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The Latest: Trump notes Puerto Rico devastation _ and debt

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The top Democrat in the House is calling upon President Donald Trump to deploy the military to help with the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. More>>

Feds rush aid to Puerto Rico amid growing pleas for help

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Federal agencies ramp up their response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico as the Trump administration seeks to blunt criticism its response to Hurricane Maria has been less than for other recent storms. More>>

Fight over young immigrants ensnares aviation bill

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Democratic leaders demanded on Monday that the House take up a bill to help hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants stay in the United State. More>>

The Latest: Cowboys kneel _ but before the national anthem

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President Donald Trump says his criticism of football players who kneel during the national anthem "has nothing to do with race." Trump is siding with fans who joined him in criticizing football players who kneel during the national anthem. More>>

Trump's new travel ban: Third time the charm?

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Trump imposes new travel restrictions on more than half-a-dozen counties as travel ban expires. More>>

US says it's not pushing for regime change in North Korea

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The Trump administration says it is not advocating regime change in North Korea after the U.S president tweeted that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer". More>>

North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

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North Korea's foreign minister says Trump's tweet was a declaration of war against his country. More>>

NBA players express frustration with Trump's words

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LeBron James' record-setting tweet made it clear: Politics will be part of the dialogue at NBA media days. More>>

Q&A: Why Japan's Prime Minister Abe is calling an election

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Q&A: Why Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election, and what's at stake. More>>

Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

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U.S. contractors operating in Iraq have accused Baghdad of strong-arm tactics to force them to pay tax bills, a practice they've warned the Trump administration is undermining the mission to defeat the Islamic State extremists. More>>

Classified US spy satellite launched from California

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A U.S. spy satellite atop an Atlas V rocket blasted off on a classified mission Saturday night from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. More>>

The Latest: US 'deeply disappointed' by Iraqi Kurds vote

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The Latest: Turkey says it doesn't recognize Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad. More>>

Government wants foreign surveillance authority renewed

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Intelligence and law enforcement officials are lobbying Congress to let them keep doing surveillance on foreign targets abroad. More>>

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

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The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. More>>

Pakistani cricket star Khan criticizes US's Afghan policy

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A cricket legend who may be Pakistan's future prime minister says the United States should stop trying to destroy the Taliban and instead talk to them with help from Pakistan. More>>

The Latest: Supreme Court cancels arguments

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North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the North Asian country already under severe sanctions. More>>

Defense Department: Hurricane relief around-the-clock

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Defense Department: Hurricane relief now going on around-the-clock in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands. More>>

Church used unemployment scam to stoke funds, ex-members say

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Church's divine plan to beat the recession and keep tithes flowing in involved filing fraudulent unemployment claims at companies owned by congregants, former followers say. More>>

US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern Syria

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U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria have accused Russia of bombing their positions in a major natural gas field they recently captured from Islamic State militants. More>>

Pelosi: Deploy military to ease crisis in Puerto Rico

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House Speaker Paul Ryan promises that Washington will make sure that the people of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico will "have what they need.". More>>

The Latest: HRW says US-led coalition Syria strike killed 84

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An international human rights group says two airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on northern Syria earlier this year killed 84 civilians, including 30 children. More>>

Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals

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The Army is trying new ways to help deal with an embarrassing number of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers. More>>

Trump's travel ban unlikely to affect North Korea

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North Korea hasn't reacted yet to newly announced U.S. travel restrictions, but they are largely a symbolic measure for the country already under severe sanctions because of its nuclear weapons program. More>>

US military kills 17 ISIS militants in Libya airstrikes

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Military officials say 17 ISIS militants were killed in six airstrikes in Libya on Friday. More>>

Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee Myanmar

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The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is "the most urgent refugee emergency in the world" right now. More>>

Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

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President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries sunsets Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. More>>

President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games Video included

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President Donald Trump's comments about firing NFL players who kneel during the national anthem incited a huge increase in such protests. More>>

Russia general killed in Syria fighting

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Russia's Defense Ministry says a general has been killed in fighting in Syria. More>>

Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers

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The United Nations mission in Mali says 3 peacekeepers have been killed, 5 others wounded injured in an attack on a convoy. More>>

Woman dies in northern Greece after deep dive

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Authorities in Greece say that a Bulgarian woman has been killed and her husband hospitalized after diving to a great depth off northern Greece's coast. More>>

Pelosi trusts Trump to keep his word on young immigrants

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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she trusts President Donald Trump to keep his word and support legislation to protect from deportation young immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who came here as children. More>>

Airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo despite ceasefire

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A Syrian war monitoring group says airstrikes have targeted rural Aleppo for the first time in months since a cease-fire has taken hold in the province. More>>

Iran strikes IS bases on Syria-Iraq border with drones

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Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's elite Revolutionary Guard has targeted bases belonging to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria with drone strikes. More>>

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

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It's a show of American military might to North Korea _ the United States says it flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century. More>>

US first lady to Invictus athletes: 'Bring home the gold'

