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South Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary

May
2
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2016
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VAALWATER, South Africa — Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a sanctuary north of...

Wildfires sweep through mountain forests in north India

May
2
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2016
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LUCKNOW, India — Massive wildfires that have killed at least seven people in recent weeks were burning through pine forests in the mountains of northern India on Monday, including parts of two tiger reserves. With dense black smoke billowing in...

Trump, Clinton itching to engage each other after Indiana

May
2
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2016
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LA PORTE, Ind. — On the eve of Indiana's primary, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are looking past their struggling rivals and directly at each other, previewing the caustic one-on-one race that seems inevitable if they sew up the Republican and...

Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens

May
2
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2016
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MIAMI — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American. Ospina has spent almost half his life in the U.S. after emigrating from his native...

Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva

May
2
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2016
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GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that "several proposals" are being discussed aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo. Kerry met on Monday with Saudi Foreign...

Turkey and US-led coalition pound Islamic State group

May
2
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2016
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ISTANBUL — The Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants. The state-owned Anadolu Agency said the strikes took...

Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union

May
2
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2016
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CAIRO — Egypt's journalists' syndicate called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, to protest the police detention of two journalists on its premises the night earlier...

Gaza militants say 1 killed in training accident

May
2
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2016
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GAZA, Palestinian Territory — The Islamic Jihad militant group says one of its members has been killed in an explosion. The group says Monday's explosion took place at a training site in the northern Gaza Strip. It identified the dead man as Mazen...

SKorea worries about its citizens abroad after North threat

May
2
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2016
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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Seoul has instructed its foreign embassies to take extra precautions against possible North Korean attempts to kidnap or attack South Koreans abroad, officials said Monday. The instruction was issued in response to...

Iran urges nuclear weapon-free Korean peninsula

May
2
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2016
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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday pushed for a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons, the official IRNA news agency reported. Rouhani met with visiting South Korean President Park Geun-hye and said Iran seeks a world free...