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Abe becomes Japan’s longest-serving prime minister

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November 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made history by becoming Japan’s longest-serving political leader, though he hasn’t achieved his biggest goal of revising the nation’s pacifist constitution...

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Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

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November 20, 2019 at 12:54 am | HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus. ...

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US military drone strike kills senior al-Shabab official

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November 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike has killed a senior officer with the al-Shabab extremist group. The official says the unidentified officer had ma...

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Israel faces likely third election amid Bibi-Gantz standoff

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November 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel faces the increasing likelihood of a third election after another fruitless meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz. Neither...

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Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

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November 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, beginning a mission to boost the morale of those countries’ tiny minority Catholic communities and s...

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New SUVs and electric vehicles highlight L.A. Auto Show

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November 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | New electric vehicles, several new small SUVs, a redesigned compact car, a plug-in version of Toyota’s top-selling vehicle and a futuristic electric station wagon concept car from Volkswagen are amon...

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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria; 2 reported killed

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November 20, 2019 at 12:10 am | JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Hei...

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PG&E begins new mass power shutoff over fire danger

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November 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was set to begin shutting off power Wednesday to some 375,000 people in 18 Northern and central California counties as the region faces extreme fire we...

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