Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash

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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000...


Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

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JERUSALEM (AP) — President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized with fever Sunday just days after undergoing surgery on his ear, an official said. The 83-year-old Abbas has endured a series of recent health scares which have revived anxiety over who will succeed him. A senior Abbas aide, speaking on...


Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that “true civil discourse” is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming. While obliquely criticizing...


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Palestinian president hospitalized with fever Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks Iraq’s al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world Britain basks in...


Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, has sought to reassure Iraqis about their next government, saying it will be “inclusive” and mindful of their needs. No single bloc won a majority in the May 12 vote,...


Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday revealed his latest picks to be cardinals in the Catholic Church, including his chief aide for helping the poor in Rome and prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority. “I am happy to announce that on June 29, I will...


Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

Iraq Sadr Squeezed by Iran

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran’s favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first. The electoral commission announced early Saturday that the militant-...


Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

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HAVANA (AP) — At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country’s worst air disaster in three decades. Island authorities said they have identified 20 bodies and recovered all human remains from the field next to Havana’s international airport...


Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

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HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline. Mexico’s government said late...


Venezuela keeps voting stations open amid light turnout

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voting centers across Venezuela’s capital appeared largely empty during Sunday’s presidential election, and authorities kept polling stations open past the official closing time while government officials offered assurances that millions turned out to vote early....


Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet

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LONDON (AP) — Unwilling to kiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding goodbye just yet, Britain basked Sunday in the scale of the spectacle as major broadcasters kept scenes from the royal nuptials on repeat along with fresh interviews with the bride’s dressmaker. The newlyweds have not been...

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