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US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy Video included

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President Donald Trump's administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. More>>

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Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

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Human Rights Watch is criticizing the way Turkey is conducting its offensive in northern Syria, saying it has failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties. More>>

Trump Jr. 'loves' Indian media covering his business visit

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Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the U.S. president, will be pushing another ethics boundary on his whirlwind trip to India when he makes a foreign policy speech. More>>

Myanmar bulldozes what was left of Rohingya Muslim villages

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Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages in vast operation human rights groups say is destroying evidence of crimes. More>>

18 killed as 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital

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Somali police official says 2 car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu, following by gunfire; 3 dead. More>>

UN to vote Saturday on humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

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The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. More>>

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

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Gang rapes, beheadings and blindings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses amid civil war. More>>

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

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Parents fear worst for missing 101 girls after Nigeria attack; echoes of Chibok mass abduction. More>>

US donors balk at pope's request for $25M for Rome hospital

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The Vatican is facing another financial headache, after donors to a major U.S. Catholic foundation balked at a request from Pope Francis to foot a $25 million loan to a scandal-plagued Rome hospital. More>>

EU official says UK seems delusional over post-Brexit ties

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A top European Union official says Britain's view on its future ties with the EU after Brexit appears to be 'based on pure illusion'. More>>

EU leaders can't agree yet on post-Brexit budget

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The leaders of European Union nations _ minus Britain's prime minister _ meet to begin what are expected to be acrimonious talks on how the bloc will cope with a multibillion-euro hole in its budget caused by Brexit. More>>

Versace, Cavalli, Etro, Marras update their design DNA

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For anyone wanting to unlock the DNA of Milan ready-to-wear, a new museum exhibition surveying three decades of Italian fashion offers some codes. More>>

French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus

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French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen. More>>

Money-laundering watchdog: Close North Korean banks

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The watchdog that monitors global and illicit misuse of funds has cited North Korea as a top source of "ongoing and substantial" money laundering and terrorist financing and urged countries to close North Korean banks. More>>

Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

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The journey of Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin has led from prison to wealthy entrepreneur. More>>

The Latest: UN delays vote on 30-day Syria cease-fire

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Main Syrian opposition group is calling on the international community to prevent Russia from voting on a new U.N. Security Council resolution. More>>

Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case

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Dutch prosecutors are set to announce if they will open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter. More>>

Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production

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Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost. More>>

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

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In a heated debate set to last 13 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. More>>

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Video included

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Volcanologists say the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also "completely annihilated" the mountain's summit. More>>

European space probe prepares to sniff Martian atmosphere

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A European space probe has swung into position around Mars in preparation to analyze its atmosphere for possible signs of life. More>>

Iranian official panned for rights abuses to visit UN body

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An upcoming visit to the United Nations' top human rights body by Iran's justice minister is attracting criticism since the European Union has issued sanctions against him for rights violations. More>>

EU warns Turkey after its warships force gas rig to halt

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The European Union warned Turkey on Friday to rein in its navy after Turkish warships threatened and blocked an Italian rig from reaching a site southeast of Cyprus where it was to drill for natural gas. More>>

Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

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Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the American president, has landed in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony this weekend for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. More>>

France unveils broad new plan to tackle radicalization

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France has unveiled a wide-ranging new program to counter radicalization, as jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list of people showing risk signs grows. More>>

The Latest: Al-Shabab claims Somalia blasts that kill 18

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The Latest: At least 18 killed in 2 explosions in Somali capital, ambulance service says. More>>

Canadian police charge alleged killer with another murder

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Canadian police say they've charged an alleged serial killer with one additional charge of murder, bringing the total to six. More>>

Autopsy aside, Israeli army says tear gas killed Palestinian

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The Israel military says an initial inquiry suggests a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video may have died from tear gas inhalation. More>>

Brexit is already causing a drop in EU migration to UK

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Brexit is a little more than a year away but there is mounting evidence it's already having a major impact on the number of European citizens looking to live and work in Britain. More>>

Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

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Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-threatening haze across the region. More>>

