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Power to the people: 2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:14
VERONA, Italy (AP) — It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy's wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of referendums Sunday, yet Catalonia's secessionist ambitions in nearby Spain loom large over the debate. 2017-10-20T04:49:00-04:00 2017-10-20T08:49:14-04:00
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Spain's leader prepares to unveil specific Catalan measures

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:14
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said his government will unveil on Saturday specific measures agreed with opposition parties to halt Catalonia's independence bid, but refused to confirm if the deal includes plans to hold a regional election in January. 2017-10-20T05:09:00-04:00 2017-10-20T09:09:36-04:00
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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:32
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi federal and Kurdish forces exchanged fire at their shared border on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds hand over territory across northern Iraq. 2017-10-20T04:27:00-04:00 2017-10-20T08:27:20-04:00
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Egypt releases Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:32
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt released early Friday an Irish-Egyptian man detained for four years on charges related to a 2013 Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo, his lawyer said. 2017-10-20T04:28:00-04:00 2017-10-20T08:28:06-04:00
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The Latest: Federal troops take disputed town from Kurds

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:10
ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq. (all times local): 2017-10-20T02:59:00-04:00 2017-10-20T06:59:43-04:00
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Spain's main parties agree new Catalan election needed

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:44
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government and the main opposition party agreed Friday to hold a new election in Catalonia in January as part of special measures to try to resolve the country's deepest political crisis in decades. 2017-10-20T02:33:00-04:00 2017-10-20T06:33:31-04:00
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US-backed Syrian force declare victory over IS in Raqqa

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:32
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence. 2017-10-20T02:19:00-04:00 2017-10-20T06:19:33-04:00
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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:32
ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi federal and Kurdish forces exchanged fire at their shared border on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds handover territory across north and east Iraq. 2017-10-20T02:23:00-04:00 2017-10-20T06:23:32-04:00
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US-backed Syrian force declare victory over IS in Raqqa

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:17
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence. 2017-10-20T02:07:00-04:00 2017-10-20T06:07:49-04:00
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The Latest: US-backed force declares Raqqa free of IS

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:48
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2017-10-20T01:40:00-04:00 2017-10-20T05:40:58-04:00
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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:37
ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish forces are exchanging fire at the border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq. 2017-10-20T01:25:00-04:00 2017-10-20T05:25:59-04:00
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The Latest: Russia says US travel warning proves its point

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:40
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2017-10-20T00:22:00-04:00 2017-10-20T04:22:08-04:00
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Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:40
RAQQA, Syria (AP) — Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition. 2017-10-20T00:37:00-04:00 2017-10-20T04:37:06-04:00
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Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:12
RAQQA, Syria (AP) — Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition. 2017-10-19T23:15:00-04:00 2017-10-20T03:15:58-04:00
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The Latest: Ireland PM praises May, wants more Brexit detail

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:12
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2017-10-20T00:03:00-04:00 2017-10-20T04:03:17-04:00
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Pro-independence Catalans make cash withdrawals in protest

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region's independence bid. 2017-10-19T23:52:00-04:00 2017-10-20T03:52:54-04:00
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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:45
NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. 2017-10-19T23:41:00-04:00 2017-10-20T03:41:38-04:00
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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:30
NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. 2017-10-19T23:15:00-04:00 2017-10-20T03:15:53-04:00
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Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:04
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother. 2017-10-19T22:57:00-04:00 2017-10-20T02:57:43-04:00
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Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

AP - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:10
RAQQA, Syria (AP) — Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group. 2017-10-19T21:58:00-04:00 2017-10-20T01:58:01-04:00
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