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Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:00
HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central Syrian city. 2018-01-17T07:03:00-05:00 2018-01-17T12:03:16-05:00
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Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:00
HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central Syrian city. 2018-01-17T04:08:00-05:00 2018-01-17T09:08:32-05:00
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Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:00
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse." 2018-01-17T03:45:00-05:00 2018-01-17T08:45:50-05:00
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France abandons plans to build new airport in the west

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:00
PARIS (AP) — France will abandon divisive plans to build a new airport in the west, the prime minister announced Wednesday, ordering activists protesting the project for nearly a decade to leave their makeshift settlement. 2018-01-17T04:53:00-05:00 2018-01-17T09:53:29-05:00
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Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:00
PARIS (AP) — Six families of French jihadis captured during Islamic State's retreat filed a complaint Wednesday demanding that the government bring them home, a week after a video of two notorious European extremists renewed the debate over how hundreds of foreign Islamic State fighters should be handled. 2018-01-17T03:43:00-05:00 2018-01-17T08:43:54-05:00
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Pope recalls dictatorship, indigenous cause in symbolic Mass

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:00
TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis traveled to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples Wednesday, celebrating Mass at a former military base that not only lies on contested Mapuche land but also was a former detention center used during Chile's brutal dictatorship. 2018-01-17T05:24:00-05:00 2018-01-17T10:24:41-05:00
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4 years on, ancient heart of Homs still abandoned ruins

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:00
HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central Syrian city. 2018-01-17T02:01:00-05:00 2018-01-17T07:01:13-05:00
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Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:00
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse." 2018-01-17T01:56:00-05:00 2018-01-17T06:56:31-05:00
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Pope in Chile to say Mass on contested land used for torture

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday headed to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples to celebrate Mass on contested land that was also used as a detention and torture facility during the country's bloody military dictatorship. 2018-01-17T02:03:00-05:00 2018-01-17T07:03:55-05:00
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Pope heads to Chile indigenous area after churches burned

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Looking to put Chile's sex abuse scandal behind him, Pope Francis dives Wednesday into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Mapuche and their long-running conflicts with government authorities. 2018-01-16T23:16:00-05:00 2018-01-17T04:16:56-05:00
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Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in vintage cars

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:00
BAGHDAD (AP) — When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval. 2018-01-16T20:16:00-05:00 2018-01-17T01:16:10-05:00
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2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:00
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The two Koreas are meeting Wednesday for the third time in less than 10 days to continue their discussions on Olympics cooperation, days ahead of talks with the IOC on North Korean participation in the upcoming Winter Games in the South. 2018-01-16T19:26:00-05:00 2018-01-17T00:26:22-05:00
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Pope heads to Chile indigenous area after churches burned

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Looking to put Chile's sex abuse scandal behind him, Pope Francis dives Wednesday into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Mapuche and their long-running conflicts with government authorities. 2018-01-16T19:07:00-05:00 2018-01-17T00:07:09-05:00
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Argentines try to understand why the pope won't return home

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis has flown over the massive Andes cordillera, visited the poor in several slums and rubbed shoulders with presidents in six visits to Latin America. But in five years as pope, he has never returned home to Argentina. 2018-01-16T19:15:00-05:00 2018-01-17T00:15:48-05:00
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Young Hong Kong activist sentenced to 3 months in jail

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:00
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from the 2014 "Umbrella Movement" protests. 2018-01-16T16:59:00-05:00 2018-01-16T21:59:50-05:00
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Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:00
BANGKOK (AP) — Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and other cruelty for his efforts to bring democracy. 2018-01-16T15:25:00-05:00 2018-01-16T20:25:39-05:00
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Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered, his spokesman said. 2018-01-16T14:29:00-05:00 2018-01-16T19:29:12-05:00
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Serb leader's death in Kosovo raises Balkan region tensions

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:00
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — A leading Serb politician was shot to death Tuesday near his political party's offices in northern Kosovo, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia. 2018-01-16T10:33:00-05:00 2018-01-16T15:33:49-05:00
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Japanese PM lands in Romania as leader he is to meet resigns

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:00
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Bucharest on Tuesday for key talks on North Korea and investment, but landed in a Romanian political crisis prompted by the prime minister's unexpected resignation. 2018-01-16T09:24:00-05:00 2018-01-16T14:24:29-05:00
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Pope acknowledges pain of abuse among victims _ and priests

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis dove head first into the sex abuse scandal that has devastated the Catholic Church's credibility in Chile, apologizing Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" to victims, but also acknowledging the "pain" of priests who have been held collectively responsible for the crimes of a few. 2018-01-16T12:05:00-05:00 2018-01-16T17:05:03-05:00
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