Switzerland: 2 killed in apparent murder-suicide in Zurich

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Police say that two people are dead after a shooting in Switzerland's biggest city, Zurich. More>>

German food bank criticized, praised for anti-migrant stance

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A food bank in Germany is being criticized for its decision to stop serving more foreigners, who make up a growing percentage of its users. More>>

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors demand support

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Some 135 anti-corruption prosecutors have called on the country's top judicial body to defend their reputations, saying the independence of the justice system is at stake. More>>

Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, 3 still critical

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Authorities say a British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday. More>>

Donors pledge $510 million for West Africa anti-terror force

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EU pledges 50 million euros to new West African counterterror force. More>>

Led by Gigi Hadid, next-gen supermodels fill Milan runways

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The next generation of supermodels out in force on the second day of Milan Fashion Week. More>>

Russia: Embassy coke bust shows our mission's strength

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A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry is brushing off suggestions that the discovery of hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of cocaine in a school attached to Moscow's Argentina embassy harms the mission's reputation. More>>

Turkish court rules 3 academics committed terror propaganda

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Turkey's official news agency says a court has convicted three academics who signed a peace petition of committing terror propaganda, but deferred final verdict. More>>

Social media helps French police find WWI soldier's relative

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A fallen soldier's letter from World War I that was discovered in France touched authorities so much they launched a successful search for the fallen soldier's living relatives. More>>

US Embassy in Montenegro reopens after bomb incident

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The U.S. embassy in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica has reopened a day after an ex-Yugoslav soldier hurled a bomb into the compound and then killed himself with another one. More>>

Af-Pak officials inaugurate long-awaited gas pipeline

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Afghanistan's president and Pakistan's prime minister were on hand for the launch of a gas pipeline that will feed Turkmenistan gas to Afghanistan, on to Pakistan and eventually to India. More>>

Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau with a hug, a day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats rescinded a party invitation for a man convicted of trying to kill an Indian politician in the 1980s. More>>

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

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A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom locked themselves in cabins to escape days of violence. More>>

The Latest: $510 million pledged for West Africa's Sahel

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The Latest: $510 million pledged at EU summit for West Africa's Sahel in security, development. More>>

Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

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Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea's 22 athletes wrap up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics without a medal _ or even a finish higher than 13th. More>>

Parents: 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack

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Parents say 101 Nigerian girls still missing days after suspected Boko Haram attack. More>>

AP Interview: Qatari envoy calls for emergency aid to Gaza

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AP Interview: Qatar's point man for Gaza calls for urgent aid to war-torn territory, warns of possible new conflict. More>>

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

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Tiny island nation of Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking plan to protect rich marine life. More>>

World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for the European Union to step up pressure on Russia and Iran to end the violence in Syria. More>>

Indian partners hawk dinner talk with Trump Jr for $39,000

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Want an evening out with Donald Trump Jr.? Sorry, even if you have an extra $39,000 it's probably too late to buy a "conversation and dinner" with the eldest son of the American president as he visits India. More>>

In Syria, a father says last goodbye to dead child

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A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child in a moment captured on video, before the shelling starts again. More>>

UNICEF official resigns after allegations made

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A senior official at UNICEF has resigned after allegations of inappropriate behavior during an early stint at Save The Children. More>>

UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan

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London police say are investigating after a suspicious package was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle. More>>

Turkey to develop unmanned tanks, president says

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Turkey's president says the country will develop unmanned tanks to minimize risk to soldiers in combat. More>>

Ex-rising star of French far right steps into US limelight

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Out of the shadows, the woman who was the rising star of France's far right National Front until she left politics is emerging on the other side of the Atlantic, stepping into the limelight as a speaker at a major forum for American conservatives. More>>

Top Greek court backs key bailout-linked development project

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Greece's supreme court has approved a large private urban development project on the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport, which is a key element of the country's bailout program. More>>

Latvian scandal exposes weakness in European oversight

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The European Central Bank says it does not have the power to investigate money laundering in individual nations, a hint that it is up to member state Latvia to clear up its corruption scandal. More>>

