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

AP World News - 1 hour 2 min ago
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

AP World News - 1 hour 2 min ago
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

AP World News - 1 hour 2 min ago
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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Turkish minister says military operation in Syria's Afrin should happen without delay

Reuters World News - 1 hour 20 min ago
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday that a military operation in Syria's Afrin region should be carried out without delay and that Ankara and Moscow would continue talks about Turkey's planned military action.
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Serbia on course for EU by 2025, top EU official says

Reuters World News - 1 hour 26 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Serbia and Montenegro are likely be the next countries to join the European Union, possibly by 2025, the bloc's official in charge of membership bids said in an interview.
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Exclusive: Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation

Reuters World News - 1 hour 40 min ago
KUTUPALONG, Bangldesh (Reuters) - Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years.
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Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row, official says

Reuters World News - 1 hour 46 min ago
TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Taiwan's aviation regulator has stalled applications for new flights from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines amid a row between Beijing and the self-ruled island over air routes, a regulatory official said on Friday.
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Let's build a bridge to Europe after we Brexit, Britain's Boris Johnson suggests

Reuters World News - 2 hours 10 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Boris Johnson, has suggested building a giant bridge across the English Channel to France after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph reported.
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Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

AP World News - 3 hours 2 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

AP World News - 3 hours 2 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

AP World News - 4 hours 2 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

AP World News - 4 hours 2 min ago
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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Russia's Constitutional Court rejects Putin critic Navalny's election complaint: RIA

Reuters World News - 4 hours 6 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Constitutional Court has refused to review a complaint from opposition leader Alexei Navalny over a ban on him running in a March presidential election citing legal problems with it, the RIA news agency reported on Friday.
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North Korea may hold military parade on eve of Olympics, analysts say

Reuters World News - 4 hours 19 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month's winter Olympics in South Korea, analysts and diplomats say, even as the two countries have sought to mend ties.
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Russia's Putin takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

Reuters World News - 4 hours 27 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.
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China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

Reuters World News - 5 hours 43 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world's worst oil ship disaster in decades.
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Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

AP World News - 6 hours 2 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

AP World News - 6 hours 2 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

AP World News - 6 hours 2 min ago
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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Duterte says may ban sending Filipinos to work in Kuwait due to abuses

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:40
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is considering banning workers being sent to Kuwait because of abuses he said were being inflicted on Filipino domestic helpers there and which led to several committing suicide in recent months.
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