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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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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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A look at Egypt's Suez Canal, past and present
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major expansion of the Suez Canal on Thursday in what the government hopes will be a moment of national pride following years of political 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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Zimbabwean trial of guide in Cecil killing is postponed
HWANGE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The trial in Zimbabwe of a professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe was postponed Wednesday to Sept. 28....
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Turkey says 'extensive' fight against IS to start soon
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- U.S. drones and aircraft have begun arriving at a Turkish air base close to the border with Syria, and an "extensive" fight against Islamic State militants will soon begin, Turkey's foreign minister said Wednesday....
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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 and their children deserve better treatment form the church, and he urged pastors to avoid 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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AP PHOTOS: Hiroshima after the atomic bomb _ and today
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Last month, with a handful of black-and-white archival photos in hand, I set out with my camera to document how Hiroshima had changed, 70 years after the atomic bomb....
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South Sudan shutters 2 newspapers in apparent crackdown
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Two newspapers in South Sudan say the government has stopped their operations in an apparent crackdown on the independent media....
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