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Cannes Palme d'Or goes to Ruben Ostlund's "The Square"

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The Cannes Film Festival is gearing up to award its prestigious Palme d'Or at a glitzy award ceremony. More>>

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US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

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Homeland Security secretary says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights into and out of the United States. More>>

Manchester attack transforms Britain's election campaign

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Until a week ago, two things were widely agreed about Britain's upcoming general election: it was producing the dullest campaign in recent memory and the result was a foregone conclusion. More>>

Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

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French President Emmanuel Macron says his now famous white-knuckle alpha-male handshake showdown with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was "a moment of truth" _ designed to show that he's no pushover. More>>

Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror

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Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire. More>>

New arrest in 'full tilt' Manchester attack investigation

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Britain's interior minister says the hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large. More>>

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

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A senior Palestinian official sharply condemned Israel for holding a government meeting at a sensitive Jerusalem site. More>>

American doctor in Sudan awarded Aurora humanitarian prize

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An American doctor who has spent years working in a fighting-ravaged region of Sudan has been awarded the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for exceptional humanitarianism. More>>

BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

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British Airways says it's continuing to work hard to resume a normal flight schedule at two London airports a day after a global IT failure crippled its services. More>>

The Latest: Sofia Coppola takes directing prize at Cannes

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The Cannes Film Festival Jury has done its job, but the winners won't be announced for a couple more hours. More>>

Dismay, anger in France at vandalism of De Gaulle's tomb

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French politicians are reacting with anger and dismay after the tomb of France's wartime hero and former President Gen. More>>

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

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A source at the Group of Seven summit says the seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal to give the Trump administration time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement. More>>

The Latest: BA says 'many' of its IT systems up and running

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British Airways says "many" of its IT systems are up and running, but travelers still face cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. More>>

Frenchman and 3 Congolese hostages are released in Congo

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The French presidency is announcing the release of a French hostage kidnapped on March 1 in Congo. More>>

South African ruling party debates fate of president

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South Africa's ruling party is debating whether President Jacob Zuma should resign amid increasing concern about alleged corruption at the highest levels the government. More>>

German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice

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The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccination. More>>

Albania returning Brazil poultry shipment with salmonella

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Albanian food authorities say they have decided to turn back to Brazil 26 metric tons of poultry that were blocked after found with high levels of salmonella. More>>

Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria near de-facto IS capital, Raqqa

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Syrian opposition activist groups say airstrikes have killed at least 17 people just south of the northern city of Raqqa the de facto capital of the Islamic State group. More>>

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging European Union nations to stick together in the face of new uncertainty over the United States and other challenges. More>>

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

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The Philippine military says it has found the bodies of 16 civilians who were gunned down by Muslim militants in the ongoing fight for the control of southern Marawi city. More>>

Norway demands return of funds from Palestinian Authority

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Norway is demanding that the Palestinian Authority reimburse it for funds donated to a women's center on the West Bank because the center was named after a female militant who participated in an attack in Israel that killed 37 civilians. More>>

Canada's premier in Italy visits quake-devastated Amatrice

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a tour of Amatrice, the central Italian town brought to rubble by an August earthquake that killed nearly 300 people. More>>

Poland's pro-democracy movement ousts leader, elects new one

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Poland's popular pro-democracy movement has elected a new leader amid signs of waning and controversies surrounding the finances of its previous chairman. More>>

The Latest: Italian police tear gas protesters near G-7 site

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A summit of the leaders of the world's wealthiest democracies has ended without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris climate agreement. More>>

The Latest: Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

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Pope Francis is urging prayers for the victims of the Manchester concert attack and has denounced how "so many young lives were cruelly broken.". More>>

The Latest: Survivors tell of horror during Egypt bus attack

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Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror. More>>

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

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President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal. More>>

French designer shows off DIY robot in public for 1st time

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A French designer has shown his humanoid DIY robot for the first time to the public in Romania. More>>

