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Spanish PM seeks Senate backing to take over Catalonia govt

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:00
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region. 2017-10-21T04:56:00-04:00 2017-10-21T08:56:20-04:00
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Shock as Zimbabwe's Mugabe named WHO 'goodwill ambassador'

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:00
GENEVA (AP) — Shock and condemnation continued Saturday after Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was named a "goodwill ambassador" for the World Health Organization by the agency's first African leader. 2017-10-21T03:45:00-04:00 2017-10-21T07:45:36-04:00
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Egyptian officials say 54 police killed in Egypt attack

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:20
CAIRO (AP) — At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout outside of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday. 2017-10-21T04:13:00-04:00 2017-10-21T08:13:59-04:00
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Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:20
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The death toll in Somalia's deadliest attack has risen to 358 while dozens remain missing. Somalia's president was expected to announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. 2017-10-21T04:06:00-04:00 2017-10-21T08:06:59-04:00
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Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:24
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces on Friday declared victory over the Islamic State group in Raqqa, the former "capital" of its self-proclaimed caliphate where militants had terrorized the population for four years — setting up a climactic last stand for the extremists in the last vestiges of territory they control. 2017-10-20T11:56:00-04:00 2017-10-20T15:56:20-04:00
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Egyptian officials say 55 police killed in Cairo shootout

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:10
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say at least 55 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo. 2017-10-21T03:05:00-04:00 2017-10-21T07:05:15-04:00
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Polls indicate Japanese PM Abe headed for easy victory

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:44
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country then for himself. 2017-10-21T02:32:00-04:00 2017-10-21T06:32:09-04:00
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Spanish Cabinet meets to revoke self-government in Catalonia

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:14
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government moved to activate a previously untapped constitutional article Saturday so it can take control of Catalonia, illustrating its determination to derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region. 2017-10-21T02:04:00-04:00 2017-10-21T06:04:44-04:00
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IS claims responsibility for Afghan mosque attack

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:20
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the capital as Afghan officials on Saturday raised the number of casualties from the attack to at least 39 dead and at least 41 wounded. 2017-10-21T01:09:00-04:00 2017-10-21T05:09:32-04:00
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The Latest: Pakistan condemns mosque attacks in Afghanistan

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:54
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2017-10-21T00:48:00-04:00 2017-10-21T04:48:48-04:00
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The Latest: Pakistan condemns mosque attacks in Afghanistan

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:27
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2017-10-21T00:16:00-04:00 2017-10-21T04:16:01-04:00
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Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 09:58
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The death toll in Somalia's deadliest attack has risen to 358 while dozens remain missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. 2017-10-20T23:46:00-04:00 2017-10-21T03:46:28-04:00
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IS claims responsibility for Afghan mosque attack

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 09:58
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the capital as Afghan officials on Saturday raised the number of casualties from the attack to at least 39 dead and at least 41 wounded. 2017-10-20T23:36:00-04:00 2017-10-21T03:36:57-04:00
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The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Kabul bomb attack

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:50
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2017-10-20T22:38:00-04:00 2017-10-21T02:38:21-04:00
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Officials say dead from Kabul mosque attack rises to 39

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 07:56
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says the fatalities from a suicide bombing attack in a Shiite mosque in the capital Kabul has risen to 39 dead and 41 wounded. 2017-10-20T21:43:00-04:00 2017-10-21T01:43:12-04:00
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Japan votes: Incumbent PM Abe appears headed to victory

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 04:30
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country then for himself. 2017-10-20T18:20:00-04:00 2017-10-20T22:20:05-04:00
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Japan votes: Incumbent PM Abe appears headed to victory

AP - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 03:08
TOKYO (AP) — Media polls indicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition will handily win a general election Sunday, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. 2017-10-20T17:04:00-04:00 2017-10-20T21:04:13-04:00
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Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:14
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation. 2017-10-20T13:07:00-04:00 2017-10-20T17:07:43-04:00
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Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 22:20
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. 2017-10-20T12:09:00-04:00 2017-10-20T16:09:45-04:00
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Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:52
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's prime minister says his government will unveil specific measures Saturday to halt Catalonia's independence bid but refused to confirm if that included plans to hold a regional election in January. 2017-10-20T11:34:00-04:00 2017-10-20T15:34:57-04:00
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