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Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 56,000 people flee

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The Philippines' most active volcano has spewed fountains of lava and massive ash plumes overnight after authorities warned a violent eruption may be imminent. More>>

Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

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Thai police arrest a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade. More>>

Skiers injured by flying rocks on Japanese volcano

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A disaster official says at least nine people have been injured by an apparent volcanic eruption and avalanche near a ski resort in central Japan. More>>

The Latest: US blames Russia for Syria chemical weapons use

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that Russia is ultimately to blame for any use of chemical weapons in Syria. More>>

Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general

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Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful and ex-military chief of staff, levels serious allegations against him. More>>

Seine River overflows its banks in Paris

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The Seine River has overflowed its banks in Paris, prompting authorities to close several roads and cancel boat cruises. More>>

US says multiple Americans among casualties in Kabul attack

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Afghan official: Death toll of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel rises to 22, including 14 foreigners, 8 Afghans. More>>

Trump's global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say

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Trump's global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say; HIV, other health programs hurt. More>>

The Latest: France targets companies that help Syrian lab

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France's top diplomat is urging Turkey to exercise restraint in Syria, expressing concern about the violent Turkish offensive against a Kurdish enclave. More>>

'I love Trump,' Uganda's leader says, despite vulgar remark

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'I love Trump,' Uganda's president says, despite vulgar remark about African nations. More>>

UN says Congo forces shot at its rights workers in protests

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UN says Congo forces shot at its rights workers in protests over presidential election delay. More>>

As US raises tariffs, India's Modi defends free trade

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The World Economic Forum officially gets underway Tuesday with Indian leader Narendra Modi offering the keynote speech. More>>

South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78

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South African jazz trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela dies at 78. More>>

UK regulator says Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest

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Britain's competition regulator has found that 21st Century Fox's planned takeover of Sky plc is not in the public interest because it would give Rupert Murdoch and his family too much control of the country's news media. More>>

The Latest: Trudeau announces pacific trade deal without US

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Stock markets around the world are flying high amid a synchronized global upturn but a leading U.S. investor is warning of a potential "reckoning". More>>

France, US urge Turkey to show restraint in north Syria

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Kurdish militia spokesman: Turkey shells city in northeastern Syria as Turkish forces press into Kurdish enclave. More>>

Bulgaria's ex-intelligence chief sentenced for embezzlement

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A military court has sentenced Bulgaria's former intelligence chief to 15 years in prison for embezzling millions in public funds. More>>

Poll: Deep partisan divide among Americans over Israel

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A new opinion poll shows a significant gap between Republicans and Democrats in support for Israel, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen as a divisive figure between the two camps. More>>

German nurse charged with 97 more murders at hospitals

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A German nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings. More>>

Tillerson presses Europe on Iran deal, as France bristles

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France's foreign minister is expressing annoyance that the Trump administration is pressuring European allies to redesign the Iranian nuclear deal to fit U.S. needs. More>>

Gas leak repaired in central London after evacuation

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British officials say a leaky gas pipe has been repaired after shutting down parts of central London. More>>

The Latest: Egypt presidential candidate to assess status

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Egypt's military to investigate presidential hopeful, retired Gen. Sami Annan, for allegedly breaching army regulations. More>>

Avalanche prompts Italy hotel evacuation, snow blankets Alps

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Avalanche prompts Italy hotel evacuation, snow blankets Alps. More>>

Troubled French nuclear producer relaunches with new name

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France's influential but troubled nuclear company Areva is seeking a new start with a new name. More>>

Russia revokes permit for satire about Stalin's death

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Russia's Culture Ministry has banned a satirical film about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's death two days before its scheduled release. More>>

Rocket launched in New Zealand deploys commercial satellites

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A rocket launched from New Zealand has successfully reached orbit carrying commercial satellites. More>>

Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam

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An island volcano in Papua New Guinea has erupted again, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air. More>>

Pence visits Western Wall amid tensions with Palestinians

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On final day in Israel, Pence making visit to Western Wall and meeting with Israeli President Reuvin Rivlin. More>>

Bandmates, family attend funeral of Cranberries singer

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Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Dolores O'Riordan's Irish hometown for the funeral of the Cranberries singer. More>>

