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  • UK police chief says London subway bomb loaded with shrapnel

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — London's police chief says the bomb that failed to fully detonate last week in a London subway car was loaded with explosives and shrapnel. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told LBC radio on Friday that the bomb ...

  • The Latest: Spain to deploy extra police for Catalonia vote

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    (AP) MADRID (AP) — The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Spain's Interior Ministry says it's deploying police reinforcements to its northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum ...

  • Poland's premier blasts EU before talks with Hungary leader

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    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister has accused European Union leaders of being politically motivated in criticizing her government's judiciary overhaul as being a threat to the rule of law. Beata Szydlo made the remarks late Thursday, just hours ...

  • Syrian activist, daughter found dead in Turkey

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    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed in their home in Istanbul. Anadolu Agency said the bodies of 60-year-old Arouba Barakat and 22-year-old Hala Barakat were discovered late ...

  • Hundreds protest amid Spain crackdown on Catalan referendum

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    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of pro-independence supporters in Catalonia are protesting outside a courthouse to demand the release of regional government officials arrested in a crackdown by Spanish authorities over a planned secession referendum. The protest Friday in the northeastern ...

  • Iraqi Shiite militias join battle for IS-held town of Hawija

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    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — The spokesman for Iraq's mostly Shiite paramilitary troops known as Popular Mobilization Forces says they have joined the battle against Islamic State militants in the contested province of Kirkuk. Ahmed al-Asadi says the Shiite militias were pushing ...

  • Turkey to discuss response to Kurdish independence vote

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    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's political and military leaders are due to meet to consider possible sanctions and other measures against Iraq's Kurdish region if it goes ahead with a referendum on independence. Turkey is convening a National Security Council ...

  • Selfies and self-reflection mark New Zealand election race

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    (AP) TAUPO, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders vote in national elections Saturday after a campaign in which the candidates found time for selfies and self-reflection. Sitting on his campaign bus as it rattles through some of New Zealand's struggling smaller ...

  • Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

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    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation. Two days after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes ...

  • Trump to dive into Senate runoff in Alabama

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    (AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing an awkward dynamic in the Republican runoff for Senate in Alabama. Trump is backing the establishment candidate, incumbent Luther Strange. The maverick candidate who seems intent on roiling the Senate, former ...

  • Turkey: 4 migrants killed, 20 missing after boat sinks

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    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a vessel carrying migrants has sunk in the Black Sea, killing four people on board. Anadolu Agency says Turkey's coast guard is searching for an estimated 20 migrants who are missing ...

  • Thai police say they have car ex-prime minister used to flee

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    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police are examining a car they believe was used to help former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra flee the country ahead of a court verdict that could have seen her jailed for a decade. Deputy police commissioner ...

  • Turkish state media: 4 killed, about 20 missing after vessel carrying migrants sinks in Black Sea

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    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish state media: 4 killed, about 20 missing after vessel carrying migrants sinks in Black Sea.

  • Defiant Rouhani says Iran will press on with missile program

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    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president says his country will press ahead with its missile program and continue to boost military capabilities in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary. Hassan Rouhani spoke during a military parade on Friday commemorating ...

  • Spain makes new arrest in Barcelona attacks investigation

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spain's Interior Ministry says that a man has been arrested for alleged links to the extremist cell in the attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town. The ministry said Friday that the 24-year-old suspect of Moroccan origin ...

  • Spain's Interior Ministry says authorities arrest man linked to extremist cell in Barcelona attack last month

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    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spain's Interior Ministry says authorities arrest man linked to extremist cell in Barcelona attack last month.

  • North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

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    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may be famous for the bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English phrases it uses to slam its enemies. But the dispatch quoting leader Kim Jong Un calling President Donald Trump "the mentally deranged U.S. ...

  • Rabbis say Bahrain king wants Arab boycott of Israel to end

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    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hosting a Los Angeles event with the son of Bahrain's king, two prominent U.S. rabbis let something slip out: the island nation's ruler thinks the longtime boycott of Israel by Arab countries should end. ...

  • US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

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    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. He says North Korea is a case study of the failure to prevent ...

  • Pakistan army says death toll from India shooting rises to 6

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    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says the death toll from the overnight cross-border shooting by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has risen to six. The latest incident comes as Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his ...

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