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Boys say they dug holes in cave to try to save themselves Video included

The 12 soccer players and their coach who were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand made their first public appearance Wednesday, smiling and waving and sharing details of their frightening ordeal. 

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Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

President Donald Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn't see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections.

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Trump, Putin meeting privately in Helsinki

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President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting privately, joined only by translators, in the Finnish Presidential Palace.

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Thai boys trapped in a cave mourn Navy SEAL who died during rescue

The 12 boys who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks paid tribute to the Navy SEAL who lost his life during the rescue operation.

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Russia denounces US indicting 12 intel officers for DNC hacking in Mueller probe

Russia's Foreign Ministry is denouncing the United States' indictment of 12 alleged military intelligence agents accused of hacking into Democratic accounts in the 2016 US elections.

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All 12 boys, their coach rescued from Thai cave Video included

Thailand's navy SEALs say all 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in far northern Thailand, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks. 

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The Latest: Kim crosses border to meet South Korea's Moon

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made history by crossing over to the southern side of the world's most heavily armed border to meet rival South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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Police believe Shanghai crash was accidental

Shanghai police say a minivan crash downtown is believed to be an accident and not an attack and say the driver was smoking while transporting gas tanks through the heart of the Chinese financial hub.

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Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago. 

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North Korea slams Trump's claim of diplomatic success

North Korea has slammed President Donald Trump's claim that it was his strong position toward Pyongyang that set the stage for the first high-level North-South talks in more than two years

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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

Saudi Arabia says it will allow women to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

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Death toll from Mexican earthquake rises to 149

The head of Mexico's civil defense agency says the nationwide death toll from Tuesday's earthquake has risen to 149.

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Swiss state blocks cyberattack, but another hits contractor

  GENEVA (AP) -- 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.  

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Champagne on ice: London Fashion Week off and running

   LONDON (AP) -- London is stepping into its role as style capital with the opening of Fashion Week.   

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ABC reports at least 3 dead in Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma lashed the Caribbean today, causing at least three deaths, while farther north in the U.S., Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are facing states of emergency as residents brace for the monster storm.

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Paris tourism group reports 10-year high for hotel stays

         PARIS (AP) -- The Paris region registered 16.4 million hotel guests during the first half of the year, a 10-year high following a plunge in tourism after the 2015 terror attacks in the French capital.  

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Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump after Senate approval

The Senate voted decisively on Thursday to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the popular bill to President Donald Trump for his signature after weeks of intense negotiations. 

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French Spiderman climbs 29-story Spanish hotel without ropes

French urban climber Alain Robert has scaled a 29-story hotel in Barcelona with his bare hands and in just 20 minutes.

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8 dead, 11 injured after moderate quake in far western China

BEIJING (AP) -- State media say a moderate but shallow earthquake in the far west of China has killed eight people and injured 11 others.

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Far-right Le Pen, centrist Macron advance in French election that has consequences for Europe: projections

Far-right populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron appear to have won today's first-round vote in the French presidential election, exit polling suggests.

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US intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast

U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) confirmed Tuesday that two Russian TU-95 bombers were intercepted off the coast of Alaska on Monday evening.

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Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has declined to label China a currency manipulator despite President Donald Trump's insistent pledge during the election campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office. 

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The Latest: Russia vetoes UN condemnation of Syria attack

BEIRUT (AP) -- Russia has vetoed a Western-backed Security Council resolution that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation. 

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Syria chemical attack death toll surpasses 80

BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian monitoring group says the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on the northern town of Khan Sheikhoun has risen to 86.

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UPDATE: Trump: subway bombing is 'terrible thing'

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President Donald Trump calls the deadly bomb blast on a Russian subway train "absolutely a terrible thing."

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Police killing exposes anger, fear of Chinese in France

Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community.

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Board to Puerto Rico: Cut pension system, impose furloughs

A federal control board on Monday said Puerto Rico's government needs to cut its public pension system by 10 percent, furlough tens of thousands of its workers and eliminate Christmas bonuses if it cannot generate other types of savings amid a nearly decade-long recession. 

