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The Latest: Canadian ex-hostage says extremists killed child

Afghanistan Missing Couple

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-Canadian family rescued from captivity (all times EDT): 11:35...

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Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

China Party Congress

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation’s “grim” challenges as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. Speaking in the massive Great Hall of the...


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Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

Syria Inheriting IS

BEIRUT (AP) — Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to reach a province held by an al-Qaida-linked group. For an untold number of battle-hardened...


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In London, well-bred black taxis in battle with Uber, which was deemed not 'fit and

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LONDON - You are a passenger hailing a ride in a city both historic and hip, a guardian of custom and a hub of change. You might not realize it, but your taxi choice - go with tradition or punch an app? - puts you right in the middle of a debate about the future of...


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Daphne Caruana Galizia, journalist who assailed the powerful, dies in car bombing

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The first attack came in 1995, when Daphne Caruana Galizia’s front door was doused with fuel and set ablaze. She told her three children that the fire had simply been caused by candles, left outside for too long. Privately, she believed that she was targeted for...


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Former hostage's American wife rushed to hospital

Afghanistan Couple Rescued

SMITHS FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Former hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife Caitlan had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. Boyle told The Associated Press in an email that his wife was admitted Monday. He says his first concern is the health of his wife and children. His email Tuesday did...


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The Latest: Amnesty says Myanmar killed 100s of Rohingya

APTOPIX Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh (all times local): 5 a.m. Amnesty International says Myanmar security forces killed at least hundreds of people during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims. The human rights group...


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Asia stocks mixed, Nikkei cheered by likely ruling party win

Financial Markets

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, as some indexes got a boost from overnight gains on Wall Street. Japan’s benchmark held steady as expectations grew that a likely ruling party win in Sunday’s Japanese parliamentary elections will help stability and growth. The Shanghai Composite...


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Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks-5

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators. More than 580,...


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Files reveal details of US support for Indonesian massacre

Indonesia Massacre Files

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s. The thousands of files from the U.S. Embassy...


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US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa

Syria-5

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink ever...


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