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Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

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Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea's 22 athletes wrap up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics without a medal _ or even a finish higher than 13th. More>>

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Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

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A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom locked themselves in cabins to escape days of violence. More>>

New raids kill 13 in Syria suburb; calls to end carnage

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for the European Union to step up pressure on Russia and Iran to end the violence in Syria. More>>

Want an evening out with Trump Jr? You're probably too late

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Want an evening out with Donald Trump Jr.? Sorry, even if you have an extra $39,000 it's probably too late to buy a "conversation and dinner" with the eldest son of the American president as he visits India. More>>

North to send another senior delegation for Olympic closer

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North Korea to send a high-level delegation led by senior party official suspected of leading two deadly attacks on the South in 2010 to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony. More>>

Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case

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Dutch prosecutors are set to announce if they will open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter. More>>

In Syria, a father says last goodbye to dead child

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A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child in a moment captured on video, before the shelling starts again. More>>

China probing possible violation of UN sanctions on N. Korea

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China says it is "highly concerned" about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate U.N. sanctions on North Korea. More>>

Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production

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Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost. More>>

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

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In a heated debate set to last 13 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. More>>

Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

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Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-threatening haze across the region. More>>

Montenegro police working to identify attacker on US embassy

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Police in Montenegro say they are "working intensely" to identify an assailant who threw an explosive device into the U.S. embassy compound in the capital, Podgorica, before killing himself. More>>

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

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Syrian rescuers say 10 people have been killed by government airstrikes and shelling on a town in the suburbs of Damascus. More>>

Blinded investigator to Indonesia graft fighters: Stay brave

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An anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to "stay brave" as he returns to Indonesia after months of medical treatment. More>>

Venezuela's Maduro calls for early Congress vote as well

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Venezuela's opposition says it will boycott an election challenging socialist President Nicolas Maduro unless the government drops a ban on major candidates and takes other steps to ease fears it's rigged. More>>

Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates

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A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media. More>>

Dua Lipa, Stormzy win as Brit Awards join 'Time's Up' call

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Music stars will wear white roses on the Brit Awards red carpet to support campaigns against sexual harassment and assault. More>>

Montenegro: Man threw grenade at US Embassy then killed self

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US Embassy in Montenegro warns Americans of security situation, reports say someone hurled a grenade then killed himself. More>>

50 girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attack

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Authorities in northern Nigeria say as many as 50 girls remain missing several days after an attack on a village by jihadists. More>>

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

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'They force you to deport yourself:' Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal. More>>

State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

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Israeli media are reporting that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate Netanyahu in corruption allegations. More>>

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

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Donald Trump Jr. says any talk that his family is profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he kicked off a highly publicized visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name. More>>

US Jewish group withdraws Holocaust video offensive to Poles

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US Jewish foundation sparks outrage in Poland with video calling on the United States to sever its diplomatic ties with Poland over controversial new Holocaust legislation and by repeatedly using the historically incorrect term 'Polish Holocaust'. More>>

Milan Fashion Week opens with #metoo moment of reflection

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Milan Fashion Week got underway with a moment's pause to put focus on women who have come forward as victims of sexual misconduct. More>>

UN vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy

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Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a UN resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable to delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded. More>>

Supreme Court sides with Chicago museum in terror case

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The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at Chicago museums to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. More>>

Russia criticizes Western pressure to turn away from Moscow

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Russian foreign minister is criticizing Western policies toward his country, urging countries to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the Russia-West divisions. More>>

French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers

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French President Emmanuel Macron's government is presenting its first big immigration bill, which human rights organizations criticize as repressive toward asylum-seekers. More>>

The Latest: Brits pays tribute to Manchester bomb victims

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Dua Lipa says celebrity gestures can help put an end to sexual harassment and abuse. More>>

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

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Insiders say the U.S. indictment against the St. Petersburg troll farm only scratches the surface of the agency's zany, ambitious operations _ and glosses over just how unconvincing some of its stunts could be. More>>

Turkey to develop unmanned tanks, president says

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Turkey's president says the country will develop unmanned tanks to minimize risk to soldiers in combat. More>>

Moody's upgrades Greek credit rating by 2 notches to B3

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Greece's powerful Communist Party has vowed to step up protests against online auctions of homes in mortgage default, adding pressure on the government which has promised bailout creditors it will speed up the process. More>>

Vandalism, violent incidents mark Italy's election campaign

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Acts of vandalism and violence are marking Italy's election campaign. More>>

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

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A court in Bahrain has sentenced a prominent activist to five years in prison over tweets alleging torture at a prison in his country and criticizing Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. More>>