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Takata pleads guilty to fraud in air bag case

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge and agreed to pay $1 billion for a scheme to conceal a deadly defect in millions of its air bag inflators. 

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Suspect ID'd in Quebec City Mosque Shooting; Motive Not Clear

Alexandre Bissonnette has been identified as the suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night that killed six and injured eight others, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Quebec said.

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Trump proposes big export tax, triggering fight with Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Twitter today that he canceled a scheduled meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, just one day after Trump signed an executive order calling for the launch of plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Official: Mexico's President 'Considering' Scrapping US Trip

Mexico's president is "considering" canceling next week's visit to Washington following President Donald Trump's order to begin construction of a wall between the two countries, a senior official said Wednesday.

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Mexico says drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzaman extradited to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's government says it has extradited drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking and other charges.

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33 die in prison, days after 60 killed

Brazilian authorities say that at least 33 prisoners have died in a penitentiary in the northern state of Roraima -- adding to 60 deaths reported at other prisons.

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2 blasts reported outside airport in Somalia's capital

The African Union mission in Somalia is reporting two loud explosions outside Mogadishu's international airport. 

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Berlin terror suspect shot and killed in Milan

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The chief suspect in the deadly terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin has been shot and killed.

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Death toll in quake rises to 25 in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The chief of the district nearest the epicenter of a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday says 25 people have been killed in that district alone.

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Japanese Prime Minister to Make Historic First Visit to Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with President Obama later this month.

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Turkey: Fire at dormitory for girls kills 12, injures 22

ISTANBUL (AP) -- A Turkish governor and state-run media say a fire at a student dormitory for girls in the southern town of Aladag has killed 12 people and wounded 22 others. 

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Peru's Machu Picchu tourist train suspended for protest

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A local protest has temporarily suspended train service taking tourists to the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, the most visited place in Peru.

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Heavy Fighting as Iraqi Troops Drive Deeper Into Mosul

Iraqi special forces launched a two-pronged assault deeper into Mosul's urban center on Friday, unleashing the most intense street battles against Islamic.

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Ukrainian man renames himself iPhone 7 to win the phone

A Ukrainian man has officially changed his name to iPhone 7 after an electronics store offered the latest Apple product to the first five people who do that. 

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UN says IS reportedly using 'human shields'

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on the fighting in Iraq (all times local):    1:45 p.m. The United Nations' human rights office says the Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of civilians in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul as "human shields."

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Quake shakes central Italy

ROME (AP) -- There are reports of damage to buildings after a 5.4 magnitude quake rattled central Italy today.

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4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park

Four people have been killed in an accident at a popular theme park on Australia's east coast.

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Dozens of police trainees killed in attack in Pakistan

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At least 59 people are dead following an hours-long attack by a group of militants, including suicide bombers who stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta.

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5 dead in plane crash in Malta

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- Malta's government says the small plane that crashed in a fireball soon after takeoff, killing all five crew members aboard, had been heading to Libya's coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government. The twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner exploded into a huge ball of flame and smoke shortly after takeoff Monday morning.

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Cameroon says at least 53 dead after crowded train derails

ESEKA, Cameroon (AP) -- Cameroon's transport minister says at least 53 people have died after a train overloaded with passengers derailed along the route that links the country's two major cities. 

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Lunar Rainbow Photographed in Lightning Storm in England

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A man captured a photo of a rare and beautiful "moonbow" during a lightning storm in the English countryside this weekend.

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Report shows big increase in people seeking asylum on border

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people have sought asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border in the last two years, a dramatic increase. 

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Russia suspends cooperative nuclear research deal with US

Russia has suspended an agreement with the United States on research cooperation in the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest move underlining worsening tensions between Washington and Moscow.

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Trucker hauling milk hits, kills cow near Vermont farm

Authorities in Vermont say a New Hampshire truck driver hauling milk struck and killed a cow over the weekend. 

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Kim Kardashian West Held Up at Gunpoint in Paris Hotel Room

Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room on Sunday night, according to a spokesperson.

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Obama arrives in Israel for Peres funeral

President Barack Obama has arrived in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres.