Inventor 'tortured reporter' before killing her on sub

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Danish inventor Peter Madsen tied and tortured Swedish reporter Kim Wall before he either cut her throat or strangled her during a trip on his private submarine in August. More>>

US says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey's ground and air offensive against a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria has distracted from international efforts to ensure the defeat of the Islamic State group. More>>

The Latest: UN say Alps seeing remarkable amount of snowfall

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The news agency ANSA says some 75 tourists and residents are being evacuated after an avalanche near a hotel in the South Tyrol region of northern Italy. More>>

Catalan ex-leader says he's working to return home

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A Faeroese member of the Danish Parliament who plans to meet Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont says that listening to him is the best way to understand what is going on in Spain's Catalonia region. More>>

The Latest: Hamas leader says US prefers Israel over Arabs

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The Latest: Pence tells Israeli leaders that US plans to pull out of Iran nuclear deal unless it's amended. More>>

The Latest: Puigdemont says he hopes to return to Catalonia

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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says he hopes to return to Catalonia and believes it would be a good thing toward helping solve the Catalan crisis. More>>

4 dead after small plane, chopper crash in Germany

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German police say a small aircraft has crashed midair with a helicopter northwest of Stuttgart, killing four people. More>>

Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation

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Myanmar officials say they are ready to begin a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a delay announced by Bangladesh authorities. More>>

'Hobbit' director Peter Jackson making WWI documentary

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The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson is transforming grainy black-and-white footage of World War I into 3-D color for a new film. More>>

Central African Republic hits new high in displaced people

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Central African Republic hits new high in displaced people; 'astonishing level of suffering'. More>>

S. Korean advance team goes to North for pre-Olympic events

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A team of South Korean officials has travelled to North Korea to check logistics for joint events ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in the South. More>>

World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease

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World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad. More>>

US says it wants to help Indonesia provide maritime security

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration wants to help Indonesia play a central role in maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region. More>>

Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 held

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Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 arrested in blow to elephant poaching. More>>

Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019

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Vice President Mike Pence has arrived for a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. More>>

The Latest: Mexico slams US decision on solar panels tariff

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Trump approves tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines. More>>

Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts

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The head of Russian television channel RT says Washington's order requiring the Kremlin-funded outlet to register as a foreign agent is hurting business and morale. More>>

Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities

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The daughter of a Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China says he has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October. More>>

German director resigns as festival chief after abuse claims

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A prolific director of German television dramas has resigned as head of a theater festival following allegations of sexual misconduct. More>>

50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties

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A half century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes for victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy to promote closer ties. More>>

Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

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Syria's Kurdish militia says it's repelled Turkish troops from villages seized in Ankara's offensive against enclave. More>>

Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gathering

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The founder of the World Economic Forum hopes President Donald Trump's planned visit to a gathering of world decision-makers and elites in Davos later this week will "provide him even better with a global perspective.". More>>

Russian police face the unexpected: crocodile in basement

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Russian police have had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg _ a crocodile in the basement. More>>

French president hosts 140 world business leaders

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French President Emmanuel Macron hosts 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France. More>>

Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

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Survivors of Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel recount ordeal of the deadly, 13-hours-long standoff. More>>

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

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Government scientists calculate that 2017 wasn't the hottest year on record, but close and unusually warm for no El Nino cooking the books. More>>

Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

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As Pakistan's relations with US deteriorate, doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes in jail, seemingly forgotten. More>>

Dior gets surreal as stars talk Time's Up at Paris couture

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Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri projected a ludic mood at the Rodin Museum as top actresses weighed in on the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment at Paris couture week. More>>

The Latest: Israel PM praises Pence speech, approach to Iran

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The Latest: Pence arrives at Israel's parliament to deliver keynote speech of his 2-day visit. More>>

AP Explains: Turkey's 'Operation Olive Branch' in Afrin

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AP Explains: Turkey has launched a military operation into Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria. More>>

EU imposes sanctions on 7 senior Venezuelan officials

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The European Union has imposed sanctions on seven senior Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law in the country. More>>

The Latest: France tells UN that Syria is at 'a crossroads'

