Day: October 8, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Thai artisans prepare complex for king’s funeral

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai artists and craftsmen are putting the finishing touches on an elaborate crematorium complex ahead of the funeral of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years before his death on Oct. 13, 2016….

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Sao Paulo struggles to end ‘Crackland’ drug market

SAO PAULO (AP) — Every day, the addicts who occupy "Crackland," a square in the center of Sao Paulo where drugs are sold and smoked in broad daylight, pick up their blankets and tents and move across the street to let city san…

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French president inaugurates major Picasso exhibition

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has inaugurated a major Picasso exhibition in Paris, focusing on one key year in the Spanish master's art and life….

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Egypt’s UNESCO candidate not qualified, says rights lawyer

CAIRO (AP) — A top Egyptian rights lawyer said on Sunday the country's candidate for UNESCO's top job was not qualified for the post because of her silence and "sometimes complicity" in some of the government…

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Admirers honor ‘Che’ Guevara 50 years after his death

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A little band of guerrillas had been on the run through rugged, mountainous terrain, struggling unsuccessfully to build support among the indigenous people of rural Bolivia as a step toward a global socialist revolution….

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A weakening Nate brings burst of flooding, power outages

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage wreaked by series of hurricanes that hit the southern U…

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Hundreds protest to free Morocco’s northern activists

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Hundreds of people from around Morocco protested on Sunday in the nation's economic capital, Casablanca, to demand freedom for activists jailed for their roles in a protest movement that took off a year ago i…

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Death toll rises to 7 in gas station explosions in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A pair of explosions at a gas station in Ghana that sent a fiery mushroom cloud into the night sky has killed at least seven people and left 68 others hospitalized, authorities said Sunday….

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It’s not independence, but Syria’s Kurds entrench self-rule

BEIRUT (AP) — Adnan Hassan, a Syrian Kurd, finally has hope for himself and his people….

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Abe says Japan fully behind US on pressuring North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that his government fully supports the U.S. stance on pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, with all options on the table….

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