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Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

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The son of an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says his mother will appear before a U.S. grand jury and is still being jailed as a material witness. More>>

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Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

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A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 20 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans. More>>

Tshisekedi declared Congo's president, but runner-up revolts

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Party of Congo's declared election winner rejects African Union request to delay final results. More>>

The Latest: Congo winner calls runner-up's stance 'a shame'

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The Latest: Congo court rejects runner-up Fayulu's challenge to presidential election results. More>>

Hope dashed for families of Colombia cadets killed in attack

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When a bomb exploded at a Colombia police academy, killing 21 people, it instantly ground to a halt the dreams of a new class of cadets, many of whom represented for their families a shot at escaping the cruel binds of poverty. More>>

Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

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High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington. More>>

Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim

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A Belarusian model who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election says she won't be saying anything more about the matter. More>>

US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to attack on Somali forces. More>>

The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

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Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from a pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 66. More>>

Survivors: Up to 117 missing from sunken boat off Libya

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A rescue official says survivors have told rescuers that up to 117 migrants might have died when a rubber dinghy capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. More>>

Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Chile's coast; no reports of damage

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A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken cities and town on Chile's northern coast. More>>

Mothers of slain Nicaraguan students unite to seek justice

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Mothers, sisters, aunts who lost loved ones in Nicaragua repression unite to seek justice as Madres de Abril. They follow in footsteps of mothers throughout the region who for years have demanded answers in their children's murders. More>>

Pope puts Sistine choir under aide's eye after scandal

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Pope Francis has put a close aide in charge of the Sistine Chapel Choir after a funds scandal. More>>

Thom Browne goes for spectacle at Paris Fashion Week

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Thom Browne provided the biggest spectacle on a relatively quiet day at Paris Fashion Week. More>>

Britain's Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

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Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over in a collision with another vehicle. More>>

German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods

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Thousands of farmers and others from across Germany have protested at the capital's landmark Brandenburg Gate, calling for climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food. More>>

The Latest: Labour deputy says party must join Brexit talks

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is suggesting it may be possible to give Britain more time to leave the European Union if it comes up with a good strategy, saying a no-deal Brexit would be bad for everyone. More>>

Uber, Cabify cars are attacked in Spain; police arrest 7

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Police in Barcelona say they have arrested seven people for allegedly trashing cars working with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers in the Spanish city. More>>

French yellow vests protest despite Macron's outreach

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Yellow vest groups plan protests in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. More>>

Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor's funeral

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People from across Poland are waiting in a long line to enter the Gdansk basilica for the funeral of the city's slain mayor that will be attended by Poland's and European officials. More>>

Dozens of anti-govt protests in Hungary decry labor changes

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Dozens of anti-government protests have taken place in Hungary, drawing mostly hundreds of people to each event. More>>

Swiss, German students protest inaction on climate change

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Thousands of students are holding rallies across Germany and Switzerland to protest lack of action against climate change. More>>

Oxford suspends research funding from China's Huawei

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Oxford University suspends research grants, funding donations from Huawei, amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant. More>>

US says Congo's 20 days without internet '20 days too many'

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US says Congo's 20 days without internet '20 days too many' amid disputed presidential vote. More>>

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

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Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages and accounts it says were part of two big disinformation operations. More>>

Belgrade protests for 7th week against Serbian leader

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Several thousand people have marched in Belgrade for the seventh week of protests against Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and what they say is his autocratic rule. More>>

Colombia blames ELN for bomb, presses Cuba to arrest leaders

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Colombia called on Cuba to arrest 10 National Liberation Army commanders currently in Havana for stalled peace talks after a car bombing blamed on the leftist rebels killed 21 people and injured dozens at a police academy in Bogota. More>>

German aid group rescues 47 migrants from Mediterranean Sea

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The German aid group Sea-Watch says it has rescued 47 people from a rubber boat off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean. More>>

