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Hungry wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. One of two private organizations helping to fund the effort reported Sunday on its Facebook page that the relocation involved six wolves from a second Lake Superior Island in Canadian territory […]
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Parkland student dies in ‘apparent suicide,’ police say

A student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School died in an “apparent suicide” on Saturday night, Coral Springs, Florida, police said, just a week after a 19-year-old survivor of the 2018 mass shooting at the school took her own life. The student’s name and age were not released, and Officer Tyler Reik told The Washington […]
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New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The ban, issued Saturday, means anybody caught with the document on their computer could face up […]
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Philly chilly in September, so nude bike ride set for August

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Naked bicyclists say they were so cold riding around Philadelphia last September that this year they’ll do it in August. Organizers of the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride say they’ve “ridden in chilly weather” the last two Septembers so this time they’ll saddle up Aug. 24 and “hope it’s a scorcher!” The […]
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Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honor 50 mosque dead

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people have gathered in the New Zealand city of Christchurch to listen to prayers, songs and speeches at a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques. One of those watching from a wheelchair was 21-year-old Mustafa Boztas, who was shot in […]
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Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in Indonesia

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. Ketut Catur Marbawa from Bali province’s conservation agency says 27-year-old Andrei Zhestkov was captured late Friday at the airport after an X-ray found the 2-year-old male orangutan in […]
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Another cyclone bears down on west Australian coast

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is bracing to be hit by a second powerful cyclone in two days, as Cyclone Veronica bears down on the country’s northwest coast. The storm is expected to make landfall on Sunday afternoon, a day after Cyclone Trevor hit a remote part of the Northern Territory coast. Weather authorities are forecasting […]
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Indonesia’s first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has opened a long-awaited subway in the country’s capital aimed at staving off crippling traffic gridlock with comfortable transport facilities. Jakarta’s first subway is the latest of many infrastructure improvements nationwide that it is hoped will help the giant but laggard nation catch up with its neighbors. […]
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Voting underway in Thailand’s first election since 2014 coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Voters in Thailand were heading to the polls Sunday in the country’s first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief who led the coup, is hoping to extend his hold on power after engineering a new political system that aims […]
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Trump’s legal troubles are far from over even as Mueller probe ends

Nearly every organization Trump has run over the last decade remains under investigation by state or federal authorities, and he is mired in a variety of civil litigation.
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Reel-y! New beer can double as motion picture film developer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology company most famous for its photographic roots. Dogfish learned from Kodak […]
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Kazakh capital changes name to honor longtime leader

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan has renamed its capital to Nur-Sultan, in honor of the country’s longtime leader who resigned this week. The order to change the city’s name from Astana was issued Saturday by interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who took power after Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned on Tuesday. Nazarbayev led Kazakhstan for nearly 30 years, first […]
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In China, Apple’s Cook says he’s bullish on global economy

BEIJING (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s “extremely bullish” about the global economy based on the amount of innovation being carried out, and he’s urging China to continue to “open up.” In a speech at an economic forum in Beijing on Saturday, Cook said Apple is less concerned with the short term economic […]
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Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 3, wounds a dozen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a twin bombing at a public ceremony attended by local officials in the southern Helmand province has killed three people and wounded a dozen others. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says Saturday’s bombings targeted a celebration of Farmer’s Day in a sports stadium in the […]
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Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including official

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said the bombings targeted a celebration of Farmer’s Day in a sports stadium in […]
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Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered “best wishes” to his counterpart Imran Khan […]
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Pakistan celebrates National Day with military parade

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis are celebrating their National Day with a military parade that’s showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware. Pakistani President Arif Alvi marked the occasion saying that the region needs peace, not war and Pakistan wants to live peacefully with its neighbors. He said Pakistan’s war is against […]
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Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind, rains

SYDNEY (AP) — The vast and powerful Cyclone Trevor has crossed a remote area of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains amid safety fears for a small number of residents who’ve stayed in the area. A category 4 cyclone, with 5 being the strongest, Trevor made landfall Saturday at 9:50 a.m. […]
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‘My heart fell’ says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — As soon as vascular surgeon Adib Khanafer received the call March 15, he started running toward the operating theater at Christchurch Hospital. At that point, he had no idea a white supremacist had slaughtered 50 people. But he could hear an urgency in the request for help. “When I walked […]
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New Thai government may be unstable, short-lived

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether it’s a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that’s a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia and one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The election is Thailand’s […]
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Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopens

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The family of a slain 3-year-old boy and a Jordanian prince are among those visiting a New Zealand mosque as it reopens for the first time since a terrorist killed 42 people there. Hundreds of people stopped at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch on Saturday to lay flowers or […]
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Local officials say 26 killed, 28 injured in China bus fire

BEIJING (AP) — A fire on a tour bus traveling along a highway in central China has left 26 people dead and as many as 30 injured, local authorities reported Saturday. Five of those injured remained in critical condition, according to the Hunan province’s spokesman’s office. The incident occurred at around 7:15 p.m. (1115 GMT) […]
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American pope? Rare, leaked report from Pope Francis’ election reveals who got votes

A piece published by America, a Roman Catholic news site, gives what experts say is unprecedented public detail about a conclave, the normally top-secret event in which cardinals select popes.
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Truck driver involved in hockey team bus crash gets 8 years

MELFORT, Saskatchewan (AP) — The driver whose transport truck crashed into a hockey team bus in Canada, killing 16 people, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Thirteen others were injured when Jaskirat Singh Sidhu’s semitrailer loaded with peat moss collided with the Humboldt Broncos’ bus in rural Saskatchewan. Sidhu had pleaded guilty earlier […]
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UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sites

NEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere “to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers.” Speaking a week after the terrorist attacks on two mosques […]
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China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

TORONTO (AP) — China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday exporters are reporting Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase the seeds at this time. In 2018, […]
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China to give $989 million to build new highway in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China has agreed to provide a loan of $989 million to Sri Lanka to build an expressway that will connect the island nation’s tea-growing central region to a China-run seaport on the southern coast. A finance ministry statement said Friday that the Export-Import Bank of China has agreed to provide […]
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India bans pro-independence group in Kashmir

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has banned a pro-independence group in its portion of Kashmir as part of a crackdown on separatist organizations. A government statement says its declared Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front an “unlawful association” as it tries to curb the activities of secessionist organizations posing a threat to the country’s unity and integrity. […]
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Thai parties hold final campaign rallies before election

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s main political parties have held their final major rallies ahead of Sunday’s general election, urging their supporters on and highlighting policies they hope will bring them victory. The polls follow five years of military rule that began with a coup during a long-running battle for power between supporters and opponents of […]
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Vietnam tells monks to stop profiting from karma rituals

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities have ordered monks at a popular Buddhist pagoda to stop “soul summoning” and “bad karma eviction” ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals were a scam. The state-run Lao Dong (Labor) newspaper said tens of thousands of worshippers have been paying the 18th century Ba Vang pagoda in northern […]
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