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The Latest: Pope meets with Chileans abused by priests

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The latest on the pope’s visit to Chile (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Pope...

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Pence meets Jordan king on trip clouded by Jerusalem move

Jordan Pence

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region. Pence was to meet Sunday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II for...


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Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 6 dead

Afghanistan Hotel Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise. The...


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The Latest: Afghan hotel attack ends, Taliban claim

Afghanistan Hotel Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local): 1:30 p.m. An Afghan official says an assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul has ended after more than 12 hours with all the attackers killed by...


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Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea

South Korea Koreas Tensions-3

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for rare performances by an art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics. Appearing live on South Korean television,...


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Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...


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The Latest: Koreas planning exchanges of other advance teams

APTOPIX South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on Olympics cooperation between North and South Korea (all times local): 1:45 p.m. North Korea has offered to send another advance team to South Korea this week to look at accommodation facilities at next month’s Winter Olympics. According to Seoul’s Unification...


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Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team

Koreas Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans seem generally happy they’ll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren’t as pleased about sharing a team with them. The agreement between the war-separated rivals to field a unified women’s ice hockey team at February’s Winter Olympics has triggered a...


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Myanmar soldiers jailed for killing civilians in rare trial

BANGKOK (AP) — A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state, officials said Saturday, in a move welcomed by rights groups. The Kachin state police office said the tribunal handed down the sentence...


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Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

Afghanistan Hotel Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the hotel came under attack at around 9 p.m. Afghan Special Forces...


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IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

South Korea Koreas Tensions

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport. In the most symbolic agreement...


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