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Mattis says US will work more closely with Argentina

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pledging closer defense cooperation with Argentina. More>>

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Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

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Women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense, which could last several more months. More>>

The Latest: Malta says Italy taking some Aquarius migrants

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The Latest: The Aquarius rescue ship has reached Malta's main port carrying 141 migrants rescued off Libya last Friday but whose landfall was delayed as European states bartered over who would take them. More>>

The Latest: UNICEF: Kabul attack on children 'deplorable'

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Afghan officials say a Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in the northern Baghlan province has killed 30 soldiers and police. More>>

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

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Afghans are emerging from their homes and some shops are reopening in Ghazni nearly a week after a massive Taliban assault, as sporadic gunbattles continue in some parts of the eastern city. More>>

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

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Turkey is increasing tariffs on imports of series of U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis. More>>

Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctions

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The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. More>>

The Latest: Survivors describe Italy bridge collapse

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The Latest: Italian authorities have raised death toll in the Genoa highway bridge collapse to at least 37. More>>

Turkey braces for hard times amid currency crisis, US spat

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Some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating dispute with the United States, in an indication that they are ready to endure economic pain and risk further deterioration in a Cold War-era alliance. More>>

Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

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Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing. More>>

Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will send a manned flight into space by 2022. More>>

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

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7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak; population sent fleeing. More>>

UK police seek motive of Sudan-born Parliament car crasher

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British media are reporting that the suspect in the Parliament crash being treated as terrorism is 29-year old British citizen of Sudanese origin named Salih Khater. More>>

Zimbabwe president urges court to toss opposition challenge

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Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country's Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his election. More>>

Britain: No Brexit deal would be "a huge strategic mistake"

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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says it would be "a huge strategic mistake" if no deal is struck before Britain leaves the European Union in March as Brexit talks have stalled. More>>

Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

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Poland's president voices hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country as the Eastern European nation put on a large military parade on its Army Day holiday. More>>

Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records: 'diverse'

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Germany's Cabinet has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a Supreme Court ruling. More>>

New Amnesty International leader's 1st move targets Zimbabwe

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New Amnesty International leader's 1st move targets Zimbabwe, 'injustices of the past'. More>>

Publisher John Calder, champion of edgy authors, dies at 91

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Influential publisher John Calder, who championed avant-garde authors and battled censorship, has died. More>>

A partial list of victims in the Genoa bridge collapse

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A partial list of the 39 people who died in the collapse of the Genoa highway bridge on Tuesday. More>>

Forgotten remnant of Berlin Wall found in central district

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A local official has discovered a forgotten remnant of the Berlin Wall close to the new headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service. More>>

Armenian police says officers injured in scuffle at station

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Police in Armenia say that they have detained a man on charges of assaulting and injuring police officers in an incident that followed an attack on a group of gay people. More>>

Northern Ireland marks 20 years since deadly Omagh blast

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Bereaved families are marking the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing, the deadliest attack in Northern Ireland's four decades of violence. More>>

Putin hosts Turkmen counterpart after signing Caspian deal

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted the leader of Turkmenistan for talks following the signing of an agreement on the status of the Caspian Sea. More>>

Danes to fence German border to stop boars with swine fever

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Danes will erect a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to stop wild boars from crossing, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever that can jeopardize the country's big pork industry. More>>

Putin to attend Austrian foreign minister's wedding

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The Kremlin says that President Vladimir Putin will attend the Austrian foreign minister's wedding. More>>

Man charged over mail bomb, threats to Swedish government

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Swedish prosecutors have charged a 42-year-old man with attempted murder for sending a letter bomb to a company in Britain and with other crimes for threatening letters sent to two dozen lawmakers in Sweden, including government members. More>>

Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father's war

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Japan's Emperor Akihito has expressed deep remorse over his country's role in World War II as he made his last appearance at a ceremony marking the end of the hostilities. More>>

Germany deports 46 rejected Afghan asylum-seekers

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German authorities say they have deported 46 Afghans whose asylum requests were rejected to their homeland. More>>

Greek soldiers freed from Turkish prison return to families

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Two Greek soldiers freed after spending months in a Turkish prison have been released from hospital following medical checks and are returning to their families, Greek authorities say. More>>

