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Palestinians look at a damage after an Israeli raid killed Ashraf Naalweh during an arrest raid in the Asker refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Israel accuses Naalweh of shooting to death two Israelis and wounding another at an attack on a West Bank industrial zone in October. He fled the scene and Israeli forces have been searching for him since. The writing in Arabic reads: ""Ashraf Naalweh, your blood awaits a victory". (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
December 13, 2018 - 5:51 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Israel has sealed off major roads leading to the West Bank city of Ramallah and set up checkpoints in search of a gunman who earlier in the day carried out a deadly shooting attack nearby. The Israeli...
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Family and friends await word of the search teams efforts in finding Cody Beverly, Kayla Williams and Erica Treadway at the Salamy Memorial Center in Whitesville, W.Va., on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The three were reported missing Saturday night, and are stuck inside the Rock House Powellton mine. (Craig Hudson/The Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 5:24 am
CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Three people missing since last weekend were found alive Wednesday in an underground coal mine in West Virginia, authorities said. The three were located Wednesday inside Elk Run Coal's Rock House Powellton mine near Clear Creek, the state Office of Miners' Health, Safety...
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Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing more than 5 people and injuring more than 40 others, officials and news reports said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
December 13, 2018 - 5:21 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the train crash in Ankara (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained three state railway agency employees suspected of negligence over a deadly train crash in the capital Ankara. Anadolu Agency says the three were...
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Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing more than 5 people and injuring more than 40 others, officials and news reports said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
December 13, 2018 - 5:04 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya...
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In this image made from video taken on March 11, 2016, entrepreneur Michael Spavor speaks during a friendly ice hockey match between visiting foreigners and North Korean players in Pyongyang, North Korea. A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei. The possible arrest raises the stakes in an international dispute that threatens relations. Canada's Global Affairs department on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, said Spavor, an entrepreneur who is one of the only Westerners to have met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, had gone missing in China. Spavor's disappearance follows China's detention of a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing earlier this week. (AP Photo)
December 13, 2018 - 4:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Thursday it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way dispute over a Chinese technology executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States. Entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into...
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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights President Kerry Kennedy presents former President Barack Obama with the foundation's Ripple of Hope Award at a ceremony, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
December 13, 2018 - 4:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening. "I'm not sure if you've heard, but I've been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank you...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:21 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A conservation group says Tanzania's agreement with Egyptian companies to build a huge hydroelectric dam in the Selous Game Reserve risks damage to an important wetland and could hurt the livelihoods of over 200,000 people who live downstream. The WWF group criticized the...
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December 13, 2018 - 3:27 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's security service says a man has been arrested, suspected of preparing a terrorist attack. The SAPO agency said "preparations for the suspected terrorist offense have been underway for some time" and added that "there are international links." The person was not identified...
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FILE - In this July 2018, file photo, and released by Xu Xiaoli on Nov. 28, 2018, Lu Guang poses for a photo in New York. Police have confirmed that the prominent Chinese photographer who went missing more than a month ago was arrested, his wife said. Authorities informed relatives of award-winning photographer Lu, whose work focuses unsparingly on the harshest realities of life in China, that he was arrested in Kashgar city in the country's far west region of Xinjiang, his wife Xu told The Associated Press on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Xu Xiaoli via AP, File)
December 13, 2018 - 2:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — Police have confirmed they have arrested a prominent Chinese photographer who had been missing more than a month, his wife said. Authorities informed relatives of award-winning photographer Lu Guang, whose work focuses unsparingly on the harshest realities of life in China, that he...
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A policeman stands watch outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 13, 2018 - 1:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the detentions in China of two Canadian men (all times local): 3:55 p.m. China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security." Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday that...
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