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    Tropical Storm Pilar likely to drench Puerto Vallarta

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Pilar has been pelting the coast of western Mexico with heavy rains and it’s expected to pass near the resort of Puerto Vallarta on Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Pilar had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) early Sunday and it was located about 60 […]
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    2 Vietnamese dead, 5 arrested in chase with Philippine navy

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino military officials say two Vietnamese fishermen were killed and five others were taken into custody after they were spotted fishing off the northwestern Philippines and a night chase ensued with a Vietnamese boat hitting a Philippine navy ship and gunshots being fired. Philippine navy information officer Lt. Jose Covvarubias says […]
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    Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills girl

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing a young girl and wounding two other people. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said the shooting took place late Saturday, in violation of a 2003 cease-fire agreement. There was no immediate comment from India. The two […]
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    Thousands rally across Catalonia for independence from Spain

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of Catalan separatists are rallying in public squares in Barcelona and other towns in support of a disputed referendum on independence of the northeastern region from Spain. Many are carrying pro-independence flags and signs calling for the Oct. 1 independence vote that the Spanish government calls illegal and has pledged […]
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    Turkish FM visits 2 Turks jailed in the US for May brawl

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s top diplomat has visited two Turks imprisoned in the United States for their alleged involvement in an infamous brawl that has raised tensions between the two countries. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted that he visited Sinan Narin and Eyup Yildirim late Saturday and said he passed on “our nation’s love and […]
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    Bali volcano eruption fears spark exodus of more than 35,000

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — More than 35,000 people have fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will erupt for the first time in more than half a century as increasing tremors rattle the region. The numbers Sunday from disaster officials are more than double previous estimates and are continuing […]
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    UN official: Global community must step up Rohingya aid

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Sunday that the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is “the most urgent refugee emergency in the world” right now. Filippo Grandi told reporters in the Bangladeshi town of Cox’s Bazar that the needs of the more than 430,000 people […]
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    Ferragamo breaths fresh air into summer with outdoor show

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally. Many fashion houses are showing their collections outdoors this season, or at least throwing open the windows on their grand palazzi venues, betting on Mother Nature with open-air shows. The late summer-early fall weather has cooperated fully. Angela Missoni’s 20th […]
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    Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

    SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh’s southern tip. Across a sliver of the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal is Myanmar. These boats and this place can mean both hope and tragedy […]
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    France: Macron’s party faces likely blow in Senate elections

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s unconventional political party is fighting to make its mark on the Senate in elections Sunday for half the seats in the upper house — but the results are likely to reflect mounting disenchantment with Macron’s leadership. His centrist Republic on the Move! party, created just last year, won […]