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Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

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Puerto Rico was already on the edge before Hurricane Maria, reeling from a decade-long, downward economic spiral that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland. More>>

Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches Video included

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The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. More>>

Russia: Relations with US poor over 'Russo-phobic hysteria'

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Russia's foreign minister said Friday the downturn in relations with the United States began with the Obama administration's "small-hearted" and "revengeful" actions and has plummeted further because of "Russo-phobic hysteria.". More>>

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobs crude insults at Trump and hints at frightening new weapons test. More>>

Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope

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Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

In Mexico quake, villages on edge of capital feel forgotten

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In Mexico quake, forgotten villages on edge of capital clamor for aid. More>>

Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

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The top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia says America remains deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state and allegations of human rights abuses there. More>>

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

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China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea in new pressure over nuclear, missile ambitions. More>>

Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote

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Turkey's political and military leaders are set to meet to mull over possible sanctions and other measures against Iraq's Kurdish region if it goes ahead with a referendum on independence. More>>

New Zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national vote

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New Zealanders vote in national elections Saturday after a campaign in which the candidates found time for selfies and self-reflection. More>>

Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

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Bhutan's leader has peppered his U.N. General Assembly speech with moments of silence to honor people afflicted by hurricanes, poverty and terrorism. More>>

In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard unveils its latest ballistic missile that can reach much of Mideast, including Israel. More>>

May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition period

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit negotiations, proposing a two-year transition period after the country formal departure in 2019 to ensure Britain's departure from the European Union goes smoothly. More>>

In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London

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London's transport authority says it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. More>>

The Latest: UAE says Iran is main obstacle to Arab peace

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The U.N. humanitarian chief says the World Food Program delivered emergency food to a record 7 million people across conflict-wracked Yemen in August. More>>

China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts

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A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has said U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing ordered Chinese banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts," but gave no indication what steps China is taking. More>>

Lawyer: Hacker in Spanish custody sought by US, Russia

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The lawyer for an alleged Russian hacker says authorities in Moscow are fighting his extradition from Spain to the U.S. by seeking his return to Russia. More>>

Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet on coup

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Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of some 250 people who were killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. More>>

Donatella Versace pays joyous tribute to brother Gianni

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On the runway at Milan Fashion Week: When times go dark, designer Giorgio Armani goes bright. More>>

Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

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Signs seeking missing pets are scattered around Mexico's capital these days. More>>

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats. More>>

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike

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Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe. More>>

21 migrants dead, 5 missing after boat sinks in Black Sea

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a vessel carrying migrants has sunk in the Black Sea, killing four people on board. More>>

Former leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mahdi Akef dies at 89

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The former leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, Mahdi Akef, who had been detained since 2013, has died. More>>

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a what? A mentally deranged 'dotard,' which is a translation of a derogatory Korean word for an elderly person. More>>

The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response Video included

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President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea's Kim Jong Un in an escalation of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says Kurdish referendum plans illegal

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President of Iraq's Kurdish region says controversial referendum on independence will go forward, despite increasingly urgent calls from international community to delay. More>>

Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6

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Pakistan's military says death toll from Indian attack in disputed Kashmir rises to 6, India says Pakistan initiated. More>>

Syrian activist, journalist daughter found dead in Turkey

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Turkish media reports say a Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed in their home in Istanbul. More>>

British police charge 18-year-old over London subway bombing

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London' police chief says the bomb that failed to detonate in London's subway was loaded with explosives and shrapnel. More>>

Greek court says Syrian refugees can be returned to Turkey

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Greece's Supreme Court has ruled that refugees can be returned to Turkey under last year's European Union-Turkey deal, rejecting arguments by 2 Syrian men that Turkey is not a safe destination. More>>

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist Video included

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Mexico shocked by news: Young girl thought buried in rubble of collapsed school didn't exist. More>>

The Latest: Spanish prosecutor seeking sedition charges

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Spain's Interior Ministry says it's deploying police reinforcements to its northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan government but deemed illegal by Spain should take place. More>>

