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FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. South Sudan's committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while the country's peace deal suffers from an alleged lack of funds, according to internal documents seen by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
April 03, 2019 - 7:28 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — South Sudan's president and opposition leader are expected to travel to the Vatican next week for what the Holy See says is a "spiritual retreat" and opposition officials say is an effort to help implement the country's peace deal. Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti confirmed...
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April 03, 2019 - 1:43 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Police say a man who apparently killed himself during a standoff with police in Christchurch, New Zealand, had posed a "significant threat" to the community and supported the actions of the mosque gunman, although he didn't have a direct connection to him. Police on...
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Australian senator Fraser Anning arrives in the chamber at the start of the senate session Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Parliament House in Canberra. Anning, whose comments about the New Zealand mosque shootings led to him having an egg cracked on his head by a teenage boy has faced a stinging attack in the first sitting of Australia's Parliament since last month's attacks. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
April 02, 2019 - 9:35 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator was censured by his colleagues on Wednesday for seeking to blame the victims of last month's mosque shootings and vilify Muslims. Sen. Fraser Anning was the target of widespread condemnation for blaming the attack in New Zealand on immigration...
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Val Finnell, left, gives a thumbs down, as others applaud after the Pittsburgh City Council voted 6-3 to pass gun-control legislation, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The bill, introduced in the wake of the synagogue massacre last October, places restrictions on military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle that authorities say was used in the attack that killed 11 and wounded seven. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 02, 2019 - 6:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year's synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms. After taking an initial vote last week, the all-...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Trudeau says former Cabinet minister Jane Philpott has also been kicked out of the Liberal Party caucus. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 6:47 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ousted Canada's former attorney general and another ex-minister from the Liberal party caucus Tuesday amid a scandal that has rocked his government in an election year. Trudeau cited repeated questioning of his leadership as well as the fact that former...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018 file photo, a migrant woman helps carry a handmade U.S. flag up the riverbank at the Mexico-U.S. border after getting past Mexican police at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, as a group of migrants tries to reach the U.S. Activists, officials and social workers in Central America were staggered by the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump thinks he will help reduce immigration, by cutting off nearly $500 million in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador; exactly the opposite will happen, they say. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
April 02, 2019 - 4:43 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Government officials, aid workers and activists in Central America are mystified by U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to cut off nearly $500 million in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to what he calls an immigration crisis. Over time, they...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 29, 2019 file photo, Pope Francis attends an audience with participants of a course on the Internal Forum promoted by the Apostolic Penitentiary Court, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican. Pope Francis said on Tuesday April 2, 2019, women have "legitimate claims" to seek more justice and equality in the Catholic Church, but has stopped short of endorsing more sweeping calls from his own bishops to give women decision-making roles. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
April 02, 2019 - 5:08 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Tuesday women have "legitimate claims" to seek more justice and equality in the Catholic Church, but stopped short of endorsing more sweeping calls from his own bishops to recognize the "urgency of an inevitable change" to give them leadership roles. Francis...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017 file photo, a member of British Library staff poses for a picture with Harry Potter books published in several languages at the "Harry Potter - A History of Magic" exhibition at the British Library, in London. Priests at a Catholic parish in northern Poland have burned books, including the “Harry Potter” series, and other items that their owners said had evil forces. Images from the burning at Gdansk’s Mother of Church parish on Sunday March 31, 2019, were posted on Facebook by a Catholic foundation that uses unconventional ways of religious work. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
April 01, 2019 - 1:23 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Priests at a Catholic parish in northern Poland have drawn criticism after they burned books, including from the "Harry Potter" series, and other items that their owners said had evil forces. Images from the burning at Gdansk's Mother of Church parish on Sunday were posted on...
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April 01, 2019 - 6:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Jehovah's Witnesses say one of their followers has been fined 350,000 rubles ($5,350) in Russia on an extremism charge related to his membership in the religious group. The group says Sergei Skrynnikov was found guilty by a court in the Russian city of Oryol of participating in the...
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This 2017 photo provided by the Museum of Northern Arizona shows an unidentified man wearing a headpiece fashioned out of an animal hide at the Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture in Flagstaff, Ariz. The hide did not come from a state wildlife repository, but the photo shows how Native Americans use animal parts for religious and cultural purposes. Arizona wildlife officials are on the lookout for bear, bison, badger and other carcasses for Native Americans' religious and cultural use under a unique new program that allows tribes to make requests for various animal parts. (Ryan Williams/Museum of Northern Arizona via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 12:58 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Native American tribes on the hunt for animal hides, antlers, teeth and other parts for cultural and religious use have a unique new resource: the state's wildlife agency. A recently launched program allows Arizona's nearly two dozen tribes to make requests to the...
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