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The Latest: Russia accuses US fomenting separatism in Syrian Kurdish enclave attacked by Turkey. More>>

China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families

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The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. More>>

Germany, France pass resolution for new friendship treaty

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German and French lawmakers are stressing the need for closer cooperation between the two nations as they mark the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Elysee friendship treaty. More>>

The Latest: Trump's trip to Davos meeting appears to be on

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The Swiss military is stationing 4,377 troops in and around Davos to provide security for this year's meetings at the World Economic Forum, which is set to be headlined by U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Pence calls report on Trump affair "baseless"

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Vice President Mike Pence says reports that an adult film star had an alleged affair with President Donald Trump are "baseless allegations.". More>>

Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentum

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Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on the anniversary of women's marches around the world, capping off a weekend of global demonstrations for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. More>>

Top CEOs take 4 days to earn a Bangladesh worker's life pay

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A CEO from one of the world's top five global fashion brands only has to work for four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in her entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday. More>>

Liberia swears in ex-soccer star George Weah as new leader

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Former international soccer star George Weah will be sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over the post-war impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female president. More>>

Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery

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The deaths of one of Canada's wealthiest men and his wife remain a tantalizing mystery. More>>

UK's Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew, engaged

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It will be a busy year for royal weddings: Princess Eugenie is engaged to be married later this year, several months after her cousin Prince Harry's nuptials. More>>

Head of Britain's army warns of eroding capability

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Britain's army chief says Britain's ability to withstand attack and respond to threats is being eroded by a lack of investment. More>>

Guards block French prisons as assault protest enters week 2

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Protesting guards are blocking dozens of France's 188 prisons as the conflict triggered by attacks on guards enters its second week. More>>

Maldives ex-leader says Chinese projects akin to land grab

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The exiled former leader of the Maldives has said this year's presidential election could be the last chance to extricate his country from increasing Chinese influence. More>>

Palestinian leader urges EU to recognize state, boost role

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging EU countries to recognize the state of Palestine and called on the 28-nation bloc to step political efforts in the Middle East amid Arab disappointment with the US role in the region. More>>

Tillerson sees progress in fixing Iran deal with Europeans

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has become the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the new American embassy in London, a building that President Donald Trump derided for its cost and location. More>>

Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav system

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Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit. More>>

Russian Orthodox bishop assails Putin, won't vote for him

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A Russian Orthodox bishop has said that he wouldn't vote for President Vladimir Putin in March's election _ an unprecedented show of dissent by a high-ranking clergyman in the church whose hierarchs have maintained warm ties with the Kremlin. More>>

Once-influential UKIP in chaos as leader refuses to quit

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The U.K. Independence Party, which played a key role in Britain's decision to leave the European Union, is in disarray as its leader resists growing calls to quit. More>>

Suspect in London van attack on Muslims 'ticking time bomb'

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British prosecutors described suspect in June attack near London's Finsbury Park Mosque as "ticking time bomb". More>>

Militia leader convicted in Central African Republic

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Human rights groups in Central African Republic say a former warlord who fought in the anti-Balaka militia has been sentenced to life in prison, a first for this conflict-wracked country. More>>

Polish gov't pressured to act following report on neo-Nazis

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Poland's right-wing government is facing pressure to act forcefully against far-right extremists following the broadcast of Polish neo-Nazis dressing in Nazi German uniforms and praising Hitler. More>>

German conservatives, partners face tough coalition talks

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German conservatives, partners face tough coalition talks. More>>

'Executed' North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlight

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From reportedly going before a firing squad to stealing the Olympic spotlight, North Korea's top pop diva is an unexpected headliner in run-up to Pyeongchang Games. More>>

Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case

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A former oil executive has been sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official has received a lengthy prison term in a major corruption case involving 22 defendants. More>>

S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

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Dozens of conservative activists have attempted to burn a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a high-profile North Korean delegation passed by them at a Seoul railway station. More>>

South Africa ruling party deciding if Zuma should step down

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South Africa's ruling party said Monday it is considering if President Jacob Zuma should be removed as head of state. More>>

Czech police identify second German victim in hotel fire

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Czech police have identified a second victim from Germany in a hotel fire in downtown Prague that killed four. More>>

