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FILE - This is a Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 file photo of Chechnya's regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov celebrates scoring against the Italian former players soccer team in Grozny, Russia. Egypt will be based at the World Cup in Chechnya with FIFA approving the facility despite the Russian region’s leadership being criticized for widespread human rights violations and a crackdown on dissent. Egypt has selected a training facility in the Chechen capital Grozny for its first World Cup trip in 28 years. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
February 09, 2018 - 12:24 pm
FIFA approved Chechnya as a World Cup base for Egypt and immediately met calls on Friday to reverse its decision in the face of charges of human rights violations by the Russian region's strongman leader. World soccer's governing body disclosed it was continuing to monitor the suitability of...
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February 09, 2018 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist whose long battle with immigration officials has drawn support from Democratic politicians in New York won't be deported while a federal judge hears a lawsuit. Ravi Ragbir was detained for deportation to Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 11. In court papers dated Thursday,...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo, a volunteer carries a malnourished child from a newly arrived Rohingya family to a transit camp in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The hunger the Rohingya faced at home is evident when they come to the Bangladesh camps, where new refugees, especially children and women, suffer from “unbelievable” levels of malnutrition, according to Dr. Ismail Mehr. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 09, 2018 - 11:18 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Myanmar's Catholic cardinal says it's likely that Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh won't ever go home and that "the elements of ethnic cleansing" that drove them out are now apparent. Two months after Pope Francis visited Myanmar and Bangladesh, Cardinal Charles Bo said...
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February 09, 2018 - 11:10 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Twin bombs exploded at a mosque in a busy area in the city of Benghazi on Friday, killing at least two people and wounding 75 others, a Libyan official said, in the second attack targeting the city's houses of worship in less than a month. The explosion took place just before...
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FILE - This is a Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 file photo of Chechnya's regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov celebrates scoring against the Italian former players soccer team in Grozny, Russia. Egypt will be based at the World Cup in Chechnya with FIFA approving the facility despite the Russian region’s leadership being criticized for widespread human rights violations and a crackdown on dissent. Egypt has selected a training facility in the Chechen capital Grozny for its first World Cup trip in 28 years. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
February 09, 2018 - 11:09 am
FIFA approved Chechnya as a World Cup base for Egypt and immediately faced calls on Friday to reverse its decision in the face of charges of human rights violations by the Russian region's strongman leader. World soccer's governing body disclosed it was continuing to monitor the suitability of...
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February 09, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist whose long battle with immigration officials has drawn support from Democratic politicians in New York is appearing before a federal judge in what could be a last-ditch attempt to avoid deportation. Ravi Ragbir is appealing a 2001 criminal conviction for wire fraud that...
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South African President Jacob Zuma leaves parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018. Zuma's exit from power because of scandals appears to be getting closer with his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, who is expected to replace him, saying he anticipates a "speedy resolution" to transition talks he is holding with Zuma. (AP Photo/Brenton Geach)
February 09, 2018 - 10:30 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The drama over whether South African President Jacob Zuma soon will leave office because of corruption allegations is overshadowing commemorations of the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth. Top leaders of the ruling African National Congress won't take part in events leading up...
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February 09, 2018 - 9:35 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials say twin bomb explosions at a mosque in the city of Benghazi have killed at least two people and wounded 75 others. Motaz Agouri, an official at Benghazi security directorate's media office, said the explosion took place during Friday prayers inside the Saad...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices were closed, anyway. The House...
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February 09, 2018 - 7:15 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's Brexit negotiator says major differences remain over whether Britain should be obliged to respect all EU rules and obligations during the transition period after Brexit. The EU and Britain are negotiating a transition time that would begin when Britain's...
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