Rescuers hope to reach Spanish boy in deep hole on Sunday

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Authorities in southern Spain say that they hope to reach the spot where they believe the two-year-old boy who fell in a borehole six days ago is trapped in approximately 35 hours. More>>

Official: Police kill 4 insurgents in shootout in Pakistan

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Pakistani police say counter-terrorism officers have killed four insurgents, including two women, in a shootout on a highway in eastern Punjab province. More>>

Bus collision in Bolivia leaves at least 22 dead, 37 injured

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Police in Bolivia say a head-on highway collision between two buses has killed at least 22 people and injured 37 others. More>>

Norway detains Russian suspected in stabbing, terror plot

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Police in Norway say the stabbing of a woman in a supermarket is being investigated as a terror attack. More>>

UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are 'positive'

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The World Health Organization says it is seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing.". More>>

Thousands skip school again to go to Belgium climate protest

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More than 10,000 youngsters skipped school again in Belgium to join a march demanding better protections of the globe's fragile climate. More>>

Ethiopia readies 'massive offensive' on al-Shabab in Somalia

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Ethiopia readies 'massive offensive' on al-Shabab in Somalia after extremist ambush on convoy. More>>

Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown

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Zimbabwe again forces 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown on fuel protests. More>>

Dior pulls the stars in conveyor-belt menswear show in Paris

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The sheer scale of Dior menswear designer Kim Jones' pop-up venue meant only one thing: that he was competing for show of the season at Paris Fashion Week. More>>

Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies have elected a new leader, a change that offers Germany's center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years. More>>

UK's Labour Party seeks 'frank' debate on Brexit impasse

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Britain's Labour Party is calling for an "open and frank debate" on the government's stalled Brexit plan but still won't meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. More>>

French military says airstrikes kill 15 extremists in Mali

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French military says airstrikes kill 15 extremists with unnamed group in central Mali. More>>

Private guards in Kenya to carry guns after extremist attack

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More private security guards in Kenya to carry guns after deadly extremist attack on hotel. More>>

Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people's support at victory rally

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won a third straight term with an overwhelming majority in last month's elections, is seeking the people's support at a victory rally in the capital. More>>

The Latest: 20 killed in huge fire at Mexican fuel pipeline

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An official says that 20 people have been killed and 54 badly burned in a huge fire that broke out at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico. More>>

Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

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Lawyers say the Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being freed after the country's president relented on a requirement he renounce radical beliefs. More>>

Sen Graham: Syria withdrawal without plan can lead to chaos

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U.S. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says a U.S. withdrawal from Syria without a plan would lead to chaos and an "Iraq on steroids.". More>>

UN experts: Fuel from Iran is financing Yemen rebels' war

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U.N. experts say fuel is being shipped illegally from Iran to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen to finance their war against the government, and both sides are violating international law with their military campaigns and arbitrary detention of rivals. More>>

Russians plunge into icy waters to mark feast of Epiphany

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Across Russia, the devout and the daring are observing the Orthodox Christian feast day of Epiphany by immersing themselves in frigid water through holes cut through the ice of lakes and rivers. More>>

The Latest: Colombia's president reactivates arrest orders

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Colombian authorities said the death toll from a car bombing at a police academy in the capital has risen to 21. More>>

The Latest: US, North Korea plan 2nd round of talks

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korea's former spy chief have begun their highly anticipated meeting aimed at resuming efforts to end the North's nuclear weapons program. More>>

Airstrike on IS-held area in Eastern Syria kills 20

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Syrian opposition activists say an explosion outside an office belonging to an al-Qaida-linked group in the country's northwestern has killed at least 11 people. More>>

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

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20 dead, 54 burned burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexican pipeline. More>>

Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

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Colombian authorities were scrambling to identify who was behind a brazen car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that has raised tough questions about lingering security threats in the wake of a peace deal with the nation's largest rebel group. More>>