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Melania Trump is set to take her biggest step yet as first lady. She's embarking on her first solo trip and leading the U.S. delegation to an international sporting event in Toronto for wounded service members. More>>

Trump points to Iran missile test in criticizing nuke deal

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Trump is pointing to a reported missile test by Iran to renew his criticism of the nuclear agreement it reached with the U.S. and other nations. More>>

The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might

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The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. More>>

South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

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South Korea's weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. More>>

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

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New, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries could be part of next version of Trump's travel ban. More>>

Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

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Syria's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that his country is "marching steadily" toward the goal of rooting out terrorism _ and "victory is now within reach.". More>>

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

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Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. More>>

The Latest: Iraq recaps opposition to planned Kurdish vote

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North Korea's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump's insult calling leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man" makes "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more.". More>>

Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear Video included

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They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation. More>>

Paratrooper becomes 1st French casualty in anti-IS coalition

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A French paratrooper died in combat while fighting extremists in the Mideast as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, in what appeared to be the first official French casualty in the operation. More>>

US-backed SDF says it took Syria's largest gas field from IS

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Senior official with U.S.-backed SDF says his fighters have captured the country's largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province Syrian that borders Iraq. More>>

Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies

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A U.S. trade commission is preparing to consider whether to recommend tariffs on imported solar panels. 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>>

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>>

US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. 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>>

Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

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President Donald Trump is weighing the next steps of his controversial travel ban. More>>

Ann Coulter says she won't attend Berkeley free speech event

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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter says she's not coming to "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley, amid growing signs the event could fizzle. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt US solar industry

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Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two US solar manufacturers say the flood of imports has led to bankruptcy and layoffs. More>>

The Latest: In AP tally, 21 states confirmed hacking targets

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The AP has confirmed 19 states that say their election systems were targeted by hackers last year. 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>>

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>>

Does NKorean H-bomb threat push US closer to war? Video included

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In wake of fiery military threats again North Korea, Trump piles on new economic sanctions. 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>>

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>>

Kin of fallen Japan soldiers pay respects at Pearl Harbor

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Dozens of descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in World War II have arrived in Hawaii to pay respects to American war dead. 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>>

'Stronger,' new movie about marathon bombing, hits theaters

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A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide. More>>

Stocks subdued amid North Korea concerns, European data

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World stock markets fall as investors turn cautious following new U.S. sanctions targeting North Korea, China credit rating downgrade. 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: 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>>

US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

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The U.S. says American and Russia military leaders have met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session in Syria or nearby to discuss increasing tensions around a remaining Islamic State stronghold in Syria. More>>

Trump, Turkish president meet with 'many issues' to discuss

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President Donald Trump heaps praise on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been criticized for a crackdown following an attempted coup last year. 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>>

The Latest: Kim says Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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President Donald Trump is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday about the ongoing North Korea crisis. More>>

In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

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A top U.S. national security official says President Donald Trump will work to build business ties between the U.S. and other nations during the United Nations General Assembly next week.

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Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower last year. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Leaders to tech firms at UN: Remove terror posts in 2 hours

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The leaders of Britain, France and Italy want internet companies to aim to remove postings that promote terrorism within just one to two hours. 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>>

California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

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California's attorney general has sued the Trump administration over its plan to construct a wall along the country's border with Mexico. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Democrats want closer look at Price's private jet travel

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price can't always fly commercial, spokeswoman says. 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>>

Defense: Man accused of terror plot an 'idiot,' not fighter

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A prosecutor and defense attorney have painted starkly different pictures of a Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger who angered Muslims when she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the administration's response to a meeting at Trump Tower last year. More>>

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

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The United States and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump's presidency, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. More>>

Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

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A federal appeals court hears arguments on whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in United States courts for shooting across the border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2010. 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>>

Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits

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The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States. 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>>

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>>

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>>

'Historic exodus' from Myanmar: US gives $32M for Rohingya

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The United States says it will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslims who have flooded out of Myanmar. More>>

Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran

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The White House says President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War. More>>

NCIS investigating corpsmen who called babies 'mini Satans'

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The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is now investigating two female Navy hospital corpsmen in Florida who posted Snapchat photos giving the middle finger to another baby with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans.". More>>

The Latest: Trump in New York, meets with world leaders

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry says the President Donald Trump's United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and in danger. More>>

Trump heard about Mideast peace as a boy, now wants to solve Video included

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President Donald Trump threatens the "total destruction'" of North Korea if the renegade nation does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons. More>>

Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

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Many in the country illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities. 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>>

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: 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis

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U.S. officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis. 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>>

Q&A: US, Mexican policies on arriving Haitians vary

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Questions and answers about US, Mexican policies on Haitians. 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>>

Family of killed sailors hear Navy describe strain on force

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The Navy's top officer says that although commanders are ultimately responsible for problems leading to two fatal ship collisions, a spike in naval operations and budget shortfalls strained his force and made it hard to do needed training and maintenance. More>>

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

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Government data shows suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas. 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>>