Dutch air traffic control problem grounds Schiphol flights

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A problem with an air traffic control communication system has briefly halted all flights to and from Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport. More>>

UK police return Buddha statue to India 57 years after theft

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London's Metropolitan police have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen. More>>

Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400

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Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches). More>>

Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturing

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The exiled opposition leader accused by Venezuelan authorities of directing a failed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro says the greatest threat to the embattled socialist leader may be his detractors in uniform standing quietly behind him. More>>

5 nations sign deal on Caspian Sea water, fishing rights

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Leaders of the five countries along the Caspian Sea have signed a convention aimed at ending decades-long uncertainty over exploitation of its resources. More>>

North Korea marks war anniversary, preps for big spectacle

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North Korea marks the anniversary of World War II's end with a series of low-key celebrations ahead of what is expected to be a much bigger event next month. More>>

Swedish police say suspect in car fires arrested in Turkey

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Police say that a man suspected of arson in connection with dozens of car fires in Goteborg, Sweden's second largest city, has been arrested in Turkey. More>>

Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post

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One of China's most high-profile monks has resigned from a top national post following reports of sexual misconduct. More>>

UN refugee agency demands end to Mediterranean impasses

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The U.N. refugee agency is urging European countries to end a string of impasses over ships carrying rescued migrants and put together a Mediterranean regional arrangement that makes clear where such vessels can dock. More>>

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24 people, injures 22

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Ecuadorean officials say at least 23 people died and another 14 were injured when a long-distance bus overturned on a highway near Ecuador's capital. More>>

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive Video included

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London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured. More>>

Chile authorities raid Episcopal Conference in abuse probe

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Chilean authorities raid Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference in sex abuse investigation. More>>

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

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The news agency ANSA says a bridge has partially collapsed near the northern port city of Genoa. More>>

2 Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail return to Greece

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Two Greek soldiers freed from a Turkish prison have returned to their home country on a government jet after their unexpected release eased tensions between the historical rivals. More>>

Albania hit by magnitudes 5.4 and 5.1 tremors; homes crack

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck off northern Albania on Saturday, damaging some buildings authorities said. More>>

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

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The Latest: Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa. More>>

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

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Officials: Afghan forces still clearing city of Ghazni of Taliban fighters on 5th day following massive insurgent attack. More>>

Chile: 10 women killed in nursing home fire

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Chilean authorities say that at least 10 elderly people have been killed as a fire swept through a nursing home. More>>

Official: Venezuelan general arrested in assassination plot

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Prosecutors in Venezuela say they've arrested two high-ranking military officers suspected in an assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

German economy defies trade gloom with strong growth

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Official data show that the German economy grew by 0.5 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three-month period, accelerating slightly. More>>

Malta to let rescue boat dock with 141 migrants aboard

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Two French officials are urging national authorities to allow docking access to a boat carrying 141 migrants rescued last week in the Mediterranean Sea, stressing humanitarian concerns. More>>

Uganda opposition figure held after anti-president protest

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An official says a prominent opposition figure has been detained following violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when the president's motorcade was pelted with stones. More>>

Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters

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Duterte, who has long tried to nurture closeness between Philippines and China, says Beijing is wrong to claim airspace above man-made islands and surrounding waters in South China Sea and should not tell others to leave. More>>

The Latest: Germany says it will take 60 migrants

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Malta says it will allow the private rescue ship Aquarius, carrying 141 migrants aboard, enter port as part of an EU deal. More>>

The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crash

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The Latest: London's Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a car crash outside the Houses of Parliament. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan vows US boycott, but diplomats resume talks

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The Turkish currency has stabilized near record lows as investors look to a speech by the finance chief later in the day. More>>

Male model convicted of murdering rival after online feud

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A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute. More>>

Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up

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The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. More>>

Swedish leader voices anger after dozens of cars are burned

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lashes out at those who set fire to dozens of cars in southwest Sweden, asking them 'what the heck are you doing?'. More>>

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defend company decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show. More>>

US, Israeli embassies in Berlin receive letters with powder

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Berlin police say threatening letters containing a white powder were sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital. More>>

Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

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A Hong Kong independence activist decried Beijing's rule as modern-day colonialism in a speech to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event. More>>