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Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people

The World Health Organization says more than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer.

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Clinton, Trump to meet with Netanyahu on Sunday

Benjamin Netanyahu's office says the Israeli prime minister will meet separately with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday.

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115 bodies pulled from the waters after Egypt boat tragedy

ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) -- A senior Egyptian official says a total of 115 bodies were pulled out of the waters off the Egyptian coast, three days after hundreds of migrants heading to Europe drowned. Mohammed Sultan, the governor of Beheira province, told The Associated Press that dozens more are feared dead.

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Call from Barnstaple, UK, stumps police in Barnstable, Mass.

Police in Barnstable, Massachusetts, were stumped when a woman from a nearly identically named town in the United Kingdom called to report a car crash. 

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Saint's heart goes on display for 1st time outside Italy

The heart of a celebrated Roman Catholic saint is being publicly displayed this week -- the first time the religious relic has left Italy. 

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Monitoring group: 12 dead in airstrike on convoy

BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian activist monitoring group says that 12 aid workers and truck drivers were killed when their humanitarian aid convoy was hit by airstrikes in Aleppo province. 

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Security prompts Britain to close Turkish embassy for day

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Britain says it's embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara will be closed on Friday for security reasons.

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Official: Death toll in Tanzania earthquake rises to 17

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) -- A Tanzanian official says the number of people killed following an earthquake in the Lake Victoria region over the weekend has risen to 17. 

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US flies bombers over S.Korea in show of force against North

The United States has flown nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its fifth nuclear test and also to settle rattled nerves in the South.

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US Sailor Gives Birth Aboard Aircraft Carrier in Persian Gulf

A U.S. sailor is doing fine after giving birth to a baby she said she didn't know was expecting aboard a Navy aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf on Sunday.

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Saudi air defense shoots down missile fired from Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen says Saudi air defense forces have shot down a ballistic missile fired at the kingdom from Yemen. 

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UN Security Council condemns North Korea test

The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest nuclear test and says it will start discussions on "significant measures" against Pyongyang including new sanctions.

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Cuba says Obama's easing of embargo hasn't helped economy

Cuba's top diplomat says President Barack Obama's easing of the U.S. trade embargo on the country has had virtually no positive effect for its economy.

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US woman recovering in Thailand after fending off attacker

An American woman is in a hospital in Thailand with a broken spine, after police say she tumbled down a 150-foot cliff trying to escape a man who was allegedly trying to sexually assault her.

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Newton makes landfall in mainland Mexico

Newton is now a tropical storm as it makes landfall on Mexico's mainland.

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US commits $90M for unexploded bombs in Laos

President Barack Obama is opening a historic visit to Laos.

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2,600 Migrants Rescued in the Mediterranean Sea

Around 2,600 migrants were saved in the Mediterranean Sea today in several rescue operations, according to the Italian Coast Guard. MOAS, the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, a Malta-based foundation that provides search and rescue at sea, assisted in the rescue of at least 354 migrants.

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Barking dog found alive in rubble 9 days after Italy's quake

Firefighters have rescued a Golden Retriever from a pile of quake rubble after they heard the dog barking, nine days after the temblor struck central Italy.

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JetBlue set to take off on historic flight to Cuba

The first scheduled commercial flight from the United States to Cuba in more than a half century will take off this morning with 150 people on board. 

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Why Apple Was Taxed $14.5 Billion for Ireland, Which Doesn't Want the Money

The staggering result of three-year investigation into Apple’s tax dealings in Europe was announced today: an order from the European Union to pay $14.5 billion in back taxes to the government of Ireland, where Apple has run its European operations.

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Egypt approves law on churches despite Christian opposition

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state news agency says parliament has approved a first-ever law to regulate the construction of churches despite opposition from rights groups and Coptic Christian leaders.

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The Latest: Ireland says Apple hasn't dodged any taxes

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Ireland's tax collection agency, the Revenue Commissioners, insists that Apple hasn't dodged a penny of lawfully calculated tax in Ireland. The Revenue Commissioner chairman, Niall Cody, says the overarching problem is "mismatches between different countries' tax rules."