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit

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California-based company Rocket Lab says it has successfully launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad. More>>

The Latest: BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick

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British Airways cancels flight from London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports due to global IT failure. More>>

Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

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One of Australia's most notorious criminals has returned home more than 12 years after she was convicted of smuggling marijuana to Indonesia's tourist island of Bali. More>>

Video shows South African police pelting men with apples

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A recently released video shows South African police officers pelting suspected thieves with apples that had allegedly been stolen. More>>

German poll: Lead for Merkel's conservative bloc widens

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A poll of German voters shows Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc's lead widening as the main challenger Social Democrats continue to lose support. More>>

Officers: IS snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in Mosul

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Two Iraqi military officers say the advance of troops has slowed in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul. More>>

German biker loses bag of cash, raining bills over Autobahn

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German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day's earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn. More>>

Sri Lanka rescuers find bodies as flood deaths reach 146

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Sri Lankan rescuers are taking advantage of improving weather and receding floodwaters to reach thousands of people in need to basic supplies after floods and mudslides leave at least 126 dead. More>>

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

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British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11. More>>

India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protests

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Government forces have enforced strict curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir after Indian soldiers killed a prominent rebel commander in the disputed region. More>>

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

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Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29. More>>

Bangladesh reinstalls justice statue that irked Islamists

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Bangladesh has reinstalled a statue of Lady Justice after its removal in the face of Islamist hardliners. More>>

BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

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British Airways says travelers facing delays due to failure of computer systems worldwide. More>>

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

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A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days. More>>

Pope visits factory workers, highlights the dignity of work

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Pope Francis has begun a one-day visit to the northern Italian port city of Genoa to meet with workers, poor and homeless people, refugees and prisoners. More>>

Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against IS

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Syria government-controlled media and a war monitor say Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State group militants and rebel fighters in a wide offensive in the country's southern desert. More>>

The Latest: Obama offers Prince Harry condolences on attack

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British police say they are evacuating residents around a house being searched in connection with the Manchester concert bombing. More>>

Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa

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Spain's maritime rescue service has saved 157 migrants from five small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. More>>

Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

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Interior Ministry official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan. More>>

Greek, Turkish Cypriots link arms across border for peace

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Dozens of Greek and Turkish Cypriots linked arms across a United Nations controlled buffer zone cutting across ethnically divided Cyprus' capital Nicosia to voice their support for a reunification agreement. More>>

Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by US

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Iran's Supreme Leader has called Saudi Arabia a "cow" that is being "milked" by the United States. More>>

Drug gangs take aim at police officers amid coca crackdown

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With a shot to the chest, Alejandro Caro fell from his motorbike while on patrol in a small town in northern Colombia, the victim of criminal gangs who are targeting police and have killed 11 officers in the last month. More>>

Report: Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that Tehran is ready for talks with Arab nations to reach a "real agreement toward peace and brotherhood.". More>>

Trump criticizes German trade surplus, again

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President Trump's criticism of Germany's trade surplus with the United States is getting attention again as leaders of seven wealthy democracies gather for difficult talks on trade and climate change. More>>

Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times

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Pope says more Christian martyrs today than in ancient times, prays for latest Egypt victims. More>>

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

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Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupt in Indian-controlled Kashmir after government forces kill a prominent rebel commander and his associate. More>>

The Latest: Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack on Coptic Christians south of Cairo that killed 29. More>>

The Latest: Merkel reminds Trump about German investment

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The chairman of the European Union's council says he agrees with President Donald Trump that the international community should be "tough, even brutal" on terrorism and Islamic State. More>>

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

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An Iraqi official says a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul. More>>

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

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Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers tried to wrest back control of a southern city from fighters linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. More>>

Sri Lanka says finding survivors among 99 missing doubtful

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Sri Lanka's government says the death toll from Friday's floods and mudslides has risen to 100 with 99 others missing, as security forces and residents step up search and rescue operations. More>>

Mosul siege extends IS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at risk

