Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won’t be easy

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy’s new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from Italian soil. Standing next to two bus drivers who...
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Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say at least two rebels, a police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people have been injured. Police say government forces raided a cluster of...
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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies...
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New East Timor government marred by corruption allegations

DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor’s president is refusing to swear in 11 members of Cabinet because of corruption investigations, marring the formation of a new government following a protracted political stalemate in the young nation. Taur Matan Ruak, an...
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Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta. Abdurrahman, who...
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New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese and plans to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl. Ardern on Thursday became just the second...
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‘He cried and hugged me’: Brazilian still separated from son

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks...
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Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana

TENANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low — apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl — that they are turning in desperation back to...
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China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

BEIJING (AP) — A popular Chinese social media site is blocking users from posting about “Last Week Tonight” and its HBO host John Oliver after the news satire program aired a segment this week making fun of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Attempts to send posts...
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AP Explains: Reunions between Korean families divided by war

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean officials met Friday to map out details for what would be a highly emotional reunion of families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War. A look at key issues: ___ MILLIONS SPLIT BY WAR After the conflict ended with an...
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