Russia warns US missile defense plans will fuel arms race

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Russia says the Pentagon's new missile defense strategy will trigger an arms race in space and further erode global stability. More>>

Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

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Congo court poised to rule on presidential election challenge, but AU asks for surprise delay. More>>

Germany's Mercedes-Benz plans assembly plant in Egypt

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German automaker Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars unit says it is developing plans to open an assembly plant in Egypt. More>>

Banksy mural on garage in Wales sold but will stay in place

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A British art dealer says he has bought a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000). More>>

The Latest: Airstrike in IS-held area in Syria kills 20

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has met with U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to discuss the situation in Syria as the United States prepares to withdraw troops. More>>

Commuter's 'delay scarf' bought by German train company

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Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf". More>>

Cyprus: US to lift Cyprus arms embargo in security boost

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Cyprus' foreign minister says he's optimistic that the US will soon start lifting a decades-old arms embargo because Washington acknowledges the island nation's contribution to bolstering stability and security in the east Mediterranean. More>>

Tens of thousands honor stabbed Polish mayor on burial eve

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Some 300 city mayors and councilors have held a special session at the historic Gdansk shipyard in honor of the city's slain Mayor Pawel Adamowicz. More>>

Kenya court orders 6 suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

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Son of Kenyan military officer named as 1 of Nairobi gunmen in deadly hotel attack. More>>

Russian jets collide over Sea of Japan; 2 dead, 1 missing

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Two Russian fighter jets collide during a training mission over the Sea of Japan, leaving two crewmembers dead and another one still missing. More>>

Incumbent Lofven chosen to lead new govt in Sweden

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Swedish lawmakers have approved a center-left minority government led by caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, ending a four-month political deadlock. More>>

May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

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Talks to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appear deadlocked, with neither Prime Minister Theresa May nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions. More>>

US envoy for Afghan peace in Pakistan after talks in Kabul

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Pakistani officials say visiting U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met with Pakistan's prime minister and other officials Friday as part of efforts aimed at finding a peaceful solution to 17-year bloody war in Afghanistan. More>>

Australian police arrest man over Israeli student's death

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Australian police have arrested a man for questioning over the death of an Israeli student in Melbourne, while the victim's tearful father has visited the flower-strewn crime scene where her body was found. More>>

Lebanon calls for readmitting Syria to Arab League

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Arab ministers have begun meetings in Beirut ahead of a regional economic summit that most regional leaders will not attend. More>>

Bulgaria makes terror financing arrests across the country

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Police in Bulgaria says they have busted a suspected terrorism financing ring and detained 43 people in raids across the country. More>>

Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza border

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Thousands of Palestinians have gathered for a weekly protest along the fence between Gaza and Israel. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe groups say at least 12 killed in unrest

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The Latest: Zimbabweans badly hurt in protests stream into hospital in capital for care. More>>

North Korean diplomat arrives for meeting in Sweden

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Sweden's news agency says a secret, high-level meeting between envoys from the United States and North Korea is being held in Stockholm. More>>

Iran's FM mocks John Bolton with '10-year challenge'

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Iran's foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser's calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media. More>>

Macedonia seeks help in catching safe deposit box thefts

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Macedonian authorities are seeking cross-border help to gather evidence on a 1.7-million euro theft from local bank safe deposit boxes by an international gang in 2017. More>>

2 purloined penguins returned to UK zoo; both are fine

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Nottinghamshire Police have located and returned two purloined penguins missing from a local zoo since November. More>>

German far-right party angered by leaked report on extremism

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The far-right Alternative for Germany is criticizing the leak of a report by security officials examining extremist tendencies within the party. More>>

Man sets himself on fire amid Czech commemoration event

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Czech officials say a man has been seriously injured after he set himself on fire in downtown Prague amid commemorative events to remember a student who burned himself to death 50 years ago. More>>

The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

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France's prime minister is checking out his country's preparedness for a no-deal Brexit. More>>

