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11 hours ago

Colombia repatriates dead as airline’s licensing questioned

RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) — Colombia began repatriating the victims of this week's tragic air crash in the Andes as Bolivia's president called for "drastic measures" against aviation officials who signed off on a flight plan that experts and even one of the charter airline's executives said should never have been attempted due to concerns over a possible fuel shortage….

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12 hours ago

Obama, incoming UN secretary-general meet at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the former Portuguese prime minister who will lead the U.N. beginning Jan. 1. has already proven to be an effective leader….

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12 hours ago

Death threats and abuse for woman leading Brexit court fight

LONDON (AP) — Gina Miller is paying the price for going to court….

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12 hours ago

Calls for ceasefire, massive displacement in Syria’s Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. said Friday an estimated 31,500 residents have been displaced following Syrian government advances into the besieged eastern Aleppo enclave this weekend, as government media reported from those newly-captured areas, demonstrating its restoration and resettlement efforts there….

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12 hours ago

Iraqi troops bring to 23 districts retaken in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants in the northern city of Mosul seized a new neighborhood on Friday and took full control of a densely-populated neighborhood, where troops happened upon a residential complex for IS fighters, according to two Iraqi field commanders….

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13 hours ago

Stolen Nazi concentration camp gate believed found in Norway

BERLIN (AP) — German police say the wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago appears to have been found in western Norway….

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13 hours ago

Francois Hollande: A leader perhaps too ‘normal’ for France?

PARIS (AP) — Francois Hollande has always been an unlikely French president, a guy proud to call himself "normal" and who ended up in the Elysee Palace almost by default….

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14 hours ago

Gambian official: Opposition candidate Barrow wins election

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's opposition candidate has defeated longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh in the West African country's presidential vote, an upset victory that could lead to the country's first transfer of power in more than two decades, the head of the election commission announced Friday….

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14 hours ago

Russia’s Putin warns artists against offending believers

MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian cultural figures urged President Vladimir Putin on Friday to protect the freedom of artistic expression – something the Russian leader pledged to do, even as he warned artists to be careful not to offend religious believers….