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Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates shrine crisis

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 07:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — A deadly shooting at Israel's Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over Jerusalem's most contested holy site, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence. 2017-07-24T02:42:00-04:00 2017-07-24T06:42:45-04:00
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Polish president blocks judiciary reforms after days of protests

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:46
WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday that he would veto two of three bills passed by parliament in a judicial reform that has triggered nationwide street protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts.
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Former party boss of China's Chongqing under investigation: Xinhua

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:32
BEIJING (Reuters) - The former Communist Party boss of the Chinese city of Chongqing, Sun Zhengcai, is under investigation for suspected serious violations of discipline, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday.
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Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul kills 24 people

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:00
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul's police chief spokesman said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault. 2017-07-24T01:01:00-04:00 2017-07-24T05:01:39-04:00
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Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates shrine crisis

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — A deadly shooting at Israel's Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over Jerusalem's most contested holy site, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence. 2017-07-24T01:06:00-04:00 2017-07-24T05:06:18-04:00
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AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:00
NEW DELHI (AP) — It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain road near India's border — in an area the two nuclear-armed Asian giants have disputed for decades. 2017-07-24T00:44:00-04:00 2017-07-24T04:44:36-04:00
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Turkish journalists go on trial accused of waging 'asymmetric war'

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 05:44
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Seventeen employees of a Turkish opposition newspaper went on trial on Monday accused of supporting a terrorist group, a case seen by government critics as a further sign that freedom of expression is under attack.
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Thailand seizes $21 million in assets from dead founder of dark net marketplace AlphaBay

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 05:38
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police have seized nearly $21 million worth of assets, from cars to cryptocurrency, belonging to the late founder of dark web marketplace AlphaBay, who died in a Bangkok jail this month, they said on Monday.
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Qatari websites unblocked in Saudi due to technical glitch: royal adviser

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 05:17
RIYADH (Reuters) - Websites and some television channels linked to Qatar were unblocked in Saudi Arabia on Monday morning but the change arose from a technical glitch and the restrictions will be reimposed shortly, a key Saudi royal court adviser said.
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Philippines' Duterte says drugs war will go on, despite criticism

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:55
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to forge on with his controversial war on drugs and said no amount of criticism or international pressure would deter him.
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Polish president unexpectedly vetoes judiciary reform

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:51
WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday he will veto two of three bills reforming the country's judiciary system, easing worries that the ruling Law and Justice party will undermine the division of powers.
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Taliban claim deadly suicide attack in Kabul that kills 24

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:00
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul's police chief spokesman said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault. 2017-07-23T23:31:00-04:00 2017-07-24T03:31:46-04:00
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Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates shrine crisis

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — A deadly shooting at Israel's Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over Jerusalem's most contested holy site, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence. 2017-07-23T23:12:00-04:00 2017-07-24T03:12:48-04:00
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A look at major issues Duterte confronting in his 2nd year

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:00
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A year ago Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to cleanse his Southeast Asian nation of illegal drugs in three to six months. He said he would tame corruption and began a profanity-spiked tongue lashing of America — which he called "lousy" last week. Those "shock and awe" declarations of a year ago have collided with reality. Drugs and corruption have persisted and he grudgingly thanked the United States recently for helping to quell a disastrous siege in the south by pro-Islamic State group militants. 2017-07-23T23:30:00-04:00 2017-07-24T03:30:20-04:00
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UNHCR accuses Australia of backtracking on asylum seeker deal

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 03:42
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency accused Australia on Monday of reneging on an agreement to settle some vulnerable asylum seekers held in controversial offshore detention centers, but Canberra said no such agreement existed.
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Head of Polish constitutional court sees no threat in judicial reform

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 03:23
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's Constitutional Tribunal President Julia Przylebska said that she sees no threat to the division of powers in an overhaul of the judicial system that has brought tens of thousands of people into the streets in protest.
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Parents of Charlie Gard return to London High Court

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 03:17
LONDON (Reuters) - The parents of critically-ill British baby Charlie Gard, whose fate has captured global attention, return to London's High Court on Monday where a judge is set to hear final arguments as to why a hospital should not turn off the boy's life support.
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China says it wants to 'maintain stability' in disputed South China Sea

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 03:07
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday Beijing wanted to maintain stability in the South China Sea as it seeks alliances in the region amid tensions in the disputed waters.
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Top lawmaker pushes for same-sex unions, divorce in Catholic Philippines

Reuters World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 03:06
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's top ally in Congress proposed new bills to legalize divorce and same-sex unions on Monday, a move almost certain to meet fierce resistance from bishops in the mainly Catholic country.
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The Latest: Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul bombing

AP World News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 03:00
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the suicide car attack in a western neighborhood of Kabul (all times local): 2017-07-23T22:50:00-04:00 2017-07-24T02:50:32-04:00
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