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Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:00
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Glowing red lava rolled down the slopes of a Philippine volcano Tuesday morning as authorities maintained a warning of a possible hazardous eruption. 2018-01-15T17:07:00-05:00 2018-01-15T22:07:16-05:00
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Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:00
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months. 2018-01-15T16:48:00-05:00 2018-01-15T21:48:00-05:00
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In Chile, pope met with protests, passion and skepticism

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis flew in to Chile's capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. 2018-01-15T13:53:00-05:00 2018-01-15T18:53:47-05:00
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Young Hong Kong activists in court to appeal prison terms

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:00
HONG KONG (AP) — Three young Hong Kong activists, including Joshua Wong, are making a last-ditch attempt to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. 2018-01-15T16:41:00-05:00 2018-01-15T21:41:16-05:00
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Thai junta boss eyes staying on with little stopping him

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:00
BANGKOK (AP) — When Prayuth Chan-Ocha seized control of Thailand in a military coup, he vigorously denounced politicians as responsible for the country's ills and positioned himself and his fellow generals as the cure. 2018-01-15T14:43:00-05:00 2018-01-15T19:43:07-05:00
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Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:00
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months. 2018-01-15T10:59:00-05:00 2018-01-15T15:59:19-05:00
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Italian candidate for premier defends 'white race' remark

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:00
ROME (AP) — The head of an anti-migrant party who is running to be Italy's premier came to the defense Monday of an Italian gubernatorial candidate who advocated for clamping down on immigrants' numbers to preserve "our white race." 2018-01-15T09:05:00-05:00 2018-01-15T14:05:51-05:00
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Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:00
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months. 2018-01-15T10:33:00-05:00 2018-01-15T15:33:52-05:00
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Romania's PM resign after he loses support from party

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:00
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has resigned after his party withdrew its support amid a power struggle with the party chairman. 2018-01-15T10:01:00-05:00 2018-01-15T15:01:29-05:00
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Venezuela forces take down fugitive group in deadly shootout

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:00
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan special forces on Monday captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings in the nation's capital last year, officials said. 2018-01-15T09:22:00-05:00 2018-01-15T14:22:35-05:00
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Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:00
BAGHDAD (AP) — Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad on Monday, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month, and raising fears ahead of national elections planned for May. 2018-01-15T06:44:00-05:00 2018-01-15T11:44:32-05:00
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UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:00
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers near U.K. airspace on Monday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions. 2018-01-15T07:41:00-05:00 2018-01-15T12:41:53-05:00
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North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:00
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea will include a 140-member art troupe, the two sides agreed Monday, while discussions continue over fielding a joint women's hockey team. 2018-01-15T04:19:00-05:00 2018-01-15T09:19:08-05:00
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Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 38 people

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:00
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said — the deadliest attack since last month's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. 2018-01-15T02:32:00-05:00 2018-01-15T07:32:04-05:00
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Pope seeks to turn tide of Chilean church bruised by scandal

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis' visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the firebombings of Catholic churches ahead of his Monday arrival and protests by Chileans fed up with priest sex abuse and cover-up. 2018-01-15T02:57:00-05:00 2018-01-15T07:57:10-05:00
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Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 38 people

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:00
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said. 2018-01-14T22:26:00-05:00 2018-01-15T03:26:34-05:00
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Thai junta boss eyes staying on with little stopping him

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:00
BANGKOK (AP) — When Prayuth Chan-Ocha seized control of Thailand in a military coup, he vigorously denounced politicians as responsible for the country's ills and positioned himself and his fellow generals as the cure. 2018-01-14T22:46:00-05:00 2018-01-15T03:46:52-05:00
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Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 16 people

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:00
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 16 people, the Interior Ministry said. The Health Ministry said 26 died. 2018-01-14T21:43:00-05:00 2018-01-15T02:43:00-05:00
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Pope seeks to turn tide of Chilean church bruised by scandal

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis' visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the firebombings of Catholic churches ahead of his Monday arrival and protests by Chileans fed up with priest sex abuse and cover-up. 2018-01-14T19:04:00-05:00 2018-01-15T00:04:14-05:00
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AP Explains: Catholic Church in Chile weakened by scandal

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:00
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — When Pope Francis arrives in Chile's capital Monday, he will find a weakened Roman Catholic Church. As in many Latin American countries, the church in Chile has been losing followers to both evangelical faiths and increasing secularism. The shift has been exacerbated by a priest sex abuse scandal, and many Chileans are put off by the church's influence in keeping tight restrictions in social matters like marriage and abortion. Here are some of the contributing factors to the Chilean church's problems. 2018-01-14T19:01:00-05:00 2018-01-15T00:01:34-05:00
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