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In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, right, is welcomed by Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, center, upon arrival from his medical vacation in Abuja, Nigeria. Friday, March 10, 2017. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Friday after a medical leave of a month and a half that raised questions about his health and some calls for his replacement, but he made clear that whatever was ailing him was not yet over. (Sunday Aghaeze/Nigeria State House via AP)
March 10, 2017 - 8:32 am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Friday after a medical leave of a month and a half that raised questions about his health and some calls for his replacement, but he made clear that whatever was ailing him was not yet over. Buhari told reporters...
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FILE - This frame grab from a video provided by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), shows fighters from the SDF running during fighting with Islamic State group militant, in Raqqa's eastern countryside, Syria, Monday, March 6, 2017. The main U.S.-backed force fighting the Islamic State group in Syria has enough fighters to capture the extremists' de facto capital of Raqqa north of the country at a time when U.S. troops are playing a bigger role on the ground in the battle to conquer the city, a spokeswoman for the force said Friday, March 10, 2017. (Syria Democratic Forces, via AP)
March 10, 2017 - 6:58 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments related to Syria's civil war and the expected push against the Islamic State group's main stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria (all times local): 1:55 p.m. President Vladimir Putin is hosting his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for Syria-...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 10, 2017. The talks focused on Syria, where Russia and Turkey have launched a joint mediation effort and coordinated their military action against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)
March 10, 2017 - 6:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin hosted his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Friday for talks focusing on Syria, where Russia and Turkey have launched mediation efforts and coordinated military action. The two countries brokered a cease-fire in December that helped reduce the...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, Nigerian President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, arrives for his Inauguration at the eagle square in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigeria says President Buhari has returned to the country after a medical leave of a month and a half that raised questions about his health. The government tweeted his arrival in the capital, Abuja, on Friday March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
March 10, 2017 - 6:34 am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Friday after a medical leave of a month and a half that raised questions about his health and some calls for his replacement, but he made clear that whatever was ailing him was not yet over. Buhari told reporters...
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FILE - This frame grab from a video provided by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), shows fighters from the SDF opening fire on an Islamic State group's position, in Raqqa's eastern countryside, Syria, Monday, March 6, 2017. The main U.S.-backed force fighting the Islamic State group in Syria has enough fighters to capture the extremists' de facto capital of Raqqa north of the country at a time when U.S. troops are playing a bigger role on the ground in the battle to conquer the city, a spokeswoman for the force said Friday, March 10, 2017. (Syria Democratic Forces, via AP)
March 10, 2017 - 6:29 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The main Syrian Kurdish force fighting Islamic State militants in northern Syria claimed on Friday that it has enough fighters to take the extremists' de facto capital of Raqqa with the help of the U.S.-led coalition — remarks that reflected a veiled warning to Ankara and also...
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Combo from satellite photos provided by UNOSAT shows the city of Sur in Turkey's Diyarbakir Province on June 22, 2015, top, and on July 26, 2016 bottom. In a report released Friday, March 10, 2017 the U.N. human rights office is calling on Turkey's government to investigate alleged killings and other abuses in the country's southeast in a new report decrying violations including hundreds of alleged unlawful killings and the obliteration of nearly 1,800 buildings during security force operations over 18 months. (DigitalGlobe/UNOSAT via AP)
March 10, 2017 - 6:27 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office on Friday urged Turkey's government to investigate alleged killings and other abuses in the country's southeast, in a new report decrying violations including hundreds of alleged unlawful killings and the obliteration of nearly 1,800 buildings during...
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Supporters of South Korean President Park Geun-hye cry during a rally opposing her impeachment near the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 10, 2017. In a historic ruling Friday, South Korea's Constitutional Court formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil, worsened an already-serious national divide and led to calls for sweeping reforms. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 10, 2017 - 6:24 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. COURT REMOVES SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENT The unanimous ruling caps a stunning fall for Park Geun-hye, the country's first female leader, whose corruption scandal plunges the country into...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015, file photo, the Space Needle towers in the background beyond a container ship anchored in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle. U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low _ a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 10, 2017 - 6:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low — a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. Economists have forecast a job gain of 186,000 and a decline of one-tenth of a...
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March 10, 2017 - 2:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin is to host his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks focusing on Syria, where Russia and Turkey have launched mediation efforts and coordinated military action. The two countries brokered a cease-fire in December that helped reduce the scale of...
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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference about the state's response to President Trump's revised travel ban Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Seattle. Legal challenges against Trump's revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order. It came a day after Hawaii launched its own lawsuit, and Ferguson said both Oregon and New York had asked to join his state's legal action. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 10, 2017 - 2:44 am
SEATTLE (AP) — In stepping up legal challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, Democratic attorneys general are trying to use the court system to thwart the executive branch in the same way their GOP counterparts did under President Barack Obama. Washington state Attorney General...
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