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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, at left, testifies in a courtroom at the National Police Academy in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi on charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah)
December 26, 2018 - 12:33 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi on charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak. The 90-year-old Mubarak, whose nearly three-decade...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2012 file photo, an Israeli woman works at Tikkun Olam medical cannabis farm, near the northern Israeli city of Safed, Israel. Late Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, Israel's parliament unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana, allowing Israel to tap the lucrative global market. Israel will become the third country, after the Netherlands and Canada, to take its medical cannabis global. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
December 26, 2018 - 9:29 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Parliament has unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana, allowing Israel to tap the lucrative global market. Israel will become the third country, after the Netherlands and Canada, to take its medical cannabis global. The Israeli medical cannabis...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, an agent from the border patrol, observes near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M. An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody early Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, U.S. immigration authorities said. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
December 26, 2018 - 8:12 am
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency's care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and...
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Plainclothes security officers take away a supporter of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang near the Secondary Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. The trial of Wang, who was charged with subversion of state power in 2016, was expected to begin at the court on Wednesday morning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
December 26, 2018 - 4:38 am
TIANJIN, China (AP) — The trial of a prominent human rights lawyer began in northern China on Wednesday with about two dozen plainclothes officers stationed outside a courthouse and at least one supporter taken away by police. Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters were prevented from...
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December 26, 2018 - 3:39 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish firefighters say six people have died in a fire at a small wooden building sometimes used by the homeless in an outlying district of Warsaw. Pawel Fratczak, a spokesman for firefighters, said Wednesday the fire took place late on Christmas Day. When firefighters arrived...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, an agent from the border patrol, observes near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M. An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody early Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, U.S. immigration authorities said. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
December 26, 2018 - 3:35 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala who U.S. officials say has died in government custody (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is conducting new medical checks on every child in its custody after the second reported death of a...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday after President Donald Trump said that there was "nothing new" in efforts to end the partial government shutdown over a U.S.-Mexico border wall. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 26, 2018 - 3:18 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower after President Donald Trump said that there was "nothing new" on the partial government shutdown over a U.S.-Mexico border wall. U.S. markets, which were closed for Christmas, were set to open higher on Wednesday. Stocks are still headed for their...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, an agent from the border patrol, observes near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M. An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody early Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, U.S. immigration authorities said. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
December 25, 2018 - 11:56 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection ordered medical checks on every child in its custody Tuesday after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency's care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security...
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President Donald Trump greets members of the five branches of the military by video conference on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House. The military members were stationed in Guam, Qatar, Alaska, and two groups in Bahrain. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 25, 2018 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that parts of the federal government will stay closed until Democrats agree to put up more walls along the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he's open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual...
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December 25, 2018 - 6:48 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's legislature on Tuesday agreed to amend the country's drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller. Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action,...
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