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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday

Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.

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Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 at police checkpoint

An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province.

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5 killed, multiple missing after boat accident in China

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV says five people have died and others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing 60 people to fall into the water.

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The Latest: UN envoy encouraged Russia backs Geneva process

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:30 p.m.

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Syria's Damascus region to see thousands more evacuations

Syrian state media says rebels have started to evacuate three towns in the eastern Qalamoun region in the Damascus countryside.

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Myanmar evicts family of officer who testified on entrapment

Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who testified that he and others had been ordered to entrap two reporters working for the Reuters news agency who are facing charges that could get them up to 14 years in prison, the office

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The Latest: Israeli DM blames Hamas for boy's death

The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Israel's defense minister says Gaza's Hamas rulers are the "only culprits" in the death of a Palestinian boy who was killed by Israeli army fire in protests on the Gaza-Israe

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India seeks death penalty for rape of girls under 12

India's government has decided to prescribe the death penalty for people convicted of raping girls under the age of 12 to combat an increase in crimes against women.

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Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

The International Committee of the Red Cross says a staff member has been killed in a shooting in Yemen.

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Malaysian police say Palestinian gunned down in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian police say a Palestinian man was fatally shot by two assailants on a motorbike as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers.

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North Korea reportedly assured Pompeo that release of 3 detainees could be joined with upcoming summit

In his meeting earlier this month with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, CIA Director Mike Pompeo was assured that a planned summit between Kim and President Trump could be joined with the release of three detained U.S. citizens, The Wall Street Journal

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North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said.

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North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.

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Raul Castro acts like he's retiring though future unclear

Raul Castro was relaxed as he gave a 90-minute speech handing over the presidency to his hand-picked successor, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

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3 killed in protests over Nicaraguan social security reform

Police in Nicaragua say a police officer, protester and pro-government activist have been killed in clashes over a planned social security reform.

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40,000 gather in Armenia to demand leader's resignation

About 40,000 demonstrators have gathered in Armenia's capital as a week of protests against the country's new prime minister showed no sign of dissipating.

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Greece: Man electrocuted at rail depot thought to be migrant

Police in Greece say a man was killed after he came into contact with an overhead power line at a freight train depot.

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Knife-wielding monk seal pup spotted on Hawaii beach

Hawaiian officials are warning beachgoers after a monk seal pup was spotted on a local beach with a knife in its mouth.

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8 convicted in long-running trial over Mafia-govt collusion

A court in Palermo has convicted eight defendants, including a close associate of Silvio Berlusconi, on charges showing collusion between the Sicilian Mafia and the government during the early 1990s.

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Remains of Czech cardinal return home from Vatican

The remains of a Czech cardinal who faced persecution from the Nazis and Communists have been returned to his homeland from the Vatican almost 50 years after his death.

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Talks to form new Czech coalition government to renew

The leftist Social Democrats say they have agreed to return to talks to form a new Czech government with populist billionaire Andrej Babis and his political group.

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Ex-rebel leader in Colombia relocates amid talk of arrest

The former chief peace negotiator for Colombia's FARC rebel movement has decided to relocate to a rural camp for ex-guerrillas amid speculation he could soon be arrested as part of a U.S. drug investigation.

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Board votes to double tuition at Puerto Rico university

A majority of federal control board members have voted to more than double tuition at Puerto Rico's largest public university.

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Furniture designers explore what it is to be sustainable

Designers are confronting what it means to be sustainable at the Milan Furniture Show.

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Turkish lawmakers approve early elections called by Erdogan

Turkey's parliament has approved holding the country's presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria.

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Al-Qaida claims deadly attack on French, UN forces in Mali

Al-Qaida extremists have claimed responsibility for an attack in northern Mali that killed a U.N. peacekeeper and wounded seven French soldiers.

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Mexican Congress votes to remove politicians' legal immunity

The lower house of Mexico's Congress has voted to remove the immunity from prosecution protection extended to every public office in the country.

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Pakistan: Armed men rob, harass prominent right activist

A prominent Pakistani rights group says armed men have raided the house of one of its editors, harassing her and stealing her laptop, two hard drives and two cell phones, as well as some jewelry and cash.

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Indian opposition parties seek impeachment of chief justice

India's main opposition parties are seeking to impeach the country's top judge, accusing him of misuse of authority and acting under government pressure.

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The Latest: Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth

The Latest on the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (all times local): 1:55 p.m. British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as head of the 53-nation group.

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