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Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet.

Hungary pulls out of U.N. agreement on global migration

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In Italy: The rise of anti-immigration, populist governments in Europe has added fuel to the debate. On Wednesday, people protested hard-line immigrat
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EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

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EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager holds a press conference on a Competition Case involving Google Android at the European Commission building, in Bru
European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps.
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Abu Dhabi awards $1.6 billion survey project to China's CNPC

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Premature baby penguin recovers after parents broke her egg

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EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

The European Union says it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if President Donald Trump puts tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.
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Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

The Philippine immigration bureau has ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies but her lawyers call the move "persecution" and say they'll appeal.
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German officials seize 77 properties in laundering probe

Berlin prosecutors say they have provisionally confiscated 77 properties in the German capital that were linked to a suspected organized crime clan during a money-laundering investigation.
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Macedonian parliament adopts declaration supporting NATO bid

Macedonia's parliament on Thursday adopted a declaration supporting the country's bid to join NATO, after the alliance formally invited it to join once it fully implements a deal recently signed with neighboring Greece changing its name to North Macedonia.
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Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

A coroner on Thursday opened an inquest into the death of a British woman who was exposed to Novichok, as British media reported that police may have identified suspects in an earlier attack on a former Russian spy using the same deadly nerve agent.
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Spanish judge drops extradition requests for 6 Catalans

A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges, including ex-regional president Carles Puigdemont.
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Turkey formally arrests televangelist, scores of followers

Turkish authorities on Thursday formally arrested a controversial Islamic televangelist and cult leader on charges that include forming a criminal gang, blackmail and sexual abuse of minors, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
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Russians protest retirement age rise, in challenge for Putin

Russians are protesting government plans to hike the retirement age, in a rare challenge to President Vladimir Putin's leadership.
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Putin chides Trump's opponents, calls summit a success

Russian President Vladimir Putin called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned Thursday that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as limiting their nuclear arsenals or ending the Syrian war.
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Syrian media: 2 besieged pro-government villages evacuated

All the residents of two Syrian pro-government villages in the country's northwest — over 7,000 people — who were besieged by the rebels for three years were evacuated on Thursday to government-held territory, Syria's state-run media reported.
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Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities.
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Global stocks drift lower as US considers more tariffs

Global stock markets drifted lower Thursday as the U.S. mulled whether to impose new tariffs on autos and auto parts. Europe said it was preparing to retaliate in kind, denting one of the key drivers of global growth.
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Spokesman says Pakistan's ex-PM jail conditions deplorable

A spokesman for the political party of Pakistan's jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the former leader is being held in deplorable conditions as he awaits the outcome of his appeal over a 10-year sentence on corruption charges.
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The Latest: Putin says US-Russia summit was successful

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Israeli police detain liberal rabbi over 'illegal' weddings

Israeli police have briefly detained a liberal rabbi in the city of Haifa over performing "illegal" Jewish weddings without authorization of the country's chief rabbinate.
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Indian forces kill 8 Maoist insurgents in forest gunbattle

Security forces killed eight Maoist insurgents, including four women, in an exchange of gunfire early Thursday in their stronghold in central India, a police officer said.
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Investor frenzy in S. Korea over Russia treasure ship rumors

A South Korean company's claim to have found a sunken Russian warship has triggered investor frenzy amid speculation the ship was carrying an enormous amount of gold when it sank 113 years ago. South Korea's financial regulator subsequently issued a warning against possible investment losses.