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August 29, 2019 - 9:45 am
(MOSCOW) — The Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, widely considered one of Russia’s most high-profile political prisoners, has reportedly been moved to a Moscow jail in anticipation of a possible prisoner exchange with Ukraine. Sentsov was arrested after Russia seized Crimea in 2014 and was...
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August 29, 2019 - 6:05 am
(ROME) -- Stromboli volcano erupted again on Wednesday, shortly after noon, spouting sand, ash and lava dashing down the steep slopes to the sea. The eruption was preceded by a loud boom followed by a large cloud, which engulfed the volcano and island and was seen kilometers away by vacationers on...
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August 29, 2019 - 5:41 am
(NEW YORK) -- The Chinese government is accused of detaining up to a million people from its Muslim population in what human rights experts are calling "re-education camps," while others call them "internment" or "concentration" camps, located throughout China's Xinjiang province. ABC News Senior...
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August 29, 2019 - 4:42 am
(GENEVA) -- An international conference on wildlife trade has agreed to impose a near-total ban on snatching African elephants from the wild to send them to zoos and other captive facilities around the world. Following days of contentious debate in Geneva, a majority of the member nations to the...
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August 28, 2019 - 8:48 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- New satellite imagery seems to confirm North Korea's recent claim that it has built a new submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear warheads. According to analysis by a Washington think tank the photos also indicate that North Korea may be preparing...
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August 28, 2019 - 8:43 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Taliban remained engaged in talks in Qatar on Wednesday, even as chief U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad prepared to head to Kabul, Afghanistan, to brief the Afghan government on a nearly finalized agreement. It could be a sign that after months of negotiation, the two...
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Anti-Brexit supporters wave flags and hold signs at College Green near the Houses of Parliament in central London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II's approval to suspend Parliament. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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August 28, 2019 - 1:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a chaotic no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II's approval to suspend Parliament. His critics were outraged. Though Johnson...
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August 28, 2019 - 1:06 pm
(CLEVELAND) -- Researchers have discovered a "remarkably complete" cranium of a human ancestor dating back 3.8 million years. The fossil, known as MRD-VP-1/1, was found in Feburary 2016 at the Woranso-Mille paleontological site in the Afar region in northern Ethiopia, and paleoanthropologists and...
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August 28, 2019 - 11:50 am
(LONDON) — Sailors in the South Pacific were surprised this month to find themselves sailing through a sea of stone. Australian couple Michael and Larissa Hoult were on their yacht en route to Fiji from Vava'u when they entered a 150-square-kilometer “pumice raft” – a floating mass of pumice stone...
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Land smolders during a forest fire in Altamira in Brazil's Amazon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The fire is very close to Kayapo indigenous land located on the Bau indigenous reserve. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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August 28, 2019 - 10:37 am
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said he has accepted four planes from Chile to help fight Amazon fires, and he accused the French president of portraying himself as "the one and only person" concerned about the environment. In criticizing French leader...
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