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The Latest: Merkel on her way to G20 after plane trouble

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local):6:50 a.m.German Chancellor Angela Merkel is finally on her way to Argentina for the Group of 20 summit after a technical problem with her plane...

Vietnam jails 2 ex-police generals for role in gambling ring

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in northern Vietnam has jailed two former police generals for protecting a multimillion-dollar online gambling ring as the Communist government steps up its crackdown on graft.Former national police...

Robots in the field: farms embracing autonomous technology

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EAST MEON, England (AP) — Faced with seesawing commodity prices and the pressure to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, farmer Jamie Butler is trying out a new worker on his 450-acre farm in England's Hampshire countryside…

Truck crashes into house in West Auckland

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A truck has crashed into a house in the West Auckland suburb of Glen Eden tonight.The crash on Glenview Rd was reported to police at 10.20pm. DO YOU KNOW MORE? SEND US AN EMAIL No one has been injured and the truck is not...

Vietnam sentences 9 to death for heroin trafficking

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced nine people including three women to death after finding them guilty of heroin trading and possession.Three others were given life sentences while the court in Ha Nam...

German leader Merkel on her way to G20 after plane problem

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BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is finally on her way to Argentina for the Group of 20 summit after a technical problem with her plane forced her to change plans and stay overnight in Bonn.Merkel's office says she...

AP Weekly Sports Calendar

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EDITORS:These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit:thru Dec. 2, Gold Coast, Australia — golf, Australasian Tour, Australian PGA Championship.thru Dec. 2, Bahamas...

Report: Japan court OKs extending custody of ex-Nissan chair

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TOKYO (AP) — Kyodo News agency says a Japanese court has approved extending the detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days.The Japanese news agency said Friday that the Tokyo District Court has approved prosecutors'.…

Families show debris, ask search for Malaysia jet to resume

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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Families of people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared four years ago have presented five pieces of possible plane debris to the government and asked it to resume the search for the missing...

Australian police officer dies in New Zealand avalanche

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An Australian police officer has died in an avalanche while mountain climbing in New Zealand, police said Friday.New Zealand Police identified the man as 40-year-old Nathan Deutschbein. They said he...

Kyodo News says a Japanese court has approved extending detention of ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days

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TOKYO (AP) — Kyodo News says a Japanese court has approved extending detention of ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days.

Children suffering in Central African Republic 5 years on

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Children are bearing the brunt of five years of fighting in Central African Republic as thousands are trapped in armed groups, many suffer sexual violence, tens of thousands go hungry and one in four have fled...

Ukraine's intelligence agency searching the home of a senior Russian Orthodox cleric in Kiev for 'inciting hatred'

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's intelligence agency searching the home of a senior Russian Orthodox cleric in Kiev for 'inciting hatred'

French premier to meet with protesters amid anger over taxes

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PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will meet with some protesters' representatives in an effort to calm the tensions over rising taxes, a first since the movement started two weeks ago.The government's move on Friday...

Tense 1st meeting of South Sudan armed leaders since peace

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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Stepping out of a helicopter last week, South Sudan armed opposition commander Ashab Khamis came face-to-face with his rival in a crushing five-year civil war, army Gen. Keer Kiir Keer.The meeting, witnessed...

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Ukraine closes border to all Russian males age 16-60

Ukrainian officials have barred Russian males between the ages of 16 and 60 from traveling to the country in the latest escalation of tensions between the neighbors.The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when Russian border...

3 dead, 8 injured after fleeing truck rollover in California

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CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities say three people have been killed and eight injured when a pickup fleeing Border Patrol agents rolled over near the Mexican border.California Highway Patrol says the crash in Campo happened...

Colombia's Junior reaches first Copa Sudamericana final

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SAO PAULO (AP) — The Copa Sudamericana will feature first-time finalists Junior Barranquilla of Colombia and Atletico Paranaense of Brazil next week.Junior completed the lineup on Thursday when it beat fellow Colombian side Santa...

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Boy, 13, missing for a week in Upper Hutt after "taking off" from home

A 13-year-old Upper Hutt boy has been missing for a week, after walking off from his home last Friday.Wellington District Police said, on their Facebook page, today that they still had not located Isiah Munro after "taking off from...

The Latest: Russia won't mirror Ukrainian male travel ban

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia-Ukraine tensions (all times local):12:40 p.m.Russia's foreign ministry says that Moscow is not going to mirror the travel ban that Ukraine has imposed on Russian men.Ukrainian officials announced...

Nigerian leader: Islamic extremists are now using drones

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country's president says, opening a worrying new front in the region's nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic...

Ukraine's border guard service says that Russian men between 16 and 60 have been barred from traveling to Ukraine

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's border guard service says that Russian men between 16 and 60 have been barred from traveling to Ukraine.

2 W.Va. troopers suspended, traffic stop beating probed

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia state troopers have been suspended and the governor has ordered an investigation into a traffic stop in which he says the troopers were seen on a dashcam video beating a 16-year-old male...

Ukraine closes border to all Russian males between 16 and 60

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials on Friday barred Russian males between the ages of 16 and 60 from traveling to the country in the latest escalation of tensions between the neighbors.The long-simmering conflict bubbled over...

Defending champion has 2nd-round lead at Australian PGA

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GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Cameron Smith held a one-stroke lead over Marc Leishman and fellow Australian Jake McLeod after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on Friday.Smith shot...

Japanese prince wants royals to fund Shinto rite, not public

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prince Akishino says a highly religious ritual that is part of next year's succession ceremonies should be covered privately by the imperial family, questioning the government's decision to use public money.Emperor...

Attorney's plea caused by Trump's dream of a Moscow tower

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum.That...

Prithvi Shaw ankle injury a blow to India ahead of 1st test

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SYDNEY (AP) — India sustained a significant setback ahead of the first cricket test against Australia when young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw was ruled out with an ankle injury Friday on the third day of a tour match against the Cricket...

Pakistan's currency plunges again as country seeks IMF loan

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's currency has plunged further as the country is mired in a financial crisis and seeking an $8 billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund.The Pakistani rupee was trading at 142 to the...

Twister forms before driver's eyes

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A tornado formed in Roxburgh right in front of Bradley Robertson's eyes. Video/Supplied