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Tiny African kingdom of Swaziland changes its name

Breathe easy, Switzerland: The tiny African kingdom of Swaziland is changing its name.

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Russia, Syria worked to 'sanitize,' 'remove incriminating evidence' from chemical attack site, US says

The State Department announced Thursday that it has “credible information” that Russian officials are working with the Syrian government to delay a U.S. investigation into chemical attack sites in order to “sanitize” and “remove incriminating ev

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Armenian protesters to renew efforts to stop capital traffic

The leader of large protests that have roiled the capital of Armenia for a week is calling on supporters to renew efforts to paralyze traffic.

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Brazil's first black justice considers presidential run

Brazil's first black supreme court justice says he is considering a run for president in October.

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A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba

A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba: — Full name: Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez — Early life: Born April 20, 1960, and raised in central Villa Clara Province.

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Younger party official faces test as Cuba's next president

Raul Castro travels in motorcades of gleaming imported sedans.

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ISIS depicts Trump as prisoner in propaganda photo, threatens drive-by shootings

ISIS released a new propaganda photo Wednesday depicting President Trump as a prisoner, while threatening more attacks on the West.

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Prosecutors again accuse Guatemala president of corruption

Guatemalan prosecutors are again accusing President Jimmy Morales of corruption related to alleged illegal campaign financing while he was secretary general of his party.

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Russia, NATO military chiefs meet in Azerbaijan

Russia's top military officer has met with his NATO counterpart, the first such encounter since relations between Moscow and the alliance have sunk to post-Cold War lows over the Ukrainian crisis.

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Police: 2 die in light airplane crash in Northern Ireland

Police say two people have died in the crash of a light airplane in Northern Ireland.

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Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

Organizers of mass marches on Gaza's border with Israel have moved protest tent camps dozens of meters (yards) closer to the border fence, heightening the risk of more bloodshed.

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Egypt FM warn Ethiopia over Nile River dam

Egypt's foreign minister has delivered a warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building on a Nile River tributary.

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Ivory Coast ambassador Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue to UN dies

Veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations and a member of the U.N. Security Council, has died suddenly.

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Egypt exhibiting previously unseen Ptolemaic artifacts

Egypt is exhibiting artifacts from the Ptolemaic period for the first time in The Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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Attacker in Berlin skullcap case turns himself in to police

A 19-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker has turned himself in to police after his violent attack on a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in Berlin caused outrage across Germany.

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EU foreign policy chief praises Montenegro's role in Balkans

The European Union foreign policy chief has praised Montenegro's role in the volatile Balkans region, where Russia is also vying for influence.

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Cuba's Raul Castro steps down as president, lawmakers elect new leader

A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states.

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The Latest: Raul Castro had left Cuba's presidency

The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local): 9 a.m.

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Israel celebrates its 70th birthday with parties and BBQ's

Israel is celebrating 70 years since the modern Jewish state was established.

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The Latest: Iraq strikes Islamic State targets in Syria

The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Iraq says it has launched airstrikes in neighboring Syria against Islamic State militants.

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A look at Cuba at a time of political transition

Some facts about Cuba: ___ POPULATION: Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean in both area and population, with nearly 11.5 million people.

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Greek court limits travel for Turkish officer seeking asylum

Greece's highest court has imposed severe restrictions on the movements of one of eight Turkish servicemen who have applied for asylum in Greece after fleeing Turkey following a failed 2016 coup there, while he waits for a decision on his asylum applicati

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Grueling Marathon des Sables completes another edition

Under a hot desert sun and with the desolation of the Sahara all around, about 1,000 competitors from 50 countries took part in this year's Marathon des Sables, or Marathon of the Sands.

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Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma

Syrian state media say hundreds of rebels fighters in a town northeast of Damascus have handed in their weapons and started to leave under an evacuation deal.

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Italian PM in Romania for talks on Brexit

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has discussed the future of Europe after Britain leaves the European Union next year in talks with top Romanian officials.

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Suspected 9/11 recruiter for Al Qaeda captured in Syria, report says

Kurdish forces in Syria have detained a man who is believed to be a Syrian-born German jihadist suspected of recruiting some of the 9/11 hijackers to Al Qaeda, a senior Kurdish commander said.

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Berlin councilwoman wants to shut legendary Berghain club

A nationalist councilwoman in Berlin has been ridiculed online for proposing to close one of the city's most famous techno clubs because of its long opening hours as well as partygoers' drug consumption and lascivious behavior on the dance floor.

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New round of South Sudan peace talks is delayed

Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation.

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