Stalin's bust unveiled in Moscow as part of "Rulers' Alley"

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A government-sponsored association has unveiled a series of busts of the nation's Soviet-era leaders, including Josef Stalin, a move that has drawn criticism from those who see it as part of efforts to whitewash the tyrant's crimes. More>>

Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum

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Second protest calling for release of Catalan officials underway. More>>

Istanbul's mayor announces his sudden resignation

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The mayor of Istanbul has announced his resignation as head of the city of nearly 15 million people. More>>

The Latest: EU's Brexit chief welcomes 'constructive' speech

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A few dozen people are taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Florence where Prime Minister Theresa May is giving a speech on Britain's exit from the European Union. More>>

First UN expert on gender identity resigns

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A spokesman for the Human Rights Council has confirmed that the U.N.'s first independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity has announced his resignation for "personal reasons.". More>>

African art museum opens in Cape Town; Tutu is early visitor

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South African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has attended the opening of a museum of contemporary African art in Cape Town. More>>

Poland, Hungary leaders persist with anti-migrant policies

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Poland's prime minister has accused European Union leaders of being politically motivated in criticizing her government's major overhaul of the judiciary as being a threat to the rule of law. More>>

France renews half of senators' seats, a test for Macron

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On Sunday, France will elect nearly half its Senate, in a vote that is expected to illustrate the slide in President Emmanuel Macron's popularity since his election earlier this year. More>>

5 things to know about N. Korean leader's rebuke of Trump

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5 things to know about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's unprecedented personal rebuke of Trump. More>>

The Latest: Migrant death toll off Turkey rises to 15

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Turkey's coast guard has increased to 15 the death toll of migrants who drowned when their boat capsized in the Black Sea. More>>

Text of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's response to Trump

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Full text of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's response to US President Donald Trump. More>>

Newcomer to Swiss executive body chosen as foreign minister

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The newest member to Switzerland's seven-member executive body is set to become the Alpine country's next foreign minister. More>>

The Latest: UK police charge man with London subway blast

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British police have charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder and causing an explosion over last week's bomb attack on the London subway. More>>

Romanian leader cancels visit to Ukraine over language law

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Romania's president cancels a visit to Ukraine next month to protest a law that critics say would infringe on the rights of ethnic minorities there. More>>

Finnish police: Likely suicide attempt outside parliament

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Police in Helsinki say it believes two people stabbed themselves in their stomach on the steps outside the Finnish parliament in an apparent suicide attempt. More>>

Russian sub fires cruises missiles at militants in Syria

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Russia says its submarine in Mediterranean has fired cruise missiles at militant positions in northwestern Syria. More>>

Syrian refugee in Estonia jailed for setting wife on fire

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An Estonian court has found a Syrian refugee guilty of causing severe bodily harm for setting his wife on fire and sentenced him to 10 years in jail. More>>

German court sends ax attacker to psychiatric hospital

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A German court has sent a man who randomly attacked passengers with an ax at Duesseldorf's main train station in March to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely. More>>

After humdrum German campaign, Merkel hopes for fourth term

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Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote on Sunday, but with a weaker mandate as more voters turn to smaller parties, including the anti-immigrant and euroskeptic Alternative for Germany. More>>

Spain makes new arrest in Barcelona attacks investigation

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Spain's Interior Ministry says that a man has been arrested for alleged links to the extremist cell in the attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town. More>>

Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key

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President Donald Trump is praising the combat efforts to drive the Taliban and terror groups out of Afghanistan. More>>

US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. More>>

The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric test

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South Korean media report North Korea's top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un's vow to take the "highest-level" action against the United States. More>>

Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake Video included

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her. More>>

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico Video included

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Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. More>>

Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

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New satellite images show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar. More>>

Canadian leader spotlights his own nation's injustices at UN

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South Korea's president is urging North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue. More>>

World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuke accord

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Fearing President Trump will dump the Iran nuclear accord, leaders from several countries are rallying to defend the pact and say it stands as a possible model for a peaceful settlement with North Korea. More>>

