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Looters plunder Albania
Looters plunder Albania's sunken treasures
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  • 2018-11-18 03:39:21Z

Albania's long underexplored coastal waters have become a hotspot for treasure hunters scooping up ancient pottery, sunken ship parts and other shell-encrusted relics that have lain on the seabed for centuries. "Much of this wealth resting at the depth of 20-30 metres (66-99 feet) is easily

Georgia Southern uses 16-2 run to down Pepperdine 88-78
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  • 2018-11-18 03:36:58Z

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Tookie Brown scored 21 points and had five assists and Georgia Southern beat Pepperdine 88-78 on Saturday night in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase.

Macron, Merkel meet amid WWI centenary debate on European army
Macron, Merkel meet amid WWI centenary debate on European army
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  • 2018-11-18 03:31:10Z

The leaders of France and Germany meet in Berlin on Sunday to jointly remember the victims of European wars, presenting also a united front in countering global turmoil stoked by the mercurial US President Donald Trump. President Emmanuel Macron will visit France's former enemy turned key EU partner

Central Americans stalled at U.S.-Mexico border, mull work offers
Central Americans stalled at U.S.-Mexico border, mull work offers
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  • 2018-11-18 02:58:52Z

The Mexican government last week reiterated job offers to the migrants, saying that those who obtained legal status could occupy thousands of vacancies, most of them in the country's "maquiladoras," doing factory work. Since arriving at the border last week, they have been denied entry

Gil Cisneros Wins House Seat, Capping Democratic Rout In California
Gil Cisneros Wins House Seat, Capping Democratic Rout In California

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S.

The Latest: Pence, Xi chat on APEC summit sidelines
The Latest: Pence, Xi chat on APEC summit sidelines
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  • 2018-11-18 01:04:19Z

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) - The Latest on the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local):

The Latest: Trump says full report on Khashoggi coming soon
The Latest: Trump says full report on Khashoggi coming soon
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  • 2018-11-18 00:49:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):

UK
UK's May sees 'no alternative' to her Brexit plan
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  • 2018-11-18 00:12:37Z

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she sees no alternative to the Brexit deal she presented earlier this week, amid reports that some of her senior ministers want her to renegotiate the draft agreement before meeting EU leaders next weekend. Just hours after announcing on Wednesday that her senior

Democrat concedes Florida governor's race to ally of Donald Trump
Democrat concedes Florida governor's race to ally of Donald Trump

Andrew Gillum, the Democrat who was running to become Florida's first black governor, conceded the race on Saturday to Ron DeSantis, a close ally of President Donald Trump, saying he was satisfied with a recount that showed him trailing by more than 30,000 votes. The race was one of the most closely watched in the country. The candidates come from the far poles of each party and their performances were scrutinised for hints they might offer for the 2020 presidential election. Mr Gillum, the liberal mayor of Tallahassee, had initially conceded the race to Mr DeSantis, a conservative former congressman. But he later withdrew that concession when the results were close enough for an...

Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida Gubernatorial Race To Ron DeSantis
Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida Gubernatorial Race To Ron DeSantis

Andrew Gillum, the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee running for governor of

Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan honored at funeral
Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan honored at funeral
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  • 2018-11-17 21:49:56Z

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan is being remembered at a public funeral as a man of commitment, confidence, conviction and compassion.

Sebree's career day leads FAU over Towson 85-71
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  • 2018-11-17 21:42:30Z

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) - Freshman Jaylen Sebree scored a career-high 21 points, including a go-ahead free throw, Jailyn Ingram added 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Florida Atlantic beat Towson 85-71 on Saturday in an Islands of the Bahamas Showcase matchup.

Ireland topple All Blacks 16-9 at home for first time
Ireland topple All Blacks 16-9 at home for first time
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  • 2018-11-17 21:42:00Z

DUBLIN (AP) - Ireland beat the All Blacks 16-9 at home for the first time on Saturday and laid a major marker for the Rugby World Cup next year.

Rebels say Syrian army steps up attacks in Idlib
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  • 2018-11-17 20:31:16Z

"The regime has targeted all the fronts in the demilitarised zone. Russia and Turkey reached a deal in Sochi last September to enforce a demilitarised zone in Idlib and adjacent areas that are the last stronghold of rebels who rose against President Bashar al-Assad in 2011.

