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DHL, Ford unveil jointly made electric delivery van

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Deutsche Post DHL Group and U.S. automaker Ford have unveiled a jointly manufactured electric delivery van amid growing demand for emission-free utility vehicles. Continue reading

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At least 2 killed in attack on Guatemala hospital

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At least two people were killed and five arrested early Wednesday when alleged gang members shot up one of the country’s largest hospitals to free a prisoner, officials said. Continue reading

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Syrian warplanes attack IS near Lebanon border

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Syrian warplanes have bombarded mountainous areas controlled by the Islamic State group near the border with Lebanon. Continue reading

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French ministers rent home linked to ex-drug trafficker

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Two French government ministers are protesting a website’s report that they rented a vacation home linked to a Corsican drug trafficker. Continue reading

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The Latest: Pence meets with Chilean president

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The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Latin America (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet after arriving in the country. Continue reading

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Israel revokes Al-Jazeera reporter’s press permit

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Israel says it is revoking the press credentials of an Al-Jazeera reporter after he told another TV station that the work of Palestinian journalists is part of the “resistance.” Continue reading

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MH370 revealed? New analysis of satellite photos may reveal crash site in Indian Ocean

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A new analysis of satellite photos taken two weeks after Flight MH370 mysteriously vanished may help scientists narrow the search area for the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft to three regions in the southern Indian Ocean. Continue reading

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The Latest: Reignited Portugal blaze strains resources

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The Latest on the summer wildfires in Europe (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Giant clouds of gray smoke are cloaking the horizon in parts of central Portugal as fast-moving wildfires continue to strain emergency services. Continue reading

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Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides kill at least 300

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Sierra Leone’s government urged family members to come to the capital’s overwhelmed mortuary Wednesday to identify their loved ones’ remains as the West African nation prepared to bury hundreds of mudslide and flood victims. Continue reading

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Pence won’t take questions from press in Chile

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Vice President Mike Pence’s isn’t expected to take questions from reporters after meeting with Chile’s president — even though Pence’s public schedule had listed a “joint press conference” with Michelle Bachelet (bah-cheh-LET’). Continue reading

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German pol slams Trump’s ‘downplaying of Nazi violence’

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A leading German politician has branded U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia as “highly dangerous.” Continue reading

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Iraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State

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Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity. Continue reading

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Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review

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British Parliament officials say they will review plans to silence Big Ben during four years of repairs after politicians criticized the lengthy muting of the beloved bell. Continue reading

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Zimbabwe first lady wants diplomatic immunity over assault

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South Africa’s police say Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has requested diplomatic immunity over an allegation that she assaulted a young model in Johannesburg earlier this week. Continue reading

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North Korea’s nukes are not the only weapon in its arsenal

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Amid the stunning revelations of advancements in North Korea’s nuclear missile program, experts say there’s another weapon in Pyongyang’s arsenal the world should keep a close eye on. Continue reading

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Afghan migrant ‘Little Picasso’ offered Serbian citizenship

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A 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed “Little Picasso” because of his talent for painting, and his family have been offered Serbian citizenship and a job for his father after being stuck for eight months in a refugee camp while… Continue reading

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Married teacher and mother, 53, accused of ‘trailer park sex’ with her teen boy student

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A married British teacher on Wednesday denied accusations she had sex at a trailer park with one of her 15-year-old male students. Continue reading

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Cambodia’s tax agency denies crackdown is political

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Cambodian tax authorities have denied there is a political motive for a crackdown on delinquent taxpayers that prominently targets media and civil society organizations critical of the government. Continue reading

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Hacked-off legs, head, torso found in Rome trash bins

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What is believed to be a woman’s hacked-off legs were found in a Rome trash bin on an upscale street — and a head and torso were found in the trash elsewhere in the Italian capital, police said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Author plotting crime novel arrested in connection with 1995 murders

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Police in China have arrested a well-known author who had already chosen the title for his next novel, reports the Guardian: The Beautiful Writer Who Killed. Continue reading

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Iran opposition leader under house arrest on hunger strike

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An Iranian opposition leader who has been under house arrest since 2011 has begun a hunger strike over his detention. Continue reading

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Second man arrested over alleged kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling

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A second man has been arrested by police investigating the alleged kidnapping of a British model. Continue reading

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UK police arrest brother of main suspect in model kidnapping

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British police have arrested the brother of a Polish man suspected of kidnaping a British model and threatening to sell her on the dark web. Continue reading

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Country music icon John Prine performs in Ireland on anniversary of fatal blast

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Shining like a jagged American gem in the green dusk of an Irish evening, American singer-songwriter John Prine played and sang his heart out here recently at a 400-seat theater. Continue reading

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Psychiatric test deems driver responsible in pizzeria attack

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French prosecutors say a psychiatric examination has determined that a security guard can be held legally responsible for deliberately ramming his car into a crowded pizzeria east of Paris, killing an adolescent girl and injuring a dozen other people. Continue reading

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UK leader criticizes Trump remarks blaming “both sides”