AP Explains: Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

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AP Explains: Japan, despite having suffered atomic bomb attacks, refuses to join nuclear powers and NATO in signing a nuclear ban treaty. More>>

May to urge new partnership, transition period for Brexit

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A senior EU official is doubtful that Britain's talks on leaving the EU can advance to a new phase next month, fueling concern a Brexit deal might not be found by the 2019 deadline. More>>

Young Mexicans at heart of earthquake recovery

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Tuesday's powerful quake has spurred a flood of Mexicans looking to help, so many that some aid operations are turning away volunteers _ and more often than not it is young people donning hard hats, searching in rubble and gathering food for victims. More>>

The Latest: Bangladesh PM accuses Myanmar of laying mines

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rebuked the U.N. over two scandals that have tarnished the legacy of its peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country. More>>

The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273

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Rescue workers have recovered the body of a woman from the ruins of the school in southern Mexico City where a child has been detected alive. More>>

Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

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On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

NHL taps new market, plays 1st preseason game in China

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In Shanghai, the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 in first NHL preseason game played in China. More>>

4 detained in probe linked to film on Russian czar's affair

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Russian police say they have detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

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The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

Turkey: Private jet goes off Istanbul runway, catches fire

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a private jet has run off a runway at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport and caught fire. More>>

Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem 'a bit late'

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Pope Francis is promising to respond with the "firmest measures possible" against priests who rape and molest children and says he'll hold accountable bishops and religious superiors who cover up for them. More>>

Sanders: Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations. More>>

Protests continue at Spanish court over secession arrests

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Thousands have gathered at the gates of Catalonia's judicial body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish authorities are challenging as illegal. More>>

Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in Alabama, add 600 jobs

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Germany's Daimler AG says its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. More>>

Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

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Trump faces decision soon on refugee admissions, may go for even stricter limits. More>>

Le Pen's deputy quits as tensions engulf French far right

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The right-hand man of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has quit the National Front in a power battle stemming from May's bruising election defeat. More>>

Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

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Russian says its special forces helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in battle for key city. More>>

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at age 94

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The family of L'Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman, says she has died at age 94. More>>

Canadian mining company not suspending investments in Greece

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A Canadian mining company that is one of Greece's largest foreign investors says it will not suspend operations in the country as it had threatened to do earlier this month. More>>

Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, leaves 5 dead, 90 missing

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The Libyan coast guard says some 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the country's west coast. More>>

The Latest: Spain hires ferries for more police in Catalonia

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Thousands of protesters have gathered in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen Catalan officials arrested in connection with an independence referendum that Spain's central authorities say is illegal. More>>

Kenya electoral officials set Oct.26 as date for new polls

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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta says court's nullification of his re-election a blow to democracy and judicial coup. More>>

UK: Tate to reunite Picasso nudes for first time since 1932

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An exhibition in Paris and London will reunite three Picasso nudes painted days apart but not displayed together for almost a century. More>>

NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

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North Korean foreign minister calls Trump's threat 'the sound of a dog barking'. More>>

The Latest: 1 of 6 arrested over London subway bomb released

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British police say a 21-year-old man arrested over last week's London subway bombing has been released without being charged. More>>

Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die

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Nine aid workers die in crash of truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, hours after another shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar is attacked by a Buddhist mob. More>>

Ugandan police tear gas protesters of 'life presidency' bill

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Ugandan police have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of students protesting against plans to introduce legislation that would allow the long-time president to rule for life. More>>

Suspect in Belgium's Jewish Museum shooting 'may have tumor'

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The lawyer of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish Museum in Belgium says his client may have a brain tumor and is being denied medical treatment. More>>

Swiss indict 3 over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos

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Swiss federal prosecutors have indicted the former leader of an Islamic group and two top members in connection with propaganda videos posted on YouTube in support of al-Qaida. More>>

