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Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

SRINAGAR, India –  One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region. Rebel leader Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and a fellow militant were killed […]
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South Korea confirms fishing crew's safety after hijack scare

SEOUL, South Korea –  South Korea said Saturday that it has confirmed the safety of crew members from a fishing vessel that had lost contact in waters off Somalia, prompting Seoul to dispatch a naval unit over fears that the vessel had been hijacked by pirates. Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said it planned to “close the […]
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Pope says more Christian martyrs today than in ancient times

ROME –  Pope Francis has prayed for the Coptic Christians in killed in Egypt by Islamic extremists, saying that today there are more Christian martyrs for the faith than in ancient times. During a visit Saturday to the Italian port city of Genoa, Francis prayed “for our brothers, Egyptian Christian Copts who were killed because […]
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Spain saves 38 migrants in 2 boats crossing from Africa

MADRID –  Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 38 migrants from two small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores. The service says that the first boat carrying 27 men and six women was located in waters east of the Strait of Gibraltar late on Friday after being spotted by […]
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Small plane crashes near Mount Everest, injuring 3

KATHMANDU, Nepal –  A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo crashed near Mount Everest on Saturday, injuring all three people on board, Nepalese officials said. The plane hit a mountain about 20 meters (66 feet) below the runway of Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest, said government administrator Umesh […]
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Central African Republic killings send entire town fleeing

BRIA, Central African Republic –  Scores of blackened homes dot this town where more than 41,000 people have fled for their lives. Deadly sectarian violence that has gripped Central African Republic since 2013 is surging again, even spreading to parts of the country that once had been spared. The number of people displaced could reach […]
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G-7 source: US gets more time on in-out climate pact answer

TAORMINA, Sicily –  Seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal at their annual summit to give the Trump administration time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement. A person familiar with the talks said six members of the Group of Seven would stick with their endorsement of […]
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Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

JERUSALEM –  Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on Saturday after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Israel prison service spokeswoman Nicole Englander said the inmates declared an end to the strike Saturday morning. She said it came after Israel reached a deal with […]
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Bombing puts British security officials on back foot again

LONDON –  There were plenty of warning signs before Salman Abedi unleashed carnage at Manchester Arena. The concert bombing that left 22 people dead Monday night and dozens hospitalized raises the question of what, if anything, could have been done to stop him. Relatives had alerted authorities that Abedi, 22, was flirting with extremist ideologies […]
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Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka –  Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides rose Saturday to 100 with 99 others missing. The Disaster Management Center said more than 27,000 people have been displaced. The military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safety. But some remained […]