Danish newspaper, chief editor fined for ex-spy boss book

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A Danish court has fined a major newspaper and its chief editor 150,000 kroner ($22,900) for publishing a book based on interviews with Denmark's former domestic intelligence agency chief that the spy service had claimed could contain secrets. More>>

Operation begins to lift sunken containers off Dutch coast

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A salvage operation to lift scores of shipping containers from the seabed off the northwestern coast of the Netherlands has begun, more than two weeks after they tumbled off a cargo vessel in a storm. More>>

Prince Philip, queen's husband, uninjured after car accident

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Buckingham Palace: Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, uninjured after car accident. More>>

Ryanair lowers profit forecast amid tough competition

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Budget airline Ryanair, Europe's biggest carrier, has warned its profits this year will be lower than expected _ the second time in four months _ because of lower fares over the winter. More>>

The Latest: UN: 34 killed in Congo since vote results issued

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The Latest: Congo dismisses AU request to delay vote results, says it's up to the courts. More>>

The Latest: Spain to improve conditions at migrant centers

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Spain's government says it will improve conditions at its eight migrant detention centers and build another center as authorities struggle to cope with a surge in arrivals from North Africa by sea. More>>

German parliament moves to deter migrants from 4 nations

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German lawmakers have approved a government plan to declare three North African nations and Georgia safe countries of origin, a move meant to deter migrants from those countries and streamline the handling of asylum applications. More>>

Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

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Iran's state-run English-language channel is reporting its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. More>>

Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

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A lawyer for the ailing radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers says the Indonesian government will release him from prison next week. More>>

Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense

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Trump administration calling for expanding defense technologies in space to better protect US. More>>

US peace envoy in Pakistan seeking end to 17-year Afghan war

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Washington's peace envoy Khalilzad in Pakistan on last leg of regional tour aimed at resolving Afghanistan's 17-year war. More>>

Brexit talks by UK's May called a 'stunt' by opposition

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote. More>>

Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as president

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes _ and little in the way of his promised sweeping changes. More>>

US and North Korea to hold talks on 2nd Trump-Kim summit

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A senior North Korean official has arrived in Beijing, reportedly en route to the United States for talks ahead of a possible second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of detained Iran newscaster

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From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of detained American-born Iran anchorwoman apparently arrested by the FBI. More>>

African Union urges Congo to suspend final election results

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African bloc urges world to respect Congo election process as court set to rule on challenge. More>>

Thousands protest against al-Bashir's rule across Sudan

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Thousands protest across Sudan against al-Bashir's 29-year rule, 2 reported killed in Khartoum. More>>

Zimbabwe pastor faces subversion charge amid economic unrest

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US 'alarmed' as Zimbabwe targets activists amid unrest; doctors' group treats 68 gunshot cases. More>>

10 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital

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Bogota's mayor says at least five people have been killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital. More>>

World's permafrost gets warmer; Siberia rises the most

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Scientists say permafrost measurements around the world show it has warmed by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade. More>>

China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

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China says its economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for talks aimed at resolving a costly tariff war. More>>

Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit

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France's government is kicking off a 50 million-euro plan to prepare for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union March 29 without a plan. More>>

Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies

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China has rejected the Canadian foreign minister's statement that Chinese detentions of Canadians pose a threat to all countries. More>>

The Latest: AU urges Congo to suspend final election results

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The Latest: AU urges Congo to suspend final presidential vote results, citing 'serious doubts'. More>>

Belarusian model who claimed Trump info arrested in Moscow

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A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president has been arrested immediately upon her arrival in Moscow following deportation from Thailand. More>>

Slain mayor lies in state at Solidarity museum in Poland

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A deputy of Gdansk's slain mayor says he has met with the attacker's mother and that the family needs protection against hate messages. More>>

Italy's Berlusconi rebounds again to run for EU parliament

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Silvio Berlusconi is back, again, running in European Parliament elections after a court ruled he could once again hold political office. More>>