Clashes break out after Greeks march to mark 1973 student revolt
Clashes break out after Greeks march to mark 1973 student revolt
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  • 2018-11-17 19:06:35Z

Greek police clashed with young protestors in central Athens on Saturday after thousands marched to mark the anniversary of a violently quashed student uprising in 1973 that helped topple the military junta. More than 10,000 demonstrators marched peacefully through the center of Athens, which was heavily

Israel
Israel's Netanyahu says early election must be avoided
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  • 2018-11-17 19:01:41Z

Netanyahu has faced calls from his coalition members to hold a snap election after the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday. Lieberman quit over what he described as the government's too-soft policy on an upsurge of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants in the

Israel
Israel's Netanyahu to hold 'decisive' meeting on coalition
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  • 2018-11-17 18:48:16Z

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced he will hold a "decisive" meeting Sunday with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon in a final bid to avert early elections. Netanyahu's ruling coalition was left with a single seat majority in parliament after a walkout Wednesday by defence

Wreck of Argentine submarine found year after disappearance
Wreck of Argentine submarine found year after disappearance
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  • 2018-11-17 18:47:11Z

The crushed wreckage of an Argentine submarine has been located a year after it vanished into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members, in the country's worst naval disaster in decades. The Seabed Constructor, a ship owned by US search firm Ocean Infinity, made the discovery Friday,

Chechen official says only bomber dies in checkpoint attack
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  • 2018-11-17 18:44:59Z

MOSCOW (AP) - The interior minister of Chechnya says a woman detonated a vest of explosives at a checkpoint outside the capital of Grozny and she was the only person killed.

Turkey releases eight detained in probe of prominent rights activist: lawyers
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  • 2018-11-17 18:38:02Z

Police have said the 13 people detained on Friday, including two prominent academics, were accused of working with Kavala to incite the May 2013 unrest, which began as demonstrations against urban development plans at Istanbul's Gezi Park but later turned into nationwide anti-government protests.

Argentina Finds Missing Sub One Year Later But Lacks Resources To Surface It
Argentina Finds Missing Sub One Year Later But Lacks Resources To Surface It

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The Argentine government acknowledged on

Czechs rally against PM on Velvet Revolution anniversary
Czechs rally against PM on Velvet Revolution anniversary
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  • 2018-11-17 15:56:47Z

PRAGUE (AP) - Thousands of Czechs have used the anniversary of their country's 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution to rally against Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

Iraq
Iraq's president visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iraq's President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

Zverev denies Federer shot at 100th title at ATP Finals
Zverev denies Federer shot at 100th title at ATP Finals
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  • 2018-11-17 15:55:01Z

LONDON (AP) - Alexander Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title with a 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory on Saturday to advance to the championship match at the ATP Finals.

Argentine Navy submarine found a year after disappearing with 44 aboard
Argentine Navy submarine found a year after disappearing with 44 aboard
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  • 2018-11-17 15:46:48Z

The submarine ARA San Juan had a seven-day supply of air when it last reported its position on Nov. 15, 2017. The disappearance gripped the nation's attention as the government struggled to provide information about the tragedy. "We have found them," Jorge Villarreal, father of one crew

Florida official Brenda Snipes: racism 'probably' a factor in attacks against me
Florida official Brenda Snipes: racism 'probably' a factor in attacks against me

A top elections official in Florida who endured national humiliation after missing a midterms recount deadline by two minutes has told the Guardian that racism is "probably" a factor in the backlash against her. Brenda Snipes, elections supervisor of Broward county, was condemned by Republicans and Democrats after failing to submit tallies in the US Senate race between Rick Scott and Bill Nelson on schedule.

Thousands protest in Norway against restricting abortion
Thousands protest in Norway against restricting abortion
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  • 2018-11-17 14:58:18Z

In Norway's capital Oslo, the demonstrators, some pushing children in strollers, marched through the city center carrying banners with slogans such as "My body my right" and "Defend abortion". "The new law that's proposed is limiting women's rights," said Ine

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Hit With Supreme Court Challenge
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Hit With Supreme Court Challenge

President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney

Planning My Wedding Is Making Me Feel Like I've Stepped Back 50 Years
Planning My Wedding Is Making Me Feel Like I've Stepped Back 50 Years

When I got engaged last year, I expected wedding planning to be fun, if a

May
May's Brexit Crisis and Pelosi's 'Uh-Oh' Moment: Weekend Reads

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's tumble from clinching a Brexit deal to facing Cabinet walkouts and an ouster bid from rebels in her Conservative Party stole headlines in a week that also saw Donald Trump isolated in Europe. The U.S. president faced other challenges, with turmoil in Israel's government imperiling his Middle East peace plan and the Democrats weighing how aggressively to investigate his activities after taking over the House. A federal judge also ruled that the White House must restore access to CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, for now.

African leaders applaud Ethiopia prime minister for reforms
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  • 2018-11-17 12:51:48Z

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Africa's leaders applauded Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for making substantial reforms in his country as they met to consider improvements to the continent-wide body at a summit that started Saturday.

Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5
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  • 2018-11-17 12:50:49Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says that at least five police officers have been killed when their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the northwestern Badghis province.

