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Probe: Missile that downed MH17 came from Russia-based unit

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An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit.

$28.6 million in cash seized in ex-Malaysia PM's graft probe

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Malaysian police say the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to $28.6 million.

N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

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North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

Saudi Arabia releases 3 women as other activists still held

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Rights groups and activists say Saudi authorities have released two women's rights activists, but 8 others remain detained.

Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12

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Syria monitoring group says at least 12 pro-government, foreign fighters killed in airstrikes in country's east.

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths

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Congo's Ministry of Health says the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the 3 affected health zones in the country's Equateur province.

US pressure on Hezbollah may hamper Lebanese government

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Lebanon's president has formally asked caretake Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a new Cabinet after the vast majority of legislators named him for the post.

Israel defense chief plans 2,500 new West Bank settler homes

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Israeli minister says he'll seek approval next week to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes.

Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groups

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Israel calls on EU to stop funding groups that promote boycotts against the Jewish state.

N. Korea keeps hopes of talks alive after Trump cancellation

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North Korea said it's still willing to sit for talks with the United States "at any time, at any format" just hours after Trump abruptly canceled his planned summit with Kim Jong Un.

Cyclone Mekunu to be 'extremely severe' on landfall in Oman

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Meteorologists are warning that Cyclone Mekunu is expected to be "extremely severe" when it makes landfall on the Arabian Peninsula this weekend, after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.

Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon

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Utah police say they've found the body of a woman who disappeared on the way home from English class three years ago, shortly after she moved from Mexico.

Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

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Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples.

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

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Yemeni island of Socotra pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, on a path to strike Oman this weekend.

The Latest: Syrian TV reporting military base under attack

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U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish group says it has detained a French Islamic State group fighter linked to terror attacks in Paris and Nice in 2015 and 2016.

Putin meets Macron, says North Korea summit end regrettable

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French President Emmanuel Macron is now reaching out to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

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New US health chief pledges more action if Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads.

London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

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A couple have been found guilty of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their London backyard.

Europe looks for deeds, not words, from Italy's populists

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Europe looks for deeds, not words, from Italy's new populists as premier-designate gets to work.

IAEA: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but could improve

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The United Nations nuclear watchdog says Iran appears to be complying with a 2015 deal with major powers that was meant to stop it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

UN chief concerned by cancellation of US-NKorea summit

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The U.N. chief says he is "deeply concerned" by the cancellation of the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.

License to chill: MI6 tries to shed macho James Bond image

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Britain's MI6 intelligence service has made its first-ever television ad, aiming to banish macho James Bond-style imagery and attract more women and ethnic-minority recruits.

2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

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The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa says the agency is stepping up efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to help prevent possible spread of a new Ebola outbreak beyond its borders.

China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic condition

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China says it has not yet found any explanation for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure while working in the southern city of Guangzhou.

UK slams Russian pranksters over Boris Johnson call

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Britain's Foreign Office is criticizing "childish" pranksters who called Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson posing as the leader of Armenia.

Syria: US-backed group captures French IS member

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish group says it has detained a French Islamic State fighter linked to the terror attacks in Paris and Nice earlier this decade.

The Latest: Images show residents sheltering from cyclone

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Images circulated online from Yemen's Socotra island show soaking wet residents attempting to find shelter from Cyclone Mekunu, which pounded the area on its path toward Oman.

China calls US withdrawal of drills invite 'unconstructive'

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China's Defense Ministry is criticizing Washington's withdrawal of an invitation for it to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer as "unconstructive.".

Kremlin doubts ex-spy's daughter's statement on poisoning

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The Kremlin says it doubts that Yulia Skripal has issued a statement of her own free will after her recovery from poisoning that Britain blames on Russia.

Spain issues arrest warrant for rapper convicted over lyrics

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Authorities in Spain have issued an arrest warrant for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family.

WWII bomb successfully defused in German city of Dresden

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German police say a World War II bomb that partially exploded while it was being defused in the eastern city of Dresden has been successfully deactivated.

Algeria denies rights abuses in migrant expulsions

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Algeria's government denies that any human rights abuses against African migrants who have been expelled from the country in large numbers, refuting U.N. allegations.

France's Macron takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in tech push

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French President Emmanuel Macron is courting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and some 50 other tech bosses at a conference.

Romania: Austrian businessman suspected of child pornography

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Romanian prosecutors detain an Austrian businessman on suspicion of child pornography.

Spanish ruling party fined in major corruption case

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Spain's National Court has convicted and given heft prison sentences to politicians and businesspeople involved in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped fund the governing party.

