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Ophelia batters UK after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead
Ophelia batters UK after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead

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LONDON (AP) — Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in...

Brazil Temer
Brazil Temer

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Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.

Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters
Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters

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MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Gunfire rang out sporadically and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought Tuesday to regain control of the last...

3 killed in Togo unrest after arrest of religious leader

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LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest Monday evening of a religious...

UN forced to halve rations in Central African Republic

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian official warns that aid workers have had to cut rations in half across Central African Republic because of...

UK interest rates set to rise as inflation hits 3 percent
UK interest rates set to rise as inflation hits 3 percent

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LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain is set to rise above 3 percent in the next month or two due to Brexit-related price increases, the Bank of England's...

Germany Trump Tussauds
Germany Trump Tussauds

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A wax sculpture of US President Donald Trump stands at Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. The sculpture was completed by...

Michelle Yeoh: Weinstein a 'bully,' 'not always honorable'
Michelle Yeoh: Weinstein a 'bully,' 'not always honorable'

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HONG KONG (AP) — Actress Michelle Yeoh said Tuesday that she was aware of Harvey Weinstein's reputation and would have unleashed "years of martial arts...

Fall of Islamic State group's 'capital': 5 things to know
Fall of Islamic State group's 'capital': 5 things to know

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BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria say they have captured Raqqa, once the seat of power for the Islamic State group, on Tuesday after...

Authorities seeks answers from Air Berlin over tower flyby

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BERLIN (AP) — German air safety officials say they've asked bankrupt carrier Air Berlin to explain why one of its pilots aborted his landing at...

6 killed in Turkey coal mine collapse

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A coal mine collapsed in southeast Turkey on Tuesday, killing at least six miners. Rescuers were trying to reach one other mine...

12 Turkish police officers wounded in bombing

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A bomb exploded as a bus carrying police was passing by in a southern Turkish city on Tuesday, wounding a dozen officers,...

Britain reports hate crimes spike after Brexit vote, attacks

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LONDON (AP) — U.K. authorities say hate crimes spiked after Britain's vote to leave the European Union and following several extremist attacks this...

People Bill Pullman
People Bill Pullman

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FILE - In a Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 file photo, Bill Pullman attends a premiere for "Battle of the Sexes" on day 4 of the Toronto International Film...

The Latest: US coalition: IS pockets remain in Syria's Raqqa
The Latest: US coalition: IS pockets remain in Syria's Raqqa

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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): 4:35 p.m....

Syrian commander says Raqqa has been captured from militants
Syrian commander says Raqqa has been captured from militants

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BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces liberated the city of Raqqa on Tuesday from Islamic State militants, a senior commander said, in a major defeat...

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh
Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

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COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into...

Turkish state media reports bombing against police bus in southern city, ambulances sent

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish state media reports bombing against police bus in southern city, ambulances sent.

Syrian Democratic Forces seize Raqqa from Islamic State

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BEIRUT — The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken full control of the northern province of Raqqa from the Islamic State militia, the...

Russia Director Detained
Russia Director Detained

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Russia's theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov is escorted into a court room for hearings in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Russia's...

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