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UN rights chief: US policy on migrant kids 'unconscionable'


The U.N. human rights chief is urging the Trump administration to end new policies separating migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico, saying they’ve affected nearly 2,000 kids in the last six weeks.

Australian bishop to be sentenced next month for cover-up


A prosecutor told an Australian court on Tuesday that the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse must be jailed to send a message that such institutional cover-ups will no longer be…

Kim Jong Un visiting China, expected to discuss his nukes

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday and is expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his nuclear summit with President Donald Trump last week.

In Mexico, longtime foes 'AMLO' and elite getting pragmatic


On the campaign trail, presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has railed against a corrupt and "rapacious minority" of business executives who oppose him because they know they will have to "stop stealing" if he wins the…

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Spain takes in boat packed with hundreds of refugees after Italy turns it away


Hundreds of migrants who were turned away from seeking refuge in Italy arrived in Spain on Sunday, where the government recently unveiled a series of measures to "put the people's rights first."


Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

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There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday.


Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm


Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the country's team at the World Cup some unsettling moments.


Kremlin is relieved that no one died in Moscow taxi crash


The Russian government says it's relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians.


The Latest: Rescued migrants in Spain seeking French asylum

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The Latest on the immigration debate in Europe (all times local): 1:20 p.m.


Two arrested in 2012 stabbing death of US Marine in Philippines

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Two fugitives in hiding for more than five years after being freed following the 2012 stabbing death of a U.S. Marine in the Philippines, have been re-apprehended.

British police say 3 struck and killed by train in 'unexplained' incident


British police are investigating a series of “unexplained” deaths Monday after three people were apparently struck by a train in south London ahead of the morning rush hour.


British police: 3 struck dead by train in south London


British Transport Police say three people have died after being struck by a train in south London.

The Latest: Report: German minister hints at compromise


The Latest on Germany and the debate over migration (all times local): 11:40 a.m.

Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017


The European Union's asylum office says the number of people applying for international protection in Europe has plunged but remains higher than before 2015, when more than one million migrants entered, many fleeing the war in Syria.

Libyan airstrikes target group attacking oil ports


Libyan forces say they have carried out airstrikes against a militia attacking key oil ports in the east.

Japan earthquake kills 3 including 9-year-old girl; scores injured


At least three people were killed -- a 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80s -- and more than 300 other people were hurt after a strong earthquake rattled the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, officials said.


Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies


Syrian state TV is reporting that the U.S.-led coalition has struck a military position in the country's east, leaving several troops dead and wounded, allegations denied by a U.S. official.

Monday, Jun 18

US-led coalition hits Syrian army post, causing casualties


Syrian state TV is reporting that the U.S.-led coalition has struck a military position in the country's east, leaving several troops dead and wounded.

Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote


President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation's peace process.

Sunday, Jun 17

US-backed Syrian fighters capture key village from IS


A U.S.-backed Syrian force says it has captured an important village near the Iraqi border from the Islamic State group.

The Latest: Polls open for Colombia presidential election


The Latest on Colombia's presidential election (all times local): 8:15 a.m.

Woman shouting 'Allahu akbar' attacks 2 with box cutter at supermarket in France


A woman who allegedly shouted "Allahu akbar" attacked two people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France on Sunday before she was arrested, local media reported.

Comic Eurydice Dixon mourned in Australia at park where rape, murder occurred

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Mourners paid respects Saturday to Eurydice Dixon, the late female comedian who was raped and murdered early Wednesday on a soccer field as she walked home from a performance.

Saturday, Jun 16

Birthday cake for Salah at Egypt team hotel at World Cup


Fans and Chechnya's leadership have presented Egypt striker Mohamed Salah with a giant cake to mark his 26th birthday, the Egyptian soccer association's spokesman said Saturday.

At least 7 World Cup fans injured after Moscow taxi crashed into crowd


At least seven soccer fans have been injured in Moscow after a taxi plowed into a crowd in the Russian capital during the World Cup.

Pope Francis denounces abortion as ‘white glove’ Nazi-era eugenics


Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.

Comedian murdered while walking home after gig had tragic family life


Eurydice Dixon, the Australian comedian killed while walking home from a gig on Tuesday night, had a tragic past before her gruesome murder.

Friday, Jun 15

Cyprus approves Hellenic Bank buyout of Cooperative Bank


The finance minister of Cyprus says the government has approved Hellenic Bank's multibillion-euro offer to take over the island nation's troubled Cooperative Bank.

Czech president burns giant pair of red underwear in bizarre press stunt


The president of the Czech Republic stunned journalists at a press conference on Thursday where he set a giant pair of red underwear on fire.

Comedian killed while walking home after gig, sparking outrage

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Eurydice Dixon, an Australian comedian, was killed after walking home on Tuesday night from a gig in Melbourne.

World Cup fever hits UN as ambassadors don their nations' soccer shirts


Russia, so often seen as a bad actor in the international arena, got a break Thursday at the United Nations and throughout the universe as World Cup fever began.

Thursday, Jun 14

Parents of girl's 1987 death charged with murder in France


A French prosecutor says the parents of a 4-year-old girl found dead three decades ago have been handed preliminary murder charges, in a cold case resurrected by DNA testing.

EU lauds Kosovo mission as it scales down operations


The European Union's mission to ensure the rule of law in Kosovo said Thursday it considered its work in the troubled state a success, as it scales down its operations after a decade helping guide the country to independence.

Suspected Islamic extremist ricin attack plot foiled in Germany, prosecutors say


An Islamic terrorism plot to launch a deadly attack with the toxin ricin was reportedly thwarted in Germany, prosecutors revealed Thursday.

After vote fails to condemn Hamas, Haley calls UN an unserious force for Middle East peace


A United States amendment to a Palestinian-backed draft resolution at the U.N. General Assembly that would have condemned the terrorist group Hamas was defeated even before getting a vote Wednesday afternoon because of a procedural…