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{FD} Jet Airways flight returns to Mumbai after passengers complain of nosebleeds from loss of cabin pressure

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Dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding during the plane’s ascent. Continue reading

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{FD} Journalism school’s namesake posts racist comment online

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A University of Mississippi official says the man after whom its journalism school was named has shared a post on social media with an “unjustified racial overtone.” Continue reading

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{FD} Japan’s Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation’s leader. Continue reading

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{FD} Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt

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Austria urged its European Union partners Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, amid deep divisions over how to manage the challenge. Continue reading

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{FD} Shiites across Mideast mark Ashoura, mourning saint’s death

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Shiites across the Middle East on Thursday marked Ashoura, an annual commemoration mourning the 7th century death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein, one of Shiite Islam’s most beloved saints. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Moon departs North Korea after summit with Kim

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The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 4 p.m. South Korea says President Moon Jae-in is returning home after three days of summit meetings with North Korean leader Kim … Continue reading

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{FD} Places Moon has visited are glimpses into North Korea itself

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A sacred volcano at the heart of North Korea’s founding mythology. Continue reading

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{FD} New landslide kills at least 4, buries houses in Philippines

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A massive landslide buried dozens of homes in two villages near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least four people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent cellphone text messages pleading for help, officials … Continue reading

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{FD} Kim, Moon raise hands on North Korea’s sacred volcano

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The leaders of the rival Koreas took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, standing on the peak of a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and a centerpiece of propaganda used to legitimize the Kim family’s rule, their hand… Continue reading

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{FD} Making, drinking arak a source of national pride in Lebanon

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Every part of Lebanon’s national drink, arak, is infused with tradition — from distilling the aniseed-tinged liquor to the ritual of mixing it at the table, when the transparent liquid suddenly turns milky white as water is added. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 death during Florence: A hunter keeping watch on his dogs

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Hurricane Florence was blowing across eastern North Carolina hours before making landfall, and Bennie Lee Sutton’s hunting beagles were howling in their backyard kennel. Continue reading

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{FD} US can’t deny passport over refusing to pick gender, judge says

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U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor gets life term in Hong Kong over yoga ball killings

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An anesthesiologist convicted of killing his wife and daughter by placing a yoga ball that leaked carbon monoxide in their car has been sentenced to life in prison in Hong Kong. Continue reading

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{FD} Politics, pride in leaders trip to ‘sacred’ N. Korea volcano

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There is no more sacred place in North Korea than Mount Paektu — and getting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to such a spot is a propaganda coup unlike any other. Continue reading

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{FD} The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

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Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea’s offer of concessions comes with a catch for US

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A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump’s high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by th… Continue reading

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{FD} UN backs anti-graft investigator in standoff with Guatemala

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U.N. Secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday rejected a request by Guatemala’s government to name a new head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the Central American nation. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Ray Donovan’ star Liev Schreiber’s harassment charge dismissed

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A suburban New York judge has dismissed charges against Liev Schreiber for allegedly attacking a local photographer while the actor was filming the popular Showtime series “Ray Donovan.” Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico’s rights agency faults army in fuel-theft killings

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Soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the Mexican state of Puebla, the country’s National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Autopsy: Man shot 9 times by campus police in Oregon

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Two campus security officers in Oregon fired 17 times at a legally armed black man who was trying to break up a fight and struck him nine times, killing him, according to a report released Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Shooter dead, 4 injured near Pennsylvania court

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The Latest on a shooting at a judge’s office in Pennsylvania (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Shooter dead, at least 4 injured in shooting at court

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One person is dead in a shooting outside of a judge’s office in Pennsylvania, a Fayette County 911 center official confirmed, but said they did not have information about the identity. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas inmate released from prison after judge’s ruling

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An Arkansas man whose 1992 murder conviction was overturned with the help of the Midwest Innocence Project was freed from prison Wednesday, describing the moment as “surreal” and saying he plans to meet up with his fiancée before traveling to see famil… Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands of Prince fans request grand jury probe of superstar’s death

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Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death. Continue reading

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{FD} US Rep: Atheists trying to spy on Christian student groups

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A northwest Louisiana congressman says “atheist litigation groups” are trying to spy on Christian student groups at a school in his district. Continue reading

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{FD} Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

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A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump’s stalled effort to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the … Continue reading

