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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a news conference after meeting with his staff at the campaign headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin has dodged a question about his plans after serving another six-year term he has won. Putin wouldn't be eligible under the constitution to compete in the 2024 election since there is a limit of two consecutive terms. (Sergei Chirikov/Pool photo via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 4:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin won a fourth presidential term with nearly 77 percent of the vote — his highest score ever and a massive mandate to pursue his nationalist, assertive policies for another six years in power. Near-final results released Monday showed that the other...
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March 19, 2018 - 4:28 am
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Four people were injured after two trains collided and derailed late Sunday night in Georgetown, Kentucky, officials said. A call came in at 11:14 p.m. to report the crash, Lt. Jessica Bowman, spokeswoman for the Lexington Fire Department told The Associated Press early...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to supporters during a rally near the Kremlin in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Vladimir Putin headed to an overwhelming win in Russia's presidential election Sunday, adding six years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 4:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's re-election victory (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Russian election authorities have annulled voting results in five districts as they investigate ballot stuffing and other problems in the presidential election. Central election...
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FBI agents work the scene of an explosion in Austin, Texas, Sunday, March 18, 2018. At least a few people were injured in another explosion in Texas' capital late Sunday, after three package bombs detonated this month in other parts of the city, killing two people and injuring two others. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 3:45 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two people were injured in another explosion in Texas' capital Sunday night, and police weren't saying if it was caused by a package bomb like the three that detonated earlier this month elsewhere in the city. The latest blast occurred around 8:30 p.m. in a suburban...
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March 19, 2018 - 3:41 am
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the train derailment (all times local): 3:30 a.m. Four people were injured after two trains collided and derailed in, Georgetown, Kentucky. Lexington Fire Department spokeswoman Lt. Jessica Bowman told The Associated Press early Monday morning that a call came...
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Foreign hotel guests walk past the burnt Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino to retrieve their belongings Monday, March 19, 2018, in Manila, Philippines. Firefighters found two more bodies Monday in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 19, 2018 - 3:25 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Firefighters found two more bodies Monday in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, raising the death toll to five, officials said. One of several people injured in the blaze at the Manila Pavilion Hotel and...
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A Turkish and a Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldier wave Turkish and FSA flags in the city center of Afrin, northwestern Syria, early Sunday, March 18, 2018. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that allied Syrian forces have taken "total" control of the town center of Afrin, the target of a nearly two-month-old Turkish offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia, which said fighting was still underway. Erdogan said the Turkish flag and the flag of the Syrian opposition fighters have been raised in the town, previously controlled by the Kurdish militia known as the People's Defense Units, or YPG. (Hasan Kırmızitaş/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 3:17 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syria war monitoring group says Turkish-allied militiamen are looting the northern Syrian town of Afrin after the Turkish military and allied Syrian fighters seized control of it. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday the looting began on Sunday, after...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scratches his eyelid during a meeting of the upper house budget committee at the parliament in Tokyo, Monday, March 19, 2018. Support ratings for Abe have plunged amid a widening school land sale scandal linked to his wife, possibly risking chances for his third term in party leadership. Abe’s Cabinet has come under fire especially after Finance Ministry officials acknowledged tampered land deal documents, including deleting references to First Lady Akie Abe. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 19, 2018 - 3:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been grilled in parliament by opposition lawmakers over a widening school land sale scandal linked to his wife, as approval ratings for his Cabinet plunged to their lowest levels. Opposition lawmakers renewed demands Monday that Abe's wife and top...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a news conference after meeting with his staff at the campaign headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin has dodged a question about his plans after serving another six-year term he has won. Putin wouldn't be eligible under the constitution to compete in the 2024 election since there is a limit of two consecutive terms. (Sergei Chirikov/Pool photo via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 2:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's crushing re-election victory puts his opponents in a tough spot. They gathered widespread examples of apparent voting violations in Sunday's vote, but it's unlikely to seriously damage Putin given his widespread support. With 99.8 percent of the vote...
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Israel police secures the scene of an stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Israel's Shin Bet security service says a Palestinian has stabbed an Israeli in Jerusalem, seriously wounding him. Police said he was shot dead by officers at the scene. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
March 19, 2018 - 2:27 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say an Israeli man has died of his wounds after a Palestinian attacker stabbed him in Jerusalem's Old City. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the man died in hospital late on Sunday following the attack. The man had been seriously wounded. Officers shot and...
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