More than 350 observers to monitor Turkish elections

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A international security body says it is deploying 22 short-term and 350 long-term observers to monitor Turkey's June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary polls.

1 dead, 4 injured in Turkish explosives factory blast

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A Turkish media report says an explosion has occurred at a government-owned explosives factory in the outskirts of Ankara.

North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

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A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.

Putin names ex-Cabinet member as new space chief

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has named an ex-Cabinet member to lead Roscosmos state space corporation.

Migrants block northern Greek highway in 2nd day of protests

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Some 250 asylum-seekers have blocked a busy northern Greek highway, in a second day of protests against overcrowding and poor conditions in the camp they are housed in.

Cardinal: Nicaragua talks at impasse, suspended indefinitely

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Talks between President Daniel Ortega's administration and opposition and civic groups on resolving weeks of deadly unrest broke down Wednesday after government opponents demanded earlier elections and changes in electoral laws.

UK man convicted in attempted parachute murder

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A jury in Winchester has found an army sergeant guilty of attempted murder of his wife by sabotaging her parachute and tampering with a gas valve at her home.

Sturgeon expresses horror at bullying incident

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Scotland's first minister has.

Malaysia's ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandal

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the anti-corruption agency's office for more questioning over alleged graft at a state investment fund he set up.

FBI seeks to thwart major cyberattack on Ukraine

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Cisco says that a hundreds of thousands of routers have been compromised in preparation for what could be a major cyberattack against Ukraine.

Merkel in China stresses dialogue on human rights, tech

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on her visit to China amid tension in Beijing and the European Union over trade issues with the United States and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal.

Discovery of World War II soldier's plane brings closure

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When Tom Kelly's relatives got word that his World War II B-24 bomber had finally been found, a wave of exhilaration and grief washed over them.

Turkish trial against Australian IS suspect postponed

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A Turkish court has postponed an extradition case against an Australian Islamic State suspect pending the result of a Turkish terror-related investigation against him.

Sweden adopts law that says non-consensual sex is rape

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Sweden has adopted a law requiring people to get explicit consent before sexual contact. Otherwise it will be considered as rape.

Yulia Skripal says recovery from poisoning 'slow, painful'

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Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her father in a nerve agent attack, says their recovery has been slow and painful, in her first public statement since the poisoning.

Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

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Syrian government-run media outlet is reporting that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have struck Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group.

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

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Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse has been detained, the latest in a new wave of arrests since elections earlier this year.

Syrian official rejects US demand for Iranian withdrawal

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Syria has dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from the war-torn country.

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces senior European Union lawmakers later Tuesday to answer questions about a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of millions of Facebook users.

Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses

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Quid pro Trump? Critics fear nothing to stop foreign government favors to Trump businesses.

French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camps

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France's interior minister has ordered the evacuation of some 2,300 migrants camped in Paris amid a standoff with City Hall over how to handle the long-running problem.

The Latest: North Korea blasts Pence for 'stupid' remarks

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it is ultimately up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un whether a planned summit with President Donald Trump takes place.

Scars, unexploded bombs have lingered since Philippine siege

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The southern Philippine city of Marawi is marking the anniversary of a five-month siege by Islamic State group-aligned fighters with hundreds of displaced still in emergency shelters and the lingering threat of militants and unexploded bombs.

Greatest female Everest climber wants to inspire other women

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The most successful female Everest climber says after finishing her ninth ascent of the world's highest mountain that she wants to inspire all women so they too can achieve their dreams.

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

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The State Department says a U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure.

Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

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North Korea allows South Korean journalists to cover nuke test closing, after protest over military exercises.

Lucrative baby eel fishery shut down over illegal sales

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Maine authorities say they are shutting down the state's highly lucrative baby eel fishery early this year due to concerns about illegal sales.

Iran's Khamenei criticizes US over hard-line stance

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Iran's Supreme Leader criticizes the U.S. over its hard-line stance toward the country since President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with Western powers.

Italy steps toward populist government as Conte gets mandate

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Italy's president summons premier candidate Conte for talks on forming a government.

US Ambassador to Israel says Trump peace plan months away

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The U.S. Ambassador to Israel says the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan is months away.

1 killed, dozens injured in Spain fireworks explosion

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Authorities in northwestern Spain say a blast at a fireworks storage facility has killed at least one person and injured 26 others, including seven children.

Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometown

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The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lives.

Spain PM gets budget backing in test of separatist strength

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The Spanish parliament is set to pass the national budget proposal for 2018, giving the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy some breathing space as it battles Catalan separatism.

