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North Korea says it plans to launch many more satellites

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the country plans to launch many more satellites and accused the United States...

Islamic State has lost its capital in Syria: What happens now?

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BEIRUT — After four months of grueling street fighting, a U.S.-backed Syrian force said Tuesday that it had wrested control of Raqqa from Islamic...

Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas
Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of...

US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa
US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa

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BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once...

China Party Congress
China Party Congress

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing,...

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital
Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

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SMITHS FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to...

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells Communist Party congress the nation's prospects are bright but challenges are severe

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping tells Communist Party congress the nation's prospects are bright but challenges are severe.

Xi to put his stamp on Chinese history at Party Congress opening

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HONG KONG — President Xi Jinping kicks off China’s most important political event on Wednesday, a twice-a-decade meeting of party leaders that may...

Colorado teen killed young siblings to be alone, police say
Colorado teen killed young siblings to be alone, police say

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his two young siblings to death and wounding his father in Colorado told investigators...

The Latest: Amnesty says Myanmar killed 100s of Rohingya
The Latest: Amnesty says Myanmar killed 100s of Rohingya

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BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh (all times local): 5 a.m. Amnesty...

George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins Booker prize
George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins Booker prize

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LONDON (AP) — American author George Saunders won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic...

APTOPIX Canada Daily Life
APTOPIX Canada Daily Life

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Andrew Clark plays basketball in the atrium of the Woodward's building on a mural placed on the ground to mark World Sight Day, in Vancouver, British...

In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing
In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Anguished families scoured Somalia's capital Tuesday in search of scores still missing from Saturday's bomb blast that killed...

The Latest: UN says Raqqa liberation from IS is game changer
The Latest: UN says Raqqa liberation from IS is game changer

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BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria as Islamic State militants make their last stand in the city of Raqqa (all times local): 2 a.m. A...

Brazil Corruption
Brazil Corruption

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In this July 4, 2017 photo, Senator Aecio Neves, of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, makes his defense statement at the Senate in Brasilia, Brazil....

Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday suspended protests intended to press for reforms to Kenya's electoral commission ahead...

Q&A on Syria’s Raqqa, the fallen capital of the Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’

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Before it fell under the sway of Islamic State in January 2014, the Syrian crossroads city of Raqqa, on the northern banks of the Euphrates River in...

Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal
Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's top court ruled Tuesday that an independence referendum in Catalonia was unconstitutional, adding weight to government...

Iraqi forces widen push to recapture territory from Kurds

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IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi forces pressed their campaign to retake oil-rich territory from Kurdish fighters, widening a conflict that has roiled markets and...

Spain Catalonia
Spain Catalonia

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Holding candles, people stay on one of the city's main avenues to protest against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders...

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