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Libyan airstrikes target group attacking oil ports

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan forces say they have carried out airstrikes against a militia attacking key oil ports in the east. Ahmed al-Mesmari, a spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army, said the airstrikes late Sunday targeted fighters loyal to Ibrahim Jadhran, who are trying to seize the Ras...


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Bus crash in Poland kills 2 people, injures 27 retirees

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland say two people have been killed and at least 27 others injured when a bus carrying retirees on a seaside holiday veered of the road and into a grassy ditch in central Poland. The head of the regional firefighters, Janusz Halak said the crash took place...


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Macedonian police detain 25 after clashes in name protest

Macedonia Greece

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian authorities say seven policemen have been injured and 25 protesters detained during overnight clashes in the capital of Skopje, as demonstrators opposed to the name deal with Greece tried to push their way into parliament. The Interior Ministry said police used...


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Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

APTOPIX Japan Earthquake

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300. A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were...


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Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media reported Monday that an airstrike against pro-government forces in the far east of the country caused casualties, while Iraqi officials said 20 Shiite paramilitaries were killed just across the border. The Syrian state TV report said the airstrike occurred around...


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UN rights chief: US policy on migrant kids 'unconscionable'

Immigration Separated Families

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is urging the Trump administration to end new policies separating migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico, saying they’ve affected nearly 2,000 kids in the last six weeks. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein says it’s...


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Difficult Merkel allies mull next move in German migrant row

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BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies were expected Monday to decide how far to push in a dispute with the German leader over migration, a conflict that has escalated into a threat to her government. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back at its...


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Peace convoy arrives in Afghan capital after 40-day march

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Dozens of Afghans have arrived in Kabul after trekking across the country on foot calling for an end to the 17-year war. The Helmand Peace Convoy reached the capital on Monday after traveling more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) over nearly 40 days. The march began in the...


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Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

Colombia Presidential Election

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation’s peace process. The conservative Duque, the protege of a powerful former...


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Rebels shell village in central Yemen, killing 8 civilians

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Witnesses say Yemen’s Houthi rebels have shelled a village in the center of the country, killing at least eight civilians and wounding 15. Residents say the Iran-backed rebels bombarded the Haglan Maris village late Sunday, and that most of the dead belong to one family. They...


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