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Canada victims died of bolt, arrow wounds and strangulation

TORONTO (AP) -- Detectives investigating a triple homicide in which two men died of crossbow bolt and arrow injuries and one woman was strangled are trying to determine what motivated the attack at a Toronto home.

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Mexico's Top Police Chief out After Execution Allegations

Mexico's president has dismissed the chief of the federal police less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police executed suspected drug cartel members.

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Kerry: 'Clarity' achieved with Russia on Syria truce steps

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov "have achieved clarity" on a path to restore a truce in Syria but details remain to be worked out.

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Death toll rises to 281 in Italian earthquake

Italian authorities say the death toll in central Italy's devastating earthquake has risen to 281.

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Ashes of Polish Battle of Britain ace return home for burial

The ashes of Polish fighter ace Capt. Kazimierz Sporny, who is credited with downing at least five enemy planes in the World War II Battle of Britain, have been brought from London to western Poland for a military burial.

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At least 1 dead in American University attack in Kabul

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The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul came under assault today, as security forces exchanged gunfire with the attackers.

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Colombia to hold Oct. 2 plebiscite on peace deal with FARC

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he will hold a plebiscite Oct. 2 for citizens to vote on a peace deal with the country's biggest rebel group.

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Obama Tweets Congratulations to Team USA as Rio Olympics Close

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An ebullient President Obama took to Twitter to congratulate Team USA as the 2016 Rio Olympics came to a close on Sunday night.

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Woman sentenced for exporting US military gear to China

A California woman has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for illegally exporting U.S. military gear to China including jet fighter engines and a drone aircraft.

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Suicide bombers hit Libyan troops in Sirte, kill at least 8

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's pro-government forces say suicide bombers detonated two cars near their forces in the Islamic State group's former stronghold city of Sirte, killing at least eight.

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Michael Bloomberg named World Health Organization ambassador

The World Health Organization has appointed billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg as a global ambassador to help spur governments and donors to tackle prevalent diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease.

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Turkey offers joint anti-IS strikes with Russia

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the developments in civil war (all times local) 2:20 p.m.: Turkey's foreign minister says his country has called on Russia to carry out joint operations against the Islamic State group in Syria.

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Former monk convicted of child abuse in Germany

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A German court has convicted a former monk and religion teacher of sexually assaulting a boarding student at a Benedictine monastery in the southern state of Bavaria more than a decade ago...

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Russia declares daily cease-fires in Aleppo to allow aid

The Russian military says fighting in Aleppo will cease for three hours daily to allow humanitarian aid deliveries...

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French terror suspect tells court he's a victim of injustice

A French citizen with ties to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris has told a court in Bulgaria he is a victim of injustice...

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The dark side of orphanage 'voluntourism' in Nepal that's putting children at risk

Kathmandu, Nepal, a city nestled in the shadow of the Himalayas, is a mecca for mountain climbers and spiritual seekers alike.

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Several dozen shot dead in weekend protests across Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- An opposition leader and Amnesty International say several dozen people were shot dead in weekend protests across Ethiopia as frustration with the government grows.

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Northern Ireland police find cache of weapons, explosives

LONDON (AP) -- Police say they have uncovered a stash of guns, pipe bombs and explosives linked to Irish Republican Army dissidents.

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Ukrainian hackers leak IDs, personal data of journalists

MOSCOW (AP) -- A Ukrainian nationalist website has published an email archive with copies of IDs and personal data of Ukrainian and international journalists.

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Spanish Couple Wins Battle to Call Son "Wolf"

Spanish officials have relented and say a couple who started an online petition to be allowed call their newborn son the Spanish word for "Wolf" will now be permitted to do so.

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Tropical Storm Earl expected to become hurricane by landfall

MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say Tropical Storm Earl is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before it makes landfall. 

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Official says car bombing in eastern Libya kills 23 people

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says he has withdrawn lawsuits against about 1,500 people, including opposition politicians, journalists and writers, for insulting him or his office.

