Government and politics

In this image made from video, two wild horses stand in an open field, Sunday, May 20, 2018, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia. An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 7:15 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region. New South Wales Deputy...
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May 21, 2018 - 7:04 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign. Health Minister Oly Ilunga said late Sunday that the nurse's death brings the death toll to 27. There are...
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May 21, 2018 - 7:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region. New South Wales Deputy...
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In this undated photo released by Dog Meat Free Indonesia, dogs for sale are seen in a cage on the back of a truck at a market in Air Madidi, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption. (Dog Meat Free Indonesia via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 6:50 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a "brutal" trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption. The appeal comes after Indonesian campaigners against animal cruelty and Humane Society International in...
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May 21, 2018 - 6:03 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Paraguay has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala. President Horacio Cartes dedicated the embassy on Monday, making Paraguay the third country to transfer its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem...
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May 21, 2018 - 5:51 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Monday resumed their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of Damascus, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area, Syrian state TV reported. The TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying a truce had been in place to...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:47 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces were to resume their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of the capital, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area, Syrian state TV reported Monday. The TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying that a truce had been in...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:41 am
Bernard Lewis, a prolific Middle East scholar whose insights on Islam illuminated debates on the region's conflicts, has died. He was 101. Lewis died Saturday at an assisted living facility in Vorhees Township, New Jersey. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called him "one of the great...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. A Palestinian official said Sunday, May 20, 2018, that the 83-year-old Abbas has been hospitalized with fever. Abbas, a heavy smoker, has a long history of health issues. He has not designated a successor. (Atef Safadi/Pool Photo via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 4:33 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian president's condition has seen a "clear improvement" after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel's parliament with close ties to Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday. Abbas was hospitalized on Sunday with a fever, just days after undergoing ear...
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This April 20, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea. Foreign journalists will journey into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s nuclear test site, a display of goodwill ahead of leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump. Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 4:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month...
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