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February 11, 2018 - 8:10 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Emergencies Ministry says a passenger plane has crashed near Moscow and fragments of it have been found. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon. News reports said 71 people — 65...
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Maren Lundby, of Norway, soars through the air during training for the women's normal hill individual ski jumping competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 11, 2018 - 8:03 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10 p.m. World Cup leader Maren Lundby had a minor crash during training for the women's ski jumping normal hill final at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Norwegian jumper nailed the longest jump of 111 meters on...
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Arnd Peiffer, of Germany, shoots from the prone position during the men's 10-kilometer biathlon sprint at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 11, 2018 - 7:45 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The 10-kilometer biathlon event at the Pyeongchang Games was supposed to be a two-man race between France's Martin Fourcade and Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe. What happened Sunday night sent...
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February 11, 2018 - 7:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say a passenger airline has crashed in the Moscow region. The reports Sunday cited multiple unidentified sources. The Emergencies Ministry said it has sent crews to the reported crash site. The reports said the plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to...
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Arnd Peiffer, of Germany, shoots from the prone position during the men's 10-kilometer biathlon sprint at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 11, 2018 - 7:40 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The men's 7.5-kilometer biathlon at the Pyeongchang Games was supposed to be a two-man race between France's Martin Fourcade and Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe. What happened Sunday night sent...
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FILE: _ This is a May 21, 2015 file photo of an Oxfam store in London. Oxfam’s deputy chief executive on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 resigned amid the scandal involving sex abuse in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Penny Lawrence says she’s ashamed of what happened on her watch. Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt is demanding that Oxfam show moral accountability and provide full disclosure about the case. She has threatened to pull public funding unless the charity reveals everything it knows about allegations. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP, file)
February 11, 2018 - 7:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain has warned Oxfam that it may lose government funding if the anti-poverty charity doesn't hand over all the information it has about a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti by some of its aid workers. Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt told the BBC that she will meet with Oxfam...
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February 11, 2018 - 7:26 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eleven western envoys, including those from the U.S. and Britain, Sunday urged Kenya's opposition leader to recognize President Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's legitimately elected leader. The diplomats said Odinga needs to accept Kenyatta is president "as the basis for the...
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South African Deputy President and African National Congress party President Cyril Ramaphosa, arrives at the St. Georges Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 to attend a Mass to celebrate Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebrations on the 28th anniversary of Mandela's release from prison. The ANC will hold an emergency meeting on Monday as the nation awaits word on whether President Jacob Zuma will resign soon. (AP Photo)
February 11, 2018 - 6:50 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A key committee of South Africa's ruling ANC party will hold an emergency meeting Monday as the nation awaits word on whether President Jacob Zuma will resign soon because of corruption allegations, South African media reported. The announcement of a meeting of the national...
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In this image made from video provided by Yehunda Pinto, the wreckage of a jet is seen on fire near Harduf, northern Israel, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria. Israel called it a "severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty" and warned of further action against the unprecedented Iranian aggression. (Yehunda Pinto via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 6:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Sunday his country delivered "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago. Benjamin...
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February 11, 2018 - 6:45 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party kicked off a congress Sunday to elect new co-presidents, replacing its jailed leader. The Peoples' Democratic Party or HDP — the second largest opposition in the Turkish parliament — is voting in Ankara amid heavy security as lawmaker Selahattin...
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