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Mexico readies for Central American migrants at south border

Mexico readies for Central American migrants at south border

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January 17, 2020 at 3:22 pm

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Border security forces in southern Mexico were preparing Friday for the expected arrival of hundreds of Central Americans traveling through Guatemala and vowed to preven...

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IOC, Paralympics join Russian doping court case

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January 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm | BONN, Germany (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee want to have a say on Russia's doping ban. With Russia facing a four-year ban on its name and a...

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Officials, activists: 2 Iraqi protesters killed in Baghdad

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January 17, 2020 at 1:15 pm | BAGHDAD (AP) — Two protesters were killed and over a dozen wounded in central Baghdad on Friday in renewed violence between anti-government demonstrators and Iraqi security forces, activists and offi...

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Ukrainian president rejects prime minister's resignation

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January 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm | KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected his prime minister's offer to resign and asked him to stay on the job Friday after he was caught on tape saying Zelenskiy — a for...

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China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

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January 17, 2020 at 10:10 am | BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said a U.S.-Chinese trade truce might help to revive cons...

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Brazilian minister is fired after comments linked to Nazis

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January 17, 2020 at 9:59 am | RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian culture secretary Roberto Alvim was fired on Friday after using phrases similar to some used by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Alvim made the comments while discus...

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'Days of God': A look at Iran's mounting crises

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January 17, 2020 at 9:13 am | DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says his nation is living through “days of God.” The Islamic Republic has been reeling from one crisis to another, from the targeted killi...

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Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

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January 17, 2020 at 7:02 am | ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerabl...

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South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier

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January 17, 2020 at 7:53 am | SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a solider who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, officia...

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