The Latest: US: Montenegro attack not part of ongoing threat

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The man who hurled a bomb into the U.S. embassy compound in the capital Podgorica and then killed himself was an ex-soldier decorated by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic after NATO's bombing of Serbia and Montenegro in 1999. More>>

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

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Tiny island nation of Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking plan to protect rich marine life. More>>

Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide

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Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament vote in favor of labelling as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago, a move sure to further ratchet up diplomatic tensions between the Netherlands and Turkey. More>>

Montenegro police: US Embassy attacker ex-soldier

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Police in Montenegro say they are "working intensely" to identify an assailant who threw an explosive device into the U.S. embassy compound in the capital, Podgorica, before killing himself. More>>

Romanian minister calls for firing of anti-graft prosecutor

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Romania's justice minister calls for the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor to be removed from her post, citing what he said were serious concerns about the way she did her job. More>>

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

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Insiders say the U.S. indictment against the St. Petersburg troll farm only scratches the surface of the agency's zany, ambitious operations _ and glosses over just how unconvincing some of its stunts could be. More>>

French court keeps Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in prison

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A French court has rejected a request to be released by a prominent Islamic scholar incarcerated this month on preliminary rape charges. More>>

Eni executive: drilling off Cyprus could be put on hold

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Turkey's energy minister says his country won't allow the Cyprus government to carry out a 'unilateral' search for gas off Cyprus. More>>

US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 extremists

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US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 al-Shabab extremists; 5th strike this year. More>>

Online dating couple jailed in UK for IS-inspired bomb plot

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A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website have been handed prison sentences for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain. More>>

Brit Awards give top honors to Dua Lipa, Stormzy

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Music stars will wear white roses on the Brit Awards red carpet to support campaigns against sexual harassment and assault. More>>

Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman

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Belgian police have sealed off part of a Brussels suburb amid media reports that an armed man could be at large. More>>

North to send another senior delegation for Olympic closer

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North Korea to send a high-level delegation led by senior party official suspected of leading two deadly attacks on the South in 2010 to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony. More>>

Germany nixes special visa treatment for Cambodia officials

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Germany is withdrawing a system of special visa treatment for Cambodian officials, including Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family, citing the Southeast Asian country's crackdown on the opposition. More>>

China probing possible violation of UN sanctions on N. Korea

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China says it is "highly concerned" about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate U.N. sanctions on North Korea. More>>

EU court says Poland violated air quality laws in 2007-2015

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The European Union's top court says that Poland has violated EU law on air quality by continuously exceeding pollution values from 2007-2015. More>>

The Latest: Police: Brussels incident 'not terror-related'

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Belgian police have sealed off part of a Brussels suburb amid media reports that an armed man could be at large. More>>

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

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Syrian rescuers say 10 people have been killed by government airstrikes and shelling on a town in the suburbs of Damascus. More>>

Blinded investigator to Indonesia graft fighters: Stay brave

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An anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to "stay brave" as he returns to Indonesia after months of medical treatment. More>>

Venezuela's Maduro calls for early Congress vote as well

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Venezuela's opposition says it will boycott an election challenging socialist President Nicolas Maduro unless the government drops a ban on major candidates and takes other steps to ease fears it's rigged. More>>

Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates

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A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media. More>>

Montenegro: Man threw grenade at US Embassy then killed self

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US Embassy in Montenegro warns Americans of security situation, reports say someone hurled a grenade then killed himself. More>>

50 girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attack

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Authorities in northern Nigeria say as many as 50 girls remain missing several days after an attack on a village by jihadists. More>>

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

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'They force you to deport yourself:' Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal. More>>

State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

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Israeli media are reporting that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate Netanyahu in corruption allegations. More>>

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

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Donald Trump Jr. says any talk that his family is profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he kicked off a highly publicized visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name. More>>

US Jewish group withdraws Holocaust video offensive to Poles

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US Jewish foundation sparks outrage in Poland with video calling on the United States to sever its diplomatic ties with Poland over controversial new Holocaust legislation and by repeatedly using the historically incorrect term 'Polish Holocaust'. More>>