Ex-Catalan leader makes trip after Spain judge nixes arrest

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The fugitive former leader of Catalonia has arrived in Denmark, despite threats from Spain to seek his immediate arrest there. More>>

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayed

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With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in squalid camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun. More>>

Swiss police say 8 men stuck in Alpine cave for 2 more days

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Swiss police say eight men who have been stuck in a cave in the Alps since Saturday will likely have to spend at least another 48 hours underground because of flooding. More>>

Editor: Erdogan urged attack on Turkish Cypriot newspaper

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The editor of a left-wing Turkish Cypriot newspaper has accused Turkey's president of instructing supporters to launch a violent attack against his publication's offices over criticism for Ankara's military offensive into Syria. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Catalonia leader speaks at Danish panel

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Spain's foreign minister says that "for the moment" ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is free to move in Europe outside of Spain, adding that his arrest was a matter for judges to decide. More>>

Dismissive words on abuse scandal cast pall over pope's trip

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Pope Francis demanded rights for indigenous groups, decried the region's scourge of corruption and denounced violence against women _ yet his visit was defined by 27 dismissive words that sparked outrage among Chileans over a clerical abuse scandal. More>>

Bulgaria, Czech Republic calls for EU reforms on migrants

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The prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Bulgaria are calling for a swift reform of the European Union's asylum system. More>>

Angola ex-vice president misses corruption trial in Portugal

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Angola's former vice president has failed to appear at a Portuguese court where he was scheduled to stand trial for corruption. More>>

Philippine volcano explodes, villagers flee back to shelters

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Officials say the Philippines' most active volcano has exploded thunderously and authorities warn a hazardous eruption is possible within days. More>>

Trial in Kim Jong Nam's murder resumes in Malaysia

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The trial of the two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader has resumed after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify the authenticity of security camera footage. More>>

Pence accuses Congress of playing politics with military pay

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is blasting Congress for playing politics with military pay, telling U.S. soldiers stationed in the Middle East that the Trump administration would "demand that they reopen the government.". More>>

The Latest: Bangladesh says Rohingya repatriation postponed

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A Bangladesh official says the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed. More>>

Indonesia investigates online insults of Brunei's sultan

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The Sultan of Brunei has made a complaint of defamation to the Indonesian police about an Instagram account that criticized the wealthy autocratic leader of Southeast Asia's smallest nation. More>>

Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18

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Three people have been killed and 18 injured by a bombing in a market in southern Thailand. More>>

The Latest: North Korean figure skaters competing in Taiwan

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The North Korean figure skating pair that will compete in the Winter Olympics is in Taiwan this week for a competition. More>>

Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region. More>>

Yemeni deaths due to diphtheria likely to rise amid blockade

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An international aid group says deaths among Yemenis resulting from a diphtheria outbreak are "likely to rise" if the Saudi-led coalition blockade remains in place. More>>

Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

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French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has announced that Paul Bocuse, the world-famous master of French cuisine, has died at the age of 91. Collomb tweeted Saturday that "Mister Paul was France. More>>

Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

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A Turkish official says suspected Syrian Kurdish fighters have fired rockets from across the border, slightly wounding one person. More>>

Greeks rally over name dispute with neighbor Macedonia

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Tens of thousands of flag-waving Greeks gather in northern city of Thessaloniki to demand Macedonia change its name because it's also the name of the Greek province of which Thessaloniki is the capital. More>>

Afghan forces end Taliban siege at Kabul hotel; 18 dead

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An Afghan official says that at least five civilians have been killed after gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. More>>

Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team

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South Koreans seem generally happy to see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but not on their own team. More>>

Droves fill pope's final Mass in restive Latin America trip

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Pope Francis is wrapping up the most contested, violent trip of his papacy Sunday with a series of meetings with Peruvian church leaders and a final Mass at an air base in Peru's capital. More>>

Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy

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Iran's supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy. More>>

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

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Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards. More>>

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

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China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms. More>>

Kenya: Explosive kills 4 more children grazing livestock

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A Kenyan official says four more children have been killed by an explosive device that went off in a field where they grazing livestock. More>>