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Fighting between Turkish forces, Kurdish rebels kills 43

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Authorities say fighting between Turkish forces and Kurdish rebels in the restive southeast of the country has killed eight Turkish soldiers and 35 Kurdish fighters.

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Moderate quake near east coast of Japan

A moderately strong earthquake with an initial magnitude of 5.4 has struck near the East Coast of Honshu Japan.

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Pope Francis: The World's at War, but Not a War of Religions

(ABC) -- The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France.

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Turkey orders 47 newspaper journalists, executives detained

Authorities on Wednesday issued warrants for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists of Zaman newspaper, allegedly associated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government says is behind Turkey's July 15 failed coup. 

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The Latest: Italian plea: 'sainthood now' for slain priest

 PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy.

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Niece of Thai Army Torture Victim Sued for Internet Postings

(ABC) -- The niece of an army conscript who was tortured to death by soldiers was arrested Tuesday on a complaint filed by the Thai military over her internet postings.

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Romania: hang glider dumps contraband cigarettes in field

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian border police have confiscated thousands of packs of cigarettes which apparently were dropped in a field from a powered hang glider.

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Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck Chile's north-central region but authorities say no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami. 

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UN, US, Russia plan 'fairly high-level' meeting on Syria

GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. official says a "fairly high-level" meeting of diplomats from Russia, the United States and the United Nations is planned in Geneva next week to discuss Syria's conflict.

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R.I.P.: The world's last VCR will be manufactured this month

Funai Electric, the world's last known VCR manufacturer, says it will cease production of video-cassette recorders this month.

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Ugandan-led rebel group steps up attacks in Central Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A watchdog organization says a Ugandan-led rebel group operating in Central Africa abducted 498 civilians and killed 17 others in the first half this year.

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UN appeals for $204 million for hungry in southern African

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. food agency has declared its highest-level emergency in drought-stricken southern Africa and is appealing for $204 million immediately to purchase food and transport it to the region to help millions of hungry people.

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3 dead in shooting in central England town

LONDON (AP) -- Police say a man shot two women dead and then used the shotgun to kill himself in a quiet eastern England town. 

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Libya militia downs helicopter, killing 2 French troops

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Officials in Libya say that an Islamist militia has shot down a helicopter outside the eastern city of Benghazi, killing two French special forces troops who were onboard.

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ISIS claims responsibility for German train attack by axe-wielding teenage refugee

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on board a train in Germany Tuesday that left three people seriously injured, according to the terrorist group's news agency. 

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Police kill attacker who slashed passengers on German train

 BERLIN (AP) -- Police say multiple people have been injured after a man slashed them on a train in southern Germany before being shot to death by police.

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Station master says delays caused confusion before crash

MILAN (AP) -- Italian media say a station master has acknowledged giving the green light to one of the commuter trains that collided head-on in southern Italy, but protests that he didn't bear sole responsibility for the crash that killed at least 23 people.

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Egypt displays oldest papyrus, accounts on pyramid-builders

CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has put on display the country's oldest papyruses, which date back 4,500 years, detailing the daily life of the pyramid-builders.

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France temporarily closes missions in Turkey over threat

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- France has canceled French National Day receptions in Turkey and temporarily closed down diplomatic missions for security reasons. The French Consul in Istanbul, Muriel Domenach, said Wednesday on Twitter that there would be no July 14 Bastille Day celebrations at French diplomatic missions in the cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.  She did not specify the nature of the threat but said officials were in contact with the Turkish authorities. The consula... More>>

US expels 2 Russians after US diplomat attacked in Moscow

The State Department says the U.S. has expelled two Russian officials in response to an attack on an American diplomat by a Russian policeman in Moscow last month.

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1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental US

Utah health officials say a person infected with Zika has died, and while the exact cause is unclear, it marks the first death related to the virus in the continental U.S.

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Iran hopes to join project to produce nuclear fusion power

Iran is hoping to join an international project in southern France that seeks to build the first machine to generate significant amounts of energy using nuclear fusion, which is considered a clean, safe and virtually limitless form of nuclear power.

