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Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia...

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Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey’s high-stakes votes Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise Zimbabwe rules out delaying election after blast at rally 2nd person dies after blast at Ethiopia rally, minister says...


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France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

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BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. Both sides of the Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War...


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New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based on what she wants. Ardern made her first public...


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Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise

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BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing’s expanding military presence overseas. Mattis will be the first...


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Zimbabwe rules out delaying election after blast at rally

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s presidential spokesman is ruling out an election delay or a state of emergency after an explosion at the president’s campaign rally on Saturday that state media has called an assassination attempt. George Charamba told the state-run Sunday Mail newspaper that the...


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Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

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JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic...


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Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey's high-stakes votes

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey held high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions. Opposition leaders cast their ballots vowing to be vigilant against voting fraud. The...


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Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women steered their cars through busy streets for the first time on Sunday after the world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. It’s a historic moment for women who have had to rely on their husbands, fathers, brothers and drivers to run basic errands,...


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2nd person dies after blast at Ethiopia rally, minister says

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s health minister says a second person has died after Saturday’s explosion at a massive rally in the capital for the new prime minister. Health Minister Amir Aman says on Twitter that the person died at a local hospital in intensive care. More than 150 people...


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The Latest: Kvist to return to World Cup despite broken ribs

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Denmark midfielder William Kvist, who was sent home after sustaining two broken ribs and a punctured lung after a hard collision in a match against Peru last week, is set to return to the World Cup. Denmark coach Age...


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