German official says neighbors closely watching coal debate

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A senior German official says neighboring countries are closely watching Germany's political debate on phasing out the use of coal. More>>

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba

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The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades. More>>

UN says chief truce monitor in Yemen safe after shooting

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U.N. spokesman says head of mission charged with monitoring a cease-fire in Hodeida, his team safe following a reported shooting incident in the Red Sea port city. More>>

The Latest: WHO confirms internal misconduct probe underway

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The World Health Organization has confirmed it is investigating allegations of misconduct following an Associated Press story that revealed its chief ordered an internal probe to examine explosive charges made in emails to the agency's top managers. More>>

Vladimir Putin gets lavish welcome on visit to ally Serbia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Serbia in a show of support for the Balkan country's autocratic leader and his pro-Moscow policies. More>>

American's brother says Russia delays consular prison visit

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The brother of an American man being held in Moscow for alleged spying says a prison visit by U.S. Embassy staff has been postponed. More>>

Dutch prosecutors: Reporter expelled by Turkey is a suspect

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A Dutch newspaper says Turkish authorities has detained and later deported a journalist, the latest foreign reporter to be ousted from the country which is accused of stifling media freedoms. More>>

Indonesian presidential candidates spar over corruption

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo has accused his election rival of allowing corrupt candidates on his legislative ticket and failing to include women in senior positions. More>>

German union puts airport security strikes on hold for now

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A German union that has called a string of disruptive strikes by airport security staff says it won't hold any further walkouts ahead of and during pay talks next week. More>>

EU lawmakers seek cuts for nations reneging on rule of law

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Amid deep concerns about the rule of law in Hungary and Poland, European Union lawmakers want to suspend EU funds to states that interfere in their courts or fail to tackle corruption. More>>

The Latest: UK PM May to skip Davos amid Brexit uncertainty

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France's prime minister is a holding a special government meeting on how his country will cope with a possible "no-deal" Brexit. More>>

Kenyan police say 11 arrested after deadly hotel attack

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Years after attack on Westgate Mall, Kenya reacts swiftly to similar extremist assault. More>>

Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist

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Police in Sweden say a 22-year-old man has been charged with stealing 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) worth of royal treasure including a jeweled crown from a cathedral where they were on display. More>>

Road to snowed-in Austrian nuns cleared, but they stay put

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Authorities in Austria are trying to reach dozens of Catholic nuns whose Alpine monastery has been cut off from the world for days due to heavy snowfall. More>>

The Latest: 9 others arrested after deadly Kenya attack

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Kenyan authorities say there are no longer any cases of missing people following an extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi. More>>

Man detained in Lebanon on suspicion of entering from Israel

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A Lebanese military official says army intelligence have detained a man on suspicion that he crossed into Lebanon from Israel. More>>

Spain: Technical setbacks slow search for boy in deep hole

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The leading engineer in Spain's search, now on its fourth day, for a 2-year-old boy trapped in a deep, narrow borehole says rescuers are rushing to finish in days massive digging work that usually takes months. More>>

Burkina Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction

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Burkina Faso says body of Canadian found days after man's abduction by suspected jihadists. More>>

Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

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Iranian hard-line papers, FM Zarif slam arrest in US of American anchorwoman from Iran's English-language TV. More>>

Striking Greek school teachers shut down traffic in Athens

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Hundreds of striking Greek civil servants, mostly school teachers, are marching through central Athens to protest proposed new hiring criteria for state school teachers. More>>

Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

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Workers around Tunisia are on strike to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to tame unemployment, poverty and social tensions. More>>

The Latest: Norway police recover 2 more avalanche victims

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Norwegian police say rescuers have recovered two more bodies after four skiers were swept away in an avalanche in northern Norway more than two weeks ago. More>>

Strong explosion, fire hits French university building

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French authorities say a strong explosion and fire has hit a science building at the University of Lyon. More>>

