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Zimbabwe mourns Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's side

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — He was called the "sharpest thorn" in Robert Mugabe's side. Zimbabwe on Friday mourned Roy Bennett, a white founding member of the main opposition party who died Thursday with his wife, Heather, in a helicopter crash in the United States. 2018-01-18T23:31:00-05:00 2018-01-19T04:31:51-05:00
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A year after Jammeh's exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows

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BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The military intervention looked imminent. West African troops were poised to push into Gambia as Yahya Jammeh, the tiny nation's leader for more than 22 years, refused to cede power after losing elections. President-elect Adama Barrow had flown to safety in neighboring Senegal, where he was sworn in at the Gambian embassy with international support. 2018-01-18T23:21:00-05:00 2018-01-19T04:21:54-05:00
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Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8

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BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say the death toll from a storm that swept across the country has increased to at least eight. 2018-01-18T23:20:00-05:00 2018-01-19T04:20:43-05:00
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Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

2 hours 55 min ago
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day Friday. 2018-01-18T20:39:00-05:00 2018-01-19T01:39:58-05:00
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Zimbabwe mourns Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's side

2 hours 55 min ago
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — He was called the "sharpest thorn" in Robert Mugabe's side. Zimbabwe is mourning Roy Bennett, a white founding member of the main opposition party who died Thursday in a helicopter crash in the United States. 2018-01-18T21:47:00-05:00 2018-01-19T02:47:06-05:00
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Peru's indigenous await Pope Francis in scorching Amazon

3 hours 55 min ago
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that native leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem. 2018-01-18T19:08:00-05:00 2018-01-19T00:08:48-05:00
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In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests. 2018-01-18T19:11:00-05:00 2018-01-19T00:11:56-05:00
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Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

5 hours 55 min ago
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. 2018-01-18T18:16:00-05:00 2018-01-18T23:16:35-05:00
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New Zealand prime minister announces she's pregnant

5 hours 55 min ago
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's prime minister announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June. 2018-01-18T16:15:00-05:00 2018-01-18T21:15:14-05:00
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Defense stymied as trial resumes Monday in N. Korean murder

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's high-profile trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader resumes Monday after a seven-week recess, with defense lawyers saying their efforts have been stymied by missing links. 2018-01-18T15:17:00-05:00 2018-01-18T20:17:33-05:00
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Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:00
LONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. 2018-01-18T13:02:00-05:00 2018-01-18T18:02:42-05:00
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Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:00
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — It was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis. 2018-01-18T14:29:00-05:00 2018-01-18T19:29:41-05:00
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Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. 2018-01-18T14:05:00-05:00 2018-01-18T19:05:29-05:00
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Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:00
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was a highly emotional event that came on a wave of hope for reconciliation following their leaders' first-ever summit talks. 2018-01-18T14:30:00-05:00 2018-01-18T19:30:18-05:00
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For Trump's security advisers, tempering an impetuous boss

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rex Tillerson's mission was delicate but not unfamiliar as he phoned President Donald Trump last week: Persuade the boss to curb his own impulses on yet another potentially explosive national security issue. 2018-01-18T10:25:00-05:00 2018-01-18T15:25:03-05:00
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Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting. 2018-01-18T07:15:00-05:00 2018-01-18T12:15:41-05:00
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Powerful gale lashes Europe, 7 dead amid traffic chaos

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:00
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least seven people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks. 2018-01-18T09:05:00-05:00 2018-01-18T14:05:47-05:00
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Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:00
KISSUFIM, Israel (AP) — Massive earthworks and mounds of sandy soil line the Israel-Gaza border as the Israeli military forges ahead with an ambitious subterranean barrier to detect and prevent attack tunnels from reaching southern Israel from the Palestinian enclave. 2018-01-18T08:13:00-05:00 2018-01-18T13:13:40-05:00
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Pope urges Chile to welcome migrants, holds airborne wedding

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:00
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his Chile visit Thursday by performing a first-of-its-kind airborne papal wedding ceremony and then celebrating a Mass on land in which he urged the South American nation to continue welcoming migrants and caring for the least fortunate among them. 2018-01-18T06:21:00-05:00 2018-01-18T11:21:18-05:00
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Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:00
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said on Thursday its air defense would shoot down any Turkish jets that carry out attacks within Syria, a stark warning as tensions soar over apparent preparations by the Turkish military to invade a northern Syrian Kurdish enclave. 2018-01-18T04:24:00-05:00 2018-01-18T09:24:45-05:00
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