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Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to...

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Russian curler to return Olympic medal over failed drug test

Pyeongchang Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Games, a spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation told state TV. Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, which is...


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Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

Syria-1

BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria’s rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and...


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Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

Pyeongchang Olympics Cross Country Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — As she headed up the steepest, most grueling hill of her life in third place, Jessica Diggins thought to herself that just winning an Olympic medal was no longer good enough. She wanted more. She wanted gold. Diggins dug deep, remembering all the years of training...


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Macron risks his image as a humane globalist by approving a crackdown on migrants

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron approved an immigration bill Wednesday that would sharply limit the number of asylum seekers allowed to stay in the country and at the same time increase deportations, infuriating migrant advocates and even political allies....


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Britain eyes longer Brexit transition, asks EU to talk dates

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. British Prime Minister Theresa May is asking the European Union for flexibility on the length of the Brexit transition period with just over a year before the country leaves the bloc. Britain has said it wants an implementation period to last around two years, while the EU has...


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How Billy Graham took his crusade to North Korea

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Billy Graham, a charismatic American evangelist, died Wednesday at age 99. He was often known as “America’s pastor,” but his influence extended around the world, and he was well known for traveling to poor nations and international war zones as well as taking...


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Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

Ocean Plastic Business

LONDON (AP) — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames. He carefully marks out a one-square meter (11-square foot) patch and, with gloved hands, catalogues each bit of plastic he finds, meticulously reporting the...


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AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

Africa Israel A Migrants Tale

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for...


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State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations that could topple him from power. The testimony by...


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Trump's attempt to strike 'ultimate' Middle East deal faces new setback

(c) 2018, Foreign Policy. President Donald Trump once described the prospect of a peace pact between Israelis and Palestinians as the “ultimate deal,” a foundational diplomatic breakthrough that could burnish his presidency and help restore America’s standing in the world. But the United States...


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