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Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:00
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — 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. 2018-01-18T07:42:00-05:00 2018-01-18T12:42:47-05:00
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Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:00
LONDON (AP) — A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case. 2018-01-18T04:21:00-05:00 2018-01-18T09:21:02-05:00
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Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:00
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Russia's breaking the Nazi siege of Leningrad. 2018-01-18T03:58:00-05:00 2018-01-18T08:58:04-05:00
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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts — Egypt's president and Jordan's king — on how to safeguard their vital ties with Washington without appearing to ignore Palestinian misgivings. 2018-01-17T23:34:00-05:00 2018-01-18T04:34:46-05:00
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Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00
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. 2018-01-18T03:35:00-05:00 2018-01-18T08:35:04-05:00
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Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:00
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, announced Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to purchase 20 A380 aircraft with the option to buy 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets. 2018-01-18T01:22:00-05:00 2018-01-18T06:22:06-05:00
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The Latest: Turkish military, intel chiefs travel to Russia

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:00
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2018-01-18T00:14:00-05:00 2018-01-18T05:14:10-05:00
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Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:00
BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say. 2018-01-17T22:59:00-05:00 2018-01-18T03:59:38-05:00
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Priest tends to miners, sex workers deep in Peru's Amazon

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:00
BOCA COLORADO, Peru (AP) — Below an umbrella of trees deep in the Peruvian Amazon, drunken miners carry on their shoulders the casket of a man whose search for gold ended with a bullet in his stomach. 2018-01-17T19:07:00-05:00 2018-01-18T00:07:00-05:00
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Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants, on to Peru

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis wraps up his Chile visit Thursday by meeting with members of the South American nation's booming immigrant community, who are flocking to the region's strongest and most stable economy but are increasingly the focus of political and social discontent. 2018-01-17T22:53:00-05:00 2018-01-18T03:53:03-05:00
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Schools remain closed as Germany prepares for winter storm

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:00
BERLIN (AP) — Schools remain closed in many parts of Germany as the country prepares for a winter storm that's expected to come in from the west and bring heavy snow, rain and gusty winds. 2018-01-17T22:29:00-05:00 2018-01-18T03:29:17-05:00
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Australia PM says Olympic unity won't denuclearize N. Korea

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:00
TOKYO (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday he welcomed the recent dialogue between North and South Korea but marching together at the Winter Olympics won't denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. 2018-01-17T19:44:00-05:00 2018-01-18T00:44:56-05:00
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Amid spat with Turkey, Tillerson denies Syria border force

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:00
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the United States owes Turkey an explanation for saying it is supporting the creation of a border security force in northern Syria — a proposal that has drawn furious reaction from Ankara. 2018-01-17T18:36:00-05:00 2018-01-17T23:36:54-05:00
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Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:00
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea won't be dominating any medal counts when the Winter Olympics come to Pyeongchang in South Korea next month. But it's hoping to grab as much of the spotlight as it can with what might be an Olympic first in ice hockey and a flamboyantly crowd-pleasing all-female cheering section to liven up the stands. 2018-01-17T15:05:00-05:00 2018-01-17T20:05:56-05:00
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2 Americans, 2 Canadians kidnapped in central Nigeria

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:00
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen ambushed two Americans and two Canadians traveling through Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen, a state police spokesman said Wednesday. 2018-01-17T11:59:00-05:00 2018-01-17T16:59:52-05:00
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Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:00
TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country's largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate "elegant" agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence. 2018-01-17T12:55:00-05:00 2018-01-17T17:55:10-05:00
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Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:00
TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country's largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate "elegant" agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence. 2018-01-17T11:55:00-05:00 2018-01-17T16:55:13-05:00
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Column: Kim Jong Un plays the Olympics like a champion

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:00
North Korea suddenly making nice for the duration of next month's Olympic Games in South Korea, putting seven decades of enmity on hold for 16 days with its offers to send athletes and entertainers across their heavily militarized border, won't fundamentally change what happens next. 2018-01-17T11:10:00-05:00 2018-01-17T16:10:43-05:00
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Pope denounces indigenous violence in symbolic Chile Mass

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:00
TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the use of violence to achieve political gains as he traveled Wednesday to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples, where several church burnings have been blamed on radical Mapuche factions pressing for their cause. 2018-01-17T07:30:00-05:00 2018-01-17T12:30:45-05:00
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Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:00
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea won't be dominating any medal counts when the Winter Olympics come to Pyeongchang in South Korea next month. But it's hoping to grab as much of the spotlight as it can with what might be an Olympic first in ice hockey and a flamboyantly crowd-pleasing all-female cheering section to liven up the stands. 2018-01-17T07:27:00-05:00 2018-01-17T12:27:05-05:00
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