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Bodies of 9 suspected migrants found in eastern Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Nine bodies of suspected migrants have been found near a remote community in the Panamanian jungle close to the border with Colombia, local prosecutors said Friday. The bodies, including one child, were found near the Tuqueza and Canaán Membrillo rivers in the Emberá Wounaán indigenous region, according to the Darien province […]
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This image captured from the Battle of the Nibelungs Facebook page on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 shows ...

Neo-Nazis are still on Facebook. And they’re making money

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s the premier martial arts group in Europe for right-wing extremists. German authorities have twice banned their signature tournament. But Kampf der Nibelungen, or Battle of the Nibelungs, still thrives on Facebook, where organizers maintain multiple pages, as well as on Instagram and YouTube, which they use to spread their ideology, draw […]
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Deported from the United States a day before, Delta de Leon and her 2-year-old daughter Chloe share...

Back in Haiti, expelled migrant family plans to flee again

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — You’re lucky, the U.S. officials said. “You’re going to see your family.” The authorities had called out numbers corresponding to raffle-like tickets the Haitians had been issued when they were detained after crossing the border into Texas. As each number was called, another bedraggled immigrant stood up. “Everyone was happy,” recalled […]
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Under China pressure, Taiwan opposition choses new leader

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s main opposition Nationalist Party chose former leader Eric Chu as its new chairperson Saturday in an election overshadowed by increasing pressure from neighbor China. Four candidates, including incumbent chair Johnny Chiang, had competed for the leadership of the party that has advocated closer relations with Beijing. That means agreeing to […]
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Jean Charles Celestin, right, carries luggage belonging to his cousin Jhon Celestin, left, Jhon's w...

Back in Haiti, expelled migrant family plans to flee again

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — You’re lucky, the U.S. officials said. “You’re going to see your family.” The authorities had called out numbers corresponding to raffle-like tickets the Haitians had been issued when they were detained after crossing the border into Texas. As each number was called, another bedraggled immigrant stood up. “Everyone was happy,” recalled […]
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Canadian Catholic bishops apologize for residential schools

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Catholic bishops in Canada apologized Friday “unequivocally” to Indigenous peoples for the suffering endured in residential schools, just as Pope Francis prepares to meet with Indigenous leaders at the Vatican later this fall. The institutions held children taken from families across the nation. From the 19th century until the 1970s, more […]
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Body of Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmán cremated in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of Peru’s brutal Shining Path insurgency who died on Sept. 11, was cremated Friday. The cremation took place after Congress in the South American nation expedited a debate on a law to dispose of Guzmán’s remains. His ashes will be scattered at an undisclosed […]
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Van Life 2.0: Dutch students’ road trip in solar mobile home

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of Dutch students has reimagined van life and is hitting the road to Portugal. Just don’t call their groundbreaking new solar-powered vehicle a campervan. “We call it a self-sustaining house on wheels,” said Lotte van Dasler, part of a team from the Technical University in the southern Dutch […]
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France investigates man’s death after subway security check

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have launched an investigation into the asphyxiation death of a 37-year-old man after subway security agents detained him in the southern city of Marseille. The death Thursday came as arrest techniques have been under heightened criticism in France following multiple cases of abuse or fatal arrests. An investigation is ongoing […]
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Cyprus says Turkey eyes island’s control with 2-state deal

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey’s new push for separate Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot states on ethnically divided Cyprus shows a desire to control the whole of the east Mediterranean island nation, the Cypriot Cypriot president charged Friday. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, President Nicos Anastasiades blasted the “absurdity” of Turkish and Turkish Cypriot […]
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Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two of the world’s most important art museums, the Vatican Museums and the Uffizi Galleries, joined forces for the first time on Friday to inaugurate a small exhibit of rarely seen works by two Renaissance masters that confirmed a painting long suspected of being by Raphael was indeed his work. “Saints […]
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Dua Lipa walks the Versace runway, Prada resists normality

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week opened its third day of preview shows for next spring and summer against the backdrop of thousands of young environmental protesters calling out the industry Friday for its wasteful and polluting ways. The question hanging over fashion week is whether after 19 months, the coronavirus pandemic has led to […]
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Students march as part of the Fridays for Future climate movement's initiatives, in Milan, Italy, F...

