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Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update
AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link....
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Strong aftershocks rattle devastated Italian earthquake zone
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors from Italy's earthquake. The first funerals were scheduled to be celebrated for some of the 267 dead....
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Nun in iconic Italy quake photo texted friends 'adieu'
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) -- She became the face of Italy's earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive....
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UN official: For Afghan women 'glass is half full'
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists' regime....
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Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said....
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Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 8 police; 45 wounded
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says at least eight police officers have been killed in a car-bomb attack targeting a checkpoint in southeast Turkey....
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Tourist describes death, harrowing month in New Zealand bush
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Pavlina Pizova says she couldn't free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. After he died, she stayed with him through the freezing night....
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NKorea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful - and potentially game-changing - submarine-launched ballistic missile test it hopes will serve as a warning to Washington and Seoul to stop holding joint military exercises Pyongyang sees as a dress rehearsal for invasion....
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In El Salvador, 'gang pastor' alleged to be crime financier
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Walking out of prison three years ago, Marvin Ramos Quintanilla seemed to turn over a new leaf after a life of crime and gangland violence....
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Russia downplays conflict with US over Syria weapons report
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia's U.N. ambassador said Thursday there doesn't have to be a confrontation with the United States over a report that blames the Syrian government and Islamic State militants for carrying out chemical attacks in the conflict-torn country....
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