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Brazilian judge seizes $2.8 million in Silva's pension funds

APTOPIX Brazil Protest

SAO PAULO (AP) — A judge in Brazil on Thursday ordered the seizure of more than $2.8 million in...

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AP: Brazilians detail abuses by US church, shattered lives

Broken Faith Brazil Roots

SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, Brazil (AP) — At the Word of Faith Fellowship churches in the Brazilian cities of Sao Joaquim de Bicas and Franco da Rocha, the signs of broken families are everywhere: parents separated from their children, siblings who no longer speak, grandparents who wonder if they will...


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Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home

Britain Sick Baby

LONDON (AP) — Charlie Gard’s parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye. The mother of the critically ill baby at the center of an international medical and legal battle returned to London’s High Court on...


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US students experience Japan culture firsthand

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. About 30 American high school students studying Japanese culture and language enjoyed a firsthand experience of the nation on Monday in Tokyo’s Asakusa and Akihabara areas, dipping into Japan’s traditions and pop culture. The students are prize winners in the...


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US, Iranian warships have another close encounter in the Persian Gulf

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired a warning shot at an Iranian military ship Tuesday as it made an alarmingly fast and close approach in the Persian Gulf, marking the latest aggressive encounter between the two adversaries. The unidentified Iranian Revolutionary Guard...


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US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran’s hard-line...


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Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions

Israel Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim leaders urged the faithful Tuesday to keep up their prayer protests and avoid entering a contested Jerusalem shrine, even after Israel dismantled metal detectors that initially triggered the tensions. Israel said it would replace the metal detectors with new security...


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US, Iranian warships have another close encounter in the Persian Gulf

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired a warning shot at an Iranian military ship Tuesday as it made an alarmingly fast and close approach in the Persian Gulf, marking the latest aggressive encounter between the two adversaries. The unidentified Iranian Revolutionary Guard...


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US, Iranian warships have another close encounter in the Persian Gulf

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired on an Iranian military ship Tuesday as it made an alarmingly fast and close approach in the Persian Gulf, marking the latest aggressive encounter between the two adversaries. The unidentified Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessel got...


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So Poland's president surprised everyone, vetoing two bills that threatened the courts'

Special To The Washington Post. On Monday morning, Polish President Andrzej Duda surprised everyone by vetoing two of three bills that would have curtailed judicial independence in Poland. Duda rejected the bill allowing the government to remove and replace Supreme Court justices, which passed both...


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New UAE documentary claims Qatar complicit in Sept. 11 attacks

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. Deported camels. Rerouted planes. Just when you thought the Gulf crisis couldn’t get any more absurd, a media outlet linked to the Abu Dhabi ruling family has announced the release of a documentary claiming that Qatar was behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Sky News...


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