The Latest: Premier-designate confirms Italy's place in EU

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Italy's president has asked political neophyte Giuseppe Conte to try to form a government, giving the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and anti-immigrant League their first shot at running western Europe's first populist government.

Alleged IS supporter accused of urging Prince George attack

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An alleged supporter of the Islamic State group has gone on trial accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George.

Jewish group questions sainthood for WWII-era cardinal

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A leading Jewish organization has criticized the Vatican's decision to move World War II-era Cardinal August Hlond along the path to possible sainthood, saying he was "extremely" hostile to Poland's Jews and failed to condemn a 1946 pogrom.

Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester anniversary

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Ariana Grande has shared a message with her fans on the anniversary of the bombing at Manchester Arena which killed 22 people.

AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan

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AP Explains: American football with niche following in Japan.

Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

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Debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion.

Germany: Local office improperly approved asylum requests

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Germany's top migration official says he will immediately ban a local branch office of Germany's Federal Office for Migration from making any further asylum decisions.

Record number of Brits get German citizenship before Brexit

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German officials say the number of British nationals who received German citizenship hit a new high last year that is likely linked to the U.K.'s 2016 referendum to leave the European Union.

Prince Harry, Meghan at first royal event as newlyweds Video included

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Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have arrived at their first royal event as newlyweds.

Correction: Science Says-Green-Blooded Lizard story

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Scientists are gaining evolutionary insights into why a group of lizards in New Guinea have green blood.

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

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Amnesty International says Rohingya insurgents massacred Hindus in Myanmar last year.

Merkel heads to China to talk economy, trade, rule of law

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to China with a business delegation as both Beijing and the European Union are grappling with the United States over trade issues and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal.

German city partially evacuated after WWII bomb found

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German authorities have evacuated a downtown area of the eastern city of Dresden after an unexploded World War II-era bomb was found during construction work.

Woman jailed in UK for forcing teenage daughter to marry

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A woman in Britain has been sentenced to four- and-a-half years in prison for forcing her teenage daughter to marry a relative in Pakistan.

The Latest: Migrants protest overcrowding at Greek camp

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About 100 asylum-seekers are protesting outside a camp in northern Greece to draw attention to overcrowding and poor housing conditions there.

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

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US and China negotiating to ease sanctions on ZTE; Mnuchin denies any quid pro quo.

Pope to China Catholics: Make gestures showing communion

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Pope urges Chinese Catholics to make gestures showing they are in 'full communion' with Holy See amid apparent stall in deal over bishops.

Australian archbishop steps down after cover-up conviction

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An Australian archbishop says he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse.

Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

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In Saudi Arabia, at least 10 women's rights activists are being interrogated and held without access to a lawyer.

Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

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The Red Cross says there have been 1,200 incidents of violence against hospitals and medical personnel in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding combatants protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.

Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

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Congo announces 6 new confirmed Ebola cases as vaccination effort enters 2nd day.

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

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President Nicolas Maduro is expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy for allegedly conspiring against his government.

The Latest: Zuckerberg tells EU lawmakers 'I'm sorry'

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing for the internet giant's failure to prevent some of the internet tools it has developed from being misused.

Italy: PM pick had library pass, no official status at NYU

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The 5-Star Movement is defending its premier candidate against reports that he padded his resume with elite international universities.

Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel

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Palestinian foreign minister arrives at International Criminal Court to ask for Israeli settlement policy investigation.

Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

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Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction with "Flights," a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy.

Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south India

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Officials say nine protesters were killed when police opened fire on demonstrators demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant.

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

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A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.

Tear gas, broken windows disrupt Paris labor march

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French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022.

Danish govt: Minister's views on fasting Muslims are her own

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A spokeswoman for Denmark's coalition government says the immigration minister's assertion that Muslims fasting for Ramadan pose a safety hazard in some jobs don't represent official policy.

The Latest: Italy PM pick had 'no official status' at NYU

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New York University says an Italian law professor tagged to be Italy's next premier had no official status at the university _ despite an entry on his resume suggesting otherwise.

Brazil leader scraps bid, supports ex-finance minister

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Brazil's President Michel Temer is ending speculation that he might seek re-election despite dismal poll ratings.

Mormon missionaries pulled from Nicaragua due to unrest

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The Mormon church is pulling 169 missionaries from Nicaragua because of growing political instability in the Central American country.

Belarus restores ties with Sweden after teddy bear rift

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Belarus has named a new ambassador to Sweden, turning the page on a six-year rift that followed a Swedish advertising agency's air drop of teddy bears bearing messages about human rights.

Romania court acquits Senate speaker of lying under oath

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A Romanian court has acquitted Senate speaker of making false statements under oath in a trial related to a fraudulent real estate case.

