Jordan says it won’t take in Syrians fleeing new offensive

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan will not take in Syrians fleeing their government’s latest offensive in the country’s south, officials said Monday, as violence in the Syrian province of Daraa claimed more lives and displaced thousands. President Bashar Assad’s...
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Street artist Banksy splashes Paris with works on migrants

PARIS (AP) — Banksy is believed to have taken his message on migration to Paris, which has seen seven works attributed to the provocative British street artist. The works attributed to Banksy have been discovered in recent days, including one near a former center for...
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The Latest: Austrian nationalist criticizes Turkish voting

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the results of presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A prominent member of Austria’s Freedom Party, the junior partner in the country’s coalition government, says Turks in Austria who...
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The Latest: Spain: Over 1,000 rescued at sea in last 3 days

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Spanish authorities say 210 people have been rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar, as more migrants take advantage of fair weather in the western Mediterranean to make the risky...
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Report: Protesters swarm Iran’s Grand Bazaar in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Protesters in the Iranian capital reportedly swarmed its historic Grand Bazaar on Monday and forced shopkeepers to close their stalls, apparently angry over the Islamic Republic’s troubled economy, months after similar demonstrations rocked the...
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86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed. The growing conflict by some accounts has become deadlier than...
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In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea has decided to skip one of the most symbolic and politically charged events of its calendar: the annual “anti-U.S....
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Water, mud block rescue attempt for 12 boys inside Thai cave

BANGKOK (AP) — Multiple attempts to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand for nearly two days have failed, but officials said Monday they believe they’re still alive. The boys, aged 11-15, are believed to have...
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AP PHOTOS: Traveling off the map on the Trans-Sahara highway

ASSAMAKA, Niger (AP) — On the map, it links Algeria’s Mediterranean coast to the distant Atlantic shore in Nigeria. Along the way, however, the Trans-Sahara highway frequently deteriorates from black tar into sand tracks lined by half-buried tires. Once a well-worn...
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AP PHOTOS: Nameless migrant erases his history with silence

ARLIT, Niger (AP) — The migrant holds a pole for hours on end, mutely standing or crouching. In water-splashed dust, he sits by the faucet, rubbing at his leg until the scorching sun sets. He paces the camp, stops, paces more — eyes always cast down. He stares at the...
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