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Britain's Dave Ryding skis during the alpine team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 23, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Great Britain has beaten the U.S. to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Alpine team skiing event, which is making its debut at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Quite a few of the world's top racers...
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Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'afari, center, walks into the Security Council chambers after a vote was postponed on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded was postponed, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 23, 2018 - 8:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria until Saturday in hopes of closing a gap over the timing for a halt to fighting. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia has called an immediate cease-fire...
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This combination of two satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe, Dec. 2, 2017, left; and Feb. 19, 2018, right; displaying the village of Thit Tone Nar Gwa Son, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Maungdaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar, shows the predominantly Rohingya village and hamlets that have been completely leveled by authorities in recent weeks, far more than previously reported. While Myanmar's government claims it's simply trying to rebuild a devastated region, the operation has raised deep concern among human rights advocates, who say the government is destroying what amounts to scores of crime scenes before any credible investigation takes place. (DigitalGlobe via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 7:20 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority...
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Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States, talks to the media during a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 23, 2018 - 6:18 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career is done. "Whenever I hear anybody say something about this," Shiffrin said Friday, "it's like, 'most likely,' 'probably,' 'maybe,' 'we'll see,' 'not sure.' I'm like, 'Knowing Lindsey, I don't...
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February 23, 2018 - 3:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The watchdog that monitors global and illicit misuse of funds cited North Korea as a top source of "ongoing and substantial" money laundering and terrorist financing in a report issued Friday, and urged countries to keep North Korea at arm's length and close its banks. The Financial...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, center left, and European Council President Donald Tusk, center right, walk together to a media conference at the end of an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. European Union leaders met without Britain Friday looking to plug a major budget hole after Brexit and endorse a plan to streamline the European Parliament by sharing out the country's seats. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
February 23, 2018 - 2:17 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union warned Turkey on Friday to rein in its navy after Turkish warships threatened and blocked a rig from reaching a site southeast of Cyprus where it was to drill for natural gas. EU leaders said they could abandon a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
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Relatives and medical staff transport a wounded civilian on a stretcher at Medina hospital, following a twin car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital Friday evening, followed by gunfire, police said, and an ambulance service said more than a dozen had been killed. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
February 23, 2018 - 2:05 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two car bomb blasts in Somalia's capital killed at least 18 people on Friday and shattered a months-long period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by the al-Shabab extremist group. The explosions came a day after Somalia's interior minister warned...
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This photo released on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a man who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 11:57 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing 32 people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb.21, 2018 file photo, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. France unveiled Friday, Feb. 23 a vast new program to counter radicalization, as jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list of people showing risk signs grows. The plan, announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, is made up of 60 measures and puts the accent on prevention, notably aimed at digging into the roots of society to catch danger signals. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
February 23, 2018 - 11:55 am
PARIS (AP) — France unveiled a wide-ranging new program on Friday to counter radicalization, as French jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list grows of people showing risk signs. The plan, announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, is made up of 60 measures and...
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Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 23, 2018 - 11:16 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A second Russian athlete failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony. Russian Bobsled Federation President Alexander Zubkov...
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