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May 23, 2018 - 9:27 am
LONDON (AP) — An alleged supporter of the Islamic State group went on trial in London on Wednesday, accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Husnain Rashid provided an "e-toolkit for terrorism" on an online channel he ran under the name the Lone...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2010, file photo, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas. The seminary's board of trustees said in a statement that Patterson was removed Wednesday, May 23, 2018, as president of the Texas seminary following allegations that he made abusive and demeaning comments to women. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 9:26 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of "unbiblical teaching" through sexist and demeaning comments to women who he suggests should tolerate abuse. The Southwestern Baptist Theological...
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May 23, 2018 - 8:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have evacuated a downtown area of the eastern city of Dresden after an unexploded World War II-era bomb was found during construction work. Authorities say around 8,700 people were evacuated from homes and businesses in an area near the main train station Wednesday...
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In this June 9, 2017 photo provided by Roger Anis, prominent activist and blogger Wael Abbas signs a copy of his book, “The theory of leaving the bowl,” in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security officials said Abbas, known for documenting police abuse, was detained, Wednesday, May 22, 2018, the latest in a new wave of arrests since elections earlier this year. The officials said Abbas was held on accusations of disseminating false news and joining an outlawed group, among other charges. (Roger Anis via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 8:38 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained on Wednesday, security officials said, the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year. Wael Abbas was taken from his home in a Cairo suburb on accusations that include...
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South Korean journalists board a plane to leave for North Korea, at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Eight journalists from South Korea departed for rival North Korea on Wednesday after the North allowed them to join the small group of foreign media in the country to witness the dismantling of its nuclear test site this week, Seoul officials said. (Yonhap via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 8:32 am
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. The remote site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely...
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Polish author Olga Tokarczuk smiles after winning the Man Booker International prize 2018, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, for her book Flights, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. (Matt Crossick//PA via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 8:29 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's deputy culture minister said Wednesday he is happy that author Olga Tokarczuk is the first Pole to win the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction. Tokarczuk's liberal views and perspectives on Polish history — especially on the Holocaust, including her...
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Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an opposing team, an incident that has riveted Japan for several weeks. In a news conference broadcast live across Japan, Miyagawa bowed deeply and said his coach had told him to do it - but he said he should have been stronger and refused the coaching order. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 23, 2018 - 7:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has been absorbed for several weeks by a late hit during a college football game. The tackle earlier this month in a game between Japanese teams — Nihon University and Kwansei Gakuin University — has been repeatedly shown on television and social media sites and talked about by...
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Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Democrat candidate for the 7th Congressional District, hugs supporter Annie Arnoult as she arrives to vote in the primary runoff at St. Anneís Church, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 7:51 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Democrats breathed a sigh of relief after a liberal outsider lost her runoff in a high stakes U.S. House race for one of three Republican-held seats they hope to flip this November in the deep red state. The most-watched race of Tuesday's Texas primary runoffs saw...
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May 23, 2018 - 7:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia man investigating a strong smell of gasoline outside his apartment building was shot and wounded by a suspect who then fled the scene. The shooting occurred around 5 a.m. Wednesday. The 39-year-old victim suffered a leg wound and was taken to a...
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A man rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Asian indexes mostly slipped Wednesday amid continuing worries about North Korea after the perk from the easing of U.S.-China trade tensions faded. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 23, 2018 - 7:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after weak European economic data and as U.S. President Donald Trump raised doubts that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for June 12 will take place as planned. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 fell 1.1 percent to 5,576,...
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