Milan Fashion Week opens with #metoo moment of reflection

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Milan Fashion Week got underway with a moment's pause to put focus on women who have come forward as victims of sexual misconduct. More>>

UN vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy

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Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a UN resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable to delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded. More>>

Supreme Court sides with Chicago museum in terror case

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The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at Chicago museums to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. More>>

Russia criticizes Western pressure to turn away from Moscow

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Russian foreign minister is criticizing Western policies toward his country, urging countries to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the Russia-West divisions. More>>

French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers

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French President Emmanuel Macron's government is presenting its first big immigration bill, which human rights organizations criticize as repressive toward asylum-seekers. More>>

The Latest: Brits pays tribute to Manchester bomb victims

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Dua Lipa says celebrity gestures can help put an end to sexual harassment and abuse. More>>

Moody's upgrades Greek credit rating by 2 notches to B3

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Greece's powerful Communist Party has vowed to step up protests against online auctions of homes in mortgage default, adding pressure on the government which has promised bailout creditors it will speed up the process. More>>

Vandalism, violent incidents mark Italy's election campaign

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Acts of vandalism and violence are marking Italy's election campaign. More>>

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

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A court in Bahrain has sentenced a prominent activist to five years in prison over tweets alleging torture at a prison in his country and criticizing Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. More>>

Polish kidnap suspect says British model agreed to plot

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A Polish man charged with kidnapping a British model for ransom says she agreed to the scheme in a bid to boost her career. More>>

Madrid art fair yanks photo exhibit amid political spat

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Madrid's International Art Fair has yanked an exhibition entitled "Political Prisoners in Contemporary Spain," prompting charges of censorship against the government-funded body which operates the event venue. More>>

Liberia's new president pays visit to France

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Former international soccer star George Weah meets with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris Wednesday. More>>

German court hands 'Laserman' life sentence for 1992 killing

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A German court has sentenced a Swedish man to life in prison for fatally shooting a woman in Frankfurt 26 years ago. More>>

Preliminary report: Sightseeing helicopter spun before crash

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A preliminary report says a sightseeing helicopter spun at least twice before crashing in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists and injuring three others and the pilot. More>>

2 French soldiers killed in Mali by explosive device

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Two French soldiers have died in Mali when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device. More>>

Watchdog group: Countries move too slowly against corruption

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A watchdog group says corruption continues to be a global problem and the majority of counties are moving too slowly in their efforts to address it. More>>

Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads for the United States accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. More>>

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

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State Department says North Korean officials passed up an opportunity to meet face to face with Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to South Korea for the Olympic Games. More>>

Maduro: Digital currency puts Venezuela on tech vanguard

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Officials in Venezuela say going to the open market with the oil-rich country's own version of the bitcoin. More>>

South Africa's new leader winning fans with morning exercise

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is winning some fans with his habit of early morning jogs and walks in which he interacts with the public. More>>

German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

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Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car. More>>

UK Supreme Court: Police liable for failings in rapist case

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Britain's Supreme Court says police can be held liable for failing to bring serious criminals to justice _ a ruling that could open U.K. forces to a wave of lawsuits from victims. More>>

Macedonia replaces road signs in goodwill gesture to Greece

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Macedonian authorities have begun replacing road signs on the country's main highway named by the previous government after the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, in a goodwill gesture toward neighboring Greece. More>>

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

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'They force you to deport yourself:' Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal. More>>

Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

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A string of criminal suits against Lebanese journalists and researchers has jolted this small country that is accustomed to styling itself as the main forum for ideas in the Middle East. More>>

Can Brexit be stopped? Pro-EU campaigns try to turn the tide

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Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over a year. More>>

AP Explains: Syria's starved, rebellious suburb under attack

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AP Explains: Syria's starved rebellious suburbs east of the Syrian capital, Damascus, are under attack. More>>

Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 94th birthday in near solitude

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 94th birthday in near solitude, his 1st since resignation. More>>

Budget carrier flydubai sees profits and revenue increase

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Budget carrier flydubai says its earnings and profits have increased from the year before, with revenue reaching 5.5 billion dirhams ($1.5 billion) and profits at 37.3 million dirhams ($10 million) last year. More>>

