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New Zealand holds first funerals for mosque shooting victims

New Zealand holds first funerals for mosque shooting victims

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March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" have been buried before hundreds of mourners, the first funerals for victims of...

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Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

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March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | NEW YORK (AP) International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai. ...

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AP Top International News at 1:08 a.m. EDT

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March 19, 2019 at 10:00 pm | Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa...

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Erdogan again airs attack video at rally despite criticism

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March 19, 2019 at 10:43 pm | ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Ze...

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Italy to join China's Belt and Road initiative over US worry

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March 19, 2019 at 10:30 pm | MILAN (AP) Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged Tuesday to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and con...

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The Latest: Police say mosque gunman planned another attack

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March 19, 2019 at 10:27 pm | CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 5:25 p.m. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says he believes police officers stop...

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Vatican makes overtures on eve of Italy visit by China's Xi

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March 19, 2019 at 10:25 pm | VATICAN CITY (AP) The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the "door is always open" to dialogue. Italia...

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Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses

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March 19, 2019 at 10:11 pm | BANGKOK (AP) Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street. Mixed signals on the progress of China-U.S. trade talks also revived caution in Chinese markets. ...

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Japan urged to stop requiring transgender sterilization

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March 19, 2019 at 10:06 pm | TOKYO (AP) Human Rights Watch is urging Japan to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized to have their gender changed on official documents. A 2004 law states people wishing ...

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