Ryanair CEO admits mistakes amid cancellations crisis

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Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary is set to face shareholders at the company's annual general meeting amid a pilot shortage that has forced the budget airline to cancel hundreds of flights. More>>

Greece to step up tanker checks after pollution from sinking

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Greece's government is promising urgent inspections on small coastal tankers, 11 days after an oil spill from a shipwreck left beaches on Athens' coastline polluted and off bounds to swimmers. More>>

German city evacuates high-rise apartments over fire risk

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Officials in the western German city of Dortmund say they are evacuating a residential tower bloc that's home to hundreds of people for fire safety concerns. More>>

Denmark arrests man, woman for alleged links to IS

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Danes say a man and woman have been arrested, suspected under the country's anti-terror laws of attempting to commit terror abroad by purchasing and shipping "items" from Denmark to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq "to be used in combat.". More>>

UK bases in Cyprus employ drones to catch songbird poachers

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Police at Britain's two military bases on Cyprus say the use of a state-of-the-art drone will greatly boost their ongoing crackdown on the illicit trapping of migratory songbirds. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

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The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

Iran's top leader dismisses Trump's 'ugly, foolish' remarks

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Iran's supreme leader says U.S. President Donald Trump's "cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal" remarks before the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week were a sign of desperation. More>>

Hong Kong leader condemns UK criticism over jailed activists

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Hong Kong's leader has condemned criticism from British politicians over the city's recent jailing of student activists, saying such comments are unfair and "disrespectful.". More>>

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS group

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Iraq's prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group. More>>

The Latest: May briefs Cabinet to reboot Brexit talks

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is briefing her Cabinet on plans to reboot faltering Brexit negotiations, as she struggles to unite the government after a public rift. More>>

Boy recalls escape from Mexico City school _ and those lost Video included

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Ordinary Mexicans are volunteering to wriggle into a collapsed school after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake pancaked a three-story structure. More>>

Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

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Cybersecurity firm warns that a suspected group of hackers in Iran are targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South Korea. More>>

Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from US President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country. More>>

Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

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Prospects for congressional approval of a plan to remove air traffic control operations from the government and put industry in charge appear slim. More>>

Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 226. More>>

The Latest: Truck carrying aid crashes in Bangladesh; 9 dead

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A truck filled with humanitarian aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh has veered off a road and fallen into a ditch, killing at least nine aid workers. More>>

Seoul to resume aid to N. Korea but doesn't set date

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South Korea has decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn't determine when to provide the assistance amid tension created by North's nuclear tests. More>>

Battle against IS in Raqqa is in 'final stages,' force says

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U.S.-backed forces in Syria say the battle for the Islamic State group's de-facto capital, Raqqa, has reached its "final stages" with the opening of a new front. More>>

Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres opens the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council holds a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. More>>

The Latest: Mexico City mayor puts capital quake toll at 115 Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 248. More>>

EU survey finds Muslims willing to embrace non-Muslims

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A survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live. More>>

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

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Trump's threat to obliterate North Korea showed his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup, but his disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. More>>

Pence applauds UN resolution on peacekeeping reform

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The Security Council has approved a resolution supporting efforts to reform the world body's far-flung peacekeeping operations, a priority of the Trump administration at the UN General Assembly this week. More>>

50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

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More than 40 countries so far have signed on to the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, but the nuclear powers want no part of it. More>>

US allies divided over Trump's threat against North Korea

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Japan has urged international unity in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" the rogue nation if it attacked. More>>

The Latest: US calls for meeting on weapons proliferation

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The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons is set for countries to sign at the United Nations. It's backed by over 100 countries, but nuclear-armed nations want no part of it. More>>

German officials see no sign of election hacking _ yet

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German officials say there's no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country's election Sunday, but are warning against giving the all-clear yet. More>>

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

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Hurricane Maria is sweeping over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. More>>

UN voices new approach to solve Libyan crisis, bring peace

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The United Nations has proposed a new approach to solve the Libyan crisis, by amending a current political agreement, holding a constitutional referendum and general elections. More>>

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci extends news cycle with Rocket Man

