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February 16, 2018 - 12:09 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand detained, the majority of whom have since been released. It is the...
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February 16, 2018 - 11:33 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian media say a Brussels court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face fines for every day it fails to comply. The daily De Standaard reported Friday that the court upheld a Belgian privacy commission finding that Facebook is collecting...
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Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh's president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (AP Photo)
February 16, 2018 - 10:39 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart on Friday to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries. Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said list contained the...
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February 16, 2018 - 8:57 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life prison terms, the country's state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said the court in Silivri, on the outskirts of Istanbul, convicted prominent...
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February 16, 2018 - 8:53 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. The death of Samantha Pendo (Swahili for love)...
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Viktor Stalberg (25), of Sweden, gets a shot past goalie Timo Pielmeier (51), of Germany, during the first period of a preliminary round men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 16, 2018 - 8:47 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Viktor Stalberg scored on a near-breakaway early in the first period to lead Sweden past Germany 1-0 in a hockey preliminary round game at the Winter Olympics. Patrik Zackrisson found a streaking...
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FILE -In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo a poster is seen in Budapest reading: Soros would settle millions from Africa and the Middle East. Stop Soros!. Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban is stepping up efforts to silence civic groups critical of his government ahead of April elections which will likely result in his third consecutive term. Critics fear that a new draft bill nominally meant to stem support for advocates of asylum seekers and migrants will also be used to strengthen the domination of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government and state control over civil society. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi)
February 16, 2018 - 8:18 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Nearly 30 years after the end of communism, the tightening stranglehold Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his oligarch allies have on key sectors of Hungary's media has inspired a group of activists to relaunch a modern version of samizdat, the clandestine publications...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:55 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it is sending troops to assist Saudi Arabia on a training mission but that they will not be deployed in conflict zones outside the kingdom. The announcement surprised lawmakers who on Friday sought clarification further clarification from the government. In...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:44 am
LONDON (AP) — London's Tate Britain has announced an exhibition exploring how a formative period in Britain inspired Vincent van Gogh. The gallery says the show, due to open next year, will focus on the Dutch artist's crucial but "obscure" years in the U.K. Van Gogh lived in London between 1873 and...
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Jessica Demafelis, the sister of Joanna Demafelis who was found dead in a freezer in Kuwait, cries as the wooden casket of her remains arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. The death of Joanna, allegedly in the hands of a couple in Kuwait, prompted the populist President Rodrigo Duterte to order the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers from the oil-rich nation in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 16, 2018 - 5:00 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait was flown home to her grieving family Friday, as attention focused on the plight of millions of mostly poor Filipinos toiling abroad. As Joanna Daniela Demafelis' remains were...
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