Top Asian News 12:50 p.m. GMT
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  • 2018-11-17 12:50:48Z

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer. Pence said there would be no letup in

Merkel protégé eyes female quota for lawmakers, takes aim at dual citizenship
Merkel protégé eyes female quota for lawmakers, takes aim at dual citizenship
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  • 2018-11-17 12:40:03Z

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leading polls to succeed Angela Merkel as head of Germany's Christian Democrats, said she would consider legislation to ensure better representation of women in parliament, unless her party changed its approach. A new poll conducted for public broadcaster ARD showed 46

Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days
Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days.

Iraq president visits Iran
Iraq president visits Iran

Iraq's new President Barham Saleh made his first official visit to neighbouring Iran on Saturday, calling for "a new order in the region". Saleh met his counterpart Hassan Rouhani to discuss trade, transport links and efforts to tackle dust pollution that plagues areas on both sides of the border. "It is now time for a new order in the region that would meet the interests of all countries in it," Saleh told a Tehran news conference, according to a translation provided by Iran's state broadcaster.

Readers write: The value of 'puttering' and people-to-people diplomacy
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  • 2018-11-17 11:00:03Z

Thank you for the heartwarming Oct. 22 People Making a Difference article about Sharon Tennison's dedicated work to advance peaceful cooperation between Russia and the United States. The then-President Mikhail Gorbachev had recently declared perestroika and glasnost in Russia.

Unregulated hate speech on the internet leads to violence, War in Yemen must end, but finding peace will be hard, Iran's blasphemy law has become entrenched, US sanctions will create problems for Iran, After Merkel, German politics may lean conservative
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  • 2018-11-17 11:00:01Z

The Globe and Mail / Toronto

Mayweather
Mayweather's exhibition vs. Japanese kickboxer back on
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  • 2018-11-17 09:50:41Z

TOKYO (AP) - Floyd Mayweather's match against a Japanese kickboxer is once again on for New Year's Eve as an exhibition fight with knockouts allowed but likely no decision granted on a win or a loss.

As China-U.S. friction rises, their armies hold joint disaster drills
As China-U.S. friction rises, their armies hold joint disaster drills
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  • 2018-11-17 09:49:42Z

Relations between the world's two largest economies have plumbed new depths under U.S. President Donald Trump, who is due to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Argentina starting late this month. The exercise, held in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, comes a week after Chinese

Protester killed in accident during French road blockades
Protester killed in accident during French road blockades
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  • 2018-11-17 09:39:57Z

PARIS (Reuters) - A motorist on Saturday accidentally hit and killed a protester taking part in a campaign of road blockades across France that has been triggered by fuel tax hikes, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said. The demonstrators are trying to block motorways as well as access to fuel depots

Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov't

NEW DELHI (AP) - Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.

DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct
DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate.

Khashoggi murder: What we know about Saudi suspects
Khashoggi murder: What we know about Saudi suspects
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  • 2018-11-17 06:56:17Z

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on October 2 in his country's consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was drugged and dismembered and his remains were then removed from the consulate, the Saudi public prosecutor

Lawyer for WikiLeaks
Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange says he would fight charges
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  • 2018-11-17 06:50:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation.

Pence pulls U-turn, will stay overnight in Papua New Guinea
Pence pulls U-turn, will stay overnight in Papua New Guinea
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  • 2018-11-17 06:44:29Z

In a last-minute U-turn, US Vice President Mike Pence will spend the night in Papua New Guinea where he is attending a regional summit, changing plans to fly in and out of Australia which had led to complaints of a lack of committment. Pence had originally been due to shuttle to the APEC talks from

California wildfire death toll reaches 71 as number missing rises to 1000
California wildfire death toll reaches 71 as number missing rises to 1000

The death toll in California's wildfires climbed to 71 on Friday as the number of missing people surpassed 1000, while authorities continued the search for survivors and victims. However, Kory Honea, Butte sheriff, said the list of missing people was dynamic, and could contain the names of people who did not realise they had been reported missing. "We are still receiving calls, we're still reviewing emails," he said. President Donald Trump is expected to visit the area on Saturday to see for himself the grief and damage caused by California's most deadly wildfires. But he may face anger from locals for comments suggesting the fires could have been prevented or...

U.S. joins Australian plan to develop new Pacific naval base
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  • 2018-11-17 04:59:32Z

The plan, which comes on the heels of China's emergence as a possible developer of the deep-water site, was unveiled on Saturday at a Asia-Pacific forum hosted by Papua New Guinea (PNG) where world leaders voiced competing visions on how trade should be conducted in the region. Analysts say a Chinese

Migrants won
Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

SAN DIEGO (AP) - As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard.

Camp Fire
Camp Fire's Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74

The number of names on the missing person's list for Northern California's

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