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

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Indonesian prosecutors have sought an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers. More>>

Poland sets Oct 21 as the date for key local elections

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The Polish government announced that a first round of voting in local elections this fall will take place Oct. 21, with a runoff in mayoral races Nov. 4. More>>

Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown

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China is blaming "anti-China forces" for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps. More>>

Syria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions lifted

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Syrian government officials have vowed to ensure the safe return of refugees and are urging Western countries to encourage the process by lifting sanctions. More>>

The Latest: Afghan aid group offers to help Ghazni's wounded

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The Latest: Afghan spokesman says Taliban have overrun a military base in country's north, killing 17 troops. More>>

Dutch government honors outgoing UN human rights chief

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The Dutch government is honoring the outgoing U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights with one of its most prestigious awards. More>>

Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

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Turkey's Central Bank has announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity, after the country's finance chief said the government had readied an "action plan" to ease market concerns that led to a slump in the value of Turkish currency. More>>

Tunisian leader backs equal inheritance rights for women

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Tunisia's president has promised to submit a bill to parliament that aims to give women equal inheritance rights with men, as debate over the topic of inheritance reverberates around the Muslim world. More>>

UK Labour leader under fire over Palestinian wreath-laying

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British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, has acknowledged he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians allegedly linked to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. More>>

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

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Just months after clearing the way to rule in perpetuity, China's president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by a wave of economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges. More>>

AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

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Malaysia's prime minister says he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt. More>>

UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

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A U.N. report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat _ as does al-Qaida. More>>

Key Afghan city turned into 'ghost town' by deadly battles Video included

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Kabul says battle with the Taliban in city of Ghazni has killed about 100 Afghan forces, 20 civilians. More>>

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

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The rival Koreas have begun high-level talks to set the date and the venue for a third summit between their leaders. More>>

China to UN panel: No arbitrary detention in Uighur region

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China is insisting that there is no "arbitrary detention" and there are no "re-education centers" in the Xinjiang region after a U.N. human rights committee raised concern over reported mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs. More>>

Israel detains prominent Jewish-American critic at airport

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A prominent Jewish-American commentator who has been critical of Israel says he was detained by Israeli airport authorities and interrogated about his political views before he was allowed to enter the country. More>>

UAE responds to AP report on deals with al-Qaida in Yemen

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The United Arab Emirates says it is actively fighting al-Qaida's branch in Yemen after an Associated Press report outlined how Emirati forces cut secret deals with the militants to get them to abandon territory. More>>

EU seeks safe harbor for ship carrying 141 rescued migrants

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Italy's transport minister says that Britain should take in 141 migrants picked up by a rescue ship that sails under a Gibraltar flag. More>>

His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

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British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. More>>

Israeli teen admits to desecrating WWII death camp in Poland

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A police spokesman in eastern Poland says an Israeli teen has admitted to dropping his pants at the former Nazi German death camp of Majdanek and is facing a fine. More>>

3 WWII bombs removed from Baltic Sea resort in Poland

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More than 2,000 people were evacuated Monday while Polish navy experts removed three World War II bombs from the Baltic Sea bed at the vacation resort of Kolobrzeg, officials said. More>>

Helicopter crashes in Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains, 5 dead

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Tajikistan's Emergencies Committee says five people have died in the crash-landing of a helicopter carrying climbers in the Central Asian nation. More>>

Israel protests to Romania after tourists beaten by police

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Israel's embassy has protested an incident involving four Israeli tourists who were dragged out of a taxi and beaten during a recent protest that degenerated into violence. More>>

Minister in Poland calls LGBT march a 'parade of sodomites'

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Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term "sodomites" to describe the recent LGBT rights march while giving an interview on a pro-government Catholic television. More>>

The Latest: Malta rescues 114 migrants from sinking dinghy

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Dozens in the northwestern Bosnian town of Bihac are protesting the government's response to an unprecedented influx of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. More>>

Court orders former Armenian president released from jail

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The lawyer for former Armenian president Robert Kocharian says he has been released from custody on a court order. More>>

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

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The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses of least several hundred million dollars. More>>

Pentagon chief Mattis defends his reversal on Space Force

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he's satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space. More>>

