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A damaged vehicle is seen at the scene of an incident on Flinders Street, in Melbourne, Thursday, December 21, 2017. Police have arrested a driver after a car drove into pedestrians on a sidewalk in central Melbourne. (Joe Castro/AAP Image via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 8:58 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police were investigating Friday whether there was any terrorism-related motive behind the car ramming attack on Melbourne pedestrians that left 12 people in a hospital, three of them in critical condition. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull condemned the "despicable and...
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Visitors tour the Imjingak Pavilion, with barbed wire seen at left, in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals' shared border, officials said. It is the fourth time this year a North Korean soldier has defected across the world's most heavily armed border. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 21, 2017 - 8:15 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on proposed new sanctions against North Korea, including sharply lower limits on its refined oil imports, the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 12 months, and a crackdown on the country's shipping. The...
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Danny Danon, Israel's ambassador to the U.N., speaks at the General Assembly, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. President Donald Trump's threat to cut off U.S. funding to countries that oppose his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has raised the stakes in Thursday's U.N. vote and sparked criticism of his tactics, with one Muslim group calling it bullying or blackmail. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 21, 2017 - 8:12 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, largely ignoring Trump's threats to cut off aid to any country that went against him. The nonbinding resolution declaring U.S. action on...
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Cuba President Raul Castro, front left, speaks with his first vice-president Miguel Diaz-Canel during a session of the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 21 2017. Cuba’s National Assembly has extended its term by two months, until April 2018, a signal that Castro will remain in the presidency longer than expected. (Irene Perez/Cubadebate via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 8:08 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro confirmed Thursday that he will continue as Cuba's president into April, two months longer than expected, as parliament extended the political cycle citing delays made necessary by a damaging hurricane. "I wish to ratify what has already been expressed in the congresses of...
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A damaged vehicle is seen at the scene of an incident on Flinders Street, in Melbourne, Thursday, December 21, 2017. Police have arrested a driver after a car drove into pedestrians on a sidewalk in central Melbourne. (Joe Castro/AAP Image via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 7:40 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police were investigating whether there was any terrorism-related motivation behind the car ramming attack on Melbourne pedestrians that left 12 people injured, four of them in critical condition. Victoria state police Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said on Thursday...
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Pro-independence supporters celebrate at the ANC ( Catalan National Assembly ) headquarters after results of the regional elections in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The pro-secession bloc won a majority but the anti-independence Ciutadans (Citizens), led by 36-year-old lawyer Ines Arrimadas, won the highest number of votes for a single party. ANC is Catalan pro independence platform promoting the political independence of Catalonia.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
December 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's secessionist parties won enough votes Thursday to regain a slim majority in the regional parliament and give new momentum to their political struggle for independence from Spain. It was hardly an emphatic victory, however, as the separatists lost support compared...
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, and former Catalan Health Minister Antoni Comin, left, gesture during a press conference at the Square Meeting Center in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The pro-secession bloc won a majority in Catalan regional elections, but the anti-independence Ciutadans (Citizens), led by 36-year-old lawyer Ines Arrimadas, won the highest number of votes for a single party. Several members of the ousted Cabinet, including Puigdemont, have campaigned from Brussels, where they sought refuge from Spanish justice. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 21, 2017 - 6:30 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the regional election in Catalonia (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Catalonia's fugitive leader of its separatist movement says that the collective victory of pro-secession parties in elections in the Spanish region represents "a slap to the face" of Prime...
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Visitors tour the Imjingak Pavilion, with barbed wire seen at left, in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals' shared border, officials said. It is the fourth time this year a North Korean soldier has defected across the world's most heavily armed border. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 21, 2017 - 6:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a vote Friday on proposed new sanctions against North Korea, including sharply lower limits on its oil imports, the return home of all its overseas workers within 12 months, and a crackdown on the country's shipping. The proposed...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to troops in a hangar at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 6:15 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a secret visit to Afghanistan on Thursday that the U.S. is "here to see this through" as they discussed a newly announced U.S. strategy to break the stalemate in America's longest war and consulted on upcoming...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to troops in a hangar at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 5:43 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a secret visit Thursday to Afghanistan that the U.S. is "here to see this through" as they discussed a newly announced U.S. strategy to break the stalemate in America's longest war and consulted on upcoming...
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