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Green has been declared the color of Milan Fashion Week, with the fashion chamber promoting sustainability in the trend-driven world of ready-to-wear. More>>

Kenya Supreme Court nixed poll because it couldn't see data

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Kenya Supreme Court delivers its full judgment on why it annulled the presidential elections. More>>

Ambitious Boris Johnson rattles May, shakes up Brexit debate

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Britain's undiplomatic chief diplomat, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, has thrown politics into turmoil by thrusting himself to the front of the Brexit debate at the worst possible time for the country's leader. More>>

Clash over Catalan vote heats up in Spain as police swoop in

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News reports says Spanish police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional government of Catalonia as a crackdown intensifies on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. More>>

Boy killed at huge protests over Togo president's tenure

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Togo's security minister says a 10-year-old boy was killed and at least 10 other people were injured during protests over the passage of a bill that critics fear would allow the West African country's president to seek re-election indefinitely. More>>

The Latest: Spain's PM warns Catalan officials to drop vote

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The Catalan regional government says that a top official in the management of the region's economic affairs has been arrested as a crackdown intensifies on preparations for a secession vote that Spanish authorities have suspended. More>>

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

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Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people. More>>

AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'tit-for-tat' could end

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AP Interview: Lavrov says relations with the United States are at a low point, but he sees positive notes in President Trump's UN address. More>>

Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp

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Monsoon rains, relocations and extortion attempts are worsening the living situation in the Bangladeshi camps for Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar. More>>

Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests

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Greek authorities say that the captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges. More>>

Fire on Cousteau's ship in Turkey delays restoration work

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A fire on marine explorer Jacque Cousteau's iconic ship, Calypso, has delayed the vessel's restoration by 6-8 months, the Cousteau Society said Wednesday. More>>

Study shows lengthy waits for asylum applicants in Europe

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A new study shows about half of the migrants who entered Europe during the mass influx in 2015 and 2016 were still awaiting decisions on asylum by the end of the period, and only a small percent had been sent home with their applications rejected. More>>

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

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The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. More>>

Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect wanted by US

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Russia seeks extradition of Russian citizen arrested in Greece and wanted by US in major cybercrime fraud case. More>>

Trump's North Korea threat leaves Asia struggling to explain Video included

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South Korea seems to downplay Trump's latest hot rhetoric aimed at North Korea, calling his words a signal of Washington's strong resolve to deal with Pyongyang but essentially a repetition of U.S. policy. More>>

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'. More>>

Turkish officer hit by rotor blade dies at police school

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a police officer has died after being hit by a helicopter's rotor blade in an accident at a police training school. More>>

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 12 in eastern Congo

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A Congo official says that flooding caused by torrential rains overnight have killed at least 12 people and left 92 others missing in the country's east. More>>

Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

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A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may seek political asylum in US. More>>

Election may reflect Germany's management of migrant influx

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As Germany's Merkel goes up for fourth term, many voters satisfied she kept pledge to manage influx of refugees. More>>

Girl's mother thankful Trump spoke of abduction in UN speech

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The mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea is thankful Trump mentioned her in his U.N. speech and hopes it could be a chance for a breakthrough. More>>

AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach

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NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results. More>>

The Latest: Kenya Supreme Court says why it nixed poll

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Kenya Supreme Court delivers its full judgment on why it annulled the presidential elections. More>>

The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea Video included

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President Donald Trump is opening his maiden address in front of the United Nationals General Assembly by praising his accomplishments in office so far. More>>

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

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Toys R Us, pioneering big box toy retailer, says it has filed voluntarily for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More>>

In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea Video included

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Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers. More>>

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake Video included

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The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1 It says the epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. More>>

226 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico Video included

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A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing buildings to sway sickeningly. More>>

As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on Hezbollah

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With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region. More>>

The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech sounded warlike

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French President Emmanuel Macron says he isn't about to quit trying to convince President Donald Trump to reverse himself on his decision to exit the climate accords _ and thinks he will succeed. More>>

