Police officers attend the scene after a truck, seen in rear, was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, early We

Grim find: 39 dead in one of UK's worst trafficking cases

Authorities found 39 people dead in a truck in an industrial park in England on Wednesday and arrested the driver on suspicion of murder in one of Britain's worst human-smuggling tragedies.

Boris Johnson inches toward securing Brexit but delay likely

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks in the House of Commons in London during the debate for the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill,
For a brief moment Tuesday, Brexit was within a British prime minister's grasp.

Kim orders South's buildings at resort in North be destroyed

In this Sept. 1, 2011, photo, South Korean invested villas line the coastline of the Mount Kumgang resort, also known as Diamond Mountain, in North Ko
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site.
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Trudeau: Climate and pipeline are priorities after election

A newly reelected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday Canadians want him to fight climate change but that building an oil pipeline his government bought remains a priority.
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In Egypt, 8 dead after chaotic day of heavy rains, flooding

Heavy rains that pummeled the capital of Cairo and other parts of the country, causing massive traffic jams and flooding many key roads, left at least eight people dead, including four children, authorities said Wednesday.
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Lebanon protests receive backing from religious leaders

Anti-government rallies received major support Wednesday from the country's Christian and Muslim leaders who described the weeklong protests as "a historic and exceptional popular uprising" against corruption and mismanagement and appealed to the government to meet the demands of the people.
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President says sorry but Chile faces more protests, strike

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets Chile's capital as an apology and promises of reform from President Sebastián Piñera failed to quell turmoil that has led to looting, rioting and at least 18 deaths.
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South Sudan's former child soldiers struggle to move on

When he escaped the armed group that had abducted him at the age of 15, the child soldier swore he'd never go back. But the South Sudanese teen still thinks about returning to the bush, six months after the United Nations secured his release.
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The Latest: Truck with 39 dead came to England from Belgium

The Latest on the death of 39 people in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local):
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Branson: Brexit 'saddest' event for UK since World War II

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says Brexit is the "saddest thing" that's happened to Britain and Europe since World War II.
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PM Conte defends Italy's intelligence contacts with US

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday U.S. Attorney General William Barr was seeking information about the activities of FBI agents assigned to Italy in his meetings with Italian intelligence officials this summer.
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UN expert calls for ban on Israeli products from settlements

The U.N. independent expert on human rights in the Palestinian territories called Wednesday for an international ban on all products made in Israeli settlements, as a step to potentially end Israel's 52-year-old "illegal occupation."
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Johnson's future, and UK's, rests on EU move on Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has long argued that Brexit will let Britain "take back control" from the European Union.

Former top general gets a shot at forming Israeli government

Israel's former military chief Benny Gantz was tasked Wednesday with forming the next government, but he has few options after last month's elections left him in a near tie with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Putin aims to boost Moscow's clout with Russia-Africa summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin courted dozens of leaders of African nations Wednesday at the first-ever Russia-Africa summit while a pair of nuclear-capable bombers made an unprecedented visit to the continent, reflecting Moscow's new push for clout.

Teachers who don't flee Venezuela get side gigs to survive

Daixy Aguero holds her chin up when students wander by and are surprised to find their teacher selling makeup at a weekend Caracas street market. Aguero says it's the only way she can make ends meet on a teacher's pay in Venezuela.

Leader of South Africa's leading opposition party resigns

The first black leader of South Africa's largest opposition party resigned Wednesday in a blow to efforts to shed the liberal party's image as representing the country's white minority.

Botswana votes as ruling party faces surprising challenge

Botswana faced its tightest election in history on Wednesday as the long-peaceful southern African nation wondered if the ruling party would be toppled for the first time since independence.

Spanish village gears up for dictator Franco's remains

For visitors wondering why a tranquil cemetery outside Madrid suddenly needs around-the-clock police security, the answer is simple: an empty burial space awaits the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco, who is being reunited with his wife 44 years after he died.

The Latest: Gantz tasked with forming Israeli government

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The Latest: EU lawmaker backs 3-month Brexit extension

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Byzantine church to mystery martyr unearthed near Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists have revealed an elaborately decorated Byzantine church dedicated to an anonymous martyr that was recently uncovered near Jerusalem.

AP Interview: Franco grandson blasts Spain over exhumation

The grandson of late dictator Gen. Francisco Franco said that Thursday's planned exhumation of his grandfather's body is a "profanation" and that Spain's interim government wants to turn it into a rally before a Nov. 10 general election.