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Zimbabwean trial of guide in Cecil killing is postponed
HWANGE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Wednesday that the case against him is "frivolous."...
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Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash
LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) -- About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud....
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Pope: Keep door open to divorced Catholics who remarry
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis declared on Wednesday that divorced Catholics who remarry, as well as their children, deserve better treatment from the church, warning pastors against treating these couples as if they were excommunicated....
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At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Two passenger trains jumped off slippery tracks on a bridge near a rain-swollen river in central India, killing at least 24 people as two coaches hurled through mud and rested on one side at an embankment, officials said Wednesday....
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Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest....
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AP WAS THERE: Egyptian president nationalizes the Suez Canal
CAIRO (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In July 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, marking Egypt's decisive break with its colonial past....
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Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for Palestinians suspected of staging attacks....
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Russia invites main Syrian opposition group for talks
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has invited the main Syrian opposition group to visit, a move that comes amid a new Kremlin diplomatic push to mediate in the Syrian conflict....
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UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United Nations said Wednesday a growing number of women and children are getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents....
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Top Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to allow military trials for terror suspects - the latest in the government's intensified campaign against terrorism in the wake of last year's Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children....
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