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 2018-08-14 22:33 

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Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation...

U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' public affairs chief is being investigated after allegations that she misused her authority and used her staff for personal business....

 2018-08-14 22:31 

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Trump disputes parts of defense law as an affront to his authority...

President objects to measures that constrain him on Russia, Korea and Guantanamo...

 2018-08-14 22:15 

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Mattis heard gunfire outside his hotel in Rio de Janeiro...

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he heard gunfire early Tuesday during his stay in Rio de Janeiro....

 2018-08-14 22:14 

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Venezuela arrests 2 military officers over 'assassination attempt' against Maduro...

The men are among 14 people jailed after a recent incident involving drones in Caracas....

 2018-08-14 22:03 

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More than 1,200 infected with measles in Brazil; 6 dead...

Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,200 people have been infected in a growing measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela....

 2018-08-14 21:56 

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Islamic State may still have 30,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria, even after setbacks...

Two new reports put the number far higher than previously thought, but the U.S. military says the estimates may be too high....

 2018-08-14 21:56 

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Greek forest fire death toll climbs to 96...

Greek authorities say the death toll from last month's devastating forest fire near Athens has climbed to 96 after a 68-year old man died of his injuries in a hospital....

 2018-08-14 21:45 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro blames left for crime in presidency plan...

A leading rightist presidential candidate blamed the left on Tuesday for Brazil's rise in crime as he promised to give further protection to one of the most lethal police forces in the world....

 2018-08-14 21:05 

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Puerto Rico power company says power back on across island...

Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday....

 2018-08-14 20:00 

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Ex-dictatorship police agents sentenced in Chile...

Chile's Supreme Court has sentenced 24 former police agents to prison for the disappearance of a man who was arrested during the "dirty war" crackdown on leftists under dictator Augusto Pinochet....

 2018-08-14 19:55 

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Hezbollah downplays US sanctions on Iran...

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah says U.S. sanctions against Iran and his Iran-backed group will not have major effects on them and will not lead to regime change in Tehran....

 2018-08-14 19:42 

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Mattis: Taliban tactics endanger Afghan civilians...

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's usage of civilian homes as fighting positions is forcing Afghan government forces to move slowly in expelling the insurgents from the city of Ghazni....

 2018-08-14 19:26 

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Lebanon says Israeli smoke bombs wound 2 troops, spark fire...

The Lebanese military says Israeli troops fired six smoke bombs across the border, causing two members of the military intelligence agency to suffer breathing difficulties....

 2018-08-14 19:22 

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Lebanon rejects UN stance, says Syrians should return...

Lebanon has rejected the position of the head of the U.N. refugee agency, who said it was too early to talk about a mass return of Syrian refugees because the war-torn country is still too dangerous....

 2018-08-14 19:14 

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UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela...

The United Nations says an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil....

 2018-08-14 18:44 

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Former Uruguay leader Mujica retires from Senate...

Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has resigned from his senatorial seat....

 2018-08-14 18:30 

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Iraq to reduce visa charges for Iranian pilgrims...

Iraq is reducing visa charges for Iranian pilgrims who visit to mark a major religious occasion later this year....

 2018-08-14 18:26 

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Italian Premier Conte: 22 killed, 16 injured in highway bridge collapse in Genoa, death toll may rise further...

Italian Premier Conte: 22 killed, 16 injured in highway bridge collapse in Genoa, death toll may rise further....

 2018-08-14 17:53 

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Iran rejects UN report on al-Qaida leaders influencing Syria...

Iran is "categorically" rejecting a report by U.N. experts which says al-Qaida's leaders in Iran "have grown more prominent" and have been working with the extremist group's top leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, to influence events in Syr...

 2018-08-14 17:46 

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Official: Venezuelan general arrested in assassination plot...

Prosecutors in Venezuela say they've arrested two high-ranking military officers suspected of participating in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro....

 2018-08-14 17:44 

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Venezuela officials say 2 high-ranking military officers arrested for attempt to assassinate president...

Venezuela officials say 2 high-ranking military officers arrested for attempt to assassinate president....

 2018-08-14 16:53 

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Greek prime minister says Turkey frees 2 Greek soldiers...

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Turkey has freed from prison two Greek soldiers detained for allegedly illegally crossing the border between the two countries on March 1....

 2018-08-14 16:47 

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British police say detectives search 2 properties in Birmingham and 1 in Nottingham over car crash at Parliament...

British police say detectives search 2 properties in Birmingham and 1 in Nottingham over car crash at Parliament....

 2018-08-14 16:46 

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Greek Prime Minister says Turkey has freed from prison 2 Greek soldiers held since March 1 for crossing border...

Greek Prime Minister says Turkey has freed from prison 2 Greek soldiers held since March 1 for crossing border....

 2018-08-14 16:31 

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In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victory...

Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public life....

 2018-08-14 15:57 

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Turkish leader talks big, but can be pragmatic in crises...

