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Ahmadi Muslim refugees eat a meal at a community center that they took refuge in Pasyala, north east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims from Pakistan who sought refuge in Sri Lanka now huddle together in fear following attacks and harassment after the Easter bombings. They are just some of the Muslims scared the Islamic State-claimed assault will bring both government and mob retaliation. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 25, 2019 - 6:01 am
PASYALA, Sri Lanka (AP) — After fleeing their homes in Pakistan over militant attacks and government persecution, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims felt they finally found peace in Sri Lanka as they sought resettlement across the world. Then came the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, many...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un take an elevator heading to the talks in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Putin and Kim are set to have one-on-one meeting at the Far Eastern State University on the Russky Island across a bridge from Vladivostok. The meeting will be followed by broader talks involving officials from both sides. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 5:34 am
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said after his summit with Kim Jong Un Thursday that the North Korean leader is ready to proceed toward denuclearization — but needs solid security guarantees to do so. Putin said that he will be willing to share details of the summit with...
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April 25, 2019 - 4:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A powerful tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday in northern Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Mozambique is one of the world's poorest countries and Cyclone Idai wiped out...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un talk during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. North Korean leader Kim managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin’s manspreading - the two sat with knees spread wide apart as they chatted before the start of their first summit, which began Thursday in the far eastern port city of Vladivostok.(Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 4:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin's manspreading — the two sat with knees spread wide apart as they chatted before the start of their first summit, which...
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People wait for the Dawn Service ceremony at the Anzac Cove beach, the site of World War I landing of the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) on April 25, 1915, in Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, early Thursday, April 25, 2019. As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honouring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I on the ill-fated British-led invasion. The doomed Allied offensive to secure a naval route from the Mediterranean to Istanbul through the Dardanelles, and take the Ottomans out of the war, resulted in over 130,000 deaths on both sides.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
April 25, 2019 - 4:43 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister played down Thursday any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle commemoration in Gallipoli attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders. Prime Minister Scott...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un pose for photographers during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. President Putin opened his talks with Kim, saying that Russia would like to help support efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear standoff. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 3:56 am
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 6:50 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he had "candid and meaningful" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin about how to promote peace...
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A small boat with two German police officers speeds over the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 25, 2019 - 3:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are halting talks on a possible merger that would have created Germany's biggest financial institution. Deutsche Bank said Thursday that "after careful analysis" its management board has concluded that a combination with its rival "would not have created...
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In this Saturday, April 6, 2019 photo, supporters of Spain's far-right Vox Party wave Spanish and VOX flags during a party event in Leganes, on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain. A substantial pool of undecided voters and a right-wing splintered by a rising populist party are making confident predictions harder to come by as Spain prepares for its third parliamentary election in less than four years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 25, 2019 - 3:28 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The outcome of Spain's election on Sunday is anyone's guess. A substantial pool of voters is still undecided. The country's traditional parties have been diluted. And a rising populist party has splintered the right. The ballot will be Spain's third parliamentary election in...
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A plane with Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla taxies onto the special plane terminal of the Beijing International airport ahead of the Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
April 25, 2019 - 3:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's finance minister tried Thursday to dispel complaints its Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiative leaves developing countries with too much debt, promising "sustainable financing" as leaders gathered to celebrate the project. Liu Kun's comments came as Chinese...
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Tarps are pictured on Notre Dame cathedral Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Paris. Professional mountain climbers were hired to install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral, as authorities raced to prevent further damage ahead of storms that are rolling in toward Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 25, 2019 - 2:29 am
PARIS (AP) — French police scientists and other expert investigators are starting to examine Notre Dame Cathedral for the first time since last week's devastating fire. A police official said teams from three different police agencies are entering the monument Thursday to take samples and search...
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