Germany's Merkel slaps down talk of working with leftists

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slapped down an ally's suggestion that her conservatives could work with the post-communist Left Party in the country's east, an idea that appals many on the right. More>>

Boardwalk collapses in Spanish city during concert, 313 hurt

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Authorities in the Spanish city of Vigo say an oceanside boardwalk has collapsed during a nighttime concert, injuring some 260 people, five of them seriously. More>>

The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set

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The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September. More>>

Glider plane crashes in French Alps, killing man and teen

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The French Alps' high mountain police force says a small glider plane has crashed despite "excellent" weather, killing two Austrians onboard. More>>

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

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V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, has died. More>>

Greek island wildfire that forced villages to evacuate eases

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Greek authorities say a large forest fire that forced the evacuation of two villages overnight on the island of Evia is abating but is not fully controlled yet. More>>

9 people killed in Taiwan nursing home fire; 16 hurt

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A fire at a nursing home in Taiwan has left 9 people dead and 16 injured. More>>

Norwegian minister quits after private trips to Iran, China

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Norway's fishery minister has stepped down after harsh criticism for not informing the government of his private trips abroad to Iran and China, which violate the government's safety guidelines. More>>

The Latest: Scores killed fighting Taliban in Afghan city

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The Latest: Afghan minister: Battle with Taliban in Ghazni killed about 100 members of security forces, 20 civilians. More>>

Syrian group: Death toll in blast in rebel town rises to 67

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Syrian search-and-rescue group: Death toll from blast in rebel-held town the previous day rises to 67. More>>

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa urges nation to move beyond elections

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Zimbabwe's president has called on the troubled country to unite and "put the election period behind us and embrace the future" in his first public address since winning disputed elections. More>>

US advising Afghan forces in battle for eastern city

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Afghan official: Security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day in the city of Ghazni. More>>

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

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President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters. More>>

Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate, Boris Johnson

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Republican strategist Steve Bannon has weighed into Britain's burqa debate, defending former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments that women who wear face-covering veils look like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers.". More>>

Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

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Malians are voting in a second round presidential election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. More>>

Taliban's political stature rises with talks in Uzbekistan

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Taliban and Uzbek officials say the head of the Taliban's political office in Qatar has led a delegation to Uzbekistan to meet senior Foreign Ministry officials in a rare diplomatic foray. More>>

2, including Chinese tourist, killed in Kenya hippo attacks

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Kenya's wildlife authority says a Chinese tourist died after he was attacked by a hippo as he was taking pictures on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley. More>>

4 Jordanian troops, 3 suspected militants dead in clash

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Jordanian official: 5 suspected militants in custody after clashes that killed 3 members of the security forces. More>>

Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

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Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. More>>

Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

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Vice President Mike Pence says the time has come to establish a new United States Space Force to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russia. More>>

Russia: Hunger-striking filmmaker's health satisfactory

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Russia's prison system is contradicting claims about the worsening condition of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned on a terrorism conviction who has been on a hunger strike for 90 days. More>>

Romanians stage anti-government protest for 3rd evening

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Thousands of Romanians gather for the third consecutive evening to demand the resignation of the government. More>>

China expels German student who researched rights lawyers

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China has expelled a German university who conducted research on human rights lawyers detained in a 2015 crackdown. More>>

Blast in northern Syria kills at least 36; cause unclear

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Syrian activists say explosion in village near Turkish border kills at least 18, collapses building. More>>

Wildfire forces Greek villages on island of Evia to evacuate

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Greece's fire service says a wildfire raging on the island of Evia, in central Greece, has forced them to evacuate two villages and a monastery. More>>

Aid group: Ships not willing to save Mediterranean migrants

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A European aid group says migrants have told rescuers that ships passed them by in the Mediterranean without offering help. More>>

Turkey's finance chief: Action plan ready to ease markets

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Turkey's president warns of drastic measures if businesses withdraw foreign currency from banks amid the country's ongoing currency crisis. More>>

Manchester police say 10 people injured in shooting

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Police in Manchester say 10 people have been hospitalized as the result of a shooting after a Caribbean carnival in the city. More>>

Turkey's president: US waging "economic war" against Turkey

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Turkey's president is blaming the country's economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging "war" against his country. More>>

