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Egypt migrant boat sinking toll tops 200

ROSETTA, Egypt — Rescue workers Tuesday pulled dozens of bodies from the hold of an Egyptian fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea carrying ...

Pillar of Israel built defense, pushed for peace

Shimon Peres, an Israeli statesman who helped build his country into a nuclear-armed regional military power, shared a Nobel Peace Prize for laying out a ...

Canada approves $27 billion natural gas project

TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved Tuesday a $27 billion liquefied natural gas project on British Columbia's northwest coast in a decision that's ...

Et tu, Duterte? Philippines leader decides he'll 'cross the Rubicon,' cozy up to Russia, China

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he has decided to "cross the Rubicon" in his ties with the United States and will ...

Chemical weapon wasn't used near U.S. troops in Iraq

A rocket fired last week at an Iraqi base where American troops are present did not contain a chemical agent despite earlier suspicions, the U.S. ...

Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

With international diplomacy in tatters and the United States focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to ...

Obama names career diplomat U.S. ambassador to Cuba

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday announced career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis as his choice to become the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than ...

Iran frees Canadian-Iranian professor held since June

TEHRAN, Iran — A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency ...

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict

CARTAGENA, Colombia — Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening ending a half-century of combat that caused ...

Syria says shattered cease-fire still viable

BEIRUT — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the ...

Magellanic penguin mating season begins in Argentina

PUERTO TOMBO, Argentina — Thousands of Magellanic penguins are arriving at Argentina's Punta Tombo peninsula for their breeding season. More than 200,000 penguin couples are ...

Defeat of ISIS unlikely to bring peace

BAGHDAD — An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern ...

N. Korean defectors sold as brides in China want kids back

SEOUL, South Korea — After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, a young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for ...

Young Prince George shuns high-five, low-five from Canada's Trudeau

TORONTO — Blame it on jet lag or maybe a precocious knowledge that his great-grandmother is Canada's head of state, but Britain's 3-year-old Prince George ...

Rebels attempt to change perception imagethemselves

YARI PLAINS, Colombia — After more than five decades of civil war, Colombia's armed guerrillas were preparing for peace. Big-name bands from Bogota descended on a ...

At Security Council meeting on Syria, U.S. takes aim at Russian 'barbarism'

The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria on Sunday as Moscow's airstrikes over Aleppo pushed a humanitarian crisis there to ...

China continues drive toward space with radio telescope

BEIJING — The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's ...

War crimes tribunal for ISIS detainees lacks global backing, Pentagon support

WASHINGTON — War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group's elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have ...

Socialist Corbyn keeps reins of Labour Party in UK

LIVERPOOL, England — Soft-spoken socialist Jeremy Corbyn is the antithesis of Donald Trump. But the British politician — resoundingly re-elected leader of the opposition Labour ...

Priests' slayings, president's pro-gay stance stress church-state relations in Mexico

POZA RICA, Mexico — In this eastern Mexican oil town weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests last ...