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Zimbabwe army controls broadcaster, says Mugabe, wife safe

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In an extraordinary statement after taking over the state broadcaster...

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102-year-old survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew

Israel Holocaust Reunion

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace. Then he kissed both cheeks of his visitor and in a frail, squeaky voice began blurting out greetings in...


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Israel denies pardon for soldier who killed wounded attacker

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president has denied a request for pardon by an imprisoned soldier who was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker. A statement from President Reuven Rivlin’s office Sunday says he rejected the request by Elor Azaria because it would...


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Yemen is on the brink of a horrible famine - here's how things got so bad

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. It’s been called the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world:” Nearly 80 percent of Yemen’s population is food insecure; millions are teetering on the edge of famine. The situation - described as critical for nearly two years - has grown even worse since early...


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Zimbabwe ruling party says Mugabe goes or impeachment starts

APTOPIX Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s ruling party Central Committee fired longtime President Robert Mugabe as party leader Sunday, saying if he doesn’t resign as the country’s leader by noon Monday it will begin impeachment proceedings when Parliament resumes the following day. Clinging to his now...


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A sign of hope from Argentina's vanished submarine: seven mysterious signals

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Argentine authorities received a few blips of hope in their effort to find a three-decade old submarine - and 44 crewmen - that suddenly stopped communicating during a routine mission on Wednesday. That hope came in the form of seven signals to a satellite, which...


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Zimbabwe's ruling party dismisses Mugabe as its leader in another blow to his presidency

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - On Sunday, the party that Robert Mugabe led for nearly four decades dismissed him as its leader, another blow to the country’s long-ruling president who was detained last week by the military. The party also put pressure on Mugabe to resign by noon...


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Zimbabwe's political drama: What just happened? A timeline

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The power of Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state at 93, is slipping away. Placed under military house arrest, the ruling party turning against him, he is said to be asking for more time during talks on his departure. Here’s a...


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Driver in Japan dies in crash with truck driven by US Marine

Japan US Military Traffic Accident

TOKYO (AP) — Police on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Sunday when a truck driven by a U.S. Marine collided with a small truck at an intersection, killing the Japanese driver of the other vehicle. The Marine was slightly injured in...


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House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

China Beijing Fire

BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb killed 19 people and injured eight others, official media reported Sunday. Firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian Village in the district of Daxing by 9 p.m. Saturday, three hours after it was...


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Life under Kim Jong Un

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. “In North Korea, life only gets better if the state helps you. But these days, the state doesn’t help. We’re on our own.” - The bride, now 23, from Hyesan. Escaped from North Korea in May 2017. - - - When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea almost six years...


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