The man at the center of Turkey's currency crisis and feud with the United States — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — is unleashing the same combative rhetoric that powered him through other grave challenges in his 16 years as the increasin...

 2018-08-14 15:57 

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Fighting between pro-government factions in Yemen kills 18...

Yemeni officials say fighting has erupted between two pro-government factions, killing at least 18 people on both sides in the past two days....

 2018-08-14 15:52 

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Italy: Rescuers work to free bridge collapse victims...

The Morandi Bridge in Geona, Italy, collapsed Aug. 14, sending cars and slabs of concrete tumbling and leaving at least 20 people dead....

 2018-08-14 15:50 

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Turkey's Erdogan vows US boycott, but diplomats resume talks...

Turkey's president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats resumed contact...

 2018-08-14 15:45 

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Israel to ease some Gaza restrictions amid lull in violence...

Israel says it plans to ease some restrictions on the Gaza Strip as Egypt attempts to broker an end to months of violence between Israel and Hamas....

 2018-08-14 15:19 

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Detention extended for Turkish consulate arson suspect...

A Dutch investigating judge has ordered a 34-year-old homeless man to be detained for a further 14 days on suspicion of an arson attack on the Turkish consulate in Amsterdam....

 2018-08-14 15:15 

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Austin Tice has been missing in Syria for six years...

The freelance journalist is believed to be alive and somewhere in Syria since he disappeared in 2012 while reporting on the war....

 2018-08-14 15:10 

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Youths rampage and set cars on fire in Sweden...

According to reports in the Gothenburg Post, police suspect the attacks were coordinated across the city but have not given a motive for the destruction....

 2018-08-14 15:00 

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Ethiopian special police force kills 41, official says...

An Ethiopian official says a notorious special police force in the country's Somali region killed 41 people and wounded 20 others as ethnic violence poses a challenge to the reformist new prime minister....

 2018-08-14 14:57 

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Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream...

London's famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream ....

 2018-08-14 14:57 

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Prominent American author says Israel detained him for hours...

A prominent American author and former CNN program host says he was detained by Israel at a border crossing on a recent visit....

 2018-08-14 14:49 

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Chile authorities raid Episcopal Conference in abuse probe...

Chilean authorities say they are raiding the headquarters of the Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference as part of a widespread investigation into clerical sex abuse in the South American country....

 2018-08-14 14:45 

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Prosecutor says authorities are raiding the headquarters of Chile's Catholic Episcopal Conference in probe of sex abuse...

Prosecutor says authorities are raiding the headquarters of Chile's Catholic Episcopal Conference in probe of sex abuse....

 2018-08-14 14:44 

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Egypt arrests 13 on anniversary of 2013 crackdown...

Egyptian police have arrested 13 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members accused of inciting protests on the fifth anniversary of the violent dispersal of two mass sit-ins....

 2018-08-14 14:36 

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Congo's top opposition parties talk possible joint candidate...

Six major opposition parties in Congo that have registered candidates for December's long-delayed presidential election are discussing putting forward a joint candidate....

 2018-08-14 14:35 

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Wattle fences: Weaving branches takes time, yields rewards...

They come in the middle of the night and are gone by morning. But without fail, they leave their calling cards: Pronged footprints and gashes in the ground where they've dug with natural abandon....

 2018-08-14 14:33 

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Eco-friendly, open-air urinals are installed around Paris...

Street urinals were installed around Paris in a city council effort to try to discourage pedestrians from urinating in public....

 2018-08-14 14:31 

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Taliban assault on Ghazni flouts Afghan and U.S. hopes for truce, peace talks...

Afghan forces belatedly repelled insurgents but may be losing a propaganda war....

 2018-08-14 14:24 

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The Latest: Malta to let rescue ship with 141 migrants dock...

The Latest on a ship carrying rescued migrants in the Mediterranean (all times local):...

 2018-08-14 14:15 

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Genoa: At least 22 dead after bridge collapse in Italy...

A motorway bridge collapsed Aug. 14 over the northern Italian port city of Genoa in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy." The bridge was built in the 1960s, and restructuring work was carried out on it in 2016....

 2018-08-14 14:06 

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German prosecutors charge IS suspect with planning attack...

German federal prosecutors say they've filed charges against a 29-year-old Islamic State suspect accused of planning a vehicular attack in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe....

 2018-08-14 13:55 

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Chile: 10 people killed in nursing home fire...

Chilean authorities say that at least 10 elderly people have been killed as a fire swept through a nursing home....

 2018-08-14 13:49 

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Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters...

The Philippine president says China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wrong" and Beijing should not tell others to leave those areas to avoid clashes....

 2018-08-14 13:45 

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Fire sweeps through Chilean nursing home, killing 10 women...

Fire sweeps through Chilean nursing home, killing 10 women....

 2018-08-14 13:15 

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Italy bridge collapse kills at least 11 people...

A rainstorm brought down a 650-foot section of a highway bridge, causing concrete and cars to fall several stories onto buildings....

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