapons talented teachers.' Here's what veterans had to say.
Trump has proposed hiring veterans to serve as security guards at schools and arming 20 percent of teachers.

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Feb 22, 2018

New maps show the utterly massive imprint of fishing on the world's oceans
There are so many ships fishing the ocean that they're now "traveling to the Moon and back 600 times."

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Feb 22, 2018

Not guilty verdict in death of indigenous teen in Canada
A man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg's Red River was found not guilty of second-degree murder on Thursday in a case that prompted outrage from Canadian indigenous leaders.

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Feb 22, 2018

Cash-strapped Venezuela faces eviction from Miami consulate
Venezuela's cash-strapped government faces eviction from a Miami building it once owned after its consulate failed to pay rent since August.

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Feb 22, 2018

Top US diplomat in Venezuela under fire for tough comments
The head of Venezuela's government-controlled assembly on Thursday accused the top U.S. diplomat in Caracas of promoting a coup and threatened to take "corresponding diplomatic measures" against him but stopped short of saying he would be expelled.

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Feb 22, 2018

UK police probe ‘racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan
Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle as a racist hate crime, Scotland Yard said Thursday.

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Feb 22, 2018

Hillside crashes onto Indonesian farmers; 5 dead, 18 missing
Farmers were working in their rice paddies on the Indonesian island of Java, when the soggy hillside above them collapsed under the weight of torrential rains, killing five people and leaving rescuers digging for 18 missing.

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Feb 22, 2018

Putin ally said to be in touch with Kremlin, Assad before his mercenaries attacked U.S. troops
The operation early this month marked the biggest direct challenge to the U.S. military in eastern Syria since U.S. Special Operations forces began deploying there in 2015.

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