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Philippine president blames US, UK for Middle East violence

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The new Philippine president has blamed U.S. intervention for the bloody conflicts in Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries in his latest critical remark against Manila's closest security ally.

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South Pole rescue pilots: It was dark, cold and no big deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The rescue flight of two sick Americans from a remote South Pole station sounds daring to the outside world.

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Cuba warns of energy problems, cuts some work hours

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban officials are warning of tough times in the energy sector, with authorities ordering power-saving measures and some state entities reducing hours of operation.

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Canadian PM invites royal family to visit Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A spokeswoman says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has sent an official invitation to William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family, to visit Canada whenever their schedules permit. 

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Too dangerous to talk? Some cities explore 911 texting

More police departments are exploring technology that would allow 911 emergency dispatchers to receive text messages, photos and videos in real time from people who need help. 

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Albanian Parliament tol vote on judicial reform package

Though lacking the support from the opposition, the Albanian Parliament has passed a plan to bring a judicial reform package to a vote next month, a dangerous move that could bring down the government.

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Canada task force to study marijuana legalization

Canada is launching a task force to study the regulation of recreational marijuana ahead of a legalization measure the government plans to send to parliament in the Spring of 2007.

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250 ISIS Militants Killed in US Airstrikes, Officials Say

(ABC) -- Hundreds of ISIS militants were killed in a series of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes Wednesday that targeted two large vehicle convoys fleeing the western Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, according to U.S. officials.

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Kuwait residential fire kills 9 Asians, injures more than 25

KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A Kuwaiti fire official says nine Asian residents have been killed in a house fire in the oil-rich Gulf country. Fire Service Directorate spokesman Khalil al-Ameer told The Associated Press that six of those killed in Thursday's blaze were from a single family.

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Flights resume from US to Istanbul airport

A stoppage of flights to and from the United States and Istanbul Ataturk Airport lasted several hours but has been lifted, said a U.S. official who spoke on background to discuss sensitive security issues. 

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The Latest: At least 31 people dead in Turkey airport attack

ISTANBUL (AP) --  A Turkish official says two attackers have blown themselves up at Istanbul's Ataturk airport after police fire at them. Turkey's NTV television is quoting Istanbul's governor as saying 28 people were killed at the city's airport and some 60 people wounded.

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Police say multiple injuries in Toronto-area house explosion

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) -- Police report multiple injuries after a house exploded west of Toronto in Mississauga, Ontario. Peel Regional Police said Tuesday that the extent of the injuries isn't known.

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US, Istanbul Flights Temporarily Suspended After Terrorist Attack

(ABC) -- In the wake of a terrorist attack that left at least 28 dead and 60 injured at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, all scheduled flights between the United States and Istanbul have been temporarily suspended while officials sort out the incident in Turkey, a senior U.S. official told ABC News today.

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Iran's Guard clashes with Kurds, 14 dead

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's semi-official Fars news agency says the Revolutionary Guard has killed 11 Kurdish insurgents and lost three of its own in two days of fighting.

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Turkish President Apologizes for Downing of Russian Jet

(ABC) -- Turkey's president has apologized for the downing of a Russian military jet at the Syrian border, the Kremlin said Monday, an unexpected move that could open the way for easing a bitter strain in Russia-Turkey ties.

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10 Hurt When Roller Coaster Crashes Near Children's Attraction at Scottish Theme Park

The incident occurred this morning at M&D's theme park in Motherwell, about a half-hour from Glasglow, according to the Lanarkshire, Scotland, police.

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Potential MH370 debris found on island off African coast

 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian official says aircraft wreckage potentially from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found on an island off the east African coast.

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A-bomb survivor Obama hugged trusts promise will be kept

TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima who was hugged by President Barack Obama during a recent visit to the city says he still trusts the president's promise to work toward a nuclear-free world.

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United Kingdom Awaits Brexit Results After Polls Close

(ABC) -- A nervous United Kingdom awaits the results of the Brexit referendum -- deciding whether the country should leave the European Union -- after the polls closed at 10 p.m. local time, but the final tally won't be announced for hours.

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Argentina calls for Falklands negotiations, Britain says no

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