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Screen legend Streep takes on Trump

LOS ANGELES -- Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep berated President-elect Donald Trump for his divisive rhetoric as she received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday. The 67-year-old fought to control her emotions as she received a…

Changing of guard

WASHINGTON -- After vowing a smooth transition, President Barack Obama and Donald Trump are presiding over one of the most tumultuous transfers of power in US history. Assassinations notwithstanding, American presidential transitions have generally been peaceful affairs. But that doesn’t…

S. Korean monk sets himself on fire at anti-Park rally

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SEOUL -- A South Korean Buddhist monk is in critical condition after setting himself on fire during a mass protest against the impeached President Park Geun-Hye, officials said Sunday. The monk, in his 60s and whose name was not released,…

Florida shooting suspect faces possible death penalty

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MIAMI -- US authorities on Saturday charged the Iraq war veteran accused in a deadly shooting rampage at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport with offenses that could carry the death penalty, while continuing to probe whether terrorism was a potential…

WikiLeaks founder: Bold publisher or Russian dupe?

WASHINGTON -- Accusations that Russia interfered with the US presidential election by leaking hacked documents via WikiLeaks have put a fresh spotlight on the crusading website’s founder Julian Assange. A report from the US Office of the Director of National…

Killing spree

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Five dead in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting MIAMI -- An Iraq war veteran opened fire Friday at Fort Lauderdale’s main airport, a major tourist hub in Florida, killing five people and injuring eight, as panicked travelers fled for safety. The…

Strong evidence

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WASHINGTON -- US spy chiefs insisted Thursday they have strong evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the American election, standing firm in the face of Donald Trump’s refusal to accept their conclusions. One day before the heads…

Al-Qaeda chief hits Islamic State ‘liars’

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WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has denounced what he said was a dishonest propaganda campaign by rival jihadist group the Islamic State against his organization, in an audio message released Thursday. In the message found and translated by US-based…

‘Brains’ of Bangladesh cafe siege killed

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DHAKA -- An Islamist extremist accused of being one of the masterminds of last year’s deadly siege at a Bangladeshi cafe was shot dead during a pre-dawn raid Friday in Dhaka, police said. The bodies of Nurul Islam Marzan and…

Trump vs Spooks

WASHINGTON -- Top US spy chiefs will testify in Congress Thursday on alleged Russian interference in the US election as President-elect Donald Trump continued to question intelligence that Moscow was behind the hacking of Democratic party computers. The American public…

S. Korea president’s lawyer says no proof to back impeachment

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SEOUL -- The impeachment trial of South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye got under way Thursday, with her lawyers arguing there is no evidence to back the corruption allegations that threaten to force her from office. Parliament voted to impeach Park…

‘Melania’ hype in Slovenia hometown

Slovenia - - Golden “Melania” cakes, “White House” slippers, guided tours tracing her rise to model stardom — tiny Slovenia has lost no time tapping into the marketing opportunities from its most famous daughter’s rise to future US First Lady.…

Looting rampage amid Mexico gas price protests

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MEXICO CITY -- Looting broke out at dozens of stores in Mexico on Wednesday on the sidelines of protests against a steep gasoline price increase as authorities detained more than 200 people. Mexicans have blocked service stations, disrupted highway traffic…

Drug scourge

Canada faces deadly fentanyl overdose crisis VANCOUVER -- Sirens scream non-stop through the urban heart of Vancouver, as responders race toward drug addicts overdosing -- and dying in such numbers that the city's morgues are full. This wealthy Pacific coast…

Manhunt

ISTANBUL -- Turkish police launched a massive manhunt Sunday for a gunman who killed 39 people, including several foreigners, in a rampage at an upmarket nightclub in Istanbul where revelers were celebrating New Year. After the latest in a string…
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