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Fighting rages as Libya force pushes toward key western city

Fighting rages as Libya force pushes toward key western city

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January 26, 2020 at 12:44 pm

CAIRO (AP) — Officials from Libya's two rival governments said fighting erupted Sunday as the country's east-based forces advanced toward the strategic western city of Misrata, further eroding a crum...

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Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streets

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January 26, 2020 at 12:37 pm | BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Iraq's capital and southern provinces on Sunday, defying a powerful Iraqi religious leader who recently withdrew his suppo...

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Trump peace plan could boost embattled Israeli leader

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January 26, 2020 at 11:11 am | JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday vowing to “make history” as he prepared to meet President Donald Trump for the unveiling of the U.S. administ...

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Survivor in Slovenia turns 100 on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am | RAKEK, Slovenia (AP) — For Marija Frlan it's as symbolic as it can get: A survivor of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, the Slovenian woman turns 100 years old on Monday, the internation...

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Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

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January 26, 2020 at 8:04 am | BEIJING (AP) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicente...

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Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38

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January 26, 2020 at 7:58 am | ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hi...

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Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return home

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January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am | MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the more tha...

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Cardinal at center of 2 Popes storm doubles down on celibacy

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January 25, 2020 at 11:00 am | VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican cardinal at the center of a storm over a book about celibacy and the Catholic priesthood is denouncing the “brutality” of criticism directed at him and his collaborator,...

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Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

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January 25, 2020 at 4:46 pm | BEIJING (AP) — China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain a...

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