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March 24, 2017 - 7:40 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A German geologist says Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history. Kay...
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Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood walks past floral tributes to victims of Wednesday's attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Friday March 24, 2017. Ellwood desperately tried to save the life of Constable Keith Palmer, the police officer killed on Wednesday when a man went on a deadly rampage, first driving a car into pedestrians then stabbing a police officer to death before being fatally shot by police within Parliament's grounds in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 24, 2017 - 7:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in London (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The manager of a hotel where the London attacker stayed the night before he plowed his 4x4 into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a police officer at Parliament says he seemed unusually outgoing and...
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Followers of Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans demanding the government's reform during a demonstration in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. Al-Sadr has threatened to boycott the upcoming provincial elections, urging instead followers to join a "reform revolution." (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
March 24, 2017 - 5:43 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric addressed thousands of anti-government protesters who filled the streets of downtown Baghdad on Friday, threatening to boycott the country's upcoming provincial elections if the committee overseeing the vote is not overhauled. Muqtada al-Sadr's...
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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, Friday, March 24, 2017. Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 24, 2017 - 5:01 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were mostly lower in early trading. France's CAC 40 lost 0.3...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are treading water early Thursday, March 23, 2017, as investors wait for news about the fate of the Republican-backed health care bill, a centerpiece of President Donald Trump's business-friendly agenda of cuts to taxes and regulations and greater infrastructure spending. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 24, 2017 - 1:59 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent to 19,265...
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Hong Kong chief executive candidate, former Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, speaks to the media during an election campaign in Hong Kong, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday, March 26 when members of a committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast their ballots, in the first such vote since 2014’s huge pro-democracy protests against the system. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 24, 2017 - 1:14 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by elites favored by Beijing cast their ballots in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. Here's a look at the electoral system in place, which critics have dubbed a "...
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Workers try to raise the sunken Sewol ferry between two barges during the salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Friday, March 24, 2017. South Korean efforts to bring the sunken, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle on Friday after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the ship and hindering efforts to raise it. (Gang Jong-min/Newsis via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 11:48 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean efforts to bring a sunken, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle on Friday after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the ship and hindering efforts to raise it. Removing the ramp allowed workers to raise the ferry to a height...
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A 19-year-old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen covers his face as he is brought to court in Rishon Lezion, Israel, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Israeli police said they have arrested a Jewish Israeli man who is the prime suspect behind a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in the United States. The police withheld his identity. (AP Photo/Nir Keidar) ***ISRAEL OUT***
March 23, 2017 - 9:50 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States. The surprising arrest of the man, a hacker...
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People observe a minutes silence at a vigil for the victims of Wednesday's attack, at Trafalgar Square in London, Thursday, March 23, 2017. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians and then stabbed a police officer to death on the grounds of Britain's Parliament. Mayor Sadiq Khan called for Londoners to attend a candlelit vigil at Trafalgar Square on Thursday evening in solidarity with the victims and their families and to show that London remains united. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 23, 2017 - 5:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the representatives of Balkans' migrant groups in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Erdogan has criticized what he described as "pressure" on ethnic Turks in Bulgaria ahead of elections in the country. (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 3:48 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the United States and Britain on Thursday to drop what he said were "exaggerated" new aviation restrictions imposed on flights from some airports, including Istanbul. In a live television interview, Erdogan said the two...
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