Milan Fashion Week: Prada deconstructs luxe evening wear

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week opened its third day of preview shows for next spring and summer against the backdrop of thousands of young environmental protesters calling out the industry Friday for its wasteful and polluting ways. The question hanging over fashion week is whether after 19 months, the coronavirus pandemic has led to […]
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Severe Brazil drought reignites debate over daylight saving

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dyane Rodrigues used to enjoy strolling along Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Ipanema beach after a hot summer’s day. Daylight saving time meant her workday went by faster, and ended early enough for her to take in the golden sunset, the 28-year-old said from her fruit stand, a stone’s throw from […]
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EU warns Russia over cyberattacks ahead of German elections

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday warned Russia against allowing hackers to attack data bases or spread disinformation in some of the 27 member countries just as Germans were preparing to go the polls for weekend parliamentary elections. “Some EU member states have observed malicious cyber activities, collectively designated as Ghostwriter, and associated […]
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Bus swerves into children’s park in Belgrade, injures some

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A public bus swerved off the road into a children’s playground in a residential area of Belgrade, injuring several people, the state RTS television reported Friday. The bus broke through a fence at around 1:30 p.m., stormed across the playground and hit a parked car at the other end, the RTS […]
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France pledges support for Lebanon’s new prime minister

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Friday Lebanon’s new prime minister at the presidential palace, wishing him success and promising France would continue to support the crisis-struck country. In Beirut, protesters pelted commercial banks with eggs and rallied against the political class for obstructing the probe into last year’s devastating port blast. Lebanese […]
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French minister: No mystery submarine deal came as ‘a shock’

STOCKHOLM (AP) — France’s defense minister said Friday it was “not a mystery” that the announcement of defense deal among the the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia that killed a multi-billion-dollar French submarine contract came as a shock to French officials. Defense Minister Florence Parly spoke after a meeting of the European Intervention […]
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Saint Laurent becomes latest fashion house to go fur free

French luxury house Saint Laurent will go completely fur free in its collections from next year, its parent company Kering said Friday. In a statement, Kering added that another of its houses, Italian menswear brand Brioni, will also stop using natural fur — making the luxury giant that includes Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta […]
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Pro-Kremlin party officially handed supermajority in Duma

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian election authorities on Friday officially announced the final results of last week’s parliamentary vote, in which the Kremlin’s party retained its supermajority amid widespread reports of violations and incidents of voter fraud. Russia’s Central Election Commission has declared the election of the new parliament, or the State Duma, “conclusive and valid,” […]
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UK’s Johnson reaches out to Macron amid submarine dispute

PARIS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to smooth over tensions with France over a geopolitical submarine dispute, promising in a phone call Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron that their countries would cooperate closely together around the world. France remains deeply angered by a strategic submarine deal by the U.S., Australia and […]
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UK airports report delays as IT failure shuts e-gates

LONDON (AP) — Travelers arriving at U.K. airports faced delays Friday after electronic passport gates failed, forcing passengers to wait in line for border officers to inspect their documents. London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh airports all reported that a technology failure disrupted gates that allow passengers with biometric passports to quickly pass through border controls […]
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China’s HNA Group says chairman, CEO detained by police

BEIJING (AP) — The chairman and CEO of HNA Group, the Chinese airline operator that ran into financial trouble following a global acquisition spree beginning in 2014, have been detained on suspicion of committing crimes, the company announced Friday. Chen Feng and Tan Xiangdong were “taken under compulsory measures” by police in the southern island […]
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August proves deadliest month for migrants braving Atlantic

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Migrant deaths along the Atlantic route from West Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands reached a record high last month with 379 lives lost, the International Organization for Migration said Friday. Those deaths account for nearly half the total number of casualties for all of 2021 — 735 adults and 50 children […]
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