Ukraine OKs property law that could affect 12,000 churches

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Ukraine's parliament has adopted a bill spelling out procedures for transferring church property after a new unified Ukrainian Orthodox church was granted independence from the Russian church. More>>

Human Rights Watch: Global pushback against autocrats grows

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Human Rights Watch says there is a growing resistance around the world against the abuses of autocrats by coalitions of states, civic groups and popular movements, which are all pushing back against populists seeking to curtail freedoms. More>>

Work on UK nuclear power plant halted over financing impasse

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Work on a major new nuclear power station in Britain has been suspended after the contracted developer, Japan's Hitachi, said it had been unable to agree on financing. More>>

Spain rescues 472 migrants, some on inflatable rafts

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Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 472 people who were trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe over the past two days. More>>

Theft of church painting puzzles Belgian police

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Belgian authorities are searching for a painting awaiting authentication as a piece by Michelangelo that disappeared from a church in Flanders last week. More>>

Germany arrests suspect in 2005 killing of Sri Lankan FM

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German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka's foreign minister. More>>

2 US service members, 2 US civilians killed in Syria blast

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Explosion, casualties reported near US-led coalition patrol in northern Syrian town of Manbij. More>>

ORRR-DUHHH: Britain Parliament speaker seeks to calm debate

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John Bercow, the speaker of Britain's House of Commons, plays a big role in shaping the raucous Brexit debate and sometimes sounds like a headmaster trying to get unruly pupils to behave. More>>

Zimbabwe police arrest 600 in harsh crackdown on protests

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Streets are deserted in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, Wednesday as a general strike continues for a third day to protest the government's decision to more than double the price of fuel. More>>

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

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Iran's English-language arm of state TV says its American-born anchorwoman was arrested after flying into US. More>>

Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

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Kenyan police say there is still "an active security operation" in and around the hotel complex attacked by Islamic extremist gunmen Tuesday amid sporadic gunfire from the scene. More>>

Unbearable stench: Giant sewage spill befouls Peru's capital

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Amid an unbearable stench in Peru's capital, thousands of workers, police and soldiers are struggling to contain and clean up a flood of sewage that has caused a health emergency in one of Lima's most populous districts. More>>

The Latest: UK's May looks to rivals for Brexit's Plan B

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Britain's envoy to Germany says the European Union might help avert a "no-deal" Brexit if it's prepared to shift its position on the issue of future border controls with Ireland. More>>

May wins no-confidence vote, but still is beset by Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by an historic margin. More>>

After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

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The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed peacefully into Guatemala, under the watchful eyes of about 200 Guatemalan police and soldiers. More>>

Mayor's killing in Poland sparks anger against hate speech

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Polish lawmakers have paid respects to the popular mayor of Gdansk, who was slain by an ex-convict with a grudge. More>>

ICC judges say Gbagbo should be released following acquittal

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International Criminal Court prosecutors say they will appeal the acquittals of Ivory Coast's former president and an ex-youth minister on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence following their country's 2010 presidential vote. More>>

Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

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Iran says it has conducted a satellite launch criticized by the U.S., but the satellite has failed to reach orbit. More>>

Too much brine? Study highlights growing toxic brine problem

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According to a U.N.-backed report, desalination plants are producing 142 million cubic meters (5,014 million cubic feet) of brine each day. More>>

EU leaders plead with UK to get its act together on Brexit

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The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says the bloc is stepping up preparations for a chaotic no-deal departure of Britain from the bloc after the rejection of the draft withdrawal deal in London. More>>

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Kenya attack

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address the nation this morning about the extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi. More>>

Greek PM survives confidence vote after coalition collapse

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Greek lawmakers are gearing up for a confidence vote in the leftwing government, which lost its parliamentary majority after its coalition partner walked out to protest a deal to normalize relations with neighboring Macedonia. More>>

The Latest: Greek PM Tsipras survives confidence vote

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Greece's left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament days after the governing coalition collapsed. More>>