600 take the plunge in unusual St. Petersburg swim

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More than 600 swimmers from 13 countries have stroked their way through one of Russia's most scenic and historic settings, circling the St. Petersburg island that holds the Peter and Paul Fortress. More>>

US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

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The U.S. ambassador in London is urging Britain to back President Donald Trump in pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement, saying a united front is the best way to persuade Tehran to change course. More>>

New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

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While the first wave of new US sanctions may have a limited impact on Russia, a second batch could hit its economy hard and send already tense relations into a tailspin. More>>

The Latest: Death toll from Syria blast climbs to 36

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Syrian opposition activists say a mysterious blast in the country's north has killed at least 36 people, including children. More>>

Suspected jihadis kill 6 in east Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso State TV reports that five gendarmes and one civilian have been killed between the rural communes of Boungou and Ougarou in the nation's far east. More>>

Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

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Afghan forces are battling the Taliban in parts of Ghazni a day after the insurgents launched a multi-pronged assault on the eastern city. More>>

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

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A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest. More>>

Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

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Members of Israel's Arab minority are leading a mass protest in central Tel Aviv against a contentious law that critics say marginalizes the state's non-Jewish citizens. More>>

3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants' hideout

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Three members of Jordan's security forces killed as they storm a hideout of suspected militants that had been rigged with explosives. More>>

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

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The family of Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul says the Nobel Literature laureate has died at the age of 85. More>>

Correction: Britain-Friends story

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Almost 15 years after it was canceled, "Friends" is still there for British viewers. More>>

Romanians protest govt corruption for 2nd straight day

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Romanian police have defended their use of force after an anti-government protest turned violent leaving 455 people, including three dozen riot police, needing medical treatment. More>>

The Latest: Jordan official says 3 police killed in raid

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Jordan's government spokeswoman says the number of police officers killed in the storming of a suspected militants' hideout has risen to three. More>>

Tunisian fundamentalists protest report on sexual equality

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Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists have held an hours-long protest in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality. More>>

Taiwan's Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

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When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she'll be traveling to a region she's already visited three times in two years. More>>

Pope to youth: Dream, don't let fear make you pessimistic

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Pope Francis has told a huge rally of Italian Catholic youths to pursue their dreams despite their elders' discouragement. More>>

British charity says heat wave put flamingoes in the mood

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British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingoes to lay eggs for the first time since 2003. More>>

French judge charges 2 German officials in campsite flood

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A French judge handed preliminary charges Saturday to two Germans whose group ran an unauthorized campsite in southern France that was destroyed by flash floods, forcing the emergency evacuation of 119 children. More>>

UN panel concerned at reported Chinese detention of Uighurs

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A U.N. anti-discrimination committee is signaling concern over China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority as it considers Beijing's record over recent years. More>>

Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration

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The leaders of Germany and Spain are bolstering a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist opposition to taking in more asylum-seekers. More>>

Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

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The Russian prime minister has sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, warning that Russia will strike back with economic, political and "other" means. More>>

Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

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Romanians who live abroad have begun an anti-government protest in Bucharest, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election. More>>

UN approves Chile's Bachelet as new human rights chief

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The U.N. General Assembly has approved Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet as the next U.N. human rights chief by consensus. More>>

Toll from Greek seaside resort wildfire rises to 94

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The death toll from the July 23 fire at the seaside resort of Mati, near Athens, has risen to 94 after a 57-year-old woman in intensive care died of her injuries, the ministry of health announced. More>>

Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

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Zimbabwe's main opposition party challenges results of 1st post-Mugabe election in court. More>>

Yemen's Shiite rebels welcome UN call for Saudi strike probe

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Yemen's Shiite rebels welcome UN call for probe into Saudi-led coalition airstrike that killed many children. More>>

UN experts: Armed groups threaten Libya political transition

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UN experts say "predatory behavior" by armed groups in Libya poses a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region. More>>

Brazen Taliban attack raises pressure on Afghan forces

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Officials say Taliban fighters attacked an eastern provincial capital early Friday, leaving dead and wounded before Afghan forces pushed the militants out of the city. More>>

Violence erupts amid Gaza cease-fire, 2 Palestinians killed

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Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and Israel appear to be honoring cease-fire after 2 days of intense flare-up. More>>

Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

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The Turkish currency has plunged to an all-time low as an on-going dispute with the United States showed no sign of subsiding and concerns over the president's policies persisted. More>>

Millions in limbo as nativist anger roils Indian state

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Thousands of people left off a draft list of Indian citizens are preparing to file appeals across the northeastern state of Assam, wading into a process that many fear could lead to detention or expulsion. More>>

Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

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Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua as government cracks down on unrest. More>>

Shooting in Canadian city leaves 4 dead, including 2 police

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Police in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick say at least four people have been killed after a shooting. More>>

Syria: At least 22 killed in Idlib and Aleppo airstrikes

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Syrian government forces unleash wave of strikes on opposition territory, killing at least 22. More>>

Video shows Cameroon's soldiers shooting cowering civilians

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Video shows Cameroon's soldiers shooting cowering civilians, Amnesty International says. More>>

French police detain 2 campsite officials in flooding probe

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A top police official of the Gard, the French region that was hardest hit by violent storms and flooding, has told French media that all children were successfully rescued. More>>

Secretly handmade for CIA: Pottery from Poland

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It was secret handiwork done for the CIA by experts in Poland: painted tableware with the intelligence agency's logo. More>>

After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

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After powerful Indonesia quake, traumatized survivors live in fear deadly aftershocks as sense of crisis drags on. More>>

The Latest: 2 officers ID'd in Canada shooting

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Police in Canada said there is no further threat to the public after four people were killed in a shooting in the eastern province of New Brunswick. More>>

The Latest: Official says sanctions lack 'state seriousness'

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The euro sagged to a 13-month low against the dollar amid worries about the impact of financial markets turmoil in Turkey. More>>

The Latest: Israel says it struck Hamas position in Gaza

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Palestinian health officials say a paramedic has been shot and killed by Israeli fire at a Hamas-led protest along the Gaza border as the militant Islamic group and Israel observed a cease-fire. More>>

9-year-old chess prodigy wins fight to stay in Britain

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The family of a 9-year-old India-born chess prodigy whose case drew international attention say they have won their fight to stay in Britain. More>>

Italian wine harvest begins, productive year forecast

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The Italian wine grape harvest season has started with the first picking of Pinot and Chardonnay grapes in the northern region of Franciacorta, anticipating a better year after the weak production figures of 2017. More>>

The Latest: French police detain 2 in flooded campsite probe

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A policeman in northern Denmark says high winds from a storm have apparently flung a metal tent peg into a camper's throat as he was packing up. More>>

Historic wooden church in northwest Russia destroyed by fire

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An 18th-century church widely seen as a marvel of Russia's wooden architecture has been destroyed by a fire. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition challenges election in court

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The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition challenges election in court, alleging fraud; seeks fresh vote. More>>

Macron, Putin talk about hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker

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French President Emmanuel Macron has told Russian President Vladimir Putin about his concern for a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on a hunger strike in a Russian jail. More>>

US judge halts deportation, threatens Sessions with contempt

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A federal judge halts a deportation in progress and threatens to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter aren't returned to the U.S. More>>

Thousands in China mosque standoff over demolition plan

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Members of the Muslim Hui ethnic minority reportedly protested the planned demolition of a newly built mosque in the northwest. More>>

Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss

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Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis. More>>

South Korea: North Korean coal entered its ports illegally

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SKorea seeking prosecutions for alleged illegal imports of NKorean coal, pig iron. More>>

UK man pleads guilty to plotting van attack on London street

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A Muslim convert has pleaded guilty to plotting a van attack on crowds in London's busy Oxford Street shopping district. More>>

Lebanese diva breaks taboo with clip announcing cancer fight

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A video clip released on Twitter is how Lebanese singer Elissa chose to share the news of her struggle with cancer with her fans and millions of followers on social media. More>>

Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

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Ryanair pilots in several European countries are staging a strike that has prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. More>>

Portugal, Spain get upper hand over major wildfires

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Authorities in Portugal say they have brought under control a major wildfire in the south of the country after a weeklong effort. More>>

Merger cancellation pushes Rite Aid into uncertain future

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Drugstore chain Rite Aid and grocer Albertsons say they have called off their merger deal. More>>

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