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{FD} U2 frontman Bono says pope’s ‘aghast’ about church sex abuse

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U2 frontman Bono has described Pope Francis as being “aghast” about sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Continue reading

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{FD} AP PHOTOS: A look at flooding before and after Florence

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Florence dropped nearly 3 feet (1 meter) of rain on North Carolina as the storm moved slowly across the state, flooding towns, closing roads and killing dozens of people. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to donate $10M after NBA probes office environment

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA’s investigation into workplace conditions with his franchise. Continue reading

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{FD} UN says Colombia’s coca production surges to record high

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A United Nations report said Wednesday that cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine has reached an all-time high in Colombia, adding pressure on President Ivan Duque to resume an aerial spraying program suspended by his predecessor over health co… Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Kansas couple allegedly drinking before baby’s death

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A Kansas couple had “been drunk for about a week” before one of their 2-month-old twins died in a Wichita motel room where mold and curdled-milk filled bottles were found, authorities allege. Continue reading

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{FD} With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there

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The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia said Wednesday his group may reduce the number of its fighters in Syria because of an easing of the conflict, particularly after a recent Russian-Turkey agreement that prevented an offensive on the last rebel s… Continue reading

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{FD} Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

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The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained. Continue reading

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{FD} Somali officials: Airstrike kills or hurts several al-Shabab

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Several senior officials with the al-Shabab extremist group have been killed or wounded in an airstrike in southern Somalia, Somali intelligence officials said Wednesday, while the al-Qaida-linked group and a resident said children were among the dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Owner of 3D-printed gun company accused of sex with minor

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The owner of a Texas company that is being sued by several states over its plan to disseminate blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward, police allege in an affidavit filed Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas group sorry for likening Hindu deity to GOP elephant

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Republican leaders in suburban Houston have apologized for an advertisement likening the Hindu deity Ganesha to the GOP’s elephant symbol amid a congressional race featuring an Indian-American Democrat. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: Suspect tied rope around neck of slain woman

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A North Dakota man accused of helping to kill a pregnant woman tightened a rope around her neck after his girlfriend sliced the baby from the victim’s womb, a prosecutor said Wednesday, later suggesting the girlfriend couldn’t have restrained the mom-t… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: 9/11 memorial renewed my resolve to build border wall

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President Donald Trump says the Sept. 11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, renewed his resolve to push for his stalled southern border wall. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy: Sailor was struck by propeller on carrier flight deck

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The U.S. Navy says a sailor who died aboard an aircraft carrier was struck by the turning propeller of a plane. Continue reading

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{FD} Milan Fashion: Arbesser embraces sustainability

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Milan Fashion Week launched Wednesday on a note of optimism with news that sales have reached pre-crisis levels. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico commemorates victims of deadly quakes

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Mexico on Wednesday commemorated victims of two deadly Sept. 19 earthquakes, one in 1985 that left at least 9,500 dead and another just last year that killed more than 360. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge steps aside in homicide case against ex-officer

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A Philadelphia judge agreed Wednesday to reassign the case of a fired Philadelphia police officer charged this month in the on-duty shooting death of a fleeing suspect. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Smart won’t live in fear after kidnapper release

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The Latest on the release of the woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart in Utah (all times local): 10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel’s offer to share detailed information about its air raid which triggered fire by Syrian forces that downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 people injured in shooting at business in Madison suburb

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Police are responding to a report of an active shooter at a commercial building in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jury views photos of Laquan McDonald’s wounds

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The Latest on the trial of a Chicago police officer charge with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire that killed couple, 86, shows Florence’s broad reach

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When Florence knocked the power out Friday evening in a leafy, Fayetteville, North Carolina, subdivision, Mary Kennedy checked in with her elderly neighbors by phone to make sure they were OK. Continue reading

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{FD} Inquest hears attacker near UK Parliament had violent past

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An inquest into the death of five people in an extremist attack last year on the British parliament has heard that the attacker had a history of violence and heavy drinking and had told his children he planned to die fighting for God. Continue reading

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{FD} Church officials: Victims with pre-2002 deals free to speak

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New Jersey Catholic Church officials say abuse victims required to remain silent by settlement agreements can speak publicly about their ordeals. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump assures South Carolina as flooding lingers

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The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local): 12:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is handing out warm meals and a bit of encouragement to some North Carolinians recovering from Hurric… Continue reading

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