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German election: Chancellor Angela Merkel claims a mandate to form a new government

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BERLIN (AP) — German election: Chancellor Angela Merkel claims a mandate to form a new government.

The Latest: Mexico quake death toll rises to 319
The Latest: Mexico quake death toll rises to 319

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mexico's earthquake (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Mexican authorities say the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude...

Kurdish president says partnership with Iraq is over
Kurdish president says partnership with Iraq is over

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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's Kurdish region's controversial vote on independence will go ahead as planned on Monday, despite mounting...

2 senior members of Germany's center-left Social Democrats say the party plans to go into opposition

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BERLIN (AP) — 2 senior members of Germany's center-left Social Democrats say the party plans to go into opposition.

Little aid for quake-stricken Mexican town

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JOJUTLA, Mexico — On a map roughly drawn on scraps of cardboard, the volunteers used bottle caps to mark the places they needed to search. “There are...

Germany Spacey
Germany Spacey

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US actor Kevin Spacey speaking at the Bits and Pretzels founders' and investors' festival in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo despite ceasefire
Airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo despite ceasefire

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BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes have targeted rural Aleppo in northern Syria Sunday for the first time in months since a cease-fire took hold in the province,...

Switzerland
Switzerland

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A performance with the Flyboard during an event at the shore of the lake Geneva with over 30 different acrobatic sports in Montreux, Switzerland,...

Mexican authorities say death toll from earthquake reaches 318, including 180 in Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say death toll from earthquake reaches 318, including 180 in Mexico City.

Switzerland Acrobatics
Switzerland Acrobatics

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A high wire artist performs at the 'Montreux Acrobatics', an event at the shore of the lake geneva with over 30 different acrobatic sports in Montreux,...

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico
Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

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GUAJATACA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Large amounts of federal aid have begun moving into Puerto Rico, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump...

Iranian Guard drills near Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard launched a military exercise Sunday in its northwestern Kurdish region just ahead of Iraqi...

Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the polls
Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the polls

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BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel cast her vote Sunday in Berlin, confident of a fourth term in office with her conservative bloc enjoying a wide...

Swiss voters reject raising women's retirement age to 65

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BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters have decided against increasing the retirement age for women by a year to 65. Swiss broadcaster SRF reported Sunday that...

Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers

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TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed and five others wounded in an attack on a convoy. The mission...

Germany Oktoberfest
Germany Oktoberfest

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Visitors riding a carousel at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Former Rwandan presidential aspirant Rwigara is arrested

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KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan police have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and a women's rights activist, for...

About two dozen players kneel for national anthem in London
About two dozen players kneel for national anthem in London

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LONDON (AP) — About two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette,...

Saudi festivities stress unity amid political, economic woes
Saudi festivities stress unity amid political, economic woes

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is celebrating its National Day with an array of family-friendly festivities, including allowing women to...

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico
Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

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GUAJATACA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump...

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