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Police responding to incident at London subway

Police are responding to an incident at the Oxford Circus underground in London.

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Trump condemns 'cowardly terrorist attack' on mosque in Egypt

President Donald Trump on Friday denounced the “horrible and cowardly terrorist attack” in Egypt after more than 200 people were killed in a slaughter at a mosque.<p>"Horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenseless worshipers in Egypt. The world cannot tolerate terrorism, we must …

Politics

Ireland Edges Toward Snap Election as Government Teeters

DUBLIN — Ireland’s political turmoil deepened on Friday, pushing the minority government in Dublin toward collapse just weeks before it is set to play a central role in negotiations over Britain’s planned departure from the European Union.<p>The government of Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is able to …

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Pope faces tightrope act in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

Pope Francis is heading to Myanmar and Bangladesh as the two nations grapple with the Rohingya crisis. While some stress the pontiff should refrain …

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Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs in 2016 to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that could have killed or maimed the leaders, prosecutors said.<p>Julia Poff, 46, mailed the devices in October 2016, along with a third package that she sent …

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Crimean Tatar Activist Dies After Search by Russian Agents

MOSCOW — Vedzhie Kashka, a diminutive 83-year-old Crimean Tatar activist who collapsed during a Russian security operation and died hours later, was buried on Friday in a funeral ceremony that drew mourners from across Crimea.<p>The Ukrainian government and other Crimean Tatar activists sharply …

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Iran's supreme leader 'the new Hitler', says Saudi crown prince

<b>Saudi Arabia's crown prince has called Iran's supreme leader "the new Hitler of the Middle East", amid heightened tensions between the two countries.</b><p>Alluding to Iran's growing regional power, Mohammed bin Salman said it was important to avoid a repeat "of what happened in Europe in the Middle East".<p>…

Middle East

Supreme Court to determine whether police can track you with your cell phone

WASHINGTON — Thousands of times a year, the nation's local police departments get phone company records allowing them to plot the movements of individual customers. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether access to that data should require a search warrant issued by a judge.<p>The …

Technology

Church of Sweden to stop clergy calling God 'he' or 'the Lord' in bid to crack down on gendered language

The Church of Sweden is urging its clergy to use gender-neutral language when referring to the supreme deity, refraining from using terms like "Lord" and "He" in favor of the less specific "God."<p>The move is one of several taken by the national Evangelical Lutheran church in updating a 31-year-old …

Women's News

Woman wants charge of killing twin in cliff crash dismissed

HONOLULU (AP) — A murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister should be dismissed because prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her, a defense attorney said.<p>Authorities described the 2016 crash as a hair-pulling …

Crime

Saudis charged with corruption seek to come clean

In Saudi Arabia's massive anti-corruption sweep, the vast majority of businessmen and officials implicated have agreed to financial settlements, …

Middle East

Hundreds killed in Egypt mosque attack

Hundreds of people were killed in an attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai region, Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported.

World News

Consensus? No, Thanks. German Politics Suddenly Get Messy.

Barely an hour after Chancellor Angela Merkel watched her efforts to form a broad coalition government fall apart, she retreated to a private room with two dozen conservative allies. Four weeks of intense talks had just ended, with three deadlines missed. The mood was somber. One of her colleagues …

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Lebanon's Jumblatt criticizes Saudi over Hariri

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Friday criticized the way Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri had been treated by "some Saudi circles", the first time he has appeared to direct blame at Riyadh over Hariri's resignation this month.<p>Jumblatt also condemned Iranian …

Middle East

4 arrested after shots fired, car chase from Markham

Four people wanted in connection with a call of shots fired in south suburban Markham were arrested after a car chase early Friday, authorities said.<p>Two men and two women were arrested when the pursuit ended in Oak Lawn, according to Illinois State Police.<p>Troopers were notified of the pursuit about …

Policing

A city in Niger worries a new U.S. drone base will make it a ‘magnet’ for terrorists

AGADEZ, Niger — Beyond the sign reading “Military Zone,” beyond the olive-green Humvees patrolling near a security tower, rows of tan tents stretch across the desert. For nearly two years, the remote, barren site has been home to several hundred U.S. troops working around the clock to turn it into …

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Deer hunting limited in Western US states after tough winter

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming's western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their size and impressive antlers.<p>But unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the …

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5 killed in eastern Ukraine in latest flare-up of violence

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — At least five troops have been killed and four injured in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours in what appears to be the worst outburst of violence in months.<p>Fighting between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian government troops has killed more than 10,000 people since it …

Ukraine

France's Le Drian says China is 'well placed to push' North Korea to talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has leverage to persuade North Korea to go back to talks over its nuclear ambitions, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday, after meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.<p>North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles has …

North Korea

Raw: Zimbabwe Swears-In New President

Celebrities call for release of woman convicted of first-degree murder

Celebrities like Lebron James and Kim Kardashian are calling on authorities to release a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man who had hired her for sex when she was 16.<p>Cyntoia Brown, now 29, fired the shot that killed a 43-year-old Nashville realtor who had picked her up for sex. It is …

Crime

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

TOKYO (Reuters) - The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sister city San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a "comfort women" statue from a private group there.<p>The issue of "comfort women", as those forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels …

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Beijing nursery 'needle abuse' of children shocks China

<b>A Beijing nursery is accused of giving injections and feeding drugs to toddlers, in a case that has sparked outrage in China.</b><p>Authorities are now investigating the nursery, which is a branch of the well-known RYB Education chain.<p>The company says it "deeply apologises" for the matter that has caused …

China

Michael Gove goes to war with fake news as he warns social media 'corrupts and distorts' politics

Michael Gove has warned social media "corrupts" and "distorts" political decision-making as he launched an attack on fake news in the wake of a row about animal sentience.<p>The environment secretary said people should "stand up against" fake reporting after campaigners claimed the Government voted …

Michael Gove

Japanese politician barred from bringing baby to council session

A local Japanese politician has stirred debate after she was forbidden from bringing her baby into a council session.<p>In a case that contrasts starkly with the Australian lawmaker who breastfed her baby in parliament, Yuka Ogata was told she could not take part in the assembly on Wednesday if she …

Larissa Waters

Briton arrested in Philippines with cache of guns and knives

Police also find 14 knives, five brass knuckles and a slingshot after Matthew George Marney, 38, arrested in Pasig<p>A British man has been arrested in the Philippines after police said they had found five handguns, live ammunition and other weapons including combat knives and a stun gun in his …

Crime

Germany's SPD says open to coalition talks with other parties

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) are ready to hold talks with other parties on breaking political deadlock created by Chancellor Angela Merkel's failure to form a coalition government, a senior member of the center-left party said.<p>The decision by the SPD, which had said it would …

World News

Join fight against 'titans of technology', UK union chief urges Catholics

‘Workers have become slaves to an app,’ TUC general secretary to tell Vatican summit aimed at fostering unity in fight for economic justice<p>The “global titans of technology” are forcing workers into a form of slavery, Britain’s trade union chief will tell Catholic and labour movement leaders at the …

Christianity

Indian newspapers run blank pages to protest journalist killing

Papers take step after Suddip Datta Bhowmick was allegedly shot dead on orders of an army official, the third reporter to have been murdered this year<p>Newspapers in the north-eastern Indian state of Tripura have run blank editorial pages to protest the murder of a journalist this week, the third …

India

Turkey helps rebuild Syrian town after ISIS

CNN's Arwa Damon travels to Jarabulus, Syria, and explains why Turkey has an interest in helping the town prosper and move forward.

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