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Video included

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Volcanologists say the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also "completely annihilated" the mountain's summit. More>>

European space probe prepares to sniff Martian atmosphere

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A European space probe has swung into position around Mars in preparation to analyze its atmosphere for possible signs of life. More>>

Polish kidnap suspect says British model agreed to plot

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A Polish man charged with kidnapping a British model for ransom says she agreed to the scheme in a bid to boost her career. More>>

Madrid art fair yanks photo exhibit amid political spat

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Madrid's International Art Fair has yanked an exhibition entitled "Political Prisoners in Contemporary Spain," prompting charges of censorship against the government-funded body which operates the event venue. More>>

Liberia's new president pays visit to France

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Former international soccer star George Weah meets with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris Wednesday. More>>

German court hands 'Laserman' life sentence for 1992 killing

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A German court has sentenced a Swedish man to life in prison for fatally shooting a woman in Frankfurt 26 years ago. More>>

Preliminary report: Sightseeing helicopter spun before crash

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A preliminary report says a sightseeing helicopter spun at least twice before crashing in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists and injuring three others and the pilot. More>>

2 French soldiers killed in Mali by explosive device

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Two French soldiers have died in Mali when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device. More>>

Watchdog group: Countries move too slowly against corruption

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A watchdog group says corruption continues to be a global problem and the majority of counties are moving too slowly in their efforts to address it. More>>

Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads for the United States accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. More>>

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

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State Department says North Korean officials passed up an opportunity to meet face to face with Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to South Korea for the Olympic Games. More>>

Maduro: Digital currency puts Venezuela on tech vanguard

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Officials in Venezuela say going to the open market with the oil-rich country's own version of the bitcoin. More>>

South Africa's new leader winning fans with morning exercise

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is winning some fans with his habit of early morning jogs and walks in which he interacts with the public. More>>

German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

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Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car. More>>

UK Supreme Court: Police liable for failings in rapist case

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Britain's Supreme Court says police can be held liable for failing to bring serious criminals to justice _ a ruling that could open U.K. forces to a wave of lawsuits from victims. More>>

Macedonia replaces road signs in goodwill gesture to Greece

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Macedonian authorities have begun replacing road signs on the country's main highway named by the previous government after the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, in a goodwill gesture toward neighboring Greece. More>>

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

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'They force you to deport yourself:' Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal. More>>

Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

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A string of criminal suits against Lebanese journalists and researchers has jolted this small country that is accustomed to styling itself as the main forum for ideas in the Middle East. More>>

Can Brexit be stopped? Pro-EU campaigns try to turn the tide

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Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over a year. More>>

AP Explains: Syria's starved, rebellious suburb under attack

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AP Explains: Syria's starved rebellious suburbs east of the Syrian capital, Damascus, are under attack. More>>

Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 94th birthday in near solitude

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 94th birthday in near solitude, his 1st since resignation. More>>

Budget carrier flydubai sees profits and revenue increase

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Budget carrier flydubai says its earnings and profits have increased from the year before, with revenue reaching 5.5 billion dirhams ($1.5 billion) and profits at 37.3 million dirhams ($10 million) last year. More>>

Latvian ECB official won't resign, rejects bribes report

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The head of Latvia's central bank says he will not resign following an investigating into suspected bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations that he sought bribes from a local bank. More>>

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution. More>>

Mudslides block only road to New Zealand town after storm

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Mudslides have blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country. More>>

Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100 Video included

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Syrian activists, paramedics say 98 people were killed in government shelling of rebel-held Damascus suburbs on Monday. More>>

Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions

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Japan says its military witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it "strongly suspects" violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea. More>>

Australia boosts Indian Ocean travel safety after MH370

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Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. More>>

Ukraine's president signs bill on Russia-backed regions

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Ukraine's president has signed a bill aimed at reintegrating the territories in the country's east that are controlled by Russia-backed separatists. More>>

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India Video included

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The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on Indians who have bought units in Trump-branded developments. More>>

Italy warns of election threat as rival parties court Russia

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Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in March 4 elections, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake news on popular Italian platforms. More>>

Iran TV airs images of site of airplane crash that killed 65

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Iranian state TV airs first images of site of airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people. More>>

Netanyahu confidant identified as scandals mount

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Israeli police name two Netanyahu associated arrested for their suspected role in a wide-ranging corruption probe. More>>

Stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion Week visit

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Queen Elizabeth II has made her first visit to London Fashion Week to present an award design recognizing British excellence. More>>

Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage

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Chicken is still as scarce as hen's teeth at KFC's British outlets. More>>

