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    NY archbishop celebrates funeral for US soldier from Ghana

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, celebrated the funeral Mass for an Army National Guard soldier and native of Ghana who died rescuing some of more than a dozen people trapped in the deadliest fire in the city in quarter of a century. A funeral was held […]
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    The Latest: Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a Vatican sex-crimes investigator meeting in New York with one of the key victims in the Chilean abuse scandal (all times local): 3 p.m. A key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal says he feels his story finally has been heard after meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes […]
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    Jailed Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan reported hospitalized

    PARIS (AP) — Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was jailed this month during an investigation of two alleged cases of rape, has reportedly been hospitalized. An online site campaigning for Ramadan’s release said on Saturday that his family had learned of his hospitalization. French media, citing sources close to the case, reported that he […]
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    UK party sacks leader in fallout from racist Markle texts

    LONDON (AP) — The troubled U.K. Independence Party ousted its leader Saturday after a scandal over racist text messages sent by his girlfriend, leaving the future of the right-wing party that played a key role in Brexit once more uncertain. A majority of party members backed a motion of no confidence in UKIP Leader Henry […]
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    Mexicans hold mournful procession for endangered porpoise

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Activists and artists in Mexico held a mournful, dirge-like procession Saturday for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise as the species’ numbers fell below 30. With drums, chimes and a carved vaquita skull, hundreds of people made their way through a downtown Mexico City park. Organizers said the procession wasn’t a funeral […]
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    No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau’s father

    A story claiming that Fidel Castro was the father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not true. The Canadian government denied it, Cuba has never claimed it and Trudeau’s parents never visited Cuba until several years after Justin Trudeau was born. The Feb. 1 suicide of Castro’s oldest son, Fidelito, spurred the most recent […]
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    Collision of Greek boat, Turkish vessel caught on video

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Video footage surfaced Saturday of the moment a Turkish coast guard vessel collided with a stationary Greek patrol boat near a pair of Aegean Sea islets over which the two countries almost went to war in 1996. Cameras on the Greek coast guard boat recorded two videos. They show the Turkish […]
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    Christopher Bailey’s Burberry farewell tops London shows

    LONDON (AP) — Christopher Bailey’s final show as Burberry creative director dominated London Fashion Week on Saturday. Bailey is leaving the popular brand later this year after a 17-year stint that helped it regain its prominence as a global fashion power. Newcomer Simone Rocha and veteran Jasper Conran were among the designers showcasing their latest […]
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    3 asylum-seekers held after Cyprus reception center damaged

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus court has ordered the detention of two asylum-seekers on suspicion that they instigated a small uprising at an immigrant reception center, causing extensive damage to offices and setting fire to furniture and trash bins. Cyprus police said the Friday night unrest involved about 25 people at the Kofinou reception […]
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    The Latest: US ‘strongly disagrees’ with Ethiopian emergency

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopia’s state of emergency (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The United States says it “strongly disagrees” with Ethiopia’s new state of emergency, saying the answer to the country’s sometimes violent unrest is “greater freedom, not less.” The statement by the U.S. Embassy comes a day after the […]