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Spain, Portugal seize cocaine hidden in shipped pineapples

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Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,642 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped from Latin America.

52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

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Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people have died when a bus carrying them caught fire.

Trump era encouraging world dictators, human rights group says


Human Rights Watch said Thursday that new intolerance in countries like the U.S. is encouraging oppressive strongmen around the world.

Serbian police arrest three Australians over US$400M cocaine haul


Three Australians have been arrested in Serbia over the second-largest cocaine haul in Australian law enforcement history, police said on Thursday.

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Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved kids


The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.


Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved children


The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.


Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be first U.S. execution in 2018

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A man who became known as Houston's 'Tourniquet Killer' because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.


Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants

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Pope Francis wraps up his Chile visit Thursday by meeting with members of the South American nation's booming immigrant community, who are flocking to the region's strongest and most stable economy but are increasingly the focus of…


'Fire and Fury' about Trump's White House sells big 2nd week


Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" sold more than 190,000 hardcover copies last week, the book's first full week of publication, a company which tracks the retail market told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

LAPD: Serial rapist arrested after victim fell out of car


A security guard who was arrested after a prostitute fell out of his car is suspected of raping more than a dozen women or girls as young as 15 at gunpoint in Los Angeles County, police said Wednesday.


White House claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

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U.S. President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning…


13 siblings held captive in Calif. home were likely coerced to remain quiet

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When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted for years.


No fire inspection records where 13 children held captive

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City officials could find no records that the fire department conducted required annual inspections at a California home that doubled as a private school where authorities say 13 malnourished siblings were allegedly kept captive in filthy…


U.K. government appoints 'Minister for Loneliness'


In memory of British lawmaker Jo Cox, who was murdered in 2016 by a white supremacist, the U.K. government has announced the appointment of a new 'Minister of Loneliness.'

Gay couple ordered wedding programs, but received 'hateful' flyers instead: suit


A gay couple living in Australia were excited to see the wedding programs they ordered for their big day. But when the package arrived, the couple was horrified to instead find religious pamphlets with messages about temptation and sin,…

White House directed Bannon to stay silent in House interview: AP sources

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Steve Bannon's attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist, people familiar with the closed-door session told The Associated Press.


London Zoo names okapi 'Meghan' to celebrate royal wedding


London Zoo has honoured Prince Harry's fiancee by naming its newborn okapi after her.


Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents


A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.


Across the U.S. South, it's snow, ice and record-breaking cold


The South awoke Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess that caused problems as far south as the Gulf Coast. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, then came below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and…

Pakistan police say 5-year-old girl was abducted, murdered


Police in Pakistan say a five-year-old girl was abducted and strangled to death, after finding her body in a field near the northwestern city of Mardan.

Wednesday, Jan 17

Bannon refuses to answer intel committee questions

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for U.S. President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's…

Saudi Arabia to transfer $2B after urgent Yemen plea

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from 'complete collapse.'

'Accountant of Auschwitz' has clemency appeal rejected

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German authorities have rejected a former Auschwitz death camp guard's bid for clemency, removing the final barrier to him serving his sentence for accessory to murder.

Hawaii didn't need approval to retract missile alert: FEMA

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency said the state of Hawaii didn't need federal approval to retract a cellphone alert mistakenly sent over the weekend warning of a ballistic missile attack.

Tuesday, Jan 16

White House physician says Trump's health 'excellent'

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U.S. President Donald Trump's overall health 'is excellent' and he did 'exceedingly well' on cognitive screening, the Navy doctor who performed Trump's first medical checkup said Tuesday.

Manhunt after leading Kosovo Serb politician gunned down

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A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo was gunned down Tuesday morning, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia.

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

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Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her before dismembering her body and dumping it into…

Teenager leads deputies to California house where 12 others locked up

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Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds.

Monday, Jan 15

MLK day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks U.S. President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and…

U.S. moves ships, bombers toward Korea ahead of Olympics

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The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month's Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region.

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated


Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive.

Floor collapse inside Jakarta Stock Exchange tower hurts dozens

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A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring nearly 80 people and forcing a chaotic evacuation.

Sunday, Jan 14

Chelsea Manning confirms U.S. Senate run

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Chelsea Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate.

France launches uphill battle to outlaw fake news

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France is about to find out if a democratic company can outlaw fake news, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns.

'Where is the truth?': Trump leaves Americans unsure who to trust

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One year into Donald Trump's fact-bending, media-bashing presidency, Americans are increasingly confused about who can be trusted to tell them reliably what their government and their commander in chief are doing.

Protests in Austria target right-wing government

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Thousands of Austrians are protesting their country's new right-wing government with a march in Vienna.

Saturday, Jan 13

South Africa party storms H&M stores over monkey shirt ad

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Members of a South African opposition party stormed into some H&M stores across the country on Saturday to protest a promotional image of a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle."

Trump defends vulgar immigrant comments, partly denies them

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U.S. President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries.

2 bodies recovered from burning oil tanker in East China Sea

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Rescuers on Saturday recovered the bodies of two crew members of an Iranian oil tanker that's been on fire since colliding with a freighter last week in the East China Sea.