The Latest: Envoy says US extends hand to Palestinians

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Israel's U.N. ambassador is accusing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of refusing direct peace negotiations with Israel and is calling him "the problem" _ not the solution. More>>

The Latest: Group says Syria death toll tops 100 for the day

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The Latest: UNICEF's 'blank' statement decries killings of scores, including children, in rebel-held Damascus suburb. More>>

Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

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Uber is pulling out of Morocco _ a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company say is linked to the North African country's failure to reform its strict transport rules. More>>

Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

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A Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a Japanese millionaire who is their biological father. More>>

17 Turks reach Greek island, to apply for asylum in Greece

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A group of 17 Turks who reached a Greek island by dinghy from Turkey are seeking political asylum in Greece, authorities in Athens said Tuesday. More>>

Zimbabwean opposition leader Tsvangirai buried in rural home

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Thousands of people in Zimbabwe gather for the burial of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death from cancer exacerbated divisions within his movement. More>>

UK Labour chief says Communist spy claims 'ridiculous smear'

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The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party says a claim that he gave information to a Czechoslovak spy during the Cold War is "a ridiculous smear.". More>>

Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency

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Maldives' parliament has approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency declared by the president to strengthen his power ignoring a plea from regional power India. More>>

Joint Koreas hockey team ends historic Olympic run

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The Korean women's hockey team has ended its historic Olympic run with a five straight loss, with thousands of fans shouting "We are one" and waving a "unification flag.". More>>

Oxfam apologizes over handling of Haiti abuse scandal

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British lawmakers are set to question officials of two anti-poverty charities Tuesday amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic environments in which they work. More>>

Picasso, Monet works up for auction in Rockefeller art trove

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An art collection amassed by billionaire David Rockefeller could raise more than $500 million for charity when it is auctioned this spring. More>>

Parts of Warsaw Ghetto wall to become historic monuments

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A regional official in Poland wants two fragments of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto put on a list of historical monuments. More>>

Kosovo to vote on revised demarcation deal with Montenegro

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Kosovo's Cabinet has asked parliament to vote later this week on a revised version of a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. More>>

The Latest: Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

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A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. More>>

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

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Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL. More>>

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

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The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their habitat and fatal conflicts with people grow. More>>

Egyptian officials say resumption of Russian flights delayed

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Cairo airport officials say planned resumption of Russian flights to Egypt delayed till April. More>>

Czechs to open satellite center to serve intelligence, NATO

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The Czech Republic's army says it is planning to open a new satellite center to serve the country's military intelligence and NATO. More>>

South African president announces "lifestyle audits"

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says public representatives will undergo "lifestyle audits" as part of his campaign to clean up the government. More>>

EU border chief warns migrant pressures will stay high

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The head of the European Union's border agency says the number of migrants trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean will remain high this year, with more expected to arrive through Spain. More>>

EU advocate says Poland broke law by logging in forest

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European Union's top advocate says that Poland has infringed EU environmental law with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe's last pristine Bialowieza Forest. More>>

Road warrior David Davis says UK won't have 'Mad Max' Brexit

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Britain's top Brexit official says his country wants to lead a "race to the top" in global standards, in a speech aimed at allaying European fears of a deregulated, laissez-faire U.K. economy. More>>

Seeking Swiss safety, Catalan activist snubs Spanish probe

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A leading Catalan politician is vowing to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her role in last year's illegal secession attempt. More>>

German man fined $258,000 for cheating at self-service till

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A German man has been fined 208,000 euros ($258,000) for cheating at a supermarket self-service till. More>>

17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

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Mozambican media say at least 17 people died when heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital. More>>

Prosecutors: German angered by immigration attacked refugees

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Prosecutors in southwest Germany say a man who attacked and wounded three migrants with a knife apparently acted because he was angry about the government's refugee policy. More>>

Latvia starts criminal probe of its central bank chief

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ECB orders Latvia's crisis-struck ABLV Bank to halt all payments, Bank of Latvia issues EUR97.5 million emergency loan. More>>

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

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Oxfam's report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims. More>>

London Fashion: Erdem shows fancy florals; Kane goes for sex

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Highlights from Monday's events at London Fashion Week include Erdem at the National Portrait Gallery. More>>

Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

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Max Desfor, former AP photographer who won Pulitzer for Korean War photos, dies at 104. More>>

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

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The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election as lacking evidence. More>>

IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

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Islamic State militants ambush Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary force, killing at least 27 fighters. More>>

Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017

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

Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

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Syrian state TV says pro-government forces will start entering Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin 'within hours'. More>>