Latvian ECB official won't resign, rejects bribes report

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The head of Latvia's central bank says he will not resign following an investigating into suspected bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations that he sought bribes from a local bank. More>>

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution. More>>

Mudslides block only road to New Zealand town after storm

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Mudslides have blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country. More>>

Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100 Video included

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Syrian activists, paramedics say 98 people were killed in government shelling of rebel-held Damascus suburbs on Monday. More>>

Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions

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Japan says its military witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it "strongly suspects" violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea. More>>

Australia boosts Indian Ocean travel safety after MH370

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Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. More>>

Ukraine's president signs bill on Russia-backed regions

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Ukraine's president has signed a bill aimed at reintegrating the territories in the country's east that are controlled by Russia-backed separatists. More>>

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India Video included

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The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on Indians who have bought units in Trump-branded developments. More>>

Italy warns of election threat as rival parties court Russia

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Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in March 4 elections, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake news on popular Italian platforms. More>>

Iran TV airs images of site of airplane crash that killed 65

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Iranian state TV airs first images of site of airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people. More>>

Netanyahu confidant identified as scandals mount

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Israeli police name two Netanyahu associated arrested for their suspected role in a wide-ranging corruption probe. More>>

Stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion Week visit

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Queen Elizabeth II has made her first visit to London Fashion Week to present an award design recognizing British excellence. More>>

Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage

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Chicken is still as scarce as hen's teeth at KFC's British outlets. More>>

The Latest: Envoy says US extends hand to Palestinians

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Israel's U.N. ambassador is accusing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of refusing direct peace negotiations with Israel and is calling him "the problem" _ not the solution. More>>

The Latest: Group says Syria death toll tops 100 for the day

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The Latest: UNICEF's 'blank' statement decries killings of scores, including children, in rebel-held Damascus suburb. More>>

Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

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Uber is pulling out of Morocco _ a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company say is linked to the North African country's failure to reform its strict transport rules. More>>

Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

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A Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a Japanese millionaire who is their biological father. More>>

17 Turks reach Greek island, to apply for asylum in Greece

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A group of 17 Turks who reached a Greek island by dinghy from Turkey are seeking political asylum in Greece, authorities in Athens said Tuesday. More>>

Zimbabwean opposition leader Tsvangirai buried in rural home

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Thousands of people in Zimbabwe gather for the burial of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death from cancer exacerbated divisions within his movement. More>>

UK Labour chief says Communist spy claims 'ridiculous smear'

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The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party says a claim that he gave information to a Czechoslovak spy during the Cold War is "a ridiculous smear.". More>>

Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency

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Maldives' parliament has approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency declared by the president to strengthen his power ignoring a plea from regional power India. More>>

Joint Koreas hockey team ends historic Olympic run

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The Korean women's hockey team has ended its historic Olympic run with a five straight loss, with thousands of fans shouting "We are one" and waving a "unification flag.". More>>

Oxfam apologizes over handling of Haiti abuse scandal

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British lawmakers are set to question officials of two anti-poverty charities Tuesday amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic environments in which they work. More>>

Picasso, Monet works up for auction in Rockefeller art trove

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An art collection amassed by billionaire David Rockefeller could raise more than $500 million for charity when it is auctioned this spring. More>>

Parts of Warsaw Ghetto wall to become historic monuments

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A regional official in Poland wants two fragments of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto put on a list of historical monuments. More>>

Kosovo to vote on revised demarcation deal with Montenegro

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Kosovo's Cabinet has asked parliament to vote later this week on a revised version of a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. More>>

The Latest: Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

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A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. More>>

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

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Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL. More>>

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

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The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their habitat and fatal conflicts with people grow. More>>

Egyptian officials say resumption of Russian flights delayed

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Cairo airport officials say planned resumption of Russian flights to Egypt delayed till April. More>>

Czechs to open satellite center to serve intelligence, NATO

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The Czech Republic's army says it is planning to open a new satellite center to serve the country's military intelligence and NATO. More>>

South African president announces "lifestyle audits"

