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Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured

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SYDNEY (AP) — A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor...

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2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday. Police and a special anti-kidnapping squad rescued the foreigners in the Kagarko local government area Friday...


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Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile 'slander' comments on abuse

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LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis’ top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff for having accused Chilean victims of slander, saying Saturday that his words were “a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse.” Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, said he...


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The Latest: Tillerson speaks to Turkey, Russia diplomats

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 11:35 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken to the top Russian and Turkish diplomats about Turkey’s military operation against the Kurdish-held Syrian enclave of Afrin. The U.S. Department of State...


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French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EU

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LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent with EU rules. In remarks released Saturday, Macron told the...


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Trump asked for public credit for N. Korea talks

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SEOUL - Even before he was elected South Korea’s president eight months ago, Moon Jae-in was vowing to take the “driver’s seat” in global efforts to deal with North Korea. But as the inter-Korean talks have shown this week, it’s clearly Kim Jong Un who’s steering,...


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Dior travels back in time for couture-infused menswear

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PARIS (AP) — Designer Kris Van Assche travelled back in a fashion time machine Saturday while Robert Pattinson explained the importance of clothes for acting roles as he attended Dior Homme’s Paris menswear collection. Here are some highlights of the fourth day of fall-winter shows: DIOR’S TATTOOED...


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The Latest: Another church burns in Chile after pope visit

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TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Authorities in Chile are probing a new church burning that comes after a series of fires at religious buildings following Pope Francis’ visit to the nation. The Church of the Virgin of Candelaria is located...


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IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

South Korea Koreas Tensions

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport. In the most symbolic agreement...


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Gunmen attack Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. KABUL, Afghanistan - At least four gunmen stormed a major international hotel complex in the Afghan capital Saturday, breaching security cordons and touching off gun battles with special forces and police, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties...


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Turkey launches airstrikes in northern Syria to start offensive on US-backed Kurdish

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - Turkish warplanes carried out airstrike against Kurdish fighters in Syria on Saturday to open a long-anticipated offensive on Afrin, an enclave for the Kurdish militias backed by the United States. The offensive has raised fears of sparking a new round of...


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