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February 28, 2018 - 9:49 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian government report says more than 57,000 illegal firearms including a rocket launcher and machine guns were handed in during a recent amnesty in which gun owners could surrender such weapons without penalty. The government and some gun policy analysts were...
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A police officer escorts Anastasia Vashukevich from a detention center in Pattaya, south of Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, after she was arrested Sunday in the Thai resort city of Pattaya while giving sex lessons to Russian tourists. Vashukevich told The Associated Press from a police van Wednesday that she fears for her life, and wants to exchange information on alleged Russian ties to U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign for her own personal safety. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
February 28, 2018 - 8:49 pm
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A Belarusian woman jailed in Thailand for offering sex lessons without a work permit says she has a story to tell involving the Kremlin, Russian billionaires and even the president of the United States. Anastasia Vashukevich, whose extraordinary claims and racy selfies have...
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People walk along as the body of Indian actress Sridevi is carried in truck during her funeral in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Thousands of grieving fans gathered in Mumbai on Wednesday to pay respects to Sridevi, the iconic Bollywood actress who drowned accidentally in a Dubai hotel bathtub over the weekend. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
February 28, 2018 - 8:16 pm
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Lining up for hours and visibly grief-stricken, thousands of mourning fans paid their respects to Bollywood icon Sridevi, who redefined the importance of the lead actress in India's male-dominated film industry. She died in Dubai over the weekend and her body was flown home...
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Security forces stand in the lobby of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. For the fourth time in one week on Tuesday, police were called to the property due to a fight over Trump Hotels’ contract to manage the 70-story luxury high rise after the owners voted to remove Trump’s name and fire his hotel management company. (AP Photo/Juan Zamorano)
February 28, 2018 - 3:37 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Police in helmets and bulletproof vests on Wednesday entered and then left the Trump luxury hotel in Panama that has been at the center of a management dispute. Judith Aparicio, the employment director for the Labor Ministry, said ministry officials went to the hotel to ensure...
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Emergency services at the scene in Leicester, Tuesday Feb. 27, 2018, where emergency services are still searching for victims after an explosion which destroyed a building on Sunday. British police said Wednesday Feb. 28, 2018, they have arrested three men in connection with the explosion that killed five people. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 3:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested three men in connection with an explosion over the weekend in the English city of Leicester that killed five people. Sunday's blast caused the collapse of a building which housed a shop and a two-story apartment. Leicestershire Police said...
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February 28, 2018 - 3:17 pm
PARIS (AP) — French stars are joining actresses across the Atlantic and the English Channel in a protest of sexual misconduct. But instead of wearing black, they will wear a white ribbon at this week's Cesar Awards. About 100 actresses and other figures launched the hashtag Maintenant On Agit (Now...
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February 28, 2018 - 2:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — French stars are joining actresses across the Atlantic and the English Channel in a protest of sexual misconduct. But instead of wearing black, they will wear a white ribbon at this week's Cesar Awards. About 100 actresses and other figures launched the hashtag Maintenant On Agit (Now...
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Emergency personnel attend the scene of an incident in Leicester, central England, Sunday Feb. 25, 2018. Four people were hospitalized in critical condition following an explosion that left a building in the English city of Leicester in flames Sunday, local emergency agencies said. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 2:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested three men in connection with an explosion over the weekend in the English city of Leicester that killed five people. Sunday's blast caused the collapse of a building which housed a shop and a two-story apartment. Leicestershire Police said...
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Members of Ethiopia's Jewish community hold pictures of their relatives in Israel, during a solidarity event at the synagogue in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews gathered at the synagogue to express concern that Israel's proposed budget removes the funding to help them immigrate to reunite with relatives in that country, as representatives said they will stage a mass hunger strike if Israel eliminates the funding. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
February 28, 2018 - 2:31 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — In an emotional gathering, representatives for thousands of Ethiopian Jews announced Wednesday they will stage a mass hunger strike if Israel eliminates funding to allow them to join their families in that country. Hundreds met at a synagogue in Ethiopia's capital,...
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Emergency personnel attend the scene of an incident in Leicester, central England, Sunday Feb. 25, 2018. Four people were hospitalized in critical condition following an explosion that left a building in the English city of Leicester in flames Sunday, local emergency agencies said. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 2:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested three men in connection with an explosion over the weekend in the English city of Leicester that killed five people. Sunday's blast caused the collapse of a building which housed a shop and a two-story apartment. Leicestershire Police said...
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