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Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both churches announced Friday….

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Syrian troops push ahead in offensive, take another village

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian military and allied fighters, backed by Russian airstrikes, on Friday pushed ahead with a major offensive in the north of the country, capturing another village and moving a step closer to encircling contested Aleppo, Syria's largest city….

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9 hours ago

Julian Assange claims total vindication with UN panel ruling

LONDON (AP) — A United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying he should be allowed to walk free immediately and compensated for the years he has lost….

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9 hours ago

The Latest: Ecuadorean minister calls for Assange to go free

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):…

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12 hours ago

Car bomb explodes at UN base in Mali’s Timbuktu

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — The United Nations mission in Mali says a car bomb has exploded outside a mission police station in Timbuktu, and there is shooting between the attackers and forces….

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12 hours ago

Islamic extremists take control of town in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Residents in the southern Somali town of Marka say fighters from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab have taken control there after the withdrawal of African Union forces….

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The Latest: Assange lawyer says Sweden must act on UN ruling

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):…

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Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster as the country struggles to deal with a drought afflicting the region….

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The Latest: Syria troops take northern village in offensive

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):…

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14 hours ago

Chinese using carpooling apps to get ride home for holidays

SHANGHAI (AP) — The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese….