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September 19, 2017 - 4:02 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A tanker being used to pump oil from a sunken ship that is polluting the coastline around Greece's main port of Piraeus is to be replaced because its certificate of seaworthiness is expiring, Greek authorities said Tuesday. Merchant Marine Deputy Minister Nektarios Santorinios...
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September 19, 2017 - 3:58 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Pakistani man suspected of promoting terrorism and spreading Islamic jihadi propaganda on social media networks. A ministry statement the 25-year-old resident of the northern Catalan city of Lleida was part of a cell partially...
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September 19, 2017 - 2:42 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Rohingya Muslims are quite literally being wiped off the map in Myanmar. After attacks by Muslim militants last month, thousands of homes were burned in Rohingya enclaves of the predominantly Buddhist nation. More than 500,000 people — roughly half their population — fled to...
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September 19, 2017 - 1:12 am
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar are rejecting leader Aung San Suu Kyi's claims that many members of...
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September 19, 2017 - 12:06 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations — but it's the tough global challenges from the nuclear threat in North Korea and the plight of Myanmar's minority...
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September 19, 2017 - 12:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as investors awaited comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Japan's benchmark rose on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.5 percent to 20,197.56 in early trading, coming...
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September 18, 2017 - 11:08 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger. The storm was following a path that could take it on...
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September 18, 2017 - 9:28 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Rohingya Muslims are quite literally being wiped off the map in Myanmar. After attacks by Muslim militants last month, thousands of homes were burned in Rohingya enclaves of the predominantly Buddhist nation. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh...
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September 18, 2017 - 8:18 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said sexual abuse is a problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations, pledging Monday to root out the problem "once and for all." The leaders of 57 countries joined a group established by Guterres to...
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September 18, 2017 - 7:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. General Assembly meeting (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is at the United Nations to appeal to all countries and organizations to help rebuild the devastated Caribbean island of Barbuda and ensure that "paradise...
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