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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 for some of the 267 dead....
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Memories remain, mementoes left behind in family homestead
SANT'ANGELO, Italy (AP) -- Rustic yet refined, the two-story villa at the foothills of the Apennines is a family treasure, embracing five centuries of the Celli family's noble history, memories and mementoes. But after the earthquake left wide cracks in the exterior walls, those in the latest generation wonder if they'll ever set foot inside again....
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Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb
DARAYA, Syria (AP) -- Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government....
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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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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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Kerry, Lavrov meet in Geneva to discuss Syria, Ukraine
GENEVA (AP) -- The top diplomats of Russia and the United States are meeting in Geneva to discuss the Syria civil war, the Ukraine crisis and other issues....
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Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the state-run news agency said....
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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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Top French court to rule on legality of burkini bans
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest administrative court is considering whether it's legal for towns to ban body-covering burkini swimsuits, which have become a symbol of tensions around the place of Islam in secular France....
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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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