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Mementos hold Thais' fond memories of beloved King Bhumibol

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 07:52
BANGKOK (AP) — As Thailand prepares for the cremation ceremony of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, memories of him and his reign live in mementos dear to many Thais. His image is depicted on coins, amulets, statues and pins, and his works on Thailand's behalf are immortalized in art showing him visiting rural areas and working on development projects he supported. Millions of mourners have prostrated themselves before Bhumibol's body, which has lain in state at a Bangkok palace for a year. The Associated Press asked Thais about their thoughts on Bhumibol and what mementos they've kept to honor the monarch they hail as "Father." Here are their responses: 2017-10-22T20:48:00-04:00 2017-10-23T00:48:18-04:00
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Philippines troops find dead, soon to declare end of siege

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:47
CLARK, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found about 40 bodies of suspected gunmen inside, two security officials told The Associated Press on Monday. 2017-10-22T19:36:00-04:00 2017-10-22T23:36:09-04:00
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Japanese Prime Minister Abe wins big in national elections

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:33
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's leader has scored a major victory in national elections that returned his ruling coalition to power in decisive fashion. 2017-10-22T19:21:00-04:00 2017-10-22T23:21:57-04:00
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Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:56
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the ongoing crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, which he said was unintentionally bolstering Iran. 2017-10-22T17:51:00-04:00 2017-10-22T21:51:03-04:00
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Italy's 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:47
MILAN (AP) — The presidents of Italy's wealthy northern regions of Veneto and Lombardy on Sunday claimed victory in autonomy referendums that seek to grab additional powers and tax revenue from Rome, riding a global tide of self-determination that has swamped Spain's Catalonia region. 2017-10-22T15:38:00-04:00 2017-10-22T19:38:40-04:00
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Malta: Newspapers, citizens take up slain reporter's message

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:40
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia's reporting stayed away from the gathering. 2017-10-22T12:06:00-04:00 2017-10-22T16:06:35-04:00
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Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:14
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the ongoing crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, which he said was unintentionally bolstering Iran. 2017-10-22T16:46:00-04:00 2017-10-22T20:46:11-04:00
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Spanish leader moves aggressively to clip Catalonia's wings

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:02
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy left the nation breathless when he announced the steps he wants to take to crush the separatist movement in the prosperous Catalonia region. 2017-10-22T14:54:00-04:00 2017-10-22T18:54:05-04:00
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Russian opposition leader Navalny leaves jail, goes to rally

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:58
MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, was released from jail Sunday after serving a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration. 2017-10-22T07:29:00-04:00 2017-10-22T11:29:04-04:00
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Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

AP - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:49
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections in what would represent an endorsement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five-year leadership. 2017-10-22T16:20:00-04:00 2017-10-22T20:20:11-04:00
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World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

AP - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 19:02
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" on Sunday after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Zimbabwe's government said it respected the turnabout and that the U.N. health agency "benefited tremendously" from the attention. 2017-10-22T08:47:00-04:00 2017-10-22T12:47:58-04:00
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US-backed forces take Syria's largest oil field from IS

AP - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 18:34
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces. 2017-10-22T08:21:00-04:00 2017-10-22T12:21:51-04:00
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US pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter Iran

AP - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 18:05
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday pressed the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond as he pushed for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite in common cause to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He called for the removal of Iranian and Iranian-supported militias from Iraq and urged other countries, particularly in Europe, to halt any business they do with Iran's Revolutionary Guard. 2017-10-22T07:55:00-04:00 2017-10-22T11:55:25-04:00
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US pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter Iran

AP - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 17:25
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday pressed the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond as he pushed for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite in common cause to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He called for the removal of Iranian and Iranian-supported militias from Iraq and urged other countries, particularly in Europe, to halt any business they do with Iran's Revolutionary Guard. 2017-10-22T07:10:00-04:00 2017-10-22T11:10:04-04:00
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Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

AP - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 16:42
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 2017-10-22T06:29:00-04:00 2017-10-22T10:29:06-04:00
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World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

AP - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 16:02
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of the U.N. health agency has revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. 2017-10-22T05:57:00-04:00 2017-10-22T09:57:01-04:00
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US-allied force takes Syria's largest oil field from IS

AP - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 15:20
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition said allied fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group on Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces. 2017-10-22T04:20:00-04:00 2017-10-22T08:20:59-04:00
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Japanese PM Abe appears headed to impressive election win

AP - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 15:20
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 2017-10-22T05:05:00-04:00 2017-10-22T09:05:55-04:00
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World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

AP - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 15:06
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday withdrew his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador." 2017-10-22T04:53:00-04:00 2017-10-22T08:53:47-04:00
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Italy's 2 richest regions seek more powers from Rome

AP - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:54
MILAN (AP) — Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto were deciding Sunday if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a tide of self-determination that is sweeping global politics. 2017-10-22T04:48:00-04:00 2017-10-22T08:48:51-04:00
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