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Army firing kills Kashmir man during anti-India strike

APTOPIX India Kashmir Violence-1

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian soldiers fired at worshippers outside a mosque in disputed Kashmir on...

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The Latest: Turkey, Israel trade barbs over holy site

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The foreign ministries of Turkey and Israel are trading barbs over the crisis at a holy site in Jerusalem. Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman...


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Migrants in Germany suing government in increasing numbers

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN - The refugee wave that buffeted Germany in 2015 is now crashing down on the nation’s courts, as migrants seeking relief from the Syrian civil war challenge efforts by one of Europe’s most welcoming states to limit their rights. Some 250,000 asylum appeals are...


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Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights groups asked the Philippine president Wednesday to retract a threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning such an attack would constitute a war crime. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said...


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Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession

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JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. Ikrema Sabri, the head of the Supreme Islamic Committee, said that even after...


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Hop on! Wild rabbits surf on sheep to flee New Zealand flood

New Zealand Rabbits Surf Sheep

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to safety on their backs. Ferg Horne, 64, says he’s been farming since he left school at age 15 and has never seen anything quite...


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Fires force evacuation of 10,000 in 3 French Riviera towns

France Forest Fire

PARIS (AP) — The top official of France’s Var region on the Mediterranean coast says that 10,000 people were evacuated as blazes hopscotching around the Riviera tore through the town of La Londe-les-Maures. The prefecture said in a statement on Wednesday that a violent fire took off just before 11...


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AP Interview: China to lead in organ transplants by 2020

China Organ Transplants

BEIJING (AP) — China is on track to lead the world in organ transplant surgeries by 2020 following its abandonment of the much-criticized practice of using organs from executed prisoners, the architect of the country’s transplant program said Wednesday. Chairman of the China Organ Donation and...


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Vatican Cardinal Pell faces Australian court on sex charges

Australia Cardinal Charged

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Silent but defiant, Cardinal George Pell made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse, vowing through his lawyer to fight the allegations that have rocked Rome and threatened the pope’s image as a crusader against abusive clergy....


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Blind Aboriginal musician dies in Australia aged 46

Australia Obit Yunupingu

SYDNEY (AP) — A blind Aboriginal musician renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language with a heart-rending voice and a unique guitar-playing style has died, his recording label said Wednesday. He was 46. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, whose is now referred to by local media as Dr. G. Yunupingu...


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US ambassador calls for release of jailed Vietnam activist

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The U.S ambassador in Vietnam called on the Communist government Wednesday to release an activist who was sentenced to nine years in prison on what the envoy says are vague charges of propaganda against the state. Tran Thi Nga was convicted and sentenced in a one-day trial...


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