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{FD} New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

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Yemeni officials and witnesses say heavy fighting between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels in recent days has killed more than 150 people. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Spain rescues 366 migrants in Mediterranean

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The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued 366 migrants attempting the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdown

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It took him more than two months to prepare, coming up with the concept, assembling his outfit and rehearsing. Continue reading

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{FD} German nationalists plan Berlin march, face counter-protests

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Supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party are gathering for a march in central Berlin against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, while opponents are mobilizing for counter-protests. Continue reading

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{FD} Austrian leader backs role for EU border agency in Africa

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Austria’s chancellor says European border guards should be allowed to go to north Africa to prevent migrants from setting off across the Mediterranean Sea in rickety boats. Continue reading

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{FD} Abbas doctor: Palestinian leader healthy, leaving hospital

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ doctor says the 83-year-old leader is being discharged from hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli strike on Gaza militant post kills 2

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Palestinian officials say an Israeli strike has killed two people in Gaza, after Israel’s military says it targeted a militant observation post in response to an explosive device placed along the border. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan police kill 6 linked to bomb attack

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Police in Pakistan say they have killed six “terrorists” behind a bomb attack in the eastern city of Lahore last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban suicide bombing kills 2 soldiers in Afghanistan

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An Afghan official says a suicide car bomb attack by the Taliban has killed at least two Afghan soldiers. Continue reading

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{FD} After Champions League win, future unclear for Real Madrid stars Ronaldo, Bale

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Straight after a third successive Champions League title was secured, Cristiano Ronaldo was talking about Real Madrid in the past tense. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan to hold parliamentary elections on July 25

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Pakistan says it will hold parliamentary and provincial assembly elections on July 25. Continue reading

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{FD} No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for president

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For decades, Colombians voted with an eye on the bloody conflict with leftist rebels that dominated their country and politics. Continue reading

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{FD} A glance at Colombia’s presidential election

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Colombia’s presidential election on May 27 is the first since the government signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia leading to the disarmament of some 7,000 fighters. Continue reading

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{FD} US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

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Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Backchannel with ‘Dracula’ helped free Utah’s Joshua Holt from Venezuela jail

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A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

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One of Japan’s most prominent former leaders, Yasuhiro Nakasone, has turned 100, fitting in a country known for longevity. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump says Korea talks ‘going along very well’

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The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

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South Korea’s president says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un remains committed to holding a summit with President Donald Trump and to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Continue reading

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{FD} Man in custody after swastikas found painted on gravestones

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Authorities in southwestern Illinois say a suspect is in custody after swastikas were found spray-painted on several homes and dozens of grave markers at a nearby cemetery. Continue reading

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{FD} Yemeni officials say airstrike in Sanaa kills at least 4

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Yemeni security officials say a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in the capital has killed at least four civilians and wounded over 10 others. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire started by rioting inmates in Iraqi jail kills 7

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The local government of a Kurdish province in northern Iraq says seven inmates have died of asphyxia in a fire started as part of a prison riot instigated to cover a foiled breakout attempt. Continue reading

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{FD} California cottage under 600 square feet asking nearly $1 million

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It’s about five blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} Man barges onto school bus, holds knife to driver

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Authorities say a Southern California man barged onto a school bus carrying about a dozen children and held a knife to the driver’s head before witnesses dragged him away. Continue reading

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{FD} Head of Chilean church’s anti-abuse panel resigns

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The president of the Chilean Catholic Church’s Commission for the Prevention of Abuses has resigned after acknowledging he was slow to investigate allegations of misconduct in his diocese. Continue reading

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{FD} Marijuana advocate known as NJ Weedman acquitted in retrial

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A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been acquitted of witness tampering in his retrial. Continue reading

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{FD} Glass panel falls, kills worker at skyscraper site

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Police say a large glass panel fell on two workers during construction of one of New York City’s tallest skyscrapers, killing one and sending the other to a hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 bodies found in central Mexico

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Mexican officials in the central state of Guanajuato say seven bodies have been found in the city of Salamanca and they appear to be members of a criminal organization. Continue reading

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{FD} USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

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Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely. Continue reading

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{FD} Putin and Abe discuss Kuril Islands, WWII peace treaty

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have met for talks in Moscow that included resolving a dispute over four Pacific islands and eventually signing a peace treaty. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli soldier badly wounded in West Bank arrest raid dies

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The Israeli military says a soldier who was seriously wounded in action this week has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas officer arrested in fatal shooting of off-duty deputy

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A Texas police officer is accused of fatally shooting his brother, who was a deputy sheriff, during what may have been a welfare check. Continue reading

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{FD} White neighbor gets prison for harassing black family

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A neighbor accused of harassing and using racial epithets against a black Pennsylvania family for years has been sentenced to two to four years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Restaurant shooting victims recovering

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The Latest on a restaurant shooting in Oklahoma City that left the gunman dead (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado school admins suspended for urging playground fight

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Four administrators at a Denver charter school have been suspended after a playground fight captured on video showed the school’s restorative justice coordinator encouraging the students to throw punches. Continue reading

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{FD} Man busted for drugs at home owned by Bengals cornerback

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An Ohio home owned by a Cincinnati Bengals player has been searched and a man living there arrested and charged with marijuana trafficking. Continue reading

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{FD} Ceiling collapses at church hours before group was to meet

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The ceiling of a Massachusetts church building from the 1850s has collapsed, hours before a group of up to 100 people was scheduled to meet. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria says it has named a constitutional committee

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Syria’s Foreign Ministry says it has handed to the Russian and Iranian ambassadors in Damascus a list of the members it has named to a committee to review the national constitution. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds rally on Polish Mother’s Day to support disabled

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Hundreds of people have gathered in Warsaw on Mother’s Day in Poland to show solidarity with parents of disabled children staging a sit-in inside parliament. Continue reading

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{FD} Detained Iranian-British woman to face ‘security charges’

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Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that an Iranian-British woman detained in Tehran is to face trial on “security charges.” Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-teacher gets 2 years for sending **** photo to student

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A former Virginia high school teacher has been sentenced to two years in prison for sending a ***** photo of himself to one of his students. Continue reading

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{FD} Restless days and sleepless nights: Spelling bee takes toll

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a test of brain power, but it can also take a physical toll. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Kiev subway evacuated after hoax threat

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The Latest on the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid (all times local): 4:39 p.m. Kiev police say they evacuated five stations on the city’s subway network after a hoax caller warned of bomb attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} Rap artist Afroman to pay $65K to a woman he punched during Mardi Gras concert

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Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance. Continue reading

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{FD} Bangladesh detains 100 suspects in anti-drug crackdown

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Security officials in Bangladesh say they’ve raided an area in the capital as part of an anti-drug crackdown and detained at least 100 suspects. Continue reading

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{FD} More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

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A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Continue reading

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{FD} Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular

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The resistance to Donald Trump can be found even in one of the reddest cities in one of the reddest states in the union. Continue reading

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{FD} 22 killed in Uganda when speeding bus strikes beer truck

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A police spokesman says 22 people are dead after a speeding passenger bus struck a tractor and then a beer truck on its way to Uganda’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful cyclone lashes into Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 5

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Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen, cutting off power lines and leaving at least three dead and 40 missing, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Spanish rescuers help 94 migrants crossing Mediterranean

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Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 94 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from African to European shores. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: North and South Korean leaders meet again

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The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local): 8:15 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first s… Continue reading

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