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says public representatives will undergo "lifestyle audits" as part of his campaign to clean up the government. More>>

EU border chief warns migrant pressures will stay high

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The head of the European Union's border agency says the number of migrants trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean will remain high this year, with more expected to arrive through Spain. More>>

EU advocate says Poland broke law by logging in forest

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European Union's top advocate says that Poland has infringed EU environmental law with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe's last pristine Bialowieza Forest. More>>

Road warrior David Davis says UK won't have 'Mad Max' Brexit

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Britain's top Brexit official says his country wants to lead a "race to the top" in global standards, in a speech aimed at allaying European fears of a deregulated, laissez-faire U.K. economy. More>>

Seeking Swiss safety, Catalan activist snubs Spanish probe

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A leading Catalan politician is vowing to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her role in last year's illegal secession attempt. More>>

German man fined $258,000 for cheating at self-service till

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A German man has been fined 208,000 euros ($258,000) for cheating at a supermarket self-service till. More>>

17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

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Mozambican media say at least 17 people died when heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital. More>>

Prosecutors: German angered by immigration attacked refugees

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Prosecutors in southwest Germany say a man who attacked and wounded three migrants with a knife apparently acted because he was angry about the government's refugee policy. More>>

Latvia starts criminal probe of its central bank chief

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ECB orders Latvia's crisis-struck ABLV Bank to halt all payments, Bank of Latvia issues EUR97.5 million emergency loan. More>>

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

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Oxfam's report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims. More>>

London Fashion: Erdem shows fancy florals; Kane goes for sex

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Highlights from Monday's events at London Fashion Week include Erdem at the National Portrait Gallery. More>>

Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

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Max Desfor, former AP photographer who won Pulitzer for Korean War photos, dies at 104. More>>

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

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The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election as lacking evidence. More>>

IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

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Islamic State militants ambush Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary force, killing at least 27 fighters. More>>

Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017

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An Israeli settler leader says the number of settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year. More>>

Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

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Syrian state TV says pro-government forces will start entering Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin 'within hours'. More>>

South Africa steps up action against Zuma-linked family

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South African authorities escalate anti-corruption drive against a business family linked to former president Jacob Zuma, saying they could seek Interpol's help to track suspects. More>>

Spanish finance minister backed for leading ECB job

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Ireland is withdrawing its candidate for European Central Bank vice president, making it almost certain that Spain's finance minister will get the job. More>>

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column Video included

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Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes. More>>

'Three Billboards' wins, women make waves at UK film awards Video included

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Ferocious female-led tragicomedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards, at a ceremony dominated by women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality. More>>

The Latest: Latvian central bank chief is released on bail

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Latvian state TV say that the country's central bank chief has been released from detention on bail pending an investigation into suspected bribery. More>>

The Latest: Turkey denies reports that Syria will aid Kurds

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The Latest: Turkey threatens to battle Syrian government troops if they enter Syrian enclave to protect Kurdish fighters. More>>

West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homes

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West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands in once-quiet part of Burkina Faso flee. More>>

Court video shows kidnapped model revisiting scenes of crime

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Video footage of a British model leading Italian police to locations connected to her alleged kidnapping has been played at the trial of her accused abductor. More>>

Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

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Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about concussion-like symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called health attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. More>>

The Latest: 'Three Billboards' named best picture in Britain

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Stars are starting to arrive for the British Academy Film Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall, where many women are walking the red carpet wearing black. More>>

Case against activists threatens Kuwait's political openness

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Case against dozens over 2011 parliament storming renews threat to Kuwait's unique political openness, a Gulf rarity. More>>

What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top UK secret

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With three months to go before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding, the fashion and bridal worlds are abuzz with talk of who the bride will pick to design her dress and what kind of look she would go for. More>>

Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

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Iran's Press TV: Search teams reach site of plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board. More>>

Turkey renames US Embassy street after Syria offensive

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Turkish authorities have renamed a street where the U.S. Embassy sits on after Turkey's military offensive in Syria that had led to tensions between the allies. More>>

British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 32 years

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A judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology's ability to spread depravity. More>>

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