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Old City siege draws out Mosul fight and endangers trapped civilians as Iraqi forces inch toward victory against IS. More>>

The Latest: Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

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Iraqi official says senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander killed in explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul. More>>

G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda Video included

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The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations off its consensus game with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. More>>

S. Korea confirms fishing crew's safety after hijack scare

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South Korea's military has dispatched a naval unit in waters off Somalia after pirates reportedly hijacked a South Korean fishing vessel. More>>

Iraqis demand 'justice' after US probe into Mosul strike

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Residents of Mosul neighborhood hit by US airstrike in March deny findings from coalition probe of the deadly attack. More>>

Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

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Human rights activists say child marriages are rising dramatically amid the civil war in Yemen. More>>

Israel's Ramadan goodwill comes amid tension over Gaza power

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Israel has announced a series of goodwill gestures for Palestinians ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan a day after it warned Gaza's already meager electricity supply could be further reduced following a spat between President Abbas and Hamas. More>>

Civilians bear brunt as fresh Syria strikes kill 35, says UN

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UN official pleads for Syrian civilians under IS rule, says they paying the price of airstrikes against militant group. More>>

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

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With North Korea's nuclear missile threat in mind, Pentagon officials are planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will use an intercontinental-range missile as a target. More>>

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

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European leaders are mounting a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduced carbon emissions. More>>

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

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Egyptian state TV: 23 people, 25 wounded in militant attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo. More>>

Correction: Britain-Concert Blast story Video included

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Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22. More>>

UK Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes

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British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers. More>>

The Latest: Head of world track attends Manchester event

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London police say extra security is being added for major sporting events this weekend including the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. More>>

Health Ministry: 28 killed in Libya militia fighting

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The spokesman of the Libyan health ministry says a total of 28 people were killed and over 130 wounded in intense militias' fighting in the capital, Tripoli. More>>

The Latest: Egypt strikes bases in Libya after Copts attack

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The German government is condemning the attack against a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt in which 24 people were killed and 25 wounded. More>>

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go Video included

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U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. More>>

Estonia to expel 2 Russian diplomats; Moscow blasts move

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The Baltic region's largest news agency says Estonia has informed Russia that two of its diplomats in the Baltic country will be expelled. More>>

Crash report: Confused by spin, Mars probe failed to brake

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An independent report concludes Europe's Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn't cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent. More>>

A look at extremist attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christians

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A look at major extremist attacks against Egypt's Coptic Christians in recent years. More>>

Tunisian trial opens over beach attack on British tourists

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Six security officers in Tunisia and 20 other people are on trial over a 2015 Islamic extremist attack on a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists. More>>

Pakistan presents new $50 billion development-heavy budget

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Pakistan's Finance Minister has presented a $50 billion development-heavy budget that also promises a seven percent increase in military spending. More>>

AP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

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AP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse. More>>

Official: Taliban kills 15 Afghan soldiers in Kandahar

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An Afghan official says Taliban fighters attacked an army camp in southern Kandahar province, killing at least 15 soldiers. More>>

91 killed, 110 missing in Sri Lankan floods, mudslides

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Sri Lanka's government says 91 people have been killed and 110 others are missing in floods and torrents of mud unleashed by heavy rains. Authorities appealed for international help for rescue and relief operations. More>>

UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit

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UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks after no agreement on final reunification summit. More>>

Poland faces deadline to stop over-logging in ancient forest

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Poland has until Saturday to explain to European Union authorities why it has increased logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests and to suspend the excessive removal of trees. More>>

IOM: More than 60,000 migrants reach Europe by sea in 2017

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The International Organization for Migration says more than 60,000 migrants have reached the shores of Europe in 2017, a sizeable decrease when compared to the same time-frame in 2016. More>>

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

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Police in Indonesia say three suspected Islamic militants have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the two suicide bombings that killed three police officers and injured 11 other people in the capital. More>>

Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeeping

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Key dates in Sri Lanka's recent history of conflict and contributions to U.N. peacekeeping. More>>

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

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President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media _ but the man he shoved aside took it in stride. More>>

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, couple, friends

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The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. More>>

Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

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Philippines military chief says top terror suspect Isnilon Hapilon is still hiding in the besieged city of Marawi in the country's south. More>>

Turkish committee: US-based cleric was behind failed coup

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The head of a Turkish parliamentary investigative committee says there is no question that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last year's failed military coup. More>>

The Latest: Protesters oppose martial law in Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is telling troops fighting Muslim militants for the control of southern Marawi city to use martial law powers to defeat the extremists. More>>

Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73

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The daughter of Laura Biagiotti says that the Italian fashion designer has died after suffering a heart attack. More>>

Quiet college dropout turned bomber: Who was Salman Abedi?

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He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer _ and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain's Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing himself and 22 others. More>>

Outspoken Chinese law professor, government critic, silenced

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One of the Chinese government's most vocal, and dogged, critics will finally fall silent. More>>

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

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A U.S. diplomat says Chinese officials say they have tightened border controls with North Korea as part of international sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities. More>>

Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence

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Turkey has rejected a resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives that condemned violence by Turkish bodyguards against protesters during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington last week. More>>

1 step forward, 2 steps back for LGBT rights in Asia

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For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia. More>>

The Latest: Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines

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Filipino Catholics have attended a Mass for people in the southern region now under martial law and in the besieged city of Marawi. More>>

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast Video included

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Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people a pop concert. More>>

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

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AP Analysis: Iran president's biggest challenge likely meeting his supporters' expectations. More>>

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

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Army tanks packed with soldiers have rolled into a southern Philippine city to try to restore control after militants linked to Islamic State group launched a violent siege. More>>

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending Video included

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NATO's chief has affirmed that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting Islamic State but will not wage war against the extremists, as President Donald Trump prepares to meet allied leaders. More>>

Greek ex-prime minister hurt as letter bomb explodes in car

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Greek police say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been wounded in an explosion in a car in central Athens. More>>

The Latest: Greek govt official describes blast as attack

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Greece's government spokesman has described an explosion that wounded former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and two others as an attack. More>>

OPEC extends output cut, but big oil price increase unlikely

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OPEC and outside oil producers appear set to extend production cuts in an effort to shore up prices. More>>

The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

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President Donald Trump is at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. More>>

China urges balance on environment, economy in Antarctica

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A top Chinese leader says a "proper balance" must be struck between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica as climate change exposes its vulnerabilities. More>>

The Latest: Britain resumes sharing bombing intel with US Video included

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British police say officers and the army are responding to an incident at a college in Trafford, a district near Manchester. More>>

US: Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden

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Authorities say an Uzbek refugee serving 25 years in a California federal prison for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been indicted on charges that he stabbed a prison warden. More>>

Troops pull out of Brazil capital; president under pressure

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Troops are guarding federal buildings in Brazil's capital as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters forced the evacuations of several ministries. More>>

Italy court overturns appointments of 5 museum directors

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An Italian administrative court has nixed the selection of five museum directors, siding with critics of a much-vaunted reform which allowed experts based abroad to compete for top posts. More>>

The Latest: Poland ready to boost military help in Mideast

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it's important for NATO and partners to share information, as a row brews between Britain and the United States over Manchester bomb scene photos. More>>

G-7 leaders seek common ground after seismic shifts Video included

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G-7 leaders will be looking to build trust as they seek common ground after a year of seismic shifts in global politics. More>>

Turkey's leader confronted by France, Germany at NATO summit

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been confronted by key allies France and Germany with diplomatic complaints despite him traveling to Brussels to celebrate the unity of the NATO alliance. More>>

Queen Elizabeth visits young survivors of concert blast Video included

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Queen Elizabeth II has met with children injured in the Manchester concert bombing, consoling them and pronouncing the attack "wicked.". More>>