The Latest: US condemns Kabul hotel attack that left 18 dead

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An Afghan official says insurgents have killed 18 members of a pro-government militia in northern Afghanistan, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. More>>

The Latest: Russia warned Kurdish officials of Turkey attack

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Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish ground troops have entered a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria and are advancing with Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces. More>>

The Latest: Pope departs Peru, concluding South America trip

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The controversy over Pope Francis' accusations of slander against victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile priest has followed him to Peru. More>>

Paul Bocuse, modest but grandiose French chef, dies at 91

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Paul Bocuse, a modest but grandiose French master chef, dies at 91. More>>

Iran deal 'fixes' to dominate Tillerson's agenda in Europe

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Europe on a mission focused on Iran, and he wants British and French support for tough new penalties against Tehran, and is trying to prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. More>>

7 die at Ethiopia's Epiphany in clashes with security forces

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An Ethiopian police official in the restive Amhara region in the north confirmed Sunday evening that 7 people were killed when people celebrating the Epiphany holiday clashed with security forces. More>>

Dior travels back in time for couture-infused menswear

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Designer Kris Van Assche traveled back in a fashion time machine on the fourth day of the fall-winter shows in Paris. More>>

North Korean girl band leader heads delegation to South

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Head of popular North Korean girl band arrives in South Korea amid Olympic cooperation. More>>

5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests

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Police in Congo have fired tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services Sunday around the country to call for Joseph Kabila to step down from power. More>>

Ethiopia refuses World Bank arbitration over Nile River dam

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Ethiopia's leader has rejected arbitration by the World Bank on a disagreement with Egypt over the hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River. More>>

Officials: Avalanche kills 5 soldiers, injures 12 in Turkey

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A Turkish media reports say Turkish troops conducting military operations in Turkey's southeast have been hit by an avalanche. More>>

The Latest: German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks

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Germany's Social Democrats have voted to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a key step toward ending political gridlock and forming a new government. More>>

Families of Islamist prisoners in Lebanon rally for amnesty

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Hundreds of protesters have rallied in the Lebanese capital demanding that Islamist prisoners be part of a discussed general amnesty. More>>

The Latest: Israeli Arab lawmakers to boycott Pence speech

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Jordan's King Abdullah II is appealing to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" after the Trump administration's recent decision to designate Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

Swiss resort cut off after new snow increases avalanche risk

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Swiss authorities say a village near the famed Matterhorn peak is again cut off to road and rail traffic after new snowfall renewed the danger of avalanches. More>>

Tens of thousands stage anti-corruption protest in Romania

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Romanians prepare to protest against legislation passed by Parliament which they say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption. More>>

France, Germany pledge closer ties with new bilateral treaty

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French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledge to elaborate a new French-German treaty this year to enhance cooperation between the two countries. More>>

French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EU

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French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's market. More>>

2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

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2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed and in good condition, police say. More>>

Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

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Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for more than half a century and put it on tables around the world, has died at 91. More>>

Protesters, police clash at roadblocks in Honduras

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Clashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades. More>>

IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

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Olympics organizers have promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend. More>>

Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

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Turkey's military says it has retaliated against fire into Turkey from across the border in a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria. More>>

The Latest: Danish chef behind Noma thanks Bocuse

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Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for nearly half a century and put it on tables around the world, has died at 91. More>>

Pope: Femicides in Latin America a scourge that must stop

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When Pope Francis travels Saturday to northern Peru he will find a region still reeling from devastating floods nearly a year ago. More>>

Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

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An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. More>>

The Latest: Tillerson speaks to Turkey, Russia diplomats

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Syrian state TV says government forces have reached the perimeter of a rebel-held air base deep inside what was once opposition territory in northwest Syria. More>>

North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

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South Korea requests North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. More>>

Prague hotel fire kills 2, dozens injured

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Czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown Prague has killed at least two people. More>>

British Airways pilot, allegedly drunk, taken off plane

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A British Airways first officer was removed from the cockpit of a flight scheduled to leave for Mauritius amid fears he was drunk. More>>

Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile 'slander' comments on abuse

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Pope Francis' top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pope over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying Saturday his words were "a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse.". More>>