South Africa steps up action against Zuma-linked family

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South African authorities escalate anti-corruption drive against a business family linked to former president Jacob Zuma, saying they could seek Interpol's help to track suspects. More>>

Spanish finance minister backed for leading ECB job

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Ireland is withdrawing its candidate for European Central Bank vice president, making it almost certain that Spain's finance minister will get the job. More>>

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column Video included

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Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes. More>>

'Three Billboards' wins, women make waves at UK film awards Video included

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Ferocious female-led tragicomedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards, at a ceremony dominated by women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality. More>>

The Latest: Latvian central bank chief is released on bail

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Latvian state TV say that the country's central bank chief has been released from detention on bail pending an investigation into suspected bribery. More>>

The Latest: Turkey denies reports that Syria will aid Kurds

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The Latest: Turkey threatens to battle Syrian government troops if they enter Syrian enclave to protect Kurdish fighters. More>>

West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homes

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West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands in once-quiet part of Burkina Faso flee. More>>

Court video shows kidnapped model revisiting scenes of crime

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Video footage of a British model leading Italian police to locations connected to her alleged kidnapping has been played at the trial of her accused abductor. More>>

Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

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Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about concussion-like symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called health attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. More>>

The Latest: 'Three Billboards' named best picture in Britain

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Stars are starting to arrive for the British Academy Film Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall, where many women are walking the red carpet wearing black. More>>

Case against activists threatens Kuwait's political openness

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Case against dozens over 2011 parliament storming renews threat to Kuwait's unique political openness, a Gulf rarity. More>>

What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top UK secret

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With three months to go before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding, the fashion and bridal worlds are abuzz with talk of who the bride will pick to design her dress and what kind of look she would go for. More>>

Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

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Iran's Press TV: Search teams reach site of plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board. More>>

Turkey renames US Embassy street after Syria offensive

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

British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 32 years

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

Germany's Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is reported to favor the governor of Saarland state to run her center-right party's day-to-day operations. More>>

Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

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Pope Francis has backed down and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his Ahiara diocese. More>>

5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, but no damage reported

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

Latvian member of European Central Bank detained in probe

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Latvia's state broadcaster says national anti-corruption agency raided office and property of the head of the country's central bank. More>>

France argues World Court has no jurisdiction in graft case

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A legal battle between France and Equatorial Guinea over the corruption prosecution of the African nation's vice president is back before the International Court of Justice, months after a Paris court convicted the vice president. More>>

Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

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Philippine police say authorities have arrested an Arab man who they believe is a former commander of the Islamic State group. More>>

'Three Billboards' wins, women make waves at UK film awards Video included

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Many of Britain's most prominent female entertainment stars have signed an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment ahead of Britain's major film awards. More>>

Moon won't discuss possible summit with North Korea's Kim

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will lead to better ties between Washington and Pyongyang and also help to set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs. More>>

IS claims responsibility for church shooting in Russia

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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's predominantly Muslim Dagestan region. More>>

Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probe

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Two prominent Catalan politicians are testifying before a Supreme Court judge for their roles in holding a banned independence referendum and making an illegal declaration of independence based on its results. More>>

Gambia president announces moratorium on death penalty

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

Legendary African filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo dies at 64

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Colleagues say prolific filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo has died in his home country of Burkina Faso. More>>

Israeli PM Netanyahu to Iran: Don't test Israel's resolve

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an international agreement with Iran has emboldened the regime in Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region. More>>

Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

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One of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for interfering in the American presidential election says the US justice system is unfair. More>>

Polish PM seeks dialogue with Israel on 'difficult history'

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

German nationalist urges AfD followers to reject violence

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A leading figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany has urged the party's followers to reject violence. More>>

Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

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Israeli police say they have arrested senior officials at the country's national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses. More>>

Dozens of Dutch budget carrier's flights canceled, delayed

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Dozens of flights by Dutch budget carrier Transavia have been canceled or delayed because of a strike by pilots angry at the lack of progress in months of negotiations toward a new collective labor agreement. More>>

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

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Iran's semi-official Fars news agency: Iranian commercial airplane carrying 66 people has crashed in country's south. More>>

The Latest: Iran says 65 killed in airplane crash

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The Latest: Spokesman for Iran's Aseman Airlines says all 66 people aboard died in airplane crash in country's south. More>>

Turkey: Soldiers die after vehicle topples in flooded river

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Turkey's military says two soldiers are missing following a flood due to heavy rains in the country's southeast. More>>

Russia: 5 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect

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Russian news agency Tass is reporting that a gunman opened fire on people leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing four and wounding four others. More>>