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has criticized President Donald Trump’s remarks blaming “both sides” in weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, declaring that there’s “no equivalence” between the two groups. Continue reading

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Baby, 2 women among 13 killed by tree on Portuguese island

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A 12-month-old baby and two foreign women were among the 13 people killed when a huge oak tree crashed down on an outdoor religious festival in Portugal’s Madeira Islands, authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading

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After Jordan, Lebanon repeals ‘marry the rapist’ law

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Lebanon’s parliament has abolished a controversial article that allowed rapists to escape prison by marrying their victims. Continue reading

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The Latest: Austrian soldiers to help stop migrant entries

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The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Austrian officials say 70 soldiers are being sent to the border with Italy to help police stop the entry of illegal migrants over Austria’s southwestern flank. Continue reading

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The Latest: Trump says Kim made ‘wise and reasoned’ decision

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The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a tweet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “made a very wise and reasonable decision” amid indications his country has decided not to proceed with its multi… Continue reading

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Poland needs until 2019 to clear trees felled by heavy wind

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Poland’s forestry authorities say it will take them until 2019 to clear away trees that were broken and felled last weekend by extremely heavy winds in the northwest and central part of the country. Continue reading

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Last house in restive Shiite town center has been demolished

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Saudi authorities say they have demolished the last residential building in the historic center of a restive Shiite town after speeding up the pace of demolitions. Continue reading

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Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides

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Sierra Leone’s government is urging family members to identify their loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods in the capital that have killed more than 300 people. Continue reading

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Fire destroys buildings in historic Saudi neighborhood

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Six buildings have caught fire in a 1400-year-old Saudi neighborhood in the city of Jiddah, with three buildings completely destroyed by the blaze. Continue reading

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Murder probe starts after legs are found in Rome trash bin

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Police in Rome say they are investigating a suspected murder after hacked-off legs, apparently of a woman, were found in a trash bin on an upscale street and a head and torso were found in trash elsewhere in the Italian capital. Continue reading

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Top Zambia opposition leader freed, treason charges dropped

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The Lusaka high court has dropped treason charges against Zambia’s most prominent opposition leader and released him from custody. Continue reading

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Rainie Yang stars in Taiwanese horror sequel ‘Tag Along 2’

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Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang stars in “The Tag Along 2,” a sequel to the 2015 hit that’s loosely based on a ghostly urban legend in Taiwan about a little girl who appears in the footage of a family’s hiking trip. Continue reading

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Spain rescues 339 migrants from 7 boats in Mediterranean

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Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has picked up 339 migrants from seven boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco. Continue reading

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Burkina Faso stunned by another deadly extremist attack

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The scene was all too familiar: Islamic extremists striking a popular dining spot while dozens of patrons, many of them foreigners, took a break from daily life in Burkina Faso. Continue reading

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Greek firefighters close to containing wildfire near Athens

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Greece’s fire department says it’s close to containing a wildfire that is burning north of Athens for a fourth day. Continue reading

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The Latest: Kenya election official stopped flying to US

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The Latest on the reactions to Kenya’s elections (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Continue reading

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Baby, 2 women among 13 killed by falling tree on Madeira

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Authorities say a 12-month-old baby and two foreign women were among the 13 people killed when a huge oak tree crashed down on an outdoor religious festival in Portugal’s Madeira Islands. Continue reading

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5 years after 34 South African miners shot dead, no arrests

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Five years after South African police shot dead 34 striking mine workers, recalling police brutality under apartheid, rights groups say no one has been prosecuted and miners’ living conditions are as “squalid” as ever. Continue reading

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Turkey asks Germany to extradite top coup suspect

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Turkey has formally asked the German government to arrest and extradite a top suspect in last year’s failed coup attempt following reports suggesting that he has been spotted in Germany. Continue reading

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Pakistani police: Militants kill police officer in northwest

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Pakistani police say militants riding on motorcycles have shot and killed a junior police officer in an attack in the country’s northwest, before fleeing. Continue reading

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Swedes boosts defense budget over next 2 years

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Sweden’s center-left defense minister says lawmakers, including some from two center-right opposition parties, have agreed to boost the Swedish defense budget with an annual extra 2.7 billion kronor ($334 million) over the next two years. Continue reading

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The Latest: Malaysia says it will evaluate new MH370 data

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The Latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Malaysia’s government says it will need to evaluate a new analysis that could narrow the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in t… Continue reading

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Egypt archaeologists discover tombs dating back 2,000 years

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Egypt’s antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period. Continue reading

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NGO:Nigeria’s displaced people increasingly targeted

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The Norwegian Refugee Council says the Nigerian government must protect civilians after a camp with internally displaced people was “indiscriminately targeted” by suicide bombers who blew themselves up in the northeastern part of the country Tuesday, k… Continue reading

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Daughter of US envoy Friedman immigrates to Israel

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The daughter of the American ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has immigrated to Israel and taken Israeli citizenship. Continue reading

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