UN: At least 890 killed in December clashes in Congo

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The U.N. human rights office says "credible sources" indicate that at least 890 people were killed over three days in several villages in western Congo last month amid apparent clashes between communities. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe doctor group reports 68 gunshot wounds

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's state security minister says more than 600 people have been arrested countrywide amid protests over dramatic fuel price increases. More>>

The Latest: 2 US troops, 2 US civilians dead in Syria blast

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U.S. military says American service members have been killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria. More>>

Huawei fires sales manager who Poland charged with spying

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Chinese tech company Huawei says it has fired an employee who was arrested in Poland and charged with spying for China. More>>

Kremlin calls idea that Trump worked for Moscow 'absurd'

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Russia's foreign minister says that the United States has ignored Moscow's proposal to inspect a Russian missile that Washington says has violated a nuclear arms treaty. More>>

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AP Explains: Who are the al-Shabab attackers of the hotel in Kenya's capital?. More>>

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A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East, with visibility down in The Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky and pedestrians covered their faces from the wind gusts. More>>

Several thousand in Belgrade seek truth about Kosovo murder

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Several thousand people have marched in Belgrade demanding that the authorities find out who killed a moderate Serb politician in Kosovo a year ago. More>>

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Libyan authorities say fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has flared up again, four months after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. More>>

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Russia's foreign minister says that the United States has ignored Moscow's proposal to inspect a Russian missile that Washington says has violated a nuclear arms treaty. More>>

Kenya's deadly hotel attack: A timeline of how it occurred

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Kenya's deadly hotel attack: A timeline of how it occurred. More>>

Gunmen attack villages in central Mali, kill 20 people

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The spokesman for a Tuareg group in Mali says gunmen have attacked 2 villages in the country's central Menaka region near the border with Niger, killing at least 20 people. More>>

Czechs honor student who wanted self-immolation to inspire

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Czechs are paying tribute to a university student who burned himself to death in Prague 50 years ago to inspire resistance against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. More>>

Sweden nears end of political deadlock; Lofven may stay PM

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A left-wing party in Sweden says it won't oppose caretaking Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in attempting to form a center-left government after a four-month deadlock to form a coalition. More>>

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

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Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia. More>>

Putin blasts US, West over NATO before Serbia visit

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Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. and the West of destabilizing the Balkans with NATO expansion policies as Serbia prepares a hero's welcome for the Russian president. More>>

The rules for Wednesday's no-confidence vote in Parliament

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The opposition in Britain's Parliament has put forward a "no confidence" motion, triggering a vote on the future of Prime Minister Theresa May's government that is scheduled for Wednesday. More>>

Pope wants bishops to punish sex abusers, not cover up cases

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Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend all sessions of his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit next month that will include plenary meetings, witness testimony and a penitential Mass. More>>

Model who said she has dirt on Russian oligarch speaks out

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An imprisoned model from Belarus who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president has told Russian media that she can't wait to be released. More>>

Famed Naples pizzeria latest target of bombs linked to mob

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A popular pizzeria is the latest target of bombings in the Naples area. More>>

The rules for Wednesday's no-confidence vote in Parliament

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The opposition in Britain's Parliament has put forward a "no confidence" motion, triggering a vote on the future of Prime Minister Theresa May's government that is scheduled for Wednesday. More>>

Spain: DNA sample confirms 2-year-old fell into borehole

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Spanish rescuers working against the clock to find a missing 2-year-old toddler say they have found hair of the boy in soil extracted from a narrow borehole that is 100 meters (330 feet) deep. More>>

Croatia police save 15 migrants from snow and cold

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Croatian police say they have saved 15 migrants who were stuck in a mountainous area in deep snow and low temperatures, including six children. More>>

German woman charged over years in IS-controlled Syria

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German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German woman arrested after allegedly spending several years in a part of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group. More>>

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

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Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets with Chinese government. More>>

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