UK prime minister seeks post-Brexit EU security alliance

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is calling on her country's European Union partners not to let "rigid institutional restrictions" get in the way of a wide-ranging post-Brexit security partnership. More>>

Hungarian leader calls Christianity 'Europe's last hope'

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

Job center for Syrians opens in Jordan refugee camp

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

Nigeria releasing 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

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Authorities in Nigeria are releasing hundreds of people accused of supporting an Islamic extremist group, citing a lack of evidence. More>>

Kosovo celebrates 10 years of independence, Serbs boycott

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Kosovo Assembly, or Parliament, has convened in a special session to celebrate the country's 10 years of independence. More>>

German police probe British woman over Holocaust remarks

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

Husband of slain MP Jo Cox steps down after misconduct claim

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The widower of a murdered British legislator has stepped down from two charities set up in her memory after allegations of sexual misconduct in the past were reported. More>>

Pistorius prosecutor sets sights on South Africa's Zuma

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Former South African state prosecutor who led case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is prepared to take legal action against ex-president Jacob Zuma. More>>

Zimbabwe president sees deceased opposition leader's family

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Zimbabwe's president says his government will meet the hospital and funeral expenses of deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week in neighboring South Africa. More>>

The Latest: Iran vows to respond if US gives up on nuke deal

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel "will never allow the rewriting of the historical truth" about the Holocaust _ a statement that comes as tensions between Israel and Poland over the issue flare anew. More>>

Head of Latvian Central Bank is detained for questioning

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The prime minister of Latvia says that the country's top central banker has been detained following questions from the national anti-corruption agency. More>>

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid skepticism

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Pope Francis has revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission and named new members, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. More>>

The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weapons

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White House official says US thinks it is "extremely unlikely" Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweet undercuts McMaster Russia claims

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U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. More>>

Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

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Syrian Kurdish news outlets and Syria's state-run news agency say six civilians have suffered breathing difficulties after what they say was a poison gas attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin. More>>

Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?

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The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards. More>>

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

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A Navy officer on a U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets says American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever "international law allows us" when asked if China's new islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. More>>

Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station

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An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew. More>>

Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Nigeria

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Trio of suicide bombers kill at least 18 at crowded market in northern Nigeria. More>>

Ethiopia vows no military takeover amid latest emergency

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No Ethiopia military takeover, defense minister says amid new 6-month state of emergency. More>>

7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

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A powerful earthquake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago. More>>

Kosovo celebrates decade of independence, challenges ahead

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Kosovo is celebrating 10 years of independence from Serbia in two-day festivities around the country. More>>

Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

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Israeli politicians are accusing Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism for saying there were Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust just like there were "Jewish perpetrators". More>>

Parents adopting children to see higher fees, new rules

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An increase in fees, plus other regulatory changes, has fueled resentment toward the State Department among many U.S. adoption agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of international adoptions. More>>

The Latest: Kosovo president laments EU disunity on status

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Britain's prime minister seeks 'deep' EU security partnership. More>>

South African president pledges to "turn tide" on corruption

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South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address a nation eager to move on from corruption. More>>

UK party sacks leader in fallout from racist Markle texts

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The troubled U.K. Independence Party has ousted its leader after a scandal over racist messages sent by his girlfriend. More>>

Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

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The Israeli military says one of its tanks has struck an observation post in the southern Gaza Strip in response to the detonation of an explosive device along its border. More>>

Jordan's military says it foiled smuggling plot: report

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The state news agency Petra reports that Jordan's military says it has foiled a plot to smuggle in weapons, drugs and terrorists by using an old pipeline linking the kingdom with Syria and Iraq. More>>

Danes start to bid farewell to late Denmark prince

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Thousands of Danes have bid farewell to Denmark's late Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe, whose casket is on public display as of Saturday in a downtown Copenhagen chapel until a private funeral next week. More>>

UK blames Russian military for 'malicious' cyberattack

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Britain says the Russian government was behind a cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe last year. More>>

Chinese giant pandas unveiled to public in Finland

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Two giant pandas on loan from China have been unveiled at a zoo in central Finland and they have frolicked, galloped, climbed trees and played in the snow after a month-long quarantine. More>>

Top German diplomat: 'We no longer recognize our America'

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Germany's foreign minister says that as China's influence on the world stage rises, the U.S. and Europe need to return to historical bonds and work together or risk getting left behind. More>>

Merkel calls for progress on common EU asylum system

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants the European Union to make progress on a common asylum system, warning that member states who expect financial support from the bloc need to show solidarity when it comes to migrants too. More>>

100 pizzas and counting: German police probe pizza stalker

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German police are investigating a case of severe pizza stalking in the western town of Dortmund. More>>

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