Ukraine: Grenade explosion on bus kills 1 teen, wounds 3

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Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine say an accidental grenade explosion on a bus has killed one teenager and wounded three others.

Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have Tuesday's meeting with the leaders of the European parliament about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company open the public through web streaming.

Russian sub test-fires 4 intercontinental missiles in salvo

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The Russian navy says one of its nuclear-powered submarines has successfully test-fired four intercontinental ballistic missiles in unison.

The Latest: International court prosecutor won't be rushed

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The Latest: Palestinian FM files complaint to ICC, seeks 'immediate investigation' of alleged Israeli crimes.

Resume of professor picked to be Italy's premier scrutinized

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Populists pick law professor with almost no political experience, a left-leaning voting record and a reputation as a snazzy dresser to be Italy's premier.

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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An Australian archbishop has become the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent in the face of an international pedophile crisis.

German foundation examining origin of colonial-era goods

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A German foundation that oversees researching the provenance of Nazi-confiscated property says its mandate is being expanded to also start looking into cultural objects collected during the country's colonial past.

Former Malaysian leader Najib grilled by anti-graft agency

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Former Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the office of Malaysia's anti-graft agency for questioning over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him.

Vatican bank reports profit but says ethics more important

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The Vatican bank says it earned 31.9 million euros in profits last year, down from 36 million euros in 2016, as it works to pursue ethical investments even at the risk of losing money and clients.

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

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Foreign journalists arrive in North Korea to cover the dismantling of the country's underground nuclear test site.

Russia adopts bill that could stymie trade with US

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Russia's parliament has adopted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States and imports to Russia.

Correction: Denmark-Minister-Ramadan story

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The Danish government minister responsible for immigration is urging Muslims to avoid working during Ramadan, saying the traditional fasting period poses safety hazards in some professions and makes the practice "dangerous for us all.".

Palestinian leader's health apparently improving in hospital

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Hospitalized Palestinian president appears to be making a swift recovery from his latest health troubles.

US bishop at royal wedding thought invitation was a prank

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The American bishop whose sermon caused a stir at the wedding of Prince Harrythe royal wedding thought h.

Poland breaks with EU, voices empathy with US stance on Iran

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Polish leaders are planning to defend the U.S. government's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal within the European Union, where the decision has been strongly criticized.

As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

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Summit notwithstanding, North Korea's media appear to be stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning that a budding detente could be in danger.

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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United States and China agree to reduce massive US trade deficit but no numerical target set.

Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

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Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday.

Syrian army, police celebrate recapturing all of Damascus

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Syrian state TV says military, police forces celebrate recapturing last neighborhoods in Damascus from rebels, IS.

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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An Australian archbishop has become most the senior cleric in the world to be charged with covering up child sex abuse.

The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

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The Latest: WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet a global health emergency.

French labor minister summoned in probe over Las Vegas party

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France's labor minister Muriel Penicaud has been summoned for questioning as witness in an investigation into a Las Vegas tech party.

The Latest: Explosion kills 16 in Afghan city of Kandahar

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The Latest: Afghan official says least 16 people died when a container full of explosives went off in city of Kandahar.

China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years for separatism

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China has sentenced a Tibetan language activist to five years in prison for inciting separatism after he appeared in a documentary video produced by The New York Times.

Purported mother of poisoned Russian spy speaks out

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Russian state television has interviewed a woman purported to be the mother of a former Russian spy who was poisoned in Britain.

German court rejects call for Puigdemont to be rearrested

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A German court has rejected a request from prosecutors to take former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont back into custody pending a decision on whether he is extradited to Spain.

Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers

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Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country's northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign.

Northern Ireland police release 1 man in backpacker murder

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Police in Northern Ireland have released one man and continue to question a second after the two were arrested in connection with the death of a German backpacker three decades ago.

US hikes tariffs on Chinese steel exported via Vietnam

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The U.S. government has hiked tariffs on steel products from Vietnam that were made with materials from China and that Washington said evaded anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel.

Heatwave in Pakistan's Karachi kills 65 amid power cuts

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Pakistani welfare organization says heatwave has killed 65 people over the past few days in the port city of Karachi.

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

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AP Investigation: A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump and a senior adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for hundreds of millions in defense contracts from the United Arab Emirates.

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

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Syrian state TV: Government forces to resume anti-IS offensive in southern part of Damascus after evacuating civilians.

Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

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Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run.

Mayor in Russia's fourth-largest city abruptly resigns

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The mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city has stepped down to protest a government-promoted law which scrapped mayoral elections.

Can the 'dealmaker' president deliver on North Korea?