Iraqi forces release videos it says counters claims of abuse

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An Iraqi interior ministry unit accused of committing abuses in the fight against IS in Mosul release videos refuting the claims. More>>

British social media celebrity among dead from concert blast Video included

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It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. More>>

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

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Manchester's race relations have been in the spotlight since bombing suspect Salman Abedi, a British citizen of Libyan descent, killed 22 people and injured dozens more. More>>

Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in south Afghanistan

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Afghan official says at least 13 soldiers killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban at security checkpoints. More>>

Thousands honor Finland ex-president Koivisto before burial

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Tens of thousands of Finns have lined the roads in central Helsinki to honor former President Mauno Koivisto as his coffin was borne from the Helsinki Cathedral to the city's main cemetery. More>>

Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

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Hamas says it has put to death 3 men it accused of killing senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza. More>>

Berlin Wall, 9/11 symbols offer message to Trump at NATO

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A U.S. president who wants to build walls is celebrating the collapse of one of the world's most iconic barriers. More>>

The Latest: Greek police arrest 2 alleged refugee smugglers

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Police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have arrested two people for allegedly belonging to a ring that sold falsified identity documents to refugees, enabling them to travel on to Germany. More>>

Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel Video included

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Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favorite partners" during presidency. More>>

New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'

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The new head of the World Health Organization doesn't believe the Trump administration's calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a "closed issue.". More>>

Hungary reveals new ideas to increase birth numbers by 2030

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Hungary's prime minister says the government will reduce mortgages for families with three or more children and build or renovate many nurseries to help boost the country's birth rate. More>>

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

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China is protesting a U.S. Navy patrol that brought a guided missile destroyer near a group of manmade islands in the South China Sea that are controlled by Beijing. More>>

Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace Video included

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Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. More>>

Namibian harbor town of Luderitz plans maritime museum

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The Namibian harbor town of Luderitz is hoping to attract more tourists with the construction of a maritime museum. More>>

Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network Video included

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British investigators are exploring whether the bomber that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall was part of a larger terror cell responsible for the deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris last year. More>>

Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

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In his first appearance on the world stage, President Donald Trump is aiming for caution over his usual brand of chaos. More>>

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, police officer Video included

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Teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who went to school near Manchester, was at the Ariana Grande concert with a friend on Monday night. More>>

The Latest: Ethiopia's PM hails Tedros election as WHO chief

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The president of this year's World Health Assembly opened this afternoon's proceedings by calling for a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing attack. More>>

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

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A Philippine Roman Catholic church leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage from a cathedral by gunmen in a southern city. More>>

With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix

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This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in boos and applause. More>>

The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication' Video included

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France's interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. More>>

Suspected suicide bombs in Jakarta kills 3 policemen

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Police say a suspected suicide bomb blast near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital has killed a policeman and injured four other officers. More>>

President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

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Indonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers. More>>

Israel defense chief appears to confirm Trump leaked intel

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Israel's defense minister appears to have confirmed his country's intelligence was leaked by President Donald Trump during a meeting with Russian officials this month. More>>

Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore order

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Brazil's president has ordered federal troops to restore order in the country's capital following the evacuation of some ministries amid clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader's ouster. More>>

Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya Video included

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The father of the British-Libyan bomber behind Manchester bombing that killed 22 people during Ariana Grande concert denied his son's links to the bombing and said that he was preparing for a visit to Saudi to perform pilgrimage. More>>

Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

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Ivanka Trump has asked African women who were trafficked into prostitution in Italy what the U.S. government can do to help. More>>

OPEC likely to extend production cuts into next year

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OPEC oil ministers will likely decide to prolong production cuts in an effort to support prices, when they meet Thursday. But even a slight rise in value per barrel will fuel further U.S. shale production, meaning more and cheaper oil down the road. More>>

Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

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Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants; cites Manchester attack. More>>

UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing Video included

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UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing. More>>

Protesters, politics 'without taboos' greet Trump in Belgium

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U.S. President Donald Trump is in Brussels, where thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators took to the streets and the Belgian prime minister said he spoke with the president "without taboos.". More>>

Egyptian opposition leader freed, referred to trial.

