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In this Jan. 17, 2018, photo, Minnie Wood, center, makes signs with her daughters Buckley, right, and Zoey in preparation for a rally in Las Vegas. A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches around the world with a message of female empowerment and protest of President Donald Trump, organizers will mark the anniversary with more than a hundred marches around the world and a rally in Las Vegas aiming to channel the activism to register voters and swing elections for progressives this year. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 20, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on women's marches around the world (all times local): 2:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has tweeted that it's a "perfect day" for women to march to celebrate the "unprecedented economic success and wealth creation" that's happened during his first year in office. People...
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Flames engulf the Virgen de la Candelaria church at the Calafquen community of Panguipulli, in Chile, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. In the last week a dozen Catholic churches and chapels have been burned prior to the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation. (AP Photo/Jonathan Chandia)
January 20, 2018 - 1:59 pm
TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Authorities in Chile are probing a new church burning that comes after a series of fires at religious buildings following Pope Francis' visit to the nation. The Church of the Virgin of Candelaria is located...
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January 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 10 p.m. Syria's Foreign Ministry has condemned Turkey for launching a military operation against a Kurdish group inside Syria's borders. Turkey announced Saturday it was going to defeat the Kurdish People's...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach, center, from Germany shakes hands with North Korea's Olympic Committee President and sports minister Kim Il Guk, left, and South Korea's Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan, right, as they arrive for the North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting at the IOC headquarters in Pully near Lausanne, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. A decision with regard to the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee, NOC, of North Korea at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 will be taken during this four-party meeting. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport. In the most symbolic agreement...
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Protesters hold Romanian flags to welcome protesters arriving from the western town of Timisoara, at the Gara de Nord, the main railway station in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Romanians, many traveling from across the country, joined a protest in the Romanian capital against high level corruption and planned modifications to the legal system they say will hamper prosecutions. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
January 20, 2018 - 1:20 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — More than 10,000 Romanians on Saturday protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption. Protesters briefly scuffled with riot police as they massed in Bucharest's University Square...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, head of the sex abuse advisory commission Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, of Boston, attends a press conference, in Rome. O'Malley, Pope Francis’ top adviser on clerical sex abuse, implicitly rebuked the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, that his words were “a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse.” (AP Photo/Isabella Bonotto, File)
January 20, 2018 - 1:16 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis' top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying Saturday that his words were "a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse." Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the archbishop of...
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People line up on Central Park West as they wait for the start of a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The New York protest was among more than 200 such actions planned for the weekend around the world. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
January 20, 2018 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In Palm Beach, Florida, home to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carrying anti-Trump signs as they prepared to march as part of Saturday's planned protests. Across the globe, people hit the streets on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration...
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People line up on Central Park West as they wait for the start of a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The New York protest was among more than 200 such actions planned for the weekend around the world. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
January 20, 2018 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In Palm Beach, Florida, home to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carrying anti-Trump signs as they prepared to march as part of Saturday's planned protests. Across the globe, people hit the streets on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration...
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Plumes of smoke rise on the air from inside Syria, as seen from the outskirts of the border town of Kilis, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Turkish jets have begun an aerial offensive, codenamed operation "Olive Branch", against the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin, in northwest Syria . A military statement says the operation launched Saturday aims to protect Turkey's borders, "neutralize" Syrian Kurdish fighters in the enclave and to save the local population from their "pressure and oppression." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 20, 2018 - 12:50 pm
KOCABEYLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.'s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State...
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Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic attends a wreath laying ceremony at the site of the attack where Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was assassinated in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Serbia's president is visiting Serb-dominated areas in Kosovo days after a moderate politician was gunned down in an attack that fueled concerns of instability in the volatile Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
January 20, 2018 - 12:39 pm
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia's president on Saturday pledged to help build a lasting peace in Kosovo days after the killing this week of a moderate Kosovo Serb politician fueled fears of instability in the Balkans. Amid tight security, Aleksandar Vucic paid a visit to Kosovo that officials said...
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