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Weeks from his North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering.

Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos

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Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding.

Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospital

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Palestinian president remains in hospital after developing a fever following a minor ear procedure.

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

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Spectacle may trump substance when foreign journalists journey deep into the mountains of North Korea to observe the official closing ceremony of its nuclear test site.

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

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For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking into place for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he meticulously set up crucial nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following a year of intense animosity.

The Latest: Iran says 'sham' US policy to reap 'ill rewards'

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Iran nuclear deal was "a loser" with huge repercussions throughout the Middle East.

Pope laments 'hemorrhaging' of priests and nuns in Europe

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Pope Francis alarmed by "hemorrhaging" of priests and nuns seen in Europe.

Report: Markle nephew warned over knife at London nightclub

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Britain's Sun newspaper says the nephew of the new Duchess of Sussex was given a warning by police after trying to take a knife into a London nightclub, hours after the royal wedding.

Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has resigned from Britain's Labour Party, which had suspended him over allegations of anti-Semitism.

LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

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Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that 'God made you like this' have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gays feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church.

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

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Paraguay opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of US, Guatemala.

The Latest: Russia says it downed drone near base in Syria

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Syria's military says it has retaken the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group and is declaring the capital and its surroundings "completely safe" and free of any militant presence.

Trudeau touts Canada's AI credentials at MIT tech gathering

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to MIT to speak with tech entrepreneurs.

Ukraine convicts Frenchman for plotting Euro 2016 attacks

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A Ukrainian court has convicted a Frenchman on charges of preparing a terror attack during the 2016 European Championship and buying illegal weapons.

Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into UK visa issues

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An associate of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich says his British visa has not been renewed.

Populists' pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

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Populists pick law professor with almost no political experience, a left-leaning voting record and a reputation as a snazzy dresser to be Italy's premier.

Italy edges toward 1st populist govt, law prof as premier

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Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indicated a 54-year-old law professor with no political experience as their candidate for premier.

Clashes escalate in eastern Ukraine

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Officials say clashes between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine have escalated.

The Latest: Italian League chief: No need to fear populists

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Right-wing leader Matteo Salvini says other European nations have no reason to worry about Italy's soon-to-be-born populist government.

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

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Trade war between China, US put on hold after talks aimed at reducing America's massive trade deficit with Beijing.

Gunmen try to corner police reacting to shots in French city

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A French newspaper is reporting that hooded men shot at young people near a Marseille culture center.

Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

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A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women.

Meghan offers insight into her new role as Duchess of Sussex

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Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in a biography posted on the royal website hours after the former actress married Britain's Prince Harry.

Serbia on EU course despite calls for Russia shift, PM says

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Serbia's prime minister says the Balkan country's strategic goal is to join the European Union despite calls by the defense minister for a shift in course.

Grenfell Tower survivors weep as inquiry begins in London

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Survivors of a devastating high-rise fire in London have wept y as relatives paid tribute to some of the 72 victims at the opening of an inquiry into Britain's deadliest blaze in decades.

Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

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Burundi's electoral commission says a majority of voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034.

South African man, 23, found guilty of ax murders of family

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A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax arrived in court on Monday morning to hear the verdict in his case.

Funeral for Polish WWII hero held in Warsaw

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Funeral with military honors for a World War II hero and Warsaw Rising fighter has been held in the Polish capital.

Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet Video included

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The royal family has thanked people who attended or watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge

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A criminal court has cleared Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on bribery charges dating back to when he was mayor of the southern town of Strumica.

4 charged in Greece over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

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Greek authorities have charged four men over a weekend mob attack on the 75-year-old mayor of the country's second-largest city, carried out in an apparent venting of nationalist sentiment.

US office overseeing fight against IS gets reprieve

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State Department office overseeing the fight against the Islamic State will stay in business at least until the end of the year.

Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bay

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Prosecutors on Poland's Baltic coast have opened a probe into potential damage to the environment of the Bay of Gdansk after the sewage system in this coast city malfunctioned and the refuse was dumped into the bay.

Portuguese director drops out of Israel festival over Gaza

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Portuguese theater director drops out of festival in Jerusalem this week over Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

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Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

2 men arrested 30 years after German teen death in N Ireland

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Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in the death of a German backpacker 30 years ago, after much-publicized appeals on the anniversary of the teenager's death yielded a break in one of the region's most notorious unsolved murders.

US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

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Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate with all candidates insisting the relationship must be based on mutual respect.

Bernard Lewis, prolific Mideast scholar, dies at 101

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Bernard Lewis, scholar who illuminated and enraged with perspective on Middle East, dead at 101.

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