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Prosecutors have ordered the release on bail of an opposition leader accused of publicly making an obscene finger gesture in January. More>>

Activists: Fighting, airstrikes target southern Syrian city

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Activists: Syrian government forces battle insurgents, strikes southern city declared safe zone under Russia-backed deal. More>>

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

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NATO is rolling out the red carpet, opening a massive new HQ and repackaging its image for President Donald Trump. More>>

Somalia car bomb kills at least 8 in capital, police say

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Somalia car bomb kills at least 4 outside restaurant in capital, police say. More>>

Rescuers say 34 migrant bodies pulled from sea off Libya

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The Italian coast guard says at least 20 migrants have died after their ship capsized in rough seas. More>>

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

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Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces as Israeli demonstrators are marching through the Old City Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half. More>>

Czech crisis ends with finance minister replacement

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The Czech Republic's president has fired Finance Minister Andrej Babis and appointed his replacement, a step that ends the country's political crisis. More>>

Hack, fake story expose real tensions between Qatar, Gulf

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Qatar says hackers broke into state-run news agency's website, published fake statement from country's emir. More>>

Egypt denies Sudan claims of providing vehicles to rebels

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Egypt has denied the announcement by Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir that Egyptian armored vehicles were used by rebels in recent attacks in the Darfur region. More>>

Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority

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Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall say security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, but it is not clear if rigorous bag screening would have helped prevent the deaths. More>>

French photographer detained in Turkey starts hunger strike

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A leading press freedoms group says a French photographer who was taken into custody in Turkey has started a hunger strike to protest his detention. More>>

The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assembly

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Dr. Margaret Chan has given her last address as director-general of the World Health Organization at its annual gathering of member states in Geneva. More>>

Romania: daughter, aide of ex-president to stand trial

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Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say the daughter of former President Traian Basescu and his closest aide will stand trial on suspicion of bribery and other corruption-related charges. More>>

Erdogan: EU seems to want Turkey to abandon membership bid

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he believes the European Union wants Turkey to abandon its membership bid and says it is up to the bloc to decide whether the accession talks should be terminated. More>>

US ambassador to UN hails Turkish school for Syria refugees Video included

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The U.S ambassador to the United Nations is in Turkey at the ribbon-cutting for a new U.S.-funded school, and Nikki Haley says the American people are thankful the U.S. ally is taking in so many Syrian refugees. More>>

Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis

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Russia's president says that Moscow hopes for a democratic settlement of Macedonia's political situation. More>>

The tragedy of Everest's normal: 10 dead this season, so far

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Authorities in Nepal say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest. More>>

Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage

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Taiwan's Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, making the island the first place in Asia to recognize such unions. More>>

UN envoy: aim for final Cyprus summit deal by week's end

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A United Nations envoy says he's working to get the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus to agree by the end of this week on holding a final summit that'll aim to conclude an overall reunification deal. More>>

Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level Video included

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An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack. More>>

Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack Video included

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Survivors recount horror of suicide bombing at Ariana Grande concert. More>>

Officials: Manchester bomber was local man of Libyan descent Video included

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The man who police say blew himself up in a packed concert arena in Manchester, killing 22, did not make a strong impression on his neighbors. More>>

Polish couple among those killed in Manchester blast Video included

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Authorities say 8-year-old Saffie Roussos was the youngest of the 22 victims identified so far in the bombing in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert. More>>

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground Video included

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They are stylistic and strategic opposites, one a bombastic and ostentatious president, the other a modest and wily pontiff. More>>

Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

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Health ministers, diplomats and other high-level envoys are set to choose the next director-general of the World Health Organization among three finalists. More>>

4 bodies found inside tent at the highest camp on Everest

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Authorities in Nepal say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest. More>>

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