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'Reprehensible and racist:' Trump's remarks outrage Africans

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally...

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German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017

BERLIN (AP) — German linguists have declared the phrase “alternative facts,” popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017. Conway used the phrase last year when asked why President Donald Trump’s then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized the size of the...


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North Korea calls Trump a 'lunatic' and a 'loser' in response to nuclear button tweet

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. North Korea’s official news agency responded Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s controversial “nuclear button tweet,” describing it as the “the spasm of a lunatic,” according to AP. “The spasm of Trump in the new year reflects the desperate mental state of a loser...


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Orange is the new blue: Why India wants to color-code its passports

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - In India, the rich and poor inhabit vastly different worlds. Now, many fear, new government rules will deepen that divide with different-colored passports. On Friday, India’s Foreign Ministry issued new rules saying that citizens who require emigration...


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Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines’ most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 34,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from getting too...


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France's Macron is forced to defend his migrant policy in wake of crackdowns

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CALAIS, France - In some respects, this is the first crisis of a young presidency otherwise defined by tweetable speeches and global interventions. When Emmanuel Macron won the French election last year, he campaigned on a platform of welcoming migrants. Many saw his...


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Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic helped ensure there were all kinds of comebacks. Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena...


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US allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America’s side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy. The 20-nation gathering on Canada’s...


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Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

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HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his...


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Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

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SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can’t imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months. Living with 25 relatives in a crowded home in this teeming Gaza Strip slum, the meager rations provided...


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Melania Trump's fashion style true to her Europe roots

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PARIS (AP) — Slovenian-born Melania Trump has been unafraid to go against her husband’s “America First” agenda and stay true to her roots, if there’s a message to be taken from her bold, foreign-flavored wardrobe in 2017. In her first year as first lady, Mrs. Trump has often wrapped herself in the...


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