French airport activists start unblocking road

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French activists say they are have started to unblock a road they used to occupy, in a move that eases tensions three days after the government abandoned plans to build a new airport in the west. More>>

Germany's Social Democrats consider opening govt talks

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Leaders of Germany's Social Democrats are making their final push to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a new government. More>>

Serbian president visits Kosovo after politician's slaying

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Serbia's president is visiting Serb-dominated areas in Kosovo days after a moderate politician was gunned down in an attack that fueled concerns of instability in the volatile Balkans. More>>

Sure to win, Egypt's president seeks re-election

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Egypt's leader says he will seek re-election in a March vote he's sure to win. More>>

Germany's chancellor supports dialogue between EU, Turkey

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is voicing support for continuing the dialogue between the European Union and Turkey. More>>

Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptials

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A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by marrying two flight attendants while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat questioned the legitimacy of the shotgun sacrament. More>>

'Watching my family burn': Woman frantic after copter crash

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Investigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the helicopter carrying the group of prominent friends went down after dark Wednesday. More>>

All-female UK team of soldiers crosses Antarctica

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A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power. More>>

Kashmir fighting escalates between India, Pakistan

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Indian officials say a teenage boy and a soldier have been killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir. More>>

US oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia

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A global energy agency says that U.S. oil production is growing quickly and is forecast to top that of heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia this year. More>>

Croatia, Slovenia police bust human trafficking operation

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Police in Croatia and Slovenia say they have busted a human trafficking operation and released dozens of mostly Chinese nationals who were forced to work in illegal call centers. More>>

South Africa's president under pressure at key party meeting

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South Africa's scandal-plagued leader under pressure at key party meeting; some want his exit. More>>

Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein nearing new leadership

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Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein is taking a step toward a changing of the guard, as Mary Lou McDonald became the only candidate to replace outgoing leader Gerry Adams. More>>

Spain rescues 56 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

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Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 56 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean from African to European shores. More>>

Turkish ski bus accident kills 11, injures 44

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Turkish officials say a passenger bus, carrying mostly holiday-makers on a skiing trip, crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing 11 people on board and injuring 44 others. More>>

Russia exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

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Russia's top diplomat is exhorting President Donald Trump to counter what he calls "Russo-phobic" intrigues against him in the United States in order to improve ties between Washington and Moscow. More>>

Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

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The Pentagon says countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism. More>>

Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria

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Turkey's defense minister says country determined to carry out a military offensive against enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters pose ever increasing threat to Turkey. More>>

Pope: Corruption is 'social virus' infecting Latin America

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Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a "social virus" infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru's president and high-ranking political leaders. More>>

Color galore in Paris as menswear gets bold

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There was color galore at Paris menswear shows Friday, with John Galliano channeling the hues of the rainbow for Maison Margiela and Cerutti 1881 featuring flashes of gold. More>>

Pope to indigenous: Amazon is 'heart of the church'

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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 indigenous leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem. More>>

Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns

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Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns; Botswana a 'waterhole' country. More>>

Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

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Tensions between India and Pakistan soar along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day. More>>

France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budget

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French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged an "unprecedented" hike in defense spending in the coming years to guarantee France's security within its borders and fight "obscurantism" abroad. More>>

The Latest: Traditionalist blog questions mid-flight wedding

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Pope Francis is receiving a warm welcome in the Peruvian Amazon city of Puerto Maldonado, with supporters lining the streets to greet him ahead of the pontiff's planned meeting with indigenous people. More>>

Lithuania probing bogus story after TV station is hacked

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Lithuania launched an investigation on Friday into a cyber-attack against a news outlet which saw a fake news article targeting the Defense Minister. More>>

French prison guards protest, 2 attacked by inmates

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French justice ministry says two prison guards have been injured in Corsica after an attack by three inmates amid widespread protests outside jails across the country. More>>

Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor

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A woman, one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to Nazi death camps, has been made senator-for-life in Italy. More>>

Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in Syria

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As Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin it faces the challenge of maintaining its old alliance with Washington and reinforcing a new rapprochement with Moscow. More>>

Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland

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A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series. More>>

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