Global differences abound as leaders address UN Video included

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President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. _ but discussions will be dominated by tough challenges like North Korea and Myanmar's Muslim minority. More>>

Hurricane Maria thrusts Dominica leader into spotlight

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A dramatic series of social media posts at the height of Hurricane Maria have put the spotlight on the prime minister of the small Caribbean island of Dominica. More>>

Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar's map

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Rights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar's Maungdaw township; other townships also damaged. More>>

Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions

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Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. More>>

Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him 'Hitler'

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President Donald Trump has singled out Venezuela in a speech to the U.N. as a threat to democratic principles alongside North Korea, Iran and Syria. More>>

Police: Third arrest made in London subway attack

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British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the bomb that partially exploded on a London subway last week. More>>

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions

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Rights groups are critical of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's defense of her country's conduct in violence that has driven out more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasai region

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Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasais, blames unrest on 'terrorist militia'. More>>

Norway's massive wealth fund hits $1 trillion in value

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Norway's sovereign petrodollar wealth fund hits "milestone" $1 trillion in value, beating all expectations since 1996 establishment. More>>

Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, says Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the low level of trust between the two former Cold War foes. More>>

Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more jail time

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Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more jail time. More>>

Al-Qaida-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops

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Insurgents led by an al-Qaida-linked group have launched one of their widest offensives yet against Syrian pro-government forces, which responded with heavy airstrikes targeting hospitals and first responders. More>>

Ex-head of Vatican hospital justifies apartment renovations

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The ex-president of the Vatican's children's hospital has defended spending nearly a half million euros in hospital donations to renovate a cardinal's apartment, saying the investment would have brought new donations. More>>

Italy urges more patrols, punishment after spate of rapes

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Officials are calling for increased police patrols and new laws to punish perpetrators after a spate of rapes around Italy. More>>

Pope overhauls key institute to reflect his vision of family

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Pope Francis has overhauled the Vatican institute most closely associated with the conservative sexual morals promoted by St. John Paul II, saying it was necessary to adapt and expand its mission to address the reality of today's Catholics. More>>

Wallenberg relatives vow to appeal Russian court ruling

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Relatives of Raoul Wallenberg say they will appeal a Russian court's move to turn down their lawsuit asking the KGB's successor to provide full information about the Swedish diplomat who disappeared after helping 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust. More>>

Czech zoo burns rhino horns, condemns auction in SAfrica

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A zoo in the Czech Republic has burned its stockpiles to rhino horn with an estimated black market value of more than $2 million in a protest against a controversial auction of rhino horn in South Africa. More>>

Motorists trapped as suspicious object shuts main UK highway

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Hundreds of motorists have been stuck for hours on one of Britain's main highways after it was closed due to a "suspicious object.". More>>

UN report says 40 million in 'modern slavery' in 2016

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U.N. agencies and partners say some 40 million people were ensnared by modern slavery last year, decrying a scourge that disproportionately affects women and girls. More>>

The Latest: UN head says nuclear threat at high level

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning the world's leaders that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings.". More>>

Russian navy launches barrage of cruise missiles in drills

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The Russian military says its warships have test-fired cruise missiles in an exercise that comes along with weeklong war games held by Russia and Belarus. More>>

Roads near Frankfurt Airport to close for WWII bomb removal

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German authorities say they will be shutting down some roads to traffic near the Frankfurt Airport after the discovery of a World War II-era bomb during construction work. More>>

Germany arrests 2 Islamic State suspects in Berlin

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Federal prosecutors say two Iraqi men have been arrested in the German capital on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization and war crimes as part of the Islamic State group in their home country. More>>

At least 65 skulls found so far at a mass grave in Bosnia

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Bosnian forensic experts find mass grave hiding remains of at least 65 victims of country's 1992-95 war. More>>

Stanislav Petrov, who averted nuclear war, dies at 77

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Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "The man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war has died. More>>

Senate panel backs Trump's pick for US envoy to Afghanistan

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan. More>>

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