Veteran who fought library attacker among 18 Carnegie Heroes

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An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is among 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. 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>>

Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. has not attempted to shoot down any of North Korea's missiles -- including two that recently overflew Japan -- because they have not posed a direct threat. More>>

Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war

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Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war and their unwillingness to give up their belongings. More>>

Japan deploys missile interceptor near NKorea flight path

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Japan is deploying a mobile missile defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido following two recent North Korean missile flyovers. More>>

Military budget would swell under Senate bill

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U.S. military spending would swell under bill passed by Senate. More>>

Defending Myanmar, Suu Kyi says most Rohingya villages calm

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More than 10,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have marched toward Myanmar's embassy to protest the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. More>>

The Latest: Envoy says China understands Myanmar's efforts

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Suu Kyi says most Rohingya Muslim villages not affected by violence in Myanmar, invites diplomats to visit them. More>>

Mattis: Unclear if budget cuts play role in military crashes

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says senior military leaders are taking a close look at whether strict budget constraints have led to a recent rash of deadly training accidents. More>>

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

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The Senate is poised to pass a defense policy bill that calls for a $700 billion Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea's hostility and refuses to allow excess military bases to be closed. More>>

The Latest: North Korea's top diplomat heading to UN meeting

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The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims that U.N. officials have described as ethnic cleansing is getting early attention at the annual gathering of government leaders at the world body. More>>

The Latest: Ivanka Trump pursues her own agenda at UN

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President Donald Trump presses the need for reform at the United Nations as he makes his debut address to a session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. More>>

Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions

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Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions as part of sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet. More>>

New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says sexual abuse is problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations. More>>

Rohingya Muslims 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>>

UK police quiz 2 ex-foster children over London subway bomb

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British police are still holding two suspects in custody over the London subway blast as commuters head to work Monday in the first morning rush hour since the attack. More>>

French envoy at UN: Discord at highest level since Cold War

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France's foreign minister says dissention and conflict are at their highest level since the Cold War, while cooperation among nations has become more difficult. More>>

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea Video included

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South Korea says the U.S. military has flown powerful bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula in joint drills with South Korean warplanes. More>>

The Latest: Prime minister: 'Merciless' winds on Dominica

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The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Hurricane Maria has strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it headed toward the Caribbean. More>>

Putin attends military drills that worry Russia's neighbors

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending military maneuvers that have worried his country's neighbors. More>>

Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology class

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Students in Turkey are returning to school where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. More>>

As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

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International opinion is hardening against Myanmar as the U.S., Britain and other powers renew calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy. More>>

The Latest: Senate approves $700 billion defense policy bill

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The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that grants the Pentagon a $700 billion budget. More>>

Syrian troops battling IS cross river toward US-backed force

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Syrian troops battling the Islamic State group have crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour, securing their hold on the eastern city but threatening a potential standoff with U.S.-backed forces operating nearby. More>>

Photographer who died in Vietnam named honorary Marine

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A photographer from Wisconsin believed to be the first female American journalist killed in a war has become an honorary Marine. More>>

Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

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Iraq's Supreme Court temporarily suspends northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence due next week. More>>

Legal defense fund created for Michael Flynn in Russia probe

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The family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. More>>

The Latest: US says Syrian allies in touch with Assad forces

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition says their allies on the ground in Syria are keeping "open lines" of communication with President Bashar Assad's forces to avoid frictions between them as both wage offensives against the Islamic State group. More>>

Israel and US open first American military base in Israel

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Israel and the U.S. have inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil. More>>

Swiss state blocks cyberattack, but another hits contractor

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Switzerland's government says state cyber-experts detected and prevented an attempted cyberattack on the Swiss defense department, while another attack "disrupted" the systems of a contractor for the foreign affairs department. More>>

Pakistan: Attack at Afghan border kills 1, wounds 11

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A Pakistan government official says a suicide attack has killed one civilian and wounded 12 others attempting to target a paramilitary vehicle near the Chaman border crossing with Afghanistan. More>>

Trump: Fate of Iran nuclear deal hangs on tough UN policing

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U.S. President Donald Trump is warning that Washington will walk away from a nuclear deal it agreed to with Iran if it deems that the U.N. agency monitoring the agreement is not tough enough in monitoring it. More>>

The Latest: London bomb suspects fostered by British couple

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A local official and media reports say the two suspects arrested over last week's London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old believed to be from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple. More>>

Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria

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A Nigerian rescue official says that at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state. More>>

Turkey: Ex-newspaper managers, columnists go on trial

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Former managers and columnists of a newspaper in Turkey linked to a U.S.-based cleric have gone on trial, accused of supporting last year's failed coup. More>>

Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

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President Donald Trump says he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have discussed North Korea in their latest call, Trump tweets that he's asked Moon about "Rocket Man" _ an apparent reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

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The Marseille prosecutor's office says four young female U.S. tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille's main train station by a woman who has been arrested. More>>

UK lowers terror threat level as subway bomb probe advances

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London police say a second man has been arrested in connection with the London subway attack. More>>

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