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Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar delayed

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:13
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. 2018-01-21T21:56:00-05:00 2018-01-22T02:56:37-05:00
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50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win. 2018-01-21T21:02:00-05:00 2018-01-22T02:02:59-05:00
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Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:47
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader. 2018-01-21T20:09:00-05:00 2018-01-22T01:09:50-05:00
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Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert level

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:36
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano has exploded thunderously and authorities warn a hazardous eruption is possible within days. 2018-01-21T20:20:00-05:00 2018-01-22T01:20:55-05:00
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S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:32
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of conservative activists attempted to burn a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely popular girl band passed by them during her visit to Seoul amid a flurry of cooperation between the rivals ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in the South. 2018-01-21T20:10:00-05:00 2018-01-22T01:10:04-05:00
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Among Rohingya, refugee squalor can seem better than home

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:53
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Both Bangladesh and Myanmar insist the upcoming repatriations of Rohingya Muslims will go smoothly, with thousands of refugees who fled their homes in terror just a few months ago crossing the border back into Myanmar and returning safely to their villages. 2018-01-21T19:39:00-05:00 2018-01-22T00:39:51-05:00
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Among Rohingya, refugee squalor can seem better than home

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:27
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Both Bangladesh and Myanmar insist the repatriations of Rohingya Muslims will go smoothly, with thousands of refugees who fled their homes in terror just a few months ago crossing the border back into Myanmar and returning safely to their villages. 2018-01-21T18:17:00-05:00 2018-01-21T23:17:20-05:00
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Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:27
TORONTO (AP) — There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead inside their mansion, reportedly hanging from a railing at the edge of their indoor pool. 2018-01-21T19:04:00-05:00 2018-01-22T00:04:42-05:00
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Dismissive words on abuse scandal cast pall over pope's trip

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:27
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis ventured into the Amazon to demand rights for indigenous groups, decried the scourge of corruption afflicting the region's politics and denounced a culture of "machismo" in which violence against women is too often tolerated. 2018-01-21T19:00:00-05:00 2018-01-22T00:00:40-05:00
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Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:30
BANKGOK (AP) — Police say three people have been killed and 18 injured by a bomb that exploded in a market in southern Thailand. 2018-01-21T16:58:00-05:00 2018-01-21T21:58:51-05:00
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S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:17
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of conservative activists attempted to burn a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely popular girl band passed by them at a Seoul railway station Monday following a visit to potential venues for performances during next month's Winter Olympics. 2018-01-21T18:14:00-05:00 2018-01-21T23:14:14-05:00
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Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:17
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former oil executive has been sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official has received a lengthy prison term in a major corruption case. 2018-01-21T18:01:00-05:00 2018-01-21T23:01:34-05:00
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S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:23
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of conservative activists have attempted to burn a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's hugely popular girl band passed by them at a Seoul railway station. 2018-01-21T17:05:00-05:00 2018-01-21T22:05:07-05:00
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Yemeni deaths due to diphtheria likely to rise amid blockade

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:00
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Deaths resulting from a diphtheria outbreak in Yemen are "likely to rise" if the naval blockade imposed by a Saudi-led coalition fighting to defeat Shiite rebels in war-torn Yemen remains in place, an international aid group warned on Monday. 2018-01-21T09:47:00-05:00 2018-01-21T14:47:36-05:00
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Kenya: Explosive kills 4 more children grazing livestock

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:00
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says four more children have been killed by an explosive device that went off in a field where they grazing livestock. 2018-01-21T09:59:00-05:00 2018-01-21T14:59:38-05:00
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Afghan forces end Taliban siege at Kabul hotel; 18 dead

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 02:53
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the assault by shimmying down bedsheets from the upper floors. 2018-01-21T15:42:00-05:00 2018-01-21T20:42:02-05:00
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Droves fill pope's final Mass in restive Latin America trip

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 02:38
LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than 1 million people turned out Sunday for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused in neighboring Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop. 2018-01-21T14:18:00-05:00 2018-01-21T19:18:47-05:00
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Weekend of women's marches promises continued momentum

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 01:05
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women's marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that promised to continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. 2018-01-21T13:53:00-05:00 2018-01-21T18:53:39-05:00
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Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 00:39
HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing at least one refugee. 2018-01-21T08:35:00-05:00 2018-01-21T13:35:41-05:00
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Afghan forces end deadly Taliban siege at Kabul hotel

AP - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 00:10
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the assault by shimmying down bedsheets from the upper floors. 2018-01-21T10:16:00-05:00 2018-01-21T15:16:55-05:00
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